Get Bent Charters operates out of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, creating unique packages where you call the shots. They have the equipment and the know-how to offer a wealth of water-based activities, from offshore battles against big game pelagics like Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, to inshore pleasure cruises spent petting Stingrays, diving for Lobsters, and swimming in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea.

Whatever you choose to do on your day with your day, there is no better place to do it than aboard the “Gunner”, Get Bent Charters 55 ft Ocean Yacht flybridge boat. This classic vessel offers everything you would expect for a day in the lap of luxury, including a spacious, air-conditioned interior with an enclosed head, cabin, galley, full surround sound system complete with exterior speakers, free wifi, Netflix, and plenty of space to relax in cool and comfort when you are done sunbathing on her spacious flybridge.

Do not be fooled by her luxury finish, though, the Gunner is named so for a reason. At heart she is still a fully-fledged fishing machine, ready to do battle on the high seas against the biggest and baddest the ocean can throw at you. She comes equipped with the latest Furuno electronics, a fighting chair, downriggers, outriggers, a livewell full to bursting with fresh live bait, and tournament grade tackle from the likes of Penn International.

With such a wide range of target species, you would expect Get Bent Charters to provide a range of different tackle options, and you would be right! On each trip, you will be presented with 5lb spinning rods all the way up to 80lb two-speed outfits, and the option to spin, jig, troll, drift and bottom fish, as well as trying your luck with traditional Caymanian handlining.

Whatever you choose to do, there truly is no better place to do it, so get ready for the trip of your dreams, and be sure to bring a camera, because these are memories you will treasure for the rest of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,000
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 29 - Dec 22
    $1,800
    With the whole day on the water, you have the time to combine several different activities for a truly unique fishing experience. Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and Barracuda are all on the cards, as well as some more unique experiences such as petting Stingrays and diving for Lobster.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 29 - Dec 22
    $1,500
    The boat is yours, so say what you want to do, and Get Bent Charters will make it happen. Target big game pelagics, tasty and feisty reef species, or experience unique fishing opportunities like petting Stingrays or diving for Lobster.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 29 - Dec 22
    $1,200
    A 4-hour private charter, where you can choose between reef fishing, big game fishing, snorkeling, as well as specialty trips targeting Lobsters, Conch, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 29 - Dec 22
    $1,200
    A 4-hour private charter, where you can choose between reef fishing, big game fishing, snorkeling, as well as specialty trips targeting Lobsters, Conch, and more.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 29 - Dec 22
    $950
    Bottom fish for snappers and other reef species in style and comfort aboard The Gunner!
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About the Captain

Nicholas Panton
George Town, Cayman Islands
61 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Get Bent Charters is a family-owned business run by Nicholas and Matthew Panton, who have been operating charters for a combined total of nearly 20 years. They have spent their entire lives fishing in the Cayman Islands, ever since they were old enough to hold a rod. Matt and Nick were raised in a family which put great importance on being on the water, so they feel as at home on the sea as on land. These two brothers' love of the sea, combined with their extensive experience fishing both inshore and offshore, makes for the most productive Cayman Islands fishing you will find. And Matt and Nick will do more than just put you on fish, sharing their favorite beaches, and making sure you are having fun and getting the most out of your trip, whatever you choose to do.

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Targeted Species

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

Marlin (White) White Marlin
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

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

Boat Specs

Ocean Yacht (Flybridge) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 485HP 671 Turbo Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dana A.
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Half day trip with captain Nick

VERIFIED   Half Day (afternoon) on August 7, 2019
Captain Nick called a hour prior to our scheduled departure and said that the reports for the week and morning had been Very...
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Full day trip with Captain Nick on the GUNNER

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 23, 2019
Even though the weather did not cooperate, and we had to battle angry seas, Nick and his crew made the trip very memorable. ...
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First Marlin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 12, 2019
Capt Nick put me on my first marlin! Great Capt, Great Crew, and very nice boat. I requested that we specifically target marlin...
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George Town
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3/4 Day Trip with Captains Matt and Nick aboard Gunner

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 6, 2018
I am a former sport fishing boat captain and have had the pleasure of fishing just about everywhere in the Western Hemisphere...
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Great trip from start to finish with get bent

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 11, 2019
From the first contact captain nick was great. He was immediately interested in what my family wanted to do. He offers a customized...
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FAQs about Get Bent Charters

Get Bent Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 8 guests - Night Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 8 guests - Half Day (afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 8 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 8 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $100 per person after 8 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $5,000 per day per group, additional $300 per person after 5 guests - Overnight Offshore Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Get Bent Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (Always ice cold!)
  • Fighting Chair (Murray Fighting Chair!)
  • GPS (Furuno )
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (With two refrigerators, a stove and oven.)
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System (Surround sound in cabin and full stereo outside!)
  • Outriggers (Rupp Double Spreader Riggers!)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Get Bent Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top notch state of the art equipment!)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (We only fish the most productive lures!)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips and lunch can be arranged upon request.)
  • Drinks (Sodas and waters, sometimes light snacks.)
  • First Mate (Well experienced well seasoned Mate!)
  • Fishing License

Get Bent Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Mutton Snapper)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi and Billfish.)
  • Offshore Fishing (Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi and Billfish.)
  • Reef Fishing (Snapper, Barracuda etc.)
  • Wreck Fishing (Snapper, Barracuda etc.)

Get Bent Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (5-50lb spinning outfits.)
  • Heavy Tackle (50-80lb Penn International 2 speed outfits.)
  • Bottom Fishing (Using light to medium tackle spinning outfits.)
  • Trolling (Heavy tackle for pelagic species.)
  • Spinning (Light to heavy tackle outfits.)
  • Jigging (Vertical jigging when drift fishing.)
  • Drift Fishing (For catching Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Triggerfish.)
  • Handline (Caymanian Style!)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Pelagic Species.)

Top targeted fish species with Get Bent Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo