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Private Boat Charters in the Cayman Islands
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Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands:

Happy children holding up their catch of fish from deep sea fishing.As you venture beyond the barrier reef, the waters drop off quick to depths of 2,500ft, making this tropical paradise an ideal location for deep sea fishing. It only takes 30 minutes for us to reach great deep sea fishing grounds, allowing you to maximize on your fishing time. This also means you can easily incorporate this experience with other fun activities that we offer, such as Stingray City or Snorkeling.Climb aboard one of our charter boats and our experienced captains will take you on a thrilling adventure to catch some big- game fish! Don’t know how to fish? No problem, our well-trained crew will show you the ropes and be sure to help you every step of the way.

Our 38’ Egg Harbor is the perfect vessel for great deep seas fishing in the Cayman Islands. Book a half-day boat charter to go reef fishing for Jacks, Snapper, Grouper and many other species or get a taste of deep sea fishing for the larger catches. For those true fishing enthusiasts, booking a full day fishing charter is a great option as you can go further out to 12-mile banks where Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Marlin are famously in abundance. Our charter boats are fully stocked with all the gear and equipment you’ll need, just ask, and we’ll get the beers for you too!

Types of offshore fish you find in the Cayman Islands

Mahi Mahi (Corryphaena Hippurus)

Also known as Dorado, Dolphin or dolphin-fish; these 3 to 25 pounder flat fish are quick and lithe, sometimes taking off out of the water when hooked. They are fast breeders and tend to hunt in pairs with schools usually lurking under any form of underwater debris.

Yellow Fin Tuna (Thunnus Albercares)

Also referred to as the Allison Tuna or Backache, the yellow fin is a most flamboyant fish typically weighing anywhere from 30 to 70 pounds. Available abundantly in the tropics, they are hardy when snared and will test your fishing skills to the limit. Tuna makes a great meal and have both commercial and sport value. Yellow fins can grow up to 8 pounds in a year and can grow to be massive weighing over 140 pounds in four years.

Black Fin Tuna (Thunus Atlantica)

The smallest of the tuna species, Black Fins weigh up to 15 pounds and are around 25 inches in length. They do not live longer than 5 years. These tropical fish are abundant on the reef and offshore the Caymans. Here there are plenty of shrimp and crab to feed on, they also hunt surface and deep water squid.

Great Barracuda (sphyreana barracuda)

The common barracuda or simply ‘Cuda’ can reach up to 6 feet long and is prolific in the waters over the Cayman reef. A notorious bait thief, the barracuda is not afraid to take bait even when the rest are wary, making it one of the most readily available on a Cayman Islands deep sea fishing expedition.

Blue Marlin (Makaira Nigricans)

The Blue Marlin is the superstar of game fish; made internationally famous by Hemingway and having lived up to that fame. It’s appearance is vivacious and speaks of speed and strength; putting on awe inspiring displays with jumps and dives when baited.

Wahoo (Acanthocibium Solandri)

The Wahoo is prized as a gourmet game fish because of its high quality meat and fast speed. Caught by trawling, they are found in either solitary or in schools of a few or a couple of hundred. Due to its availability close to shore, the Wahoo is a favourite of many sport fishermen who prefer their light to medium tackle.

King Mackerel (Scomberomorus Cavalla)

The King Mackerel is migratory. They are a medium sized catch and are typically 30 pounds but have been found to exceed 90 pounds. Typically, King Mackerel occurr in depths of 40 to 150 feet though larger ones will venture closer to shore. The mackerel is a carnivore preying on squid, jacks, cutlass fish and blue runners.

Fishing Seasons in Grand Cayman

Deep Sea Fishing in the Cayman Islands

In Grand Cayman, you can enjoy deep sea fishing all year round due to the consistently warm weather and waters.

January is the month to battle Wahoo offshore; they are still young and agile so get ready for a chase. By February however the Wahoo have become offshore monsters and the Mahi Mahi are beginning to tug at the bait. In March the Wahoo offshore have mastered the game with Mahi Mahi no longer juveniles. There are also Great Barracuda with sightings of Sailfish and Sword Fish in true Caribbean colours.

April brings more Mahi Mahi while May is Nassau Grouper season. June is by far the biggest fishing month in the Cayman Islands with Blue and White Marlin, Tuna and Mahi Mahi caught abundantly. The blue waters are overrun with Tarpon and Bonefish by the time July rolls in. Yellow Fin Tuna join the Mahi Mahi with the Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Pompano, Snapper Grouper, Triggerfish and many more.

In August, Marlin start becoming scarce but the Yellow and Black Fin Tuna open up. Mahi Mahi are the main deep sea game fish with a scattering of bonefish in the wades. By September, Black Fin and Yellow Fin Tuna, Skipjack, Mackerel and Barracuda are found in the richer fields which continue in October where there is a very decent number fish for deep sea fishing in the Cayman Islands.

In November, the first Wahoo of the new season start to show up and offshore Skipjacks are plenty. December is usually cold in temperate regions but the Cayman Islands have a variety of big fish, warm seas and soft sands.

Adventures


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Lora CLora C
17:13 26 Jan 23
Wonderful! We booked a 4 hour snorkel trip for 6 adults out of Rum Point and had an amazing afternoon. Captain Vernon took us to the coral gardens, coral reef, stingray city, and for a jump in the deep blue. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional and helped design a tour to meet our needs. He was also conservation-oriented and seemed to really care about the health of the reef. He also surprised us with fresh fruit and made ceviche on the boat. My friends and I have snorkeled quite a bit in the Caribbean, but this was our first time in Grand Cayman. We were pleasantly surprised to see such a healthy coral reef with a diversity of marine life. Definitely recommend this trip and Captain Vernon!
Amy ReisAmy Reis
19:06 22 Jan 23
I would like to share our AMAZING experience on Jan 1. We took a 5 hour charter on the 26th Sea Fox with Captain Ozmond (Ozzie) and his first hand Joseph. Ozzie and Joseph kept us very safe and made the entire trip enjoyable. We were able to snorkel in 3 different locations- Ozzie showed us the different highlights. Once on boat Ozzie showed a chart about the different fish. Ozzie made certain we experienced all the activities we requested: Stingray City, Starfish Point, sunset on the water and Bioluminescense Bay. We enjoyed dinner at Rum Point at Kaibo. Everything about the charter was spectacular and quite memorable.
Terri RobertsTerri Roberts
23:41 19 Jan 23
Best snorkeling experience I have had yet. The must see places around Grand Cayman were included in our 3 hour trip and it seemed to be the right amount of time to experience the area. The crew was fun and entertaining. Highly recommend Crystal Charter.
Madeline GrahekMadeline Grahek
22:27 19 Jan 23
This was the best part of our trip. Great for kids and adults. We made memories to last a lifetime!!
MIles VanVeckhovenMIles VanVeckhoven
15:57 17 Jan 23
Absolutely spectacular chartering experience with Crystal Charters. I chartered the 32' Tiara for the day and it was perfect for 3 adults and 2 kids! Captain Vernon was absolutely the most exquisite captain I've had the pleasure of meeting in my many years of chartering vessels. His knowledge of the area and the water was among the best. Our kids had a blast and he made sure of it. We watched many other boats struggle while Vernon was able to go dive and find us the biggest stingray to meet. He knew exactly what he was doing and we had many other customers from other vessels trying to come meet our stingray. The response time and booking process was also made easy through River. We plan to go back to Grand Cayman later this year and Crystal Charters and Captain Vernon will be our first call!
arun narangarun narang
23:24 14 Jan 23
We had a great day with Oz and Joseph! We are a family of four and we booked the 26 foot boat for the four of us for 5 hours and had an amazing day! Stingray City, Starfish Island, Rum point for a nice lunch and two snorkelling stops! Our 22 year old and 14 year old loved it! Next time I would take one of their bigger boats! Highly recommend them! Very friendly!
Shane MyersShane Myers
13:29 24 Aug 22
We were on a 7-day cruise and this excursion was the highlight of our entire trip. Can't quite put into words the experience but will say it was AMAZING!!! Swimming with wild sting rays, snorkeling the reef, walking around Star Fish Point, all in 3 hours, was the perfect day and memories. DO NOT take the tour boats that pack in tons of people. This is well worth the extra money to have your own personal experience and you get to take in so much more of what Capt Vernon has to share with you. He was so knowledgeable about the sting rays and was able to find all kinds of sea creatures while snorkeling. Can't say enough good things about this trip.On a side note, I'm sometimes a little nervous on some of these islands and not knowing what you're getting into but I felt safe and secure which really makes it more enjoyable. It was just my daughter and me so I did appreciate the professionalism, safety and quality of the Captain and the boat.
David BegleyDavid Begley
18:15 02 Aug 22
Great experience with captain Vernon. He snorkeled with our 8 year old at the barrier reef and made her feel really safe. Even got to see a sea turtle for good measure. Really good value if you want a private charter but don’t want to spend a ton of money.
lc reecelc reece
02:19 26 Jun 22
Our trip was postponed in March 2020 so this day was a long time coming! We loved our boat, our crew and our whole experience. We didn’t estimate our arrival time correctly due the difference in ship time vs local time but our crew came a half hour early to accommodate us so we didn’t have to wait too long. Oz and Joseph were both personable and fun. We had three generations with us and they were great at connecting with both our young adult kids as well as our parents. Our daughter was hesitant to get near the stingray but ended up kissing and holding her! Oz used the perfect amount of encouragement and persistence in getting her to do it. And she was so pleased that she did! Loved seeing the mangroves, snorkeling and the beach bar. Beach bar was great! The bartenders were personable and the beach beautiful! Not the best time to fish but we managed to catch a couple which was great fun for our older daughter! Starfish point was wonderful and we were treated to some delicious wings. Then to top it off, our younger daughter got to be the captain for a part of the ride back! She LOVED it! As we got close to the dock Oz called for our taxi and entertained us by driving amongst the beautiful homes so we didn’t have to wait on the hot dock. This was a very memorable day for our whole family. We appreciate the professionalism and the fun! Fantastic!
Rachel EspinosaRachel Espinosa
21:22 09 Dec 19
We had an AMAZING trip with Crystal Charters!!!! The two captains we had, Matthew and Hunter, were very professional and patient with our group. They made sure that we were able to do all of the things we wanted to and were very helpful with the stingrays and snorkeling. The booking process was very smooth as well. We were on the WorldCat boat and it was gorgeous - incredibly clean and comfortable. We had six in our group but could easily have had a few more and still been comfortable. I would highly recommend Crystal Charters!!! You will not regret it, our entire group said it was the best six hours we spent on the island!
Tom HurlbutTom Hurlbut
00:28 22 Nov 19
Captain Benjie and crew, Shirley and Alex, were knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure our trip was everything we could have hoped for. The boat was comfortable, the snorkeling was beautiful and the visit to stingray city was superb. Definitely do the bioluminescent bay experience too...amazing! We had such a good time with them, we chartered the next day to try some fishing. While we didn’t catch any record-breakers, the day on the water with their hospitality and knowledge was everything we could gave asked for! Many thanks for the great experiences and we hope to see you again!
Rhianna ThomasRhianna Thomas
02:49 20 Nov 19
We had an amazing experience with Captain Benji, Slim and Shirley. We were able to do some snorkeling, pet a stingray and then went deep sea fishing. I cannot recommend this charter enough. The booking process was smooth and Kristie was always quick to answer any questions I had. We will definitely use Crystal Charters again. To top off the whole trip, we caught a wahoo and now get to have our fish for dinner tomorrow. How cool is that?!?
Courtney BuysseCourtney Buysse
16:11 17 Nov 19
We chose Crystal Charters as our excursion during our stop in Grand Cayman and we definitely made the right decision. We had the best time ever! We had 2 families made up of adults and children and they came up with the perfect activities that everyone loved. They helped the kids learn to snorkel and made then comfortable swimming with sting rays. The absolute best time of our entire trip!
Michael KirchnerMichael Kirchner
20:47 15 Oct 19
We had a great day on the 45 foot boat with Sheldon and Mikey. We didn’t think we needed to feed the stingrays, but we had a great time there. Mikey introduced us to a stingray that he has been friends with for many years. We went snorkeling in several locations and saw beautiful fish and a moray eel. They also took us to Rum Point and Starfish Beach. They were very relaxed and not concerned about time. Sheldon was an excellent captain as well. Crystal Charters was very easy to work with. We highly recommend them.
Stefani PegramStefani Pegram
06:41 13 Mar 19
Amazing! Take the sunrise charter! It is sure not to disappoint! The Stingray Tour was the best thing ive ever done in my life! Friendly and informative guide!
P WP W
06:55 22 Jan 19
The 7 of us went on a bioluminescence tour last night and had an amazing time! Captain Alex and Liz were incredibly professional and shared interesting information about the bay and the biology throughout our trip. I was using a cane and had slight mobility challenges but they were kindly checking in with me and helping me move around the deck.We all agreed it was one of the most unique things we've ever experienced. Thanks again Alex and Liz for such a fun evening! :)By the way, it's a bit tough to take photos of the bioluminescence, for reference, I was using a Google Pixel 3 XL phone in "night sight" mode as well as a Sony RX100 M5 for the photos that I've posted.
B ButlerB Butler
01:36 09 Jan 19
Thank You Crystal Charters, and especially Slim and Duncan for a fantastic afternoon and evening! My wife and I, and our 2 teenage daughters had an awesome day with you guys!! Crystal provided a personalized and unique experience by customizing our trip to include a pickup at Kaibo, followed by afternoon reef fishing and snorkeling. Slim and Duncan then dropped us off at Camama Bay for dinner. After dinner, they took us to do the bioluminescence swim (a must-do) and back to our drop-off at Kaibo.I highly recommend Crystal Charters, and Slim and Duncan! This was the highlight of our entire week in Grand Cayman!!
Barry BakerBarry Baker
02:16 25 Oct 18
Fabulous trip, personalized service from captain and crew.
Knk NKnk N
02:18 29 May 18
This company went above and beyond our expectations! The crew was fantastic.
alex mederalex meder
13:49 22 Nov 16
First time exploring the beautiful island of Grand Cayman with Crystal Charters gave me a true appreciation for the island. The gin clear waters, mixed with playful stingrays, fantastic weather, and a great crew makes for a truly special day. Michael takes pride in his work, which is easy to notice the moment you make an inquiry with Crystal Charters. The service is catered to you with your own private boat and crew. Add on hours of Caribbean fun and some delicious food from around the island; makes for no less then a five star trip.
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