Hunter Charters

Member since November 2013

Nassau, Bahamas

Background
Captain Paul Smith has been fishing for more than 30 years and has been running fishing trips for over 11 years already, with his son, Paul Smith Jr. also joining the Hunter Charters team as one of the fleet’s Captains. Hunter Charters runs charters aboard four fantastic boats, with a fun and fantastic team of captains and crew ready and waiting to put you on fish in these waters.

Hunter Charters

Nassau, Bahamas
Background
Captain Paul Smith has been fishing for more than 30 years and has been running fishing trips for over 11 years already, with his son, Paul Smith Jr. also joining the Hunter Charters team as one of the fleet’s Captains. Hunter Charters runs charters aboard four fantastic boats, with a fun and fantastic team of captains and crew ready and waiting to put you on fish in these waters.
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Our Charter Listings

Nassau
trips from
US$ 730
Nassau
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US$ 630
Nassau
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US$ 680
Nassau
trips from
US$ 890
Nassau
trips from
US$ 530

Fishing Reports

Spring fishing

February 25, 2015

Caught one dorado and one wahoo, couldnt ask for more. Caught off nassau bahamas on the continental shelf Read Full Report →


7 Marguerite Fish and 1 Mutton Snapper

February 20, 2015

Caught around Nassau with some beautiful guest of ours. Had a beautiful time on the blue waters in the bahamas Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.69 out of 5 stars from 38 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Captain Jay and his mate Ryan were a great team. And each were great conversationalists as well as very capable in their craft. Good day even though the Fish Gods and weather did not cooperate. Our party of 8 had a good team time. Would do again. Thx.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Caught a great quantity and variety of fish. Keith and Jay work hard they know what they are doing. Jay also knows all about KFC.

Fished April 2017

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 21, 2017

Thank you very much Robert. The crew had a blast with you guys.The conditions were bad, but you all made the best of it.Hope to see you all soon.Thanks again Hunter Charters

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We had a great we caught 12 yellow tail snapper was great.

Fished April 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thank you very much for writing a fantastic review. I am glad you had a great time,The crew said they had a great time with you guys.until.next time Thank you .Hunter Charters

Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

We went deep sea fishing . Just was hoping to catch anything. Pj and Ryan did a great job in trying to get us a fish. We caught a 45lb. Dolphins fish and a small Barracuda. We were over joyed with the catch. Pj and Rayan were great. We talked and laughed and had good interaction. They made us feel comfortable. We had fun. I recommend the Charter to our travel agent.

Fished April 2017

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thank you very much. We also enjoyed your company. We appreciate your time with the review. We are glad you had a great time kand caught fish.This review and catching fish keeps us excited. Thanks again Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

After two hours of fishing, Capitan JP found a great amount of birds, which we followed for around five hours.  Very successful trip.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 17, 2017

They worked well together and helped us land a.beautiful mahi mahi.  They cleaned it and directed us to a restaurant where they cooked it to perfection.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 16, 2017

We went when it was not he big fish fishing season however the crew suggested us to head to a reef. We did and we probably caught 20 fish so it was a great time. Landed a 3 foot Barracuda and that was a great fight! The crew kept everything clean and even when a storm came in they kept right on baiting hooks and helping us reel them in! Great time to be had!!!

Fished February 2017

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Thank you very much.Morning ride’s crew is excited to get a five star straight across the board.Thanks again for taking the time out for Hunter charters.


Went fishing on Monday, February 6, 2017

Captain very knowledgeable, curtious and helpful throughout the trip. Relocated the boat several times to insure we were ” on the fish”.

Fished February 2017

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 6, 2017

Thank you very much Edward. This review will help others make the right choice .Thanks again for choosing y knot.Hunter charters.

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We struck out trying for the big fish, but Keith and Jay were smart enough to recommend spending time catching smaller fish which the kids (age 14,12,9) loved.  Good time, thanks!

Fished January 2017

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Thank you very much Brian.I am glad you and your kids were able to.land a few fish.Thank you again for using and trusting Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Friday, November 18, 2016

First time. Did not know what to expect. It was great, beautiful weather. The crew made it fun for the kids. The fish not so much. We would do it again.

Fished November 2016

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Replied to this review on Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thank you very much .The weather was bad so we could not go out in the ocean.You were very understanding which gave us a chance to go fishing.Thanks again.Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Sunday, August 28, 2016

Booking with fishing booker was great. I used the chat feature and the assistance was prompt and knowledgeable. There was bad weather at the time of my trip and communication with captain Smith was very good. The crew on board were very professional and courteous

Fished August 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 5, 2016

Thank you very much, for taking time out to write a positve review.We are greatfull for your business.This review helps us and others in making the right choice.Thanks again.Captain Paul.

Went fishing on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Didn’t catch much but had a great time with the crew.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 17, 2016

Had a great time.  Seas were rough but Captain Paul still managed to find good spots we could fish.  Keith worked very hard to keep fresh bait in the water.  Caught a nice mix of fish.

Fished April 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thank you Jeremy for taking the time out for a great review.We caught a few and had some some great music playing.Thanks again for choosing Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

When some of our party got sick we had to reschedule at the last moment. The folks at Hunter Charters and the crew of the Morning ride went out of their way to reschedule ... we really appreciated that. Trolling for the larger fish had been really slow so we opted to go bottom fishing so that the grandkids could catch some fish. We did catch a lot of fish .. including one of the larger Trigger fish we or the crew had ever seen. Overall a great trip.

Fished March 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 4, 2016

Thank you Jerry for taking the time out,to write a review.This five star review is what keeps us at our best.Thanks again and hope to see you guys in the future.

Went fishing on Thursday, March 17, 2016

We booked our trip on Hunter charters . Our cruise boat arrived in Nassau Thursday morning at 8.00 am Hunter charters picked us up at the Strawmarket at 8.30. We started fishing just outside the harbor . About 30 minutes later we started catching some nice Mahi Mahi . Our biggest fish was 57 inches long. Capt. Paul and his crew were very accomadating to my family and they did a great job of putting us on the fish. The crew and the boat are top notch. You won’t be disappointed give them a call.

Fished March 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Thank you Mr king for taking the time out to write a review.We are great full to have spent time fishing with your family.Thanks again for a five star review,we wish you family many blessings.Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Friday, March 18, 2016

Great day on the water, however, we didn’t catch any fish, one barracuda. We had a very expensive boat ride.

Steven C Thompson does not recommend Hunter Charters - 42’ Hatteras

Fished March 2016

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Captain Paul here.Yes fishing was slow ,we sure did cover a lot of grounds,that day.Hey!,what can a say,we sure tried.Thanks for your business.Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Friday, March 11, 2016

Really enjoyed our time out. Crew was fantastic. Definitely would recommend.

Fished March 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 13, 2016

Thank you very much mr.Joe Graves.The fishing was a little slow with the tide,at least we were able to pick up one wahoo.Thanks again for the great review.Hunter Charters

Went fishing on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Went for a half day fishing trip with my girlfriend and had an amazing time! Captain Alex was great and the first mate Keith was fantastic. Both very knowledgeable and more importantly hard working. We were out on Feb 28th and had a lot of bites and caught some mackeral and some wahoo.

No doubt about it I will be back next year.. see you guys then

Thanks Keith and Alex

- Manny

Fished February 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thank you very much.Positive reviews keeps us fishing with great clients like you Guys.Thanks again from Hunter charters staff .

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Had a great day fishing with Paul and Keith. Super nice guys, great boat, good fishing. We went deep sea for a while and then did some light tackle fishing. These guys will accommodate you and make sure you have fun and catch some great fish. I highly recommend them.

Fished February 2016

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 12, 2016

Thank you for a wonder four hours.people like your self make us continue pleasing and catching fish.Thanks again captain paul

Went fishing on Friday, December 25, 2015

Beautiful boat, great service, wonderful day.  Fishing wasn’t great, but that is why they call it fishing, not “catching.”  Would use his services any time we had the chance.

Fished December 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thank you for your positive review. It was really great to take you and your family out on Christmas Day! We are happy that you all enjoyed your charter. We hope to see you soon. Thank you for booking with Hunter Charters.

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

We had a Great day with Captain Paul Smith. He knew exactly where to go, and we caught a lot of Fish. Keith the First Mate was very accommodating. We would definitely go out with them again.

Fished December 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thank you for booking with Hunter charters.It was a pleasure taking your family out.Hope to see you guys soon .captain Paul smith .


Went fishing on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Great trip to Nassau and wanted to do a fish. Unfortunately we go every year at the same time in September and at the tail end of some of the Big Fish. The 42 ’ Hatteras was down and we were accommodated on a 40’. We fished with Captain Smith’s son and he was a great Captain. If he could of jumped overboard to hook us a keeper I think he would have. See you next year.

Fished September 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thank you so much mark.We really tried are best.People like you guys understand fishing.Thanks again for fishing with Hunter Charters,and writing a great review.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 11, 2015

We booked a half day charter for two with Captain Paul and mate Keith. They picked us up promptly at 1:00pm and we were off for a great time! Captain Paul and Keith were very friendly and fun yet still very professional! I would highly recommend this charter and we can’t wait to go again!

Fished July 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thank you for your great review.you are a great couple.This is why we do what we do because of people like you all.We can’t wait to take you two out again.thanks again captain paul

Went fishing on Monday, June 29, 2015

It was lots of fun, the captain knew exactly where to take us to catch fish at that time of year and within the time frame we booked our trip.  The young man that was on our deck was wonderful.  He took care of moving tackle around and kept the deck really clean.  It was a great experience!

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, June 26, 2015

We were 2 experienced fishing guys and we feel like we got treated like the family just wanting the kids to see a fish. You can’t control nature but for the captain to believe that we’d be happy catching 6” fish means he wasn’t listening when he asked us what we wanted to do. It means he met the requirement, we caught fish. At 1 point he put the big rod out and had 2 big hits on live grunts, CLEARLY it excited us, instead of working that harder he put it away. He also seemed pretty cheap with the bait and chum.

Jim Larkin does not recommend Hunter Charters - 26’ Sailfish

Fished June 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 28, 2015

We are sorry for not meeting your expectations, however the bigger boats are the ones that has more opportunities for people that are truly experienced in fishing. This is because the smaller boat targets smaller fish with lighter tackle. Thank you for your review.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thank you we had a great morning and fish was great after to eat!

Fished May 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thank you for your business, and we are happy to know that you had a great time. Hope we can catch up again, and fish some more in the future. Your positive review is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you again.

Went fishing on Sunday, March 29, 2015

The fishing charter- Strike Zone was awesome. I brought my 12 yr old son for a half day trip and boated 4 sharks and probably 20 additional fish while bottom fishing. Great day of fishing!!

Fished March 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 17, 2015

Thank you so much for your positive review. Hunter charters truly appreciate it & it is our job to satisfy our customers everyday. We hope to see you soon! Thank you for your business.

Went fishing on Thursday, March 5, 2015

While we chartered the “Strike Zone” several months in advance for a deep sea fishing trip in Nassau, we did not get to fish on this boat. On the day of our trip, we arrived at the predetermined pickup area. About 15 minutes after the pickup time had passed an older boat arrived at the dock. I approached the boat and was informed that this was the boat I would be fishing on as my chartered boat “Strike Zone’ was unavailable. No prior notice was given and no further explanation of why the boat I paid for was not available.
We did get to fish on the substitute boat. We had a hook up & lost a small marlin and then caught 1 small Mahi-Mahi. That was the extent of the fishing trip.

Be aware that this is not the first time this “Switch” has happened to us in Nassau.

Bob Goepfert does not recommend Hunter Charters - 38’ Defender

Fished March 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hello, Strikezone had a mechanical issue that morning. Therefore, we upgraded the boat Morning Ride to accommodate your fishing trip at the same price, which you were able to catch a Blue Marlin (rarely caught at this time of the year) and a Mahi-Mahi, which you we’re able to have prepared and cooked at the Greek Islands. However, Hunter Charters is happy to know you caught fish and had a great time. Thank you for your business and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


Went fishing on Friday, February 20, 2015

Our trip with Captain Paul Smith, mates Jim and Justin was excellent!
We fished in shore and caught a bunch of fish which they cleaned for us.
We asked Paul for a restaurant recommendation, other than the marina restaurant,
which would prepare our fish. He told us of a restaurant in town which was walking distance
from where he would drop us off. The restaurant was excellent, the fish were delicious.
We had a great time, I would definately recommend Hunter Charters!

Fished February 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hello, Hunter Charters is delighted to see that you had a great fishing experience. Your money was well worth spent! We are also happy to see that you caught a lot of fish and was able to have them freshly and quickly cooked for you. Thank you for choosing Hunter Charters, we appreciate both your positive review and your business. We hope to see you again soon.


Went fishing on Friday, February 13, 2015

Fished February 2015

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Hunter Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to rate the Morning ride, we truly appreciate your positive feedback.

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ok trip we didn’t catch much just one barracuda and few small yellowtails snappers

Deckhand is a great great kid and I would have to make a special compliment to him

I think captain was fine

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

it was fine. we felt the equipment was a little rough but other than that the captain was good. first mate needs to slow down when speaking. I think he got frustrated with us but we could not understand him. all in all it was good

I would recommend this charter

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, November 20, 2014

we were not able to do deep sea like we wanted because of weather, but had a decent time on light tackle.  Was a little disappointed there was no price difference considering we were suppose to leave at 8am when we go there no boat because they had emailed us but we were aboard the cruise and didn’t have access to email. so we called them the promptly answered and explained the weather.  We were bummed we wanted to go fishing so he said we can do light tackle at 10 am for same price.  I thought it would be a discount I mean we waited for 2 more hours and it we didn’t catch as many as I had hoped, but overall captain and crew did their jobs.  Experienced well organized and we had a pretty good time. Even if it rained a little lol!

Fished November 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 28, 2014

The whole experience was extremely enjoyable - Captain Paul, Justin and Jim were great!  Will definitely do this again in the very near future!

Fished August 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, June 30, 2014

Had a great time. Had captain’s son paul smith Jr as captain. strike Zone had a mechanical issue that day so that substituted different boat (Morning something can’t remember full name). Was perfect as was just my son and I. Captain and mate worked really hard to get us on fish. Caught 2 beautiful trophy mahi’s, baracuda, small tune and the story of the day was when my 15 yearold hooked a huge shark and brought him to the bioat then we released. Awesome day and well worth the 4. since they didn’t have the boat we reserved they even gave me a 100 discount without me saying a word. son’s comment - dad when can we come back. Fished 7/1/14

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Both the captain and mate were very personable and professional. We only were able to hook one fish but it was a 60lbs Dolphin fish that put up a good fight. We had a lot of fun.

The boat was clean, gear was in good shape, waves were a little rough but oh well.The captain met us on time and was ready to go as soon as we arrived. Booking was simple and communication prior to arrival was fantastic…

Fished April 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 15, 2014

The trip on the strike zone went really well we caught some Mahi Mahi and we had it mounted. The captain was great and the boat was clean and well equipped. A great day at sea.

I would recommend Defender Express to everyone it is a great boat with an excellent and devoted crew

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 14, 2014

This was the most pleasant experience I could have imagined. First of all I felt very safe, I had complete trust in Captain Paul Smith, and I trusted him with my family. His first mate Jim and Justin were very pleasant and helpful, well mannered, courteous and patient.

It was more than worth the cost, thank you so much for a memorable experience, never to be forgotten.

Fished June 2014

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