Get hooked on world-class offshore sport fishing on St. Croix with Captain Cook Charters! Since 2016, Captain Colt Cook and his seasoned crew has offered half-day and full-day fishing charters aboard their 33-foot long sportfisher boat, Hook n’ Cook. Made by Pursuit Boats, Hook n’ Cook is used exclusively for offshore fishing of mahi-mahi, wahoo, tuna and marlin. Inshore trips are also available as the company uses spinning or fly-fishing tackle to catch tarpon, snook, bonefish, snapper, mackerel and jacks. With accommodations for up to 6 people, offshore trips are available in 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-hour durations departing from Green Cay Marina on the island’s east end.

For as long as he could remember, Captain Cook has always considered fishing as a way of life. “I’ve always had a passion for salt water and marine life and knew I wanted to fish for a living,” said Cook. His love for the ocean steered him to the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Marine Biology. His vast marine world knowledge, many years of experience and countless hours logged on ships of all sizes is what sets Captain Cook apart. A scuba diving and free diving enthusiast, Captain Cook puts his heart and soul into making sure that each group has an unforgettable experience. He shared that there’s a high possibility that each charter will catch something. “We go out on each trip with a plan and use various methods to get some fish on the line.”

Beyond the catch, Captain Cook and his crew offer free, professional fish cleaning services. Once they’ve cleaned and bagged the charter’s catch, a hot grill or pan is all that stands between guests and their dinner. If an adventure trip is more your speed, Captain Cook Charters offers on-the-water outings that consist of snorkeling, sunset booze cruises and barhopping. Let them know what kind of trip you want, and they will make it happen!

To learn more about Captain Cook Charters, visit their website at www.stcroixfishingadventures.com or call 979.216.7018.

Written by Anquanette Gaspard (agaspard@cruzanfoodie.com)