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Barbados: 12 fishing charters available

High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (71)
Bridgetown
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trips from $550

Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (63)
Bridgetown
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trips from $350

Lucky Penny Fishing

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (21)
Bridgetown
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Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (47)
Bridgetown
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Legacy Fishing Barbados

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (9)
Bridgetown
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trips from $600

Cannon Charters Big Game Fishing

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (12)
Bridgetown
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trips from $600

Therapy Charters – Mom’s Therapy

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (7)
Bridgetown
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trips from $550

Billfisher III Deep Sea Fishing

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (96)
Bridgetown
trips from $600

Outcast Sport Fishing Charters

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (3)
Bridgetown
trips from $600

Eclipse Fishing Charters Barbados

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (1)
Bridgetown
trips from $500

Barbados is the archetypal island paradise. With its stunning sandy beaches and impossibly blue waters, this Caribbean nation has “wish you were here” written all over it. For many visitors, there’s something that can make even the soft white sands and colorful cocktails take second place: the thrill and excitement you’ll find aboard Barbados fishing charters!
 
The waters around Barbados drop to Billfish depths within swimming distance of shore, something that local charter captains take full advantage of. You can spend the day battling Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo just a few miles from shore. You get to take on huge fish with a great view, without burning a ton of fuel to get there–everyone wins!
 
It’s not all bluewater action here, though. Nearshore reefs have a reliable bite of Snappers and Groupers, and shore fishing Barbados’s famous beaches can land you Bonefish, Garfish, Jacks, Barracuda, and so much more. There really is no end to what the island has to offer.

When to Visit

You can find most fish year-round here but the “official” fishing season runs January-April. This is when all your big game favorites show up in force. You can expect double-digit hookups and constant hits during these glorious months.
 
If you’re fishing from shore, it’s more about the weather than the fish themselves. Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Barracuda never leave the island but heavy rains can put a dampener on the bite throughout the second half of the year. No matter when you come, you’ll find fish. It just hits a whole new level December through May.

Types of Fishing

So you’ve decided when to go, now you need to pick what to catch. Here the main styles of fishing you can choose from on your trip.
 

Offshore

The vast majority of Barbados fishing trips take place offshore. And with monster Billfish, tasty Tuna, and some huge Wahoo and Mahi Mahi, it’s easy to see why! You can find these fish all around the island, but most deep sea fishing trips leave from the capital, Bridgetown.
 
Half day charters will normally focus on Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Rainbow Runner. Wahoo are the island’s signature species. They’re known locally as “Kingfish” (in case you’re wondering why Mackerel tastes so good here) and you can expect to load the boat with them even on shorter trips.
 
Head out on a full day trip, and you can either split your time between the whole cast of characters or focus just on Billfish in the hopes of a personal record. Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Longbill Spearfish all live here, and you never have to go more than 15 miles from shore to find them. If you’re looking for an IGFA Billfish Super Grand Slam, this isn’t a bad place to try!
 

Inshore

Barbados is sadly lacking in proper sand flats like you would find in other parts of the Antilles. There are still a few inshore specialists who can get you on Barracuda, Jacks, Cero Mackerel, and other shallow-water species, though. The best place to try this is in the north of the island from places like Holetown, where the waters are generally shallower. You can catch Bonefish and even Tarpon in the lagoons in the northeast of Barbados.
 

From Shore

If you don’t fancy chartering a boat, you can enjoy some great angling from shore. You have less control over what you catch and will usually bring in a mix of Eels, Garfish, Triggerfish, Barracuda, and Mackerels. Holetown has some great beaches for this style of angling.
 

Spearfishing

Why waste the water by just looking at it? Spearfishing is very popular here and you will find several specialist companies operating out of Bridgetown. What you target on these trips is down to your skill level: beginners can have a great time taking on Snappers and invasive Lionfish, while more accomplished spearos can try bluewater spearfishing for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo.

Fishing Techniques

Most Bayan bluewater action focuses on trolling or freeline live-baiting. Ballyhoo and Rainbow Runner are some of the best baits around and they can both be caught pretty easily here. If you fancy something a little different, many guides also offer traditional handline fishing. This takes a little getting used to, but nothing beats the triumph of finally landing a fish this way. Think “Old Man and the Sea.”
 
If you fancy trying a spot of shore fishing while you’re in town, your best bet is to use cut baits of ballyhoo, mullet, or squid. You can pick great bait up at the local fish market, and scope out what’s been biting in the process! Small lures on light spinning gear also work well.
 
Spearfishing focuses on freediving until you find your fish, then taking aim and firing. Equipment varies with your skill level. Hawaiian slings are more like a slingshot than a gun, and are much safer to handle. Powered guns pack more of a punch and are much more accurate, so they’re much better for bluewater spearfishing.
 
But you can do all these things anywhere. How about something truly unique? How about tree fishing? No, we’re not talking about limb-lining. We’re talking about throwing a fallen tree or tabletop overboard at night, then coming back the next morning to your own personal FAD. You can get some epic topwater Wahoo action in this way and it’s certainly a true Bayan experience.

Need To Know

You don’t need a fishing license to enjoy these waters, whether you’re on a charter or casting from shore. One thing you do need to do is be very clear about what happens to your catch. Billfish can be kept and sold in Barbados and while smaller Marlin are almost always released, big fish will often be kept. If you make it clear you want to release the fish, most captains won’t have a problem with it. You may get a smaller share of the catch at the end of the day, though. The crew has to feed their families, after all. 
 
There’s a lot to love about fishing here, but the thing that really makes Bayan fishing trips special is their flexibility. Fancy chasing Marlin all day long? Sure thing. Want to throw some snorkeling or a beach cookout into the mix? Why not! Local guides have a relaxed, “can do” attitude to fishing that comes from knowing they have the best job in the world. If you could spend every day fighting huge fish in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, wouldn’t you love it, too?
Barbados
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4.18
Based on 23983 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The coolest month of the year sees “icy” temperatures of 70 degrees overnight. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna are all on fire in January. Take them on then head to the Barbados Jazz Festival to unwind with amazing live music.

February

The annual Holetown Festival is one of the top events in Barbados. Locals celebrate the arrival of British settlers in 1627 with street fairs, performances, music, and dancing. Save some time to enjoy peak Billfish season!

March

Take on Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, then head to the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup horse race for a healthy dose of outlandish hats and fancy parades. It’s well worth a visit.

April

The Barbados International Fishing Tournament offers some of the best deep sea fishing Barbados sees all year while local chefs cook up delicacies like coucou with flying fish at the Oistins Fish Festival.

May

May is all about sport in Barbados. From polo and cricket to wind and kite surfing, competitions take place across the island. Save some time for sportfishing: this is the end of big game season!

June

People gather to celebrate “Crop Over,” the nation’s most important festival. This event celebrates the traditional end of the sugarcane harvest with calypso and soca music, parades, rum, and dancing.

July

Crop Over Festival shows no sign of stopping, running throughout July in a frenzy of color and dance. Out on the water, Wahoo are still biting hard, and there’s always the chance of a Tuna showing up, too.

August

Kadooment Day brings Crop Over to an end with an all-out party. Crowds hit the streets wearing colorful costumes covering as little of the body as possible. It's a real celebration of life and not one to miss!

September

Locals take a well-earned rest after the partying of Crop Over. Barbados fishing charters get no respite, as Wahoo show up in force this time of year. Head out and bag yourself a boatload of Kingfish!

October

Fancy savoring the island’s top dishes and best drinks? Head to the Barbados Food & Rum Festival and do just that! Otherwise, bag your own Bayan feast by catching some delicious Wahoo!

November

The wettest month of the year's a great time for surfing! The pros certainly think so, with the Independence Pro Surfing Championships and Banks Pro Longboard Classic drawing the sport’s biggest names. 

December

Between the warm weather and the epic big game fishing, we can’t think of a better place to spend the festive season. The year ends on Old Year’s Night, which like many festivals here, is one huge party!

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Big Game fishing is Seasonal so please be aware of which fish are running at the time you book. This is the same anywhere you travel so do not expect miracles off-season. Excellent place to experience some tight lines no matter what your experience level. What are you waiting for ? :)
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Big Game fishing is Seasonal so please be aware of which fish are running at the time you book. This is the same anywhere you travel so do not expect miracles off-season. Excellent place to experience some tight lines no matter what your experience level. What are you waiting for ? :)
Mark  H.
Mark H. Doveridge, England
Contact Cap Robbie and let him know what you want to fish for. He will make it happen
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Contact Cap Robbie and let him know what you want to fish for. He will make it happen
Ronnie  R.
Ronnie R. York, SC
Know the seasonal patterns for fish in the region. June is at the tail end of a season, so it can be hit and miss. But if looking for deep sea fishing, be loose in June on what you may be targeting
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Know the seasonal patterns for fish in the region. June is at the tail end of a season, so it can be hit and miss. But if looking for deep sea fishing, be loose in June on what you may be targeting
James  S.
James S. Garland, TX
be aware that not all boats have toilets on board and the sea can be a little rough. But the Captian of your boat will bo all they can to make your day enjoyable.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
be aware that not all boats have toilets on board and the sea can be a little rough. But the Captian of your boat will bo all they can to make your day enjoyable.
Leo  M.
Leo M. Watford, England
If you find a hard working skipper he will put you on to your target species
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you find a hard working skipper he will put you on to your target species
Chris  G.
Chris G. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
It is something that must be done during any visit. I will certainly be going again when I return
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
It is something that must be done during any visit. I will certainly be going again when I return
Ian  B.
Ian B. Bridgetown, 08
Focus on the reefs at this time of year as the big pelagics tend to be in shorter supply
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Focus on the reefs at this time of year as the big pelagics tend to be in shorter supply
Matthew  A.
Matthew A. Canada
Go find a crew that knows fishing here. They are Barbados. They know Barbados. They know fishing in Barbados.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go find a crew that knows fishing here. They are Barbados. They know Barbados. They know fishing in Barbados.
Randall  C.
Randall C. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Enjoy the trip and hospitality of the locals and tap into their expert knowledge
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Enjoy the trip and hospitality of the locals and tap into their expert knowledge
Peter  D.
Peter D. Warrens, Saint Michael
Book with Billfisher III and they will look after novice fishermen very well
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book with Billfisher III and they will look after novice fishermen very well
Julian  D.
Julian D. Bridgetown, Saint Michael

High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
We had arranged to be picked up at 1130 and the transport turned up exactly on time. After a quick trip to Bridgetown we were dropped at the boat and met Capt Robert and Hatch. A quick brief and then on our way. A fantastic afternoon out on the boat and we did not come back empty handed. Great crew, great fun, great day. Would absolutely recommend a trip out on the Ocean Hunter.
Simon  C.
Simon C. Heighington, England
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
1/11/2022 We had a great 5 hours on the water. The fish were hitting and the captain and crew were awesome. I would recommend Lucky Penny for a great trip.
Steven  S.
Steven S. Denver, CO
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Caught fish first mate and captain were very knowledgeable and shared lots of good info about fishing and the island.
Cole  G.
Cole G. Catlin, IL
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
We had a fantastic day on the Ocean Hunter! Pick up was as scheduled, crew was knowledgable and friendly, a day well spent. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fishing excursion.
Regina  P.
Regina P. McLoud, OK
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Had an awesome trip with These guys, very knowledgeable and accommodating. They had my wife an i a ride to an from our resort, had drinks and snacks for us put us on some nice fish! Thank you for a great day, would highly recommend these guys if you want to fish.
Hogue  E.  S.
Hogue E. S. Valencia, PA
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
An amazing experience, we all thoroughly enjoyed the trip, seeing the flying fish, then my boys caught a barracuda and wahoo fish. Great to see Barbados from the sea too. Robbie showed us lots of interesting spots from the boat. Highly recommended 5 star - S Safwat
Suzannah  S.
Suzannah S. United States
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Excellent half day with Danny and Paul. Immaculate boat, fully stocked bar (not that we were drinking at 8am) and very knowledgable team. No messing around, straight on to the fish and very good conversation. These people have great energy and you will enjoy your day with them whatever happens. Kelly from London England
KELLY  D.
KELLY D. Colney Street, England
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Awesome experience! Capt Robert & crew were great. Next time we are in Barbados we’ll be sure to get back out there with them.
Madeline  C.
Madeline C. Austin, TX
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Decided to have a 3rd trip whilst out here - why not if you love fishing. What a day - 2 barracuda, 1 yellow fin tuna and 4 king fish. Not to forget the two Marlin we lost - one c. 150lb and another c. 350lb. Memories to last a lifetime and all thanks to Captain Robbie and Hatch.
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Another trip and an amazing experience. Captain Robbie and Hatch did absolutely everything they could to catch “the big one”. We had a run from a large King Fish but it sadly didn’t hold, but we did catch two barracuda as a consolation.
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
A great half day. Although no fish caught I lost a Wahoo and had a bite from a Barracuda. Can’t wait for my full day trip in a few days in search of Marlin.
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Amazing trip with captain and hatch great conversation and company Highly recommend this crew Thanks
Niral  P.
Niral P. Toronto, ON
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
We had a great experience with the crew of the Ocean Hunter. The CPT reached out prior to and after our arrival and also arranged pickup from and return to our resort. Both were very courteous and knowledgeable and ran a clean well organized boat. They also provided drinks and snacks and some delicious cheese sandwiches. We caught some really nice wahoo and dorado, and had a large marlin hooked before it cut the line. Thanks for a memorable trip.
Montie  B.
Montie B. Kempner, TX
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Danny and Paul were good to be on the boat with. We went for Wahoo and caught 2. We also caught several smaller species which was fun.
Andrew  L.
Andrew L. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Fantastic Captain and crew. Great to talk with about everything from fish and Barbados. Caught a barracuda and was it tasty. Man can the first mat fillet a fish!!
Steve  G.
Steve G. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Great time. Very skilled and knowledgeable captain and mate. Perfect in every possibility and sense.
Brad  J.
Brad J. Mount Pleasant, SC
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
We had an excellent trip this morning with Robert and Hatch. They were informative, friendly, and prepared. We caught Wahoo and Barracuda which were cleaned for us and put on ice. I will definitely be booking with them again in the future!
Lucas  N.
Lucas N. Greeley, CO
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Captain Robbie and Hatch were awesome. Captain got us on on the fish within the first 20 minutes. Hatch was great with all the gear, clearing lines when we were on, getting them back in after etc. Coming back in April and will be going out again with this crew for sure!
Keith  K.
Keith K. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
Fantastic day out, fish caught and crew were brilliant!! Will be back again !!
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. United Kingdom
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 71 reviews
Friendly and knowledgeable captain and first mate Perfect first experience of sea fishing on a great boat Only let down by uncooperative fish not wanting to be caught
Thomas  B.
Thomas B. Bridgetown, Saint Michael

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Barbados

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Barbados costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $524, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $869. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Barbados is 33 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter, Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy, and Lucky Penny Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Barbados. Full list of top fishing charters in Barbados.

High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter, Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy, and Lucky Penny Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Barbados.

The best way to experience fishing in Barbados is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Barbados.

The most popular fish species you can target are Wahoo, Barracuda (Great), and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, heavy tackle, and trolling. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The coolest month of the year sees “icy” temperatures of 70 degrees overnight. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna are all on fire in January. Take them on then head to the Barbados Jazz Festival to unwind with amazing live music. Check availability for local fishing charters in Barbados.