Antigua's waters teem with game fish such as marlin, wahoo, and tuna. Most boat trips include equipment, lunch, and drinks. Figure at least $495 for a half day, $790 for a full day, for up to six people.

Obsession. The 45-foot Hatteras Convertible Sportfisherman Obsession has top-of-the-line equipment, including an international-standard fighting chair, Rupp outriggers, and handcrafted rods. Also available is the new 55-foot Hatteras Sportfisherman, the Double Header. Beer and soft drinks are included in the rates. Captain Derek Biel is a seasoned sea salt, a certified I.G.F.A. Ambassador who has competed in many tournaments over the past quarter century. 268/462–3174; 954/636--4862; $600 per half day, $1,000 for 8 hrs.

Overdraft. Frankie Hart, a professional fisherman who knows the waters intimately and regales clients with stories of his trade, operates Overdraft, a spacious, fiberglass 40-footer outfitted with the latest techno-gadgetry. He also rents the 26-foot H2O, a ProKat versatile enough to accommodate fly-fishing and deeper-water bay bait fishing. English Harbour Town, St. Paul. 268/464–4954; 268/463–3112; From $495.