Nevis

Nevis Islands Charter Fishing

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View of Nevis from Saint Kitts

Nevis (pronounced as “nay-vis”) is a small volcanic Caribbean island shaped like an old Spanish piece of Eight that lies between  St. Kitts to the north, just separated by a narrow channel aptly called the “Narrows”, and the island of Montserrat approximately 62 km (38.5 miles) to the south. Nevis and St. Kitts, both part of the Lesser Antilles chain of islands in the West Indies that also include the Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbados, have long been connected going back to the days of Colonialism. They have remained politically connected since gaining their independence from Great Britain in 1983. History and politics aside, this region of the Caribbean is home to excellent fishing and Nevis Fishing is no exception.

With its tropical warm climate, clear aquamarine to steel-blue waters (deep sea) and its numerous reefs with their drop-offs, Nevis has an abundance of game fish such as Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi Mahi/ Dolphin fish), Blue Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Barracuda and Kingfish to name a few.

The months of June to August are prime time for catching Billfish, and from October through December you’ll be rewarded with Wahoo fishing consistently producing catches of 25 lbs and over. For those looking to fish big Mahi or Tuna, they’ll find these waters holding plenty from November to February. Throughout the year, closer inshore you’ll catch Snapper, Grouper, Jacks and Trigger fish as well as many other smaller species.

There are more than a dozen good fishing charters throughout the island with some of the best based out of Charlestown, the island’s capital, and Oualie Beach, the site of the Annual Nevis Fishing Tournament. This popular event has been attracting anglers from all over the Caribbean for more than 20 years. Charter rates here on Nevis are very reasonable in comparison to some of the other more popular Caribbean destinations, making it a very attractive consideration.

More Than Just Fishing in Nevis

Nevis Fishing Charter

Fishing Nevis Island, Caribbean

A little more perspective on Nevis history and culture. It has been said that Nevis got its name from Christopher Columbus who landed here 1493 and named it “Nuestra Señora del las Nieves” (which means Our Lady of the Snows) when he mistakenly took the clouds that surround the 3200 ft Mt. Nevis, or Nevis Peak as the inactive volcano on Nevis is called, for snow. This, of course, has never been confirmed and there are many other opinions as to how the island got its name.

However, there are some historical events that can certainly be attributed to facts. It was in Nevis that future admiral and legendary British naval hero Horatio Nelson met and married Francis ‘Fanny’ Nesbit, who was born on the island. Another historic figure tied to Nevis was Alexander Hamilton, Nevis’ most famous son. Hamilton, who went on to play a major role in the American Revolutionary war as General Washington’s top aid and later became the United States’ first Secretary of the Treasury was born in Charlestown, Nevis.

This island which was once known as the “Queen of the Caribbees” is a place of extraordinary beauty and charm – and where the pace of life is unhurried, where you come to relax and enjoy life. In fact the island is the picture of the Caribbean outlook on life. Here they have adopted the motto “Too blessed to be stressed” and Liming, that popular Caribbean slang that essentially means to just chill or be care free, is done to perfection.  And after a day of intense charter boat fishing, liming may be just the thing you’ll want to do here in beautiful Nevis.

If you are considering a fishing excursion in Nevis, fill out one of our inquiry forms and we’ll put you in touch with the right Nevis fishing charter.

 

6 thoughts on “Nevis

  1. Kelsie Frederickson

    Hello! We are staying at the four seasons in Nevis and looking for a sport fish charter. Perhaps pricing in a half day be a whole day and how many people could go. What type of fish are biting right now? We will be in Nevis later this week.

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    1. Dorado

      Hi Kelsie. St. Kitts-Nevis is a great destination for vacationing/fishing, and fortunately they were spared much of the recent destruction suffered by some of their island neighbors. Catches include snapper, grouper, king mackerel and mahi. This time of year is also especially good for wahoo. You will be able to book your fishing charter directly through the hotel- they’ll have current details on pricing, etc. As a bonus, they’ll even cook your catch for you for the asking!

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    1. Dorado

      Hi Dawn, I’m sure you meant 9/8. I’ve emailed you some information regarding half-day and full-day fishing trips out of Oualie Bay, Nevis. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Dorado

      Hello Richard, Nevis doesn’t have as many options as the island-nation’s bigger, more popular half St. Kitts; however, if you’re staying at the Four Season’s in Charlestown they can arrange for a charter. Qualie Beach is another location with a few good local boats.

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