Island Dog Water Sports invites you down to Ocho Rios, Jamaica to explore the unbeatable aquatic opportunities the area has to offer. Whether you want to have some fun on your next vacation or want to wet a line, there is a trip for you.

The crew takes the business of deep sea fishing pretty seriously. They will cater to your specific needs to make sure you get exactly what you came for! Novice anglers to serious fishermen, everyone is welcome.

If you want to enjoy the hight season, book a trip anytime from September through March. During those months, the waters teem with Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Barracuda, Kingfish, Sailfish, and Tuna.

A day out with Island Dog Water Sports will take you just 10 minutes away to the local reefs. There, you will drop your lines and begin the trolling action. 6 lines will be in the water at a time.

You will be provided with the quality gear and tackle by Penn International and Shimano. All charters have a ‘no smoking policy.’ You will split the catch with the crew.

Island Dog Water Sports will take you out aboard the ‘Dancing Reel’, a 33’ Proline boat. She comes powered by a pair of 225 HP Mercury 4-Stroke engines and has plenty of fishing space for up to 5 anglers. The Dancing Reel is a comfortable vessel, equipped with a toilet, a bed to take a nap, and other accessories.

Please be aware that credit card payments incur a 16.5% tax when processing the payment.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    A morning trip will take you and your party fishing for big Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Kingfish. The package includes everything you need for fishing and a transportation from your resort.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $750
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. You will be able to fish with Shimano and Penn gear for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and other species. The package is all-inclusive.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,125
    This six-hour trip is a great opportunity to add a few more hours to your time on the water and explore more productive spots. You will be fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Sailfish, and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,500
    A full-day adventure will see you battling Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Kingfish, and Mahi Mahi, as well as Sailfish. The boat is docked at Ocho Rios Marina.
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About the Captain

Shalton Whyte
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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83 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2015
I did not become a fisherman. I discovered that I was a fisherman from a tender age when there was nothing to me like catching a fish, so I just continue the life of catching fish until this day. My preferred style of fishing would be trolling with live bait, kite fishing, following weed lines, watching birds, and also watching the waves.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Proline (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury 4-Stroke engines.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Outriggers
Radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn International, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Beer and water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
50/50
Crew Keeps Catch
50/50
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Very good
3.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Very good
3.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.2 / 5
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Tom W.
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Afternoon trip with Tony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 13, 2018
First, my wife and I are experienced at Deep Sea Fishing, having been to a dozen of more locations between us in the last ten...
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Corrie S.
Birmingham, AL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 18, 2018
Corrie S. recommends Island Dog - Dancing Reel
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Tim L.
Kingston, Jamaica
Good
3.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
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Bad Luck Fishing!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 1, 2018
Booked two six hour trips and got skunked both days. Crew was fun and worked hard. That’s fishing-right?
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William M.
United States
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Fishing Trip for our Grandson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 14, 2015
Seas were very rough - didn’t catch anything although it was their fishing season, didn’t even get a bite.  Crew was great...
William M. does not recommend Island Dog - Dancing Reel
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Cory B.
Brentwood, California
Good
2.3 / 5
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Bad
2.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 18, 2019
We never even had a bite for 6 hours. Don’t waste your money! Crew is nice.
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FAQs about Island Dog - Dancing Reel

Island Dog - Dancing Reel offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,125 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Dog - Dancing Reel, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • Bed
  • Outriggers
  • Radio

Trips booked with Island Dog - Dancing Reel include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn International, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Beer and water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Island Dog - Dancing Reel offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Island Dog - Dancing Reel offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Island Dog - Dancing Reel include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)