Enjoy the thrill of fishing in San Juan Bay! Join Bayside Fishing Charters for an unforgettable day fishing these pristine waters. Captain Luis Umpierre has over 25 years of fishing experience. He was born and raised within footsteps of the fishing grounds, will take you to his secret honey holes to put you on the fish!

You will be fishing aboard a 20’ Polar bay boat with a 150 HP Yamaha engine. This boat is one of the most comfortable on the market for inshore fishing. It has huge casting decks, two extra-large livewells, plenty of seating space, and excellent handling when the seas get rough in the bay.

Capt. Luis will provide you with all the fishing equipment you’ll need – rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait. If you’re up for some more adventure, you can try fly fishing, just let your captain know so he can prepare the gear. If you want to take some of the catch home to the table, he’ll be happy to clean and fillet the fish.

These waters are known for the variety of species that inhabit them, so there’s always something you can target. Capt. Luis’s specialty is using live bait for the main target species which include big Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Snook, King Mackerel, and Great Barracuda.

The crew has been in business for a couple of years and is thankful for all the opportunities that their customers have provided. They get to do what they love for a living. They love fishing, love taking customers on fishing adventures, and have proven a continued success fishing the waters where they were raised.

Come explore the crystal clear waters of San Juan Bay with Bayside Fishing Charters and have an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $399
    This morning trip is for early birds that want to get to the fishing grounds before everybody else. We get the bait during sunrise and are already fishing when the sun is up and fish start to move from the channels to the bay or from the bay to the channels depending on the tide. We use live bait in most of our trips and target Tarpon, Jacks, Snook, King mackerel, Barracuda and other bay species!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $399
    This trip mainly targets Tarpon and Jacks during the afternoon and sunset. Enjoy the thrill of fishing in beautiful scenery and the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen. Afternoon bite may get very fierce including multiple doubles and triples.
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About the Charter Operator

Luis Umpierre Jr. and Luis Umpierre Sr.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
67 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
181 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2014
Luis Umpierre Jr. is a USCG-certified captain with great professional skills. He employs over 20 years of fishing experience to make your trip unforgettable, whether you are a novice angler looking to catch your first big fish or an expert looking for a Caribbean trophy fish of a lifetime. Capt. Luis is knowledgeable in a variety of fishing techniques and targets a diverse range of inshore game fish and offshore species. His father, Captain Luis Umpierre Sr., is a former president of the Puerto Rico Sport Fishing Association and a director of over 20 successful tournaments around the island. Capt. Luis Umpierre Sr. has over 4 decades of professional experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Polar Bay Boat (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Fly Fishing
If available. Must coordinate in advance
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon special request

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
Minimum age is 3. Life jackets are supplied
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Depending on limits and species
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Tarpon, Jacks, Snook

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 60 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Wendell B.
CORP CHRISTI, TX
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BEST FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 20, 2022
2 hour fight with the biggest tarpon I have ever laid my eyes on! These are your guys! They will take care of you from start...
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Ryan J.
Austin, TX
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4hr pm trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 10, 2022
Captain Kevin was very friendly and it was a great trip. I have been fishing almost whole life and learned some new things...
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Mark W.
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 10, 2022
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Patrick B.
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
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Amazing half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2022
It was perfect. He knew all the best spots and bait to use . Super easy . Caught 8 fish within the first 30 mins . It was awesome....
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FAQs about Bayside Fishing Charters 2

Bayside Fishing Charters 2 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $399 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bayside Fishing Charters 2, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon special request)

Bayside Fishing Charters 2 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bayside Fishing Charters 2 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (If available. Must coordinate in advance)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bayside Fishing Charters 2 include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon