Nestled in the marina of Turtle Cove, on Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands is a sleek and sturdy 60 foot Hatteras fishing yacht which is part of the Catchin’ Caicos fleet owned and operated by Seasalt Charters. Almost every day, the boat captained by island-famous fish-whisperer Captain Roy, takes guests into the bountiful waters of Providenciales and beyond, returning with a plethora of delicious fish from snapper and wahoo, to mahi-mahi, grouper, tuna, and lobster lobster, and more depending on the season.
Located just 575 miles southeast of Miami, Florida the Turks and Caicos Islands are a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea just north of the Dominican Republic. Home to 31,000 year-round residents, the islands are comprised of forty small islands and cays and are considered one of the ultimate premiere destinations of the global jet set communities. Providenciales, the most inhabited island, welcomes just under one million tourists per year to fine hotels like the Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay Club, Shore Club and for-rent villas like the famous Emerald Cay which boasts its own private beach, tennis court, swimming pool, library and 360 degree ocean views.
For fishermen specifically, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a dream paradise. The reef which is comprised of two large underwater plateaus, covers nearly 1700 square miles alone on the Caicos Bank which is the second largest barrier reef system in the Western Hemisphere. Consistently rated among the top diving destinations by scuba diving publications, over 250 different species of fish live on the reef and populate the abundantly fertile surrounding waters.
Catchin’ Caicos guests are often overwhelmed with the success of their fishing trips, combining the luxury of high-end equipment with a locally versed Captain and top-shelf fishing gear. The best reels among avid anglers worldwide, Shimano Tiagra 80 W’s are onboard for days of sport fishing/trolling. Up to date Garmin electronics, tournament Rupp outriggers, Fin-nor reels and Krystal Electric Deep Drop reels for bottom fishing are just some of the other gear the company uses to ensure that guests experience the very best of the transparent turquoise Caribbean Sea.
“I have been on many charters with many different captains and Catchin’ Caicos is by far the best. Captain Roy is simply the best! His knowledge of the ocean and everything that swims is simply amazing. We set out to catch yellowfin and this guy put us on them as if he knew exactly where they were. The setup and equipment are top shelf. I would strongly recommend Catchin’ Caicos to anyone – hands down the best,” said Wayne, a recent guest of Catchin’ Caicos on Trip Advisor. The company is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service which shows throughout their client’s reviews and further recommendations.
Fishermen and women looking for the big catch have met their match in the Turks and Caicos charter company of Catchin’ Caicos. Operating year-round, the company is known to deliver on their promises and provide an experience fit for the whole family. Another guest wrote of their experience, “Captain Roy was awesome. He took great care of us on our “Caicos dream” package. We went out and caught a couple of barracuda and the used them as bait and caught red snapper and trigger fish. We then went snorkeling in some of the best reef I’ve ever seen, and followed it up with grilling our fish on the beach while the kids looked for shells. It was one of our best days in TCI we have ever had. We will book again next year.”
For more information on Catchin’ Caicos charters visit www.catchincaicos.com or call 649.244.2927