You should not miss a Deep-Sea Fishing Charter in the Bahamas. Above all, it is exciting and provides an adrenaline rush that will highlight your charter.
The elevated position of the poop deck offers a strategic advantage while fishing. You can scan the vast expanse for surface splashes, birds diving after bait, or the telltale fin slicing through the waves. You can also cast further and control your line with greater precision, giving you an edge in your battle with the deep.
For those of you who want to go Bahamas deep-sea fishing, we offer sport fishing boat charters. Bonefishing, fly fishing, and deep-sea fishing are wonderful activities for those looking to test their luck on the sea.
Charters can depart from Florida’s east coast for fishing excursions to Nassau and Bimini Islands. Or, begin your full day charters in the Bahamas. The Bahamas are certainly within easy reach of the US mainland. Furthermore, we can easily arrange a weekend trip for great deep-sea fishing on your private chartered yacht.
The Bahamas consists of more than 3,000 islands, cays, and islets. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, north of Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. And northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States (nearest to Florida).
The Bahamas is well known as one of the great sportfishing destinations in the world. You can expect calm water most of the year and little travel time to ideal fishing grounds.
Less than a quarter mile off Nassau, and Atlantis’s Paradise Island, you are in 1,000 feet of water. From an easy 4 miles off-shore, you are fishing in 6,000 feet of water.
You’ll discover that sport fishing off Nassau is unlike any other massive fishing experience you’ve ever had.
Bimini is a group of small islands in the Bahamas and is only 50 miles east of Miami Beach, Florida. These are actually two small islands. North Bimini and South Bimini, separated by a narrow channel.
Shallow reefs near the shore surround Bimini. The depth increases to 80 to 100 feet before dropping into the abyss of the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream current flows north through the deep water between Miami and Bimini, where the ocean is over 6000 feet deep. Moreover, the Gulf Stream brings hundreds of marine animals near the shores of Bimini.
Bimini has earned a great name as the “Game Fishing Capital of the World.” In reality, Bimini’s fame comes from Hemingway and fishing. Hemingway spent a few seasons in Bimini fishing and writing ‘To Have and To Have Not’. And later based his novel ‘Islands in the Stream here.
The economic fuel of Bimini comes from deep-sea fishing. Many black and white photos of record catches around the island. April through July, anglers from around the world flock to the Bahamas to take advantage of the calm seas and great fishing. This region has witnessed and recorded captures of Shortfin Mako sharks, Bigeye Thresher sharks, Spiny Dogfish, and Sixgill Sharks.
Be sure to know fishing regulations and obtain permits before setting sail. Hence, we wish you a good time in your Bahamian fishing trip!
Dolphinfish – This is among the most colorful of the game fish with gold-green and blue coloring. The colors will jump out at you when you see your catch in the water next to your boat. This hard-fighting fish can be plenty at certain times of the year.
The best times for bringing in a great catch of Dolphinfish will be spring: April, May, and June. And to a lesser degree in December and January. You might catch a male or bull Dolphinfish with a distinctive blunt head or a cow Dolphin with a more rounded head.
Wahoo – “Wahoo” is an appropriate name for this speedy fish because that’s what you’ll holler when you hook it! This gamefish can exhibit long hard runs at speeds up to 45 mph. The boat may troll up to 10 knots for this catch.
Also, notice this fish for its beautiful blue vertical stripes. The best times for a great Wahoo catch are November, December, January, and sometimes in February and March.
Tuna – You can catch numerous tuna species with rods and reels. However, the Blue-fin, Black-fin, and Yellow-fin are the most popular fishing targets for anglers. The most prevalent type is the Yellow-fin Tuna.
This is not the largest of the tuna family, but you will think so as it puts up a fearsome fight. Summertime, May to August, is the best time to catch most tuna, additionally Black-fin and huge-eyed Tuna.
Blue Marlin – It is a huge fish, up to 1800 pounds. With that, it is not uncommon to see Blue Marlin heave itself skyward in a seemingly boundless display of strength. Whether you catch a White or Blue Marlin, you will have some amazing memories of a well-fought fight. Look for the Blue Marlin, primarily in the spring and summer and rarely in the winter.
White Marlin – You’ll find your marlin trophy primarily in the spring and early summer, from March to July. White Marlins are smaller than Blue’s. They are famous for their difficulty in luring it to strike.
You’ll note its identifying characteristics of rounded dorsal, pectoral, and anal fins. Because it greyhounds over the water while you fight to bring it to the boat.
Sail Fish – This beautiful billfish has a large dorsal fin that resembles a sail. Its fighting ability is legendary. And often spends as much time out of the water dancing and grey-hounding.
Moreover, you will see many shades of blues and purples as this amazing fish dances through the sea. Your best chance to meet up with a Sailfish is in late fall, October, November, spring, April, and May.
Barracuda – This tiger of the sea is an inquisitive, aggressive predator. The barracuda exists wherever small fish are, offshore and inshore.
It may jump out of the water two to three times its length. This displays its ferocious saber-like teeth when you are fishing light tackle closer to the shore. You can undoubtedly catch this fish year-round.
Sharks – Spend a day fishing for many different species of sharks. You can easily identify the Hammerhead by its hammer-like head. This great fighter will run back several times before you win the fight.
Your angler’s dream comes true, with the chance to battle legendary giants like marlin, tuna, and wahoo in crystal-clear waters. To help you plan your epic adventure, we offer some options for deep-sea fishing charters in the Bahamas.
You better ask questions. Experienced captains can guide you towards your dream catch. Therefore, discuss your desired catch with the captain. Remember, the best charter for you depends on your fishing goals, budget, and group size.
Additional considerations, include:
Note that different regions offer different fishing opportunities. At the same time, various fish species require different fishing techniques and tools.
With careful planning and the right charter, your Bahamas deep-sea fishing adventure will be a reel-y fun time. Yacht charter experts have in-depth knowledge of the best fishing spots, resulting in the thrill of the catch.
With BVI SAIL, we ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable deep-sea fishing experience.
Whether it’s battling monster marlin or reeling in a variety of smaller fish, we’ll highly recommend chartering a yacht. In addition, catch some serious island vibes and memories that’ll last a lifetime with BVI SAIL.