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Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(158 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $135

Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $355

Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(234 reviews)
Carolina
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trips from $675

Adventures Tourmarine

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Cabo Rojo
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Reel Bless Fishing Charters PR

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(38 reviews)
Fajardo
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trips from $625

Fish Slayer Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Cabo Rojo
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trips from $675

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(143 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $130

Double Hook Charters

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(221 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $700

Konklma Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Fajardo
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trips from $550

Father And Sons Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Fajardo
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trips from $850

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Puerto Rico

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Rico fishing trip is $532, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $902 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Puerto Rico that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Puerto Rico are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Puerto Rico are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Puerto Rico are:

Many fishing charters in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Puerto Rico?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Puerto Rico are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $133
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $566
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $765
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $711
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $995
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,161
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,000

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
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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This was our first trip. Captain rated sea roughness at 4. For us it was a 9 almost 10. Check Sea Condition don't forget your motion sickness meds. Do it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first trip. Captain rated sea roughness at 4. For us it was a 9 almost 10. Check Sea Condition don't forget your motion sickness meds. Do it.
Pedro  J.
Pedro J. Caguas
If you go in not expecting to catch any fish it will let you enjoy the fishing trip better. You get a really cool view of old San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you go in not expecting to catch any fish it will let you enjoy the fishing trip better. You get a really cool view of old San Juan
David  O.
David O. United States
Bring sunscreen/sun shirt, the sun is hot in the morning on the east side of the island.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen/sun shirt, the sun is hot in the morning on the east side of the island.
Jonathon  B.
Jonathon B. Pittsburgh, PA
Every day is different, if you are not an avid fisherman please do the reasercb.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every day is different, if you are not an avid fisherman please do the reasercb.
Vanessa  W.
Vanessa W. Dallas, TX
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
Luis  H.
Luis H. Orlando, Florida
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
Very good
4.0 / 5
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
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
Cory  W.
Cory W. Battle Ground, WA

Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
The best experience. Are you guaranteed a catch, no. But when you have a catch, they are there to help you bring it in. I was lucky to bring in a Blue Marlin, one of the greatest experiences ever. Thank you captain and your mate, for helping me in that fight, and it was a fight. I will be back next year. Great time.....!!!! Even if no fish, the time out on the sea is spectacular, to see the maneuvering and the blue waters ,for my wife and I, can't go wrong.We Loved It. Thank You
Victor  R.
Victor R. West Valley City, UT
Bayside Fishing Charters
Bayside Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
The capt Luis JR was great. This was an awesome experience thanks to the capt knowledge of the island. Not only a great day of fishing the views were out of the world. Definitely would do it again
Victor  J.
Victor J. Fort Myers, FL
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Amazing day! Captain Martinez and first mate Franco were amazing! Very patient, professional and informative about the fish and local area. Caught 2 sailfish, tuna and a barracuda.
Gale  S.
Gale S. Hinsdale, IL
Reel Bless Fishing Charters PR
Reel Bless Fishing Charters PR
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Reel Bless is the real deal. Jorge and his boat were top quality. Great company. Great music. Killer fishing. We’ll be back before we leave this island!!
Jennifer  W.
Jennifer W. North Fork, ID
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We had a great experience on our half day trip with Captain Pitain and Franco. We came back with three beautiful Mahi Mahi - success! Franco was extremely knowledgeable and even cleaned our catch at the end of the trip. We are already talking about coming back to the island in February to do another trip with them! Highly recommend.
Meredith  M.
Meredith M. Garden City, NY
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Spent half day fishing and got on the Tarpon right away. Cap’n knows what he’s doing and will guide you through the catch. A lot of fun and a must while you are here.
Frank  D.
Frank D. Peyton, CO
Kamelia Fishing Charter
Kamelia Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Arecibo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Luis and his first mate were great! We had a great experience with them both. Both are very knowledgeable and friendly! When We come back to PR we’re going to book again with them!
Sierra  M.
Sierra M. Newtown, CT
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
My son and I fished with this amazing outfit. We caught numerous Pelagic species and had an all around wonderful experience! Captain Pepe is amazing and his mate was an incredibly hard worker! I look forward to returning and fishing with this crew again. The boat was extremely comfortable and the tackle is well maintained! The fighting chair was awesome!!!!!!
Jeff  T.
Jeff T. Macon, GA
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Very good
4.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
The fishing place was very close to us just 5 min down the road. Not hard to find. The captain was ready and we set out on time. It was raining off and on but that didn't stop the fishing. The captain was very nice. We only caught one fish but still great experience.
Janelle  W.
Janelle W. Philadelphia, PA
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(234 reviews)
We had a great day out on the water with Capt Pepe and crew. He goes the distance to make sure you get on the fish. Even when conditions aren’t the best he makes sure he gives you the best experience. Will use again and recommend to all. Not many charter captains go the ends to make a day worthwhile like Capt Pepe. Such a fun time and came home with some MEAT!
Luke  M.
Luke M. St. Pete Beach, FL
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
Highly recommend Humberto and Adrian for all your fishing needs. They were very knowledgeable on the types of fish in the Puerto Rican waters and we look forward to our next trip with them. Adrian took care if us and even prepared our fish for the chef at the Marina kitchen. Top of the line service.
Julio  O.
Julio O. Reading, PA
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(158 reviews)
The fishing trip was okay but not enough fish caught for the price we paid. We only caught one fish on the trip. The website should tell you that the fish are catch and release only. We thought that we were going to take the fish home to eat.
KERRY  F.
KERRY F. Sabana Grande
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Knowledgeable, local captain for types charters. You name it and he can do it!
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. United States
Konklma Fishing Charters
Konklma Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Andy and his daughter. Trolled for the big fish but didn’t have much luck. Did a little jigging and bottom fishing but the Sharks wanted our fish more than we did! Managed to bring in a 5’ Shark that ate our fish! Overall good time!
Warren  H.
Warren H. Charlotte Hall, MD
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Captain Clery put us on fish and taught us how to land them too. A fun morning with lots of action - he really cares and would highly recommend a trip!
Terry  H.
Terry H. Puerto Rico
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Had an awesome time on this trip. Captain Miquel was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He put us on fish and I had a terrific time. I would definitely recommend this charter if you plan a trip to Puerto Rico.
Craig  H.
Craig H. Hiawassee, GA
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Great trip great crew. The bite may not of been great, but the experience was. Can't wait to do it against.
James  G.
James G. Anacortes, WA
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Captain Pepe and his mate were knowledgeable, friendly, and really worked hard to make our fishing trip successful! Communication was top notch before and during trip. I wouldn’t look any further for the best fishing guides.
Kelly  M.
Kelly M. San Juan
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Could not of had a better outing, highly recommend captain clery and his company
Mark  M.
Mark M. Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Thanks to Capt. and Crew efforts to work hard to catch fish, we did have success on one of those days when the fish just aren't biting. First a nice barracuda and then. . .fish on!! and then fish on!! two at once. Thanks to your efforts you made a slow day a great day!!!
Brian  B.
Brian B. United States