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4.9 / 5
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West Bay
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George Town
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trips from $500
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4.9 / 5
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Patricks Island
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4.9 / 5
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George Town
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West Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cayman Islands

According to customer reviews, Happy Day Charters, Outcast Charters Cayman, and Cayman Live Bait are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cayman Islands. Full list of top fishing charters in Cayman Islands.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cayman Islands fishing trip is $730, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,416 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Happy Day Charters, Outcast Charters Cayman, and Cayman Live Bait all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cayman Islands.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, and Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Heavy Tackle, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

This Caribbean paradise may be better know for finance than fish, but Cayman Islands fishing has all the makings of a world-class day on the water. The island chain sits on the edge of the darkest depths of the Caribbean: the 20,000-foot Cayman Trench. Inshore reefs give way to blue waters within swimming distance of shore. You also have some amazing flats and mangroves, and unique water havens like Stingray City. There’s a lot to pack in on Cayman Islands fishing charters.
 
How you spend your trip will depend on which island you visit. Grand Cayman is the biggest of the three and has a lot more going on off the water. It also has the majority of the country’s charter boats. Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are much smaller and less populated. They both have some incredible flats and backcountry. Of course, all three islands are stunning, with white sandy beaches and crystal-clear seas. You really can't go wrong if you're looking for beauty.

Types of Fishing

The best thing about fishing in the Caymans is that you can enjoy fun flats action, productive reef fishing, and a serious bluewater bite, all in one day! Most charter captains give you the choice of where to fish. Here are the main ways you can spend your day.
 

Deep Sea Fishing

You can find Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo pretty much year-round in the Cayman Islands. The best bite is during the hot summer months, with everything except Wahoo hitting their peak in June and July. All three islands have reliable – although not enormous – deep sea fish within easy reach of a half day trip. Grand Cayman is your best bet for big game battles, simply because there are a lot more boats here.
 

Inshore Fishing

Bonefish and Tarpon are the main targets on flats fishing trips. Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman are best for bonefishing, but the mangroves and inland waters on all three islands hold lots of baby Tarpon. The only place you’re likely to see Silver Kings in the 50-100 lb range is on George Town’s waterfront, where they get fed by crowds of tourists. We’ve never tried fishing here, but we’re pretty sure it’s frowned upon. You also have Permit, Pompano, and Barracuda in the shallows throughout the country. The best time to target these fish is in the heat of summer when the winds are lower and the fish aren’t scared into deeper waters.
 

Reef Fishing

Inshore reefs straddle the line between the beach and bluewaters throughout the Cayman Islands. They’re home to year-round populations of Jack Crevalle, Mangrove, Mutton and Yellowtail Snapper, Triggerfish, and Nassau Grouper. You can also find some Goliath Grouper swimming around the shallower edges of the reefs. Reef fishing is a great way to switch things up on a full day trip. You can spend the morning battling Billfish, then hit the reefs on your way back to snorkel and catch some tasty bottom fish.

Fishing Techniques

The fish don’t get that big here. Blue Marlin average around 150 pounds and Tarpon rarely top 15 pounds in places you can actually catch them. Don’t let this put you off, though. It means you can enjoy incredible light and fly action for all your favorite fish. Trolling is the most common tactic offshore, while inshore anglers prefer light spinning or fly gear. On the reefs, you will either be jigging or bottom fishing, with the option to try traditional handline fishing, too.

Need to Know

You don’t need a fishing license on a registered Cayman fishing charter. You can also fish from shore without a license, but you have to release all your fish. Certain species, including Sharks, Rays, and Goliath Grouper, cannot be removed from the water under any circumstances. The Islands are an important spawning ground for Nassau Grouper. Because of this, it’s illegal to fish within a mile of any Designated Grouper Spawning Area from November 1st through March 31st. It’s also illegal to fish in any Wildlife Interaction Zone, such as the Sandbar or Stingray City. 
 
During a single day in the Caymans, you can battle Blue Marlin, drop lines for Snappers, fly fish for Tarpon, and still have time to swim with Stingrays. Nowhere else in the Caribbean can you do so much on one trip. Captains here are happy to give you the reigns and let you decide how you spend your day. So jump aboard and take your pick!
 
Cayman Islands
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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January
Kick off the year with screaming drag as you battle Wahoo offshore. Fish the reefs for tasty Snapper and Triggerfish, or head to the Taste of Cayman Food and Wine Festival to enjoy the nation’s top treats.
February

The Little Cayman Mardi Gras Festival brings the island to life in a flurry of color and dance. Check it out, then fish for monster Wahoo offshore or Bonefish and Tarpon in the shallows.

March

This is your last chance to take on lightning-fast Wahoo offshore. The Mahi Mahi bite starts to pick up and the reefs are bursting with fish. Wherever you go, you’ll land something special.

April

Take part in the exclusive Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament or visit Cayfest, the country’s biggest arts and culture event. Otherwise, head offshore and bag some tasty Mahi Mahi.

May

The Cayman Carnival Batabano takes over the streets of George Town with parades, live calypso bands, and so much more. Nassau Grouper are open for harvest from May.

June

June is one of the best months to fish in the Caymans. Marlin, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi tear through the bluewaters, while low winds make for dream Tarpon and bonefishing on the flats.

July

Blue and White Marlin, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Pompano, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish – it’s easier to name the fish you can’t catch in July!

August

The Marlin bite starts to drop off in August, but Tuna and Mahi Mahi are still on fire! Temperatures can be crushing this time of year, so wade out, cool off and try Bonefishing.

September

This is your last chance to bag big Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna. Skipjack also show up by the dozen in September, bringing a Tuna Grand Slam well within reach.

October

The best thing about the Caymans is that they’re great whenever you go! No one fish is at its best this time of year, but they’re all around in decent numbers. Just take your pick.

November

The first Wahoo show up, joining a ton of Skipjacks offshore. The annual Cayman Islands Pirates Week kicks off with costumes, events, and great family fun. It’s not an event to miss!

December

If all you want for Christmas is Wahoo, you’ve come to the right place! With big fish, warm seas, soft sands, and not a snowflake in sight, it’s the perfect place to spend the holiday season.

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We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Jacob  J.
Jacob J. Roanoke, IN
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Ryan  W.
Ryan W. Franklin, TN
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Matt  H.
Matt H. Round Rock, TX
Captain Cody recommended November through March as the best fishing times. However, for July we did extremely well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Cody recommended November through March as the best fishing times. However, for July we did extremely well.
David  M.
David M. Mount Pleasant, TX
Fishing in the caymans is terrific from the standpoint of you drop from 15ft to 1000ft in just a few minutes. You don’t travel far to get on large pelagic sea creatures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in the caymans is terrific from the standpoint of you drop from 15ft to 1000ft in just a few minutes. You don’t travel far to get on large pelagic sea creatures.
Jasen  W.
Jasen W. Atlanta, GA
A little slow this time of year inshore but everyday day is different so take a chance and go! If nothing else, the water is beautiful and the company is great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little slow this time of year inshore but everyday day is different so take a chance and go! If nothing else, the water is beautiful and the company is great!
Lois  W.
Lois W. West Jefferson, NC
Just understand the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The chef at Tukka knows what he’s doing and you won’t be disappointed in the meal he prepares with your catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just understand the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The chef at Tukka knows what he’s doing and you won’t be disappointed in the meal he prepares with your catch.
Rich  R.
Rich R. Cypress, TX
May is a good month for fishing. The boat is comfortable with plenty of shade. Kids like to feed tarpon at the dock where the fish are cleaned. Sharks come in also. Good restaurants near the dock area. Finish a day of fishing with a good meal. Very accessible from the seven mile beach area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May is a good month for fishing. The boat is comfortable with plenty of shade. Kids like to feed tarpon at the dock where the fish are cleaned. Sharks come in also. Good restaurants near the dock area. Finish a day of fishing with a good meal. Very accessible from the seven mile beach area.
Elizabeth  R.
Elizabeth R. Durham, North Carolina
Be sure to clarify exactly what to do when you get a fish on in terms of setting the hook and adjusting the real
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to clarify exactly what to do when you get a fish on in terms of setting the hook and adjusting the real
Joe  K.
Joe K. George Town
A half day reef fishing trip is a great way to start. It’s not very far from shore and the water is beautiful. You’ll catch fish and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A half day reef fishing trip is a great way to start. It’s not very far from shore and the water is beautiful. You’ll catch fish and have fun.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Union City, New Jersey
Be prepared for active seas and if you get sick put your patch on in advance and take your meds in advance as we did and you will be good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for active seas and if you get sick put your patch on in advance and take your meds in advance as we did and you will be good.
Trebor  S.
Trebor S. LaPlace, LA
Check out the winds and water conditions for deep sea if you get sea sick at all:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out the winds and water conditions for deep sea if you get sea sick at all:)
Joe  T.
Joe T. Westerville, OH
We didn’t catch the fish we hoped to but it is called “fishing” not catching!!! Not the captain and crews fault, just reality!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
We didn’t catch the fish we hoped to but it is called “fishing” not catching!!! Not the captain and crews fault, just reality!
Gracie  P.
Gracie P. George Town
Told the captain we had young kids, so catching a good amount of fish was the goal more than keepers. Mission accomplished, plus the boat ride was fun and fast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Told the captain we had young kids, so catching a good amount of fish was the goal more than keepers. Mission accomplished, plus the boat ride was fun and fast.
John  C.
John C. Northbrook, IL
Lots of options; deep drop, reef, or blue water. Grand Cayman is unique in that it has access to the deepest water in the Caribbiean. Try to hit the tuna bite earlier than July to give you the best options for a big catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of options; deep drop, reef, or blue water. Grand Cayman is unique in that it has access to the deepest water in the Caribbiean. Try to hit the tuna bite earlier than July to give you the best options for a big catch.
Lyles  B.
Lyles B. Winder, GA
Put sunscreen on before you get in the boat and dont forget your legs. Water can get rough farther out so take the less drowsy dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Put sunscreen on before you get in the boat and dont forget your legs. Water can get rough farther out so take the less drowsy dramamine.
Stacy  W.
Stacy W. Van Buren, AR
Beautiful weather! A bit rocky on the boat but with a little patience you will catch more fish than you expect!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful weather! A bit rocky on the boat but with a little patience you will catch more fish than you expect!
Gregg  C.
Gregg C. George Town
This year was better than expected. Many Wahoo were late to leave this year; making the trip that much more exciting :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This year was better than expected. Many Wahoo were late to leave this year; making the trip that much more exciting :)
Mike  P.
Mike P. George Town
Reef fishing is spectacular in Grand Cayman and you are all but assured bent rods and good eating. Mix that in with a trip to stingray city or snorkeling and it will make for an awesome day. We opted for an offshore trip and had a GREAT time. "Gunner" is an extremely well-equipped boat with the best tackle money can but (rare for a charter boat) with a top-notch crew that is both knowledgeable enough to impress an experienced angler and very kid-friendly. It is tough to find both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing is spectacular in Grand Cayman and you are all but assured bent rods and good eating. Mix that in with a trip to stingray city or snorkeling and it will make for an awesome day. We opted for an offshore trip and had a GREAT time. "Gunner" is an extremely well-equipped boat with the best tackle money can but (rare for a charter boat) with a top-notch crew that is both knowledgeable enough to impress an experienced angler and very kid-friendly. It is tough to find both.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. George Town
Take a keen look at the winds and weather. Unusually strong winds of 20 knots prevented us from deep sea fishing, but nonetheless, had a great day of reef fishing with a good variety of fishing options... along with a final pull of a barracuda as we trolled back to harbor.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a keen look at the winds and weather. Unusually strong winds of 20 knots prevented us from deep sea fishing, but nonetheless, had a great day of reef fishing with a good variety of fishing options... along with a final pull of a barracuda as we trolled back to harbor.
Hunter  K.
Hunter K. Cayman Islands

Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Great captain! Incredibly nice and accommodating. Picked us up right on the beach at 7 mile. 9th generation Caymanian so he knows the area and the history of Cayman! Caught two barracudas and a few tuna. Will return to capt Julz for future charters!
Ben  S.
Ben S. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Very good crew. Slow bite at the start but picked up big time at the end. Absolute send with the boys and would love to come back for another trip. Next time ferda we’re going to catch some big ole fishy bois. Can’t wait. The best charter.
Liam  R.
Liam R. Sherborn, MA
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Bobby took us out for a great day on the ocean. He is wise to the ways of the Ocean, and knowledgeable about the Grand Cayman as well. Great person to spend time with while waiting to catch fish. Went to Morgan’s for one of the best lunches of my life! Thanks Bobby! -Bob and Riley McMahon
Robert  M.
Robert M. Auburn, CA
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Bobby! The fishing was a little slow but that was not Bobby’s fault. We did catch a nice trigger fish and he filleted it for us to take home. We will use Happy Day Charters again!
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. George Town
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Had a fantastic morning with Captain Jules. He’s a 9th gen Caymanian who new everything about the island. He had some early catches with a Barracuda and some Blackfin. Then hit a local snorkel spot. Highly recommended.
Michael  F.
Michael F.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Everything was amazing. Will definitely use Happy charters again highly recommended
Christopher  P.
Christopher P. Union Beach, NJ
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Beautiful day on the water. We caught some black fin tuna. Bobby and his crew created a great experience for us. Bobby and his crew hand were Very friendly. Thank You Bobby!
David  B.
David B. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Bobby was so amazing!!! So knowledgeable and fun to be around :) highly recommend.
Lauren  B.
Lauren B. Celina, TX
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
It was a hot day and fish were scarce; however Captain Bobby was persistent and put us on some fish. Enjoyed a good catch of some black fins and also snagged a skipjack.
Chris  H.
Chris H. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Enjoyed our trip! Captain Bobby was great! Would definitely recommend Happy Day Charters!
Melissa  R.
Melissa R. Meridian, MS
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(44 reviews)
We got skunked, but not for a lack of trying. Our Capt was awesome, and very personable as well. We tried multiple areas and different types of fish. Like they say, a day fishing is better than a day at work.
Jim  N.
Jim N. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Bobby was amazing. So much fun for our family of 4 with 2 girls aged 11 and 15. Fished a good portion of the morning and Bobby moved locations to make sure we had a chance to all catch something. He then brought us to a great snorkle spot to end the trip. Highly recommend Bobby!
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Boulder, CO
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
My wife landed a 20lb wahoo and was thrilled. The fishing was slow on this one but Captain Bobby was a terrific guide and great conversation. Would fish with him again for sure.
Jasen  W.
Jasen W. Atlanta, GA
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
This was our second time fishing with Captain Julz and Reelstik Charter and it was fantastic as usual. We caught 3 barracuda and a lovely grouper. Took a break in the middle and did a quick snorkel at Cheeseburger Reef which was loaded with fish. Julz and his mate were fun to chat with and have so much knowledge about fishing and the island in general. Boat is great too. Fishing with Reelstik is always the highlight of our trip! Highly recommend.
Cyd  M.
Cyd M. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Bobby, is a great boat Captain/Guide. He done everything possible to make our fishing trip a success. Captain Bobby went over and beyond. 5/5 recommended!
Vance  M.
Vance M. Thorntonville, TX
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I told Bobby that we would like to get some fish to take back to our condo and we did! We got 2 medium size black fin tuna! Plus our 14 yo grandson’s got to experience fishing, one caught 2 and the other got 2 huge bites. Bobby provides snacks, water and Gatorade. It was really fun. Only downside the inside of the boat gets wet.
Joni  S.
Joni S. Escondido, CA
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Great crew! Caught Tuna, Snapper, Grouper. Best fishing day and will definitely rebook again
Todd  C.
Todd C. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I took my family on a half day deep sea trip. We landed this 15 pound mahi and one small cuda. Bobby did a great job all day trolling the area trying to find us fish. He changed lures numerous times trying to catch more fish. Bobby has a great attitude and made it a fun day for the family. We were on vacation so we took our catch to Morgan’s restaurant where they made us a fantastic dinner of ceviche appetizers with grilled and blackened mahi. One of our most memorable family dinners.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Dacula, GA
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
The trip was great - Captain Bobby showed us a great time! Would book again!
Spencer  C.
Spencer C. Austin, TX
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Original trip looked like storms mid way through. He was able to honestly cancel the morning before trip to not cut trip short due to weather and worked with us to reschedule while we were still on the island. Highly recommend with how unpredictable the weather and conditions can be in Grand Cayman. Was able to put us on fish later in the week and extremely friendly and knowledgeable crew.
Trent  K.
Trent K. George Town