Hunter Charters - 38’ Defender
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.
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 f
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About this listing
Defender (Express cruiser) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 300HP GM engines.
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About the Charter Operator
Member since November 2013
Nassau Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on April 8, 2018
Fished April 2018Fished April 8, 2018Alejandro Shimazaki recommends Hunter Charters - 38’ Defender
Went fishing on April 5, 2018
Fished April 2018Fished April 5, 2018Kevin Kuron recommends Hunter Charters - 38’ Defender
Went fishing on 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 for any dissatisfaction lies with them.
However, the owner of this boat needs to spend some money on maintenence, and extras.
First, there was no running water in the hand basin, and so impossible to wash hands.
Second, the boat was advertised as having AC, which it did not, making the 94degree temperature on the first day difficult.
Third, there were no working electric plugs on the boat making charging a phone or any device impossible.
Forth, live bait which could have been obtained (I even offered to pay for it) was not available.
Fifth, there was no ice provided for the fish box, which again, in 90 degree heat, is not acceptable.
These are not faults with the crew, or the fishing, but faults that could easily be fixed by spending a few of the big dollars I paid for fishing on passenger comfort and maintenance, and make this trip seem like less of a rip off.
Fished August 2017Fished August 14, 2017Murray Beatts recommends Hunter Charters - 38’ Defender
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