Grand Cayman Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Grand Cayman Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Grand Cayman

Deep Sea Fishing in Grand Cayman

It’s hard to pick a bad time for deep sea fishing in Grand Cayman. You can catch big game fish year-round in these waters, including the coveted Blue Marlin. With the deep sea less than a quarter of a mile from shore, anglers can indulge in this sport without spending hours to reach the fishing grounds.

What to Catch and When to Target it

Many anglers come to Grand Cayman hoping to catch a Billfish close to shore. Blue Marlin here typically weigh no more than 150 lbs, certainly not the largest specimens you can find. But what they lack in size, they make up for with reliability. They are biting in Grand Cayman all year long, and your chances of catching one are excellent. White Marlin and Sailfish are also seen on occasion during warmer months, but anglers rarely catch them.

While deep sea fishing Grand Cayman, you can also catch Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Wahoo, and Barracuda. Your chances of landing any of these species are good year-round, but Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna definitely have a distinct peak season that captains take note of. Wahoo’s season runs from November through March, while the season for Yellowfin Tuna extends through June. Your absolute best chance of catching a Yellowfin Tuna is during the spring.

How to Fish

The most popular method used to catch Marlin is trolling. Many anglers rely on their own tricks of the trade when it comes to bait selection. Whole baits such as Ballyhoo, Mackerel, Squid, and Bonito often prove effective, as do strip baits or artificial lures.

Trolling is also the tactic of choice when targeting Yellowfin Tuna. Similar to Marlin fishing, anglers might use a wide variety of whole baits, strip baits, or lures. Anglers will also chum for Yellowfin Tuna on occasion in order to lure them closer to the water’s surface. Skipjack and Blackfin Tuna can be targeted with spinning gear or daisy chains.

The feisty Wahoo is best targeted while trolling at high speed and great depths. Using a wire line or weighted lines is recommended. You may use rigged or whole baits, strip baits, or lures. Some anglers live bait fish or kite fish for Wahoo, as well.

You can lure Mahi Mahi to the surface by chumming or trolling. Once you spot them, you can hook them using spinning gear and live bait, such as Squid.

Grand Cayman
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Grand Cayman

If you enjoy fishing and want a deep sea experience, definitely book with Happy Days and Captain Bobby.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you enjoy fishing and want a deep sea experience, definitely book with Happy Days and Captain Bobby.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
Temps were very high for this time of year so the bite was slow, but we still caught some fish and had a great lunch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Temps were very high for this time of year so the bite was slow, but we still caught some fish and had a great lunch
Outcast Charters Cayman
Outcast Charters Cayman
There is a potential to not catch anything. Just have to stay positive and patient and rely on the Captain experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is a potential to not catch anything. Just have to stay positive and patient and rely on the Captain experience.
Cayman Live Bait
Cayman Live Bait
I liked reef fishing get to run line out and feel the action on the pole, never know what will come up, triggers give a lot of fight for their size!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I liked reef fishing get to run line out and feel the action on the pole, never know what will come up, triggers give a lot of fight for their size!
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
Captain Mark Ebank's Charters
We caught a skip jack (small tuna species) and a local restaurant made it into ceviche for us. I recommend listening to captain Bobby. If there is a fish to be caught out there, he will find it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a skip jack (small tuna species) and a local restaurant made it into ceviche for us. I recommend listening to captain Bobby. If there is a fish to be caught out there, he will find it!
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
It was a very windy day so not that great for the big fish....we also stayed near the reef.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a very windy day so not that great for the big fish....we also stayed near the reef.
Jah Bless Charters
Jah Bless Charters
You will never take enough sunblock. Reapply more often than you think you need to!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will never take enough sunblock. Reapply more often than you think you need to!
Outcast Charters Cayman
Outcast Charters Cayman
Capt took us to the east end of the island where the fish were. Bite was a little slow at first, but crew kept working and we landed a monster tuna. Kids loved every minute.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt took us to the east end of the island where the fish were. Bite was a little slow at first, but crew kept working and we landed a monster tuna. Kids loved every minute.
Jackson Watersports
Jackson Watersports
Kind of a slow fishing time of the year, so have fun in the reef or in the harbor, but don’t expect the big fish this time of year. Still a blast with a Captain like C!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Kind of a slow fishing time of the year, so have fun in the reef or in the harbor, but don’t expect the big fish this time of year. Still a blast with a Captain like C!!
Jah Bless Charters
Jah Bless Charters
Absolutely! Captain Nash was super professional and a local fisherman as well. He made our fishing adventures an amazing experience! Ryan & Jennifer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! Captain Nash was super professional and a local fisherman as well. He made our fishing adventures an amazing experience! Ryan & Jennifer
Reel Zion Cayman Boat Charters
Reel Zion Cayman Boat Charters
Be prepared to have to go through some choppy water to get to the leeward side of the island. Charters won’t go out if it is too rough but it can get bouncy on the windward side!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared to have to go through some choppy water to get to the leeward side of the island. Charters won’t go out if it is too rough but it can get bouncy on the windward side!
Jah Bless Charters
Jah Bless Charters
HIRE HIM, do not hesitate, he is AWESOME! You will truly enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
HIRE HIM, do not hesitate, he is AWESOME! You will truly enjoy your experience.
Cayman Live Bait
Cayman Live Bait
You only have to travel 2 minutes to get to your deep sea action! Great views of the island while you are fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You only have to travel 2 minutes to get to your deep sea action! Great views of the island while you are fishing.
Reelistik Charters
Reelistik Charters
Weather was not cooperative, rough seas but Captain Bobby navigated to calmer seas for a enjoyable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was not cooperative, rough seas but Captain Bobby navigated to calmer seas for a enjoyable experience.
Happy Day Charters
Happy Day Charters
I did wish we caught more and a variety, but that's how fishing is at times. We faired better than others that didn't catch anything at all. So overall it was a great day. I highly recommend Andrew and Y-Knot
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did wish we caught more and a variety, but that's how fishing is at times. We faired better than others that didn't catch anything at all. So overall it was a great day. I highly recommend Andrew and Y-Knot
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid
You can’t always expect to catch something but this crew knows the best places that will increase your odds
Excellent
4.7 / 5
You can’t always expect to catch something but this crew knows the best places that will increase your odds
Y-Knot Charters – 38’
Y-Knot Charters – 38’
Yes! This was our first time deep sea fishing and Captain Steve was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! This was our first time deep sea fishing and Captain Steve was great.
Reel Vibes Charters
Reel Vibes Charters
We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were lucky. The previous two days were bad for fishing. Summertime (off-season) isn’t the best time for fishing. You will have to be patient and hope that you have a great Captain like Andrew that just has that instinct to find them.
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid
Y-Knot Charters – 29' intrepid Roanoke, IN
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is a bit slower fishing, so I'd research the best time of year to fish for a better bite. Be prepared with your own snacks if you are particular, and definitely bring a UV dri-fit fishing shirt and a hat to protect you from the sun.
Cayman Live Bait
Cayman Live Bait Franklin, TN
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In July- it was pretty hot, I suggest a boat with cover/shade. Most of the ride was calm but getting around the point had about 15 mins of rough waters- so if you get sickness- take Dramamine!! If taking kids- lots of suncreen and try to find a boat with a bathroom and shade because the slow ride out can get brutal from the sun. Overall- fishing was fun and got some good fish which we could recognize from prior snorkeling in the area.
Captain Jerry's Watersports
Captain Jerry's Watersports Round Rock, TX

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Grand Cayman