Caribbean Deep Sea Fishing Vacations
- Offshore Fishing, Big Game Fish, Deep Sea Fishing VacationsTo big game anglers, nothing beats the thrill of landing a blue marlin. One of the most sought-after marlin species, the blue marlin continues to inspire sportsfishing enthusiasts around the world.
Although blue marlin can be found in select areas around the globe, the island of St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands is one of the most renowned Atlantic blue marlin destinations. Lure fishing, trolling natural baits and bait and switch are all popular blue marlin fishing techniques. The former all-tackle world record for Atlantic blue of 1,282 lb was set in St. Thomas.
The Virgin Islands are perched at the edge of the six mile deep Puerto Rico Trench, an area known for having some of the best game fishing in the world. Two famous offshore fishing areas in the Virgin Islands are the North Drop and the South Drop. The North Drop, about 20 miles north of St. Thomas, is unparalled for its blue marlin fishing. It is said to produce more blue marlin bites per boat than any other place in the world.
Although Marlin fishing is fine year round in St. Thomas, in the most optimum months of May to October it is not unusual to have five, six, seven even ten strikes every day.
Other offshore gamefish around St. Thomas include sailfish, wahoo, kingfish, yellowfin and blackfin tuna, and dolphin (mahi mahi). The South Drop, 8 miles south of St. Thomas, can reach depths of 12,000 feet; its warmer Caribbean Sea waters are the perfect fishing location for dolphin (mahi-mahi), sailfish, kingfish, and wahoo.
Inshore game fish include barracuda, bonefish, kingfish, mackerel, snook and tarpon. There are lots of tarpon around the islands and your catch will generally average around 25 pounds, however catching a 40 or 50 pounder is not unlikely!
Magens Bay, where Sand Dollar Estate is located, is one of the premier locations in St. Thomas for inshore fishing, particularly tarpon and kingfish. Tarpon over 100 pounds are regularly caught right from our beach, as its clear, sandy bottom makes them easy to spot and provides an unlimited supply of baitfish and crustaceans for them to feed on.
Tarpon present no danger to humans as they have no teeth, yet they are one of the most prized gamefish in the world and put up an acrobatic fight second to none when hooked. The photos attached are taken 50 yards off of the Sand Dollar Estate vills's private beach.
The Sand Dollar villa location in St. Thomas is also convenient for big game fishing anglers: just minutes from Cyril King International Airport, which offers direct, non-stop flights from many major U.S. cities.
Sand Dollar Estate Villa has been the vacation villa choice of U.S. presidents and their families, rock stars and celebrities - this stunning and luxurious 8 bedroom St. Thomas villa and guest cottage is set on over 2-1/2 acres of pristine Magens Bay shoreline, just above the completely private beach. In total, this luxury St Thomas villa rental with its eight bedrooms and separate guest cottage can accommodate up to 22 people, making it the perfect base for big game offshore fishing expeditions.
For help in planning the ultimate big game offshore fishing vacation in St. Thomas at the Sand Dollar Estate Villa, please phone (908) 698-2722 or Contact us via email.
Offshore Big Game Fishing Species - Deep Sea Fishing in Virgin Islands
Inshore Game Fishing Species - St. Thomas Fishing - Fly Fishing
Shallow Water Fishing - Fish Species - St Thomas, Virgin Islands
Note: Information for this section was provided in part by the VI Game Fishing Club, (340) 775-9144 and the Division of Fish and Wildlife, (340) 775-6762 on St. Thomas.