About 20 miles north of St. Thomas sail to the North Drop, an area unparalleled for its big game fish, aboard an Offshore Adventures deep-sea fishing charter. This corner of the Caribbean boasts more blue marlin bites per boat than any other place in the world. Captain Robert Richards and his wife Marni teach even experienced anglers a few tricks of the deep-sea fishing trade from their line of open-design boats, called the Mixed Bag. 

Double Header Sportfishingoffers half-day to 10-hour offshore bait fishing charters for adventurous anglers eager to experience the islands’ famous North and South Drops. A mix of trolling and live baiting makes for mega catches, with yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi-mahi and blue marlin the most common catches of the day. Double Header Sportfishing will also provide all rods, reels and fishing tackle, so you can simply hop aboard and fish to your heart’s content.

Captain Eric of Virgin Islands Sportfishingoffers private inshore and offshore fishing charters for four to 10 people aboard the Stevie Lou, an ocean-ready, 32-foot Sea Vee. Want to do a little fishing, a little snorkeling and stop somewhere for cocktails to celebrate your big catch? Captain Eric will work with you to customize your trip to your preferences and skill level. 


Choose your own adventure with Down South Charters, whether you’re looking to fish offshore for mahi-mahi or marlin, or inshore for tarpon, snapper or jacks. The professional crew will take you on a fully customizable four-hour Half-Day, six-hour Angler’s Choice or eight-hour Marlin charter for up to 12 guests, so you can count on catching your trophy fish of a lifetime.

Captain Dave Claeys and First Mate Cai Claeys, the father-and-son duo behind Captain Cook Fishing Charters, have been fishing the waters of USVI for over 15 years together. Join them for an intimate, customizable offshore sport fishing excursion for one to six passengers, and chances are you’ll be going home with some dinner. Captain Cook Charters offers complimentary fish cleaning services, so all you have to do is throw your coveted catch on the grill or in the pan!

Hook and Sun Fishing Charters offers four-, six- or eight-hour private charters, with both offshore charters in search of mahi-mahi, wahoo, kingfish, tuna, blue marlin and sailfish; and near-shore charters to score tarpon, snapper, mackerel, jacks and barracuda. Excursions aboard the six-passenger Bluewater 2550 are fully customizable, so you can also add a snorkeling excursion or a stop at a seaside restaurant for lunch.  


St. John native Captain Cleve, who often jokes that he learned to swim before he could walk, specializes in finding the best spots in the Caribbean Sea for snapper, bonitos, barracuda, blue runners, triggerfish, red hinds and jacks. His namesake Captain Cleve Local Flavor Charters offers full- and half-day angling excursions.

Troll for big game fish — blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, mahi-mahi and wahoo — on an offshore charter. Or opt for a near-shore charter to catch bonito, barracuda, rainbow runner, snapper and sharks with Just Fish St. John. Experienced anglers, or novices needing guidance, are invited to set off on a half- or full-day excursion aboard the 42-foot Liberty Custom Express Fishing Boat, which can accommodate up to six anglers and is fully equipped with all the top-of-the-line fishing gear you’ll need for a successful day at sea.

If you’re looking to tackle some big game fish, request an exhilarating four-, six-, eight- or 10-hour offshore trip for up to six passengers with Ocean Surfari Charters. Or opt for an inshore bottom fishing trip to sail the USVI’s deep water reefs with the crew that promises, “If it has fins, we can show you where and how to catch it.”  

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