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Bonaire Big Game Fishing

Explore the productive waters around the small island of Bonaire with Bonaire Big Game Fishing. Offering you the chance to hook a Billfish on offshore trolling expeditions or to practice your stealthy flats fishing skills with an expert guide, they are the charter of choice, whatever local species you are dreaming of targeting.

On offshore trips, you will be fishing aboard a Pursuit 3000 offshore game fishing vessel that was built and rigged specifically for serious offshore fishing. Featuring a full range of Raymarine electronics, including a GPS, chart plotter, fishfinder, and VHF radio, the boat will keep you safe while putting you in the best position to catch fish. Fishing equipment includes Penn downriggers, outriggers by Lee’s Tackle, Florida, and a range of Penn and Shimano rods and reels. The clean and well-maintained vessel also offers a comfortable ride, with a hygienic bathroom, a freshwater washdown, and a deck shower with hot water.

Choose between travelling offshore to troll for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo, or wading the flats for Bonefish, Permit, Cubera Snapper, and Barracuda. Whichever option you choose, you will be accompanied by an expert guide who knows the best tricks and techniques for catching the many varieties of game fish that call the local waters home.

Bonaire Big Game Fishing are a proud member of the Billfish Foundation and practice a strict catch and release policy for all Billfish.



About the Captain

Yuri Van Kampen
Kralendijk, Bonaire
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2016
Fishing has been a part of my life ever since I could walk and every moment I could go fishing I was fishing. After moving to Bonaire and getting hooked on saltwater fishing there was not much else I would rather do than taking people out and getting them just as hooked as I am to fishing offshore or on the flats

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Marlin (White) White Marlin
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pursuit 3000 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996. Powered by 2 230HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer Reviews

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Half Day with Captain Yuri and Fabian
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Kevin M.
Nantucket, MA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
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Fishing with Yuri

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on February 22, 2021
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Lynwood G.
Kralendijk, Bonaire
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8 Hour Deep sea Fishing trip with Yuri and Sam

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on July 4, 2019
We left at dawn. Our Family had a great experience. Captain Yuri is very knowledgeable. Sam is an expert deckhand and fisherman....
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Andrew G.
Chicago, IL
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Half Day with Captain Yuri and Fabian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on December 27, 2019
We enjoyed a half day trip with our two friends and 13 year old son.  Trip met and exceeded all expectations.  Captain Yuri...
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Dave V.
Falls Church, Virginia
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on July 2, 2019
Went on a half day charter and had a great time!  Both Yuri and Fabian worked hard to make sure we got into fish.  We ended...
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Lou P.
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, And Saba
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Half a day trip with captain yuri

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Offshore on March 11, 2020
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FAQs about Bonaire Big Game Fishing

Bonaire Big Game Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group - Flats Fishing - Wading (Max 2 Pax) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)
  • $825 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $975 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore Bonanza (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Bonaire Big Game Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers (Lee's Tackle Florida)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bonaire Big Game Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano )
  • Live Bait (Mackeral, Ballyhoo, Skipjack)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (On afternoon trips)
  • Drinks (Soft drinks only)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (During morning or full day trip)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Bonaire Big Game Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bonaire Big Game Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bonaire Big Game Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo