This page will answer questions you may have about fishing in
St. Maarten/St. Martin. If you still have a question you need
answered , please
Question: Do we when Fishing each get our own Rod or does it rotate?
Answer: It always works out fine, customers have fun and sometimes
they even bet
on what rod gets the first strike or who goes 1st, rotation, or rod assignment,
etc. it usually works out great.
Question: How far is the Marina from the Cruise Dock?
Answer: The Cruise Dock is a secure area and the Marina is only 10 minutes
distance depends how fast you can walk. see the included map below.
Question: How many are on the boat?
Answer: Maximum 5, we very seldom make 5, sometimes
we go out with 2 or 3 persons if they are willing to pay for the exclusivity.
Question: How many rods can be out at one time?>
Answer: Regulation is 4 rods at a time however this is not enforced, so we put
6 rods/lines in the water.
Question: Do we keep what we catch?
Answer: Usually in St Maarten the boat keeps the catch however if the
customer wants some of the fish our policy is to always share the fish with the
customer, we have found that this works pretty well..
Question: Do you go out every day?
Answer: No, we do not go out everyday because somedays we have no bookings.
Question: What are your rates?
1/2 DAY FISHING TRIP $750.00
3/4 DAY FISHING TRIP $1,000
Max 5 Persons Per Fishing Trip.
Our 3/4 day fishing works out to be our most requested and successful trip.
Our boat is called
Raphaella it is an Express fisherman, we only use Tiagra Shimanos for trolling
and for Deep trolling we use The Penn Senator 14/0, all our lures
Question:Fishing ,What is running Nowadays?
Answer: Yellowfin tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo and Dolphin(Mahi-Mahi) are
running all year round. It is excellent fishing season all year round in St Maarten.
In St. Maarten you will head out to the South Drop located approximately
4.5 miles (20 minutes) from the port. This area is actually a ledge that runs
from Puerto Rico to as far as Dominica.This ledge is better known as the
Puerto Rican Trench the section of the trench that crosses us runs between
St. Maarten and St. Kitts and is a favorite hangout for big game fish of
like Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphins also called
Mahi Mahi and Wahoo.
Question: Do you provide drinks or snacks during the trip?
Answer: All refreshments are provided (beer, soft drinks, water )
and a light snack on 3/4 day charters.
Question: would you pick us up near the cruise ship or do we need to find
transportation to you?
Answer: The Cruise Dock is a located in a restricted area,
only for handling and transportation people, however we can
arrange a pick up for you if requested..the Marina is a 10 minute
walking distance away depends on how fast you walk.
Question: None of us have ever fished in the ocean and we will not have
any gear, is that ok?
Answer: No problem, no experience needed, no gear needed ,
we have lots
of gear and our Mate has lots of experience and is readily
available to teach.
Question: What happens if the weather is too rough for fishing?
Answer: If we cannot make a trip because of bad weather we will
offer you the next available day.
Question: Is there anything I need to bring on a charter besides
food and drink?
Answer: Yes, sunglasses, hat, sun screen, and you may also
want to bring a camera.
Question: How do I make my deposit to secure my date/slot?
Answer: This is work in process. the website is still beeing developed
to allow for this service in the near future.
Question: What time is your halfday charter?
Answer: Our time schedule is: Morning 8-12
3/4 Day (customer can choose, no later than 8:30 AM)
However when the customer books the charter by putting a deposit,
we will wait until the customer arrives, if the cruise ship docks late.
This means that one boat will only be able to do one charter for that day,
this happens occasionally .
Question: What if I want to walk to the Marina?
Answer: From Cruise Dock to Bobby's Marina.
1: Head to the terminal exit and turn left on
Juancho Yrausquin Road.
2: Turn left at the gas station , just before the Vineyard Bldg and you
are at Bobby's Marina.
Question: What if my question isn't answered here?
Answer: Just e-mail us your question or questions and you will receive an answer.
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