First Strike Charters - Bertram

First Strike Charters is a Bahamian owned and operated business offering first-class fishing trips with an experienced crew. They will take you out on the clear blue waters of the Bahamas aboard this luxury boat and give their all to help you have a fun time while catching some of the world’s most desirable fish species. They love to share their knowledge and excitement of their home country waters.

The boat is a 43 foot Bertram saltwater fishing boat, which was originally built in 1988 and restored in 2014. It is powered by two 550 HP Detroit diesel engines that make it a relatively fast sound vessel that will get you to your fishing spot fairly quickly. The boat can easily accommodate up to 10 guests who will all have enough space and comfort to fish and relax, depending on their preference. It contains a GPS, a fishfinder, a fighting chair, spearfishing and snorkeling equipment, outriggers, an icebox and a flybridge. The boat also has a toilet, a bed, and a kitchen with a refrigerator.

First Strike Charters can take you on nearshore and offshore fishing trips where you can enjoy catching species such as Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Goliath Grouper, Wahoo, Red Snapper and Blue Marlin. The experienced crew will guide and educate you on the best technique for catching each species. They will also provide you with the necessary equipment such as rods, reels, tackle, lures and live baits.

You will have a first mate onboard to assist you with fishing activities. The crew will also happily clean and fillet your catch and can recommend a restaurant that will prepare your catch for a reduced price.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sport Fishing Charter (6hr)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $1,295
    This charter trip is ideal for spending the day on the water, going further out where species such as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and Red Snapper are available.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $880
    If you have a limited time to spend on the water, this trip is perfect for you. You can fish for 4 hours nearshore catching species such as Wahoo,Mahi Mahi,King Mackerel, Goliath Grouper and Red Snapper.

About the Charter Operator

First Strike Charters
Nassau, Bahamas
21 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
First Strike Charters provide a first class fishing charter services. Our captains have spent their entire lives in the waters of the Bahamas archipelago, fishing the isles of Eleuthera, Abaco and Bimini among others. They have over 40 years experience each as commercial fishermen, and love to entertain and educate guests. They are also experienced spear fishermen for lobster. Eddie and Kirk both have advanced scuba diving, fire and boat safety training as well as CPR certification.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Bertram 43 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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
No Smoking

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Took 2 trips with this awesome team!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
69%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
76%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
62%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Richard H.
Nassau, New Providence District
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Good day, good crew

VERIFIED   Sport Fishing Charter (6hr) on July 7, 2021
We enjoyed our trip.  The tuna weren’t biting, but that happens sometimes.  We did catch quite a few snapper and and then...
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Great Fishing with Awesome Captain and Crew

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Fishing Trip on July 14, 2021
From start to finish, first strike has been an absolute easy and professional outfitter. Highly recommend, will use them again...
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Nassau, New Providence District
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Half day family trip

VERIFIED   1/2 Day Fishing Trip on June 21, 2021
We had a wonderful experience! We caught some fish and got to swim at a beautiful private beach. Thanks! Would definitely book...
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Fishing with Eddie

VERIFIED   Sport Fishing Charter (6hr) on May 15, 2021
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VERIFIED   Sport Fishing Charter (6hr) on May 19, 2021
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FAQs about First Strike Charters - Bertram

First Strike Charters - Bertram offers the following trips to customers:
  • $880 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - 1/2 Day Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,295 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Sport Fishing Charter (6hr) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with First Strike Charters - Bertram, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair (Murray Bros)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with First Strike Charters - Bertram include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Sodas, Water & Ice)
  • First Mate

First Strike Charters - Bertram offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

First Strike Charters - Bertram offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Handline (Bahamian Style)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with First Strike Charters - Bertram include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack