Grand Cayman

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Outcast Charters Cayman

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(68 reviews)
West Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Reelistik Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(116 reviews)
George Town
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Reel Vibes Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(75 reviews)
West Bay
 Instant Confirmation

Jah Bless Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(32 reviews)
West Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Sea Breeze Charters & Jet Ski Tours

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
George Town
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Happy Day Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
West Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
West Bay
 Instant Confirmation

Seas The Moment Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
West Bay
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Sea Friends

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
George Town
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Cool Change Charters

West Bay
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trips from $1,200

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Grand Cayman

The average price for a private 4 hour Grand Cayman fishing trip is $709, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,275 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Outcast Charters Cayman, Reelistik Charters, and Reel Vibes Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Grand Cayman. Full list of top fishing charters in Grand Cayman.

Outcast Charters Cayman, Reelistik Charters, and Reel Vibes Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Grand Cayman.

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

You will find anglers in Grand Cayman fishing anywhere between the deep sea and shore. This island is the largest of the Cayman islands, which are all peaks in one massive underwater ridge in the western Caribbean Sea. A popular tourist destination, Grand Cayman is home to the Cayman Islands National Museum, the ruins of Fort George, sandy beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. It is also home to some of the most sought-after prizes in sport fishing, including Blue Marlin, Tarpon, and Bonefish.

Known For

Anglers looking for big game fish love deep sea fishing Grand Cayman. What makes this sport so magnificent here is the topography below the waves. Merely one quarter of a mile from shore, the ocean depths extend beyond 2,000 feet. Just a little ways beyond this drop off lies the Cayman trench, where the depths plummet again--to more than 20,000 feet. Naturally, these deep waters are teeming with baitfish and predators such as Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

Many Grand Cayman fishing charters offer half day deep sea fishing trips, giving you a chance to chase after these big game fish in a matter of several hours. The Blue Marlin here may not be the biggest in the world (100-150 lbs), but they are always biting, and you don’t need to travel far to find them. White Marlin are caught here on occasion, as well.

For an equally exciting adventure, some anglers spend their time in Grand Cayman fishing the flats instead. These shallow waters are home to Tarpon, Permit, Barracuda, Pompano, Snook, Jacks, and the legendary Bonefish. Some inshore fishing charters even offer guided wade fishing and shore fishing to target these species. Many anglers enjoy fly fishing Grand Cayman for the same fish, as well.

Reef fishing in Grand Cayman also presents many opportunities near shore. The calm waters surrounding these reefs are ideal for families and first time anglers who are eager to reel in a colorful surprise. You might land Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bar Jack, Almaco Jack, Porgy, Blue Runner (“Fry Jack”), and Grouper on occasion.

Rules & Regulations

No fishing license is required for recreational fishing in Grand Cayman. Anglers fishing from shore must practice catch and release (a permit is required for those who plan to keep any fish caught from shore). Please note that shore fishing is prohibited in some areas.

Lobster season is closed from the first of March until the end of November. Lobsters caught during open season must be at least six inches tall. A maximum of three lobsters per person is allowed (or six per boat). Conch season is closed from the first of May until the end of October. The limit of Conch taken during open season is five per person (or 10 per boat).

Nassau Grouper may not be taken from the designated Grouper Spawning areas at any time of year. Only specimens 12 inches or larger may be removed from the sea.

Spearfishing is prohibited to non-Caymanians (importing any spearing device is also prohibited). It is illegal to catch turtles or take their eggs. Attracting sharks with food and feeding them is also prohibited.

Types of Fishing

You can enjoy deep sea fishing Grand Cayman year-round. Blue Marlin and Mahi Mahi never stop biting. The best time to target Wahoo is from November through March (sometimes as late as July), while Yellowfin Tuna tend to peak from March to June. You may have luck landing a Sailfish between June and September, but this is rare.

Most fish near the reefs can be caught year-round as well, including Snapper, Jacks, and the rare Grouper. You can target these species with both natural and artificial baits. Local anglers recommend natural baits, such as Squid, small Fry, or pieces of Conch. Most reef fishing is catch and release due to conservation efforts, however, it is acceptable to keep a few fish to eat.

Flats fishing is done with light tackle, either from a skiff or by wade fishing. The most prestigious species to target include Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit (a “grand slam” when you manage to catch all three in one day). The Bonefish in Grand Cayman often grow larger than average (up to 8 lbs) and tend to be more aggressive than Bonefish in other areas. 

Many anglers enjoy shore fishing for small Tarpon (4-5lbs) in landlocked Brackish waters and canals. You can also fish for Barracuda, Permit, Pompano, and Bonefish from shore (catch and release only) using light tackle. You can catch most of Grand Cayman’s inshore species on fly, as well. Fly fishing Grand Cayman is popular, but very few guides provide fly fishing equipment. Anglers intent on fly fishing the flats and shorelines are encouraged to bring their own equipment. 

A number of Grand Cayman fishing charters offer kayak fishing. These trips could take you anywhere from the flats to the nearshore reefs, or even into the deep sea. Kayak fishing is generally recommended for those who have previous kayaking experience.

Grand Cayman
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25013 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Even in the dead of winter, you can fish offshore for Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Barracuda. The seasons for Lobster and Conch are open.

February

You can continue fishing for Lobster, Conch, Marlin, Barracuda, and much more. Mahi Mahi are entering their peak season. Closer to shore you’ll have success fishing for Mutton Snapper, Jacks, and more.

March

Lobster season is closed. Meanwhile, Yellowfin Tuna are entering their peak season offshore. Inshore you are more likely to catch Permit and Bonefish than in previous months.

April

Deep sea fishing in Grand Cayman is at its height, with all the big game species biting. You can catch Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Inshore you can target Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and more.

May

Conch season is closed. You can continue to enjoy great big game fishing, with the possibility of catching a Sailfish. Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Grouper are all biting near the reefs.

June

Yellowfin Tuna’s peak season is coming to a close. Other big game fish will keep biting vigorously for several months. Your chances of catching Snook, Tarpon, and Permit inshore are good.

July

The peak season for Wahoo will be coming to a close soon. You can continue to count on Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Barracuda. Reef fishing continues to be as good as ever.

August

You should have great success fishing for Tarpon, Snook, and Permit inshore. The possibility of reeling in the odd Sailfish offshore still lingers. Reef fishing and deep sea fishing are promising, as usual. 

September

Bonefish are making a come-back, giving you a chance to go for a “grand slam” if you manage to reel in Tarpon and Permit too. You can chase Marlin and other big game fish to earn some bragging rights offshore.

October

At this time of year you can expect good fishing all around, in the deep sea and inshore. Fish the flats for Jacks, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, and Bonefish or head offshore in search of Marlin and more.

November

Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna are back in season! You can add these to the list while you hunt for Marlin. Conch season is open. You can continue to enjoy great fishing on the flats.

December

Lobster season is open. You can enjoy fishing for Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Blue Marlin offshore. Reef fishing is still promising, as well. Inshore you can target Mutton Snapper, Jacks, Barracuda, and more.

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Be prepared for active seas and if you get sick put your patch on in advance and take your meds in advance as we did and you will be good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for active seas and if you get sick put your patch on in advance and take your meds in advance as we did and you will be good.
Trebor  S.
Trebor S. LaPlace, LA
Check out the winds and water conditions for deep sea if you get sea sick at all:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out the winds and water conditions for deep sea if you get sea sick at all:)
Joe  T.
Joe T. Westerville, OH
We didn’t catch the fish we hoped to but it is called “fishing” not catching!!! Not the captain and crews fault, just reality!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
We didn’t catch the fish we hoped to but it is called “fishing” not catching!!! Not the captain and crews fault, just reality!
Gracie  P.
Gracie P. George Town
Told the captain we had young kids, so catching a good amount of fish was the goal more than keepers. Mission accomplished, plus the boat ride was fun and fast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Told the captain we had young kids, so catching a good amount of fish was the goal more than keepers. Mission accomplished, plus the boat ride was fun and fast.
John  C.
John C. Northbrook, IL
Lots of options; deep drop, reef, or blue water. Grand Cayman is unique in that it has access to the deepest water in the Caribbiean. Try to hit the tuna bite earlier than July to give you the best options for a big catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of options; deep drop, reef, or blue water. Grand Cayman is unique in that it has access to the deepest water in the Caribbiean. Try to hit the tuna bite earlier than July to give you the best options for a big catch.
Lyles  B.
Lyles B. Winder, GA
Put sunscreen on before you get in the boat and dont forget your legs. Water can get rough farther out so take the less drowsy dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Put sunscreen on before you get in the boat and dont forget your legs. Water can get rough farther out so take the less drowsy dramamine.
Stacy  W.
Stacy W. Van Buren, AR
Beautiful weather! A bit rocky on the boat but with a little patience you will catch more fish than you expect!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful weather! A bit rocky on the boat but with a little patience you will catch more fish than you expect!
Gregg  C.
Gregg C. George Town
Reef fishing is spectacular in Grand Cayman and you are all but assured bent rods and good eating. Mix that in with a trip to stingray city or snorkeling and it will make for an awesome day. We opted for an offshore trip and had a GREAT time. "Gunner" is an extremely well-equipped boat with the best tackle money can but (rare for a charter boat) with a top-notch crew that is both knowledgeable enough to impress an experienced angler and very kid-friendly. It is tough to find both.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing is spectacular in Grand Cayman and you are all but assured bent rods and good eating. Mix that in with a trip to stingray city or snorkeling and it will make for an awesome day. We opted for an offshore trip and had a GREAT time. "Gunner" is an extremely well-equipped boat with the best tackle money can but (rare for a charter boat) with a top-notch crew that is both knowledgeable enough to impress an experienced angler and very kid-friendly. It is tough to find both.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. George Town
Take a keen look at the winds and weather. Unusually strong winds of 20 knots prevented us from deep sea fishing, but nonetheless, had a great day of reef fishing with a good variety of fishing options... along with a final pull of a barracuda as we trolled back to harbor.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a keen look at the winds and weather. Unusually strong winds of 20 knots prevented us from deep sea fishing, but nonetheless, had a great day of reef fishing with a good variety of fishing options... along with a final pull of a barracuda as we trolled back to harbor.
Hunter  K.
Hunter K. Cayman Islands
Wahoo and tarpon, barracuta are plentiful and fun inshore fishing lots of mutin snapper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wahoo and tarpon, barracuta are plentiful and fun inshore fishing lots of mutin snapper
Travis  H.
Travis H. Silver Spring, Maryland
Check with the boat captians before you book to find the best time to fish inside the reef
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with the boat captians before you book to find the best time to fish inside the reef
Robert  P.  L.
Robert P. L. United States
Absolutely incredible experience fishing the crystal clear reefs of the north sound. Capt Dwight was terrific and would definitely book again on our next trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely incredible experience fishing the crystal clear reefs of the north sound. Capt Dwight was terrific and would definitely book again on our next trip.
David  R.
David R. Framingham, Massachusetts

Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Very good
4.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Seven of us booked this trip on the last day of our vacation. Captain Mark and Rex were perfect for us amateur fisherman. We caught enough Tuna and a large Wahoo to feed 20 for our last dinner!
Pete  S.
Pete S. Mantua Township, NJ
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great time!! Charlie was extremely knowledgeable and fun to fish with. We caught a bunch of fish and the Wild Card was very relaxing!! We will be back!
Brian  P.
Brian P. George Town
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Jerry and his mate made this a great trip. The boat is fantastic, the fishing was good. I highly recommend this team.
Keith  M.
Keith M. Burleson, TX
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Caught a 45lb wahoo and had a great time! Captain Charlie and his mate, Jerry, handled our day perfectly, and with both skill and humor. Highly recommend them for your next fishing adventure in Grand Cayman ! Thanks again to the fabulous crew.
Mark  D.
Mark D. Seattle, WA
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We went 2 for 4 but we passed another charter who did not catch anything! He was committed to putting us on fish.
Keith  S.
Keith S. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
On July 10, had a great day fishing, visiting Sting Ray City and snorkeling the adjacent reef. Great Capt, First Mate Rex (King of the Sea), boat, and equipment - everything was first class. They really made a great effort making sure my family had a great time. The night before, the weather forecast was not looking good, but we talked early in the am and it turned out to be a great day. Lot's of fish, great swim with stingrays, and very nice reef nearby.
Mark  M.
Mark M. George Town
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
When the big fish weren't biting, we turned to catching reef fish on lighter tackle. A lot of fun for to the whole family. We really enjoyed the trip!
Mark  M.
Mark M. George Town
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We had an awesome half day morning trip with Captain Mark! Caught 3 triggerfish 3 tunas and 2 barracuda. My kids had a blast! Beautiful weather, great company and the best part was we were able to keep the delicious fresh fish after!!
Gregg  C.
Gregg C. George Town
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Great experience, plan on doing full day next time to go farther out for bigger fish.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Midland,, TX
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Captain Charlie Charters - Wild Card
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Best Charter in Caymen. Super nice super friendly couldn’t ask for anything better. And we would know we own a charter company ourselves. Thank you Galveston Fishing Charter Company
Galveston Fishing Charter Company
Galveston Fishing Charter Company United States
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
It was my first fishing experience in the cayman island, we had a great time. Thanks Capt Mark, and his first mate Rex.
John
John New York, New York