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
4.3 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Puerto Rico

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
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely use this company. Make sure to stay hydrated. Enjoy yourself. It is hard not to when you fish with Captain Luis.
Daniel  S.
Daniel S. Gurabo
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first tarpon fishing trip and we had a great trip so I would highly recommend Bayside Charters 2 and Carlos Torres as your guide.
Jason  W.
Jason W. Broken Arrow, OK
If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not used to it, the sun can be nearly overwhelming. Come prepared.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Guaynabo
Check the weather because the water can be rough if you're not use to 3 to 5 foot waves.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather because the water can be rough if you're not use to 3 to 5 foot waves.
Tyrone  P.
Tyrone P. Zephyrhills, FL
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go early. Short ride off the coast. Deep water in 1 mile. Never out of sight of land. Watch the weather closely. Changes quickly.
Cary  D.
Cary D. Harrison, TN
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you want to catch tarpon, trust your guide. If you want to catch tarpon your way then bring lots of patience.
Antonio  E.
Antonio E. Houston, TX
Take a trip with Angel Campos for freshwater fish as I did, or for brackish water fish such as tarpon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a trip with Angel Campos for freshwater fish as I did, or for brackish water fish such as tarpon
Darren  B.
Darren B. Hingham, MA
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
TODA PERSONA PUEDE PESCAR EN SAN JUAN AUNQUE SEA PRINCIPIANTE COMO NOSOTROS
Luis  H.
Luis H. Orlando, Florida
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the short rain showers that can come up quickly and the inland bay and canal fishing was a much more adventurous and fulfilling experience than i expected!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. Sellersville, PA
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Catch and release is only in the bay. Meat fishing is outside of the bay. The website should specify.
Kelli  T.
Kelli T. Puerto Rico
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until you get really close to yor trip to book. The weather/winds can be a factor, and should be taken into account.
Troy  D.
Troy D. Miami, Florida
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely book these guys! Great day on the water! Even my wife, who dislikes fishing, had a great time!
Martin  M.
Martin M. Canby, OR
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Target tarpon in the canals and don't be afraid to plunk dead bait on the bottom!
Cory  W.
Cory W. Battle Ground, WA

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