Billy Bones Fishing Charters

Explore the crystal clear waters of Sint Maarten with Billy Bones Fishing Charters! Join Captain Jim who’s been fishing in the area his whole life and knows every trick from the book. He’ll help you catch the fish of your dreams, get better at something new, and have fun doing it. Leave the beach behind and explore everything that deeper waters have to offer.

You’ll be fishing on a 25’ Mako boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines and reaches the maximum speed of 30 knots. Besides modern navigational electronics and safety gear, the boat also features a cooler and snorkeling gear. It’s hard to resist the temptation of jumping into this beautiful water, so the captain makes sure you have the equipment for an even better experience.

There are all kinds of nearshore and offshore species you can go after, such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, Almaco Jack, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more. Combine trolling and bottom fishing to get a chance for all species and see which technique you prefer. You can release the catch or share it with the crew.

All fishing equipment and water are included in the price. You’ll need to prepare your fishing license and pack some food and your sun protection. It’s recommended to take your medicine before you start the trip in case you get seasick.

Billy Bones Fishing Charters offers full day and half day trips year-round. Set a date and join the captain for a new adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    For this trip, you'll spend half of the time trolling and the other half bottom fishing. Target Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and many more. All fishing equipment is included in the price but you need to prepare your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip lasts for 6.5 hours and you choose the technique. Go trolling and bottom fishing as much as you like and target Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and many other nearshore and offshore species.
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About the Charter Operator

Billy Bones Fishing Charters
Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
15 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2020
Captain Billy has been fishing in the area his whole life and knows every good fishing spot there is. He specializes in trolling and bottom fishing. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack (Almaco) Almaco Jack

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (4)
Trip with Captain Jim
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Whole day trip Captain Jim
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
40%
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Julie P.
Salem, VA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 25, 2022
Well, the people and boat was really nice. If I had known we could not go out to the drop for deep sea fishing I would have...
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Krystyna L.
Waukesha, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Kirk!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 15, 2022
You win some and you lose some. Caught a barracuda! Great experience. Jim Kirk was great!
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Vince A.
Hillsborough Township, NJ
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 27, 2022
Jim Kirk did a great job although the fish did not cooperate. No action offshore at all. Inshore was better with a few small...
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Tom M.
Eddington, PA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on August 2, 2022
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Sarah T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 22, 2022
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FAQs about Billy Bones Fishing Charters

Billy Bones Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Billy Bones Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Billy Bones Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Billy Bones Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Billy Bones Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Billy Bones Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Longtail)
  • Wahoo