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Just for fishing alone, the “Island of Enchantment” deserves its name. From freshwater ponds to marshy bays, and with deep waters just a few miles from shore, this Caribbean island should be on the top of every serious angler’s list. Fortunately, there are plenty of Puerto Rico fishing charters waiting to take you on the angling adventure of a lifetime!
 
Peacock Bass is the star of the show inland, and these dazzling creatures offer non-stop action where you could catch up to 50 in a day. It’s a great way to make sure you get some meat out of your inshore trip, where you’ll release Tarpon weighing up to 100 pounds, along with Snook, Jack Crevalle, Bonefish, and many more.
 
Your next step on your way out to sea will be the stunning reefs nearshore. Snappers, Groupers, Ladyfish, Barracuda, and many more promise to be biting. However, the serious action happens offshore. Puerto Rico is just 75 miles from the deepest spots of the Atlantic, and boasts a current that drags in all the big game monsters. Go after Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Spearfish, along with Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo here.
 
With such great fishing just a stone’s throw away, you can get your fill on a trip as short as half a day. Inshore and nearshore trips are recommended for beginners and families, while offshore trips are more suited to experienced anglers. You could even spend the whole day out on the water! Find your guide in San Juan, Fajardo, Rincon, Paraguera, or any other fishing hub, and away you go.
 

Rules & Regulations

As well as having the experience of a professional captain aboard a Puerto Rico fishing charter, your license will also be covered. Your guide will make sure you fish within the law, helping you release all Billfish, Tarpon, and Bonefish. 
Puerto Rico
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January

Visit the San Sebastian Street Festival for an explosion of color and music, or hit the water to battle huge fish. With Sailfish and Wahoo offshore and monster Tarpon inshore, you won’t be short of action.

February

Celebrate Puerto Rico’s take on Mardi Gras at the Carnival Ponceño in Ponce. Otherwise, head to the Casals Festival, San Juan’s most important cultural event. Either way, expect great live music.

March

Snook, Snapper, and Tarpon pack into the shallows, as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish demolish baits and dent lures offshore. This is some of the best sport fishing Puerto Rico sees all year.

April

If you’re in the mood for a flavor overload, check out the annual Saborea! Food Festival to try local delicacies and traditional treats. Otherwise, hit the reefs for tasty Snappers and Groupers. You won’t go hungry here.

May

San Juan’s annual Jazz Festival is one of the largest events of its type in the Caribbean. It’s well worth a visit, if you can tear yourself away from monster Tarpon, Blue and White Marlin, and Peacock Bass.

June

White Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna are at their peak, and Blue Marlin are biting hard, too. In the freshwater fisheries, Peacock Bass just gets better and better as the water heats up.

July

Whether you’re a dancefloor diva or have two left feet, you can’t miss the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress. This spectacle is held in San Juan in July, and is enough even to rival Marlin and Bass for pure excitement.

August

Big game anglers hit the western coast to take on the island’s second wave of Blue Marlin. The heat may be intense, but the bite is even more so. Bass continue to fight hard as summer wears on.

September

September is peak rainy season, and intense storms can make fishing difficult. They don’t put out the fire in the Blue Marlin bite, though. Head to the west of the island to battle these beasts in the Mona Passage.

October

The San Juan International Billfish Tournament has been running since the ‘50s, and is still one of the top events in the region. Whether you’re taking part or just checking out the weigh-in, this event is well worth visiting.

November

Get your dose of local rhythms at the Festival of Puerto Rican Music in San Juan. Otherwise, hit the water for Barracuda, Jacks, Bonefish, Kingfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and more!

December
The Hatillo Masks Festival has been running each year since 1823, telling the story of King Herod in a flurry of outlandish costumes, and colorful parades. Need even more excitement? Sailfish are on fire offshore!

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Bring a cooler if you want to keep your catch. Leave the little ones at home - these are substantial fish that I would recommend for teenagers and above. Pick a charter like Captain Jose with the larger boat to make the trip smoother than on a smaller boat and invest in the 3/4 or full day trip to insure value and catch potential.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring a cooler if you want to keep your catch. Leave the little ones at home - these are substantial fish that I would recommend for teenagers and above. Pick a charter like Captain Jose with the larger boat to make the trip smoother than on a smaller boat and invest in the 3/4 or full day trip to insure value and catch potential.
Vincent  W.
Vincent W. St. Petersburg, FL
Keep in mind that covid regulations are in affect. So the experience might be a little different than you would normally expect. Bait shops are closed and you have to catch your own bait.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Keep in mind that covid regulations are in affect. So the experience might be a little different than you would normally expect. Bait shops are closed and you have to catch your own bait.
Alister  K.
Alister K. Grapevine, TX
To enjoy the time at the water and if you catch something good deal to treasure.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
To enjoy the time at the water and if you catch something good deal to treasure.
HERIBERTO  A.
HERIBERTO A. Reedsport, Oregon
If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
Peter  F.
Peter F. West Roxbury, MA
I personally didn’t fish the n Loíza, but did fish in El Naranjito resovoir.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I personally didn’t fish the n Loíza, but did fish in El Naranjito resovoir.
Al  R.
Al R. San Juan
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Wolcott, CT
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Gurabo
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
Jason  W.
Jason W. Broken Arrow, OK
If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Guaynabo
Check the weather because the water can be rough if you're not use to 3 to 5 foot waves.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check the weather because the water can be rough if you're not use to 3 to 5 foot waves.
Tyrone  P.
Tyrone P. Zephyrhills, FL
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.
Cary  D.
Cary D. Harrison, TN
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.
Antonio  E.
Antonio E. Houston, TX
Take a trip with Angel Campos for freshwater fish as I did, or for brackish water fish such as tarpon
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take a trip with Angel Campos for freshwater fish as I did, or for brackish water fish such as tarpon
Darren  B.
Darren B. Hingham, MA
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
Luis  H.
Luis H. Orlando, Florida
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Sellersville, PA
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
Kelli  T.
Kelli T. Puerto Rico
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.
Troy  D.
Troy D. Miami, Florida
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
Martin  M.
Martin M. Canby, OR
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
Cory  W.
Cory W. Battle Ground, WA
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.
David  P.
David P. Papillion, NE

Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Great captain and great time fishing offshore. I will be coming back to here to fish with him again. Highly recommend.
Ryan  R.
Ryan R. Bohemia, NY
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
The water was a little rough going out but the boat handled it very well. Had a few bites but only landed one mahi. Pepe worked very hard to put us on fish all morning. I guess that’s why they call it fishing!
Kimberly  Y.
Kimberly Y. Jacksonville, Florida
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Had a good time...didn't catch much due to covid and fish wearing their mask ...but am going to try and come back in January or February. Thanks again Jose and Frank with the bad foot.
Kevin  D.
Kevin D. New Castle, CO
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
Fishing charter in Loíza
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 22 reviews
We had the best day fishing with Captain Paco! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and awesome with our young kids. Not only did he put us on the tarpon, but he had some wonderful recommendations for other things to see around the island. Next time we're in San Juan, I will 100% fish with Captain Paco again. Highly recommend!
Tracy  C.
Tracy C. Saint AUG BEACH, FL
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Great Captain and deck hand. Boat was nice. Unfortunately not a single bite,not their fault just disappointing. Would recommend booking with them
William  V.
William V. Monticello, NY
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
We went on a half-day trip in the afternoon and was a little slow to begin with and then picked up towards the end of the trip with a nice Wahoo and a tuna. Great trip. Relaxing and friendly crew.
Kathy  M.
Kathy M. Silt, CO
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Really great trip! The captain was on time and had a lot of knowledge. We had a great relaxing trip will definitely use Blue Water Fishing again.
Nahomi  M.
Nahomi M. Irvine, CA
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
We started the day at 7:00 am, left in a little rain, drove out of it quickly and we were fishing by 7:30 am. Caught a little wahoo early and the wrapped up with 4 mahi-mahi as time ran out on our trip. Great day! Great experience!
Mark  M.
Mark M. Luquillo
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
He was very helpful with my 86 year old Dad and mother. It was a great family fish trip
Mark  A.  R.
Mark A. R. Buckley, WA
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
This was out first deep sea fishing charter. Captain Jose made it memorable. Would defined do again. Restaurant in the marina cooked out Mahi-mahi.
Michael  T.
Michael T. Harrison, OH
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Captain and his mate worked hard to put us on fish. Would use his service again.
Mike  P.
Mike P. Osage Beach, MO
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
Fishing charter in Loíza
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 22 reviews
Captain Paco was incredible. He does private trips for very reasonable cost. No waves, nice and peaceful. We watched the sunrise as we rode out to the spot in the inland bay. He got us on the tarpon. We had at least 20 bites. Would recommend to anyone!
Nathan  L.
Nathan L. Puerto Rico
Adventures Tourmarine
Adventures Tourmarine
Fishing charter in Cabo Rojo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 22 reviews
We had a wonderful time! The weather was beautiful, the crew was fantastic and very knowledgeable. They made our vacation and our fishing experience great! Thank you to the Tourmarine Crew!
Jessica  G.
Jessica G. Phoenix, AZ
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Man, was this an incredible experience! Started the day off with this tuna that put up a good fight. After that it was pretty quiet for an hour or so; then Bam, a 300 lb Blue Marlin snagged the line and jumped out of the water then started running. I fought with it for a bit but unfortunately it didn’t hook all the way and he got away. That’s just the way she goes sometimes. It is now my white whale and I have a reason to return. 10/10 experience. You will not regret
Quinn  C.
Quinn C. Monona, WI
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Great captain and crew. We caught fish, including a "bull" 43 lb mahi mahi. Lots of fun, I highly recommend them!
Darin  W.
Darin W. Saint Paul, MN
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
This was the best fishing experience ever . Pepe make sure we fish he follow the fish every where . I fish a yellow fin tuna , black tuna and mahi mahi
Alexander  T.
Alexander T. San Juan
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
No marlin but a great day for mahi mahi. Captain and mate were great. Beautiful weather and calm seas. I would definitely recommend this charter.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Noblesville, IN
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
What an awesome experience! Everybody should try this at least once! The captain and crew were so accomodating and knowledgeable and they did such a great job making us feel as comfortable as possible and having a good time! Would definitely book again!
Micheal  H.
Micheal H. Marwood, PA
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 135 reviews
Had a great day of fishing, Jose and crew member assured that we had a great time and experience "the catch."
Gerald  S.
Gerald S. Aurora, CO
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
We had a blast on our fishing trip with the Captain and his first mate. They were responsive to our questions and attentive to our needs. The vessel and gear all worked perfectly and we didn’t go home empty handed. It was nice to be able to hang out on deck, climb up to where the Captain was and enjoy the ride, or catch some shade in the cabin. All around a great trip and it was definitely worth taking. Would recommend to anyone.
Fernando  A.
Fernando A. Puerto Rico

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Puerto Rico

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Puerto Rico costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $836. 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 Puerto Rico is 29 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Adventures Tourmarine, Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico, and Double Hook Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Rico. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Rico.

Adventures Tourmarine, Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico, and Double Hook Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Puerto Rico.

The best way to experience fishing in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico.

The most popular fish species you can target are Barracuda (Great), Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and jigging. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Hatillo Masks Festival has been running each year since 1823, telling the story of King Herod in a flurry of outlandish costumes, and colorful parades. Need even more excitement? Sailfish are on fire offshore! Check availability for local fishing charters in Puerto Rico.