Fishing in Curacao

Hidden among the traditional angling hotspots of the Caribbean, Curacao is hardly a first place that comes to mind when one thinks deep sea fishing. And although the local scene is still very much in development (with only about a dozen charters to choose from), the remote island's piscatorial potential is anything but underwhelming. The temperate waters of the Atlantic turn very deep very quickly, with trophy pelagics such as Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, Shark, Tuna, Wahoo and Dorados regularly snatched not far from the shoreline. The uninhabited island of Klein (Little) Curacao is your quintessential Caribbean fishery, and with some of the best snorkeling grounds south of Bahamas still waiting to be fully explored, Curacao is one fishing underdog no one should write off.

Known For

Kenepa Beach, Christoffel Park, Kura Hulanda Museum, The Curacao Carnival, Mambo Beach, ‘De Handelskade’, Snorkeling haven, Sheta Boka National Park, Ostrich Farm, Kite Festival, Dolphin Academy, Klein (Little) Curacao, Hato Caves, Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue

Rules & Regulations

Fishing without a permit in the territorial waters of Curacao is generally forbidden, but does not apply to those fishing from boats smaller than 12m (40ft) in length or weighing less than 6 bruto tons, as well as those fishing with four fishing lines or less.

Curacao Fishing Calendar