St. John Fishing

Check out the below trips and frequently asked questions and get ready to enjoy world class fishing in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

These seasoned Captains know what they are doing and ready to help answer your questions so you can choose the right Fishing Charter accommodating your requests.

Whether you choose fly fishing, inshore or offshore fishing, you are sure to have a unique experience fishing in the Caribbean.

Is it possible to go Offshore Fishing on a half day Fishing Charter?  

Yes!  The famous “South Drop” fishing area is approximately eight miles south of Saint John and can be reached by boat in 30 minutes.

What type of fish can I expect to reel in?

OFFSHORE FISH that are most often targeted include:

  • Blue Marlin (Catch and Release Only)
  • White Marlin (Catch and Release Only)
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Sailfish
  • Shark


INSHORE FISH that are most often targeted include:

  • Kingfish
  • Bonita
  • Barracuda
  • Snapper
  • Permit
  • Tarpon
  • Jacks
  • Grouper
  • Mackerel
  • Shark

Can I fish for a specific species?

Yes, your Fishing Charter Captain and Crew will make every effort to target your fish of choice, but your Catch will depend on the time of year, fishing location, and sea conditions.

If I catch a fish can I take it back to my resort?

Yes, you can keep what you Catch!  Guests are welcome to take as much fish as they can utilize during their stay on the island.  Several resorts and restaurants on island are happy to cook your Catch, such as Woody’s Seafood Saloon (Hook & Cook).

Will the Fishing Charter clean the fish I catch?

Yes. Complimentary filleting of your Catch will be provided, keep all the fish you wish!

Can I mount my Catch?

Yes, your Catch can be mounted.  We would be happy to put you in touch with a fish mounting specialist.

Do I need a fishing license?

Fishing licenses are not required on Fishing Charters, as well as Individual licenses are not required for fishing in the waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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