The waters here are generally smooth and alive with many species of game fish, which is one of the reasons why the Bahamas has more than 20 fishing tournaments open to visitors every year. A favorite spot just west of Nassau is the Tongue of the Ocean, so called because it looks like that part of the body when viewed from the air. The channel stretches for 100 miles. For boat rental, parties of two to six will pay $600 or so for a half day, $1,600 for a full day.
Born Free Charters. This charter company has three boats and guarantees a catch on full-day charters—if you don't get a fish, you don't pay. Pickup is included from various locations, and the company will make the arrangements for you. Nassau, New Providence Island. 242/698–1770; www.bornfreefishing.com.
Charter Boat Association. The Charter Boat Association has 15 boats available for fishing charters. Pickup is from Paradise Island Ferry Terminal or Nassau Harbour in front of the Straw Market. New Providence Island. 242/393–3739.
Chubasco Charters. This charter company has four boats for deep-sea and light tackle sportfishing. Half- and full-day charters are available. Pickup is from Paradise Island Ferry Terminal or Nassau Harbour in front of the Straw Market. New Providence Island. 242/324–3474; www.chubascocharters.com.
Nassau Yacht Haven. Nassau Yacht Haven can put you in touch with one of the private fishing charter captains operating out of its 150-slip marina. Nassau Yacht Haven, E. Bay St., Nassau, New Providence Island. 242/393–8173; www.nassauyachthaven.com.