Deep Sea Fishing & Reef Fishing
Welcome to our simplified Fishing Guide
Let us start with a little bit about the Cayman Islands and why we are so blessed to have an abundant, all-year-round fish population. Our "dear verdant island, set in blue Caribbean sea..." as sung in the National Song is situated in the western Caribbean sea at the peak of an underwater ridge known as the Cayman Ridge. The ridge flanks the Cayman Trough some 6,000 m (20,000 ft) deep which lies 6km (3.7 mi) to the south and just a few hundred yards off the coast of Grand Cayman, the reefs go as deep as 800 feet so if you are into fishing come prepared to pull in blue marlin, wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, and barracuda without having to go very far.
The Cayman Islands are a true fisherman's paradise with marlin, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, swordfish and shark found in abundance all year round. We do not have “low season” for fishing in the Cayman Islands although a few types of fish are more visible in certains months. Plan your trip at your convenience, with half- and full-day fishing trips available daily no matter the time of year. Warm weather all 12 months means you can take to the seas anytime.
Deep Sea Fishing
A full-day trip can take you to the Cayman Islands Banks. This famous location, 12 miles offshore, offers big catches of wahoo, mahi mahi and tuna. The Cayman Banks are coral pinnacles, which are found in the middle of the sea, rising from 10,000 feet of water to barely 40 feet beneath the surface. This deep-sea experience is a fisherman's dream.
Deep Sea Fishing
Get ready to easily find grouper, snapper, and jacks, just a few hundred feet from shore. Reef fishing charters are most often scheduled as half-day charters (8 AM until 12 noon, and 1-5 PM) but if you like we can extend it to a full day for you.
The tradition in Grand Cayman is that 1/3 of the catch (or an edible amount, whichever is smaller) goes to those fishing, and 2/3 of the catch goes to the boat. Our crew will be happy to filet the fish for you.
As a fisherman you know a catch is not always guaranteed, but with our highly experienced local captains you sure stand a higher chancesof telling your own story.