Hunter Charters - 38’ Hatteras

Bay Shore Marina, E Bay St
Nassau, Bahamas

Captain Paul Smith is the owner and operator of Hunter Charters, offering sport fishing, bottom and light tackle fishing, as well as snorkeling excursions in Nassau, Bahamas for over 10 years now. Joined on his mission to provide visiting anglers with a remarkable charter service by his son, Paul Smith Jr (also one of the Captains), the Hunter Charters team is committed to using their experience and knowledge of the local waters to make sure their guests’ fishing trip ends up a successful one.

Captain Paul Smith has fished the Nassau area for more than 30 years, having spent the last 10 growing his fishing charter fleet, that is now comprised of 4 vessels. His boat, the Mornin’ Ride, is a 38’ Hatteras fit for all types of fishing, with a maximum passenger capacity of 7 anglers per trip. The boat is fully air-conditioned and features a toilet and shower on board, rigged with the standard selection of charter electronics and navigational equipment, including GPS, radio, fish finder, as well as a multimedia system. There’s also a single fighting chair among the boat’s amenities, to help anglers maximize their chances of reeling in any larger fish that may strike their bait.

Captain Pablo and his crew welcome you aboard the Mornin’ Ride. They will provide you with all of the fishing equipment your group requires, along with the artificial bait for the trip, as you troll the deep waters and run the reefs in pursuit of common species including the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper as well as a variety of others, depending on the season. Both drinks and fishing licenses are included in the trip price and will be provided by the Captain. Daily private 4, 6 and 8 hour trips are made available for your consideration.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 7 persons
    Join us for a full day of action as we troll the deep and run the reefs in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and more! Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1130
    up to 7 persons
    On this trip we will spend 6 hours trolling the deep and running the reefs in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and more! Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 7 persons
    Spend 4 hours trolling the deep and running the reefs in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and more! Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 7 persons
    Spend 4 hours trolling the deep and running the reefs in search of Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper and more! Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)
Jack (Horse-eye)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 350HP GM engines.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Hunter Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
Member since November 2013
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Captain Paul Smith has been fishing for more than 30 years and has been running fishing trips for over 11 years already, with his son, Paul Smith Jr. also joining the Hunter Charters team as one of the fleet’s Captains. Hunter Charters runs charters aboard four fantastic boats, with a fun and fantastic team of captains and crew ready and waiting to put you on fish in these waters.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Nassau Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.17 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Had an excellent time on our Half Day trip on Morning Ride with Captain PJ and D’Angelo. Spent the 1st 2-21/2 hours deep sea fishing with no hits but not due to a lack of effort from the crew. Just like some days lake fishing, the fish just don’t cooperate. After seeing that this wasn’t the morning for them to bite they took us to a reed and caught several smaller fish. The communication leading up to our fishing trip was excellent, they were right on time, and conversation throughout the fishing was good. Overall was a great 1st time deep sea fishing in the Bahamas and can’t wait to do it again.

Fished July 24, 2018
Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 26, 2018

Thank you very much for such a fast review . I am glad you where happy with the overall job . Give us a ring if you are back again . Thanks again Hunter Charters

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The whole trip was misrepresented.
1. No air conditioned cabin.
2. They said fish were biting until we got out, then said nobody was catching anything.
3. Made my deposit with a charge card. When we got out, they wanted cash for the balance.
4. No attempt to miss or work with chop in water.
5. No fish, No fish, No fish.
Absolutely will not do that again. Even told another couple NOT to do it. A LOT of money for water and sodas.

Fished April 30, 2018
Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 29, 2018

Sorry for everything thanks again

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We went trolling for two hours and did not have much luck. Then we went bottom fishing in 18ft water with no luck. The captain had no fish finder only binoculars looking for birds hovering the water. We ended up with two small barracuda and an amber jack that the captain said we could not eat because they have mercury. I understand when the fish don’t bite but when you pay $800 for a boat without a fish finder and catch an edible fish that you’re told is not. It could have been better.

Fished April 13, 2018
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