Fishing Near Philipsburg

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, there are 4 charter operators that can take you to the best fishing spots.

If you want to organize a fishing trip, you should consider Lee's Deep Sea Fishing. Set sail into open waters and fish in the deep waters and off the coast of several different islands. It is here where you will find some of the largest fish in the Caribbean like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. They are found within Simpson Bay, 3.0 mi. West of central Philipsburg.

Another option is Sint Maarten Fishing. The boat, PITA, is located in Simpson Bay, on the airport side of the Simpson Bay Bridge. More specifically, she an be found next door to the Scuba Shop, behind the bicycle store Tri-Sport and kitty-cornered to the McDonald's. You can reach them at (721) 545-2177.

Still another 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 situated in Simpson Bay, 3.2 mi. West of central Philipsburg.

Check out this table for more information about local fishing charters.

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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