Bayside Fishing Charters takes pride in putting their clients on the fish and making sure that everyone on board has the most unique Caribbean fishing experience ever.

They have the ability to customize their trips to any angling skill or specific needs. Their captain’s experience, diversity in fishing, and productivity, combined with the Caribbean flats that their prime locations offer, ensure memories that will last a lifetime.

If you are after one of the most productive and fun inshore fishing charters on the waters of Puerto Rico, hop on board a 20’ Carolina Skiff. This is a center console that can take up to 4 anglers per trip for insurance purposes.

The skiff comes powered by a 115 HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine and is fully outfitted with everything you need for a productive day on the water. You will be provided with quality tackle, bait, fishing licenses, ice, water, and sodas. All you have to do is show up!

Spend your morning or afternoon exploring the inshore waters. Get your hands on Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Barracuda, and other species that patrol the reefs and the mangroves.

Bayside Fishing Charters is located at San Juan Bay Marina, just 10 minutes from the Isla Verde and right on the San Juan Bay.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This morning trip will take you fishing for Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Snook, Grouper, Sharks, Snapper, Barracuda, and other species. Get ready to make a great catch possible!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    The bay is alive, full of life and action. You will have the opportunity to experience fishing grounds that hold a variety of species like Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, Barracuda, and all of that next to the genuine historical Caribbean Fort used in the 1500's, and the nearby Mangroves. These characteristics will make an unforgettable experience as you potentially fight the fish of a lifetime.
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About the Charter Operator

Luis Umpierre Jr. and Luis Umpierre Sr.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
67 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
181 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2014
Luis Umpierre Jr. is a USCG-certified captain with great professional skills. He employs over 20 years of fishing experience to make your trip unforgettable, whether you are a novice angler looking to catch your first big fish or an expert looking for a Caribbean trophy fish of a lifetime. Capt. Luis is knowledgeable in a variety of fishing techniques and targets a diverse range of inshore game fish and offshore species. His father, Captain Luis Umpierre Sr., is a former president of the Puerto Rico Sport Fishing Association and a director of over 20 successful tournaments around the island. Capt. Luis Umpierre Sr. has over 4 decades of professional experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
If available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water, sodas
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
If Available. Must coordinate in advance

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 3, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Laws and regulations permitting
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Tarpon, Snook, Jacks

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 121 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (86)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Kristin A.
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great afternoon of fishing and fun on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 23, 2022
We had a great experience for our first time fishing on a boat with Luis. Everything was prepared by him before we got there,...
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Victor J.
Fort Myers, FL
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 24, 2022
The capt Luis JR was great. This was an awesome experience thanks to the capt knowledge of the island. Not only a great day...
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Trent S.
United States
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Afternoon trip with Capt. Luis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 11, 2022
Had an awesome trip with Capt. Luis. He was able to get me on my first and second tarpon ever! We then went to the bay and...
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Daniel S.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 17, 2022
This was the second time my son and I used Bayside. I predict there will be a third.  There was an issue with the baitfish...
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Christopher W.
Vienna, VA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Had a ton of fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 5, 2022
Great time on the water. Although fish weren’t biting as we’d like, my son and I were given a great experience. We did...
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FAQs about Bayside Fishing Charters

Bayside Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bayside Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bayside Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, sodas)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (If Available. Must coordinate in advance)

Bayside Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bayside Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bayside Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon