"Old Man And The Sea" Handlining

Starting at $660 | 5 - 8 Hours | Deep Sea, Nearshore | 4 People

About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Patrick for the authentic St. Barthélemy fishing experience out of Gran Cul De Sac! Captain Patrick is one of the few charter captains on the island and has been honing his craft as a professional fisherman for the past 25 years. Unlike all the other charters on the island though, Captain Patrick offers something special aboard his vessel: His preferred technique for catching fish doesn't involve a rod or reel, just your hands, some gloves, and the fishing line!

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About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Cooler for Drinks, T-top for shade

About Your Guide

Captain Patrick was born and raised on St. Barthélemy, and has lived there his whole life. From a family of fishermen, Captain Patrick was raised fishing traditional techniques and implements the same techniques in his charters as well. Though advancements in technology (rods and reels) have made landing big fish easier over the years, Captain Patrick's favorite technique is handlining. To him it gives him, and his clients, a direct connection to the fish. Unhindered by a carbon fiber rod or state of the art real, he can feel every head shake, sprint, or twitch of muscle and can react accordingly for a more efficient fight.

Start Location

Grand Cul-de-Sac, Saint Barthélemy

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Skill Levels


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


This trip has multiple pickup locations.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.


Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna


Live Bait Fishing

Gear & Packing

Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Recommended Packing
Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera. No Spray sunscreen
Required Items
A valid fishing license.

Things To Keep In Mind

Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

100% Weather Protection

Receive a full refund in the event of inclement weather.


Volusia P


June 20, 2022

Great people! Great service!

April T


June 9, 2022

This was an awesome experience. So glad we were able to go. Excellent crew!

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!