Barracuda fishing

The great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), often referred to as barracuda, is a long predator that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters where they like to patroll mangroves, reefs and drop-offs.

They are prized among sport fishers for their agressive attacks and speed, shooting through the water leaving the fishing lures in a terrible state. Barracuda are famous for their state-of-the-art biological hunting gear. They have enormous, sharp-edged teeth to kill all sorts of smaller and medium sized fish. The great barracuda have typical dark spots on their lower sides.

Record barracuda can grow to 1,5m and weigh over 45kg (100lb+)

Barracuda fishing

Top Barracuda Fishing destinations

Distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Pacifico Ocean, Red Sea and the Indian Ocean (not in the Mediterranean Sea, home to the smaller European barracuda), baracuda can be found around reefs, mangroves and drop-offs at open sea. The best baracuda fishing destinations are North Carolina, Florida, California, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Madagascar, Tahiti and a long etcetera.

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Best Barracuda Fishing Charters

The Reef

3 23,00 ft

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (DO)

From $500
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

La Robinson

4 43,00 ft

Robinson Crusoe Island, (CHL)

From $3190
Deposit non-refundable

Never Give Up 35ft

6 35,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $1500
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

No Limits Two

10 42,00 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $688
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


4 32,81 ft

Oranjestad, (ARu)

From $400
Deposit non-refundable

La Burra Vieja Super Panga

4 26,00 ft

San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur (MX)

From $250
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Pilar 2

8 35,00 ft

Cala d'Or, Mallorca (ES)

From $419
Deposit non-refundable


10 31,00 ft

Dubai Marina, Dubai (UAE)

From $340
Deposit non-refundable


8 32,00 ft

Cancun, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $580
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice