Captain
Derrin Ebanks

Member since January 2016

West Bay, Cayman Islands

Background
Captain Derrin grew up as the deck hand for his father Captain Asley. He has spent more time on the water than on land, and would rather be fishing than doing anything else! A lifetime of fishing in the area has given him the experience and local knowledge to put you on the fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Derrin Ebanks

West Bay, Cayman Islands
Background
Captain Derrin grew up as the deck hand for his father Captain Asley. He has spent more time on the water than on land, and would rather be fishing than doing anything else! A lifetime of fishing in the area has given him the experience and local knowledge to put you on the fish.
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West Bay
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US$ 700

Fishing Reports

Awesome 1/2 day Mahi Bite!

January 21, 2016

Caught 4 huge Mahi and 4 skipjack tunas just minutes after leaving the dock. Just a stones throw from land is the North wall which drops to over 6,000 feet immediately and is where we start most of our… Read Full Report →


Tight lines!

January 25, 2016

We were on a full day charter with guest from Boston, heading to the 12 Mile Bank we came across part of a tree floating about 3 miles from Northwest point. We made a few passes around it landing… Read Full Report →


Awesome offshore day!

January 18, 2016

We were fishing a full day offshore deep sea charter with a resident and his visiting parents. Shortly into our trip just out from the North wall we came across a mother whale and her calf moving very slowly… Read Full Report →


Snapper on Fly

January 26, 2016

It was a bit breezy today so we were going to stay in the calmer waters and do some inshore reef fishing with the doctor and his lovely family visiting from Chicago. Anchored up, using spinning tackle and cut… Read Full Report →


The Mahi are still here!

February 02, 2016

With our guest on board we headed out to do a combination fishing and snorkel trip. Right away on the North wall we were into some great eating Blackfin tuna and had a huge strike that unbuttoned on the… Read Full Report →


Wahoo Wednesday

January 13, 2016

Headed out to get the early morning bite with three ladies that love to fish. An hour into our trip we had 5 Blackfin tuna and one very nice wahoo on board. Even without the fish this was an… Read Full Report →


Another beautiful day with friends

February 05, 2016

Every year I take long time friend and repeat guest Jim from Indiana with his friends and family on several fishing trips during his annual stay on island. We have caught some very nice fish over the years and… Read Full Report →


Huge Snapper! The snapper run has begun.

February 10, 2016

A beautiful morning but a bit breezy so our cooperate charter group made the decision to stay inshore and enjoy the calmer waters the Notth Sound provides. Not only did they enjoy the calm sea, a few cold beverages… Read Full Report →


El Tigre! Wahoo fishing.

February 12, 2016

I had no charter today but I would prefer to be on the boat than stuck on land. Today would be just my wife and I so we decided to make a run offshore to try for wahoo which… Read Full Report →


Awesome Yellowfin Tuna!

February 20, 2016

Fishing a half day cooperate group out of the Ritz Grand Cayman we headed out from the dock around 8 am and shortly there after we were over the steep drop offs of the North Wall. A few minutes… Read Full Report →


Still on the Mahi!

February 21, 2016

Fishing an afternoon half day deep sea charter and shortly after putting the lines in we spotted the ever welcomed Frigate birds frantically pacing the waters surface. As we got closer we could see the flying fish scurrying out… Read Full Report →


Winter Wahoo bite!

February 22, 2016

It's winter somewhere but thankfully not here. Our temperature may still be 80 but that winter weather else where cools our water slightly and with it brings many wahoo to our waters. Wahoo are hard fighting fish and are… Read Full Report →


Grand Cayman deep seafishing

February 25, 2016

Fishing a 3/4 day charter with our guests from the New Hampshire looking some meat for the table. This is Wahoo season and we are having a terrific run of fish, the currents are running right and bringing tons… Read Full Report →


Wahoo Time!

March 12, 2016

Fishing a 1/2 day deep sea charter for on island residents. Calm, overcast and cooler conditions can be perfect fishing conditions. We had good action this morning with 9 Blackfin tunas, 3 barracudas and a heafty wahoo. Read Full Report →


Awesome wahoo bite

March 13, 2016

What an amazing morning to be fishing. We had an exiting and action packed 1/2 day trip this morning for our guest Craig and family. Started off with 2 huge barracudas, 4 Blackfin tunas and then the wahoo showed… Read Full Report →


Exciting Offshore action.

March 16, 2016

We were fishing the 12 mile Bank on a full day charter with repeat guest Joe from Massachusetts. We landed some nice Blackfin tunas, had Frigate birds chasing schools of nice mahi around but they were a bit finicky,… Read Full Report →


Caught nine Mahi and one Wahoo

March 18, 2016

We were fishing a full day trip with Joe and Michelle on another beautiful Grand Cayman day. First strike on the deep downrigger produced a very lit up, solid Wahoo that is always a welcome site. We found a… Read Full Report →


Mahi Days are here again!!

March 28, 2016

March/April through the fall are some of our best Mahi months, with April to August usually producing some large fish. For our guest today from Texas, today would not disappoint. Within minutes of putting lines in we were on… Read Full Report →


Deep sea action!

April 04, 2016

The deep sea fishing here has been steady with some very nice mahi action. We were on a full day deep sea fishing with snorkeling combination trip today. Found some floating debris on light weed lines and got on… Read Full Report →


Family Fishing Fun

April 11, 2016

What an amazing day today would turn out to be for this awesome family. A Beautiful sunny day and calm seas made for ideal conditions for our full day trip. We pulled 2 nice Blackfin tunas out early but… Read Full Report →


Incredible Mahi fishing!

May 10, 2016

We are having an amazing Mahi bite with some huge fish around. Find the birds you find the fish, it is an awe inspiring site when you see frigate birds chasing a school, mahi below driving flying fish out… Read Full Report →


Mahi on the menu!

May 20, 2016

What an exciting morning for these ladies. Fishing a 1/2 day corporate rewards group trip, beautiful weather and very nice people. Came across a school of Mahi early and got some nice fish right away, the ladies did a… Read Full Report →


Awesome morning!

May 22, 2016

What an amazing 1/2 day deep sea fishing trip with a wonderful family. It's all about the kids, they're happy we're all happy. We got on some awesome fishing for these kids that love to fish. Several very nice… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

Great, knowledgable captain.  We caught everything we asked for and then some in challenging conditions.  Terrific experience,  would highly recommend.

Fished November 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thank you Scott, it was a pleasure having you fish with us. Fantastic day, releasing a blue Marlin, got a nice wahoo, tunas and mahi.
We always do our best to provide our guests with the best experience possible. I am very pleased you enjoyed the trip and that we were able to put you on all the fish you were seeking.


Went fishing on Friday, November 11, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 21, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

It was a pleasure fishing with you guys, I am very pleased you enjoyed the charter with us. I look forward to having you back anytime.


Went fishing on Monday, September 5, 2016

Had a great time. Hooked a huge Blue Martin but didn’t get him to the boat but that’s what is all about. The crew was great and worked the lines as best they could and the fish just broke the line. That’s what we were looking for a great time and Derrin and Robbie did a great job.

Fished September 2016

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Replied to this review on Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thank you Rick, it certainly was an awesome, exciting morning for us as well. It was a pleasure fishing with you and I look forward to next time.


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The captain and crew was EXCELLENT!  My son (13)  and I had a great time! The boat was immaculate! I can’t say enough on how good it was. I highly recommend them!

Fished July 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It truly was great to have you guys out with us and I’m very happy you enjoyed the trip. I would look forward to having you back anything.


Went fishing on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Great 1/2 day trip, wish would have booked whole day. Captain Derrin and Bobby were Fantastic! Will definitely book with Captain Asley again!! Hit n Run Boat was spotless.

Fished July 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 24, 2016

Hey Tom, it was a pleasure having you and Gage fish with us. I am very happy you enjoyed the inshore trip and I will look forward to having you back any time.


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Great experience going out with Captain Derrin and His first mate Bobby. We hooked into a several black fin tuna and a nice size wahoo. Bobby filet the fish and we ate them at the Catch restaurant and grill.  We caught more fish than we could eat. The boat is well kept and very roomy. The crew were friendly and were skilled fishermen. Highly recommend you take their charter. You will not be disappointed.

Fished June 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thank you Paul, certainly was our pleasure fishing with you and your family. We are very pleased you enjoyed the trip with us and that the fresh catch made for a fantastic dinner. I I would look forward very much to having you back with us anytime.


Went fishing on Friday, July 1, 2016

Overall experience only down a little as we didn’t catch much due to the weather conditions. We caught a number of Black Fin Tuna early but then nothing after. Apart from that excellent overall

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 13, 2016

Total proffesionals , simply the best ! The boat was the cleanest I have ever been on , you really could eat off the floors. I will only go with Capt Darren every time I come to the caymans

Fished June 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thank you, I am very pleased you enjoyed the trip. It was a pleasure having you all with us and would look forward to having you back anytime.


Went fishing on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

I made the arrangements for the men in my family to fish.  The arrangements were very easily made and they followed up with us right up to the day that we boarded the boat! We came in right behind a tropical storm which made the conditions less than perfect. Captain Asley and Bobby more than made up for it. You will not find a Captain that will fish harder than this one. Both of them have great personalities and are true fisherman. They are not just out there to get paid, they want you to catch fish! Great experience! Would absolutely fish with them again! Cleanest boat I’ve ever fished on. The pride Captain Asley has in his boat is easy to see! On a five star scale this is a ten!

Fished June 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It was absolutely our pleasure having the guys fishing with us, I am very happy they enjoyed the trip and that we were able to make it as easy a day for you. I hope you guys enjoy the remainder of your cruise and would look forward to seeing you again anytime.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My husband and I travel frequently.  He is an avid fisherman and we have fished all over the world. Captain Asley’s, and Captain Derrin specifically, is by far the best overall experience out there.  We have fished with Derrin for over 10 years and wouldn’t consider any other company on Grand Cayman!  If fishing and overall fun are your game then Captain Derrin is your (only) guy!!!

Fished May 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thank you Natalie, it is always such a pleasure fishing with you guys. Very pleased to know you enjoy the trips with us.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Impressed with everything from cleanliness of ship to how fast they worked the fishing lines. They took us to the fish and we caught them. I would recommend to everybody

Fished May 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 20, 2016

Thank you, we are very pleased you enjoyed the trip with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 19, 2016

We’ve been fishing with Captain Derrin and crew almost every year, sometimes twice a year, for over 10 years.  He has customized any experience we’ve ever wanted and always have a great experience.  Over the years, we’ve caught Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, tuna, a variety of fish inside the reef and experienced the beauty of North Sound free diving and snorkeling.

The boat is always the cleanest you’ll ever see and expertly maintained.  This is by far the best, true island captain you’ll charter.

Fished May 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 20, 2016

Thank you Jan, it is always such a pleasure taking you guys out. I am very happy you enjoy the time with us, look forward to seeing you soon.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 5, 2016

This was my wife’s first trip on a charter fishing boat. Thanks to Captain Derron and Bobby she had a great time!!!! We both caught fish and even though we had to fight a little rain we never stopped fishing. When we return we will not hesitate to go fishing with them again. We will start with his availability first and then plan the rest of our time on the island to make sure we go out with them again. Can’t say enough about their effort and hospitality to make our fishing trip a great one!!!

Fished May 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thank you Russell, it was our pleasure fishing with you and Lanette. We are very happy you all enjoyed the time with us and would look forward to seeing you again.


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Great day with captain Derrin and Bobby awesome guys who put me on my first ever wahoo some mutton snapper and my wifes first black fin tuna along with an amazing trip to stingray city which my wife and I had a blast!! Thanks for a great day on a stellar charter! We can’t wait to fish with these guys again!

Fished April 2016

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Derrin Ebanks (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thank you Tim, it was truly our pleasure fishing with you and Sibila. I am very happy you enjoyed the trip with us and we were able to get that Wahoo checked off your list. Good luck on your future fishing trips and look forward to seeing you next time. Capt. Derrin.