Hunter Charters - 38’ Defender

(16) In demand!
Bay Shore Marina, E Bay St
Nassau, Bahamas

Captain Paul Smith owns and operates Hunter Charters, a fleet of 4 fishing boats specializing in big game, light tackle, as well as bottom fishing for a variety of species cruising the Nassau area. With over 30 years of experience and a passion for fishing that runs in the family (Paul Smith Jr is also the Captain of one of the boats in Hunter’s fleet), Captain Paul is committed to providing you and your group with the Bahamas fishing experience you won’t soon forget.

You’ll be fishing on the ‘Strike Zone’, a 38’ Defender Express which can comfortably accommodate parties of up to 6 anglers per trip. The boat is fully air-conditioned and features both inside and outside seating. It is equipped with three fighting chairs on board from which to fight big fish with, outriggers, as well as an array of navigational technology, including GPS, radio as well as Fishfinder. As for onboard facilities, the vessel features a bathroom with toilet and shower, as well as an air-conditioned cabin that includes table seating, and a fridge and sink.

Nassau is a popular fishing destination for vacationing anglers, primarily due to a colorful mixture of both inshore and offshore game fish frequenting its waters. Join Captain Tony Wells and crew, and they will get you chasing Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and others. Capt. Tony will provide your group with all the necessary fishing equipment (mainly Shimano and Penn International tackle is utilized), as well as artificial bait.

Strike Zone offers daily 4, 6 and 8-hour trips for your consideration. Fishing licenses for all members of your group are included in the price and will be provided by the Captain.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 6 persons
    Spend a full day with us as we go hunting for hard-fighting species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and many others. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1080
    up to 6 persons
    This 6-hour charter will get you targeting species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and many others. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Join us for a 4-hour charter targeting a range of species, such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and many others. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Join us for a 4-hour charter targeting a range of species, such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and many others. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack (Horse-eye)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Defender (Express cruiser) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 300HP GM engines.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Hunter Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
Member since November 2013
82
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Captain Paul Smith has been fishing for more than 30 years and has been running fishing trips for over 11 years already, with his son, Paul Smith Jr. also joining the Hunter Charters team as one of the fleet’s Captains. Hunter Charters runs charters aboard four fantastic boats, with a fun and fantastic team of captains and crew ready and waiting to put you on fish in these waters.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 92%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.00
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
40%
Friendly captain
60%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
60%
Catch intended fish
40%
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Frank Tortorich
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captains PJ & D

VERIFIED   July 18, 2018
We had an awesome Day of fishing with Captains PJ & D. They put us right on the fish. We caught several...
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Michael Newton
Flower Mound, TX
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 17, 2018
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Alejandro Shimazaki
Nassau, New Providence District
 4.67
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   April 8, 2018
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Kevin Kuron
Clarkston, MI
 4.33
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 5, 2018
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Murray Beatts
Tampa, Florida
 4.33
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Two full days with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   August 14, 2017
The captain and mate did a good job in trying to find fish, and make things work for us.  They did a good job and no blame...
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