Fishing in the British Virgin Islands (BVI)
The British Virgin Islands is known world wide for great fishing. Before you go fishing in the British Virgin Islands please make sure you read the legal requirements for fishing in the BVI on our laws to know in the British Virgin Islands page.
You may obtain an application for a British Virgin Islands fishing license here
Fishing Guide for the British Virgin Islands Click here
Fishing trips in the British Virgin Islands are easily arranged. Although prices vary by season and type of fishing such as Salt water fly fishing and Deep Sea fishing. Average prices to accommodate 2 - 4 persons for 1/2 day (4 hours) range from $450 us to $600 us. A full day fishing trip to accommodating 2 - 4 person for (8 hours) usually starts around $800 us to $1100 us. Operators would usually accommodate you with whatever time in the morning you would like to start and finish. Most guides provide tackle, bait, snacks and drinks. Please check with your guide about what all will be provided. Lunch is not usually included but some guides to accommodate lunch for an additional fee.
You can find fishing tour operators or guides on Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke by using the links at the bottom of this page.
The British Virgin Islands has many fishing events yearly where fishermen from all around the world come to participate such as:
Spanish town Fisherman's Jamboree - Held during the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival
Fisherman's Day - Held at the end of June over a weekend period.
Salt Water Fly Fishing in the British Virgin Islands
With a population of less than 1000, and a great abundance of live coral reef and mangroves, Anegada boasts a large selection of sea life. Now with its shallow areas fly fish has been caught on in the British Virgin Islands with this perfect environment. Bonefish and Tarpon in the area has heightened this sport in the British Virgin Islands with now guided tour operator who can be contacted through your hotels.
Deep Sea Fishing in the British Virgin Islands -
The British Virgin Islands is known for catching of wahoo, Yellow fin tuna, Blue Marlin, dolphin and much more. These fish feed around our islands, especially on the world famous Anegada's North Drop which has a considerable amount of Blue Marlin Strikes a day. This area that borders the Atlantic Ocean is the total hype of fishing in the Caribbean. If you want to get the best of a fishing experience in the British Virgin Islands numerous tour guides, some with over 15 years experience are available. Most guides provide some of the best equipment for your trip which means you can travel very light.
In Shore Fishing or reef fishing in the British Virgin Islands-
Fishing around reef and from onshore are perfect for the little ones. Onshore fishing is easily done by line or rods. Fish from anywhere at anytime. Some people get little hooks and lines and catch some of the fish that are known for hanging around our harbors and rocky ocean fronts. Most time this is done for fun and the fish are released after the pictures have been taken. Reef fishing can also be a guided tour for the whole family. The use of hand lines is popular used and we recommend asking a tour operator what is best used for bait. These trip are usually less than 4 hours and allow you to catch common fish such as Parrot fish, grouper and snappers.