Bayside Fishing Charters 2

Avenue Fernandez Juncos
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Enjoy the thrill of fishing in San Juan Bay! Bayside Charters’ specialty is using live bait for their main target species which include Tarpon ( which can grow up to 100 pounds in the bay), Jack Crevalle, (known for the most fierce battles), Snook, King Mackerel (tasty fish that they will fillet for you to take home), Great Barracudas and other bay species.

You will be fishing aboard a 20 foot Polar bay boat with a 200 HP Mercury engine. This boat is one of the most comfortable on the market for inshore fishing, with huge casting decks, two extra large livewells, plenty of seating space and excellent handling when the seas get rough in the bay.

Capt. Kevin Gil, is a young USCG licensed captain who has been fishing all his life. He was born within walking distance of the San Juan Bay and has developed his fishing skills since he was a child. He is the perfect overall Captain that will always find ways to put you on the fish. He dominates all fishing techniques in order change strategies if the bite gets slower.  You will not be disappointed with Capt. Kevin!

USCG licensed Captain Luis Caceres with over 25 years of fishing experience, born and raised within footsteps of our fishing grounds will take you to his secret honey holes to get you on the fish!

Bayside Fishing Charters have been in business for a couple of years and are constantly thankful for all the opportunities that their customer have provided. They get to do what they love for a living. They love fishing, love taking customers for an unforgettable experience and have proven a continued success fishing the waters where they were raised.

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Boat Specs

Polar Bay Boat 2010 (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2016. Powered by 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

20 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
upon special request
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
upon special request
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
upon special request
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Depending on limits and species
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Luis Umpierre
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since July 2014
USCG certified Captain with great professional skills. Over 20 years of fishing experience employed 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. He is knowledgeable in a variety of fishing techniques and targets a diverse range of inshore game fish and offshore species.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

San Juan Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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We tried several spots to catch some Tarpon but only caught 1 small Jack and maybe had a hit on a Tarpon. Luis tried his best but the fish either weren’t there or weren’t interested

Roger Ward  • Fished March 9, 2017
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Not even a nibble ! Expensive trip for zero fish !

Kyle Byrne  • Fished November 9, 2016
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We met up with Captain Kevin a little early and he was already there ready to go. After a quick trip across the bay he found a popular spot to catch bait fish. After a few throws of his net we were on our way fishing. He was still in the middle of setting lines when we had our first bite. A nice size tarpon put up a good fight. I had never been fishing before, and he walked me through every step of the process and even explained why. We decided to go out into deeper water, two lines with live bait and two on the bottom with Captain Kevin casting a fifth going for some jacks. My youngest son caught a small grouper and my oldest had quite a few bites but couldn’t pull anything in. When my son got seasick we decided to go to another calmer spot. We caught a couple of snooks and the occasional tree branch. Then off to the last spot where we could see the tarpon under us, we had two fish on at the same time and Captain Kevin did a great job helping us land them.

He told us he’s been fishing that bay since he was a little boy, and it showed. Overall a great experience and worth every penny.

William Wash  • Fished July 8, 2016
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