Hunter Charters – 26’

If you’d like to explore the beautiful waters of the Bahamas, join Hunter Charters and have an exciting adventure! Captain Paul Smith is the charter owner, specializing in all types of fishing techniques Nassau is popular for, including big game, light tackle, and bottom fishing, to name a few.

Y Knot, a newly restored 26’ Sailfish center console boat is the smallest vessel of his 4-boat fleet. It’s a versatile speed boat that can be used for a variety of on-water activities – deep sea fishing, light tackle, bottom fishing, snorkeling, beaching and more. It features a T-top as well as a padded seating area on the fore, and it can take up to 4 anglers.

All fishing equipment for your expedition will be provided by the captain, along with artificial bait. If you would like to keep the fish you caught, the Captain is happy to offer complimentary cleaning and filleting of the fish following the trip.

Join Captain Paul and the crew aboard this fun boat, and they will get you chasing a variety of species. Expect to cross paths with creatures like Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Jacks, Barracuda and more.

Spice up your vacation and take your family out on a great adventure. Make some amazing new memories with your kids that you’ll cherish forever! Bring some food and drinks for your refreshment, and you’re all set for a wonderful time.

Explore the waters around Nassau with Hunter Charters, and have an experience you’ll never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,086
    This is the perfect trip for those seeking a full day of thrilling fishion action targeting Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Jacks, Barracuda and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Spend even more time on the water targeting Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Jacks, Barracuda and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    Join our crew for a 4-hour trip targeting Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Jacks, Barracuda and more. Price includes all fishing licenses, gear, tackle and bait.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Spend 4 hours with our crew targeting Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Grouper, Jacks, Barracuda and more. All fishing licenses, gear, tackle, and bait are included in the price.
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About the Charter Operator

Hunter Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
150 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2013
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Half day with Paul and PJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 9, 2021
Had a great four hours with Paul and PJ on the Y Knot. We hatched our idea to go fishing the day before and I booked them through...
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Paul A.
Tom Bean, TX
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 14, 2021
Our fishing trip with captain Paul was wonderful we were a little late. Still 20 min into trip we were on the fish 3 fish while...
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Andrew K.
Omaha, NE
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Half Day with Captain PJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 12, 2021
Great experience in Nassau with Captain PJ.  High quality tackle and rods/reels and a nice clean boat.  We had a great time...
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Salt Lake City, UT
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Half day trip with Captain Paul and Mike.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 5, 2021
Good trip.  Captain Paul went above and drying to get us into the fish. Can wait to come back.  Only thing I would...
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Crosby, MN
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 8, 2021
Had an absolute blast fishing wahoo and barracuda! Fishing was great we caught a ton of fish!! Definitely would recommend booking...
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FAQs about Hunter Charters – 26’

Hunter Charters – 26’ offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,086 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hunter Charters – 26’, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (Now effective on October 1st, 2015.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Hunter Charters – 26’ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hunter Charters – 26’ offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (up to 20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Hunter Charters – 26’ offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Now effective on October 1st, 2015.)

Top targeted fish species with Hunter Charters – 26’ include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack (Horse-eye)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo