Marlin Madness

(8) In demand!
Doctor's Cave Beach, Montego B…
Montego Bay, Jamaica

If you’re dreaming of hooking a big one and reeling in your personal best, you don’t have to go to the remote islands of the Pacific or Atlantic for amazing offshore fishing. Everything you need is at your doorstep, right here in Montego Bay, with Marlin Madness leading the way.

Climb aboard Captain David Charley’s boat, an impressive 42’ Bertram offshore sport fisherman. She’s quite roomy and allows for 6 anglers to fish in comfort, without worrying about crowding a certain side of the boat. You can recharge your batteries between epic fights inside the spacious cabin where you have a full-head toilet and kitchen for added comfort.

She’s fully equipped to give you an edge when going after pelagic beasts too. A flybridge allows you to spot top-feeding fish from far away. Outriggers and downriggers extend your reach and let you set more lines when trolling, perfect for going after Marlin, Mahi Mahi, or Barracuda. Once you hook a big boy, strap in the onboard fighting chair and let the battle start!

Capt. David is an avid angler – he frequently participates in local tournaments and carries home the victory! He’ll lend his vast experience to you on any trip, whether you’re going after a Blacktip Shark or Yellowfin Tuna he’ll give you the know-how to reel one in. If you’re feeling adventurous you can try kite fishing – it’s a fantastic way of fishing for Sailfish!

You will be provided with all the required equipment on this charter. There’s no minimum age for kids and the captain will provide PFDs in all sizes. You can also expect snacks and drinks on trips, to keep your energy up. Longer trips even include a light lunch.

So, if you’re ready for an adrenaline rush as you battle a big beast from the blue, book a trip with Marlin Madness – you’ll see just why they’re named the way they are!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    There aren't many things that can clear a person's mind more than spending a full day in the gorgeous waters of Montego Bay, going after prestigious predators. This trip does just that! You'll go after White and Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blacktip Shark, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else you run into.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    If 4 hours of fishing just isn't enough, go for 2 more! This trip will take you offshore where you will target White and Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blacktip Sharks, Yellowfin Tuna, and many others. The captain will supply you with all the required equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for the right way to start your day off, fishing is just the answer! You'll go after a wide range of species like Sharks, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Bonito, and anything else you run into!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Stress piling on? Melt it away with this excellent afternoon fishing trip. You will cast off and target a wide range of gorgeous species like Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Sharks, Tunas, Wahoo, maybe even a Marlin if you run into one!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Shark (Blacktip)
Tuna (Yellowfin)


Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 600HP Caterpillar engines.

42 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Montego Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

David Charley
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Member since July 2015
Captain David Charley has started his love story with fishing when he was a kid. He'd often miss school just to go fishing. That passion hasn't shrunk with age, he grew up to be an avid angler and very fine captain. Frequently competing (and winning!) local tournaments, he's constantly trying to improve his skills. Those skills are put to good use on charter trips with him, as he'll gladly share his know-how to make sure you have the most fun possible!
Response time: 16 hours
Response rate: 75%

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Customer Reviews

4.08 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Good trip.
Stayed busy reelin most of the morning.

Fished July 24, 2018
David Charley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 25, 2018

Glad you had a great day fishing with us

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Fished July 10, 2018
David Charley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2018

The seas were 2 to 4 feet NOT 6 to 10 feet we
Would not have sent out the boat in such seas
If it was so bad the captain would have brought
You back to port . But you never asked the
Captain so it could not have been that bad

We are so sorry you did not enjoy your day with us.

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Lived up to name! From pick up to return great job.
40mins into trip we caught this marlin.  Crew worked very hard changing lures and checking lines. 
Have been on many a marlin fishing trip where this did not occur.  They broke my streak!! First marlin landed!!
Highly recommend!
When in Jamaica book marlin madness

Fished June 19, 2018
David Charley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 20, 2018

Hi Randy

This is Capt. Peter I am glad you enjoyed your trip with us and it was nice having you aboard marlin madness and I am so pleased that we got you your dream fish which was a beautiful Blue Marlin.

From the crew of marlin madness
Tight lines.

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