Grand Slam Charters – 23'

Are you ready to try your hand at the inshore Grand Slam? Here is a great opportunity to target the 4 species that make up this collection of awesome game fish. You’ll test your skills and have a great time doing so.

You’ll spend the day with Captain Kester Herbert. With decades of experience under his belt, he knows where to go to give you the best chance of achieving your grand slam. For those that just want to fish in these incredible waters without going after the inshore slam, that’s completely fine too! There is something for everybody. 

Step on board his 23’ custom flats boat. You and 2 fishing friends will have enough space to fish comfortably at the same time. This boat has a 130 HP Yamaha engine, which will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. The fishfinder and Capt. Kester’s extensive knowledge will do the rest, keeping you on top of the fish throughout your trip.

You’ll be targeting Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, and even a Jack Crevalle or two. If you’re not going after the slam, then these are still great fish to target. Tarpon is notorious for breaking free in over 60% of cases, so to reel the Silver King in is a big accomplishment – you’ll definitely have bragging rights after that!

All rods and reels are included, and are top quality Penn and Shimano. You are more than welcome to bring along your own lucky rod along. You can also bring along food and drink – you’ll need to keep your energy up. Toddlers and babies are not allowed on this trip, but children who can hold a rod are welcome.

Over the years running these charters, Capt. Kester has had 15 people achieve the Grand Slam on fly fishing and 22 so far on spinning gear. There have been 3 double Grand Slam in a 1/2 day trip – you never know what bite, so come and try your luck!

There is no better time to book. Achieve your fishing dreams today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Spend the day targeting Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, and Permit. All fishing equipment is included, but you are welcome to bring along your own lucky rods. You should bring a packed lunch with you – you'll need to keep your energy up! You won't need a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    This trip is great for people that want to get a great taste of inshore fishing. Target Snook, Jack Crevalle, and many more – maybe even a Tarpon! All rods and reels are included, and you do not need to purchase a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    This is perfect for people who wish to fish but are not a fan of getting up too early! You'll target Snook and Jack Crevalle, and maybe even try to battle a Tarpon or two. All fishing equipment is included, and you do not need to purchase a fishing license.

About the Captain

Kester Herbert
Crown Point, Trinidad and Tobago
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2015
I'm a quiet 43 year-old resident of Tobago with lots of fishing experience. Fishing is something I have always done – when I was a lad, it kept getting me in trouble with my mother, because I always ran away to fish! Fortunately, I have now made fishing my profession. It's all about being on the water having fun and making sure that my customers are happy at the end of their fishing day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom Built Flat-Bottom Boat (Skiff) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 130HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.46
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Jeffrey H.
Scarborough, TOB
 5.00
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Half day PM

VERIFIED   February 11, 2020
kester is knowledgeable and delightful. we were having poor luck due to choppy waves and heavy clouds but kester made adjustments...
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Jeffrey G.
Peterborough, NH
 4.67
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Full day trip on the flats

VERIFIED   December 26, 2018
Kester is a very knowledgeable and capable captain that cares passionately about the fishery in Tobago. He work hard to put...
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Frederick D.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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Two full days with Kester

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
Kester is very knowledgeable and did a great job finding fish. Also helped with rigging our rods with leaders. We caught...
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Nick R.
Roxborough, TOB
 4.67
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VERIFIED   December 6, 2018
Kester is an amazing guide and great guy. The fishing was hard and even Kester was astonished by the lack of fish on the flats....
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Rick O.
San Fernando, SFO
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
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