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 going deep sea fishing during your vacation, there are 5 different charter fishing operators that can help you find the best fishing spots.

If you want to reserve a charter, you can check with 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. They are situated in Bouillante, in western Guadeloupe.

Another option is Michel Peche au Gros. With a passion for teaching anyone interested in the best fishing practices for the area, Captain Michel is a great captain to work with whether you have a lot of experience at the sport or you've been at it for years. You can call them at (059) 099-1918.

Still another 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 located in Pointe-Noire, in western Guadeloupe.

Check this table for more information about the area's fishing charters.

Fishing Charters In Guadeloupe
Name Phone Location Island
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
Ocean Best Adventures (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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