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Roatan: 5 fishing charters available

Lil Adriana

4.2 / 5
(9 reviews)
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

RoaTide - Snorkeling & Fishing

4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $355

Blue Cool Running Tours

4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Three Sisters Charters

4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
West End
trips from $495

Go Fish Charters

West End
trips from $550

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Roatan

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Roatan costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $410, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $499. 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 Roatan is 24 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Lil Adriana, RoaTide - Snorkeling & Fishing, and Blue Cool Running Tours are some of the most popular fishing charters in Roatan. Full list of top fishing charters in Roatan.

Lil Adriana, RoaTide - Snorkeling & Fishing, and Blue Cool Running Tours all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Roatan.

The best way to experience fishing in Roatan 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 Roatan.

The most popular fish species you can target are Barracuda (Great), Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Wahoo. Top fishing techniques include deep sea fishing, light tackle, and heavy tackle. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Roatan fishing season never goes cold. In May, you can enjoy a morning fighting Blue Marlin and Tuna then hit the flats for an afternoon of Bonefish and Permit action. Check availability for local fishing charters in Roatan.

You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful place for your next vacation than Roatan. The island is one long strip of lush vegetation, with soft white sands flowing into unbelievably clear seas. Even by Honduran standards, it’s got “wish you were here” written all over it. 
Honduras’s Bay Islands are famous among divers for their colorful reefs and exotic fish. Somehow, Roatan fishing still doesn’t have anywhere near the same fame, but that’s sure to change. The island seems custom-built for sportfishing, whether you want to wrestle monsters in a few inches of water or take to the sea in search of Billfish. You’re never more than a few casts from the action in this island paradise. 
But wait, there’s more. Roatan may be out of the ordinary as a vacation spot, but it’s hardly out of the way. It’s only a 2-hour flight from Miami and is a regular stop-off for cruise ships. Add the fact that most people speak at least some English, and you have a hassle-free adventure in a stunning location with world-class fishing. What more could you want?

Types of Fishing

You’ve got plenty of options as to how you spend your trip. The island is surrounded by fishing spots and even the best ones are just a short cruise away. Here are the main ways you can spend your time:

Roatan Deep Sea Fishing

Honduras means “depths” in Spanish, and the waters around Roatan are plenty deep enough for some serious bluewater battles. You can be fishing in 1,000 feet of water less than 5 miles from shore around most of the island. Blue Marlin top the list of Roatan’s big game species, but they’re not alone. Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and several species of Tuna call these waters home all year round.

Roatan Flats Fishing

With mile after mile of pristine flats and thriving grass beds, Roatan has more than its share of shallow-water action. The water is so clear here that boats look like they’re hanging in mid-air. This makes for incredible sight-fishing for the resident Bonefish and Permit. Hit the mangroves, and you can also find some decent-sized Tarpon and monster Snook.
If every fish on the IGFA Inshore Grand Slam list isn’t enough for you, don’t worry. Triggerfish come so far in to feed that they can be seen tailing in the shallows. Outlandish Rainbow Parrotfish well over 20 lb hunt along the deep edge of the flats. Barracuda are always around to add some bite to your fight. You could spend a lifetime fishing here and never get bored.

Roatan Reef Fishing

You can’t visit Roatan without taking a trip to the reefs. We mean that literally. The corals start within swimming distance of shore and completely surround the island. It’s not a case of quantity over quality, either. This is a marine park and one of the most well-protected sections of the entire Mesoamerican Reef. You can hook into a huge range of fish, from Groupers and Snappers to Amberjack and hard-fighting Horse-Eye Jack.

Fishing Techniques

With Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, and Snook all within easy reach, the fly fishing Roatan has to offer is simply unmissable. Pack a sturdy 8-wt for stalking the flats, with something a little heftier for mangrove battles against trophy Silver Kings and Snook. Most big game action focuses on trolling, although kites are starting to show up in the skies offshore. 
One thing you’ll never find here is spearguns. Even fishing with slings is banned without a special permit. Some local enthusiasts do hunt for invasive Lionfish, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a guide offering this style of fishing.

Need to Know

So you’re ready for your Roatan fishing adventure? You won’t be disappointed! Here some final travel tips to make your visit even easier.

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need a fishing license to fish in Roatan. You do need to be aware of where you’re wetting your line, though. The entire island is considered a marine park and there are restrictions on if and how you can fish in certain places. Heading out with a guide is the easiest way to catch big fish while following the rules.

Charter Rates

Taking on the ocean’s top gamefish isn’t as expensive as you might think. A half day trip costs around $450. Full days are even better value, usually around $700-800 for a basic boat. Even the fanciest sportfisher in town doesn’t cost more than $1,200 for the day.

Getting There

Many of Roatan’s visitors arrive on cruise ships taking a tour of the Caribbean. If you want something a little more direct, you can catch a flight from Miami, Dallas, Houston, or Atlanta, as well as various cities on the mainland.
Roatan has it all: island bliss with great fishing and an eye to keeping it that way. In fact, the island is so stunning and the fishing so good that it’s bound to become a sportfishing hub. Get in quick and be one of the lucky anglers who fished here before the crowds showed up!
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Roatan Bonefishing is awesome in January and Tarpon are in their prime, too. If your new year’s resolution is to land an Inshore Grand Slam, this isn’t a bad place to try!


If the February blues are getting you down, Roatan’s evergreen big game bite is sure to shake them off. The flats are just as good this time of year, with Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, and Snook.


March can be very busy in Roatan, depending on when Semana Santa (Easter) falls. If you’re looking for great parties and local crowds as well as huge fish, this is the time for you.


Spend the day fighting Bonefish and Permit then head to Punta Gorda’s Garifuna Festival. This celebration of the local Garifuna people’s music and heritage is an event you can’t miss!


The Roatan fishing season never goes cold. In May, you can enjoy a morning fighting Blue Marlin and Tuna then hit the flats for an afternoon of Bonefish and Permit action.


The reefs are bustling with Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack, and more. If that’s not enough seafood for you, check out the Roatan Shrimp Festival for some delicious local specialties.


July is the last month of peak Permit season. Permit are found here year-round, but if you want to battle the best of them, this is your chance. Mahi Mahi show up in huge numbers this time of year.


Mahi Mahi season is well underway, and the rest of the big game crowd is also around in force. Head offshore for your chance to battle Wahoo, Tuna, Billfish, and more.


The Roatan International Fishing Tournament is one of the biggest events of the year. It’s held on September 15th, Honduran Independence Day, as if there wasn’t enough reason for excitement!


Blue Marlin are biting like crazy offshore, as are Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Head out to the deep waters just a stone’s throw from the beach and enjoy.


Big game season rages on, with all your favorite offshore species taking baits and lures like there’s no tomorrow. The reefs are bursting with life and the flats are swarming with gamefish. Everything is good!


Roatan is a magical place to spend the holiday season. Head to town this time of year for great weather, awesome fishing, and plenty of local events to keep the festive spirit going. 

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The water was beautiful and we hung a very big fish but was unable to land it. The captain worked hard to get us on fish but we were unsuccessful. Better luck next tile.
4.3 / 5
The water was beautiful and we hung a very big fish but was unable to land it. The captain worked hard to get us on fish but we were unsuccessful. Better luck next tile.
David  O.
David O. Westlake, OH
All in all, it was a Good day out on the water with Captain Ronnie and Crew.
4.3 / 5
All in all, it was a Good day out on the water with Captain Ronnie and Crew.
Jim  G.
Jim G. Fayetteville, Arkansas