ST THOMAS MARLIN FISHING | MARLIN PRINCE | 45' VIKING
MARLIN PRINCE is 45 foot Viking Yacht - the largest and only true offshore sport fisher available for charter in the Virgin Islands. MARLIN PRINCE is a legendary blue water sport fisher with a long award winning history of tournament fishing in the Virgin Islands.
MARLIN PRINCE is owned and operated by the Marine Vocational Program - a 501c3 non profit that teaches local youth to swim, snorkel, sail, fish and marine related vocational activities.
ALL PROFITS GO TO THE MARINE VOCATIONAL PROGRAM
Your fishing charter benefits the local community!
Catch yellowfin tuna, sailfish, barracuda, jacks, wahoo, blackfin tuna and mahi-mahi (dolphin)
Catch & Release Marlin
Conventional tackle from 20lb up to 80lb. Shimano and Penn 2 speed reels
Air-Conditioned Interior, full-size couch and bar area to relax and watch the cockpit activity
Custom Tournament Tackle
Interior and exterior sound system
Curtained bridge level cushioned sitting area
Drinks and snacks supplied - lunch optional
Guests keep a portion of the catch
FULL DAY (8hr) $1995 - 6 passenger max
HALF DAY (4hr) $1395 - 6 passenger max
Fuel charges are not included and vary depending on the itinerary
So What's Biting?
Offshore St. Thomas – Head out 6 to 20 miles to the “North or South Drop”.
Inshore St Thomas – 1 to 5 miles out. Species in the inshore waters don't vary too much by season. We will be targeting kingfish, blackfin tuna, bonito, jacks, and some very large barracudas.
MAY THROUGH OCTOBER is our Blue Marlin season; 12-14 days before the full moon, to 2-5 days after, is the most active time in the lunar cycle to fish.
So when’s best? That depends on what you want to target - The bigger fish are typically early, August is a good mix but busy with tournaments. September is active. October has traditionally been the best for the number of bites in a day. Also, many of the private boats leave for Venezuela plus the weather is typically beautiful!
Other than marlin? Yellowfin tunas are a possibility as are some nice bull mahi-mahi (dolphin). What about the weather? Early June and July can be breezy, later if there's not a hurricane nearby it's very calm!
November through March is best for wahoo, we will also catch yellowfin tuna, sailfish, barracuda, jacks, blackfin tuna and some mahi-mahi (dolphin. You name it we might catch it this time of the year!
APRIL AND MAY are our Mahi-Mahi (dolphin) season. When the run starts it can be fast and furious with the schools of Mahi running 20-50 pounds. Along with the Mahi we can get a good white marlin showing, and in lucky years an early blue marlin bite. You could even hook up a wahoo or two as well. Springtime can really excite!
Species in the inshore waters don't vary too much by season. We will be targeting kingfish, blackfin tuna, bonita, jacks and some very large barracudas.
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