Marlin Madness

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)
      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)
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

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

Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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
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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: 15 hours
Response rate: 78%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.08
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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6 hours
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+4
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Randy Reinhardt
Greenwood, SC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 19, 2018
Lived up to name! From pick up to return great job. 40mins into trip we caught this marlin.  Crew worked very hard...
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Chase Grissom
United States
 4.33
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6 hours

VERIFIED   July 24, 2018
Good trip. Stayed busy reelin most of the morning.
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Jeremy Schmidt
Kingston, 01
 3.33
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Half day Morning

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
I feel they tried to get us fish, we just picked a bad day.  Had a couple hits, just didn’t hook up.  We went out...
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David Mckean
Denver, Colorado
 4.00
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 24, 2017
Six tuna and 1 white marlin, they lived up to their name, Marlin Madness
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Ed Faunce
Kingston, Kingston
 5.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 31, 2017
Mate worked hard trying every type of lures. Captain worked hard trying to find the fish. At the end of the 4 hour trip...
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