Pembroke Bermuda Sportfishing charter for Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,
Bermuda Sportfishing for private charters up to 10 anglers
A trip to Bermuda would be incomplete for an experienced fisherman without "wetting" a line. A good day of sportfishing in Bermuda depends on luck and plenty of skill. Bring your luck, but let the rest be taken care of by the experienced and knowledgable Captain and crew aboard the new Playmate, a 43ft Torres Sports Fisherman..
If your fishing knowledge is limited, but you want to try your hand at sportfishing, you will be coached every step of the way. YOU may be the next World Record Holder! The winning Winter team offers over 75 years of worldwide fishing experience, which ensures their clients enjoy a first class day of fishing in Bermuda waters.
The official fishing season, as advertised by the Department of Tourism, is May through November. However, Playmate will fish all year long, weather permitting. Bermuda is in the path of the migrating pattern for large schools of tuna and some of the best tuna fishing can be found in the off season months.
There are over 27 vareties of game fish in the Bermuda waters. Thos commonly caught are: Blue and White Marlin, Yellow and Black Fin Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Shark including huge Tiger Shark in August and September !
Bermuda Sportfishing Seasons
Our sportfishing season usually heats up in late March through April, with Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna and Wahoo being the main targets. During May, the really large Yellowfin, up to 100lbs., appear and we fish with light stand-up tackle while "chumming" or chunking. The Wahoo are still plentiful and will invade our chum lines while we fish for the Tuna. The Blue and White Marlin start to appear now, as they are feeding on the Tuna.
June, July and August is "prime time" Blue Marlin fishing, with good White Marlin, Tuna and Wahoo action as well. Fish around the full moon for the best Marlin bites. Other species that please now are Almaco Jacks, the Great Amberjack, Rainbow Runners, Great Barracuda, Mahi Mahi dolphin fish and Sharks of several species.
September, October and November: Lots of Wahoo now for the fall run as we move into our live baiting season. We use 1 to 2lb Bonito and troll these at 2 to 5 knots with 30 to 50lb tackle. There are lots of multiple hookups that also include Yellowfin Tuna, Billfish and a host of other predators waiting to steal the bait.
December to March: Our season slows down a little. The Billfish have moved on, the Wahoo and Tuna will still please, but the weather is usually unpredictable. However, we get some really super days right in the middle of fronts moving across the island.
Call us, at the start of your vacation, so we can advise you which days look the best to try and book a trip on the Playmate. We support 'Tag & Release' programs for Tuna and Billfish and many of our tags have been returned. Some recent tag recaptures were a 10lb Yellowfin Tuna, tagged by us and recaptured 605 days later, in Puerto Rico, at 36lb. Also, an 8lb Yellowfin Tuna was recaptured in the Cape Hatteras area at 35lb, after 545 days at large. A Blue Shark, tagged by us in June 2000 was caught, by a longliner, 278 miles SW of Faial Azores in February 2001 - 228 days at liberty and 1603 miles from Bermuda! The new Playmate is a 43ft Torres Sports Fisherman. The name 'Playmate' relates back to many childhood memories of good times on another family boat, also named Playmate.
Bermuda Fly Fishing For Tuna
Fly fishing is gaining popularity in salt water and deep sea fishing. Not many Captains or anglers are willing to put in the time to tease a fish into range for Fly Presentation. Captain Kevin, on the other hand, is willing to guide anglers to Blue Water Fly Fishing. Customers should be prepared to supply their own flies, rods and necessary equipment.
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The Sportfishing Charter Boat
The Playmate is a 43ft Torres Sports Fisherman. The name 'Playmate' relates back to many childhood memories of good times on another family boat, also named Playmate. Your safety is our utmost concern and Playmate is fully equipped to meet the high standards required for offshore fishing by Bermuda Regulations.
Playmate is powered by a Cummins QSM 11 660 horse power diesel engine. She holds 600 gallons of fuel and has a 100-gallon fresh water tank. Electronics include a GPS positioning device, Auto Pilot, Fish Finder, VHF radio, EPIRB, cellular phone, a Sirius Satellite stereo sound system and air conditioning for your fishing comfort.
Fishing equipment: Tournament tackle, 12lb through to 130lb; Fighting Chair; two Fishing Chairs; Outriggers; Downriggers; Kites and all accessories for modern game fishing. If you aren't sure of the right tackle to use in various situations, we will gladly assist you to make the right choice.
Bermuda Sportfishing Charter Rates
(Private groups of anglers up to 10)
Full Day - Private trip
$1350.00 8 hrs, up to 6 persons Extra person - $100 pp.
Maximum 10 people
3/4 Day - Private Trip
$1200.00 6 hours, up to 6 persons Extra person - $100 pp.
Maximum 10 people
1/2 Day - Private Trip
$1000.00 4 hrs, up to 6 persons Extra person $100 pp.
Maximum 10 people
Booking Deposit $500.00
Includes all bait and tackle, except for Fly Fishing equipment. Complimentary drinks are available, such as water, beer, sodas and soft drinks. Bring your own lunches, which are usually supplied by most guest properties.
The ideal party size is 4 - 6 anglers, however, this can be extended to 10. With more than 4, all anglers should consent to rod change-over times, or by strikes while fishing. This gives everyone an equal fishing opportunity.
Book a Bermuda Fishing Charter With Captain Kevin and Playmate Charters. Call us today!