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Deep Sea Fishing.

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Crystal Charters Cayman

Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands:

Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands
As you venture beyond the barrier reef, the waters drop off quick to depths of 2,500ft, making this tropical paradise an ideal location for deep sea fishing. It only takes 30 minutes for us to reach great deep sea fishing grounds, allowing you to maximize on your fishing time. This also means you can easily incorporate this experience with other fun activities that we offer, such as Stingray City or Snorkeling.

Climb aboard one of our charter boats and our experienced captains will take you on a thrilling adventure to catch some big- game fish! Don’t know how to fish? No problem, our well-trained crew will show you the ropes and be sure to help you every step of the way.

Our 38’ Egg Harbor is the perfect vessel for great deep seas fishing in the Cayman Islands. Book a half-day boat charter to go reef fishing for Jacks, Snapper, Grouper and many other species or get a taste of deep sea fishing for the larger catches. For those true fishing enthusiasts, booking a full day fishing charter is a great option as you can go further out to 12-mile banks where Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Marlin are famously in abundance. Our charter boats are fully stocked with all the gear and equipment you’ll need, just ask, and we’ll get the beers for you too!

Types of offshore fish you find in the Cayman Islands

Mahi Mahi (Corryphaena Hippurus)

Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands
Also known as Dorado, Dolphin or dolphin-fish; these 3 to 25 pounder flat fish are quick and lithe, sometimes taking off out of the water when hooked. They are fast breeders and tend to hunt in pairs with schools usually lurking under any form of underwater debris.

Yellow Fin Tuna (Thunnus Albercares)

Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands
Also referred to as the Allison Tuna or Backache, the yellow fin is a most flamboyant fish typically weighing anywhere from 30 to 70 pounds. Available abundantly in the tropics, they are hardy when snared and will test your fishing skills to the limit. Tuna makes a great meal and have both commercial and sport value. Yellow fins can grow up to 8 pounds in a year and can grow to be massive weighing over 140 pounds in four years.

Black Fin Tuna (Thunus Atlantica)

deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands
The smallest of the tuna species, Black Fins weigh up to 15 pounds and are around 25 inches in length. They do not live longer than 5 years. These tropical fish are abundant on the reef and offshore the Caymans. Here there are plenty of shrimp and crab to feed on, they also hunt surface and deep water squid.

Great Barracuda (sphyreana barracuda)

deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands
The common barracuda or simply ‘Cuda’ can reach up to 6 feet long and is prolific in the waters over the Cayman reef. A notorious bait thief, the barracuda is not afraid to take bait even when the rest are wary, making it one of the most readily available on a Cayman Islands deep sea fishing expedition.

Blue Marlin (Makaira Nigricans)

deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands
The Blue Marlin is the superstar of game fish; made internationally famous by Hemingway and having lived up to that fame. It’s appearance is vivacious and speaks of speed and strength; putting on awe inspiring displays with jumps and dives when baited.

Wahoo (Acanthocibium Solandri)

deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands
The Wahoo is prized as a gourmet game fish because of its high quality meat and fast speed. Caught by trawling, they are found in either solitary or in schools of a few or a couple of hundred. Due to its availability close to shore, the Wahoo is a favourite of many sport fishermen who prefer their light to medium tackle.

King Mackerel (Scomberomorus Cavalla)

deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands
The King Mackerel is migratory. They are a medium sized catch and are typically 30 pounds but have been found to exceed 90 pounds. Typically, King Mackerel occurr in depths of 40 to 150 feet though larger ones will venture closer to shore. The mackerel is a carnivore preying on squid, jacks, cutlass fish and blue runners.

Fishing Seasons in Grand Cayman

deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands

Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands

In Grand Cayman, you can enjoy deep sea fishing all year round due to the consistently warm weather and waters.

January is the month to battle Wahoo offshore; they are still young and agile so get ready for a chase. By February however the Wahoo have become offshore monsters and the Mahi Mahi are beginning to tug at the bait. In March the Wahoo offshore have mastered the game with Mahi Mahi no longer juveniles. There are also Great Barracuda with sightings of Sailfish and Sword Fish in true Caribbean colours.

April brings more Mahi Mahi while May is Nassau Grouper season. June is by far the biggest fishing month in the Cayman Islands with Blue and White Marlin, Tuna and Mahi Mahi caught abundantly. The blue waters are overrun with Tarpon and Bonefish by the time July rolls in. Yellow Fin Tuna join the Mahi Mahi with the Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Pompano, Snapper Grouper, Triggerfish and many more.

In August, Marlin start becoming scarce but the Yellow and Black Fin Tuna open up. Mahi Mahi are the main deep sea game fish with a scattering of bonefish in the wades. By September, Black Fin and Yellow Fin Tuna, Skipjack, Mackerel and Barracuda are found in the richer fields which continue in October where there is a very decent number fish for deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands.

In November, the first Wahoo of the new season start to show up and offshore Skipjacks are plenty. December is usually cold in temperate regions but the Cayman Islands have a variety of big fish, warm seas and soft sands.

Adventures


Stanton Ingram
Stanton Ingram
13:10 07 Jun 19
My family rented a Sea Ray for 4 hours one afternoon, and we had a great time. Alex and Ricky from Crystal Charters were very professional, kind, and fun. The booking process was also very easy. I would strongly recommend renting a boat in Grand Cayman with Crystal Charters!read more
Lisa Gentry
Lisa Gentry
21:19 05 Jun 19
Ricky and Alex were amazing guides and made the trip so much fun! We learned all about the Stingrays and were amazed at how much info they had to share. Stingray City is a must do for anyone visiting Grand Cayman. We also went to two snorkeling spots where we saw beautiful fish and more stingrays. We ended the trip at Starfish Point and again had tons of fun learning and playing. Alex and Ricky were great with my two kids (my 6 year old son has Cerebral Palsy)! We would defiantly recommend to anyone!read more
Chadwick Brackett
Chadwick Brackett
23:56 25 May 19
Had a great day on the water with our crew Slim & Val. They did a amazing job talking about the stingrays and there culture here on the island. I would highly recommended using them to anyone that wants to spend a great day on the water! Kristi that helped me book the trip was awesome too!read more
Grace Van de Camp
Grace Van de Camp
17:49 24 May 19
Wonderful experience on a great boat in the beautiful crystal clear waters of Cayman! Booked a private 4 hour charter for 5 people to see the mangroves, swim with the stingrays, snorkel at coral gardens and swim in the bio bay. Our captain and guide (Verne and Ricky) were super easy going, friendly and very knowledgeable. The whole experience was very relaxing and fun. We were even able to squeeze in an extra snorkel stop while waiting for the sun to set so our bio bay experience could be enjoyed to the fullest in the dark. Fresh water and extra towels were provided with the boat as well. Kristie in the office made booking and payment super easy. Would highly recommend booking your excursions with Crystal Charters.read more
Jason Wilde
Jason Wilde
14:14 20 May 19
These guys were absolutely amazing! They let us take as much time as we wanted at each stop and made it a really customized trip for whatever we wanted to do. Liz and Alex were very knowledgeable and made us feel like we were family! Definitely coming back to Crystal Charters!!read more
Parker_ o7
Parker_ o7
01:23 12 May 19
Amazing experience from Alex and Courtney. They really know the stingrays and gave us so much info. It wasn’t just a stop for us, we learned a lot about the stingrays and Grand Cayman too. The other boats just parked and the people swam around. Our guides were so knowledgeable! Highly recommend! Thanks Crystal Charters!!!read more

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