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Puerto Rico: 51 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(240 reviews)
San Juan
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Carolina
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(43 reviews)
San Juan
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Puerto Real
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trips from $355
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(349 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Fajardo
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trips from $950
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Cabo Rojo
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trips from $675
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Carolina
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trips from $360
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4.9 / 5
(14 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $350

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Puerto Rico

According to customer reviews, Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR, Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico, and SuFishNSea Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Rico. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Rico.

The average price for a private 4 hour Puerto Rico fishing trip is $528, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,023 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR, Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico, and SuFishNSea Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Puerto Rico.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Tarpon. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Spinning. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 27693 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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Book a morning trip if possible, afternoons can be brutal with the humidity. Otherwise, definitely recommended
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a morning trip if possible, afternoons can be brutal with the humidity. Otherwise, definitely recommended
Gilberto  G.
Gilberto G. Fort Worth, TX
Weather is always a question you just have to be prepared. If I had to take anything from my trip everything was amazing just bring an extra set of clothes cuz you're going to get wet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is always a question you just have to be prepared. If I had to take anything from my trip everything was amazing just bring an extra set of clothes cuz you're going to get wet
Ronald  H.
Ronald H.
First timers, book with Capt Luis, he will show you the ropes with patience and experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers, book with Capt Luis, he will show you the ropes with patience and experience
Xavier  R.
Xavier R. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has some very deep waters and fishing here is truly and adventure you shouldn’t miss.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Puerto Rico has some very deep waters and fishing here is truly and adventure you shouldn’t miss.
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Syosset, NY
If you want monster fish and an expert captain you need to call Luis Garcia.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want monster fish and an expert captain you need to call Luis Garcia.
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Mint Hill, NC
Don't complicate it with high expectations, just enjoy the experience! J.V.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't complicate it with high expectations, just enjoy the experience! J.V.
Joe  V.
Joe V. Bonham, TX
If you’ve never been on a fishing boat on the open ocean, be sure to pack some Dramamine just in case!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’ve never been on a fishing boat on the open ocean, be sure to pack some Dramamine just in case!
Salvatore  G.
Salvatore G. Jonesboro, Georgia
Book with SuFishNSea and Capt Luis. I wont use any other charter. If he is unavailable for my desired dates, I'll change my dates........
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with SuFishNSea and Capt Luis. I wont use any other charter. If he is unavailable for my desired dates, I'll change my dates........
David  T.
David T. Tulsa, OK
The waters were pretty choppy because of the weather, so we just did some trolling and made sure the kids had fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The waters were pretty choppy because of the weather, so we just did some trolling and made sure the kids had fun!
Megan  T.
Megan T. Rio Grande
June is more focused on heavy tackle which means fewer bites, but bigger fights. I would probably leave the kids at home on big fish days and bring them out for light tackle days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
June is more focused on heavy tackle which means fewer bites, but bigger fights. I would probably leave the kids at home on big fish days and bring them out for light tackle days.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
It's all about the Captain. Find a good one, trust he or she, and don't look at your watch. Just fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about the Captain. Find a good one, trust he or she, and don't look at your watch. Just fish!
Jason  M.
Jason M. Atwood, TN
Go early morning it heats up as the day goes on, be prepared to catch a monster.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go early morning it heats up as the day goes on, be prepared to catch a monster.
Adam  W.
Adam W. Phoenixville, PA
besides the wind- and change in la nina from el Nino and constant wind during this month, fish were still active
Excellent
5.0 / 5
besides the wind- and change in la nina from el Nino and constant wind during this month, fish were still active
Nicholas  L.
Nicholas L. Toa Baja
There are gonna be good & bad days; that’s why they call it fishing not catching
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are gonna be good & bad days; that’s why they call it fishing not catching
Kenna  W.
Kenna W. Albany, GA
You have to work for these fish and you may only boat a few out of several hookups so tamper your expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to work for these fish and you may only boat a few out of several hookups so tamper your expectations.
Scott  R.
Scott R. Belmont, NH
Bring sunscreen, fishing/sun shirts, hats and good polarized glasses. If you are not a seasoned or experienced offshore fisher don’t be afraid to take some Dramamine the night before your trip. The seas will get bumpy even on the calmest day. Oh, and be ready to reel hard, fast and often!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, fishing/sun shirts, hats and good polarized glasses. If you are not a seasoned or experienced offshore fisher don’t be afraid to take some Dramamine the night before your trip. The seas will get bumpy even on the calmest day. Oh, and be ready to reel hard, fast and often!
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Fort Myers, FL
Listen to the advice of your captain. He is there to help, it makes a good trip for him when you have a great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the advice of your captain. He is there to help, it makes a good trip for him when you have a great trip.
Doug  S.
Doug S. Guthrie, OK
Prepare to have a great time. You never know what you’ll end up catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare to have a great time. You never know what you’ll end up catching.
Merrill  K.  P.
Merrill K. P. Powhatan, Virginia
Absolutely recommend. Beautiful time and plenty of opportunity to catch fish. Literally jumping out of the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely recommend. Beautiful time and plenty of opportunity to catch fish. Literally jumping out of the water!
Frances  A.
Frances A.
Bring sunscreen and a positive attitude. You're going to have a blast fishing with CPT Jose and the view is amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and a positive attitude. You're going to have a blast fishing with CPT Jose and the view is amazing.
Erik  H.
Erik H. Columbia, SC

Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Such an amazing experience. Caught a massive tarpon, couldn’t of been a better trip! Miguel is a great captain! Highly recommend.
Kevin  H.
Kevin H. Dallas, Texas
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Morales offered us a wonderful day of fishing the backwaters of Puerto Rico. He was patient, friendly and very knowledgeable of the area and fish patterns. We would highly recommend him for a fishing trip. Thanks for a wonderful day on the water.
Matthew  R.
Matthew R. San Saba, TX
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(240 reviews)
Within a short morning we nailed 3 Tarpon . 2 trophy size!! Also hooked a snook which I lost. Excellent Captain worked it well. Very personable and professional! This guy knows how to fish. Highly recommended.
David  H.
David H. Chicago, IL
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(349 reviews)
Although we did not catch our Marlin, Captain and Manny did try their best! Seas were perfect but still glad we had our patches on as Hurricane Lee wasn’t too far out probably causing fish to run too deep. Will try again next time.
David  H.
David H. Chicago, IL
Fish Slayer Charters
Fish Slayer Charters
Fishing charter in Cabo Rojo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
We had a wonderful time! Extremely friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our kids who really enjoyed their first time snorkeling and fishing! We went home and prepared a wonderful fresh fish dinner from our catch that they cleaned for us. Would highly recommend booking this tour with them!
Miguel  A.  R.
Miguel A. R. Guaynabo
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Paco. Good time many fish great day.
Todd  S.
Todd S. Russell, PA
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Captain Luis is great and has the knowledge to get you on good fish. He helped my wife understand how to fish and worked super hard to get us on good fish. He knows Tarpon and I definitely recommend booking with him.
Matthew  C.
Matthew C.
Konklma Fishing Charters
Konklma Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
This trip, was a birthday gift from my wife. It was a great time on board with both captains. Both very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Will definitely keep them in mind on the next trip to PR.
Chris  D.
Chris D. San Juan
Fish Slayer Charters
Fish Slayer Charters
Fishing charter in Cabo Rojo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Good guys. Very easy going. Made everything easy for me; meaning just show up and fish. That’s important to me. I’m always busy and wanted to get with my adult boys for the day. Fishing was a little slow all around as far as folks that went out today; but we caught some Mahi and Mackerel (the Mackerel was really good sashimi and poke bowls). Def getting back out w them when it’s prime Tuna time!
Timothy  B.
Timothy B. Puerto Rico
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Man if you need someone to put you on some tarpon call up the man. He was awesome with new anglers teaching all the correct ways to make sure you can land a fish.
Ryan  R.
Ryan R. Niederwald, TX
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Only had time to book a 2 hr trip but our captain Fernando was great! Took us to a few spots until we finally got on some tarpon, only had 1 catch but the experience was awesome. He was very patient with us and was very helpful and informative! Hope to someday go back and book a longer trip!
Gilberto  G.
Gilberto G. Fort Worth, TX
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
This was a great trip, Capt Luis was very helpful for some of our groups first timers and was able to make the day an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Christian  G.
Christian G. Arlington, Virginia
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
We were running late due to our car rental company. Captain Luis was so accommodating and easy going about it. This was one of our first time fishing and we each caught a fish on our line. It was very exciting. Also Luis was very good about communicating before the schedule trip. He recommended that we don’t take a taxi and that we rent a car. Great advice. You will not be able to get a taxi back. Overall It was an incredible experience.
Mor  S.
Mor S. Englewood, NJ
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
We had an awesome time on the water. Fishing was slow, but captain Pepe put in his best effort to put us on fish. We were able to save the day with a nice 3 foot barracuda. Overall we had an awesome time with Manny who gave us so many things to do while we were in town. I would recommend this crew to any one!
Danny  M.
Danny M. Greenwood, Indiana
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
Fun and personable captian great time this morning would definitely recommend to anyone interested!
Nick  C.
Nick C. Rockledge, FL
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(349 reviews)
All the way from Chicago and Texas- Family and Friends unite in Puerto Rico to Celebrate Life! Weather was rough, and no other charter caught fish- BUT WE DID!!! Captain Jose and Manny were determined to get get us “HOOKED UP!” See you again so we can make MORE MEMORIES!!!
ARTHUR  G.
ARTHUR G. Monte Alto, TX
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(240 reviews)
Wow ! What a great trip. Hooked a few that got off but then a monster took the bait. One hour and forty minutes to reel in, through a rain storm and all. Landed it in the boat what an experience. Definitely recommend booking here.
Ryan  E.
Ryan E. Waterford Township, MI
Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico
Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
This was my second time fishing for tarpon and captain put us on many fish. They were smaller but action was great. Highly recommend.
Richard  C.
Richard C. Poteet, TX
Peacock Bass Tours
Peacock Bass Tours
Fishing charter in Toa Alta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Beautiful day, so many great catches and some that were caught but as we were pulling them on boat had there last bit of fight and got off the hook. Would definitely do this again and captain pace was very knowledgeable and friendly. For sure, coming back and doing this again!!!
Lisa  F.
Lisa F. Becket, MA
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Capt. Pitain and his mate Franco were great. The vessel was clean and well organized. They were both accommodating. While the cards weren't in our favor for Marlin we did catch fish still and had a great father/daughter day together on the water. I will for sure book again if we find ourselves back here in the future
Chris  D.
Chris D. Eaton, OH