You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters

If you’re ready to discover Fishing or Sea Excursion in Nassau, book a trip with You Only Live Once. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Dominico Vandyke Boyd can tell you all about them.

Species like Mahi Mahi, Groupers, Hogfish, Jacks, Kingfish, Little Tunny (False Albacore), Lobster, Marlin, Snappers, and more inhabit these waters, depending on when you go. During the trip, you might be spinning, trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. For the more adventurous among you, there’s spearfishing.

Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Snacks are also a good idea – luckily, Capt. Dominico will have some on board!

You’ll be casting lines from a 22’ center console that holds up to 10 passengers. It has outriggers, downriggers upon request , and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself with an onboard casting net.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. Mates work hard to make your trip count, so a 10–20% tip is customary.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so you can drive right over and come aboard without any hassle! Have in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish. It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, sunblock (non-spray), and a hat. Drinks will be available for you. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. There will be some light snacks provided on board.

If there’s more you’d like to know about fishing with You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters, contact the captain below. TO HIM YOUR A CUSTOMER NOT A NUMBER,,WARM REGARDS



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1/2 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-1PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $950
    Weather permitting ... a diversified service of fishing, inner island hopping, snorkeling, sightseeing, and pigs landing at Althol Island, for an additional price of $45.00 per/per or JET SKI $120.00@1/2 hr for a well-deserved day away at the Majestic Pearl Island beach chairs. The trip includes lunch and snorkeling. With sanitized gear onboard, and a glamourous view of local protected turtles on Green Cay ... A leisurely 4-hour fun trip. It's about you and your time, just bring your towels. Warm regards.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Handline
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Jack (Horse-eye)
    Horse-eye Jack
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    1/2 DAY LEISURELY (PM)1:00PM-5:00PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $950
    Weather permitting ... a diversified service of fishing, inner island hopping, snorkeling, sightseeing, and pigs landing at Althol Island, for an additional price of $45.00, or landing fee for a well-deserved day away at the Majestic Pearl Island beach chairs. The trip includes lunch and snorkeling. With sanitized gear onboard, and a glamourous view of local protected turtles on Green Cay ... A leisurely 4-hour fun trip. It's about you and your time, just bring your towels. Warm regards.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Handline
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Jack (Horse-eye)
    Horse-eye Jack
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-3PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $1,300
    Weather permitting ... a diversified service of fishing, inner island hopping, snorkeling, sightseeing, and pigs landing at Althol Island, for an additional price of $45.00 per/person JET SKI $120.00 @1/2hr, Parasailing @ $100 per couple. Pearl Island get away @ $45.00 per person; Includes lunch and water activities. With sanitized gear onboard, and a glamourous view of local protected turtles on Green Cay ... A leisurely 4-hour fun trip. It's about you and your time, just bring your towels. Warm regards.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Handline
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Jack (Horse-eye)
    Horse-eye Jack
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    FULL DAY LEISURELY 9:00AM-5:00PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $1,500
    Weather permitting ... a diversified service of fishing, inner island hopping, snorkeling, sightseeing, and pigs landing at Althol Island, for an additional price of $45.00, or landing fee for a well-deserved day away at the Majestic Pearl Island beach chairs. The trip includes lunch and snorkeling. With sanitized gear onboard, and a glamourous view of local protected turtles on Green Cay ... A leisurely 4-hour fun trip. It's about you and your time, just bring your towels. Warm regards.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Handline
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Jack (Horse-eye)
    Horse-eye Jack
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters

You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $950 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 1/2 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-1PM (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 1/2 DAY LEISURELY (PM)1:00PM-5:00PM (4 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 3/4 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-3PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 7 guests - FULL DAY LEISURELY 9:00AM-5:00PM (8 hours)

When you book a trip with You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment 12 ADULT SETS SANITIZED AND READY SIZE 8 TO 14
  • Live Bait Well TWO
  • Multimedia System BLUETOOTH , USB AM - FM WITH AMPLIFIER
  • Outriggers UPON REQUEST
  • Spearfishing Equipment HAWAIN SLING
  • Ice Box COMPLIMENTARY WATER, PUNCH OR YOU CAN BRING TO ADD
  • Radar

Trips booked with You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (OR PREPARED PILCHERS, SHRIMP, CONCH BAIT)
  • Lures (ON BOARD)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (UPON REQUEST)
  • Snacks (LIGHTCHIPS, COOKIES OR YOU CAN ADD TO DRY COOLER)
  • Drinks (WATER, PUNCH OR YOU CAN AND ADD TO ICED COOLER)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES "FDC NP-8293")

You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (RODS ON BOARD)
  • Heavy Tackle (HEAVY DUTY RODS UPON REQUEST)
  • Bottom Fishing (SEPERATE BATTERY WITH ELECTRIC ROD UPON REQUEST)
  • Trolling (WITH OUTRIGGERS UPON REQUEST)
  • Spinning (RODS ON BOARD)
  • Jigging ( RODS ON BOARD)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline (PRESET SPOOLS WITH JIGS ON BOARD)
  • Spearfishing ( HAWAIN SLING SET ON BOARD)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (ELECTRIC ROD UPON REQUEST)

Top targeted fish species with You Only Live Once – Boat Rental & Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Lobster
  • Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

You Only Live Once Boat Rental & Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
ID & license verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2023
Hi, my name is Dominico Vandyke Boyd, age 49yrs (Bahamian) a twenty-three-year veteran Police Officer, having attained thus far the rank of Inspector. Since 2002 I have been posted in the Northern Bahamas (Abaco, Grand Bahama, presently in Nassau, New Providence). I felt a deep passion for the surrounding waters of The Bahamas. Due to that, I have attained my vessel, my, B Class, then A Class Masters' Captain License, and all the necessary documentation. During my Policing career, I have been trained by the United States Coast Guard earning six pins for various marine, hull, outboards, and operations courses. I further trained with The Royal Bahamas Police Force in the Marine Support Division and as a certified Open water "II" Diver. Prior to this, I had a love for the Tourism Industry where I served professionally starting from The Bahamas Hotel Training College now amalgamated with the University of The Bahamas, and had various Hospitality jobs. I attained my (AA) associate degree in Hospitality Management and Certificate in General Catering Skills and Bahama host from the Ministry of Tourism. Last but not least, appointed as a Justice of The Peace. The current vessel I use is a 2023 refurbished, 12-seater, heavily foamed, fiberglass hull, powered by 175 HP Johnson 2-stroke and a 15 HP Mercury kicker for safety. The bench storage for the included snorkel gear flips forward as a fighting chair along with forward bow fighting chairs. The visibility is high with night or sunset lights. FISH ON!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Hogfish Hogfish
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack

Boat specs

Angler (Center console) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 175HP 175 hp Johnson with 15 hp Mercury Kicer engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
RODS ON BOARD
Heavy Tackle
HEAVY DUTY RODS UPON REQUEST
Bottom Fishing
SEPERATE BATTERY WITH ELECTRIC ROD UPON REQUEST
Trolling
WITH OUTRIGGERS UPON REQUEST
Spinning
RODS ON BOARD
Jigging
RODS ON BOARD
Drift Fishing
Handline
PRESET SPOOLS WITH JIGS ON BOARD
Spearfishing
HAWAIN SLING SET ON BOARD
Deep Sea Fishing
ELECTRIC ROD UPON REQUEST

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
12 ADULT SETS SANITIZED AND READY SIZE 8 TO 14
Live Bait Well
TWO
Multimedia System
BLUETOOTH , USB AM - FM WITH AMPLIFIER
Outriggers
UPON REQUEST

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
OR PREPARED PILCHERS, SHRIMP, CONCH BAIT
Lures
ON BOARD
Catch cleaning & filleting
UPON REQUEST
Snacks
LIGHTCHIPS, COOKIES OR YOU CAN ADD TO DRY COOLER
Drinks
WATER, PUNCH OR YOU CAN AND ADD TO ICED COOLER
First Mate
Fishing License
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES "FDC NP-8293"

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Sharonne K.
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with Captain Boyd & First Mate Ferguson

FULL DAY LEISURELY 9:00AM-5:00PM on November 18, 2023
The trip was amazing! We snorkelled, saw turtles, cruised around the harbour listening to Captain Boyd’s playlist, went swimming...
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Brenton R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Top notch captain!

VERIFIED   1/2 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-1PM on February 13, 2024
My wife and I brought our three kids to Atlantis and wanted to get off the resort for a day, so we booked with Captain Dom....
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Jeanette C.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Private snorkeling tour!!

1/2 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-1PM on November 23, 2023
Captain Boyd was amazing!! He was very accommodating to our children and made sure that we got to see some turtles.  He was...
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Sara M.
San Clemente, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Nico was the BEST!!!

1/2 DAY LEISURELY (AM) 9:00AM-1PM on December 5, 2023
Captain Nico tailored our half day charter specifically for us! We snorkeled with the turtles & beautiful fish! He stocked...
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Andrew M.
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Pleasure cruise challenged by weather

VERIFIED   1/2 DAY LEISURELY (PM)1:00PM-5:00PM on December 29, 2023
Rough surf and rain dampened our trip. We didn’t have much luck catching fish (1 small one). A better day may have improved...
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