There are many things to do while you are our sailing vacation to the British Virgin Islands and fishing is just one of them! There is lots of joy and excitement to be had while fishing on your crewed yacht vacation but there are a few things to know before you begin.
There over 300 aquatic species in and around the BVI waters, but the removal of any marine organism from the beautiful blue BVI waters is illegal for any non-BVI resident without a recreational fishing permit. The British Government created a law making it mandatory for guest to have a fishing license. So, before you can partake any kind of fishing activity you must purchase a 30-day fishing license ahead of time.
Our crew will have light fishing tackle aboard that you can use for trolling a line behind the yacht or fishing while at anchor. For the more serious fisherman, you might want to rent equipment locally to bring along. You can rent these items at Islands Surf and Sail along with organizing your fishing permit and much more. Keep in mind while sailing you are not able to stop the boat right away and in the case, you do hook a large fish you may need heavier gear to tow the fish until the boat comes to a stop, but if you monitor your line closely you shall have nothing to worry about.
While fishing in the deeper waters of the British Virgin Islands you can find marlin, wahoo, barracuda, tuna, sailfish, king mackerel, or mahi-mahi. While fishing at anchor it is possible to catch spanish mackerel, grouper, snapper, triggerfish and much more!