Fishing in Jamaica

Fishing in Jamaica is a very popular and celebrated sports. From charter boats from around the island or even the use of private yachts from the Americas, the sport is enjoyed to its fullest. Jamaica actually participates in and hosts major fishing events such as contests and tournaments. These events are occur at a local, regional, and international level and includes events such as the well celebrated Port Antonio International Tournament or the prestigious Jamaica International Fishing Tournament. For those interested in these events, they usually take place between September and October annually.

One unique thing about fishing in Jamaica is that it is done at sea and at rivers. We boast a variety of fishes from the very small to the very large 400-pound or more. You can catch fishes such as blue marlins, king-fish, sail-fish, snooks, snappers, barracuda and many more.

So what do you do if you want to fish in Jamaica? Many resorts offer fishing facilities, so you may want to consider them first. There are also quite a few fishing charter boats available, though they can be expensive. Prices may range from US$100 to US$1500 depending on the charter company you choose and the package you agreed at.

Jamaica Fishing Charters

Now, as a visitor, you must ensure that you choose to do your fishing charter with reputable charter company. Do not make your booking with a stranger on the beach or someone who appears extremely suspicious. You should always make your booking with an established captain or authorized crew member. Before you go aboard ensure that you come to an agreement with the length of your trip and the rates, as well as a clear understanding of what the trip entails.

Here is a list of some fishing charter operators, please do your personal due diligence as back up:

Ocho Rios

  • Resort Divers: A fishing excursion led by your boat captain and his experienced fishing crew. Contact at Phone: 876-973-6131 or 876-881-5760 or Email: info@resortdivers.com

Negril

  • Sea Wind Resort Deep Sea Fishing Adventures: Morning, afternoon, or night fishing available. Contact at Phone: 876-957-9018 or E-mail: seawindresortnegril@hotmail.com
  • Stanley’s Deep Sea Fishing: Start fishing after about five to ten minutes of leaving shore. Contact at Phone: 876-957-6341 or 876-818-6363 or E-mail: info@stanleysdeepseafishing.com

Falmouth

  • Luminous Lagoon Tours: Contact at Phone: 876-276-9885

Montego Bay

  • Resort Divers: A fishing excursion led by your boat captain and his experienced fishing crew. Contact at Phone: 876-973-6131 or 876-881-5760 or Email: info@resortdivers.com
  • Montego Bay Deep Sea Fishing: Contact at Phone: 876-953-2180
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