Fishing Near St. Martin

There are plenty of fishing opportunities for anglers to take advantage of on St. Martin

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The waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to some of the most popular fishing and boating sites in the world.  St. Martin is no exception.

The blue waters lapping on the shores of the dual nation island seem to call out to vacationers, drawing them to the deep waters aboard a sailing vessel of one kind or another.  Whether it be for fishing, to participate in water sports, or just a relaxing day of sailing, you can do it all in St. Martin.


Big game, deep sea fishing is where it's at in St. Martin. Anglers have been known to catch tuna, wahoo, yellowtail snapper, marlin, dolphin, amberjack, barracuda, and grouper on deep sea excursions. It isn't hard to find a fishing tour to take you out to the top fishing spots, usually the Puerto Rican Trench, and many of the island's fishing tour companies are highly regarded. For around $250(USD) per person, or $1000(USD) to reserve the entire boat for yourself and your guests, anglers are treated to a full day of fishing that includes tackle and equipment, refreshments, and instruction when needed. Some tours will even cook up your catch and serve it to you upon arrival back at shore.

If you are thinking about catching some fish during your vacation, you may be pleased to learn there are 5 different charter fishing operators that can take you to the best fishing spots.

If you'd like to reserve a charter, you can check with Shoal Bay Scuba Fishing. Deep Sea Fishing If you're planning a deep sea fishing excursion, one to four guests is recommended maximum, but the choice is yours. For the best chance of catching fish, you'll go out into open water, however it can be rough at times and as such they do not recommend this for children under 12 or persons not used to fishing in the open ocean. They are located in Sandy Ground Village, 8.7 mi. North of central St. Martin.

Another good option is Calypso Charters Fishing. Whether you would just like some information on the best fishing spots or someone to take you to them, staff are more than happy to help. They offer Deep Sea Fishing trips on any of their 5 powerboats. You can reach them at (264) 584-8504.

A third option is Sea Pro Charters Fishing. While they offer airport transfers, they also provide a wide variety of day tour services and watersports. Half day and full day trips can be customized to visit areas which most intrigue visitors. They're located 8.7 mi. North of central St. Martin.

Check out the following table for information concerning the area's fishing charters.

Fishing Charters In And Around St. Martin
Name Phone Location Island
Big Sailfish Too (059) 027-4090 Anse Marcel, 3.1 mi. Northeast of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Calypso Charters Fishing (264) 584-8504 6.9 mi. North of Central St. Martin Anguilla
Deep Sea Fishing Charter (059) 087-8683 Sandy Ground, 2.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central St. Martin the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Sea Pro Charters Fishing (264) 584-0074 8.7 mi. North of Central St. Martin Anguilla
Shoal Bay Scuba Fishing (264) 235-1482 Sandy Ground Village, 8.7 mi. North of Central St. Martin Anguilla

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