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San Juan: 38 fishing charters available

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

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

Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico

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

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico - 22’

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(143 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $130

Double Hook Charters

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

Bayside Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(121 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $400

Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(71 reviews)
San Juan
trips from $1,087

Bayside Fishing Charters 2

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(60 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $399

Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $375

Go Tarpon Puerto Rico – 20’

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(8 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $350

Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(43 reviews)
San Juan
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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 $469, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $845 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:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in San Juan are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $133
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $468
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $591
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $900
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,071
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,200
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,000

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
4.2 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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
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
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
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
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
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water there is very choppy so take your dramamine! We had some on board that have been fishing for years in the Atlantic that got seasick.
David  P.
David P. Papillion, NE
Bring medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Even on calm days, the ocean swells can be uncomfortable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring medication if you are prone to motion sickness. Even on calm days, the ocean swells can be uncomfortable.
Carter  S.
Carter S. Orlando, FL
I would strongly recommend sun protection hat, spf clothing and sunblock. We had a gorgeous day and it was 5 hours of staight sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would strongly recommend sun protection hat, spf clothing and sunblock. We had a gorgeous day and it was 5 hours of staight sun.
Sandra  A.
Sandra A. Grand Prairie, Texas
Use really good sunscreen, bring plenty of water, and be ready to have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use really good sunscreen, bring plenty of water, and be ready to have a great time!
Rick  M.
Rick M. San Jose, California

Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Amazing day! Captain Martinez and first mate Franco were amazing! Very patient, professional and informative about the fish and local area. Caught 2 sailfish, tuna and a barracuda.
Gale  S.
Gale S. Hinsdale, IL
Bayside Fishing Charters
Bayside Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
The capt Luis JR was great. This was an awesome experience thanks to the capt knowledge of the island. Not only a great day of fishing the views were out of the world. Definitely would do it again
Victor  J.
Victor J. Fort Myers, FL
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Spent half day fishing and got on the Tarpon right away. Cap’n knows what he’s doing and will guide you through the catch. A lot of fun and a must while you are here.
Frank  D.
Frank D. Peyton, CO
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We had a great experience on our half day trip with Captain Pitain and Franco. We came back with three beautiful Mahi Mahi - success! Franco was extremely knowledgeable and even cleaned our catch at the end of the trip. We are already talking about coming back to the island in February to do another trip with them! Highly recommend.
Meredith  M.
Meredith M. Garden City, NY
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Very good
4.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
The fishing place was very close to us just 5 min down the road. Not hard to find. The captain was ready and we set out on time. It was raining off and on but that didn't stop the fishing. The captain was very nice. We only caught one fish but still great experience.
Janelle  W.
Janelle W. Philadelphia, PA
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(158 reviews)
The fishing trip was okay but not enough fish caught for the price we paid. We only caught one fish on the trip. The website should tell you that the fish are catch and release only. We thought that we were going to take the fish home to eat.
KERRY  F.
KERRY F. Sabana Grande
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
Highly recommend Humberto and Adrian for all your fishing needs. They were very knowledgeable on the types of fish in the Puerto Rican waters and we look forward to our next trip with them. Adrian took care if us and even prepared our fish for the chef at the Marina kitchen. Top of the line service.
Julio  O.
Julio O. Reading, PA
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Had an awesome time on this trip. Captain Miquel was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He put us on fish and I had a terrific time. I would definitely recommend this charter if you plan a trip to Puerto Rico.
Craig  H.
Craig H. Hiawassee, GA
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Captain Clery put us on fish and taught us how to land them too. A fun morning with lots of action - he really cares and would highly recommend a trip!
Terry  H.
Terry H. Puerto Rico
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Could not of had a better outing, highly recommend captain clery and his company
Mark  M.
Mark M. Puerto Rico
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Luis was patient and caring, especially with my friend Brett, who is a terrible fisherman. Even Brett caught fish as Luis knew right where to go, which bait to use and how to position the boat. Soft and gentle with my friend.
Brandon  H.
Brandon H. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Clery is a master.friendly and knowledgeable. Knows the fishery like the back of his hand. Got me onto BIG fish immediately. Great coach while fighting big tarpon. His boat is awesome. Organized roomy and huge platform up front. The fishery is beautiful. Sheltered, flat calm, full of fish and birds. What an awesome place and awesome time.
FORREST  H.
FORREST H. Denver, CO
Bayside Fishing Charters 2
Bayside Fishing Charters 2
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
2 hour fight with the biggest tarpon I have ever laid my eyes on! These are your guys! They will take care of you from start to finish! We had a blast! The boat was perfect for my wife to tan and drinks were included. If we ever come back we know who to use! I would recommend!10/10!
Wendell  B.
Wendell B. CORP CHRISTI, TX
Double Hook Charters
Double Hook Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
If I could give them extra stars I would. They showed up prepared and worked hard to put us on the fish and we were successful. If you want the best book with double hook!
Ethan  H.
Ethan H. Oak Harbor, WA
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Captain Clery put us on the fish all afternoon. Nice boat, beautiful scenery and excellent fishing! Well worth the price.
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. United States
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Luis was great u wanan catch big fish and have a blast you will book with him. He knows the spots and how too and just an all around awesome guy and guide !!!
Dustin  K.
Dustin K. Loudon, TN
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
We were in one of Capt Clergy’s other boats in their charter team. Our captain was great, they picked up live bait on the way out and we hooked into our first big tarpon within 30 minutes. We hooked 4 tarpon ranging from roughly 30lbs to 100lbs. Only the smallest one made it on the boat as we had a couple brake lines on structure or snapping the line when they were at the boat, and had one spot the hook when it jumped. It was still a great experience and we had a blast.
Ryan  D.
Ryan D. Auburn, AL
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 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
(158 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
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 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

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