Born Free IV - 48’ Chris Craft

Brown's Boat Basin East Bay St…
Nassau, Bahamas

Born Free can accommodate groups in excess of 12 or more passengers, although it is recommended for fishing parties with the maximum of 6-8 anglers. As for on-board facilities, the vessel features a cozy, air-conditioned salon with plenty of seating, a bathroom as well as a large cockpit. It is equipped with a single fighting chair to maximize your chances against the larger game fish cruising the waters of Nassau. On-board electronics and navigational gear include radio as well as fish finder.

Born Free Fishing Charters specialize in a variety of water-based activities, including fishing, snorkeling and sightseeing aboard their 3 boats, which have been in the business for over 30 years now. The Born Free team is comprised of seasoned captains and crew members, very familiar with all the different deep sea fishing techniques and methods. They know where the best fishing grounds are located and have some excellent snorkeling spots in store for those that want to discover Nassau’s beautiful coral reefs firsthand.

Some of the common targets when fishing aboard Born Free include Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and many other game fish, based on the time of year that you’re visiting. The entire Born Free team is very proud of the many repeat customers they have accumulated over the years, some of which still come back to fish with them almost every year. The crew will provide you with all fishing equipment necessary, complete with artificial bait for the trip. Drinks and licenses for everyone in your group are covered by the Captain at no additional cost.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Private Full-Day Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1700
    up to 8 persons
    Experience an 8-hour private fishing charter on a 48-foot Chris-Craft boat that is catered to your interests! Experience deep sea fishing on the ocean's edge, light tackle fishing over shallow reefs, snorkeling at the most beautiful coral reefs and sightseeing during your charter. You can decide how you want to use your time. All bait and tackle is included and there are no permits or licenses required.
  • Private trip
    Half-Day Sight Seeing or Beaching
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 8 persons
    Experience an 4-hour private Sight Seeing or Beaching charter on a 48-foot Chris-Craft boat that is catered to your interests! Experience deep sea fishing on the ocean's edge, light tackle fishing over shallow reefs, snorkeling at the most beautiful coral reefs and sightseeing during your charter. You can decide how you want to use your time. All bait and tackle is included and there are no permits or licenses required.
  • Private trip
    Private Half-Day Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 8 persons
    Experience an 4-hour private fishing charter on a 48-foot Chris-Craft boat that is catered to your interests! Experience deep sea fishing on the ocean's edge, light tackle fishing over shallow reefs, snorkeling at the most beautiful coral reefs and sightseeing during your charter. You can decide how you want to use your time. All bait and tackle is included and there are no permits or licenses required.
  • Private trip
    Private Half-Day Snorkeling Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 8 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Experience an 4-hour private snorkeling charter on a 48-foot Chris-Craft boat that is catered to your interests! Experience deep sea fishing on the ocean's edge, light tackle fishing over shallow reefs, snorkeling at the most beautiful coral reefs and sightseeing during your charter. You can decide how you want to use your time. All bait and tackle is included and there are no permits or licenses required.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Length
48 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Fishfinder
Radio
Air Conditioning
Toilet
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch

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

About the Charter Operator

Born Free Fishing Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
Member since November 2013
19
Born Free Charters is operated by Captains Philip and Nicholas Pinder. Philip was the deep-sea fishing charter pioneer in the Paradise Island in the Bahamas in 1978. He learned everything he knows about deep-sea fishing from his Godfather Master Captain Milton Pearce of Nassau and has since built a premier charter fishing business in the area. He believes in the old-fashioned way of doing business - giving each individual charter guest a special treatment which is why he has had returning customers for 20 years and more. His nephew, Captain Nicholas had joined him in 2013 as a mate, and had soon after gained his captain's licence.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 80%

Nassau Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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We didn’t catch hardly anything. The captain literally drove the boat around in circles. They had 5 lines coming off the back of the boat and we just had to wait for something to bite. 2 hours we did this! We were to a point where we wanted the captain to take us home. So he agreed to let us drop to the bottom on our own. Honestly the worst experience ever! $850 not worth it.  The captain was nice but he knew we were not happy!

Fished October 1, 2016
Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 20, 2016

Hi Vicki, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are so sorry to hear that you didn’t have a catch on your trip. Unfortunately there are those days when there isn’t anything biting out there. On days like these, which are very few, we do like to allow our customers the opportunity to fish the bottom. Once again we are sorry you didn’t have a catch and hope for better luck next time.

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We booked both Born Free boats through FishingBooker. Charters went well.
The captains were on time, and were very courteous the entire time. The boat I was on haven’t been as productive as the other one but still had a couple barracudas. Overall very pleased with the charter. They were on time, and took good care of the participants.

Fished May 7, 2015
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Everything was great . This was the best captain I have had in years of fishing these waters.

Fished March 14, 2015
Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 31, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love to hear great reviews like this.

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