IGFA Captains and Guides
Central America and the Caribbean Region

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Derek Biel
[email protected]
Caribbean Sportfishing Charters
PO Box 1259
St Johns,
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
(268) 462-3174
www.charternet.com/charters/obsession

Captain Derek Biel runs fishing charters throughout the Caribbean, but is based primarily out of Antigua. Captain Biel specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish, tuna and wahoo and offers trips on either the 45-foot Obsession, or the 55-foot Double Header.
 
 
Derek Biel
[email protected]
Obsession Sportfishing
PO Box 1259
St Johns,
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
(268) 462-3174
www.charternet.com/charters/obsession

Captain Derek Biel runs fishing charters throughout the Caribbean, but is based primarily out of Antigua. Captain Biel specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish, tuna and wahoo and offers trips on either the 45-foot Obsession, or the 55-foot Double Header.
 
 

COSTA RICA

Benn Gilmour
[email protected]
Jackpot Sport Fishing
Berth C6
Marina Pez Vela
Quepos, Puntarenas 60601
COSTA RICA
+506 8458 4997
www.jackpotsportfishing.com
http://www.facebook.com/jackpotsportfishingcostarica
https://www.instagram.com/Jackpot_SportFishing/

Owner/Operator of Jackpot Sport Fishing, Captain Benn offers Inshore and Offshore Charters aboard his 31' GOOD DAY out of Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica. Target species include Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, the prized Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Snook & more.
 
 
Bobby McGuinness
[email protected]
Costa Rica Sport Fishing
Bella Vista 2 Fila 4203
Golfito, Puntarenas 60701
COSTA RICA
+506 2775 0664
www.4costaricafishing.com

Captain Bobby McGuinness owns and operates Cazador Marlin Adventures and runs fishing charters aboard the Cazador, based primarily out of Golfito, Costa Rica. Captain McGuinness specializes in offshore fishing for billfish, dolphinfish and tuna, but also offers inshore trips for grouper, roosterfish, snapper and more.
 
 
Skeet Warren
[email protected]
"Bushwacker Sportfishing
Flamingo
COSTA RICA
(706) 993-3959
www.bushwackercr.com

Captain Skeet Warren owns and operates the vessel Bushwacker, which is based out of Flamingo, Costa Rica and fishes anywhere in the southern part of Central America. He specializes in conventional, light-tackle as well as fly fishing inshore and offshore for marlin, sailfish, roosterfish and dolphinfish. He will customize any trip to a client's needs.
 
 

CUBA

FRENCH WEST INDIES

Vincent Torta
[email protected]
Salty Sportfishing
Maison El Pescador
Petit cul de sac
St. Barthelemy, 97133
FRENCH WEST INDIES
+540690754496

Captain Vincent Torta is owner operator of Salty Charter Services, located in St Barthelemy, with direct access to the World Famous Marlin Boulevard. Looking for the ultimate Caribbean fishing experience, from fyfishing, jigging, billfishing, deepdropping, swordfishing or tournaments? Come join him in St. Marteen and St. Barthelemy aboard his Sea Hunter 35' fully equipped with custom tackle. Vincent also offer the possibility to rent a nice sea view bungalow.
 
 

GUADELOUPE

Julien Audonnet
[email protected]
Julien Guide de Peche
163 Impasse Marcimain
St Felix


Le Gosier, 97190
GUADELOUPE
06-90593900
www.julienguidedepeche.com
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Captain Julien Audonnet runs inshore fishing charters based out of Guadeloupe and specializes in targeting bonefish, jacks, permit, snook, snapper and tarpon on both fly and light-tackle.
 
 

GUATEMALA

Edwar "Eddie" Bairez
[email protected]
Captain Hook Fishing
Marina Pez Vela
Puerto Quetzal,
GUATEMALA
(251) 767-7400
www.capthookfishing.com

Captain Eddie Bairez started out with legendary Capt. Ron Hamlin as a deckhand on the Capt.. Hook, later becoming a full-time captain. He's been in sport fishing for over 25 years, exploring many places, such as the Indian Ocean, Malaysia and many others. He's now taken what he's learned and teaches it to new generations to continue this legacy. So, if you want to catch a marlin, he can teach you how. The Captain Hook is a 43ft Willis with over 37,000 Billfish released, with amazing record of Billfish released as the 124 Sailfish in a day and 300 in 3 days. We target billfish mostly sailfish, marlin, also mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna. They fish out of Marina Pez Vela in Puerto Quetzal where all boats are based in the Pacific coast.
 
 
Jake Jordan
[email protected]
The Sailfish School
Casa Vieja,
GUATEMALA
(305) 872-6060
www.jakejordan.com

Captain Jake Jordan fishes the Cape Lookout region of North Carolina concentrating on fly fishing for false albacore, large red drum during the months of September through November. From May through June he only fly fishes for tarpon in the Florida Keys. From December through March Jordan hosts fly fishing schools for billfish in Guatemala and from late June through August he hosts fly fishing for billfish off Costa Rica.
 
 

MEXICO

Dean Ettinger
[email protected]
Pure Magic Fishing
East Cape Baja
Los Barilles, Baja Sur California
MEXICO
(520) 378-3703
www.marlinmagicfishing.com

Come fish Baja Mexico's East Cape on the Pure Magic 48-foot sport fisher with Captain Dean Ettinger. You will target blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna, and wahoo. The current wahoo IGFA World Record on 30-pound class line was caught aboard the Pure Magic with Captain Ettinger.
 
 
Will Robins
[email protected]
Fly Fish Costa Maya Outfitters & Fly Shop LLC
Faro de Xcalak
Mahahual & Xcalak, Quintana Roo
77970
MEXICO
(904) 572-4066
www.flyfishcm.com

Capt. Will is a full-time fly and light tackle fishing guide and owner of 'Fly Fish Costa Maya fly shop and Outfitters' based in Mahahual and Xcalak, Mexico. A former England International Fly Fishing Team captain, he now runs guided wade and skiff trips, targeting bonefish, permit and tarpon, alongside jacks, cuda and other species. Will has a strong passion for permit fishing, enjoying nothing more than guiding clients to their first permit on fly!
 
 

NICARAGUA

Julio A. Castañeda
[email protected]
Captain JACC Charters
Reparto Montserrat, Casa #2
Chinanadega
25000
NICARAGUA
(786) 331-8418
www.nicaraguawestcoast.com

Captain Julio Castañeda fishes the west coast of Nicaragua for billfish and pelagic species including mahi-mahi, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, roosterfish, mackerel, snapper, and more.
 
 

PANAMA

Charles Henriquez
[email protected]
Calle Wright, Casa 7302
Ancon, Cardenas
Panama City
PANAMA


Growing up in the Canal Zone of Panama, Captain Henriquez been fortunate enough to learn from some of the Best Fisherman in Central America. Surrounded and trained by the "Guides to the Guides," he continues to live his passion and livelihood as a professional captain in the amazing waters of Panama. Aside from fishing as his main hobby, he also runs their profesional charter company by the name of Blue Adventures Panama, where they offer a quality service on their exclusive Pursuit Center Console. He shares his lifestyle and the sustainable approach to his clients through ocean awareness and knowledge from years in training in his local environment. He's beyond thankful to the Andrews Family for allowing him to have this opportunity as an IGFA captain. See you down here !
 
 
Horacio A. Clare, III
[email protected]
Mr Popper Panama Outfitters
Costa Del Este, #84
Panama City
PANAMA
+507 6676-3400
www.mrpopperpanama.com
@chichoclarefishing

Captain Horacio Clare fishes the Republic of Panama offering offshore and inshore saltwater fishing excursions whether trolling, jigging or popper fishing is your preference. Additionally he offers specialized freshwater fishing trips for peacock bass at Lago Gatun, located next to the Panama Canal which is the second biggest man-made lake in the world.
 
 
Jorge Luis Petti
[email protected]
Majo Fishing Lodge
Vistamar Golf Resort & Marina, KM 92

San Carlos, Panama Oeste
PANAMA
+507 6306-0690
www.panamayachtrental.com
www.instagram.com/majofishinglodge/
https://www.facebook.com/majofishinglodge/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLwKwQ-U6xskqa3gP8GSKww

Captain Jorge Petti is owner and operator of Majo Fishing Lodge offering fishing charters in the Gulf of Panama. They are located in Vistamar Marina near one of the best places for sport fishing, accompanied by an excellent crew with top of the line tackle. Their fleet: includes a Rampage 31, Contender 32, Stamas 37, and a Viking 50. Captain Jorge and Majo Fishing Lodge will take your fishing experence to the highest level!
 
 
Michael "Zane" Andrews
[email protected]
Cheers PTY
Pinas Bay
PANAMA
+507 6675-6008
www.cheerspty.com

Zane Andrews was raised at the world famous Tropic Star Lodge, learning from some of the best captains and crews in the world. Having run one of the lodge boats for several years, Zane was able to rack up quite a few billfish numbers. Now located in Panama City, Panama.
 
 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Gerard "Frothy" De Silva
[email protected]
Hard Play Fishing Charters
13 Evergreens, Old Grange
Mt Irvine, Tobago
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
(868) 639-7108
www.hardplay.net
www.madeiragrandermarlin.com
www.facebook.com/gerad.desilva
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Captain Gerard "Frothy" De Silva operates offshore charters out of Tobago on the Hard Play, Grenada on the Hard Play II and Madeira on the Pesca Grossa. Captain Frothy specializes in targeting big game pelagic species, including billfish, dolphinfish, tunas and wahoo.