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
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,747 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Puerto Rico

Listen to what Pako says, he is very wise and will put you where you need to be!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to what Pako says, he is very wise and will put you where you need to be!
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
Just know this is not a big boat with regular seats. You are sitting on the ridge of the boat the whole trip and you are not casting the poles. If you are looking for a deep sea fishing experience on the ocean this is not for you. Spend the $1,000.00 on another tour. If you want a small more intimate fishing experience with a fun captain then it is a great trip.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Just know this is not a big boat with regular seats. You are sitting on the ridge of the boat the whole trip and you are not casting the poles. If you are looking for a deep sea fishing experience on the ocean this is not for you. Spend the $1,000.00 on another tour. If you want a small more intimate fishing experience with a fun captain then it is a great trip.
Tarpon Tours
Tarpon Tours
There's so many species of fish. It's amazing. The view is a big plus as well!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There's so many species of fish. It's amazing. The view is a big plus as well!
Fish Slayer Charters
Fish Slayer Charters
We normally don’t expect much when it’s mid afternoon, but Capt Luis took us to a place where they were definitely biting. Great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We normally don’t expect much when it’s mid afternoon, but Capt Luis took us to a place where they were definitely biting. Great experience.
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
Great friendly crew right on point excellent and helping every step of the way
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great friendly crew right on point excellent and helping every step of the way
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Set low expectations and be positive and you’ll have a good time and might even get lucky and enjoy your catch much more and enjoy fishing and accept failure is inevitable persistence is key!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set low expectations and be positive and you’ll have a good time and might even get lucky and enjoy your catch much more and enjoy fishing and accept failure is inevitable persistence is key!
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
Tell the captain what you expect and any issues you may have like sea sickness/ motion sickness, if it’s your first time on a boat etc.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tell the captain what you expect and any issues you may have like sea sickness/ motion sickness, if it’s your first time on a boat etc.
787 Fishing Trips
787 Fishing Trips
We fished today with Cody Johnson and had a fantastic time. Tarpon fishing isn’t easy, but Cody did a grade A job setting us up for success and putting us in front of several massive Tarpon. Couldn’t recommend it more, these fish are no joke and don’t disappoint, they fight hard and put on show. Huge shoutout to Cody, all around great guide and someone I’d love to fish with again someday.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished today with Cody Johnson and had a fantastic time. Tarpon fishing isn’t easy, but Cody did a grade A job setting us up for success and putting us in front of several massive Tarpon. Couldn’t recommend it more, these fish are no joke and don’t disappoint, they fight hard and put on show. Huge shoutout to Cody, all around great guide and someone I’d love to fish with again someday.
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
It’s just like any other fishing days, sometimes it’s good sometimes it’s bad. You just have to come in hoping for the best. And if you don’t catch anything just enjoy the view
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s just like any other fishing days, sometimes it’s good sometimes it’s bad. You just have to come in hoping for the best. And if you don’t catch anything just enjoy the view
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
Tarpon fishing is fun and challenging. Listen to your guide and follow his recommendations so that you are ready when you land on one.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tarpon fishing is fun and challenging. Listen to your guide and follow his recommendations so that you are ready when you land on one.
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Tarpon fishing is a waiting game. First time tarpon fishers should bring their patience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tarpon fishing is a waiting game. First time tarpon fishers should bring their patience!
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23
First time Inshore fishing, wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. Relaxing and calm waters. Wish we would have allowed ourselves more time to travel the San Juan traffic to get to the marina (took almost 2 times longer than google maps predicted due to traffic). Make sure you eat something before the trip. Be prepared with sunscreen and make sure you bring sunglasses and a hat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time Inshore fishing, wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. Relaxing and calm waters. Wish we would have allowed ourselves more time to travel the San Juan traffic to get to the marina (took almost 2 times longer than google maps predicted due to traffic). Make sure you eat something before the trip. Be prepared with sunscreen and make sure you bring sunglasses and a hat.
Bayside Fishing Charters
Bayside Fishing Charters
No restroom on board so female passengers should plan ahead for a 4 hour trip. Some bugs at night (mosquitoes) but crew provided bug spray and they only last about 20 mins at dusk. Perfect trip in inland waters with light to calm wave activity (no motion sickness.). Bring a snack and enjoy!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No restroom on board so female passengers should plan ahead for a 4 hour trip. Some bugs at night (mosquitoes) but crew provided bug spray and they only last about 20 mins at dusk. Perfect trip in inland waters with light to calm wave activity (no motion sickness.). Bring a snack and enjoy!!
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
Not the biggest fish but certainly a lot of fish with an experienced Captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not the biggest fish but certainly a lot of fish with an experienced Captain
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
We were first time fishers. Captain Louis is a very good teacher, explained exactly wat to do when a fish bites. We got 3 out of 3 catches
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were first time fishers. Captain Louis is a very good teacher, explained exactly wat to do when a fish bites. We got 3 out of 3 catches
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
Consider reef fishing but go with the captain’s recommendation as to what’s biting best ,if some of the anglers are inexperienced.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider reef fishing but go with the captain’s recommendation as to what’s biting best ,if some of the anglers are inexperienced.
Salty Rod Fishing Charters
Salty Rod Fishing Charters
Constant action on good fish. Not a trophy location but the best sight casting for peacock that I have seen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Constant action on good fish. Not a trophy location but the best sight casting for peacock that I have seen.
Peacock Bass Tours
Peacock Bass Tours
They said it had been a tough few weeks. Mid Feb might just be a bad time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
They said it had been a tough few weeks. Mid Feb might just be a bad time.
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Blue Water Fishing Puerto Rico
Go with Luis let him show you all fishing in Puerto Rico has to offer. He’s the only guy we will use from now on!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Luis let him show you all fishing in Puerto Rico has to offer. He’s the only guy we will use from now on!!
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
SuFishNSea Boston Whaler 22’
Give yourself a long enough trip to hook up multiple time. Tarpon are very allusive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give yourself a long enough trip to hook up multiple time. Tarpon are very allusive.
Backwater Tarpon & Snook Fishing
Backwater Tarpon & Snook Fishing

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