Fishing Near Philipsburg

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Anglers staying in the Philipsburg area are in luck because they have easy access to the St. Maarten/St. Barths Drop-Off, a ledge which starts at 134 feet then quickly drops off to 1000 feet, and is teeming with favored big game fish.  Mahi mahi, marlin, sailfish, kingfish, blackfin and yellowfin tuna, and snappers are common catches.  If you're interested in fly fishing, you may not be as excited to travel here, because there is very little opportunity to do so. 

Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing

If you like the idea of deep sea fishing on your vacation, you will find several charter fishing operators that can take you to the best fishing spots.

If you're ready to organize a fishing trip, you should consider Lee's Deep Sea Fishing. Lee's Deep Sea Fishing will take guests out into the Caribbean to ideal fishing spots where you will be able to hook large tropical fish that Lee's will prepare for you at their own restaurant, Lee's Roadside Grill, all included with the cost of the fishing trip. They are located in Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of central Philipsburg.

A second option is Sint Maarten Fishing. As one of the top fishing spots in the world, Sint Maarten is well known for its deep sea opportunities. This company offers charters out into the rougher and deeper waters to catch some of the largest fish in the area including Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and other tropical species. You can call them at (721) 545-2177.

A third good option is Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing. All of the equipment you need for a successful trip is included in your rate plus, beer, soda, and water. They're found in Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of central Philipsburg.

The chart below provides quick access to some details regarding charters operating in this area.

Fishing Charters In And Around Philipsburg
Name Phone Location
Lee's Deep Sea Fishing (721) 544-4234 Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Raphaella Charter Service (721) 523-7723 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Philipsburg
Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing (721) 545-2177 Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg
Sint Maarten Fishing (721) 545-2177 Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of Central Philipsburg

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