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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Barbados are: Full list of top fishing charters in Barbados

The average price for a private 4 hour Barbados fishing trip is $547, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $873 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Barbados that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Barbados provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Barbados are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Barbados are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $2,000
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $423
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $580
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $652
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $859
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,158
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,500

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
4.2 / 5
Based on 25525 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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Try to get an experienced captain. Don't worry about the detail of the boat, the fleet is largely the same. Fishing never guarantees fish! As long as long as your captain tries hard, then that's all you can ask. Ocean Hunter was good for us today, and I would select the same boat tomorrow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get an experienced captain. Don't worry about the detail of the boat, the fleet is largely the same. Fishing never guarantees fish! As long as long as your captain tries hard, then that's all you can ask. Ocean Hunter was good for us today, and I would select the same boat tomorrow.
Ian  W.
Ian W. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
These guys are good at what they do , so no matter how skilled you are they are there for you
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys are good at what they do , so no matter how skilled you are they are there for you
Bill  S.
Bill S. Southend-on-Sea, England
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 ? :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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
Very good
4.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Billfisher III and they will look after novice fishermen very well
Julian  D.
Julian D. Bridgetown, Saint Michael

Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Great Captain, 1st Mate, Boat and Equipment! They worked hard and did a great job.
Kevin  P.
Kevin P. Hotchkiss, CO
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Dan and Paul were amazing. Very friendly and explained lots about off shore fishing and some fun facts about the island. We caught lots of fish and everyone in our party had a blast! We would highly recommend Lucky Penny! Thanks again Captain Dan and Paul.
Sean  D.
Sean D. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Daniel and Paul were awesome. We left before 7 AM, and we trolled for 6 hours straight. The boys did everything they could for us to be successful. Caught 2 blue marlin, approx 150 lbs and 200 lbs (both were catch and release). And almost had a 3'rd. Super exciting, Daniel and Paul's enthusiasm was palpable. Would definitely do this charter the next time we are in Barbados.
Arman  M.
Arman M. Portugal Cove, Newfoundland And Labrador
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Although we didn't catch anything, it wasn't from a lack of effort from the crew. My two sons and I had a great afternoon out on the ocean.
Richard  S.
Richard S. Doncaster, England
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Caught 3 Tuna and the mate cut it right there for us to enjoy with soy sauce.. Is there anything else you need? They were great for conversation and helped educate the kids about how things worked. Will call again next time we come here!
Christopher  C.
Christopher C. Clover, SC
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Great day. Danny and Paul were fantastic. Worked really hard and delivered. Tuna and Blue Marlin. Will book again next time here.
James  N.
James N. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had a lovely afternoon Paul and Randy were great hosts. Highly recommend.
Lynne  B.
Lynne B. Christ Church, Christ Church
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We couldn’t recommend Paul and Daniel enough!! We have been on many fishing trips and this was by far the best. Paul was so extremely knowledgeable and took care of us so well and Daniel was a great captain!! Definitely book with them, you won’t regret it!!!
Steffanie  D.
Steffanie D. Houston, TX
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Great time on the water- while we didn’t slay the fish- we didn’t get skunked. Great time with knowledgeable and friendly crew- highly recommend them.
Nathan  L.
Nathan L. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
The guides were great I just hate that I was out of it that morning, before the trip I got news that my aunt had passed,so I wasn't myself during the trip . The guys were more than hopeful and entertaining, I wished I had tipped more but conflict with payment caused that. The guys were great I highly recommend.
Terral  M.
Terral M. Humble, TX
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
These guys were awesome. Having never caught anything before while fishing on holiday we were fortunate enough to catch 6 Mahi Mahi, 6 Amber Jacks and lose the body of another Mahi Mahi to a hungry shark. We had a fantastic day, couldn't fault it. This will be the first trip we book on our return to Barbados.
Ross  M.
Ross M. Bournemouth, England
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We truly enjoyed the trip and the guys went out of their way to find the fish, could not have been happier with the experience!!
Andy  J.
Andy J. Metamora, MI
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Amazing fishing trip, very well catered for and we all caught some decent sized mahi mahi. Patrick was superb and we all had an amazing day. Would definitely recommend this boat and crew
David  W.
David W. Bridgetown, 08
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(49 reviews)
It meant a lot for these two young women to land this beauty. Thanks Dan and Randy
Crayne  H.
Crayne H. Dallas, Texas
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Danny & Paul gave us a great day out fishing in the waters off Barbados. The boat and all the gear was excellent. We could a wide range of fish and can’t wait to do it again. Highly recommend the best fishing trip we’ve ever done in Barbados. Derek Kieran & Josh
Elaine  T.
Elaine T. Blowers, Saint Thomas
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Morning fishing 5 hour trip was the perfect outing for our group of 4…fishing is often about being LUCKY but with their knowledge of the water we started landing fish where they said we would!! Worth every PENNY!!
Kyle  P.
Kyle P. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
I would highly recommend booking a fishing trip with captain Dan. Boat is great! Drinks were cold. Mike is a great captain. Crew is excellent. Paul did an amazing job keeping the lines clear of seaweed, checking the bait, shared interesting and engaging stories. Fish weren’t biting but the sea was rough and windy. We landed one 43 pound wahoo! Paul did an amazing job filleting the fish for us. We would definitely book again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
Julee  K.
Julee K. Bluffdale, UT
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We were 4 guys on the Lucky Penny. Fishing on a marvellous day with sunshine and a great crew. Best fishing trip i have had in Barbados. Attentive and cheerfull crew with a proffesional attitude. Will definiately do it again. Cheers!!
Eirik  B.
Eirik B. Oslo, Oslo County
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Legacy Fishing Barbados
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Fantastic day. Capt. Jono. worked hard to find the fish. Winston had my 4 lines in the water soon after leaving the dock. The beautiful deep water well over 600 feet allowed for a very short run time Winston was extremely organized and kept the poles in the water. I learned a lot from Winston about fishing in Barbados waters. I had all the drinks and snacks I was promised. Winston filleted the fish to perfection. Capt. Jono and Winston take pride in their boat The Legacy.
Dennis  B.
Dennis B. Bridgetown, Saint Michael
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
Fishing charter in Bridgetown
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
My wife and I Left the harbour at 07:00 offered snacks and drinks before we even left, Captain Daniel and crewman Paul were amazing for the whole trip. Set up everything and we’re fishing within 20 minutes of leaving the harbour. Video doesn’t show it so well but we had a Blue Matlin around 180lb and a Wahoo around 30lb. Highly recommend, very professional guys, very tidy, clean vessel. Plenty of seating in the shade or on fly bridge with captain. Onboard toilet clean.
RICHARD  G.
RICHARD G. Bridgetown, 08