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Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

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

Reel Bless Fishing Charters PR

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

Adventures Tourmarine

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Cabo Rojo
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Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico

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

Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico

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

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(134 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $125

Double Hook Charters

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

Fish Slayer Charters

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

Konklma Fishing Charters

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

Father And Sons Fishing Charters

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

FAQs about 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 $879 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR, Reel Bless Fishing Charters PR, and Adventures Tourmarine are some of the most popular fishing charters in Puerto Rico. Full list of top fishing charters in Puerto Rico.

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR, Reel Bless Fishing Charters PR, and Adventures Tourmarine all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Puerto Rico.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing. 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
4.3 / 5
Based on 25041 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
(218 reviews)
Captain tried hard to get us on the fish No other boats were catching either Caught 1
Calvin  D.
Calvin D. Blue Ridge, TX
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
It was an awesome trip, we landed several tarpons. Captain Paco is very knowledgeable and experienced, he is good with kids.
Guennadi  N.
Guennadi N. Cumming, Georgia
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Captain Clery provided a great and memorable experience. He was very knowledgeable and ensured we were successful on our mission to reel in the big fish! Definitely 100% recommend.
Brian  A.
Brian A. Odenton, MD
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
We had a ton of fun out with captain Miguel. Just wasn’t our day for Tarpon but we caught some snapper and had a really good time. Would recommend.
Shannon  S.
Shannon S. Austin, TX
Father And Sons Fishing Charters
Father And Sons Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great day on the water, perfect weather , perfect crew. Fished for a solid 3 or 4 hours, then took a break and anchored up on an island beach. Captain and mate gave us floats, fins, and snorkels and we had a blast. Swimming with fish, sea urchins, and grabbing shells was amazing. The beautiful clear water was so refreshing. Would 100% do this again. Thanks to both captains. Muchos gracias.
Shawn  S.
Shawn S. Huntingtown, MD
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
First time fishing ever!! Your wasting your money if you go with anyone other company...period!
Stephon  B.
Stephon B. LITCHFIELD, SC
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Chaaaaachoooo. Lo disfrutamos demasiado. Súper buena gente y pescamos bastante. No hay ni una queja de nada. Mejor viaje no hay especialmente para su primera vez. No lo piensas dos veces.
Andres  A.
Andres A. Plano, TX
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
Fishing charter in Loíza
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
We will 100% be doing another trip with Cap Paco next time in Puerto Rico, the day exceeded expectations and then some
John  P.
John P. Washington, DC
Father And Sons Fishing Charters
Father And Sons Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Three of us had a great day on the water with Jose and Capt. Roberto. Fishing was slow but they still made the best of it for us and we had a great time! Finished the trip with a nice swim and learned a lot from both of them. Will definitely be fishing with them again soon!
John  M.
John M. Bozeman, MT
Peacock Bass Tours
Peacock Bass Tours
Fishing charter in Toa Alta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great time and caught some huge fish. The captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Bill  G.
Bill G. Olean, NY
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Very good
4.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Experience was great despite not catching any fish. Would recommend this experience to others.
Loran  I.
Loran I. Orting, WA
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(219 reviews)
We went blue marlin fishing on Monday and it was a great day on the water. Capt. Humberto had us in the right place in 1000+ feet of water and we found birds, bamboo logs and other signs of life. We did not catch a marlin, but Capt. Humberto and his mate Christopher worked hard to hunt for billfish, covering a lot of ground, changing the lures in the spread and working a FAD. Not our day, but these guys know what they're doing.
Kent  B.
Kent B. Greensboro, NC
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
18 Tarpon in 6 hours. Incredible trip. Incredible people. Will definitely do this again the next time we are in Puerto Rico!
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. United States
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
We had a great time. Captain Humberto and Christopher were friendly, knowledgeable, and great to be around. My wife got to cross a blue Marlin off her bucket list. We would definitely fish with them again.
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Los Angeles, California
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Wife & I had a blast with Paco the man knows his spots with excellent knowledge I have never seen so many Tarpons in one spot we never left JUST ON FIRE ! Need an honest man to put you on some fish call Paco. Fish on amigo ! Thank you Danny & Sylvia
Daniel  J.  R.
Daniel J. R. San Antonio, TX
Konklma Fishing Charters
Konklma Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Had very nice time the crew was very knowledgeable and worked very hard. I caught my personal best barracuda. I will be back to fish with them again.
James  M.
James M. Caguas
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
Fishing charter in Loíza
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
4 Hrs and we hooked 6 awesome bites , He has great knowledge of the waters he fishes and he knew how to get me hooked up immediately. Resting my arms till next year will definitely return to the island just to fish with him.
Edward  R.
Edward R. San Juan
Konklma Fishing Charters
Konklma Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fajardo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We had a great time with Capt Andy. We were a little early in the season for a lot of the good fishing, but Capt Andy kept us on them. We had some nice catches. Would highly recommend this charter.
Bonne  M.
Bonne M. Rio Grande
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
I took my two boys and brother out on Double Hook for a full day marlin trip. While we only caught a small bonita and a rainbow runner, we all had a good time. Capt Humberto and the first mate Chris were both very professional and worked hard to get us onto some fish, but it just wasn't to be that day. I would go out again with Double Hook and would recommend my friends to use them as well.
Bryan  A.
Bryan A. Toa Baja
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
What a awesome experience, Captain Paco is very knowledgeable and just all around great guide. I would definitely recommend! You will not regret it
Shane  J.
Shane J. Anderson, SC