What is Reef Fishing in the Cayman Islands?

Local Caymanians have been fishing here as a way of life since the beginning of time! Since the island is quite isolated, locals turned to the sea for a source of food. Over time visitors to our beautiful island have joined us in our love for exploring the sea and all the bounty it has to offer. The best way to experience the fishing here in Grand Cayman is to do it by boat, it is the only way to get to all the best spots. During your reef fishing charter, we will cruise along to find the best hotspots to make sure you have the ultimate experience while you are fishing with us!

Grand Cayman Reef Fishing Tour

Our charters are designed around you, so please let us know what you would like to do and we will do our best to accommodate! Once aboard the boat, we will head straight for one of our hotspots on the reef and put you straight into the action. There are quite a few honey holes in and around our reefs for us to try our luck! If you would like a change of pace after a bit of fishing let us know and we can head to Stingray City, Starfish Point or do some snorkeling.

How to Book a Reef Fishing Tour

Reef fishing is at an additional cost to our base charter price. We will only bring the fishing gear if it is requested beforehand, so please specify if your group is interested in fishing. To book a trip including Reef Fishing please contact us through our contact form. If you have a few more questions, aren’t sure of something or are just looking for someone to chat with, feel free to email us at info@rswcayman.com or call us at +1 (345) 916-6126

Reef Fishing FAQ

Do we have to bring our own fishing gear or will you provide it?
We will provide all the necessary fishing gear and bait for your charter. If you have any specific gear you would like to bring along you are free to do so.

Will we visit multiple locations?


What type of fish are most commonly seen on a reef fishing trip?

Snapper, Baracuda, various types of Jacks and Yellow Tails are some of the more common fish expected on a fishing charter.

Is the trip catch and release, or do I get to keep the fish?

Yes, we release the fish.

Will someone be taking photos?

We offer pre-arranged photo packages, if you are interested in having a photographer on your charter head on over to our photography page to learn more!

Can kids go on a reef fishing trip?

Yes, reef fishing trips are open to everyone and anyone!

Is there anything I should bring with me (snacks, towels, etc.)?

We provide towels, bottled water, and a selection of sodas and snacks to all of our guests. If you have any particular requests please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate any special orders for your charter.

Can I go reef fishing if I’ve never fished before?

Yes, we would be happy to show you the ropes!

How long is the average reef fishing excursion?

We suggest a 4 hour minimum for all of our charters so the duration is up to you!

What if we don’t catch anything?

We will do our best to put you on the fish, but it is fishing and not catching!

When is the best time to fish?

Our main fishing season is from October to May, but here in the Cayman Islands, we catch fish year round.