WATER ACTIVITIES

With crystal clear waters and balmy trade winds year-round, the British Virgin Islands are a pristine playground brimming with adventure.

Fishing

Cast away your days in paradise.

 

Every good fisherman knows you have to go where the fish are – and the British Virgin Islands do not disappoint. Whether you’re offshore hooking into a trophy marlin or combing the shallows fly-fishing for world-class tarpon, local guides always know where the fish are biting.

Fishing permits are required. Be sure to get one at the Conservation and Fisheries Department. Also, there are seasons that some fish and lobsters are not permitted to be caught and that list can be found from the at www.bvidef.org.

Fishing Permits

The removal of any marine organism from British Virgin Islands waters is illegal for non-BVIslanders without a recreational fishing permit. Contact The Department of Conservation & Fisheries, Tel: (284) 468-2700 for information.

A Recreational Fishing License is defined as a license granted to a person who catches fish on a catch-and-release basis.  Visiting tourists usually conduct this type of fishing activity.

It is ILLEGAL to have in one’s possession billfish such as Blue & White Marlin, Sailfish and Sword Fish. It is also ILLEGAL to have more than thirty pounds of fish by weight in one’s possession per boat.

If granted by the Department of Conservation and Fisheries, a Pleasure/Recreational Fishing License is valid for one month.

- Pleasure/Recreational Fishing License Application

- Application to participate in a Sport Fishing Event

For more information on Fishing Permits, please contact the Department of Conservation & Fisheries, Telephone: (284) 468 2700 | Fax:  (284) 468 2781 | Email: cdf@gov.vg

The Closed Season schedule in the Virgin Islands is as follows:- (During this time no person shall catch, sell, offer for sale or buy)

Margate  - January 1 to March 31

Red Hind - January 1 to March 31

Nassau Grouper  - March 1 to May 31

Turtles    - April 1 to November 30

Lobster   - July 31 to October 31

Conch    - August 15 to October 31

Whelk    - August 15 to October 31

Anegada Fly-Fishing
Setting Point
(284) 540-5100 / 547-0550 Anegada Fly-fishing provides guided fly-fishing and eco-excursions on board a professional 18" flats boat.
Anegada Reef
Setting Point
(284) 495-8002 Anegada Reef Hotel offers deep sea, fly fishing, and in shore fishing; rates available on request. Bone fishing, 20' Outboard, and 46’ spo...
Big Ting
The Valley
(284) 542- 2837 / 495-5252 Fishing Excursions ~ Half Day includes 4 hours of fishing, tackle, bait and beverages. Full day includes 8 hours of fishing, tackle, bait, b...
Caribbean Fly Fishing
Nanny Cay
284) 494-4797 Caribbean Fly Fishing – Bonefish, Tarpon & Permit. Spin Fishing – professional guide service – 30’ Bertram + 18’ poling boats. A...
FishBVI.com
North Sound
(203) 655-1886 Fishing inshore, north drop, south drop, seamount STT, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, and everything in between. We can circle the BVI in 2 hours
Garfield's Guides
The Settlement
(284) 495-9569 Offering fly fishing, bonefish, tarpon; rates on request. Flats boats with guides.
Grand Slam Fishing
Road Town
(284) 494-9516 Providing fly-fishing and light tackle. Half or full are days available. Rates by request. 16' m/v, 70 hp. Captain, equipment, bait, and tac...
Island Surf & Sail Ltd
Frenchman's Cay
(284) 494-0123 We offer a wide range of Water Sports Rentals for your yachting, or land based vacation.
Just A Little Bit II

(284) 495-8047 Offering full and half day deep sea fishing trips.
R&S Charter Service
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Sunshine Power Boat Rentals
Sunshine Power Boat Rentals, British Virgin Islands
Caribbean Fly Fishing
, British Virgin Islands
284) 494-4797
Big Ting
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 542- 2837 / 495-5252
Anegada Reef
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-8002
Princess 1 Fishing Charters
Princess 1 Fishing Charters, British Virgin Islands
284-443-2801 or 284-543-5655
Persistence Charters Ltd.
Persistence Charters Ltd., British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-4122
Pelican Charters Ltd. M/V Whopper
Pelican Charters Ltd. M/V Whopper, British Virgin Islands
(284) 496-7386
Leverick Bay Charter Services
Leverick Bay Marina, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-7421
Kiss Sport Fishing & Boat Charters
Kiss Sport Fishing & Boat Charters, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-4311
Just A Little Bit II
Just A Little Bit II, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-8047
Grand Slam Fishing
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-9516
Garfield's Guides
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-9569
Virgin Gorda Transport / Speedy's
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-5240/5235
Island Surf & Sail Ltd
Soper's Hole Wharf & Marina, British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-0123
Ocean Surfari Sport Fishing Charters
Soper's Hole, British Virgin Islands
284-541-3074
FishBVI.com
Bitter End Yacht Club, British Virgin Islands
(203) 655-1886
Anegada Fly-Fishing
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 540-5100 / 547-0550