Fishing

FISHING STANIEL CAY

 FISHING STANIEL CAY BAHAMAS

Avid fisherman from all over the world come to the Exuma for fishing, and everyone is consistently impressed with the professionalism and fun that is offered on these fishing charters.Whether you are an experienced fisher, or you’re new, and looking forward to bringing home dinner that you caught, we’ll have the perfect fishing experience for you. Our captains and crew are experienced, and know the waters off  shores like the back of their hand. Visitors on these fishing tours have come aboard for the famous fishing of  amberjack, barracuda, blue marlin, broad-bill swordfish, grouper, Mahi-Mahi, snapper, tarpon, tuna, wahoo and white marlin.
Our tours captains make sure all of the bases are covered to give you a relaxing time to enjoy the time out to sea. The captains of these tours have been nationally recognized and featured for their excellence and knowledge of the sport.  We offer

  • The most up-to-date equipment
  • Certified and Insured
  • Top of the line boats
  • Best tips for fishing

And the best part about all of these excursions is that no experience is necessary in order to try. Our Fishing Charter Captains aware of your needs and skill level, and make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

No licenses or permits are required; all necessary equipment included led by an experienced local guide. You will receive personal attention from our experienced crew and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this fishing charter from Staniel Cay Bahamas. Once aboard, get views of the coastline and epic photo opportunities, then choose from a long list of activities.  This is a family friendly activity.

How much fish am I allowed to keep? The Regulations specify the amount of fish and fishery products that can be aboard a licensed foreign sport fishing vessel at any time. The bag limits are:

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  1. 18 pelagic fish (Any combination of Dolphin, Wahoo, Kingfish or Tuna),
  2. 10 lobsters, (when in season)
  3. 6 conchs
  4. 60 pounds or up to 20 demersal fish such as snappers and groupers.

Can I still use a spear for fishing? Sports-fishers visiting The Bahamas are limited to angling with a hook and line held in the hand or attached to a rod and reel. The Fisheries Regulations prohibit sports-fishers from the use of a spear, trap or net (other than a landing net), unless such use is specifically authorized. The authorization to use a spear is easy to get.

Where can I go spearfishing? Spearfishing Is not allowed within 1 mile of the coast. It is also prohibited within 200 yards of the coast of any Family Island.

Can I use a spear gun? The use of a spear gun for fishing is not allowed in The Bahamas.

How many fishing rods can I have on my boat? There is no limit to the number of rods you may have onboard the vessel. You are limited to the use of six or less at any given time. The use of more than six rods moves you to another category of sports-fishing vessel. The fee for such a permit is $10,000.00 per year.

Can I use scuba gear or an air compressor for fishing? No.

Can I use an electric reel? Yes. We have all this equipment should you choose this type of fishing.

Is there a catch limit for bonefish? There is no catch limit for bonefish. Catch and release is strongly encouraged.

Am I allowed to keep any billfish (Marlins, sailfish, swordfish) caught? Unless you are fishing in an approved tournament, all billfish caught must be returned to the sea unharmed.

Can I still gather conchs while in The Bahamas? Sports-fishers are allowed to gather conchs. The maximum number that you may have aboard the sport-fishing vessel at any time is six (6). Remember that there is a legal size limit for conch in The Bahamas. The shell must have a well developed flaring lip. This is a sign of maturity.

How much fish can I take home when I leave The Bahamas? When you leave The Bahamas via a foreign vessel that had a sports-fishing permit, marine resources up to the new catch limits may be aboard. This does not depend on the number of person aboard the vessel. The catch limits are set out below:

  1. 18 pelagic fish (Any combination of Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna or Kingfish)
  2. Organizers of local sport-fishing tournaments, which are not coordinated to attract foreign sport fishers, do not require the written approval of the Minister.

If the tournament or event is to include foreign vessels, you must complete the appropriate application form and provide the necessary supporting documents, such as a copy of the proposed rules for the tournament or event. There is a fee of $500 to be paid once the application is approved. The necessary permit will be issued and this will specify the terms and conditions under which the tournament must be conducted. All foreign owned vessels in the tournament are required to obtain a sportsfishing decal from the tournament organizers before engaging in fishing as a part of the tournament.

Fishing Adventure

  • Meet the wildlife of Exuma by boat
  • Explore over 10 miles of diverse land and sea ecosystems

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability and minimum tour requirements
  • How far in advance do you need to book a fishing guide? – The Further out you book the better off you are of getting your preferred date. Fishing Guides get booked often so make your booking well in advanced, if you can’t then shoot us an email or call us and we can try to accommodate your schedule.
  • What does the price of the fishing trip include? – This varies on the type of fishing, so contact us for a most recent price list and what it includes. tours@stanielcayadventures.com
  • Can I book tours by phone? – Yes! 1.242.524.8156
  • Can I give a tour as a gift? – Of course you can! Email us or give us a call and we can even help if you want it to be a surprise.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, we offer private charter trips. Please see the chart below.
  • Does the fishing trip still go out if it rains? – We go out as long as the weather permits, depending on the water condition and how heavy the rainfall is we will try to make it out rain or shine.
  • How long is the fishing trip? – The length of fishing depend on the type of fishing that you book so email or call us and we can give you further details.
  • How much cash should we take and do they accept U.S. currency? – Yes, every island accepts U.S. currency and Bahamian Currency. Bring enough money for lunch and souvenirs
  • Do we have to tip our Fishing Guides? – Tips are not required but are greatly appreciated; more than often people provide tips to our captains.
  • How much do you think we should give? – Tips can vary depending on how many people are in your group and how well you were accommodated during the trip.
  • Will there be somewhere to leave our personal items while on the boat? – Our boats have dry areas that we can stash your personal belongings.
  • Is lunch included? – Lunch is not included but we can order a boxed meal for you.
  • What should we wear for the fishing trip? – Wear weather appropriate gear and always have a swimsuit on underneath!
  • Who will our guides be? – We have a few rotating captains that have all grown up in the Exuma Cays and have many years of experience.
  • Where do we meet for pick up? – Pick up can be arranged with your booking.
  • What is the cancellation policy? Fishing trips require a 50% deposit and is non refundable 30 days prior to the date. Fishing guides and fishing boats are limited so book early.
  • Need More Information? – Give us a call!

The 2019 Robalo R272 is primed to tackle any fishing adventure. A full bench seat flips up and into the transom making a perfect area to land your prize winning fish. The live well is molded into the port side gunwale and topped with a clear view hatch. In the bow, the R272 provides ample seating to take the boat from fishing to entertaining.

 

Miss Behav'n
18' Dauntless Boston Whaler
Bad Company
22' Dauntless Boston Whaler
Plan Sea
25' ProLine
Great Timing
27' Robalo
Private Tour $1000
Up to 2 people. After 2 people the cost is $100. per person up to 6
Private Tour $1600
Up to 4 people. After 4 people the cost is $100. per person up to 8.
Private Tour $2000
Up to 6 people. After 6 people the cost is $100. per person up to 10
Private Tour $2300
Up to 9 people. After 9 people the cost is $100. per person up to 12
Group Tour $250 Per Person. $447 Per person From NassauGroup Tour $250 Per Person. $447 Per person From NassauPrivate Dive $1800
Up to 4 people
Private Dive $2300
Up to 6 people.
Group Dive $297 Per PersonGroup Dive $297 Per Person
Private Fishing $1000
Up to 2 people
Private Fishing $1600
Up to 3 people
Private Fishing $2000
Up to 4 people
Private Fishing $2300
Up to 6 people

Fishing Staniel Cay