In most charter destinations around the world, sport fishing is a popular and highly accessible activity during a yacht charter. With an immediate connection to the sea, many charters can offer fishing directly off the yacht itself, or from the tender, but depending on where you are in the world there is an array of different fishing experiences available. The flexibility that guests enjoy on a yachting holiday allows for almost any yacht charter to incorporate a fishing experience into the itinerary, accommodating all levels of experience.

A yacht charter is well suited to fishing some of the top locations around the world, and destinations such as the Bahamas and Mexico are home to many yachts specifically equipped for the most serious fishing excursions. Whether you’re seeking a sports fishing yacht for charter or a superyacht with a high-speed fishing yacht as a chase boat, there is a wide range of yachts available for charter to satisfy even the most avid fisherman.

Big-game fishing

As the name suggests, big-game fishing goes after the biggest and the fastest fish in the ocean. Focussed around tropical destinations, such as the Florida Keys, Mexico and even the Maldives, deep sea fish such as blue marlin and bluefin tuna grow to sizes well over 500kg. This creates an exhilarating and physical challenge for any fisherman or fisherwoman who land a bite. One location hailed as the ‘Marlin Capital of the World’ is Cabo San Lucas on the west coast of Mexico. Here, not only marlin, but a whole range of large pelagic fish species can be hooked including, tuna, dorado, wahoo, grouper and Pacific sailfish. Fishing yachts for charter have angling experts in the crew to ensure you get the most out of your fishing holiday. And in the moments you’re not fishing, you have all the luxuries of a stunning private yacht to enjoy: fine dining on deck with your friends, swimming off the beach club, and enjoying lively nights in different ports after a great day’s fishing.

Saltwater flats

The Bahamas, Belize and Costa Rica are some of the locations home to one of the most highly skilled fishing environments encountered on a yacht charter. Saltwater flats fishing is one of the world’s most popular styles of angling and requires perseverance and a practiced cast. The reward is a unique fly fishing experience perfectly suited to beginners as well as the more experienced. Bonefish, permit and tarpon can all be found in these shallow seas and provide a face-paced and challenging battle for fishermen and fisherwomen. Bonefish are nicknamed the “ghost of the flats” with silvery sides giving it the ultimate camouflage and delivering to the angler a continual challenge. A yacht charter provides the ideal base for a fishing experience on these flats, and unlike commercial fishing charters, you can define the itinerary and move from spot to spot with ease. The fishing aside, a yacht charter in these destinations is a bespoke holiday that incorporates your preferred blend of relaxing on deck, remote beaches, water sports and lively ports.

River fishing

At first, fly fishing on land-based rivers may sound unrelatable to an ocean based yacht charter. However, a yacht charter provides the autonomy for guests to explore some of the most untouched and pristine natural environments an angler can fish, all the while benefitting from the finest accommodation and crew service a luxury yacht charter brings. Destinations such as Alaska and the west coast of Scotland are home to a maze of islands and waterways that can all be unlocked by a short cruise on a yacht. With an abundance of rivers creating an ideal habitat for the likes of salmon, and trout, they are a haven for the angling purists. A memorable fishing experience is guaranteed as guests will be set in some of the most scenic locations in the world.