Grenada: Fancy a Spot of Fishing?
Fishing in Grenada can be as exciting as you want it to be. Either you can opt to go out with one of the local fishermen and see if you can catch some Snappers for supper or you can enjoy some serious sport fishing.
We can arrange for you to go out on a boat locally with a fisherman who will take you out close to other local islands for a fishing adventure. You’ll be able to catch your own fish and bring it home for our chef to cook up for you! Just tell him how you want it, and Max will do the honours.
The topography of the island means that after just 20 or 30 minutes out to sea, you will be over 1000m deep water. 2000m deep water is found an hour out of port. You’ll be exposed to yellow fin tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi (otherwise known as dorado) and wahoo.
As with other wildlife, there are seasons for each of the species. The winter months are a lot better than the summer months, apart from wahoo – the season runs throughout the year.
Don’t worry if somebody mentions ‘dolphin fish’ as it’s just the local term for mahi-mahi and it doesn’t mean that you’ll be munching on Flipper. In fact, most fish are returned to the sea.
Every year the Spice Island Billfish Tournament is held in January. To give you an idea of what goes down (or more like, comes up) at the tournament, the record Blue Marlin weight is 669lbs! Quite impressive!
The fishing charters run from St George’s and we can book you on a full day, 6 hour or half day trip. Chartering the fishing boat runs from US$450 to US$700. If you decide to go locally, then you can expect to pay in the region of US$100.