Bayside Fishing Charters

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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    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
135 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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Targeted Species

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

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
79%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  August 2, 2021
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Alister K.
Grapevine, TX
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7 a.m. half day with Luis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
Took my wife and 9 year old son for a half day trip.  Weather was not on our side during our trip.  We caught some bait,...
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Sag Harbor, NY
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1/2 day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
Outside by the fortress caught some nice size mackerel .. then back in the mangrove for Tarpon . But no luck .. but we’re...
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Justin F.
Puerto Rico
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Half day with Luis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 29, 2021
It started out slow, but we fish. That happens, he was super patient with us and we caught 4 fish. He showed us around while...
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Lake Alfred, FL
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 20, 2021
We drifted the canals off the bay.  Started slowly but he kept working to find fish and we did.  4 snook, I barracuda, and...
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FAQs about Bayside Fishing Charters

Bayside Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $375 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 (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
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

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