Fishing Near Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe anglers can choose between fly and deep sea fishing

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Fish in Guadeloupe are so abundant that entire villages live off their daily catch. This bodes well for visitors who want to spend a day fishing, because they are sure to reel in something worth writing home about.

Fly Fishing

Saltwater flats surround Guadeloupe's coast, making the island a great destination for fly fisherman. Fishing the flats requires a boat made specifically for shallow waters, or waders with the gumption to walk right in to the waters. Catches in the Guadeloupe flats include bonefish, permit, snook, tarpon, and trout. Marin Cove and Little Marin Cove are some of the island's favorite sports for fly fishing.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing is the most popular form of fishing in Guadeloupe, and is best done on the leeward coast. The time of year you visit Guadeloupe will dictate the type of fish you have the possibility of catching. Barracuda, blue marlin, bonito, and wahoo swim the surrounding seas pretty much year round, but be on the look out for spearfish between the months of March and October, sailfish from June to November, and mahi-mahi from November to May. Night time fishing trips will usually yield an abundance of swordfish.

Deep sea fishing charters in Guadeloupe can be procured for around 150€ per person, per day. Trips last between four and eight hours, and typically include drinks, bait, and tackle.

If you are considering spending some time with a rod in your hand, you will find two charter fishing operators that can help you find the best fishing spots.

If you'd like to reserve a charter, you can check with Les Hauts de Deshaies. With 20 years of experience hunting for big game, the team at Les Hauts de Deshaies is a top choice for those hoping to do some fishing during their trip to the island. They have passion for fishing and you'll quickly see that as you sail out on the prowl for mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, and more. They are located within Deshaies, in western Guadeloupe.

A second option is Captain Tony B. The son of a famous local fishing charter guide, Captain Tony decided to go out on his own and begin offering one of a kind tours to travelers around the island of Guadalupe. You can reach them at (069) 040-1501.

The chart below provides you with quick access some key facts concerning fishing charters operating in this area.

Fishing Charters In Guadeloupe
Name Phone Location
Captain Tony B (069) 040-1501 9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre
Les Hauts de Deshaies (069) 072-8404 1.6 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere

Those who fish on a regular basis, and novices alike will find that a fishing trip in Guadeloupe is a great way to spend a day. Whether you catch a record setting marlin, or a smaller reef fish, you're sure to have a wonderful time.


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