Fishing Near Trinidad

Charter a boat for fishing, sailing, or both while visiting Trinidad and Tobago


Fishing has often been overlooked by vacationing anglers, who choose to visit some of the more well known fishing spots in the Caribbean. This is a mistake. The waters off the coast of Trinidad are a great place to drop a line, whether you choose to sail out on a chartered boat or fish at a local beach.


Depending upon when you travel to Trinidad, the type of fish you can expect to catch varies – but you should always expect to catch something. While tuna and shark seem to be available in abundance year-round, other fish are more seasonal. Between June and September African pompano, kingfish, tarpoon, and Spanish mackeral are plentiful; while October through May waters encourage dolphin, wahoo, and sailfish.

If you plan to fish on your Trinidad vacation, there are numerous fishing tours available. These businesses typically supply you with everything you need to fish, including tackle and bait. Some tours even supply food and drink, and have equipment on board for snorkeling. These tours typically cost between $400 and $1000(USD).

You can also take matters into your own hands by renting your own boat and equipment and braving the waters alone. If you choose to go this route, note that the waters off the northwest peninsula of Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria are excellent spots to seek out big game fish. For a more relaxing experience, try fishing off one of the islands' beaches. Las Cuevas Bay and Manzanilla Bay are both great spots.

Fishing Charters

If you like the idea of reeling in a big catch during your vacation, there are several charter fishing operators that can take you to the best fishing spots.

If you want to reserve a charter, you might want to check with Island Yacht Fishing Charters. Guests should note that they are welcome to keep up to 30 pounds of all edible fish. After that, the catch remains the property of the boat. They are found in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

A second option is Red Beard Charters. Captain Nicholas Telfer has over 20 years of experience sailing and loves to fish making him the perfect candidate to take you out on your next fishing adventure. Red Beard Charters also cares about the environment, and does its best to leave as little a foot print as possible when out at sea.

Take a look at this table for a listing of local fishing charters.

Fishing Charters On Trinidad
Name Phone Location
Island Yacht Fishing Charters (868) 637-7389 Port of Spain, Northwestern part of Trinidad
Red Beard Charters -- Trinidad
Trinidad & Tobago Sport Fishing (868) 634-1717 Chaguanas, Central Trinidad

The waters of the Caribbean are unlike any others in the world, so it is only natural that you feel drawn to them on your Trinidad vacation. Give in to the feeling and plan to spend at least a few hours of your vacation aboard a boat reeling in the days catch.


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