Port Antonio makes deep-sea-fishing headlines with its annual International Marlin Tournament in fall, and Mo'Bay and Ocho Rios have devotees who exchange tales (tall and otherwise) about sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dolphinfish, and bonito. Licenses aren't required, and you can arrange to charter a boat at your hotel. A chartered boat (with captain, crew, and equipment) costs $500–$900 for a half day or $900–$1,500 for a full-day excursion, depending on the size of the boat.

Montego Bay

No Problem Sport Fishing. Charter fishing excursions are available aboard the E-Zee. Half- and full-day excursions take anglers in search of big catch. Plan on $600 for a half-day charter and $1,200 for a full day on the seas. A discount is available if paying by cash. Fees include drinks and equipment. The Yacht Club, Montego Bay, St. James. 876/381–3229; 3-hr charter $450.


Glistening Waters Marina. Offering deep-sea fishing and other charter trips from Glistening Waters (20 minutes east of Montego Bay), this marina also runs night tours of the lagoon, which is iridescent due to microscopic dinoflagellates that glow when they move. North Coast Hwy., Falmouth, Trelawny, Trelawny. 876/954–3229;