sportfishing st thomas usvi

Deep Sea Fishing - Aboard Black Pearl a St Thomas St John USVI Charter Boat.

Fishing St Thomas St John and around the Virgin Islands - everywhere from the famous North Drop located in the BVI waters (for the Big Blue Marlin) to the legendary South Drop and all points in between - get ready for TIGHT LINES!!

Offshore St. Thomas is normally out 6 to 20+ miles - especially to the “North Drop” which is closer to the British Virgin Islands, and the “South Drop” which is towards St. Croix.

For the novice anglers, the crew is well experienced in helping and teaching you skills to reel in your catch. We welcome all experienced anglers on any level including professional. The fish and crew say "we're waiting"!

For the big game fishermen - not only do we have some of the best Marlin and Billfish Tournaments in the Caribbean, but World Record Blue Marlin and other Billfish have been caught in St. Thomas and in the Virgin Islands - year round!






Black Pearl North Drop


Whether you are fishing for Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, White Marlin or Blue Marlin - or just fishing! - Capt. Jim will hunt them down and put you on the right spot in the beautiful fishing Caribbean waters of St. Thomas - St. John Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands.


Virgin Islands Fishing Trips at Their Best

The most exciting thing about sport fishing is you never know when you will hear "fish on!" ...the next thing you know you have a double header on... it's always nice to catch a mixed bag when the Wahoo and dolphin are running at the same time, or get that yellow fin tuna and a Wahoo or two... mixed with a Sailfish or Blue Marlin... other than that it would take a Grand Slam to top off that day... that's when you've had a truly exciting sport fishing adventure!


When is the best time to fish in the Virgin Islands?

Every day is a good day fishing in the Virgin Islands!

The weather around the Virgin Islands is pretty consistent – beautiful and warm. Tropical weather keeps our islands green, and during the summer and fall months the winds and water can be pretty calm. And with all of the fancy new advanced weather, we know well in advance of tropical disturbances, and only fish when it is safe to go out.

Blue Marlin Season is May - October, with each month growing progressively more active.  But the size of the fish is normally bigger in the earlier months, so it just depends on what you want to catch.

The big blues are attracted to the full moons and you have a prime bite window around the moon, and overall we usually see the bigger fish early May/June  then in July/August the majority are a little bit smaller (this is when big tournaments occur), but September in the past few years has broken some statistics reports and by far is even better, and October normally sees the most bites in any given day.

Our World Renowned fishing tournaments are during this time - the Annual Billfish Tournament is always the three days prior to the July moon, and the ABMT Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament is always during and around August moon.


Seasons and Marlin Fishing - Full Moon

November - March: Wahoo fishing is especially good during this time, but there are lots of fish during these months, from blackfin and yellowfin tuna to dolphin, sailfish, barracuda, rainbow runners and even jacks – they are all here!

April – May brings out the "mixed bag" offshore, and with Spring in the air, huge schools of dolphin, and maybe even a white marlin or Sailfish can be on the hook. Don't forget that early bird Blue that might be wondering around!

June - October is our favorite time which is Blue Marlin Season that is when the Blues migrate to the Famous North Drop which is the Puerto Rican Trench the deepest point is approximately 28,000 feet. We start the hunt for the big blues around the May full moon and early in the season you will normally see average 400-500 pounders. Of course there is always a chance of those grander's plus and that is why St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and BVI's is well known for Blue Marlin Fishing and holds several World Records.



2016 Full Moon Schedule
January 24

July 19

February 22 August 18
March 23 September 16
April 22 October 16
May 21 November 14
June 20 December 14


Family Fishing Trips and Junior Anglers

We do encourage family fishing trips and junior anglers, however, it is the Captain's discretion at any time before or during a trip to allow children on board. Children are welcome, however, for safety purposes and due to possible rough seas at times we do have a minimum 10 year age limit or, which also is at the discretion of the Captain, based on a child's experience and behavior.



Upcoming 2016 International Blue Marlin & Billfish Tournaments in Caribbean & St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Yes it's that time again when the "Big Boys" come to play, and Black Pearl is right there as they pull into St. Thomas for the big International tournaments, and they also know she is there to compete to the highest level of professional sport fishing in the world.

Do you have a Fishing Team or a Buddy and think you are good enough to compete against the pros? Then get on board the Black Pearl and let's go! Give us a call for tournament fishing info.


Spanish Main Series 2016



Hosted by International Billfish Tournament, Inc. - Cap Cana, Dominican Republic



Hosted by Bitter End Yacht Club - Virgin Gorda, BVI



August 15th, 16th, 17th, & 19th, 2016

Hosted by ABMT, Inc. & Sponsors, St. Thomas, VI


Upcoming International Billfish & Blue Marlin Tournaments St. Thomas, VI 2016


53rd Annual July Open Billfish Tournament
July 16th, 17th, & 18th, 2016 Hosted by Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club - VIGFC, St. Thomas, VI


44th Annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament "aka" ABMT
August 15th, 16th, 17th, & 19th 2016 Hosted by ABMT, Inc. & Sponsors, St. Thomas, VI


Charter Black Pearl for your next Sportfishing Tournament for the largest Dolphin or Wahoo, or maybe the total number of big game Blue Marlin in some of the best blue water fishing in the world St. Thomas USVI - BVI!



When booking your next offshore fishing adventure make sure you book the best charter boat, not the cheapest - call Black Pearl and experience St. Thomas deep sea fishing with seasoned professionals -- there is a difference!



2015 Rates and Booking Information for Black Pearl Daily Fishing Charters

All of our rates include a Captain, 1st Mate, fuel, latest tournament tackle (Penn International rod & reels), bait, beverages, bottled water, beer, and sodas. Guest are allowed to bring their own beverages as long as it is in non breakable containers (NO BOTTLES) sorry but no Hard Liquor unfortunately we have to enforce this rule but it is for your own safety.


no fuel surcharges at this time


Black Pearl is strictly catch and release for all Billfish.


When price shopping make sure to compare the boats,

if you are novice or just looking for a good day of fishing or even a pro looking to compete

make sure to compare the experience!


08/30/15 - Black Pearl hangs on and pulls out 2015 TOP LOCAL CHARTER BOAT in the USVI Open/ABMT "Boy Scout" Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament. Congratulations Team Black Pearl, also to a father & son, our 1st Mate Carlos Lindquist and Angler Lars Lindquist that released his 1st Blue Marlin approx. 350lb. with only a 45 minute fight that put Black Pearl on the board and that Blue didn't have a chance. Way to go TEAM BLACK PEARL!!

Hey did you check out the FISHINISM report?



Rates are for up to 6 persons maximum:


1/2 Day


4 Hour (Inshore)




7:30am-11:30am or 1:00pm-5:00pm

1/2 day limited availability June - Oct.


3/4 Day


6 Hour


7:30am-1:30pm (flexible)

Full Day 8 Hour $1450 7:30am-3:30pm (flexible)
Marlin Day

10 Hour (May-Oct.)



7:30am-5:30pm BVI North Drop







2015 Top Local Charter Boat "ABMT"

USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament


Custom Charters & Tournament Charters are available upon request.

We also offer Tours and Excursions around Local waters. If you want to surprise someone with a Gift Certificate just let us know we can help.


Absolutely Positively Captains Orders


Other Good Information

Different pick up locations can be arranged, Cruz Bay in St. John pick-up at National Park Service Dock (NPS Dock) $75.00

Black Pearl guests are allotted up to 20lbs of their catch and filleted by the 1st Mate for your convenience if you are a part of a large group or party let us know in advance, and special arrangements can be made to try and accommodate at no extra charge.

Also, ask the Captain about MOUNTING your Trophy Fish nothing like bragging rights!

Gratuities are a great compliment to the crew and the average of 15-20% is customary, Black Pearls crew are professionals their overall goal is to make sure you have an enjoyable fishing adventure and they will always perform at their best.

Please remember to wear soft sole shoes and don't forget your lunch, camera, sunscreen (no oil's or sprays).



Policies, Procedures and Deposits

A deposit is required to confirm your requested charter date(s) and time(s).
Cancellation Policy - 30 day notice for deposit refund, 10 day notice for reschedule, within 72 hour notice full charter amount.
Your deposit is fully refundable if cancelled by Capt. due to weather.
We accept VISA, MC, Amex, Traveler Cheques, and even Cash.



We know it is your choice and we thank you for taking your time to visit Black Pearls website.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Jim, Diane, & Crew