Captain
Luis Burgos

Member since September 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Background
Born and raised around the local waters of San Juan, PR. and have been fishing since I was in diapers. I started fishing with aluminum cans as a fishing pole and after catching my first fish I was hooked and it was with a Sardine. Now, that's the bait of choice for our inshore outings! Lol. From there I gradually graduated to fishing inshore and deep sea fishing as a USCG Certified 100 ton Captain and as a tournament angler. Experiences like beeing part of fishing teams with multiple 1st places wins and being Director of some of the main fishing tournaments of the island, will contribute towards building memories for you, your friends and/or family that will last a lifetime. Now when looking back, feeling pretty grateful and decided to found the Caribbean Fishing Academy with the purpose of teaming up with great people to help get kids off the streets and promote a better quality of life through fishing. Part of your booking is going towards this good cause. Gracias amigos!
Techniques
Light tackle (quality Penn and Shimano spinning reels), Jigging (mostly with buck tails and vertical jigs), Bottom Fishing (mainly with live bait while drifting or at anchor), Popping and Fly Fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Luis Burgos

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Born and raised around the local waters of San Juan, PR. and have been fishing since I was in diapers. I started fishing with aluminum cans as a fishing pole and after catching my first fish I was hooked and it was with a Sardine. Now, that's the bait of choice for our inshore outings! Lol. From there I gradually graduated to fishing inshore and deep sea fishing as a USCG Certified 100 ton Captain and as a tournament angler. Experiences like beeing part of fishing teams with multiple 1st places wins and being Director of some of the main fishing tournaments of the island, will contribute towards building memories for you, your friends and/or family that will last a lifetime. Now when looking back, feeling pretty grateful and decided to found the Caribbean Fishing Academy with the purpose of teaming up with great people to help get kids off the streets and promote a better quality of life through fishing. Part of your booking is going towards this good cause. Gracias amigos!
Techniques
Light tackle (quality Penn and Shimano spinning reels), Jigging (mostly with buck tails and vertical jigs), Bottom Fishing (mainly with live bait while drifting or at anchor), Popping and Fly Fishing.

My Charter Listings

San Juan
trips from
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Fishing Reports

93 Year Old Lands Multiple Tough Fish

February 22, 2016

93 YEAR OLD angler lands multiple tough fish with no problem! Watch fotos of his awesome catches! Our dear friend, Jim enjoyed CFA's productive and fun fishing charter service and manage to land multiple really nice Jack Crevalle. His… Read Full Report →


Snook and Let the Skunk Loose

March 14, 2016

This trip was a classic example of "there is more to fishing than just fishing". It began with a rainy morning with winds over 20 knots..., which translates to a successful fishing day challenge. These three great amigos got… Read Full Report →


NEVER Say NEVER

March 21, 2016

We are now in a transition between different species of game fish, specifically offshore Pelagic like Sailfish, Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna to the Blue Marlin Season, which the peak is at the end of the summer. As a result,… Read Full Report →


HOT BIG FISH bites.

April 07, 2016

Our guest anglers where conveniently picked up right after their cruise ship docked at the beautiful Old City of San Juan. With a baitwell already full of quality livies, we headed straight to one of our favorite fishing spots.… Read Full Report →


BIG ON The Magic Hour

April 09, 2016

With a full and ready baitwell of Greenies, we headed straight to the San Juan Bay's backcountry habitat. Within few minutes of our baits touching the waters, a Tarpon strike on the line. Unfortunaley, on it's first acrobatic jump,… Read Full Report →


A Rare Catch Lead the Way!

April 21, 2016

The release of a rare catch of a " Guavancha", lead the way and energy towards a new target specie: After releasing the Guavancha" shown in the photo, Nikki from Jamaica asked jokingly: " Is there a place to… Read Full Report →


MONSTER Jack Power by Jamaican Angler

June 02, 2016

The bite was (((ON))) throughout the morning, which included a TRIPLE HEADER with two Kingfish (both sniped the fluorocarbon leaders) and one MONSTER Jack Crevalle, which gave Tajmarie the fish fight of her life. Congratulations on such a great… Read Full Report →


SMOKER KING on the Plate!

June 04, 2016

Slow day but with a Pay Day! A slow but excellent 3/4 day trip ended up with a great catch. This King Mackerel or "Sierra" as we call them in the Caribbeans, smoked the line of Robert on its… Read Full Report →


MONSTER JACK ON!

June 06, 2016

It was a FULL HOUSE , with a Soldier aboard with his three children and a dear friend @ the Caribbean Fishing Academy this morning. Active duty veteran Tony decided to share quality time with his kids and Carlitos,… Read Full Report →


Texting While Tarpon Fishing

June 07, 2016

On the magic hour right at dusk, a very aggressive rod bending action put James from Chicago, on it's first ever Tarpon. He manage to land it and fool all the odds that you normaly read about landing Tarpons.… Read Full Report →


Saving Childrens Lives Through Fishing

June 01, 2016

Fishing with purpose: As part of our Follow up Program, we took out three outstanding students for an advanced hands on angling class. They manage to catch both offshore and inshore priced species such as Mahi Mahi, received the… Read Full Report →


Mackerel Stravaganza Caribbean Style

June 11, 2016

Hot bite @ San Juan Bay Puerto Rico. Dispite a slow early afternoon bait supply, we manage to make the proper adjustments to make sure that our new friends, Ben, Ben II and Miguel will have a great time… Read Full Report →


(((MAXED OUT))) MONSTER KING MACKERELS

June 13, 2016

Hot bite of Monster Smoker Kingfish @ San Juan Puerto Rico with Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters! We maxed out with all big King Mackerels today. Book us and enjoy the thrill of fishing and enjoying an awesome and fresh… Read Full Report →


1st Tarpon & Defying the Odds

June 22, 2016

Even though the patterns were off due to a sudden low barometric pressure caused by lots of rain, our guest manage to capitalize one of a Tarpon double header! Kudos! The odds on catching your 1st Tarpon is 1… Read Full Report →


Booom! He Lands His 1st Tarpon Ever!

June 24, 2016

Congratulations to Margarito for catching his 1st Tarpon ever! The odds on catching your 1st Tarpon is 1 in every 9 strikes...and Margarito was able to do it. With the right temperament, experience and instructions, our guest are capable… Read Full Report →


Another Hot Bite in Paradise

June 26, 2016

The bite is on! Key factors are now lined up for a great fishing day: Moon stage, tides, barometeic pressure, our friendly willingness and effective experience of making sure you catch fish :); are some of the factors that… Read Full Report →


Bay Cruise Safari Payday!

June 29, 2016

Jed landed a couple of Guavanchas and a really Nice Tarpon today. He booked us just 1 hour prior to his fishing trip, even though we've been pretty busy but it was all possible thanks to the great services… Read Full Report →


New Angler Graduate in the Island!

July 01, 2016

Beth has graduated to be an official Angler in our book! She landed this magnificent Tarpon ever all on her own. Took her 45 minutes to land it during the first hour of the high tide on a very… Read Full Report →


Hockey Olympian Flyfishes for Bonefish

July 09, 2016

Our new friend from Switzerland flew for Bonefish and Tarpon Flyfishing with us @ Culebra Island in Puerto Rico and to enjoy a great vacation along with his family.. On the full family beach day part of his trip,… Read Full Report →


Hockey Olympian Lands His 1st Tarpon

July 11, 2016

Switzerland's Hockey Olympian booked us for three days of fishing for Bonefish & Tarpon. He was able to land two Tarpons with one of them turning to be a pretty nice one. Both catches where done on light tackle.… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Fest

July 20, 2016

A Tropical system combine with a full moon has been favorable for our unique inshore fishing grounds and still standing. Late in the afternoon, the Rooneys (amazing family of five) manage to capitalize on fish being hooked in every… Read Full Report →


Afternoon Tarpon Express

July 30, 2016

The bite for Tarpon is ON during the afternoons. A tropical system approaching the island has made our work lot more easier in terms of producing bites. It's been so productive that on our 2 hour sunset trips, which… Read Full Report →


It's Not Over Till It's Over

August 02, 2016

Couple of days after a Tropical System past by, the patterns where off... Unstable conditions made this outing very challenging, it was one with a slow bite but... three quarters into the trip, Lando manage to get to a… Read Full Report →


Trifecta Action Fest

August 03, 2016

Yesterday's AM outing produced only two bites with a payout of 2/1 on pretty nice Tarpons. Today, it was a different story... It was CHAOS! The bite was simply ON! The conditions where just perfect: the right tide, the… Read Full Report →


It's Simply Fishtorical

August 07, 2016

We are having a great bite in the afternoon for Snook. Snooks are spawning and big fish are showing up. There is now high probability of catching a nice trophy fish, not only that, it is great to eat.… Read Full Report →


100% Hook up Ratio on Tarpon = 5/5

August 17, 2016

Morning bite was on today! Great weather with great barometric pressure produced a 100% hook up ratio on Tarpon. On every drift in the early hours of the morning we where able to capitalize on them today, even a… Read Full Report →


Amazing Hot Bite this Morning!

September 04, 2016

The bite is simply on due to the right moon and weather system that brought lots of rain and high levels of fresh water around the mouth of the river ecosystem that we have in the bay. Lots of… Read Full Report →


EPIC Tarpon Bite 18 Landed of 28

September 07, 2016

Epic Tarpon bite so far this morning! The planets are lined up! Yesterday 14/bites, today we ended up with 18 released already with over 28 bites. We are su sure in the pattern and grateful about it that if… Read Full Report →


Slow Start with an Explosive Ending

September 26, 2016

Great day at the Bay this morning. What started as a slow morning ended up with an explosive Magic Hour. That's one of the things that makes fishing so special! The combination of the end of a Tropical System… Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin Season up and Running

October 08, 2016

Blue Marlin Season is looking good. I was able to take some time off to fish a Blue Malin Tourney this weekend at the West Coast of Puerto Rico and thank God, we where able to capitalize on the… Read Full Report →


Yellowfin Tuna Time

November 08, 2016

Great time to go out for Yellowfin Tuna. On this trip we where able to capitalize on a triple header of nice Yellowfin Tunas but a few months earlier we had the opportunity of fighting a Big Yellowfin for… Read Full Report →


Slow but Closed!

December 10, 2016

Another cold front is pounding the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico. With that, a low barometric pressure affecting the bite. It was a slow start but Scott and his wife manage to capitalize on their first Tarpon and Saltwater… Read Full Report →


GREAT BITE on the TIDE!

December 12, 2016

The high tide is paying off! Fish are bitting aggressively and with hunger @ San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico. It's producing multiple hook ups with plenty of fish to fight. Finally, the weather has favor us and the bite… Read Full Report →


Monsters Against All Odds

November 30, 2016

Great catches today even though we have been facing extreme low pressure weather due to prolong cold fronts hitting the Caribbean. Even numerous Cruice Ships have been falling behind in time to dock here at the San juan Bay,… Read Full Report →


9 Year Old Lands Big Tarpon!

December 31, 2016

The bite @ San Juan Bay Puerto Rico has been an awesome challenge and appreciated by the best Captains, since it has been unusually slow, raising our great fishing grounds to another level. We are grateful about this, cause… Read Full Report →


Monster Fish at the Bay

December 29, 2016

Having lots of fun today with the best pound for pound fighters of the Bay: the Jack Crevalles. Big Jacks are showing up for battle! As we where fishing this morning we are now seeing big King Mackerel jumping… Read Full Report →


Epic Fight

December 27, 2016

Bick Jacks are showing up for battle! But when you mix a Monster Jack Crevalle with a foul hook set... ooh boy, you are signing up for an epic fight... and it diesn't matter how good or pro angler… Read Full Report →


Mega Bite on the Low Tide

December 30, 2016

Great action today @ the low tide. Tarpon lighted up nicely right at the bottom of the outgoing. With a tight drag on a Penn Spinfisher 5500, mounted on one of our new Tidemaster St. Croix 7 foot rods… Read Full Report →


Monster Jack Fest

January 02, 2017

Weather is steady, the Moon phase is favorable, quality live baits in big numbers (Big Greenies Sardines) are present, therefore; improving the odds on catching big fish on the San Juan Bay. With the right tide and attitude, 15… Read Full Report →


Banana Myth BUSTED with TARPON

January 03, 2017

The San Juan Bay is getting back to normal. With the pass of a prolong Cold Front around the Caribbean, fishing on our grounds are getting now back in track. Slow starts with great endings with quailty fish have… Read Full Report →


HOT Bite with MONSTER Snooks

January 04, 2017

As the weather has improve, so has the bite. Fish are really humgry now on the turns of the tides. It's getting hot out here, so if you where trying to maximize your chances on landing great catches like… Read Full Report →


EPIC ACTION with GREAT Ratio

January 05, 2017

We have been experiencing great action and monster catches but today was simply epic. With 14 very aggresive rod bending action (on just 4 hours of fishing) with species like King Mackerel, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Snook and some others… Read Full Report →


Great Morning Bite

January 12, 2017

A clear morning the mayority of the time, with sudden 30 plus mph winds and a few showers here and there, didn't prevent Clemente and his brother in law to capitalize on over eight bites which two of them… Read Full Report →


Grand Slam with 100% Hook Up Ratio

January 13, 2017

We are experiencing a low preassure through out the Caribbean but it is at a steady pace, producing great action along with nice cool and very confortable conditions for an enjoyable fishing day full of Caribbean flare. The results… Read Full Report →


Fort & Eco Fishing 100% Hook Up Payday

January 14, 2017

Windy and some showers conditions did not stop Kaitlin and Kevin from enyoing their Fort & Eco Fishing package to the max. As they where experiencing what the San Juan Bay has to offer, they manage to go 1/1… Read Full Report →


Quality Time Quality Catches

January 15, 2017

Extreme conditions with excellent catches was today's norm from which we are grateful. With three intense 10 minute scattered showers throughout the morning, Kevin and Randy where able to capitalize on great catches today in confort since our tournament… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.94 out of 5 stars from 37 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Absolutely amazing experience. Our captain, Luis was beyond words. He was extremely educated on the San Juan history and more than willing to share his love for the island with us! We even had the opportunity to catch a huge fish! My boyfriend can’t stop talking about how much fun he had… he said it was the best birthday gift yet! 10/10 would recommend this trip!

Fished January 2017

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 15, 2017

We are grateful and humbled by your kind words and very happy for collaborating a little towards your boyfriend’s Birthday gift.  Thank you for allowing us to serve him and for choosing us for such a special moment.

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Overall, we loved the trip! My sister and I have never been on a charter before but my dad had so we were hoping he would love it for a Christmas gift. Turns out it was a better experience then we expected! Thank you so much!

Fished December 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 9, 2017

:) Team Duncan!  So happy we exceded the expectations and thank you for allowing us to serve you.  Happy Birthday again Jerome!

Gracias amigos!
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”!

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

When our complimentary ride to the boat dock arrived exactly on time, I felt like this was going to be a great day. It was.  We started off catching live bait in the mangroves, and then off into the bay which is only a 5-10 minute ride (contrast with the one hour each way we’d experience in other trips). We had a slow start, but once the tide turned, so did our luck. We had several strikes that we missed, but that was quickly followed by a 25 minute epic struggle with a Jack Crevalle, ~40lbs, and then a 30 minute fight with a ~42lb Tarpon, both of which we released. Captain Luis and the crew hand Adrian were very professional, knowledable and fun to be around. Luis made a point to explain what we were doing, from moving to the boat, to presentation of the bait and the local surroundings. We’d definitely go with Captain Luis again when we return to San Juan.

Fished November 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your Son and humbled for your review.

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”!

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Did a 1/2 day afternoon trip with Capt. Luis Burgos and my daughter and I had an excellent time.  He was very patient with both of us as neither has ever saltwater fished before.  We started off catching sardines for bait which was fun in itself.  After that we boated out to drift and troll for fish.  We had several bites while drifting the baits on bottom and on freelines. Luis did a great job explaining everything about the equipment, the boat, the locations we fished and the fish we were targeting.  He makes great conversation and spending time with him is like spending time with an old friend.  You will learn some things about Puerto Rico from Luis.  If I come to Puerto Rico in the future and plan to fish, I will definitely book a trip with Luis again.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Had a great time.  The fishing was a little slow but my wife and I were very interested in the history of Puerto Rico and San Juan.  Captain Luis kept us very informed and entertained as we struggled all day to get a fish.  It finally paid off in the end with and epic battle and a big Tarpon.  It was a great experience.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, December 11, 2016

Went this morning with my son.  Had a great time.  Professional operation!

Fished December 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, December 12, 2016

Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your Son.

Gracias amigos!
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters


Went fishing on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Our captain was very enjoyable tone with & a great fisherman

Fished November 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Gracias amigos!
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”!

Went fishing on Friday, November 18, 2016

Have bad experience with trolling. Speaking with Luis he assures me that he would get me a fish trolling. Also informed me we would be able to bottom fish if there was no action. He has changed my mind about trolling. While vottom fishing fish were all around the boat. He will get you action, getting them in the boat is up to you.  Luis will also give you information about the island and it’s history. Enjoyed the day and having him as the captin.

Fished November 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Hi James!  Thank you for choosing CFAC and for allowing us to serve you. Glad you are a trolling believer now, as long as it is not all is done on an outing :)  Take care!

Gracias amigo!
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Monday, October 31, 2016

We had an absolute blast!  Captain Luis was a really cool cat!  After getting fresh sardines for bait from a local fisherman…we headed to the deep!  Within 3 min. Of dropping lines we had 3 yellowfin tuna on and we successfully landed all 3 after an intense fight!  Greatest day ever. ;)

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Captain Luis did a phenomenal job of getting us on fish on what started as a slow morning. He was able to adjust our fishing approach, change our location and get us into the fish. By the end of the trip my wife and I caught Tarpon, Barracuda, and Jack. As a guy who has a real passion for fishing I appreciate the ability to adjust and execute the way that Luis did. Not only that, but his expertise went beyond fishing.

He gave us a brief, but interesting history lesson on Puerto Rico and was able to point out many areas of interest from the bay. This gave us a different perspective on the island and helped us to plan the rest of our day. Thanks Luis, the pizza was awesome!

Luis made a great fishing trip into an awesome experience. I highly recommend this trip to anyone that enjoys boating and fishing.

Fished September 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thank you Dewayne for taking the time to review us.  So grateful and humbled by your words but even more about having giving us the opportunity to serve you.  I really enjoyed your company and the conversations that we had, specially about the perfect timing when your daughter received the first catch of your trip, which allowed her to share the moment with her friends :)

Hope you and your lovely wife Mandy enjoy your new fishing stories with family and friends for years to come and it was an honor to colaborate a little towards those special moments.  Enjoy the rest of your well deserved time and vacation together.  Say hi to the kids from me and let them know that they have one of the best anglers as parents in my book :)

One more very important thing: Thank you for your support to this noble cause, since part of your booking will go towards kids that will take part of our different angling community efforts and programs. 

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”


Went fishing on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Capt Luis is great at what he does!  He told us all of the fishing conditions and he was spot on!  Morning tarpon fishing was super!  We reeled in about 20 in under 2 hours!  Then we went to catch our hair using a sabiki rig and he guided us through that with no problem!  Then we headed to the bay for the remaining time.  Fishing there was a bit slower but hit on a few more fish.  And he told us that the fishing was that way a few days before so we were prepared.  This was a great fishing trip and capt Luis was very personable and friendly!  We had a wonderful time spending half a day with him!

Fished September 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hey Paul & Marisol!

Grateful for your great review, for choosing us and that way allowing us to serve you so you can experience what Puerto Rico’s sport fishing has to offer and for your support towards this good cause.

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This is the best fishing excursion we have ever been on!!! Luis is kind, compassionate, and very hospitable.  Snacks and refreshments were provided as well as the opportunity to fish in many different locations in the bay.  We had a very successful day of fishing and would recommend this trip to anyone…not just for tourist.  Luis was full of information about San Juan and gave us some amazing recommendations for places and things to see and do. The best thing about our trip is finding out that the Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters is a program that gives back to the less fortunate kids from the surrounding communities by being great mentors and teaching them the life skill of fishing.  We would recommend this trip to everyone.

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hello Tiffany and thank you for your review.  We are humbled by your kind words and grateful fir allowing us to serve you.  Hope to see you out here again.

Gracias amiga;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

1st of all I was a bit harsh with my 1st review. Luis Burgos (The Captain) his knowledge of the PR waters and fish where good.

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 22, 2016

Hi Freddie!

Hope that you and your family is doing great and we are grateful for have chosen CFAC.  Sorry and we didn’t had a clue, due to our good experience with you and your family, that you where so frustrated after your fishing day of 7 strikes with 1 fish caught and cleaned, one being over 80 pounds and lost on a piling after hooked and fought by your son.  We really tried hard to make a difference.  Grateful for moments like this and for Fishing since they both are beneficial to keep us humble and becoming better persons when facing, people, things and situations that we can’t simply control. We wish you and your family the best. 

Gracias amigo;
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“it’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Captain Luis Burgos is over and above everything a great guy. My wife and I went out fishing with him for our honeymoon in San Juan and he took great care of us, going above and beyond to transport us between our apartment and the fishing dock, as well as providing us with great conversation and an overall great morning in the San Juan Bay. While it was a slow morning for bites (only two tarpon made it into the boat despite 8 or so bites), Luis made sure the morning did not disappoint by keeping us out for an extra hour to ensure that we were able to catch something. I wish Luis and the rest of his team the best of luck and hope you will support them if you visit San Juan.

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thank you Daniel and Chen for everything and may your marriage keep growing through time, good moments and trials for the better.  Wish you the best and grateful for allowing us to serve you.

Gracias amigos;
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Awesome time good customer service very friendly. Captain Luis knows what he does.
Thank cap. Luis B.

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hey Mario!  Thank you for your review and grateful for allowing us to serve you. 

Gracias amigo;
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical’


Went fishing on Thursday, January 7, 2016

I travel all over the world and always charter captains to take me fishing.  Captain Luis Burgos by far has been the best.  He is caring, patient, and kind.  His fishing knowledge is unreal.  Caught some of the best fish in my life.  Thank you Captain Luis Burgos.  See you when I return to Puerto Rico

Fished January 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 22, 2016

Thank you Gabriel and and hope to go fishing together again.

Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“IT’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Sunday, July 31, 2016

They were calling for bad weather the day I had the trip scheduled and our captain Luis Burgos called and moved us up a day just to be sure we got to go, which was so kind. He was great with the kids on the boat. He was patient, kind, and very knowledgable. He let our 17 year old fishing enthusiast fight and bring in a huge Tarpon. When we return we will come back for sure and book with Luis Burgos. I can’t say enough good things about this expierence and our captain!

Fished July 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Hi Jessica!

We appreciate your excellent review and we are humbled it.  Thank you for all that and for allowing us to serve you and your great family.  Hope you enjoy your new fishing stories for years to come.

Gracias amigos;
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Let me just say from the beginning Luis made the trip fun from the beginning.  We started out by catching our own bait! From there we went to several locations looking for.the perfect spot. Along the way he made sure to point out the history of San Juan and the things we passed.  He took us to the perfect spot called Jurassic Park where we had a least about 8 bites and caught 2 fish. We will definitely be looking him up when we come back!

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 8, 2016

Melvin and Yvonne, thank you for your excellent review.  Had fun with you guys today, great laughs :)

Gracias amigos;
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

What an amazing experience to be fishing in puerto rico! Captain Luis was great! He took us to all different places not only to fish but to sight see as well! He was helpful, patient and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is going to Puerto Rico. Me and my family will do this again! 5 stars!! Can’t say enough great things about this experience!!

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 8, 2016

Grateful for your excellent review.  Looking forward in seeing you guys again.

Gracias amigos;
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

My 16 year old son and I recently went fishing with Captain Luis and it was a great time. Luis is a true fishing professional. My son and I learned about various species of fish and techniques, everything from catching bait fish to wrangling a 20+ pound tarpon! The fishing took place in the bay overlooking Old San Juan and the fort. We caught three different kinds of fish and truly grasped the fishing experience in Puerto Rico. The gear and boat were solid- no issues. I was really impressed to Luis’ interaction with my son who does not have much salt water experience. Additionally, the work Luis does with his company and local teens in PR is highly commendable.  Be sure to ask him and you will be amazed the impact fishing has on the youth. All in all, my next trip to PR will include fishing with Luis. Don’t delay, you won’t regret it!

Jason (Virginia Beach, VA)

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 5, 2016

Hola Jason and Armando!

Grateful for such a review and thankful for allowing us to serve you.  Honored to have been able to share with you such great Father and Son moments.

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

We had a great time on the boat with Luis. He is a friendly and knowledgeable captain. We started out trolling through some canals and we hooked into a 60+ pound tarpon. He then took my wife and I put into the bay for some more fishing and beautiful sightseeing. He was so nice! He provided snacks and refreshments and taught so much about the culture of Puerto Rico! Please continue to use Luis as a guide!

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 5, 2016

Thank you guys!  First of all, congratulations for setting such a great example by tying the knot.  It was an honor having you aboard and humble for choosing us as part of your HoneyMoon moments.  Wish you the best in your marriage and please know that a humble prayer has been done for your happiness.

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“it’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Started the day off early with bait gathering and even the little fish catching was entertaining. Fun activities from the moment we stepped off till the moment we left. Not disappointed by anything we did or saw. Had a lot of laughs and great conversations. Besides catching fish we also made friends with our captain

Fished August 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 5, 2016

Thank you John and Hans!  you guys are a great father and son power team.  Hope that you may enjoy those new fishing stories with friends and family for years to come.  See you soon!

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
““It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Thursday, March 31, 2016

I visit the Island frequently and Capt Luis is the best you can find. He is a experienced fisherman that will make your trip a total success.He is passionate about the sport and his patience and expertise make you feel you are fishing with family. Very enjoyable trip. this is my third charter with Carribean fishing Academy and is awesome. This has been the highlight of my trip and makes my kid wanting to return for more!

We tried different species every time and Capt Luis always find the spot to catch a keeper!. We had from Snook to Tarpon to Mahi dolphin. The Tarpon fishing is San Juan is exiting and plentiful! The Mahi made our trip an adventure my son will never forget!

Thank you Capt Luis! We will see you next year.

Fished March 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 5, 2016

Hi Alberto!

Thank you for allowing me to serve you and your son Sr and I’m grateful for such kind words coming for such a great man but most of all I’m humbled to know how you and your son feel about fishing now. You are family to me.

Fuerte abrazo hermano querido;
capt. luis burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Saturday, June 6, 2015

Life time experience the captain Luis was very attentive and he show my boys the passion for fishing. And know they love to go fishing.  Highly recommended!!!!!

Fished June 2015

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 5, 2016

You and your boys are amazing.  Thank you for such review and looking forward in fishing together again.  I will call you soon to schedule a new outing before their soccer practice starts.  Stand by for my call.

Fuerte abrazo Oscar;
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Captain Luis Burgos was very professional and very attentive to our needs.we had a very good day and I would highly recommend captain Burgos to anyone wanting to experience a wonderful time….I will most definitely book another outing next year..#chefdaddystyle

Fished July 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thank you Chef Arvonnis.  You rock as a Grandfather, therefore; you’re a blessing for your grandaughters.  You are an inspiration and grateful for such a great example.

Gracias amigo!
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great learning experience for my 10 year old.  Good fishing,  equipment and local knowledge!

Have fished with him before.

Great for all levels of fishing.

Ask him about his custom expedition, a must for the experienced angler.

Fished July 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hey Chris and Lucas!

We are grateful for allowing us to serve you once again and we are thankful for your support towards this nobel cause.

Gracias amigos;
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

The entire trip from begining to end was amazing. Had so much from and the captain was extremely knowledgeable. He also picked us up in isla verde. So many fish were biting that day. The company itself does an amazing thing by helping the locals. I would most definitely recommend this fishing company. You can not beat the price either. Best service around :)

Thank you so much Captain Luis!!

Fished July 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 11, 2016

Thank you for your excellent review and for allowing us to serve you!

Gracias amigos;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters
“It’s Simply Fishtorical”

Went fishing on Sunday, June 26, 2016

My wife and I recently spent a (6-26-16) Sunday afternoon with Luis greatly enjoyed ourselves, I’ve been on numerous outings with guides and I was more impressed with Luis than any other. If we ever make it back to San Juan, I will definitely contact him.

Thanks,

Fished June 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 11, 2016

Hey Nikkel Family!

Hope all is well.  Thank you for such a great review and grateful for allowing us to serve you.

Gracias amigos!
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Captain Luis is fantastic!  He is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about fishing and island of Puerto Rico. His knowledge of the waters and island is astounding.  The boat is extremely well maintained and he could not be more welcoming and focused on providing complete customer satisfaction.  This was my girlfriend first experience on a charter boat and she was thrilled with Captain Luis and the whole experience.  He is a blast to fish with and we will definitely be a customers again.  A first class operation!

Fished June 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thank you David.  We are grateful for allowing us to serve you guys and for supporting this noble cause by booking with us at Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters.  Hope to see you again soon.

Gracias amigos!
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters


Went fishing on Monday, June 6, 2016

caught a big tarpon and it was an enjoyable experience.

Fished June 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hey James!

Thank you for taking the time of reviewing us for the benefit of others and congratulations of successfully defying the ods of catching and releasing your first Tarpon ever.  Grateful for you, John and Johnny for allowing us at CFA Charters to serve you, therefore; for contributing in making possible that special moment. Hope you guys enjoy your new Caribbean fishing story with family and friends for years to come.

Gracias amigo;
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fisfhing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

So I will start off by saying that both my wife and I are experienced saltwater anglers from San Diego. It was our very first time in Puerto Rico, and did not know what the fishing trip would bring? To start I called captain Luis to ask if his vessel was a no alcohol boat? He replied, to my enjoyment that it was not, and that there was plenty of ice on aboard!! We then enjoyed some great fishing and close in depthss informative conversations of the fishery around the island. At the end, we took our catch to the restaurant on the pier by the harbor and Luis instructed them to please cook it to our liking! Captain Luis was very helpful and always sure that we would get on the fish! Can’t wait to come back!! Thank you captain see you in the near future!!

Fished June 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thank you Robert and Liz.  Grateful for allowing us to serve you.  Looking forward in see you guys again.  BTW, remember to send me photos of your next catch @ San Diego.

Gracias amigos!
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy

Went fishing on Saturday, May 7, 2016

Early in the morning, Mr Burgos already has a spot that no body knows to get our fishing trip. Closer that I expected, we arrive and achor our boat less than 20 feet depth. Look easy, we bring a chum stool and start feeding. Less than five minutes we start to hook our first red tail. By the time Mr Burgos hook 4 we just hook one. Then the teaching class start…. just see the pictures to see how its end. Captain Burgos, one of the best fishermen…

Fished May 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

You are to kind Josean and grateful for such words.  Thank you.  Hope you enjoy the new ropes but remember, the only way they work is if you get your baits wet :).  God bless!

Gracias amigo!
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Thursday, June 2, 2016

This is my second time booking a trip with this Charter and the experience only got better. The Captain was a great teacher in regard to showing how to catch live bait. He knew exactly where to find to find the bait. It was raining on and off but this was the most fun I’ve had in the rain at sea. Captain Luis was also very patient in teaching us how to real in our catches. Any and every time I go to Puerto Rico I’m most certainly booking a charter with Captain Luis. I love fishing now!

Fished June 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

“Hola” Tajmarie!  Grateful for having chosen Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters again, it will certainly keep helping our nobel cause at Caribbean Fishing Academy, Inc. but you have no idea how much it means that you now like to go fishing… That is the greatest goal that a charter captain can achieve during an outing on a rainy day, specially and with all respect, coming from a strong and beautiful Jamaican woman like you :)  For me at least, is more valuable than catching a monster of a fish.  Very humbling to me indeed.  Now next time, we are going for a trophy fish :). Very happy that you and your boyfriend had such a great time.  God bless!

Thank you amiga!
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Had a great time fishing with Capt. Luis and CFA, the provided a great experience and were very focused on our satisfaction on making sure we caught fish. Boat was perfect size for my two friends and I, best of all having knowledgeable and friendly Capt.
Highly recommend using them!

Thanks for a great time!

Fished June 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Thank you Miguel!  So grateful for allowing us at Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters to serve you guys and thankful for helping our nobel cause at Caribbean Fishing Academy, Inc.  God bless!

Gracias amigo!
Capt. Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters

Went fishing on Saturday, January 24, 2015

Luis took my friend Calvin and I fishing last year on his birthday. I called him the morning before to book the trip. He told me that his birthday was the next day and that his favorite thing to do was fish. He agreed to take us I was surprised as on my birthday I want to hang out with family or just close friends he met us at the dock and I will have to tell you he was the happiest most energetic charter captain that I have ever met. I told Luis that I wanted to get some Jack’s and he told me I have just the spot for you. I love catching these fish as I feel they are one of the hardest fighting fish there are. In a few hours we had a good sized jack and a few tarpon. We didn’t waste any time we were at the spot in less than 30 minutes. We fished all day it to this date is the best charter I have ever been on. Luis is a great person easy to talk to and VERY knowledgeable. He actually took the time to show me a few knots that worked great for some of the fish we catch in Virginia. I would 100% recommend Luis and fishing with him. I enjoyed fishing with Luis so much so I invited him to fish in Virginia Beach with me on by boat.

Fished January 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 21, 2016

I had the best time on this fishing trip, Capt Luis was amazing and fun to be around. He was very knowledgeable of the good fishing areas and catered to my every need (I got sea sick

Fished April 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 22, 2016

Thank you Nikki and I did too!  See you again!

Went fishing on Saturday, April 9, 2016

I had a lot of fun fishing.  I caught a 60 pound Tarpon.  It took me 45 minutes to get it to the boat.  What a blast.

Fished April 2016

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Luis Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hey Gary!!!  Glad you had lot’s of fun fishing with us, that’s what’s all about.  Your first Tarpon: a 60 plus pounder, caught and released!  You certainly did the right techniques to capitalize on it and with that, breaking all the odds of catching your first one and being so blessed of it being a nice one.  Great angler.

Congratulations on your catch!  We hope you can have other opportunity of enjoying Tarpon fishing again back home and it will be an honor to do it again on your next visit.

Thank you amigo!
Capt.  Luis Burgos
Caribbean Fishing Academy Charters