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Guide to Deep Sea Fishing in Nassau & Paradise Island

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on June 12, 2024

Craving fun in the sun? The Bahamas has you covered with a practically endless list of attractions and activities. From unique and flavourful cuisine to one-of-a-kind cultural experiences, gorgeous beaches, and scenic and challenging golf courses, Nassau & Paradise Island offer something for every type of traveller. And when you’re surrounded by this much turquoise water, you know the fishing is practically guaranteed to be spectacular.

If you’re looking to plan an unforgettable Nassau & Paradise Island deep-sea fishing experience, you’ve come to the right place! Your island home right next door is the perfect place to hit the water and reel in something special — whether you’re an experienced angler or it’s your very first time. Our world-renowned fishing Paradise offers delicious, fresh seafood cuisine and exhilarating deep-sea fishing excursions that let you explore the stunning Bahamian waters while experiencing the joy of reeling in your own big catch.

Go with the Experts: Book a Charter

You may wonder whether getting out and enjoying deep-sea fishing without your own boat is possible. Of course, it is! There are many local professional charter companies who have the expertise to help you create your ideal experience. You can set sail for a picture-perfect fishing adventure with Hunter Charters. Their deep-sea excursions whisk you away to prime Bahamian waters in just 15 minutes, where you can battle it out with legendary catches like marlin, sailfish, mahi mahi, and tuna.

If you’re looking for luxurious amenities to go along with the excitement of reeling in a big one, First Strike Charters combines deep-sea fishing with state-of-the-art sound systems and onboard food and drinks. You can try fishing the traditional Bahamian way (no rods required!) and fish for mahi mahi, snapper, grouper, marlin, wahoo, and tuna. You can even have your catch grilled at the Green Parrot Restaurant — seafood doesn’t get any fresher!

Three Queens Charters proudly caters to novice and experienced anglers and can offer customized trips to help you find the fish you’re looking for. Whether you want to try your hands at big game fishing for blue marlin and tuna or prefer trolling for smaller barracuda and mackerel, their friendly crew will introduce you to the best fishing spots around. 

Water Activities in Atlantis Paradise Island

What to Bring on Your Deep Sea Fishing Excursion

When packing for your fishing trip, it’s always important to remember your sun protection. Pack plenty of reef-safe sunscreen and protective clothing to guard yourself from the Caribbean’s strong UV rays. Don't forget the SPF lip balm, wide-brimmed hat, and polarized sunglasses to help shield your face and eyes.

Comfortable, quick-drying clothes are also essential for a day on the water. And, of course, you’ll want to bring a camera to capture those epic catches! If you're new to open-water boating, consider taking medication if you are prone to seasickness. Be sure to check the weather on the day of your excursion, but it’s never a bad idea to pack some light rain gear, just in case, along with a waterproof bag for your valuables. And lastly, consider packing some cash to tip the crew for their excellent service and expertise.

What Fish Are in the Water?

The variety of fish you can catch in The Bahamas is unmatched. Imagine crystal clear waters teeming with colourful mahi mahi, acrobatic sailfish, powerful blue marlin, and flavourful yellowfin tuna. And the list goes on: barracuda, coney, houndfish, ocean tally, red snapper, and wahoo are just a few of the many species waiting to be hooked. Nassau & Paradise Island offers deep-sea fishing experiences that are truly world-class.

Some of the most popular catches include mahi mahi, also known as dolphin fish, whose spectacular green, blue, and gold scales offer a striking visual in the clear Bahamian water. Keep your eyes peeled for acrobatic sailfish, whose long dorsal fins slice through the air as they leap out of the waves. For the ultimate challenge, see if you can haul in a legendary blue marlin, which can reach a staggering 1,000 pounds. Battling one of these giants is a test of fishing skills that can last for hours. And don't forget the yellowfin tuna, prized for their size and delicious flavour. These are just a few of the many exciting species waiting to be discovered in the scenic waters surrounding Nassau & Paradise Island. 

Man and woman and little boy holding a fish on a boat
Fish swimming in Nassau Paradise Island
A man and woman reel in a fish on a boat trip in The Bahamas

Get Out There and Explore

When it comes to ocean-based adventures in Nassau & Paradise Island, deep-sea fishing is just the beginning. You can cruise on luxurious catamarans, set sail on a pirate ship, and snorkel among vibrant sea life. Book your getaway and discover why it’s better in The Bahamas. 

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