Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters is dedicated to providing exceptional
customer service to all of our guests, including our cruise ship visitors. While
visiting St Thomas on a cruise ship, choose Ocean Surfari for your fishing adventure.


  • mahi-mahi
  • tuna
  • wahoo
  • sailfish
  • marlin
  • king mackerel
  • snapper
  • grouper
  • jacks
  • sharks and many other species

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Cost: 4 Hour Fishing Charter – $650 for up to 6 passengers.
Location: Ocean Surfari is located on the East end of St Thomas in a town called Red Hook at American Yacht Harbor Marina. We chose this marina due to the close proximity to the best fishing grounds, both north and south of the islands.

Our cruise ship guests take a taxi from the cruise ship port in Charlotte Amalie to our dock. This allows more fishing time in more productive waters than vessels picking up near the cruise ship dock. We recommend Dani for taxi services, he can be reached directly 340-227-1481. Feel free to call or text him directly. He charges $10 per person, one-way.  These are fixed rates by our local Virgin Islands Taxi Commission.  He will pick you up at your cruise ship dock and be waiting for you at our dock for your return. No need to worry, he will get you back to your ship on time.

Fishing Times: Ocean Surfari Fishing Charters offers fishing charter times specifically tailored to your cruise ship port schedule. We offer online booking for four hour fishing trips from 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm. If you prefer a six hour trip, simply call us at 340-227- 5448, and we will customize departure and return times to fit your ship schedule. Allow 30 minutes for the taxi ride to and from the cruise ship dock.

Other questions and answers regarding cruise ship excursion?

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Fun for all ages and people who have never fished before. Experience the rush!
  • What do we do with our catch?
    Several restaurants will cook your catch here on island. We will fillet whatever you would like to eat and you can have it prepared here on island.
  • 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.
Departing from American Yacht Harbor in St. Thomas.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 fishing 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.