Wildfly Charters, Vieques

Wildfly Charters, Vieques

Wildfly Charters, Vieques

Welcome to Vieques, Puerto Rico, an unspoiled step back in time with no fishing pressure on its miles of stunning flats. As an island with fewer than 10,000 people and no commercialization, Vieques is a remarkable change of pace from the hustle, expense, and crowded waters that have become the landscape of todays more well known fishing destinations.

After successfully guiding in Key West for ten years, I relocated to Vieques in the summer of 2005, leaving behind the ever increasing number of boats chasing a limited amount of fish each season. What I found down here was an island where simply seeing another boat on the water is the exception, not the rule, and all of the great flats species are available.

Tarpon, bonefish, and permit are three of the most common targets along our mangrove shorelines and sheltered bays. Snook, jacks, snapper, and numerous other fish that have never seen a fly are also found throughout the year.

On my charters, I provide everything needed for one or two anglers to spend a day on the water using fly or spinning gear. No previous flats fishing experience is necessary and I gladly provide instruction to beginners.

My boat is brand new for this season, a 2006 Beavertail B-2 powered by a 50 horsepower Yamaha outboard. This is the finest flats boat on the market and mine is the only one in all of Puerto Rico. It floats as advertised in less than six inches of water. This combination will get us to the shallowest waters quickly, safely, and comfortably, with maximum time spent fishing. Sightseeing, bird watching, and photography charters are also available for non-anglers. Please call or e-mail for more details.

Wildfly Charters is a full service company and can arrange everything for your trip to Vieques, from accommodations and car rentals to transportation from the airport or ferry dock. My wife Amanda, working through Island Real Estate, manages nearly a dozen rental houses here on Vieques. These properties range from a basic two bedroom fishing camp, to a small estate set on a dozen acres with a pool, tennis court, and private beach. Rentals are made on a weekly basis and the right house can be found to suit any budget. For shorter stays, we’ll be glad to arrange rooms at one of several excellent small hotels on the island.

Visitors to Vieques for the first time will find a taste of what the Florida Keys were almost a century ago, with enough of the modern world thrown in for comfort. Men and women on horseback, riding right alongside the cars, are an everyday sight on our roads, none of which has a single traffic light. A Jeep rental will provide access to any of more than 40 beaches covering the entire Vieques shoreline. This will also allow do-it-yourself anglers a good shot at some of our prized local species. Many great shops, bars, and restaurants are located right on the water without any brand name chains to be found.

An Eco-tourist paradise, Vieques, Puerto Rico is a welcoming, undiscovered escape from the overcrowded and commercialized islands so common in the 21st century Caribbean.


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