Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

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Centro Maritimo Pesquero, Parq…
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Seagull (Catamaran) originally built in 2000 and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 70HP Suzuki engines .

20 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Penn & Shimano
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Cubera)


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 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!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
If needed.
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Shimano, Penn
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
gratuities will be greatly appreciated.
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Always welcome.
You Keep Catch
According with rules and regulations.
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Captain

Luis Burgos
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since September 2015
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!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

San Juan Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews

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Captain Luis did a phenomenal job of getting us on fish on what started as a slow morning. He was able to adjust our fishing approach, change our location and get us into the fish. By the end of the trip my wife and I caught Tarpon, Barracuda, and Jack. As a guy who has a real passion for fishing I appreciate the ability to adjust and execute the way that Luis did. Not only that, but his expertise went beyond fishing.

He gave us a brief, but interesting history lesson on Puerto Rico and was able to point out many areas of interest from the bay. This gave us a different perspective on the island and helped us to plan the rest of our day. Thanks Luis, the pizza was awesome!

Luis made a great fishing trip into an awesome experience. I highly recommend this trip to anyone that enjoys boating and fishing.

Dewayne Steele  • Fished Sep 27, 2016
Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 28, 2016

Thank you Dewayne for taking the time to review us.  So grateful and humbled by your words but even more about having giving us the opportunity to serve you.  I really enjoyed your company and the conversations that we had, specially about the perfect timing when your daughter received the first catch of your trip, which allowed her to share the moment with her friends :)

Hope you and your lovely wife Mandy enjoy your new fishing stories with family and friends for years to come and it was an honor to colaborate a little towards those special moments.  Enjoy the rest of your well deserved time and vacation together.  Say hi to the kids from me and let them know that they have one of the best anglers as parents in my book :)

One more very important thing: Thank you for your support to this noble cause, since part of your booking will go towards kids that will take part of our different angling community efforts and programs. 

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

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Capt Luis is great at what he does!  He told us all of the fishing conditions and he was spot on!  Morning tarpon fishing was super!  We reeled in about 20 in under 2 hours!  Then we went to catch our hair using a sabiki rig and he guided us through that with no problem!  Then we headed to the bay for the remaining time.  Fishing there was a bit slower but hit on a few more fish.  And he told us that the fishing was that way a few days before so we were prepared.  This was a great fishing trip and capt Luis was very personable and friendly!  We had a wonderful time spending half a day with him!

Paul Rubert • Fished Sep 07, 2016
Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 15, 2016

Hey Paul & Marisol!

Grateful for your great review, for choosing us and that way allowing us to serve you so you can experience what Puerto Rico’s sport fishing has to offer and for your support towards this good cause.

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

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This is the best fishing excursion we have ever been on!!! Luis is kind, compassionate, and very hospitable.  Snacks and refreshments were provided as well as the opportunity to fish in many different locations in the bay.  We had a very successful day of fishing and would recommend this trip to anyone…not just for tourist.  Luis was full of information about San Juan and gave us some amazing recommendations for places and things to see and do. The best thing about our trip is finding out that the Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters is a program that gives back to the less fortunate kids from the surrounding communities by being great mentors and teaching them the life skill of fishing.  We would recommend this trip to everyone.

Tiffany Koltermann • Fished Aug 17, 2016
Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 30, 2016

Hello Tiffany and thank you for your review.  We are humbled by your kind words and grateful fir allowing us to serve you.  Hope to see you out here again.

Gracias amiga;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

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Fishing Reports

Blue Marlin Season up and Running

October 08, 2016

Blue Marlin Season is looking good. I was able to take some time off to fish a Blue Malin Tourney this weekend at the West Coast of Puerto Rico and thank God, we where able to capitalize on the… Read Full Report →

Slow Start with an Explosive Ending

September 26, 2016

Great day at the Bay this morning. What started as a slow morning ended up with an explosive Magic Hour. That's one of the things that makes fishing so special! The combination of the end of a Tropical System… Read Full Report →


  • Centro Maritimo Pesquero, Parque Central San Juan, PR, San Juan
    00908, Puerto Rico