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Fishing rod on back of boat while trolling in the ocean

Inshore and Offshore Fishing

Private Fishing Charters

The Bahamas has long been a destination of choice for anglers looking for great inshore and offshore/deep sea fishing. Born Free has specialized in fishing charters off of Nassau since our inception. You can trust that you are in good and knowledgeable hands when you choose us for your next private fishing charter!

Charters Include

Licensed Captain

Fishing gear and bait

Snorkel gear

Bottled water

Cooler with ice

Options for additional beverages and snacks are available to be added by sending us an email with requests at least 48 hours prior to your charter date. Half day and full day charters are available to book directly on our calendar. Six hour charters are available seasonally, please contact us to reserve. 

Meeting Location

PARADISE ISLAND: the main concrete dock in front of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal on Paradise Island.

Inshore / Light Tackle Fishing

Inshore fishing, also called light tackle fishing is always a fun time! Guests will use spinning rods baited with squid, stripped ballyhoo, or  lures depending on what fish you are targeting. There are two styles of inshore fishing that are utilized. Light tackle trolling and bottom fishing. The catch rate on these charters are usually higher as you are targeting areas where fish usually congregate. This style of fishing is always recommended for kids and anglers that just want to catch fish and are not necessarily concerned about the size of the fish.


Light Tackle Trolling

Rods will be set for trolling over shallow areas and reefs.

Bottom Fishing

The boat will be anchored over a reef and rods will be cast and jigged to entice the fish to your hook.  

Species Typically Targeted

Amberjack, barracuda, kingfish, grouper, snapper, yellowtail, and mackerel.

What You Can Catch Inshore

Fishing calendar for inshore fishing.
Inshore Fising

Offshore / Deep Sea Fishing

Offshore fishing, also known as deep sea fishing is where the toughest fighting and larger fish can be found.  In Nassau we do not have to travel far to get to ocean as the continental shelf drops off only about a half mile from shore. Guests will  use 50 wide Shimano reels baited with a variety of skirted ballyhoo, plugs, and lures depending on what fish you are targeting. 

When fishing in the ocean you will be trolling for the larger migratory species that are in the area at the time. These species will change depending on the time of year you are fishing. No matter what species you are targeting, the majority of these fast and strong predators will put up a good fight on its way to the boat.

Species Typically Targeted

Mahi-mahi, blue marlin, yellow fin tuna and wahoo.

Man fighting a mahi off the stern of a boat

What You Can Catch Offshore

offshore fishing calendar
Offshore Fishing
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