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  • Location: St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

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When your cruise ship docks in St Thomas, head to the harbor in downtown Charlotte Amalie for two hours of pier fishing. With all tackle, gear and cut bait provided, enjoy a leisurely morning or afternoon on the waterfront. An experienced guide will show you how to use your spin-cast rod as you try to catch (and release) the big three — shark, barracuda and tarpon — and more! Numbers are limited to 10 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.


  • 2-hour St Thomas shore excursion with pier fishing at Charlotte Amalie Harbor
  • Fish for tarpon, snapper and barracuda with an expert guide
  • Enjoy views of the Caribbean from this historical waterfront
  • Gear, tackle, fresh bait and fishing pole holder included
  • Perfect for families, first-timers and experienced anglers!
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures a personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

St Thomas Shore Excursion: Pier Fishing at Charlotte Amalie Harbor

Learn to fish while in St Thomas!

Start your 2-hour shore excursion in St Thomas at Charlotte Amalie Harbor, where you’ll meet your experienced fishing guide and small group at whichever time you’ve selected: 9am, 11am or 1pm. Upon arrival, choose your cut bait — either shrimp or squid—and throw a line in the water with your user-friendly spin-cast rod. Then grab a chair or just dangle your legs over the side of the pier.

For new or relatively novice anglers, your guide will give a brief lesson on the use of the rod and offer help with casting. Your guide will rig all rods, hook all bait and fix any tangles or other issues so that all you have to do is hang out and have fun. All fish are catch and release, but you'll have time to take photos with your catches before they are released back into the water.

Try to land any one of more than a dozen species of fish, including tarpon, shark, snook, barracuda, bonefish and snapper — all within casting range. This prime fishing spot is situated in a semi-protected harbor with calm waters and only occasional swells. In historical downtown Charlotte Amalie, you’re right across the street from Big Kahuna Rum Shack and just steps away from all the restaurants and shops in town, but drinks are also available for purchase at the pier. When you’re ready, make your own way back to the cruise terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the St Thomas port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

My husband thoroughly enjoyed this excursion. My guy did not want to do what I was doing so when I suggested this excursion he was sold. Walking was a bit far so he took a cab. The fishing equipment used was in good working order and bait was plentiful. He caught several different kinds of fish but small yellow tails were mostly caught. The guide was very knowledge about the island and the time just flew by. Chair and drinks provided. Should we be in St Thomas again on a cruise he will be taking this excursion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Everything was ready to go when we arrived, all we had to do was cast the line in the water, and catch fish of course. We did catch fish including a nice puffer fish caught by my wife. Our guide Mike aka Island Mike was a lot of fun and made what was a good time even a better time.

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