Just off the coast of Martinique lies an underwater wonderland, filled with some of the most impressive-sized fish an angler could ever hope to catch. Vacationers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do some fishing that they won't soon top.
If fishing is on your Martinique to-do list, you'll have the best luck if you plan a day of big game deep sea fishing. Common catches on Martinique waters include barracuda, blue marlin, bonito, dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), kingfish, spearfish, swordfish, wahoo, and white marlin, with marlins being the most coveted catch.
It is important to note that deep sea fishing is no easy task. These fish often weigh hundreds of pounds, and come to fight. While novice fisherman are more than welcome, and encouraged, to spend some time fishing on Martinique, a half day charter might be a better idea for those just starting out.
There are a number of fishing charter companies to be found on Martinique. Head down to any of the larger marinas, or let the front desk of your hotel know that you are interested in setting up a fishing trip, and they can put you in touch with a fishing captain.
In general, a day of fishing will cost around 150€ per person, which will include time on the boat, bait, tackle, drinks, and sometimes a snack or a meal. The cost of a fishing trip can be pretty expensive, but most charter companies will allow you to split the cost with another group that also wants to fish that day.
If you are considering spending some time on the open water with a rod in your hand, you will find 5 different charter operators that can help make it happen.
If you want to reserve a charter, you might want to check with Sailfish Marlin Cie. Typical catches in these local waters include marlin, mahi mahi, sailfish, wahoo, and tuna. They are located within Le Marin, in southeastern Martinique.
A second option is O Fil de l'O. Half and full day fishing excursions are offered for both fishing and sailing excursions on a fun little boat called O Fil de l'O. You can call them at (069) 645-5720.
A third good option is Ocean Safari. More than a fishing boat, this operator believes marine education is important. In addition to offering half and full day deep sea fishing charters, they also allow for educational trips and bring out local scientists for field observations. They're situated in Case-Pilote, Martinique.
The chart just below provides you with quick access more details on charters operating in this area.
|(059) 674-6754||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Le Marin|
|O Fil de l'O||(069) 645-5720||2.4 mi. West-Northwest of Central Fort de France|
|Ocean Safari||(069) 645-5720||5.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Fort de France|
|Sailfish Marlin Cie||(059) 676-2420||0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Le Marin|
|(059) 667-1912||3.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Fort de France|
Although reeling in that big catch is important to many anglers, a day spent fishing on Martinique doesn't have to be all about keeping your eye on the prize. Just being out on the crystal blue waters that surround the island is enough of an adventure that no one goes home disappointed.
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