Fishing in Martinique
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Deep-sea fishing expeditions in these waters hunt down tuna, barracuda, dolphinfish, kingfish, and bonito, and the big ones—white and blue marlins. You can hire boats from the bigger marinas, particularly in Pointe du Bout, Le Marin, and Le François; most hotels can arrange these too, but they often charge a lot extra. If you call several days in advance, companies can also put you together with other anglers to keep costs down.
Centre de Peche. This fully loaded Davis 47-foot fishing boat has become a legend in the Caribbean. In recent years, she has won many of the sportfishing competitions, from Trinidad and Tobago to the B.V.I. Her skipper, Captain Yves Pelisson, has been fishing out of Martinique since 1982; he knows how to find the billfish, including the prized blue marlin. Depending on the season, a catch might include tuna, dolphinfish, and sailfish. Yves speaks English fluently and is one fun guy, too. The boat goes out with a minimum of five anglers for a half day or full day, which includes lunch. Non-anglers can come for the ride for about half the price. Port de Plaisance, Bd. Allègre, Le Marin, 97290. 0596/76–24–20 or 0696/28–80–58. www.sailfish-marlin.com.
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