• 4-Hour Charter


    ($120 deposit)

  • 6-Hour Charter


    ($160 deposit)

  • 8-Hour Charter


    ($200 deposit)

Fishwater Charters has expanded and is now offering inshore fishing trips on a freshly repowered 19’ bay boat! This addition to the fleet offers a variety of options and opportunities for any and all fishermen.

Whether you're an expert angler (conventional or fly), trying to knock off a bucket list fish, or have little experience and looking to learn something new…you have come to the right place!

There are several methods of fishing that we utilize inshore, mostly dependent on the species of fish we are trying to target. This keeps options open, and allows us to sieze different opportunities when they present themselves! 

To catch fish like Snook and Tarpon, we use a mix of artificial and live bait. While fishing from the boat, we often catch cero mackerel, barracuda, jacks, snapper and other reef fish along the way! 

When targeting Bonefish and Permit, we will travel by boat to the secluded flats and reefs where these fish are found. Then we will anchor the boat, and walk the flats to sight fish for these incredible creatures!

There are three possible pick up locations for inshore fishing. We can choose the best one with weather conditions, fishing reports, and of course your convenience in mind!

I typically launch on the South Shore by Molasses Pier. This location gives us quick access to many flats and reefs along the south side of the island, making it ideal for targeting Bonefish, Permit, Snook and Tarpon!

I can also launch at the Frederiksted boat ramp on the West End of the island. There we can fish the calm waters of the leeward (down wind) side of St. Croix. Out west, the inshore reefs and beaches are very close to deep water, so catching pelagic fish like Wahoo, Mahi, or Tuna isn’t out of the question if we see birds diving close by! 

The last option is to fish out of Christiansted Harbor. This location offers a protected area inside the reef, but is also close to deeper waters and reef along the North Shore.

I always like to talk with my clients, see what their goals might be, and tailor the perfect trip to give you the best experience possible!

Near Shore/Offshore trips are also available on the smaller boat. This trip can be ideal for the single or couple fisherman, looking for a more affordable option to still fish for the BIG ONES!

Since the deep blue waters off of St. Croix are less than a mile from shore in most places, you can have the same opportunities to catch pelagic fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Mackrel fishing from a smaller boat. 

To reserve your charter, please call or email to confirm the date. Then pay the deposit online (or pay in full if you'd like) and officially book your trip. If only paying the deposit in advance, the remaining balance for the fishing charter will be due when you arrive at the boat and can be paid via PayPal, Venmo or cash.

Click below to contact us to discuss date availability and book directly with Captain Alex!

Inshore FAQs

How many guests can go on a charter?

Inshore charters include small, private trips with up to 4 passengers on the boat, along with Captain Alex.

What kind of boat will we be on?

Inshore charters are run on a 19ft Sea Pro 1900cc center console with a recently repowered Suzuki 140.

Where do charters leave from?

Inshore charters typically leave from Molasses Pier, on the south shore of the island. It is also possible to launch in Frederiksted on the west side of the island. Christiansted Harbor is also an option.

What time do charters begin?

Morning charters typically begin at 7:00am and afternoon charters typically begin at 1:00pm. We're happy to adjust the time as needed for your group.

What do charters include & what should we bring?

All charters include life jackets, fuel, bait, tackle, water, and iced coolers. Please feel free to bring food and drinks for your group if needed! All guests will be required to sign a liability release form prior to departing on the charter.

Can we keep the fish?

Yes, however, there are certain species that are catch and release only (Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit).