Fishing - SXM Residents Only « Coconut Reef Powerboat Tours

Fishing – SXM Residents Only

58 Well Rd, Cole Bay, Sint Maarten
from/per charter $600
  • Fishing Charter
  • Bathroom onboard
  • Open Bar
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Private Charter
  • Snacks
  • Snorkel Gear Included
  • Tour guide

Description

Our Fishing Charter for SXM Residents only! Come fishing aboard our unique 38 foot power catamaran Blu Bi U. Designed and built right here on the island for local conditions. She has a great wide open deck, plenty of plush seating, an on-board private head and a great, friendly crew. We run a full compliment of professional grade fishing equipment. You’ll also find an open bar with complimentary water, sodas, beer and cocktails.

All the gear, tackle and bait you need is provided. No experience necessary. Your friendly crew will show you the best local fishing techniques. Our captains know all the local honey spots to maximize your catch.  You catch it you can keep it and we’ll even clean it for you. We do exercise reasonable limits though, we do want to make sure we are fishing responsibly!

Troll

…for game species like Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. This is where we break out the big tackle – wire leaders, big lures and heavy rods. There’s nothing like pulling in a good 20lb dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) and watching 3 of its buddies follow it right up to the boat. Usually we are trolling in about 300 to 600 feet of water out on the drop-off, 3 to 6 miles out from shore.

Closer to shore

…we can explore inshore reefs for the more exotic species like Triggers, Red Hind, Tilefish and various species of Jacks. Working with lighter tackle or even just hand lines, we generally fish in around 30 to 150 feet depth. The fish are usually a little on the smaller side but still make good eating and good sport. Every now then, though, we are able to land a nice big one!

Customers holding up freshly caught Reef Fish

We recently added power assist rigs to our kit bag.

…These allow us deep drop in 1000+ feet of water to catch Snapper, Grouper and other deep water dwellers. It’s a rare day deep dropping if we don’t pull in at least a good dozen or so silky or queen snapper and these guys are good eating! An electric reel may seem like cheating but when you are fishing in 1000+ feet of water, an electric reel is  a must. Hand cranking a line up from that deep could cause your arm drop off.

If the fish aren’t biting

…we also carry a full range of snorkel gear and beach toys on-board. You have the option to head into shore and spend a little relaxation time snorkeling, swimming or just chilling out to some tunes. We have a bluetooth enabled sound system on-board – feel free to bring your own tunes!

Enjoying the local waters of St Maarten

Please note: This fishing charter is only offered to SXM residents and their guests. We do require presentation of a valid (French or Dutch side) identification to take advantage of this offer.

Inclusions

  • Fishing License & Port fees
  • Marina/Docking Fees
  • Snorkel Gear rental
  • All day open bar – water, sodas, beer, rum punch
  • Snacks throughout the day
  • All bait, tackle and fishing gear
  • Lunch available for $8 per person
    Fresh sandwiches (Tuna, Chicken, Ham and Cheese) on French baguette along with a spicy coleslaw salad.

Exclusions

  • Gratuities/Tips
    Not expected but always greatly appreciated!

Schedule

  • Open for Guest Registration from 7:45 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. sharp! Depart marina in Cole Bay.
  • 9:00 a.m. Outbound Simpson Bay Bridge.
  • 2:00 p.m. Inbound Simpson Bay Bridge.
  • 2:30 p.m. return to Cole Bay Marina

Duration

  • Approximately 6 hours

Price

  • $600 for up to 5 guests
  • Extra $120 for each additional guest
  • Maximum of 8 guests.

* NOTE: With any more than 5 guests onboard, it may not be possible to have everyone fishing at the same time. Will make sure though that everyone gets a turn!

Location

  • Unit 109, 58 Well Rd, Cole Bay

What to bring…

  • UV Protection (Sunscreen, hat and towel, etc)
    We kindly request that you choose an Ocean/Reef friendly sunscreen!
  • Camera
  • Soft, non-black soled shoes