Deep Sea Fishing in Puerto Rico

Deep Sea Fishing in Puerto RicoIf fishing is your sport then Puerto Rico has you covered. The deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea provide good fishing all year round with the winter season between October – March providing the best fishing.

Deep Sea Fishing Charters can be found at the various marinas around the island with operators offering both a half day and full day of fishing.

Due to the depth of the ocean floor around Puerto Rico you will not have to travel too far to start your fishing.

From San Juan the ocean floor drops to around 600 feet just a mile off the coast and the famous 500 mile Puerto Rico Trench which goes to a depth of 28,000 feet lies around 75 miles north of San Juan.

On the south east coast the Continental Shelf is about 5 – 12 miles from the coast with depths of between 200 – 2000 feet and The Sea Mounts with depths of between 200 – 4000 feet are located around 17 miles from shore.

For those that prefer inland or light sport fishing there are several operators offering half-day and full-day fishing trips.

Typical Catches

Depending on the time of year, you can expect to fish for: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo and Tarpon for those looking at inland or light sport fishing

The following Puerto Rico Fishing Charters have been endorsed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company

San Juan Fishing Charters

Sea Born Fishing Charters
Operates from Club Nautico de San Juan
Half Day Charter: 8:00am – 12:00pm or 1pm – 5pm (Full Boat $650.00), (Split Charter: Per Fisherman- min. 2 $210.00)
3/4 Day Charter: 7:30am – 1:30pm(Full Boat $800.00)
Full Day Charter: 8:00am – 4pm (Full Boat $1050.00)
Tel: (787) 723-2292

Castillo Fishing Charters
Operate the Legend a 48ft Hatteras from the San Juan Bay Marina. Capt. Joe Castillo has been in operation since 1975.
Half Day Charter: $700 (8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pm)
Full-Day Charter: $1100.00 (8am – 4pm)
Shared/Split charters 195.00 per person.
Tel:(787) 791-6195

Puerto Rico Magic Tarpon
Operate from the Cangrejos Yacht Club area (close to San Juan) and fish in the Torrecillas Lagoon passing through Suarez Canal to San Jose Lagoon
4 hour trips: 1 person $330, 2 persons $360, 3 persons $400 and 4 persons $460
Tel: 787-644-1444
Go Tarpon PR
Operate from the Cangrejos Yacht Club area (close to San Juan) and fish in the Torrecillas Lagoon passing through Suarez Canal to San Jose Lagoon

A Pescar Fishing Charters
Captain Ricardo Ferrer and his crew operate from San Juan Bay Marina close to the San Juan Convention Center and Isla Grande Airport.
They offer: Night Fishing, Offshore Fishing and Inshore Fishing
Inshore Fishing rates for a 4 hour trip start at $400 for 2 people (extra person $50 each, max of 6 people)
Offshore Rates (max 6 people): $700 for 4 hours, $850 for 6 hours and $950 for 8 hours)
All trips include snacks and sodas
Tel: 787-649-2882

Fajardo Fishing Charters

Bill Wraps Fishing Charters
Uses a classic Hatteras 36 Sport fisherman with twin engines and offers ½ day, ¾ day and full day trips from Fajardo.
1/ day $700.00 + tax
3/4-Day $850.00 + tax
Full-Day $1000.00 + tax
Note: minimum of 3 people at $250 each for ½ day
Tel: 787-364-4216

Captain Osva Fishing and Snorkeling Charters
Offers half-day and full-day charters from Fajardo with a maximum of 6 passengers
Half day trips depart 8:00am – 12:00 or 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Full day trips depart 8am – 4pm
Tel: (787) 547-4851

Maguro Fishing Charter
Have 37 years of experience and fish from either a Southport 29 TE or Prowler 25ft Catamaran
Tel: (787)384-5188

Humacao Fishing Charters

Maragata Yacht Charter
Operate from Palmas del Mar on the east coast of Puerto Rico
Continental Shelf 4 hours $100 per person
Sea Mounts 6 hours $155 per person
Sea Mounts 8 hours $185 per person
Minimum of 6 people (groups can be combined)
Tel: 787-850-7548

La Parguera Fishing Charters

Parguera Fishing Charters
Offer half day and full fay fishing charters around the south west coast of Puerto Rico. They use a Bertram 31 Sport fisherman powered with twin Yanmar diesels.
Half Day Charters are $500 (8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pm). Maximum of 4 people fishing (6 person maximum)
Full Day Charter is $850 (8am – 4pm). Maximum of 4 people fishing (6 person maximum)
Tel: (787) 382-4698

Cabo Rojo Fishing Charters

Adventures Tourmarine
Located in Joyuda near Cabo Rojo, Adventures Tourmarine offer ‘all morning’ (from 7am – 11am) and ‘all day’ (from 7am – 3pm) fishing charters.
Maximum number of people is 6
All Morning charter is $500
All Day charter is $700
Tel: 787-255-2525

Light Tackle Adventures
Operate from Boqueron Bay, Cabo Rojo
Half day charter: 1 person $300, 2 people $340, 3 people $390
¾ day charter: 1 person $375, 2 people $425, 3 people $475
Full day charter: 1 or 2 people $550,
Tel: (787) 849-1430

If you have been on a fishing trip here in Puerto Rico or know of any other companies that you would recommend, please add a comment at the end of the article.

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  1. says

    Excellent! Here I leave you my information. Thank you very much and success!

    Peacock Bass and Tarpon Tours
    We provided lite beverages, water all bait and tackle, transportation departure at 6.00 am or upon request.
    * Carraizo and La Plata Lakes fishing from a 17′ Tracker Pro Team boat for Butterfly Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Guapote, Red Devils and African Ciclids.
    Night Fishing Trips Also Available!
    – Half Day $350.00 US Dollars
    – Full Day $450.00 US Dollars
    Tel: 787-364-6000

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