Fishing in St. Martin and St. Maarten
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You can angle for yellowtail snapper, grouper, marlin, tuna, and wahoo on deep-sea excursions. Costs range from $150 per person for a half day to $250 for a full day. Prices usually include bait and tackle, instruction for novices, and refreshments. Ask about licensing and insurance.
Lee's Deepsea Fishing. Lee's Deepsea Fishing organizes excursions, and when you return, Lee's Roadside Grill will cook your tuna, wahoo, or whatever else you catch and keep. Rates start at $200 per person for a half-day. 82 Welfare Rd., Cole Bay. 721/544–4233. www.leesfish.com.
Natalie Kate Adventures. Captain Paul enjoys helping beginners to catch big sailfish including white, striped, and blue marlin, from a 33-foot Bertram sport fishing vessel. The company also does private charters, transfers, and sunset cruises. 721/580–0800. www.nataliekateadventures.com.
Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing. Rudy's Deep Sea Fishing has been around for years, and is one of the more experienced sport-angling outfits. A private charter trip for four people starts at $525 for a half-day excursion. 14 Airport Rd., Simpson Bay. 721/545–2177. www.rudysdeepseafishing.com.
Private Yacht Charter. Private Yacht Charter offers deep-sea fishing, snorkeling trips, and catamaran trips including snacks and drinks. Oyster Pond Great House Marina, 14 Emerald Merit Rd, Oyster Pond. 590/599–581–5305. www.privateyachtcharter-sxm.com.
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