Crewed Yacht Charters

Fishing in the BVI

08/11/2022Conch ChartersNews

Fishing onboard on your BVI Bareboat Yacht Charter

Trolling a line behind your yacht while under sail is a fun way to catch fresh-fish for dinner for you and your crew. Even at slow sailing speeds between 2 and 3 knots, trolling can still snag you decent catches of mackerel, jacks, barracuda, and yellowtail snapper. Troll your way towards Anegada at about 5-7 knots and you could score Wahoo and Mahi Mahi.

What you need to know about fishing in the BVI

All our bareboat charter yachts are now licensed as fishing vessels. All you need to do is apply for a personal fishing permit. To obtain a fishing permit in the BVI, you need to submit an application to the Department of Conservation & Fisheries along with a valid form of photo identification (passport or driver's license).

Email the form to fisheries@gov.bvi You will be sent an email with a credit card authorization from to pay the fee of $45.00.

The personal fishing permit application form will ask you for vessel details. Just drop us an email and we will be happy to help with this.