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4.9 / 5
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West Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Grand Cayman

According to customer reviews, Happy Day Charters, Outcast Charters Cayman, and Cayman Live Bait are some of the most popular fishing charters in Grand Cayman. Full list of top fishing charters in Grand Cayman.

The average price for a private 4 hour Grand Cayman fishing trip is $730, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,416 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Happy Day Charters, Outcast Charters Cayman, and Cayman Live Bait 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 Blue Marlin. Top fishing techniques include Deep Sea Fishing, Heavy 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
4.4 / 5
Based on 27728 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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We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Jacob  J.
Jacob J. Roanoke, IN
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Ryan  W.
Ryan W. Franklin, TN
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Matt  H.
Matt H. Round Rock, TX
Captain Cody recommended November through March as the best fishing times. However, for July we did extremely well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Cody recommended November through March as the best fishing times. However, for July we did extremely well.
David  M.
David M. Mount Pleasant, TX
Fishing in the caymans is terrific from the standpoint of you drop from 15ft to 1000ft in just a few minutes. You don’t travel far to get on large pelagic sea creatures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in the caymans is terrific from the standpoint of you drop from 15ft to 1000ft in just a few minutes. You don’t travel far to get on large pelagic sea creatures.
Jasen  W.
Jasen W. Atlanta, GA
A little slow this time of year inshore but everyday day is different so take a chance and go! If nothing else, the water is beautiful and the company is great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little slow this time of year inshore but everyday day is different so take a chance and go! If nothing else, the water is beautiful and the company is great!
Lois  W.
Lois W. West Jefferson, NC
Just understand the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The chef at Tukka knows what he’s doing and you won’t be disappointed in the meal he prepares with your catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just understand the weather doesn’t always cooperate. The chef at Tukka knows what he’s doing and you won’t be disappointed in the meal he prepares with your catch.
Rich  R.
Rich R. Cypress, TX
May is a good month for fishing. The boat is comfortable with plenty of shade. Kids like to feed tarpon at the dock where the fish are cleaned. Sharks come in also. Good restaurants near the dock area. Finish a day of fishing with a good meal. Very accessible from the seven mile beach area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
May is a good month for fishing. The boat is comfortable with plenty of shade. Kids like to feed tarpon at the dock where the fish are cleaned. Sharks come in also. Good restaurants near the dock area. Finish a day of fishing with a good meal. Very accessible from the seven mile beach area.
Elizabeth  R.
Elizabeth R. Durham, North Carolina
Be sure to clarify exactly what to do when you get a fish on in terms of setting the hook and adjusting the real
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to clarify exactly what to do when you get a fish on in terms of setting the hook and adjusting the real
Joe  K.
Joe K. George Town
A half day reef fishing trip is a great way to start. It’s not very far from shore and the water is beautiful. You’ll catch fish and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A half day reef fishing trip is a great way to start. It’s not very far from shore and the water is beautiful. You’ll catch fish and have fun.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Union City, New Jersey
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
This year was better than expected. Many Wahoo were late to leave this year; making the trip that much more exciting :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This year was better than expected. Many Wahoo were late to leave this year; making the trip that much more exciting :)
Mike  P.
Mike P. 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

Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Great captain! Incredibly nice and accommodating. Picked us up right on the beach at 7 mile. 9th generation Caymanian so he knows the area and the history of Cayman! Caught two barracudas and a few tuna. Will return to capt Julz for future charters!
Ben  S.
Ben S. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Very good crew. Slow bite at the start but picked up big time at the end. Absolute send with the boys and would love to come back for another trip. Next time ferda we’re going to catch some big ole fishy bois. Can’t wait. The best charter.
Liam  R.
Liam R. Sherborn, MA
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Bobby took us out for a great day on the ocean. He is wise to the ways of the Ocean, and knowledgeable about the Grand Cayman as well. Great person to spend time with while waiting to catch fish. Went to Morgan’s for one of the best lunches of my life! Thanks Bobby! -Bob and Riley McMahon
Robert  M.
Robert M. Auburn, CA
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Bobby! The fishing was a little slow but that was not Bobby’s fault. We did catch a nice trigger fish and he filleted it for us to take home. We will use Happy Day Charters again!
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. George Town
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Had a fantastic morning with Captain Jules. He’s a 9th gen Caymanian who new everything about the island. He had some early catches with a Barracuda and some Blackfin. Then hit a local snorkel spot. Highly recommended.
Michael  F.
Michael F.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Everything was amazing. Will definitely use Happy charters again highly recommended
Christopher  P.
Christopher P. Union Beach, NJ
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Beautiful day on the water. We caught some black fin tuna. Bobby and his crew created a great experience for us. Bobby and his crew hand were Very friendly. Thank You Bobby!
David  B.
David B. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Bobby was so amazing!!! So knowledgeable and fun to be around :) highly recommend.
Lauren  B.
Lauren B. Celina, TX
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
It was a hot day and fish were scarce; however Captain Bobby was persistent and put us on some fish. Enjoyed a good catch of some black fins and also snagged a skipjack.
Chris  H.
Chris H. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Enjoyed our trip! Captain Bobby was great! Would definitely recommend Happy Day Charters!
Melissa  R.
Melissa R. Meridian, MS
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(44 reviews)
We got skunked, but not for a lack of trying. Our Capt was awesome, and very personable as well. We tried multiple areas and different types of fish. Like they say, a day fishing is better than a day at work.
Jim  N.
Jim N. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Bobby was amazing. So much fun for our family of 4 with 2 girls aged 11 and 15. Fished a good portion of the morning and Bobby moved locations to make sure we had a chance to all catch something. He then brought us to a great snorkle spot to end the trip. Highly recommend Bobby!
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Boulder, CO
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
My wife landed a 20lb wahoo and was thrilled. The fishing was slow on this one but Captain Bobby was a terrific guide and great conversation. Would fish with him again for sure.
Jasen  W.
Jasen W. Atlanta, GA
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
This was our second time fishing with Captain Julz and Reelstik Charter and it was fantastic as usual. We caught 3 barracuda and a lovely grouper. Took a break in the middle and did a quick snorkel at Cheeseburger Reef which was loaded with fish. Julz and his mate were fun to chat with and have so much knowledge about fishing and the island in general. Boat is great too. Fishing with Reelstik is always the highlight of our trip! Highly recommend.
Cyd  M.
Cyd M. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Captain Bobby, is a great boat Captain/Guide. He done everything possible to make our fishing trip a success. Captain Bobby went over and beyond. 5/5 recommended!
Vance  M.
Vance M. Thorntonville, TX
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I told Bobby that we would like to get some fish to take back to our condo and we did! We got 2 medium size black fin tuna! Plus our 14 yo grandson’s got to experience fishing, one caught 2 and the other got 2 huge bites. Bobby provides snacks, water and Gatorade. It was really fun. Only downside the inside of the boat gets wet.
Joni  S.
Joni S. Escondido, CA
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Great crew! Caught Tuna, Snapper, Grouper. Best fishing day and will definitely rebook again
Todd  C.
Todd C. George Town
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
I took my family on a half day deep sea trip. We landed this 15 pound mahi and one small cuda. Bobby did a great job all day trolling the area trying to find us fish. He changed lures numerous times trying to catch more fish. Bobby has a great attitude and made it a fun day for the family. We were on vacation so we took our catch to Morgan’s restaurant where they made us a fantastic dinner of ceviche appetizers with grilled and blackened mahi. One of our most memorable family dinners.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Dacula, GA
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Fishing charter in West Bay
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
The trip was great - Captain Bobby showed us a great time! Would book again!
Spencer  C.
Spencer C. Austin, TX
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Fishing charter in George Town
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Original trip looked like storms mid way through. He was able to honestly cancel the morning before trip to not cut trip short due to weather and worked with us to reschedule while we were still on the island. Highly recommend with how unpredictable the weather and conditions can be in Grand Cayman. Was able to put us on fish later in the week and extremely friendly and knowledgeable crew.
Trent  K.
Trent K. George Town