San Juan Fishing Charters

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San Juan: 44 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in San Juan

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

The average price for a private 4 hour San Juan fishing trip is US $483, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $886 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in San Juan that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in San Juan are:

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Many fishing charters in San Juan 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 San Juan are:

Who are the top awarded captains in San Juan?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in San Juan are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $289
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $469
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $578
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,217
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,000

Fishing in San Juan

There are few capital cities better located for getting you on the water than San Juan, Puerto Rico. Waves crash into the beaches right in the heart of downtown, while the city’s eponymous bay gives you immediate access to a prized inshore fishery. Whatever you’re looking for, one of the numerous San Juan fishing charters has sure got it!
 
Just 75 miles out, the Atlantic reaches its deepest, and the Yucatan current means that migratory fish get pulled right up to shore. Take advantage of the chance to go after Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and many more within just five miles of the coast!
 
However, there’s much more to fishing in San Juan than just pelagic species. The city is a year-round home to one of the most sought-after inshore fish in the world – Tarpon. These acrobatic creatures rub shoulders with Snook, Jack Crevalle, Snappers, and Barracuda, meaning you’re sure to find something biting whenever you come.
 
With such a rich fishery on the city’s doorstep, San Juan fishing charters can be as long or as short as you want. Families and beginners should try half day trips in the calmer waters inshore. And, while that’s enough to land at least one bite offshore, more experienced anglers will want to spend a full day fishing. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Fishing aboard a charter boat will mean that you won’t need to worry about a license, as your captain will have you covered. Your professional guide will also keep you informed of all rules and regulations, including making sure that you release all Tarpon and Billfish.
 
San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28532 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

San Juan Fishing Seasons

January

January is a popular time for vacationers escaping the cold on the mainland. Enjoy grappling with monster Tarpon in the backwaters and bays and finish your day at the vibrant San Sebastian Street Festival.

February

Peak tourist season continues in February, San Juan's dryest month. The great Tarpon bite continues, while you'll find plenty of Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna, amnong many more offshore.

March

Temperatures rise slightly, averaging from 72 to 82 degrees. Offshore, Tuna and Mahi Mahi are biting well around the FADs, while King Mackerel starts to invade the bay. Meanwhile, the Silver King is still on top form.

April

The peak tourist season starts to come to an end, although the weather is still very dry and pleasant. Temperatures remain about the same as they were in March, and the White Marlin bite picks up.

May

The slower tourist season means that smart anglers can find some good deals in local hotels. The Marlin bite is getting better and better, while King Mackerel, Tarpon, and Snook are all biting in the bay.

June

June in San Juan is hot, but there's plenty going on in town and on the seas to make it worth it. Marlin numbers are picking up: this is the best time to target White Marlin, while Blues are getting increasingly good.

July

In a fortuitous time for blue water anglers, as peak Marlin fishing season coincides with the low tourist season in San Juan. Focus on catching a Billfish slam without having to spend more than the odds on a hotel.

August

August is the hottest month of the year in San Juan. The weather is humid, but sea breezes can make you forget about that – especially if you have a Blue Marlin on the end of your line. Multiple hookups are the norm!

September

September in San Juan means one thing – the International Billfish Tournament of Club Nautico de San Juan. One of the top Billfish tournaments in the world, it really is not something you want to miss.

October

As the waters cool, the fishing scene changes up. Blue Marlin bites become less frequent, while Sailfish and Wahoo start to become the main focus. Smaller Tarpon are schooling in and around the bay.

November

November is San Juan's rainiest month, but don't let that put you off. This city is famous for its year-round fishery, after all. With Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo on the cards – it's certainly worth a visit.

December

As rainy November moves into December, the days become sunnier and slightly cooler (we're talking average highs of 'only' 82ºF). Check out the FADs for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna.

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What anglers said about fishing in San Juan

Set low expectations and be positive and you’ll have a good time and might even get lucky and enjoy your catch much more and enjoy fishing and accept failure is inevitable persistence is key!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set low expectations and be positive and you’ll have a good time and might even get lucky and enjoy your catch much more and enjoy fishing and accept failure is inevitable persistence is key!
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
We fished today with Cody Johnson and had a fantastic time. Tarpon fishing isn’t easy, but Cody did a grade A job setting us up for success and putting us in front of several massive Tarpon. Couldn’t recommend it more, these fish are no joke and don’t disappoint, they fight hard and put on show. Huge shoutout to Cody, all around great guide and someone I’d love to fish with again someday.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished today with Cody Johnson and had a fantastic time. Tarpon fishing isn’t easy, but Cody did a grade A job setting us up for success and putting us in front of several massive Tarpon. Couldn’t recommend it more, these fish are no joke and don’t disappoint, they fight hard and put on show. Huge shoutout to Cody, all around great guide and someone I’d love to fish with again someday.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
It’s just like any other fishing days, sometimes it’s good sometimes it’s bad. You just have to come in hoping for the best. And if you don’t catch anything just enjoy the view
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s just like any other fishing days, sometimes it’s good sometimes it’s bad. You just have to come in hoping for the best. And if you don’t catch anything just enjoy the view
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Tarpon fishing is fun and challenging. Listen to your guide and follow his recommendations so that you are ready when you land on one.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tarpon fishing is fun and challenging. Listen to your guide and follow his recommendations so that you are ready when you land on one.
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Tarpon fishing is a waiting game. First time tarpon fishers should bring their patience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tarpon fishing is a waiting game. First time tarpon fishers should bring their patience!
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
First time Inshore fishing, wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. Relaxing and calm waters. Wish we would have allowed ourselves more time to travel the San Juan traffic to get to the marina (took almost 2 times longer than google maps predicted due to traffic). Make sure you eat something before the trip. Be prepared with sunscreen and make sure you bring sunglasses and a hat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time Inshore fishing, wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. Relaxing and calm waters. Wish we would have allowed ourselves more time to travel the San Juan traffic to get to the marina (took almost 2 times longer than google maps predicted due to traffic). Make sure you eat something before the trip. Be prepared with sunscreen and make sure you bring sunglasses and a hat.
Bayside Fishing Charters
Bayside Fishing Charters
No restroom on board so female passengers should plan ahead for a 4 hour trip. Some bugs at night (mosquitoes) but crew provided bug spray and they only last about 20 mins at dusk. Perfect trip in inland waters with light to calm wave activity (no motion sickness.). Bring a snack and enjoy!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No restroom on board so female passengers should plan ahead for a 4 hour trip. Some bugs at night (mosquitoes) but crew provided bug spray and they only last about 20 mins at dusk. Perfect trip in inland waters with light to calm wave activity (no motion sickness.). Bring a snack and enjoy!!
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Not the biggest fish but certainly a lot of fish with an experienced Captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not the biggest fish but certainly a lot of fish with an experienced Captain
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
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
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
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
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
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
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in San Juan?

Grillofishing Charters
Grillofishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
The weather didn't cooperate and the bite was slow but Captain Luis made the trip fun! I would highly recommend his charter service.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Series of unfortunate events didn’t deter us from a good time! Started off the day with a fast start few bites got to learn how to fight the fish. Even with the wind against us and rougher water we got some fish to the boat and got a nice one for a picture! Overall turned a fishing trip into a great triumph story!
Bryan  A.
Bryan A.
Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’
Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
Booked a fishing charter and thats exactly what we did...we fished. Oh and we caught fish too. Capt. had us on fish all day but they were very finicky on what they wanted. Missed several due to being overanxious and had several spit the hooks after some great aerial shows. Boated one fish but again we came to fish and catching was a bonus.
Jim  M.
Jim M.
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(308 reviews)
Capt and mate made the best of the worst fishing conditions I’ve ever been in and despite that we caught a few.
Matthew  W.
Matthew W.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(337 reviews)
Captain Cody put us on a giant Tarpon! Multiple other fish in counters, Cody had a great personality and kept us entertained for the entire trip.
Timothy  L.
Timothy L.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Awesome trip with Captain Fernando! Highly recommend booking with these guys. Captain Fernando was fun from the time we met him and very knowledgeable. We caught a good bit of fish and we had a great time. We would for sure go fishing with him again.
Palmer  A.
Palmer A.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(403 reviews)
Great communication, worked hard to get on the fish and then, when we found them, hammered it. Took home enough tuna to bring to the next spot. Consummate professional and would absolutely never consider another option if and when we return.
Joseph  D.
Joseph D.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(403 reviews)
Captain & crew were very professional and friendly. Caught a lot of fish and enjoyed the with my son. Can’t wait to fish again with Captain Peppe and Manny!
Victor  E.
Victor E.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(337 reviews)
Took a trip with captain Cody and expectations were blown out of the water,literally. Great fishing, fantastic conversation, and an unbeatable experience.
Jackson  R.
Jackson R.
Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’
Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
Captain was more than accommodating, very easy going and the trip was amazing! Me and my girlfriend went out, had tons of hits and landed 4 beautiful tarpon on a half day trip! Book this charter folks!
Eric  P.
Eric P.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(164 reviews)
Amazing trip. Got us onto tarpon and had he was a super insightful and helpful captain!
Jeff  O.
Jeff O.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Luis knew the waters extremely well, taught us how to catch Tarpon, and guided us through the process. We ended up the day catching a beautiful tarpon with amazing fight! We had great action throughout the day. Very happy son as well! Luis is the way to go!
Greg  H.
Greg H.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
I had a great 4-hour trip with Captain Luis and Captain Fernando. Not only was I lucky enough to catch an 80-pound tarpon within the first 10 minutes of our trip, but I hooked up with 2 other fish soon afterward. Cpt. Luis does his research before the trip and is honest about your fishing expectations. All-in-all I had a great time fishing and exchanging laughs with Captain Luis and Fernando. I would book with them again the next time I'm in Puerto Rico.
Jimmy  L.
Jimmy L.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Very good
4.0 / 5
(337 reviews)
We went to a secret spot and the tarpon were everywhere. They were still hard to catch but were everywhere.
Sue  L.
Sue L.
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
The captain and first mate were very knowledgeable and so kind. They worked incredibly hard trying to get us a catch. I would definitely book with them again!
Jennifer  A.
Jennifer A.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
What a night we had with Captain Luis! Family of 5 (kids ages 9, 12, 16) had the best time fishing with Luis. He was fun to talk to, informative and SO helpful when we reeled in our 3 tarpon! From 30 lbs. to over 100! Even Mom was coached through catching a 80 pounder! Super fun and amazing in spite of rain, darkness and some bug bites. Once in a lifetime experience.
Emily  E.
Emily E.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(337 reviews)
Me and my bf fish pretty much every week. So we came in half expecting not to catch anything because it does happen. But Alex was great very attentive, very nice he made sure the minute one of the poles got one he was there and made sure for one of us to land one. We both caught one, it was a fun experience 100% would recommend to anyone who comes book with Alex
Sasha  I.
Sasha I.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Santiago had very good equipment and excellent boat and was very knowledgeable about the lagoon. My brother in law and I had a great experience and would highly recommend.
Norberto  V.
Norberto V.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(337 reviews)
Great experience. Austin was a great and knowledgeable guide and let us choose different techniques according to our skill level. Unfortunately it was a slow day and we did not end up catching any tarpon, but that’s why they call it fishing and not catching. I have done a number of charters all over the world and would recommend this one to others.
Christopher  R.
Christopher R.
Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’
Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(225 reviews)
We had a great time fishing, and the captain was great with my small kids, which was the most important part to me.
Kent  A.
Kent A.

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