Available for fishing in Grenada January – April 2020. Check the calendar at the bottom of the page for available dates. Email me (Captain Ricky Wheeler) at CaptainRickyWheeler@gmail.com or CLICK HERE to CONTACT ME with any questions you may have or to book a trip with me.
The FISHING: The fishing, and especially the billfishing in Grenada has been extremely overlooked and is one of the best places in the world to catch a Grand Slam (catch 3 species of billfish in 1 day) or even a Super Slam (catching 4 different species of billfish in 1 day). The sailfish action keeps the level of excitement high everyday in Grenada along with the occasional white marlin and spearfish. Getting multiple shots at Blue Marlin is not at all uncommon in Grenada making it one of the most diverse billfisheries in the world. Did I mention Mahi, Wahoo, and Big Tunas too? CLICK HERE to WATCH THE ACTION from Grenada!!! What better way to break up the dead of Winter then an amazing fishing trip to the Caribbean to enjoy the island life…
The Boat below is available for charter fishing with Captain Ricky Wheeler
60′ Custom Built Sportfishing Yacht – 6 passenger maximum – This boat was built to be a self sufficient fishing machine making it ideal for fishing and traveling in various locations throughout the islands. She has the speed to get you to the fishing grounds and the comfort to make everything about your trip enjoyable. Please note that the trip rates below do not include the customary 15-20% tip for the crew. The crew works hard nonstop even before and after your trip and rely on their tips for income.
$2900 Full Day Trip (8 hours – 7am til 3pm)***Best Trip to rack up the billfish releases, tangle with big tuna, and or whack wahoo: If you want to see everything Grenada’s Bluewater has to offer then this is the trip for you. Billfish such as Blue Marlin, Sailfish and White Marlin are typically the target species on this trip, but we are always ready to go after the big yellowfin tunas when they show themselves or troll the edge for wahoo. Mahi (aka dolphin fish) are a common by catch. Runs to and from the fishing grounds are usually 5-25 miles. Trip Includes: All necessary tackle, bait, fuel, Captain, Mate, lunch, and case of each water, soda, and beer on the boat.
$1800 Half Day Trip (5 hours – 7am til Noon or 1pm til 6pm): Billfish such as Blue Marlin, Sailfish and White Marlin are the target species on this trip with a common by-catch of large yellowfin tunas and mahi (aka dolphin fish). This is a great trip if you don’t have a whole day to spend but want to your best chance at getting into some great fishing action that Grenada offers. Runs to and from the fishing grounds are usually 5-15 miles. Trip Includes: All necessary tackle, bait, fuel, Captain, Mate, and case of each water, soda, and beer on the boat.
$1500 Half Day Economy Trip (4 hours – 7am til 11am or 1pm til 5pm): Usually we will target Wahoo with common by catch of barracuda and the occasional mahi, kingfish, or sailfish on this trip. If the billfish are close, we may target Billfish such as Blue Marlin, Sailfish and White Marlin with the possibility of maybe getting hooked into big yellowfin tunas and mahi (aka dolphin fish). This is a great trip if you don’t have a whole day to spend on the water and just want a chance to bend the rod and enjoy being on the water. Runs to and from the fishing grounds are usually 2-8 miles. Trip Includes: All necessary tackle, bait, fuel, Captain, Mate, and case of each water, soda, and beer on the boat.
We will be docked in Port Louis Marina located in St. George’s, Grenada. There are plenty of places to stay nearby, and it is only a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport to St. George’s ($25) making travel very easy. There are plenty of things to do in Grenada for people who don’t fish making it a great vacation destination all around. Grenada has amazing beaches, rain forests, snorkeling, scuba diving, and plenty more.
GETTING TO GRENADA AND THE ISLAND: You can get to Grenada via direct flights from JFK, MIA, or EWR Airports. Otherwise, it is as simple as just connecting to any of these airports. When you land in Grenada at Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND), you will be landing in the SW corner of the island in Point Salines. The southwestern part of Grenada is where most of the action is. The rainforest takes up most of the center of the island and plenty of rural and beautiful coastline around the rest of the island with little hideaway resorts and villas all over. Grenada uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar (ECD) as their currency, but nearly everywhere accepts USD.
GETTING AROUND GRENADA: Most of the hotels and villa rentals are all within 20 minutes of the airport. Taxis are readily available for you when you land at the airport and also throughout your stay as they are very reliable and overall not that expensive. While you are in Grenada, you can line yourself up with a driver or two by getting their phone numbers or business cards. They typically are great at being on time when you need them if you schedule ahead with them. Most hotels make is easy to get taxis as well should you need one to get around for any reason. I would recommend this instead of renting a car unless you want to spend a day or two island exploring. Just know, the driving can be a bit hectic from what we are used to in the US, the roads are tight, and they drive on the opposite side of the road. Rental cars are typically $50-80 USD/day.
PLACES TO STAY: There are numerous hotel options on the island of Grenada which are listed below, but there are also a lot of beautiful home rentals on websites such as VRBO and AirBNB, but be cure to check out this website as they maintain many great properties that are perfect for groups of 4 and more. Some are modest yet beautiful while others are a lavish paradise: http://www.spiceislevillas.com/
HOTEL OPTIONS (listed in order closest to marina to the furthest) All Hotels listed here are within 20 minutes of the Marina.
Silversands $$$$$ New, modern, and High End
Grand Anse Beach Palace Hotel $ place to lay your head
Radisson $$ Good location on Grand Anse beach
Coyaba $$$ Good location on Grand Anse Beach
Spice Island Beach Resort $$$$$ Luxurious with many on site options
LaLuna Resort $$$ meant more for couples
Gem Holiday Beach Resort $ place to lay your head
Grenadian by Rex Resorts $$ An all inclusive option
Calabash Luxury Boutique Resort and Spa $$$$$ world class luxury resort
Sandals $$ An All Inclusive that is tough to beat
True Blue Bay Resort $ Very nice and simple boutique resort
Le Phare Bleu Villa Resort $$ Quiet little resort off the beaten path