Puerto Rico Spearfishing Charters

Puerto Rico Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Puerto Rico

Spearfishing in Puerto Rico

There’s a reason why diving and spearfishing enthusiasts from all over the mainland US flock to Puerto Rico. From the white beaches, across the productive reefs, all the way to the deep blue seas of the Caribbean, there’s a whole world waiting to be discovered. Come spearfishing in Puerto Rico and go up against some monster fish for an adrenaline-pumping experience.

What to Expect

Located at the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is in the perfect location for some of the world’s best fishing. With English-speaking professional guides, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day out. Whether it’s your first time with a pole or gun, or you’re a seasoned pro – there’s something for you here. 
 
Beautiful and exciting fish fill the water, giving you an image to remember for the rest of your life as you swim with them. With so many fish on offer, it’s the perfect place to land your first catch or to fill the boat!

Where and When to Go

Around the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico punches well above its weight when it comes to fishing opportunities, seeing as it’s surrounded by water. Take a charter from any of the island’s coasts and you’re in for a treat. The tropical climate of the Caribbean means that the waters stay warm, so the fishing is year-round here.
 
Most charters operate out of the popular tourist resorts, so you’re in luck when on holiday in the “Island of Enchantment.” If you’re in the southwest near Boqueron, then the nearshore reefs will be your hunting grounds. Head to the bottom and capture some delicious Lobster, or test your skills against three kinds of Snappers and even Kingfish. 
 
From the west of Puerto Rico, the smaller island of Vieques offers incredible spearing opportunities. Just a stone’s throw from shore, you’ll battle it out with a range of Snappers, Jacks, Hogfish, and many more. Hop aboard a charter and head offshore and there’s no end to what you can catch. 
 
Out of the capital, San Juan, and the surrounding area, you’ll have your pick of the spearfishing targets in Puerto Rico. Hit the reefs for beauties like Hogfish, Groupers, Snappers, and Jacks. Offshore in the Atlantic, you can battle it out with Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more prized species in the deep water and really get the pulses racing. 

How to Prepare

Puerto Rico spearfishing guides want to give customers the full experience, so you’ll usually have lunch on board full day trips, with plenty of drinks to stay refreshed on shorter trips. You won’t need to bring anything except for a swimsuit and towel, as you settle in for a thrilling day out.
 
Not all charters will provide spearfishing equipment, and even those that do may require advance notice. Let them know that you intend to go spearing and they’ll advise what to do next.
 
Watch the sun go down at the end of the day over your delicious catch. What better feeling could there be? Book a spearfishing trip in Puerto Rico and get the most out of your holiday! 
Puerto Rico
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,563 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Puerto Rico

You have to work for these fish and you may only boat a few out of several hookups so tamper your expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to work for these fish and you may only boat a few out of several hookups so tamper your expectations.
Scott  R.
Scott R. Belmont, NH
Bring sunscreen, fishing/sun shirts, hats and good polarized glasses. If you are not a seasoned or experienced offshore fisher don’t be afraid to take some Dramamine the night before your trip. The seas will get bumpy even on the calmest day. Oh, and be ready to reel hard, fast and often!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, fishing/sun shirts, hats and good polarized glasses. If you are not a seasoned or experienced offshore fisher don’t be afraid to take some Dramamine the night before your trip. The seas will get bumpy even on the calmest day. Oh, and be ready to reel hard, fast and often!
Patrick  B.
Patrick B. Fort Myers, FL
Listen to the advice of your captain. He is there to help, it makes a good trip for him when you have a great trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the advice of your captain. He is there to help, it makes a good trip for him when you have a great trip.
Doug  S.
Doug S. Guthrie, OK
Prepare to have a great time. You never know what you’ll end up catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare to have a great time. You never know what you’ll end up catching.
Merrill  K.  P.
Merrill K. P. Powhatan, Virginia
Bring sunscreen and a positive attitude. You're going to have a blast fishing with CPT Jose and the view is amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and a positive attitude. You're going to have a blast fishing with CPT Jose and the view is amazing.
Erik  H.
Erik H. Columbia, SC
Absolutely recommend. Beautiful time and plenty of opportunity to catch fish. Literally jumping out of the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely recommend. Beautiful time and plenty of opportunity to catch fish. Literally jumping out of the water!
Frances  A.
Frances A.
Not much the captain had everything we needed from cold non alcoholic drinks to gear and even sun block
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not much the captain had everything we needed from cold non alcoholic drinks to gear and even sun block
Paco  F.
Paco F. Fresno, California
It's all about the weather, unfortunately you can't control it but try to go out when it's not so windy. We stayed on the Carribean side and not the Atlantic side to stay in calmer waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about the weather, unfortunately you can't control it but try to go out when it's not so windy. We stayed on the Carribean side and not the Atlantic side to stay in calmer waters.
Chulmin  L.
Chulmin L. Middleton, MA
Just sit back and relax and enjoy the calm waters and let the captains do their jobs!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sit back and relax and enjoy the calm waters and let the captains do their jobs!
Vicki  M.
Vicki M. San Jose, California
Yes. Without going too far away from the Marina, we were able to catch many species of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. Without going too far away from the Marina, we were able to catch many species of fish
Blaine  W.
Blaine W. Ponce
Listen to your captain and trust their judgement! If the bass aren’t biting, consider Tarpon fishing instead.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and trust their judgement! If the bass aren’t biting, consider Tarpon fishing instead.
Sierra  R.
Sierra R. Valley Center, CA
This was our first trip. Captain rated sea roughness at 4. For us it was a 9 almost 10. Check Sea Condition don't forget your motion sickness meds. Do it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first trip. Captain rated sea roughness at 4. For us it was a 9 almost 10. Check Sea Condition don't forget your motion sickness meds. Do it.
Pedro  J.
Pedro J. Caguas
If you go in not expecting to catch any fish it will let you enjoy the fishing trip better. You get a really cool view of old San Juan
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you go in not expecting to catch any fish it will let you enjoy the fishing trip better. You get a really cool view of old San Juan
David  O.
David O. United States
Bring sunscreen/sun shirt, the sun is hot in the morning on the east side of the island.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen/sun shirt, the sun is hot in the morning on the east side of the island.
Jonathon  B.
Jonathon B. Pittsburgh, PA
Every day is different, if you are not an avid fisherman please do the reasercb.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every day is different, if you are not an avid fisherman please do the reasercb.
Vanessa  W.
Vanessa W. Dallas, TX
Bring a cooler if you want to keep your catch. Leave the little ones at home - these are substantial fish that I would recommend for teenagers and above. Pick a charter like Captain Jose with the larger boat to make the trip smoother than on a smaller boat and invest in the 3/4 or full day trip to insure value and catch potential.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a cooler if you want to keep your catch. Leave the little ones at home - these are substantial fish that I would recommend for teenagers and above. Pick a charter like Captain Jose with the larger boat to make the trip smoother than on a smaller boat and invest in the 3/4 or full day trip to insure value and catch potential.
Vincent  W.
Vincent W. St. Petersburg, FL
Keep in mind that covid regulations are in affect. So the experience might be a little different than you would normally expect. Bait shops are closed and you have to catch your own bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in mind that covid regulations are in affect. So the experience might be a little different than you would normally expect. Bait shops are closed and you have to catch your own bait.
Alister  K.
Alister K. Grapevine, TX
If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for a Captain who's passion is putting his customers on fish than Captain Carlos is your man. My experience with Carlos was the high point of my trip to this beautiful paradise. I look forward to returning next year to put in some more time in fishing these productive waters. Fish on Captain, Fish on. Peace
Peter  F.
Peter F. West Roxbury, MA
I personally didn’t fish the n Loíza, but did fish in El Naranjito resovoir.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I personally didn’t fish the n Loíza, but did fish in El Naranjito resovoir.
Al  R.
Al R. San Juan
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beginners stay in shore. Off shore is for experienced anglers with patience to hope for a hit on a big sports fish.
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Wolcott, CT

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