West End Ecology Tours

Old Bahama Bay - Bayshore Road
West End, Bahamas

Have you ticked off fishing in the Bahamas yet? If not, you need to book a trip with West End Ecology Tours for the trip of a lifetime. Spend the day with Captain Keith Cooper, who grew up fishing these waters and is ready to show you a great day out,

Hop on board his beautifully maintained 20’ Mako, which can comfortably fit you and 4 fishing friends. You’ll have to take it in turns to fish, as there is enough space for 2 to fish at once without crossing lines.

There is a 150 HP Mercury engine and full navigational equipment, including fishfinder. This all combines to make sure you get to the fishing grounds fast and stay on top of the fish all day long.

Spearfishing is available for those that are able to dive in deep waters comfortably. All of the fishing equipment is included, and you’ll have the rare opportunity to target Lionfish.

If spearfishing isn’t your thing, don’t worry, you can try the traditional Bahamians way of catching fishing, using a handline. This is a cool cultural experience that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

For anglers brand new to fishing, trolling is the easiest technique to pick up. Families especially will enjoy this relaxed method of fishing. Children of any age are welcome on board – if the parents think they are ready to fish, then Capt. Keith is ready to teach.

Every trip can be made into a snorkeling combo trip, you just need to let the captain know before the trip so he can prepare the equipment.

You’ll meet the captain on the quaint western side of the island, away from the crowds, but still with plenty of restaurants and child-friendly places. For an additional cost, pick-up can be arranged.

Included in the price are all the fishing equipment you’ll need, including top quality rods and reels from Penn, Shimano, and Tsunami. Refreshments are also provided, including water, juice, and fresh fruit.

There is no better time to book and have an unforgettable trip with Capt. Keith and West End Ecology Tours.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Lobster/spearfishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 31 Mar
    US$ 899
    up to 5 persons
    Experienced spearos only.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Handline
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 799
    up to 5 persons
    During the summer, Lane Snappers are the most popular handline fish caught by Bahamians. Even nearshore the fish should be hopping into the boat. There are numerous reefs ranging from 10-60 feet depths where a variety of Grunt, Strawberry Hind, and Porgy hang out. Once you try handline fishing it becomes an addiction, especially when you land on the perfect spot. The local fish are great filleted and served fried or sauteed for dinner. Water and all equipment included is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day –Lobster/Spearfishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 1 Mar
    US$ 699
    up to 5 persons
    You must have the experience to go on this trip and be comfortable diving in deep waters safely. Take this rare opportunity to target Lionfish! Equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own along. All bait is included too.
  • Private trip
    Half Day– Lobster/Spearfishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 31 Mar
    US$ 699
    up to 5 persons
    For experienced spearos only, who are comfortable diving in deep waters. You'll have the rare opportunity to target Lionfish. All of the equipment is provided, but you are welcome to bring your lucky spear along.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Handline (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 599
    up to 5 persons
    Come fish like a native, just like how the locals have been fishing for years. This is an amazing cultural experience, which will have you targeting Snappers, Porgies, Grunts, and Yellowtails. Lines and bait included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Handline (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 599
    up to 5 persons
    Bahamians learned how to handline fish as a way of providing sustenance for their families. This cultural experience allows you to learn how to fish like and native to catch Snappers, Porgies, Grunts and Yellowtails. Lines and bait included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 599
    up to 5 persons
    Trolling for fish often ends up with a Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Barracuda or two being caught. When the Yellowtails are running, it's awesome! Get ready for an incredible day of fishing off Wood Cay, Sandy Cay, and Settlement Point. Water, sodas, fishing equipment and bait included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 599
    up to 5 persons
    You'll spend the day trolling for Grouper, Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, and possibly a Yellowtail if your lucky. You'll fish off of Wood Cay, Sandy Cay, and Settlement Point. Water, sodas, fishing equipment and bait included.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Grouper (Black)

Jack (Almaco)
Jack (Horse-eye)
Mackerel (Atlantic)
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal

About the Captain

Keith Cooper
West End, Bahamas
Member since March 2014
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'The fishing around West End is the best in Grand Bahama Island. I loved fishing since I was old enough to throw a line in the water. I enjoy fishing with experts and novices who want to experience the thrill of catching fish." Captain Keith Cooper grew up in Palm Beach and learned to fish when he visited his gran in the Bahamas. He would visit her regularly, and to him, she was the best angler in the West End. For 12 years now he has been a captain and has appeared on the popular TV show "Livin' the Dream". He can't wait to teach you how to fish this amazing area.
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VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
It doesn’t get any better than this!  Start the day reeling in fish after fish…. trolling, bottom fishing...
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