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.
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 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 reeling in a big one while on vacation, there are 5 different charter operators that can help make it happen.
If you want to get in contact with a fishing charter, you might want to contact Captain Tony B. Captain Tony offers his guests an impressive selection of equipment as he believes the equipment makes the trip. They are located in Bouillante, in western Guadeloupe.
A second option is Michel Peche au Gros. Captain Michel practices the technique of dragging lures behind the boat, trolling for dorado, yellowfin tuna kingfish, sailfish, ad barracuda. They can be reached at (059) 099-1918.
A third good option is Guadeloupe Pêches Sportives. With this fishing tour operator, you can set up half and full day fishing trips that include trolling off-shore, jigging, fly, handline, and spearfishing. They also offer kayak rentals, and host kayaking tours, pleasure sailing, and whale watching tours. They're situated in Pointe-Noire, in western Guadeloupe.
The following table provides you with quick access more details regarding charters operating in this area.
|Captain Tony B||(069) 040-1501||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|Guadeloupe Pêches Sportives||(069) 072-1175||6.5 mi. South of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|Les Hauts de Deshaies||(069) 072-8404||2.0 mi. South West of Central Cafeiere||Basse-Terre|
|Michel Peche au Gros||(059) 099-1918||9.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Basse Terre||Basse-Terre|
|(069) 037-6345||Saint-Francois, Northeastern part of Guadeloupe||Grande-Terre|
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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