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Fishing in Grand Cayman

Fishing Grand Cayman

Photo courtesy of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Often referred to as the unofficial national sport of the Cayman Islands, fishing is loved by locals and tourists alike.

Often referred to as the unofficial national sport of the Cayman Islands, fishing is loved by locals and tourists alike. Whether a novice or a pro, Grand Cayman offers a variety of fishing guides, charters and excursions to help you navigate the Caribbean fishing scene.

Blue marlin, tuna, wahoo and mahi-mahi are popular deep sea fishing catches. Reef fishing for smaller fish, such as grouper, snapper and grunts, is also a favorite angling pastime.

There are a number of companies that offer fishing excursions. Prices are all comparable ($1000-1400 for four people for a full day, $500-700 for a half day), so visitors do not need to worry about scams. Boats usually accommodate 4-8 people and are available for half day or full day excursions. Reef and deep sea fishing are offered by the majority of companies; reef excursions are slightly cheaper than deep sea fishing. A fully rigged boat includes a captain, a first mate, bait and tackle.

Most local captains promote conservation of the Cayman ecosystem, and catch-and-release is encouraged.

A partial list of fishing charter companies is below. For more recommendations, visit the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism site, or ask your hotel concierge.

Captain Marvin’s, 345-945-6975 

Bayside Watersports, 345-949-3200

Black Princess Charters, 345-916-6319

Native Way Watersports, 345-916-5027 

Frank’s Watersports, 345 945-5491

Cayman Luxury Charters, 345-938-2525

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