Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Hi Amigos! 

Caribbean Fishing Academy welcomes you aboard to experience the stunning and productive fishing grounds of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Goal:
To show you the best of Puerto Rico’s consistently productive fishing grounds by adjusting to the different bite patterns and customizing your trip to suit you, whether you are a first time fisherman or woman, or a pro looking for a trophy catch. This means you will have a worthwhile day out in one of the most beautiful and unique bay systems in the Caribbean. The company will strive to make your day as productive and fun as possible, potentially making it the most enjoyable and memorable part of your vacation. This is their way of saying thank you.

The Captain:
A OUPV 100 ton USCG Certified Captain who has more than 35 years experience. A professional and knowledgeable captain, he founded his charter fishing business as a way of funding his non profit organisation that provides fishing instruction to kids to keep them off the streets. His proven hands-on curriculum has been showing great results since he started the charity in 2013.

The Boat:
The most spacious and comfortable tournament-grade center console boat on the bay. This 20 ft Catamaran features a convenient T-Top for shade and twin engines for security and speed. Garmin and Lowrance electronics are fitted on board to ensure a quality sport and/ or recreational fishing experience.

The Location:
On the same bay where the cruise ships dock, just six miles away from the San Juan International Airport and within easy reach of Isla Verde and Condado.

What’s Included:
Your trip will include full insurance, free transportation, quality tackle, fishing licenses, bait, a cooler with plenty of ice and refreshments for your trip.  Snacks and food are available upon request. 

Giving back:
Part of your proceeds will benefit the Caribbean Fishing Academy’s community outreach efforts and mission through fishing.

Fish On!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Same as Half Day AM/PM packages that we offer but with two more hours. Sorry, no free transportation to the dock available when booking through any booking company. Fishing with purpose: Part of your booking will help fund our angling outreach program for local kids. Gracias! Other times available upon request.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    Same as Half Day AM/PM packages that we offer but with two more hours. Sorry, no free transportation to the dock available when booking through any booking company. Fishing with purpose: Part of your booking will help fund our angling outreach program for local kids. Gracias! Other times available upon request.
  • Private trip
    Half Day with Extra Hour Special
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Add another hour at a special price to your Half Day outing. 5 hours of fishing. Enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Our most popular fishing package. You will be taken to productive inshore spots full of Caribbean flare aboard a tournament grade vessel for Tarpon, Snook, Kingfish, Snappers and/or more. Included: Experienced Guide, quality gear, bait, gas, drinks, ice, fishing license and plenty of shade. Sorry, no free transportation to the dock when booking through any booking company. Fishing with purpose: Part of your booking will help fund our angling outreach program for local kids. Gracias!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Our most popular fishing package. You will be taken to productive inshore spots full of Caribbean flare aboard a tournament grade vessel for Tarpon, Snook, Kingfish, Snappers and/or more. Included: Experienced Guide, quality gear, bait, gas, drinks, ice, fishing license and plenty of shade. Sorry, no free transportation to the dock when booking through any booking company. Fishing with purpose: Part of your booking will help fund our angling outreach program for local kids. Gracias!
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About the Captain

Luis Burgos
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Angler's Choice
86 Fishing Reports
111 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2015
I was born and raised around the waters of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and I've been fishing since I was in diapers. I started fishing with aluminum cans as a fishing pole and after catching my first fish I was hooked and it was with a Sardine. Now, that's the bait of choice for our inshore outings. From there, I worked my way from inshore to deep sea fishing as a USCG Certified 100 ton Captain and as a tournament angler. I was a part of several winning fishing teams and an organizer of some of the main fishing tournaments on the island. My ample experience enables me to put you on the best bite, so that you can share beautiful memories with your friends and family. I am very grateful for everything I have, which is why I decided to create the Caribbean Fishing Academy. Its main purpose will be to team up with great anglers and help get kids off the streets by promoting a better quality of life through fishing. A part of your booking is going towards this good cause.

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Seagull (Catamaran) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 90HP Suzuki engines.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 110 reviews
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Half day with captain Luis
First fish. Best Captain you could ask for. Caring
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106
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Damien D.
Sandy, UT
 5.00
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Half day with captain Luis

VERIFIED   January 13, 2020
We went during the earthquakes and it was a stormy day with big surf and high winds. Luis was was a pro and found the bite...
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Sean C.
Plainfield, IL
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VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
On a tarpon within the first 1/2 hour! Fishing was a little slow, but Luis was patient and accommodating! We would definitely...
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Kassia S.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 12, 2019
Man it was crazy awesome. Caught 2 tarpons, snook, baricuda and it was the time of my life. Definitely recommend this. Captain...
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Marc F.
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day afternoon. Captain said bite is on and he knows.

VERIFIED   December 4, 2019
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Aurora, CO
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3/4 day trip with CPT Luis

VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
In the small amount of time that I spent in Puerto Rico, I went out on a couple of different charters. The trip that I went...
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