8 Best Places to Go Fishing in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico

Sport fishermen wanting a Grand Slam should visit Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and St. Lucia.

Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata is one of several fishing ports on the Dominican Republic's 800-mile coastline.


Fly fishermen enjoy flats fishing in Belize for bonefish, tarpon, and (on a good day) barracuda. These and other species thrive in mangrove-lined coastal lagoons.


Fishing is great in Barbados, noted for its white-sand beaches and British-style atmosphere.

St. Lucia

Several charter companies operate boats from Vigie port in Castries, north of St. Lucia.

St. Kitts

St. Kitts has a strong reef fish population for inshore fishing due to conservation measures. Tarpon are prevalent in coastal salt pond lagoons.

St. Thomas, USVI

The six-foot Puerto Rico Trench borders the Virgin Islands. These lovely islands provide some of the greatest Caribbean and global game fishing.


Fishing is Aruba's most popular sport fish, including a 1,000-pound blue marlin record. Aruba is famous for sailfish and blue and white marlin.