Barbados fishing charters are a great way to experience Barbados’ dazzling waters. Fishing in Barbados’ spectacular waters is an age-old phenomenon, as old as the island itself, dating back many centuries.
At a time when this beautiful island was home to the native Indians of the region like the Arawak Indians. In those early days before the island was settled by the English fishing made sense to these early inhabitants. Today fishing still makes sense to the modern-day Barbadian.
You only have to watch the fishermen after a long day off-loads the days catch from their brightly painted fishing boats at Tent Bay, Martins Bay, and Oistin’s. Or the boat builders at Six Men’s perfecting their craft, to realize that for most Barbadians… life revolves around the sea.
Barbados Fishing Charter Frequently Asked Questions
Barbados is an excellent place to fish, actually fishing in Barbados' spectacular waters is an age-old phenomenon, as old as the island itself, dating back many centuries.
Barbados is a fisherman’s delight, with many different types of fish in the waters around the island these include Yellowfin tuna, Dolphin referred to as (Mahi Mahi or Dorado), Wahoo (kingfish), Barracuda, Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, and Bonita.
The average price for a fishing charter in Barbados range from USD $400.00 to USD $ 700.00. The packages include 4-hour, 5-hour, 6-hour and 8-hour.
Barbados boasts of having a number of game fishing operators many with well equip custom-built boats offering Barbados fishing charters to both experienced and inexperienced anglers.
However over the last forty years with major developments in tourism and with the formation of the Barbados Game Fishing Association, the fishing industry in Barbados has been transformed. Like other tourist destinations fishing in Barbados is now more than a way of life it is also a popular pastime. Providing entertainment and relaxation to the many vacation seekers who come to the island each year.
Today Barbados boasts of having a number of game fishing operators many with well equip custom-built boats offering Barbados fishing charters to both experienced and inexperienced anglers. Barbados is a fisherman’s delight, with many different types of fish in the waters around the island these include Yellowfin tuna, Dolphin referred to as (Mahi Mahi or Dorado), Wahoo (kingfish), Barracuda, Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, and Bonita.
Barbados Fishing Tournaments
There are a number of fishing tournaments that are organized through the Barbados Game Fishing Association the island’s premier sports fishing organization founded in 1961. Fishing in Barbados is not only a way of life for the island’s fisher folk but it is also a popular pastime for many locals as well as visitors.
Anglers from all over the world travel to Barbados to take part in the island’s most prestigious fishing tournament the Sagicor/ Mount Gay Rum International tournament. This annual tournament organized by the Barbados Game Fishing Association highlights the island’s deep-sea fishing season.
February to April are busy months for the association which also has its annual deep sea fishing tournament which consists of five 1 day events. And in November/December they are also holding the popular Wahoo tournament which consists of three 1-day events. These fishing tournaments are a great way to meet anglers from throughout the region and from as far away as Europe, and North and South America.
Barbados Game Fishing Season
Fishing in Barbados takes place in some of the ideal conditions clear blue skies and crystal clear waters, with such beautiful waters many of the fish species are in the waters all year round. However, like most things, there is a season for fishing in Barbados which usually runs from December to April.
During this period all of the main species like Wahoo (kingfish), barracuda, dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Yellowfin tuna, and white and blue marlin are available in much greater quantities.
Barbados Fishing Charters
If you are interested in sport fishing in Barbados there are a number of Barbados fishing charters offering exciting deep-sea fishing opportunities. Many of these charter companies have well-equipped purpose build boats managed by an experienced captains and crew.
You can often choose from whole or half-day charters with all tackle, bait, food and drink provided. As an added convenience, some fishing operators will pick you up from your hotel or guest house and take you back when you have caught your prize one.
Barbados fishing charters are a great way to experience the island’s ideal conditions and natural beauty. So whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler you can have the most memorable sports fishing day you can imagine.
Packages and Rates for the Barbados Fishing Charters
4-Hour Fishing Charter
5 Hour Fishing Charter
The 4-hour fishing charter is perfect for persons with limited time. This fishing trip takes you along the coast. Fishing on the inner and outer reefs. So if you are on a cruise ship or just on the island for the day this package is ideal.
Price BDS $800.00 / USD 400.00
The 4-hour fishing charter combines the excitement of fishing for species like Wahoo, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, and Bonitos. With the thrill of swimming with the turtles and snorkelling the wrecks teeming with fish of all kinds. The maximum guest on this charter is 4 adults, we may take up to 6 if 3 are young anglers.
Price BDS $900.00 / USD 450.00
6-Hour Fishing Charter
8-Hour Fishing Charter
The main type of fishing on this 6-hour charter is by trolling with live bait or lures. On this charter, you fish the inner and outer reefs along Barbados’ South and West Coast. You can just fish or mix it up with snorkelling the shipwrecks and swimming with turtles. This fishing trip is Limited to 4 people on the fishing charter.
Price BDS $1000.00 / USD 500.00
This 8-hour fishing charter also consists of mainly fishing by trolling with live bait or lures. You can customize the trip to your needs. Just fish or mix it up with some snorkelling on shipwrecks and swimming with turtles. This deep-sea fishing trip is limited to 4 people on the charters.
Price BDS $1400.00 / USD 700.00
What is Included With These Barbados Fishing Charters
Fishing Charter Booking Form