Puerto Rico Fishing Charters

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Puerto Rico: 54 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from US $300
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4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from US $375
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4.9 / 5
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San Juan
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trips from US $290
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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San Juan
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trips from US $269
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from US $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Cabo Rojo
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trips from US $426
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(390 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from US $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Fajardo
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trips from US $950
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
Cabo Rojo
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trips from US $675
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San Juan
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trips from US $380

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 US $521, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $949 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:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $795
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $375
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $508
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $845
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $619
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,095
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,269

Fishing in Puerto Rico

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Puerto Rico

We were first time fishers. Captain Louis is a very good teacher, explained exactly wat to do when a fish bites. We got 3 out of 3 catches
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were first time fishers. Captain Louis is a very good teacher, explained exactly wat to do when a fish bites. We got 3 out of 3 catches
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Consider reef fishing but go with the captain’s recommendation as to what’s biting best ,if some of the anglers are inexperienced.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider reef fishing but go with the captain’s recommendation as to what’s biting best ,if some of the anglers are inexperienced.
Salty Rod Fishing Charters
Salty Rod Fishing Charters
Constant action on good fish. Not a trophy location but the best sight casting for peacock that I have seen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Constant action on good fish. Not a trophy location but the best sight casting for peacock that I have seen.
Peacock Bass Tours
Peacock Bass Tours
They said it had been a tough few weeks. Mid Feb might just be a bad time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
They said it had been a tough few weeks. Mid Feb might just be a bad time.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Go with Luis let him show you all fishing in Puerto Rico has to offer. He’s the only guy we will use from now on!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Luis let him show you all fishing in Puerto Rico has to offer. He’s the only guy we will use from now on!!
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Give yourself a long enough trip to hook up multiple time. Tarpon are very allusive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give yourself a long enough trip to hook up multiple time. Tarpon are very allusive.
Backwater Tarpon & Snook Fishing
Backwater Tarpon & Snook Fishing
You never know what you're going to see when you leave the marina. Fajardo is some of the best around
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You never know what you're going to see when you leave the marina. Fajardo is some of the best around
787 Fishing Trips
787 Fishing Trips
I would definitely book at least 4 hours as the captain sometimes needs time to find the fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would definitely book at least 4 hours as the captain sometimes needs time to find the fish.
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
They’re always biting if you’re fishing for the right species at the right time and right place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They’re always biting if you’re fishing for the right species at the right time and right place.
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Wear plenty of sunscreen and be patient remember it's fishing, you may have 15-45 min of no bites and all of a sudden BAAAM, all hands on deck!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear plenty of sunscreen and be patient remember it's fishing, you may have 15-45 min of no bites and all of a sudden BAAAM, all hands on deck!!
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
We fished in the afternoon. Sunscreen was needed, but not bug spray. Fish were biting. It was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished in the afternoon. Sunscreen was needed, but not bug spray. Fish were biting. It was great.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Be prepared for weather. Sun and possible rain. And talk with the captain of your expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for weather. Sun and possible rain. And talk with the captain of your expectations.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Go with Clery! This was our first time to San Juan, the fishing exceeded our expectations!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Clery! This was our first time to San Juan, the fishing exceeded our expectations!
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Remember, it’s fishing and no one can control the fish. Show up prepared with suggested items. Be patient and take direction from your captain, they all spend thousands of hours a year on the water and are experts in their craft.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember, it’s fishing and no one can control the fish. Show up prepared with suggested items. Be patient and take direction from your captain, they all spend thousands of hours a year on the water and are experts in their craft.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
This is a great trip for families and those not wanting to go offshore. Very calm waters, very relaxing. However, fish are big, exciting and a lot of fun to catch. Even the most experienced will enjoy this trip. This is a perfect all around trip for everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great trip for families and those not wanting to go offshore. Very calm waters, very relaxing. However, fish are big, exciting and a lot of fun to catch. Even the most experienced will enjoy this trip. This is a perfect all around trip for everyone.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Bring sunscreen and sun shirts. Always a good idea to bring your preferred snacks/food.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and sun shirts. Always a good idea to bring your preferred snacks/food.
Extreme Fishing Puerto Rico
Extreme Fishing Puerto Rico
Great weather, good for family. Captain Marcos is a family man and marine biologist. He treasures our natural resources and has a wealth of knowledge other than putting a fish in the boat. Great times!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather, good for family. Captain Marcos is a family man and marine biologist. He treasures our natural resources and has a wealth of knowledge other than putting a fish in the boat. Great times!
787 Fishing Trips
787 Fishing Trips
Go to Luis. He was awesome. It was a little slow at first but it got exciting after a while.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Luis. He was awesome. It was a little slow at first but it got exciting after a while.
Grillofishing Charters
Grillofishing Charters
Great time strongly recommend we have fished many locations. This was an amazing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great time strongly recommend we have fished many locations. This was an amazing trip.
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Weather was beautiful, fish were hopping—the only thing that could have made it cooler is if we were fishing in whale season or mahi mahi season!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was beautiful, fish were hopping—the only thing that could have made it cooler is if we were fishing in whale season or mahi mahi season!
Fish Slayer Charters
Fish Slayer Charters

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Puerto Rico?

Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Javier had us on a slow day but he never gave up. His knowledge helped us persevere and made my daughters trip.
Don  P.
Don P.
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Our fishing trip with Captain Martinez and Franco was great. They were both very friendly, experienced and had great personalities. Unfortunately we didn’t catch any fish this day, only a few bites. I would highly recommend this fishing trip.
Ian  H.
Ian H.
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
The weather was bad and the fishing was slow but Paco tried his best to get us on fish. I will definitely be going out with him again
Adam  H.
Adam H.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Louis is an excellent guide had us on Tarpon all day, boat was in excellent condition, good tackle . Hope to have the chance to go with him again.
James  H.
James H.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(390 reviews)
Pepe and Manual were an absolute blast to be around for the day. They shared their knowledge and expertise with us, we laughed, we caught fish and had a great time. The weather did not cooperate with us and the swells were huge, but that did not deter! Pepe and Manual somehow managed to keep us out there and get us all to hook fish on the line, despite Mother Nature trying it’s hardest to do the opposite. Such a great day and a fun adventure. Highly recommend, you won’t be disappointed.
Kris  H.
Kris H.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(390 reviews)
We had a hard time finding the fish but this crew will do everything they can to put you on them. We caught fish when no one else was.
Bryan  W.
Bryan W.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had a great time with captain Garcia and an awesome experience. Right on time, clean boat, got lots of bites and a good fight. Definitely recommended!
Eric  M.
Eric M.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Luis is friendly, quite knowledgeable and very helpful. His boat was clean and very easy to fish from. I will ask for him again.
DAVID  M.
DAVID M.
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Peacock Bass And Tarpon Tours – Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Went out for a morning peacock bass trip, did not dissapoint. Capt Paco was amazing at putting us on the fish, hit multiple spots and every one was action! THANK YOU Capt Paco for a great time. Glad to learn about the ecosystem here and the history! And catch a monster 23" peacock bass!!
Jeff  C.
Jeff C.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Luis is extremely knowledgeable and was able to put us on multiple tarpon! Personable, expert, professional and great with kids! Would absolutely book with him again!
Sue  G.
Sue G.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(390 reviews)
Our captain and first mate went above and beyond to make us comfortable and catch fish. We will definitely come again!
Robyn  W.
Robyn W.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
We arrived almost an hour prior the time, but that's was no problem. The captain was already there, so we took of earlier. He brought us to this amazing spot. Nobody there. Now and then a boat passed by. Captain Louis was a good teacher. We catched 3 tarpons. One big one, it was really amazing. A great day it was. Thank you, Louis for making this trip so nice. Loved every minute of it!
Gerard Van Der Kuilen
Gerard Van Der Kuilen
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Friendly and knowledgeable captain. Caught plenty of fish, and quality fish too.
Mauricio  U.  C.
Mauricio U. C.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(390 reviews)
Great trip. Captain and Mate Manny were very professional. Our group of six had a nice time. 4 Tuna and a Barracuda.
Greg  G.
Greg G.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Javier was great! Great afternoon on the boat. Relaxing. Got a massive fish. Would do it again and recommend to anyone.
David  B.
David B.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Luis is very professional and highly Experienced. We had a great time with him. Would recommend him anytime. We landed three nice tarpon
Ron  M.
Ron M.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
excellent captain met all expectations May 12 year old, and 19 year old each caught one..My older boy caught one over 100 pounds …such a thrill
Thomas  M.
Thomas M.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Capt Luis kept our group entertained and catching fish during our 4 hour charter. All experience levels were content and we highly recommend this trip to those looking to fish in PR.
Mark  S.
Mark S.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(390 reviews)
The fishing today wasn’t the best but the Capt and first mate were the best I have ever been with. I have been on several offshore trips and these guys are the best. The fish we caught were perfectly cared for and processed and the attitudes were phenomenal. I will definitely be booking with blue water everytime I come back to Puerto Rico
Nicholas  S.
Nicholas S.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
What a fantastic fishing trip!!! The boat was super clean and well cared for. The Captain was a very knowledgeable and worked hard to put us on some fish. We ended up catching a handful of tarpon to our delight! The fight was fun and the fish were BIG!!! Using this outfitter again at the end of the week.
Garrett  T.
Garrett T.

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