Unfortunately, the #1 rule of fishing applies here as well, fishing is fishing! Any angler knows this rule of thumb. Even though we consider ourselves experts on fishing tarpon in Puerto Rico and will always give 100%, the tarpon is somewhat picky sometimes and getting them to bite is harder than expected! We would say we average around 5-6 strikes per fishing charter. Landing 1-2 tarpon would be considered a successful tarpon fishing trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.
- How far is the fishing spot?
The fishing grounds are merely 5-10 minutes from port. We head inshore to several key spots where tarpon are more active than others.
- How many people can fit per boat?
There is a maximum of 4 anglers per boat. If a party is more than 4 we can accommodate multiple boats.
- What kind of boats do you use?
As we are fishing in the backwaters and have to go under some bridges to get to our target location, we are forced to use 18-20’ without T-top or any other coverage from the sun. It is important to use sun protection. We offer performance long sleeve fishing shirts and hats that can be purchased on our online store and be ready for you the day of the charter.
- What tackle will be used?
For fishing in Puerto Rico for tarpon, we will be using light tackle. We use shimano saragosa and pennfisher no bigger than 6,000 with 30lb braided and leader/fluoro ranging from 40-60lbs.
- What size of tarpon will be encountered?
Tarpon encountered during the trip can vary around 10lbs-120lbs depending on the bait used and the location we are fishing.
- Do I need a fishing license?
You will not need to get a fishing license in Puerto Rico. We will take care of that and any other requirements for fishing in Puerto Rico.
- Are there any refreshments included?
We will provide bottled waters and some other refreshments. We accept special requests to further please you on your fishing charter in Puerto Rico with us.
- Can the departure time be other than 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.?
Since we provide 100% private fishing charters it is possible to have custom departure times to better accommodate you.
- Do I need to bring my fly rod?
We currently provide all the tackle needed for fly fishing in Puerto Rico. Our weapon of choice would be the Sage X 9wt. For more information on our fly fishing in Puerto Rico charters, click here.
- Can you pay with a credit card?
We accept all major credit cards. We can process the payment during the day of the fishing charter or you can book online here.
- I’m arriving on a cruise ship; will I be on time to get back to the ship?
We are used to accommodating guests that arrive on cruise ships for that we have added flexible start times and in some occasions, we will provide transportation to and from the cruise ship. Please call for additional information on this matter; 787-415-3030.
- How far in advance should I book?
During our high season, we recommend booking 2-3 days in advance due to the large demand fishing in Puerto Rico. Same-day bookings are also viable but keep in mind some preparations must be done prior to your arrival (ex: live bait).
- Is the online availability calendar accurate?
Our online calendar is 100% up to date. You can feel confident while booking your fishing charter in Puerto Rico online.
- How far are you from the airport or major hotels?
We are located in Cangrejos Yacht Club, just 10minutes away from the airport and major hotels in Puerto Rico. Please refer to the following table:
From Isla Verde: 5 minutes. ($15-20 taxi fare)
From Condado: 5-8 minutes. ($15-20 taxi fare)
From Old San Juan: 10-12 minutes. ($20-25 taxi fare)
From Cruise ports: 10-12 minutes. ($20-25 taxi fare)
From Dorado: 1:30hr ($50-$60 taxi fare)
From Fajardo: 1:30hr ($50-$60 taxi fare)
- Is there parking in the marina?
There is free parking available in the marina.
- Will I need dramamine or any seasickness medication?
No. We go fishing for tarpon in the lagoons which are 100% flatwater. There is no seasickness, guaranteed!
- When does the clock start to run?
As our fishing grounds are only located 5-10 minutes away from port, our fishing time starts as soon as you get on the boat. But don’t worry, our captains love fishing and ALWAYS stay a few extra minutes to guarantee a great time.
- Is catching a tarpon guaranteed?