Barbados Fishing Charters

15 fishing charters

The best out of 15 charter fishing deals in Barbados - enter dates to check availability

Top Barbados Destinations

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Top Barbados Regions

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Top Fishing Charters in Barbados

Barbados: 15 fishing charters available

Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing

Bridgetown • 37 ft • 6 persons

Lucky Penny Fishing Charters offers inshore and offshore adventures out of Bridgetown, Barbados.

"If you’ve never fished, or if you have fished all your life, I’d recommend Lucky Penny… the Crew were great fun, made you feel at home immediately and the boat is “yours” to walk around and be comfortable on…." —⁠ Lizzie,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $650
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter

Bridgetown • 42 ft • 6 persons

High Seas Charters is owned and operated by Capt. Robbie Atwell, a local of Barbados who has been fishing the local waters since the age of 5 has since competed successfully in many local fishing tournaments.

"We were taken promptly by taxi to Robert’s boat and headed out to sea with no hanging around." —⁠ Christopher,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $600
Feelin' Nauti Fishing Adventures
Feelin' Nauti Fishing Adventures

Bridgetown • 32 ft • 12 persons

Looking for a spacious purpose-built fishing rig? Look no further than Feelin Nauti Fishing Adventures!

"Fished a morning hall day trip solo with Captain Cullen and First Mate Farmer , hoping to score some wahoo and maybe a big dorado ." —⁠ Stephen,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $495
Nauti Dreams Barbados – Double Nauti
Nauti Dreams Barbados – Double Nauti

Bridgetown • 27 ft • 6 persons

Spend the day with Nauti Dreams Barbados aboard the Double Nauti, and let them show you what makes fishing in these tropical waters so memorable!

"We had an amazing time on the Double Nauti today. The crew not only knows how to make the trip fun, they are also fantastic at their craft." —⁠ Nicole,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $395
Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters
Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters

Bridgetown • 36 ft • 10 persons

Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters, located in beautiful Bridgetown, Barbados, has one goal in mind: to share the excitement that its captain and crew experience whenever they’re out on these beautiful waters!

"Marlon and Randy were excellent hosts and Nick was very reassuring and informative during booking." —⁠ Duncan,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $595
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Legacy Fishing Barbados

Bridgetown • 37 ft • 6 persons

Legacy Fishing Barbados invites you down to Bridgetown to enjoy a relaxing day with your family or a tournament-style adventure.

"Captain Jones did great, and the crew was wonderful.  We caught 3 black fin tuna and 3 Mai Mai early on, but my daughter got sea sick." —⁠ Lenny,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $600
Billfisher Sportfishing Charters
Billfisher Sportfishing Charters

Bridgetown • 40 ft • 6 persons

Billfisher III Deep Sea Fishing is owned and operated by Capt.

"This was my husband’s first experience with deep sea fishing, so decided on a half day." —⁠ Kassandra,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $398
Cannon Charters Big Game Fishing
Cannon Charters Big Game Fishing

Bridgetown • 42 ft • 10 persons

Cannon Charters Big Game Fishing specializes in targeting the biggest and meanest monsters around, getting you on species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and the ultimate goal for any big game angler - Blue Marlin.

"Caught a massive yellowfin which was my personal best. Matthew and Zac were professional and did all of the right things to put us on the big ones." —⁠ Kendall,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $650
Reel Spirit Luxury Fishing Charter Barbados
Reel Spirit Luxury Fishing Charter Barbados

Bridgetown • 47 ft • 10 persons

CAST AWAY WITH REEL SPIRIT LUXURY FISHING CHARTERS, BARBADOS Step aboard Reel Spirit, Barbados’ premier luxury fishing charter, for a distinctive and personal angling adventure infused with the excitement of the untamed sea.

"We wanted to do something special for our dad’s 60th bday on our Barbados trip and Reel Spirit was the perfect charter!" —⁠ Shawn,
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $600
Remember Me Now
Remember Me Now

Bridgetown • 40 ft • 8 persons

If you're going to cast a line in Bridgetown, and the stunning waters of Barbados, look no further than Remember Me Now.
Instant confirmation
trips fromUS $600
View all fishing charters
See all 15 fishing charters in Barbados

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Barbados

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Fishing in Barbados

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

4.8/5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Barbados Fishing Seasons

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!

Barbados Fishing Calendar

Loading...

Featured photos from Barbados

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

What anglers said about fishing in Barbados

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Barbados?

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Top Types of Fishing in Barbados

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Top Fishing Techniques in Barbados

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Top Targeted Species in Barbados

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
Loading...