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Old June 20th, 2004, 09:45 PM
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Default Privare fishing charter


My son and I are interested in fishing in S. Carribbean. We will be visiting
following ports in last week of July:

St Lucia
St Marteen
St Thomas

Princess Lines does not offer ant fishing excursions on above.
Has anyone out threr had any good experiences with fishing from any of
above ports.

If so please share details ( with whjo, where, price, type of fish, type of boat,
minimum number in party, charge per person, success of comments on experience)


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Old June 21st, 2004, 12:02 PM
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Steve... I have not fished out of those islands, but I have chartered boats while on a cruise (Key West, Tampa, Cozumel). I did this by doing a search online and then writing to each outfit that had something we might want. Decide, based on your research, what size boat you'd like... 1/2 day or whole day... how much you're willing to spend... private or shared charter... then see if you can make a match. I usually send a deposit to hold the day/time/boat and then pay the balance in person. Plan on tipping the crew 15 - 20%. Ask them who you should tip... usually they say just the deckhand, not the captain.

Thing to ask are: do the crew/captain speak English (unless you speak more languages), do you pay extra for ice/bait/gear, are the fees for any licenses included, is it catch and release only or who keeps the fish, what can we fish for that time of year and can you catch the fish yourself (many of them like you to only reel in the fish... not actually catch it yourself). You'll pay a lot more for a private charter for just you and your son, but it is WORTH IT. If there are others along you and your son will have to wait for your turn to fish. I've paid more to fish with my son than anything else I've done on a cruise and I don't regret a penny of it.

For what it's worth, I think I'd start looking in St. Thomas... they would be under the guidelines of the US Coast Guard, right? Just thinking safety, etc.

Good luck!
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Old June 21st, 2004, 04:52 PM
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Thanks for the expert advice.

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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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If your ship is stopping off in Belize you can book a fishing charter direct with Hooked on Belize fishing charters at email address below;

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Old July 10th, 2004, 07:07 PM
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In St Thomas my husband and son went out a few years ago on the Double Header.
Captain was great, they have chartered him once again for our cruise next week. My husband caught a 6 foot + tuna and my son (11 years old) a 115 lb bull shark when they were just 40 foot off shore. Captain very nice and helpful, US Citizen.

If you need any further information feel free to e-mail me and I will get it from my husband.
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