Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

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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
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Add another hour at a special price to your Half Day outing. 5 hours of fishing. Enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

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

Snook
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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift 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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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.

About the Captain

Luis Burgos
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since September 2015
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Born and raised around the local waters of San Juan, PR. and have 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! Lol. From there I gradually graduated to fishing inshore and deep sea fishing as a USCG Certified 100 ton Captain and as a tournament angler. Experiences like beeing part of fishing teams with multiple 1st places wins and being Director of some of the main fishing tournaments of the island, will contribute towards building memories for you, your friends and/or family that will last a lifetime. Now when looking back, feeling pretty grateful and decided to found the Caribbean Fishing Academy with the purpose of teaming up with great people to help get kids off the streets and promote a better quality of life through fishing. Part of your booking is going towards this good cause. Gracias amigos!
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4.95
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Sunrise fishing
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94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Aaron H.
Celina, OH
 5.00
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Best thing ever

VERIFIED   NEW  February 18, 2019
Amazing day to say the least. Captain Luis was extremely educational on how to properly catch fish. He was also very informative...
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Thomas G.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Fantastic trip, even if no big fish caught

VERIFIED   September 10, 2018
What a great trip. The lack of fish was not on Captain Luis, but on us: he warned us going in that the time of day...
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Jason M.
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 5.00
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5 hour trip with Captain Luis

VERIFIED   September 4, 2018
We went out with Capt Luis for a 5 hour trip and definitley recommend him. He is very knowledgeable about fishing, boating,...
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Eric P.
North Highlands, California
 5.00
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Eco-Tour & Fishing Trip w/ Captain Luis Burgos

VERIFIED   April 16, 2018
We took an Eco-Tour & fishing trip with Capt. Luis. It was a great trip. We met with Capt. Luis in the morning at the dock...
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Matthew T.
Peachtree City, GA
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Stalks fish like a predator

VERIFIED   November 10, 2018
Yeah, this is the guy in PR. We had such a blast we booked a trip for the next day too. Luis is a great guide with...
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