To enhance the enjoyment of your vacation, there are several companies who rent water sports equipment and water toys. Gear may be ordered ahead of time for delivery to your boat the morning your vacation is scheduled to begin.
Note: Minimum order value for free
delivery of your rental equipment is $100.00 to $150.00 per week. Contact each company individually for more information about delivery fees, times of delivery, payment options, etc.
Notes on Fishing in the BVI:
In an effort to help preserve our marine environment and reduce the impact fishing has on our reef systems, we ask that you respect the following guidelines:
- Please do not fish in anchorages or in any of the National Parks areas.
- Reduce speed to minimum or idle when you have a fish on the hook to ensure it is unharmed and safely returned to the water.
- Please be aware of other vessels and Windsurfers in the area. You are responsible for your line!
Beware of ciguatera poisoning
. This is a very serious and potentially lethal disease, carried by many reef fish in the British Virgin Islands. We encourage the practice of "catch & release", unless with a guide who is aware which species, caught in which areas are safe for human consumption.
Note: You must obtain a license to fish in the British Virgin Islands!
download the fishing license application (PDF document - opens in new window)
For a "Do-It-Yourself Fishing Permit, contact The Ministry of Natural Resources at (284) 468-3701 extension 2147.
The cost for a license is currently $45.00 per person. Children under 18 years do not require a license. The Ministry offices are located in the Government Administrative Building in Road Town. They are closed on weekends.
It may be easier to purchase your fishing license through either Island Surf & Sail or Last Stop Sports, linked above. For a small service fee, they will take care of it for you if you are also ordering water toys or water sports equipment for delivery to your yacht. They are also open on weekends which makes a BIG difference to the convenience factor!
Fishing without a license is a serious offense in the BVI
and can result in arrest, incarceration, confiscation of the yacht you have chartered and all belongings aboard your vessel. To make a bad situation worse, you would be held responsible for any lost income for the yacht while it is impounded as well as any lost time for anyone chartering the yacht after you.
Just be sure to get a license ... even if using a yoyo to fish!