Challenger Charter Fishing Bermuda

Wreck Rd
Sandys, Bermuda

If you are going to do something well, you should do it with the professionals. So if you want to go offshore fishing for some huge Marlin, then you need to book a trip with Challenger Charter Fishing Bermuda today.

Father and son duo, Captain Alan Card and Ian Card, look forward to welcoming you on board. Capt. Alan has over 4 decades of experience in the charter business, and Ian has been working beside him for over 2 decades.

Hop on board their 40’ Gamefisherman “Challenger’. This beautiful boat is fast and can reach speeds of 30 knots. Her twin engines will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. This vessel is well-kept, clean, has a tuna tower, and a large cockpit with a fighting chair – when you are reeling in big game you’ll be relieved to have this on board!

To help with the fishing there is also a fishfinder on board. This, paired with the captain’s extensive knowledge of the area, will make sure your day is productive.

These guys are experts for a reason – Capt. Alan personally holds the World Record for a 42.5 lb Blackfin Tuna on a 50 lb test line, as well as reeling in 6 of the largest Blue Marlin in Bermuda’s waters weighing over 1100 lb. Ian holds the Bermuda Record for the largest Mako Shark, weighing an impressive 821 lb. Although it’s unlikely you’ll reel in a Marlin, Tuna, or Shark this big, you’ll definitely have a better chance of catching one with this crew.

Also expect to catch Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Red Snapper. Some species you’ll be able to keep, which the captain will fillet for you.

Included in the price are all fishing rods, reels, bait, and lures. You’ll be using top quality gear that won’t let you down when reeling in your trophy catch, personal best, or even first ever fish!

Book now for an unforgettable trip. This dynamic duo can’t wait to welcome you on to the Challenger and help you have an awesome fishing trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip gives you the best chance to hook a Marlin. You'll head further out and will have enough time to stalk your prey. All fishing equipment is included in the price, including rods, reels, live bait, and lures. Please bring a packed lunch for the day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you further out, so you can target Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Barracuda, and more. All fishing rods and reels, live bait, and lures are included in the price. Please bring along snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 4 hours going after Barracuda, Red Snapper, and more. All rods and reels are included in the price. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    This 4 hour trip is great for families. Target Red Snapper, Barracuda, and more. All fishing gear and equipment are included. You can bring your own drinks and snacks.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Shark (Mako)

Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

About the Captain

Ian Card
Sandys, Bermuda
Member since April 2014
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Father and son team, Captain Alan Card and Captain Ian Card, run Challenger Charter Fishing Bermuda. Capt. Alan has over 40 years experience in the charter boat business. Ian has 21 years in the business. Winners of the 1993 Blue Marlin World Cup Championship and the Inaugural Bermuda Big Game Classic 2001 .Capt. Alan has to his credit six of the largest Blue Marlin taken in Bermuda’s waters, weighing over 1100+ lbs. 11301/2 lbs. (1983); 1190 lbs. (1989); 1195 lbs. (1993); 1153 lbs. and 1162 lbs. (1995); 1199 lbs. (2002). Added to this list is the largest Bluefin Tuna 782 lbs.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 91%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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3\/4 Day Trip with Capt Alan and Ian
Full Day Fishing Trip Celebrating 2 yr Wedding Anniversary
Full Day Fishing Trip Celebrating 2 yr Wedding Anniversary
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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John Hawkins
Apex, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full Day Fishing Trip Celebrating 2 yr Wedding Anniversary

VERIFIED   May 21, 2018
As a couple, off shore fishing is one of the few things we have in common. We fish offshore in North Carolina. Booking a fishing...
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Marvin Williams
Grapevine, TX
 5.00
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Half day tour

VERIFIED   May 26, 2018
from the welcome to the very end the captain and crew treated us a unique Bermudian experience.  They answered all of...
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George Varndell
Grantsville, MD
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip with Capt Alan and Ian

VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
Capt Alan and Ian were absolutely wonderful! I can’t recommend this company enough.  I have a special needs son,...
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Eric Ende
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 5.00
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Great trip with a great captain and first mate.

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
We had a great day fishing with Alan and Ian. Alan put us on the fish (3 good sized wahoo and a missed blue marlin) and Ian...
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Thomas Thibeault
Halifax, MA
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Fishing with Ian

VERIFIED   June 26, 2018
Great time! They knew the spots to go and had the gear to land some fish.
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