St. John Deep Sea Fishing Charters

While staying on St. John an offshore or inshore sport fishing adventure can be the highlight of your trip. A day of fishing with Ocean Surfari will prove to be exhilarating, while still relaxing, and the most memorable part of your vacation.

Trip Times
4 hour trips
7:30am-11:30am or 2pm-6pm
6 hour trips
7am-1pm or 12:30pm-6:30pm
8 hour trips
10 hour trips
8am - 6pm
Our Fleet
Calypso 37ft
Half-Day 3/4-Day Full-Day
Our Fleet
Inshore Fishing
Half-Day 3/4-Day Full-Day
$150 per person 4 person min. open boat
Departing from American Yacht Harbor in St. Thomas (complimentary St. John pick-up is also available). Prices include fuel costs unless otherwise noted and up to six passengers. Crew gratuities are appreciated. No fishing license or experience is required for recreational fishing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To confirm your charter booking, the full payment for your trip will be charged to the credit card provided for bookings made online, and a $300 deposit will be charged when booked over the the phone. The deposit will be applied to the total cost of your charter. Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of your charter date will receive a full refund of any payment made. No less than $300 of any deposit, whether paid over the phone or online, will be forfeited if cancellations are made with less than 48 hours’ notice. Cancellations made with less than 48 hours’ notice of charters booked online will receive a refund of the remainder of their payment. Please note that an additional 6% fee is charged for an online booking. Ocean Surfari Charters reserves the right to modify reservation policies and fees at any time.

Lasting Memories on your St. John Vacation

Charters include:

  • Experienced captain
  • Fuel
  • You keep your catch!
  • Water, soft drinks, beer and ice
  • Fishing tackle and bait (live bait if available)
  • Safety equipment


Target Sport Fish

Ocean Surfari captains determine inshore and offshore trips based on weather conditions and customer preferences.

Inshore Offshore
Kingfish Mahi Mahi
Barracuda Yellowfin Tuna
Mackarel Blackfin Tuna
Bonita Wahoo
Snapper Blue Marlin
Permit White Marlin
Tarpon Sailfish
Jacks Shark

St. John Pick Up Location

We offer complementary pick up on St. John. Guests can be picked up directly from the National Park Dock located in Cruz Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do we do with the fish our catch? Several restaurants on St. John will cook your catch. We will fillet whatever you would like to eat and you can have it prepared here on island. Keep all the fish you wish with Ocean Surfari.
  • Does Ocean Surfari have any age restrictions for guests? We do not have any age restrictions for our guests. Children of any age are welcome but we do suggest inshore fishing for young kids as the seas are calmer and usually more action. In general 5 years and older do very well.
  • How likely is it that we will catch something? It is VERY rare that one of Ocean Surfari’s boats completely strike out. I know of only two occasions in the last 8 years when this has happened and both trips were targeting blue marlin exclusively. As long as guests are willing to listen to our advise regarding best fishing options, we will make sure everyone catches at least one fish and usually much more.
View our Complete FAQ

Don't Forget

We recommend that you bring:

  • Snacks and/or lunches
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Hat or visor
  • Sunscreen