With over 700 islands in The Bahamas, we can understand why you’d want to get out and explore! Fishing adventures, sailing the turquoise seas, finding your own private island, celebrating something special, or simply spending quality time together; when it comes to boat charters in The Bahamas, the sky—or should we say the sea—is the limit!
Sport Fishing vs. Tackle Fishing vs. Bottom Fishing
Our warm tropical waters are teaming with marine life. Choose from the relaxation of line fishing or the thrill of sport fishing. Eager to try fishing, but are not sure where to start? Here are the most popular kinds of fishing in The Bahamas and what you can expect.
Sport Fishing, also called offshore fishing, targets large fish in deeper waters. Vessels used for sport fishing are more sea-worthy and the equipment is more heavy-duty. Fish you’re likely to catch while sport fishing include billfish (swordfish, marlin, sailfish), large tuna (bluefin or yellowfin), and even sharks.
Tackle Fishing, also called light tackle fishing, refers largely to the type of equipment you use—lighter rods and thinner fishing line. Fish you’re likely to catch include barracuda, grouper, mackerel, and yellowtail.
Bottom Fishing is, rather simply, fishing the bottom of a body of water. To do this, weights are tied to the end of your fishing line, with the hook and bait tied a few inches up. Fish you’re likely to catch are snapper, catfish, bream, and other groundfish.