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With pristine waters that take your breath away, well over 700 islands, and more than 50 set world fishing records, the Bahamas is the ultimate dream destination of every angler. To navigate this wealth of options, you’ll need an experienced local, and that’s where Bahamas fishing charters come into play. With a professional guide by your side, you’ll get the most out of your time on the water.

Owing to some of the clearest waters in the world, fly fishing in the Bahamas has a stellar reputation. Here, you can spend days going after Bonefish, “the Ghost of the Flats,” and leave wanting more. Want a monster on the line? Head to the sandy flats in spring and summer in search of majestic Tarpon and Permit.

Offshore anglers should go to the deep outer waters to witness the fantastic Billfish bite and take part in unforgettable Yellowfin Tuna battles. White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, and Tuna species are all in the cards. Explore the reefs, and hook into a variety of Snappers,Groupers, Hogfish, Amberjack, and Triggerfish.

The sheer number of fishing tournaments is proof of just how magnificent fishing action is in the Bahamas. There are dozens of events to participate in or simply enjoy, from the Bimini Wahoo Mayhem Tournament to the Annual Blue Marlin Battle.

Whichever island you choose, chances are you’ll find plenty of Bahamas fishing charters. The trip offer is diverse as are the country’s fish! Spend several hours fly fishing the sandy flats or several days in the search of a deep sea trophy, it’s up to you. Bimini, Nassau, Freeport, Exuma, and Walker’s Cay are all a great starting point for your angling adventures.

Rules & Regulations

Most charter captains will provide fishing licenses, but it’s always a good idea to check with your guide before your trip. Also bear in mind that spearguns are banned in the Bahamas, so any spearfishing will be done exclusively with Hawaiian slings.

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January

When the temperature stays in the 70ºF ballpark during January, you know you’re in a fishing paradise. This is probably the best time to go after monster Wahoo, while fly fishing for Bonefish is excellent too.

February

The Wahoo bite is still going strong. In the offshore waters, anything from Sailfish to Mahi Mahi and Grouper is biting. Feel free to sign up for a local tournament if you’re up for a challenge. It’s peak tourist season, though, so book well in advance.

March

The fishing pace is picking up all over the country due to the presence of fantastic species in the deep waters. As for inshore, Permit will join the local Bonefish population, so the stage is set for a fly adventure.

April

This is the best time to sign up for an all-star offshore experience. With White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and, of course, Tuna, you’ve got a ticket for the trip of a lifetime. Who knows, maybe you’ll land a new personal record!

May

There’s no time to catch a break as far as fishing in the Bahamas is concerned. Tarpon come in during the month in big numbers, so get your best flies ready. Want diversity? How about some adrenaline-pumping Tuna fishing?

June

Go out after Sailfish while they’re still there. After June, they’ll mostly be gone for the year, so make the best of it before they set sail. You can combine it with some reef action for Amberjack, Snapper, and Grouper.

July

The main attraction for a July fishing trip in the Bahamas is the impressive Marlin action. Those more interested in bottom feeders can feast on Snapper and Grouper galore, or go to the deepest waters in search of Swordfish.

August

You won’t find a lot of tourists when the weather is so hot, but the Bonefish are absolutely on fire! If you can stand the heat, you’ll be rewarded for it. Offshore, anything from Barracuda to Queen Snapper is fair game.

September

The rainy weather typical for September makes for less-than-stellar flats fishing, but the reefs will more than make up for it, with plenty of Amberjack, Barracuda, and other bottom feeders to go around.

October

This is a great time to be in the Bahamas, whether for fishing, tourism, or preferably both. Flats fishing is picking up again with an army of Bonefish at your disposal, and, in the offshore realm, you can look forward to Snapper, Grouper, and Barracuda.

November

The Wahoo bite is getting stronger as the year draws to a close – a great reason to host the annual Wahoo Smackdown. You can also head to the reefs and look for some delicious fish like Grouper and Snapper. In the flats, Bonefish are as feisty as ever.

December

Come Boxing Day, people in the Bahamas celebrate what’s known as Junkanoo. When you’re not partying, go fishing for Wahoo, or get a combo trip with a Bahamas fishing charter and chase after Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Grouper.

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Spending time with a guide helps to learn the behavior patterns of these spooky fish. Also very helpful in learning how to spot them cruising the flats.
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Spending time with a guide helps to learn the behavior patterns of these spooky fish. Also very helpful in learning how to spot them cruising the flats.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Fayetteville, AR
Check the Weather Forecast ahead of time. May need to Reschedule your fishing trip
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check the Weather Forecast ahead of time. May need to Reschedule your fishing trip
Alex  W.
Alex W. Nassau, New Providence District
Anything.. Trolling was slow then we started bottom fishing and it was on fire it was on fish after another.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Anything.. Trolling was slow then we started bottom fishing and it was on fire it was on fish after another.
Nicholas  P.
Nicholas P. Deltona, FL
Bring everything you think you might need and don't expect 5 star This is an out island proper style.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring everything you think you might need and don't expect 5 star This is an out island proper style.
Ian  Q.
Ian Q. Nassau, New Providence District
Great fishing but be prepared to go and look for it, friendly people great bars [Maxs conch bar, Tinys] etc beautiful place to be.
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Great fishing but be prepared to go and look for it, friendly people great bars [Maxs conch bar, Tinys] etc beautiful place to be.
Ian  Q.
Ian Q. Slough, England
I fished with Capt Eddie of First Strike. I had a great experience, so I would recommend you book with him.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I fished with Capt Eddie of First Strike. I had a great experience, so I would recommend you book with him.
Robert  Z.
Robert Z. Minneapolis, MN
The water gets deep closer to shore than you think. It is a short trip to deep water, a 4 hour trip is efficient. Reel that fish in quick, sharks will snag your fish before you know it.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The water gets deep closer to shore than you think. It is a short trip to deep water, a 4 hour trip is efficient. Reel that fish in quick, sharks will snag your fish before you know it.
Adam  S.
Adam S. Nassau, NP
The inshore reef fishing, bonefish on a fly rod and snapper with a bait caster, was a great experience. So many types of fish, but not enough time to catch them. There is also so much more to the trip than just fishing. The ecology of the area is incredible, sharks, rays tarpon, barracuda, turtles.. Not to mention the most beautiful water I've ever seen, and I have fished in many places in the world. My fun meter was pegged.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The inshore reef fishing, bonefish on a fly rod and snapper with a bait caster, was a great experience. So many types of fish, but not enough time to catch them. There is also so much more to the trip than just fishing. The ecology of the area is incredible, sharks, rays tarpon, barracuda, turtles.. Not to mention the most beautiful water I've ever seen, and I have fished in many places in the world. My fun meter was pegged.
Jeff  F.
Jeff F. Nassau, New Providence District
Just remember even though it can be a peak fishing month that it is still fishing not catching so respect the guides!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just remember even though it can be a peak fishing month that it is still fishing not catching so respect the guides!
Bryce  R.
Bryce R. Baudette, MN
Spend a little extra and go for a bigger boat. We had a 55 foot boat for 6 of us and I'm glad we went bigger instead of less expensive
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Spend a little extra and go for a bigger boat. We had a 55 foot boat for 6 of us and I'm glad we went bigger instead of less expensive
Matthew  W.
Matthew W. Flower Mound, Texas
Yes. The ease to get to fishing waters is unlike anything I have experienced.
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Yes. The ease to get to fishing waters is unlike anything I have experienced.
Lamar  J.
Lamar J. Nassau, New Providence District
Try the deep sea fishing for half the trip and if not catching anything try the bottom fishing. You need to have patience and relax and enjoy the experience. When you do catch something it is great.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Try the deep sea fishing for half the trip and if not catching anything try the bottom fishing. You need to have patience and relax and enjoy the experience. When you do catch something it is great.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
Be prepared to spend long hours in hot sun. A guide is the best way to take advantage of reaching good number of bonefish. Be ready to have a blast fighting these awesome fish!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared to spend long hours in hot sun. A guide is the best way to take advantage of reaching good number of bonefish. Be ready to have a blast fighting these awesome fish!!
Laurie  F.
Laurie F. United States
Book your trip through a professional agency such as fishing booker to insure your experience is enjoyable and safe. A lot of free lancers out there to make a quick buck, by booking on reknown sites you eliminate all the risks.
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Book your trip through a professional agency such as fishing booker to insure your experience is enjoyable and safe. A lot of free lancers out there to make a quick buck, by booking on reknown sites you eliminate all the risks.
Edward  P.
Edward P. Nassau, New Providence District

Safety First Charter
Safety First Charter
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
My buddy and I had a great time with Mario and his crew. We will definitely use him again the next time we're in Nassau. 6 stars that's how much fun we had. thanks again Mario.
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FishingBooker Member Smyrna, DE
Yellowtail Charters
Yellowtail Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Great boat. Great experience. Caught some good fish and they cleaned it for us to take to a restaurant for dinner where we ate our fresh caught Wahoo! Book these guys!
Bridger  S.
Bridger S. Hudson Oaks, TX
Safety First Charter
Safety First Charter
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
Full day trip. Went to pig island went back to dock to eat had amazing home made food. Then wanted to go fish trolled a little water was rough so went to the beach chilled out. Great experience
Charlie  M.
Charlie M. Vidor, TX
Blue Finn Charters
Blue Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 69 reviews
Captain Kevin was incredibly determined to give us a great trip. Very happy with our half day.
Steven  V.
Steven V. Nassau, New Providence District
Blue Finn Charters
Blue Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 69 reviews
We had the best with with Captain Keith and Captain Ron! They were so much fun and made sure we had a great time! Highly recommend!
Samantha  G.
Samantha G. Prescott, AR
Fishing 242 Charters - 32' SeaVee
Fishing 242 Charters - 32' SeaVee
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 68 reviews
Teddy was great! Had a wonderful energy and very friendly. Will definitely book next time we are in the bahamas.
Paul  T.
Paul T. Tampa, FL
Blue Finn Charters
Blue Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 69 reviews
Honestly had the most fantastic day with captain Keith and captain Ron! These guys made sure we got fish, I caught the biggest Thank both! But all and all the best day on the water! Thank you gentlemen for a fantastic day and making sure my dad had the best day ever! I will be sure to tell everyone that comes here to fish with you guys!!!!! Thank you again!
Jeremiah  S.
Jeremiah S. Layton, UT
Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish
Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Having deep sea fished over 10 times in the Bahamas, and on over 5 different charters. This by far was my favorite charter if AC and a cabin is a must. I also enjoy captin c tours if you don’t need the full cabin and want to save some money. Had a great time and will definitely be back
Ben  A.
Ben A. Canton, GA
Fishing 242 Charters - 32' SeaVee
Fishing 242 Charters - 32' SeaVee
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 68 reviews
We hooked a monster blue marlin! Teddy has a great boat and knows the waters extremely well. He got us on the Mahi and we were able to land a blue marlin. I highly recommend Teddy as your next charter.
Brenden  B.
Brenden B. Jacksonville, FL
Yellowtail Charters
Yellowtail Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
Everything was awesome. Caught 12 yellowtail, 2 barracuda, 1 giant monk snapper and 1 nice strawberry grupper.
Tony  D.
Tony D. Atoka, TN
Safety First Charter
Safety First Charter
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
The trip was great, far and beyond the expectations. The trip was do enjoyable and will be great memories for our family. The crew was helpful, personal and friendly. They went far and beyond the duty to make sure we had all the best experience. They cooked the fish and very helpful in any way we need. We greatly appreciate and hopefully going back soon The swimming with pigs was illuminating and historical and very enjoyable.
Vincent  M.
Vincent M. Kent, Washington
Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish
Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
We have been going deep sea fishing for years. The captain and crew on this boat were so accommodating, professional and very sweet. I highly recommend this company!
Chastity  R.
Chastity R. Nassau, New Providence District
Blue Finn Charters
Blue Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 69 reviews
Took 5 boys, ages 6-11, for an afternoon with Captain Keith, and it exceeded all expectations! Keith and Ronnie were awesome, so helpful with the kids, and we caught 5 fish! This was the exact experience we wanted in the Bahamas. Great boat, great crew, great fishing…the boys and I will remember this one for a long, long time!
Brendan  S.
Brendan S. North Massapequa, NY
5 G's Fishing Charters & Tours
5 G's Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
My family and I did not want to get out of the water! Imagine looking straight to the bottom! Omg! The captain and crew were so accommodating….we never heard “no!” We will be back after everything comes back to normal! Two thumbs up!
Dwayna  Z.
Dwayna Z. Hollywood, Florida
Safety First Charter
Safety First Charter
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
We had an awesome day on the water! Beautiful weather and crew was very nice. Captain Mario went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic day. Weather was a bit iffy on our scheduled day so he worked with us and our availability to reschedule us to a calmer sea day. Well worth the wait :) Our first call will be to Captain Mario out next trip to the Bahamas!
Tracie  W.
Tracie W. Easton, CT
Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish
Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Captain Mike was so warm and friendly. I really enjoyed talking to him up on the bridge while the rest of my family was reeling in the black fin tuna with Low Key (First Mate) below. Such a fun experience that my three youngest boys will remember for the rest of their lives!
Todd  J.
Todd J. Houston, TX
Blue Finn Charters
Blue Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 69 reviews
Fantastic day out, the crew were extremely helpful and gave us exactly what we were looking for. Caught lots and had fun!!! They also arranged for some of our catch to be cooked for us at Margaretaville when we got back 😀
Scott  F.
Scott F. Nocatee, FL
Yellowtail Charters
Yellowtail Charters
Fishing charter in Nassau
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 12 reviews
The captain and crew were amazing they made sure to put on the fish we requested! I’d definitely go again and recommend them to anyone that asked. They even provided us with special requests that we asked for.
RUSS  M.
RUSS M. Belvedere, SC
Safety First Charter
Safety First Charter
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
My family and I had an amazing time with Captain Mario and his crew. They showed us a great day in the Bahamas; from exploring, fishing, snorkeling with turtles, to eating a local dish and swimming with pigs. If we ever come back we would do it all over again. They really took care of us.
Natalie  H.
Natalie H. Canton, OH
Safety First Charter
Safety First Charter
Fishing charter in Nassau
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 31 reviews
Captain Mario and crew were wonderful. He took great care of my family of six. We caught lots of fish, had great conversation about Bahamian life, saw the sites, snorkeled and swam with the turtles. It was the perfect adventure to end our Bahamian vacation. We already plan to do it again when we come back to Nassau.
Sonya  B.
Sonya B. Nassau, NP

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Bahamas

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Bahamas costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $685, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,071. 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 Bahamas is 34 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Blue Finn Charters, Safety First Charter, and Captainctours are some of the most popular fishing charters in Bahamas. Full list of top fishing charters in Bahamas.

Blue Finn Charters, Safety First Charter, and Captainctours all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Bahamas.

The best way to experience fishing in Bahamas 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 Bahamas.

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

Come Boxing Day, people in the Bahamas celebrate what’s known as Junkanoo. When you’re not partying, go fishing for Wahoo, or get a combo trip with a Bahamas fishing charter and chase after Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Grouper. Check availability for local fishing charters in Bahamas.