Barbados Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Barbados Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Barbados

Deep Sea Fishing in Barbados

Looking to hook some world-famous fish in a location best described as “paradise”? Then deep sea fishing in Barbados needs to go straight to the top of your list. Whether you want to land a Billfish grand slam, or explore bottomless reef-filled waters minutes from shore, you’ll find your perfect angling adventure here. Even better? After you’ve hooked your dream catch, you can relax on one of the island’s picturesque beaches with a sense of pride – and a local cocktail in hand, of course!
 

What to Expect

It may only be a small island, but Barbados offers visitors a truly exciting deep sea fishing experience. Rather than having to travel for miles to battle hard-fighting big game fish, you’ll be able to plumb deep waters within less than a mile from any part of the shore.
 
The best way to experience these waters is alongside an experienced captain. You’ll find fishing opportunities all over the island, but the majority of charter boats depart from its capital, Bridgetown. This city is full of local captains well-versed in customizing their trips to suit everyone, from total newbies to expert-level anglers. You don’t have to be a seasoned fisherman to battle these beasts of the deep! 
 
Speaking of which, the most common catches here are Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, which is locally known as “Kingfish.” Newer anglers will be able to come face-to-gills with these prized species on half day trips, a perfect option if you’re just discovering your sea legs. It’s also common for captains to offer combination trips, where you’ll be able to spend part of your day casting off before jumping into the crystal clear waters for a swim.
 
If you’re looking for a hardcore adventure that’ll test your skills and endurance, then there’s only one thing for it: a full day of Billfish hunting. A longer trip allows you to explore a wider variety of hotspots, where Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, and Longbill Spearfish all lurk. If you’re looking for a unique experience, speak to your captain about handlining using live bait – this is a local deep sea fishing technique that’s not for the faint of heart, but provides awesome results!
 

How to Prepare

You don’t need a fishing license to explore the waters around Barbados, but something you should speak to your captain about is what will happen to your catch. Unlike a lot of fisheries, Billfish can be kept here. If you’d like to release your fish, make sure you discuss this before your trip. Most captains will happily let you return these majestic creatures back to the water!
 
The majority of charters here will make sure you’re decked out with all the fishing gear you need for an exciting adventure, as well as plenty of snacks and drinks. Just bring along plenty of energy and fighting spirit, and get ready to discover what the deep sea fishing in Barbados has to offer!
 
Barbados
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 28,716 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Barbados

Cover up,sun screen and hat ,consider sea sickness tablet before you go if your unsure ,relax and enjoy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Cover up,sun screen and hat ,consider sea sickness tablet before you go if your unsure ,relax and enjoy
Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters
Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters
We all got a dolphin/Mahi Mahi, each of which came in at 20 lbs+-. I have caught a 50lb striped bass and could not believe how strong the dolphin was.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We all got a dolphin/Mahi Mahi, each of which came in at 20 lbs+-. I have caught a 50lb striped bass and could not believe how strong the dolphin was.
Lucky Penny Fishing
Lucky Penny Fishing
The boat is constantly moving searching for fish and it takes time and patience to find the catch….so enjoy the ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The boat is constantly moving searching for fish and it takes time and patience to find the catch….so enjoy the ride.
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
Request to go to the FAD if you want to be guaranteed Mahi Mahi or king mackerel.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Request to go to the FAD if you want to be guaranteed Mahi Mahi or king mackerel.
Nauti Dreams Barbados – Double Nauti
Nauti Dreams Barbados – Double Nauti
The winds were high, but the captain took great pains to ensure we caught fish. In calmer seas, I bet we would have caught tons more!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The winds were high, but the captain took great pains to ensure we caught fish. In calmer seas, I bet we would have caught tons more!
Billfisher Sportfishing Charters
Billfisher Sportfishing Charters
Always remember it is fishing and they may not always be biting. Captain Rob and Ryan will always do their best to make sure you can have the best opportunity to catch but you also enjoy the trip. They are experienced and will give you a great fishing experience and fun conversation
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always remember it is fishing and they may not always be biting. Captain Rob and Ryan will always do their best to make sure you can have the best opportunity to catch but you also enjoy the trip. They are experienced and will give you a great fishing experience and fun conversation
Bluefin Fishing
Bluefin Fishing
We prepared for rougher weather -- the winds can whip up a good rolling ocean -- even on the west "calm" side. Rain can come in fast and the sun will torch you -- so cover up as best as you can.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We prepared for rougher weather -- the winds can whip up a good rolling ocean -- even on the west "calm" side. Rain can come in fast and the sun will torch you -- so cover up as best as you can.
Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy
Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy
Speak about your expectations, this crew will do whatever you wish to make your day awesome, can’t recommend enough!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Speak about your expectations, this crew will do whatever you wish to make your day awesome, can’t recommend enough!!
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
If your fishing this time of year definitely use these guys highly recommend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your fishing this time of year definitely use these guys highly recommend
Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters
Nauti Dreams Luxury Charters
Find a good Captain and hope he can put you on fish.Its fishing not catching so there are no guarantees. Trolling is not for everyone we are trollers back home and if the fish are not biting its still a beautiful boat ride Better than white snow and slush on the ground and cold. It's a great experience and you get out of it what you put into it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good Captain and hope he can put you on fish.Its fishing not catching so there are no guarantees. Trolling is not for everyone we are trollers back home and if the fish are not biting its still a beautiful boat ride Better than white snow and slush on the ground and cold. It's a great experience and you get out of it what you put into it.
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter Port Dover, ON
Try to get an experienced captain. Don't worry about the detail of the boat, the fleet is largely the same. Fishing never guarantees fish! As long as long as your captain tries hard, then that's all you can ask. Ocean Hunter was good for us today, and I would select the same boat tomorrow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get an experienced captain. Don't worry about the detail of the boat, the fleet is largely the same. Fishing never guarantees fish! As long as long as your captain tries hard, then that's all you can ask. Ocean Hunter was good for us today, and I would select the same boat tomorrow.
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter Bridgetown, Saint Michael
These guys are good at what they do , so no matter how skilled you are they are there for you
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys are good at what they do , so no matter how skilled you are they are there for you
Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy
Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy Southend-on-Sea, England
Big Game fishing is Seasonal so please be aware of which fish are running at the time you book. This is the same anywhere you travel so do not expect miracles off-season. Excellent place to experience some tight lines no matter what your experience level. What are you waiting for ? :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Big Game fishing is Seasonal so please be aware of which fish are running at the time you book. This is the same anywhere you travel so do not expect miracles off-season. Excellent place to experience some tight lines no matter what your experience level. What are you waiting for ? :)
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter Doveridge, England
Contact Cap Robbie and let him know what you want to fish for. He will make it happen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Contact Cap Robbie and let him know what you want to fish for. He will make it happen
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter York, SC
Know the seasonal patterns for fish in the region. June is at the tail end of a season, so it can be hit and miss. But if looking for deep sea fishing, be loose in June on what you may be targeting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the seasonal patterns for fish in the region. June is at the tail end of a season, so it can be hit and miss. But if looking for deep sea fishing, be loose in June on what you may be targeting
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter
High Seas Charters - Ocean Hunter Garland, TX
be aware that not all boats have toilets on board and the sea can be a little rough. But the Captian of your boat will bo all they can to make your day enjoyable.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
be aware that not all boats have toilets on board and the sea can be a little rough. But the Captian of your boat will bo all they can to make your day enjoyable.
Bad Habbits
Bad Habbits Watford, England
If you find a hard working skipper he will put you on to your target species
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you find a hard working skipper he will put you on to your target species
Bad Habbits
Bad Habbits Bridgetown, Saint Michael
It is something that must be done during any visit. I will certainly be going again when I return
Very good
4.0 / 5
It is something that must be done during any visit. I will certainly be going again when I return
Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy
Therapy Charters – Dad's Therapy Bridgetown, 08
Focus on the reefs at this time of year as the big pelagics tend to be in shorter supply
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Focus on the reefs at this time of year as the big pelagics tend to be in shorter supply
Trident Freedivers Barbados
Trident Freedivers Barbados Canada
Go find a crew that knows fishing here. They are Barbados. They know Barbados. They know fishing in Barbados.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go find a crew that knows fishing here. They are Barbados. They know Barbados. They know fishing in Barbados.
Billfisher Sportfishing Charters
Billfisher Sportfishing Charters Bridgetown, Saint Michael

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