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

Kiss Sport Fishing & Boat Charters
Cane Garden Bay
(284) 495-4311 Kiss Sport Fishing provides deep sea fishing excursions. 36' Black Fin, rates on request for full and half day fishing trips. Tackle, beve...
Leverick Bay Charter Services
Leverick Bay
(284) 495-7421 Leverick Bay offers deep sea fishing trips. Marlin fishing on North Drop and Wahoo on the Sea Mount. Custom Hatteras 46', full, half day, ...
Ocean Surfari Sport Fishing Charters
West End
284-344-3307

Ocean Surfari offers visitors a variety of Virgin Islands ocean adventures from exhilarating deep sea sport fishing to relaxing day excur...

Pelican Charters Ltd. M/V Whopper
Road Town
(284) 496-7386 Full and half day deep sea fishing, marlin fishing, rates on request. Drinks, lunch, snacks included. 46' Chris craft, IGFA rated equipmen...
Persistence Charters Ltd.
West End
(284) 495-4122 Full and half day deep sea fishing trips, rates available on request. All bait, tackle, drinks and snacks included.
Princess 1 Fishing Charters
The Valley
284-443-2801 or 284-543-5655

Offering deep sea fishing trips, 31' and 38' Bertram and Bradley, full and half day trips, as well as trips to Beef Island, Anegada and i...

Virgin Gorda Transport / Speedy's
The Valley
(284) 495-5240/5235 Speedy's colourful open air safari taxis are ideal for island tours. Let us take you in comfort to all the sights of magical Virgin Gorda.
BVISUPCO
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
284-340-1998 or 284-340-0482
R&S Charter Service
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
Big Ting
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 542- 2837 / 495-5252
Anegada Reef
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-8002
Garfield's Guides
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 495-9569
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
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
284-344-3307
FishBVI.com
Bitter End Yacht Club, British Virgin Islands
(203) 655-1886
Anegada Fly-Fishing
, British Virgin Islands
(284) 540-5100 / 547-0550