Plan a Fishing Trip in the Virgin Islands

The location of the Virgin Islands lends itself to being one of the most accessible- and fruitful- places to fish in the Caribbean. The islands are surrounded by two prominent "drops," or locations where the ocean floor suddenly deepens, and are thus home to an abundant number of sport/game fish. About 20 miles north of St Thomas lies the Puerto Rico Trench, where the ocean plunges approximately 6 miles down. This area is known as the "North Drop". The "South Drop" sits just 8 miles south of St Thomas and St John and is a popular place for day trip fishing.

To try your hand at angling, board one of many fishing boats in Red Hook or St John, cast off your dock lines, and grab your rod and reel. Close to shore (also known as inshore fishing), you may find yourself catching snook, jacks, yellow tail snapper, permit, or even a barracuda. Bonefish and the prehistoric tarpon are also popular fish to catch, but these species of fish are catch and release only. Inshore fishing is a popular option for folks with kids or those on shorter duration trips.

If your budget and schedule allow, board one of the bigger offshore boats to begin your pursuit of the big prize- sportfish. Just a few miles offshore of the US Virgin Islands' pristine beaches, the depths of the ocean plunge, currents and water temps change, and thus bring nutrient-rich waters to the surface that feed fish large and small. The small fish are certainly a rush to land, but it's the big fish that make these waters so appealing to fisherman the world over. In fact, the waters off of the Virgin Islands have even given up 21 world records over the past two decades in various sport fishing categories.

Whether you're looking to hook a yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, or wahoo for dinner, or the trophy picture with the famed Atlantic Blue Marlin, White Marlin, or Sailfish, contact us now. We can help you find the boat and captain that'll help you reel in the big one! We offer independent, expert, no-charge advice on every Virgin Islands fishing charter boat available.

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