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Port Antonio makes deep-sea-fishing headlines with its annual Blue Marlin Tournament in October, and Mo'Bay and Ocho Rios have devotees who exchange tales (tall and otherwise) about sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dolphinfish, and bonito. Licenses aren't required, and you can arrange to charter a boat at your hotel. A chartered boat (with captain, crew, and equipment) costs about $500 to $900 for a half day or $900 to $1,500 for a full-day excursion, depending on the size of the boat.
No Problem Sport Fishing. Charter fishing excursions are available aboard the E-Zee. Half- and full-day excursions take anglers in search of big catch. Plan on US$600 for a half-day charter and US$1,200 for a full day on the seas. A discount is available if paying by cash. Fees includes drinks and equipment. The Yacht Club, Montego Bay. 876/381–3229. www.montego-bay-jamaica.com/ajal/noproblem.
Glistening Waters Marina. This marina offers deep-sea fishing and other charter trips from Glistening Waters, which is 20 minutes east of Montego Bay. The marina also has night tours for a look at the lagoon, which is iridescent due to microscopic dinoflagellates that glow when they move. North Coast Hwy., Falmouth. 876/954–3229. www.glisteningwaters.com.
Port Antonio makes deep-sea-fishing headlines with its annual Blue Marlin Tournament. However, at the beginning of 2013 there were no charter boats in the area although one may soon begin operations. Check with the Errol Flynn Marina for updates.
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