The fishing grounds around Grenada are a paradise for sports- and recreational fishers. Many local operators offer day or half day trips for fishing from a boat. The offering from the Atlantic and Caribbean reads itself like a menu: Yellow fin tuna, dorado and wahoo, as well as sailfish, blue and white marlin, which are collectively referred to as billfish- all of them teem around in the bright blue sea, which encloses the islands. Each year- in the last week of January- a special Billfish Tournament, the Annual Spice Island Billfish Tournament, will take place at Grenada ( / billfish.html) according to the rules of the International Game Fishing Association (IGFA). For three days, it's all about fishing, but the margins will also offer plenty of entertainment. As usual the Grenadian know how to celebrate and the winner will be honoured appropriately. Since 2002, you can qualify through the tournament for the Rolex / IGFA Offshore Championship, which means that the tournament winner automatically receives an invitation to this championship. Sport fishing boat trips are organized by the following operators:

● Beezo Charters (tel. 443 5477, e-mail westrum[at]caribsurf[dot]com)

● Captain Peters' (tel. 440 1349)

● First Impressions (tel- 440 3678,

● True Blue Sportfishing (tel. 444 2048,

● Wayward Wind Fishing Charters (tel. 414 6282)

- from U.S. $ 400 (approx. € 300) for 4 hours