San Juan Fishing Charters

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San Juan Fishing Charters

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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 $493, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $914 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in San Juan are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $278
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $421
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $548
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $830

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27943 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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Just listen to the people that know what they are doing and you will catch fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just listen to the people that know what they are doing and you will catch fish
Aaron  S.
Aaron S.
Be prepared for sudden weather changes. Hard to throw a fly line in 40mph wind
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for sudden weather changes. Hard to throw a fly line in 40mph wind
Mike  C.
Mike C.
Captain Cleary with backwaters tarpon adventures. A1 operation. I’m a licensed fishing guide in the Northwest and will vouch and recommend Captain Cleary.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Cleary with backwaters tarpon adventures. A1 operation. I’m a licensed fishing guide in the Northwest and will vouch and recommend Captain Cleary.
Pat  H.
Pat H.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t land a lot of fish. Enjoy the hook ups as much as possible. Hard fish to get landed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t land a lot of fish. Enjoy the hook ups as much as possible. Hard fish to get landed.
David  J.
David J.
6 hour or more trip. This allows for a great time with zero rush. The Captain really utilized the time to search for the right spots and delivered!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
6 hour or more trip. This allows for a great time with zero rush. The Captain really utilized the time to search for the right spots and delivered!
Raul  V.
Raul V.
Rough water with 7' - 10' rollers as the norm. Also....it's called fishing....not catching. We caught fish, I would bet catching odds are higher with Captain Jose than most captains. Out of 3 boats out we were the only boat to catch! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rough water with 7' - 10' rollers as the norm. Also....it's called fishing....not catching. We caught fish, I would bet catching odds are higher with Captain Jose than most captains. Out of 3 boats out we were the only boat to catch! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Kenneth  G.
Kenneth G.
If you ask to fish with a fly rod, make sure you know how to use a fly rod.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you ask to fish with a fly rod, make sure you know how to use a fly rod.
James  S.
James S.
I have no experience to compare October to other months of the year, but the Tarpon were biting in the lagoons just East of San Juan.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I have no experience to compare October to other months of the year, but the Tarpon were biting in the lagoons just East of San Juan.
Calvin  D.  N.
Calvin D. N.
Bring long sleeve UPF shirt and a good hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. And always remember to tip your captain!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring long sleeve UPF shirt and a good hat, sunglasses, and sunblock. And always remember to tip your captain!
Aaron  R.
Aaron R.
Those tarpon are really hard to land, don't be discouraged we lost at least 5 or 6 fish near the boat, they spit hooks really easy or dive and run under the boat and snap lines a lot lol!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Those tarpon are really hard to land, don't be discouraged we lost at least 5 or 6 fish near the boat, they spit hooks really easy or dive and run under the boat and snap lines a lot lol!!
Sean  O.
Sean O.
Book a morning trip if possible, afternoons can be brutal with the humidity. Otherwise, definitely recommended
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a morning trip if possible, afternoons can be brutal with the humidity. Otherwise, definitely recommended
Gilberto  G.
Gilberto G. Fort Worth, TX
First timers, book with Capt Luis, he will show you the ropes with patience and experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First timers, book with Capt Luis, he will show you the ropes with patience and experience
Xavier  R.
Xavier R. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has some very deep waters and fishing here is truly and adventure you shouldn’t miss.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Puerto Rico has some very deep waters and fishing here is truly and adventure you shouldn’t miss.
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Syosset, NY
If you want monster fish and an expert captain you need to call Luis Garcia.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want monster fish and an expert captain you need to call Luis Garcia.
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Mint Hill, NC
Don't complicate it with high expectations, just enjoy the experience! J.V.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't complicate it with high expectations, just enjoy the experience! J.V.
Joe  V.
Joe V. Bonham, TX
Book with SuFishNSea and Capt Luis. I wont use any other charter. If he is unavailable for my desired dates, I'll change my dates........
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with SuFishNSea and Capt Luis. I wont use any other charter. If he is unavailable for my desired dates, I'll change my dates........
David  T.
David T. Tulsa, OK
June is more focused on heavy tackle which means fewer bites, but bigger fights. I would probably leave the kids at home on big fish days and bring them out for light tackle days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
June is more focused on heavy tackle which means fewer bites, but bigger fights. I would probably leave the kids at home on big fish days and bring them out for light tackle days.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
It's all about the Captain. Find a good one, trust he or she, and don't look at your watch. Just fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about the Captain. Find a good one, trust he or she, and don't look at your watch. Just fish!
Jason  M.
Jason M. Atwood, TN
Go early morning it heats up as the day goes on, be prepared to catch a monster.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go early morning it heats up as the day goes on, be prepared to catch a monster.
Adam  W.
Adam W. Phoenixville, PA
You have to work for these fish and you may only boat a few out of several hookups so tamper your expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to work for these fish and you may only boat a few out of several hookups so tamper your expectations.
Scott  R.
Scott R. Belmont, NH

Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(364 reviews)
I will definitely remember the good time I had with my father in law. The captain and his deck hand were very professional and took us to the fish.
Armando  C.
Armando C.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain took us to the spot and set some lines. Had plenty of bites and caught some great size tarpon. Captain was joking and having fun while fishing. Definitely going to book again when back in Puerto Rico.
Aaron  S.
Aaron S.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a great time and the captain understands his audience and how to keep them entertained. An 8yr old boy prefers to catch vs fish and he had us on tarpon all day.
Joe  G.
Joe G.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain Luis was great with the kids (14,8,6). He helped them every step of the way, they were all confident fishing. All 3 kids caught fish making the day memorable. If you have kids this trip is the one to book!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(56 reviews)
These prehistoric fish are top of the line predators and challenging to catch. This spot is amazing with the resident population. Nothing like feeling the pull of a 80lb monster on. Capt Miguel was very knowledgeable, kind and worked hard to get fish on. If you want a local guide/charter this is a great option
Marianne  T.
Marianne T.
Backwater Fly Fishing Charters
Backwater Fly Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Great day fishing with Captain Clery. Very organized and professional. Beautiful morning of fishing and catching some nice fish. Highly recommend.
Jason  L.
Jason L.
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
The captain and the crew were extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and hard-working. The boat was clean and well equipped. I recommend this boat to serious anglers who have realistic expectations. Thank you Capitan Pitain and First Mate Franco for a great experience !
Alex  W.
Alex W.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(364 reviews)
Pepe & Many were grate hosts. They do work very hard to put fishermen on the fish. We do recommend Them.
Pedro  J.
Pedro J.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(364 reviews)
Boat handled wonderfully for a bit windy day. Caught quite a few skipjack and black fin tuna. Had a sailfish get away, but still fun. Would definitely recommend!
Jennifer  B.
Jennifer B.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(364 reviews)
Fun trip, Captain and mate, Manuel, made every effort to get on the fish. Back at the dock, the captain chummed and set me up to hook up a 5 foot tarpon. An excellent end to the trip! I will be back!
Mark  B.
Mark B.
Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico
Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Great trip, great captain, and great fishing for our family. Capt David was a lot of fun, good to interact and work with, and excellent with my 8 + 9 year old boys. I would recommend to anyone.
Casey  B.
Casey B.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Capt Luis took me and my two sons (9 and 5) on the trip of a lifetime for Tarpon. My sons both caught tarpon and my older son caught two fish he will remember for the rest of his life - including a 57 inch 68 pound beautiful tarpon. Capt Luis did everything to help us have fun, put us on the fish, help us learn the process, and photograph everything for the memories. I highly recommend Capt Luis!
Geoffrey  G.
Geoffrey G.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Fishing with Captain Santiago was amazing! Great for all ages! My 4 year old and 14 year old had a blast and my brother and my husband were so excited when they kept catching fish! The size of the fish were massive! Thank you so much captain Santiago for showing us a great time! It was a pleasure to meet you!
Kelly  G.
Kelly G.
Reel Addiction PR
Reel Addiction PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Santiago is a fantastic captain for your next fishing trip! We've been on fishing trips all over the world and he is Knowledgeable, easy going, fun and best of all he catches FISH!!!! We went on a 4 hr tour and caught 5 fish. The largest was well over 100 lbs and provided entertainment all morning. GREAT TIME and highly recommend going with Reel Addiction to catch fish.
Gary  D.
Gary D.
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Castillo Tours – 48' The Legend
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(99 reviews)
We unfortunately had to cut our trip short but I highly recommend this booking.
Edward  G.  I.
Edward G. I.
SuFishNSea Charters
SuFishNSea Charters
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
All I can say is what a trip captain luise is very much a true professional when it comes to Tarpon fishing. Very much in tune with where and how to catch fish. We buy far exceeded are exception’s. We were told the landing percentage was around 30 percent. We ended up with over 80 percent landing percentage. All caught 2 monster Tarpon 70lbs. His confidence in the way he fished was truly his strong suit. You won’t go wrong with a day on the water with captain Luise.
David  J.
David J.
Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico
Tight Lines Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We got into several schools and landed a few of them. My wife even got a couple go the boat on a spinning rig. David was a fantastic captain to fish with and recommend him highly!!!
Mike  C.
Mike C.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(263 reviews)
Went out with Captain Fernando on only a 2 hour trip. He put us right on the tarpon and guided us to a successful trip despite the tight timeframe. He patently taught those less experienced how to properly play fish while also letting those with more experience fish more engaging styles than just dead bait. Couldn't recommend these guys more
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Capt. Clery was a joy to fish with. As a guide myself I never thought I would book a guided trip. This was a great experience and we caught tarpon. For a 2 he trip I was skeptical. We each caught fish and lost multiple fish. I’ll definitely be back.
Pat  H.
Pat H.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Fishing charter in San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(364 reviews)
The captain was very knowledgable and knew exactly were to find the fish. We were hopeing to catch a few fish and caught about a dozen. I would highly recommend this company.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K.

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