If you are a U.S. fisherman you might want to consider the U.S. Virgin Islands as your destination for a deep sea fishing charter. Some of the largest fish in the world have been pulled from the waters of the Virgin Islands including a 1,282-pound blue marlin, the world record, which was caught in 1977 at St Thomas.
Blue Marlin isn’t the only big fish you will find in the Virgin Islands. Deep sea game fish include Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and others which can be found year-round at both the north and south drops.
There are some major advantages in choosing St Thomas for your offshore fishing trip:
- U.S. citizens don’t require a passport. You will need to bring proof of citizenship, such as a government-issued photo ID and birth certificate.
- At this time there is no requirement for a recreational fishing license.
- Non-fishing members of your group will have plenty of other activities to keep them busy, such as diving, snorkeling, standup paddling, or just site seeing in the beautiful Caribbean.
- The prime billfish season ( Blue Marlin peak season is May to October, but they are available all year. ) is off-season for tourism, so the prices are more affordable.
What do you need to bring to go on a deep sea fishing charter?
The answer to this is usually only yourself, a hat, sun screen, and a camera to catch your glorious moments. The fishing charter services will provide all the tackle and bait you need, as well as beverages. If there is a special item, beverage, or food you would like on the charter, just ask. They will usually comply, as long as that item is available in the Virgin Islands – but there might be a small fee for specialty items.
If you want the best fishing charter service in the Virgin Islands, you must choose Fish Whistle Sportfishing. Captain Colin and captain Chris has been fishing these waters since they were kids, and they know just where to go to put you on that huge fish you’ve always yearned for.
For more information & reservations, please call 340-774-9436 or 340-690-3411 – 8am-6pm, 7 days a week. Adrianne will be happy to assist you with your reservations.