Come join us in the sport of kings, deep sea fishing! Turks and Caicos offers some of the world’s best deep sea fishing opportunities year-round. Hook wahoo, tuna, marlin, and even barracuda! Transportation available.
Grand Slam Fishing Charters has been in business for over 20 years. We have a track record of delivering amazing, epic fishing charter experiences for our clients. We also place a premium on the strictest safety protocols.
Grand Slam Fishing Charters currently has a three-vessel fleet:
- Angler Management – This 48-foot Ocean Super Sport Express Deep Sea fishing ship is big enough for the largest hauls! Capacity is 10 passengers.
- Wahooters – a 43-foot Bertram Open Express allows you to enjoy air-conditioned comfort while at the helm! Capacity is 10 passengers.
- Shady Grady – Perfect for smaller groups, this 31-foot Grady White Canyon 306 is perfect for reef or bottom fishing. Capacity is 6 passengers.
Some fishing charter companies try to make do with smaller 15-foot vessels to save money and fuel.
But their little ships can’t safely handle rough waters. With our fleet, you’ll have a fun, exciting adventure, and you’ll be comfortable and safe the entire time.
THE KEYS TO YOUR SUCCESSFUL FISHING CHARTER…
Grand Slam Fishing Charters understands what makes a fishing charter vacation special on the Turks and Caicos Islands:
- An emphasis on safety and comfort
- State-of-the-art vessels built to handle these waters
- A warm, professional, and accommodating crew
Because we are a family-owned and operated business, we’re very careful who we bring into our close-knit group.
Our crew is experienced, highly skilled, and helpful. Grand Slam Fishing Charters is very strict about our training and certifications. You can read about them HERE
Our charters are professional yet entertaining. We also cater to both pros and beginners. We’re happy to help inexperienced fishers ‘learn the ropes,’ even the youngest anglers!
MEET OUR TEAM:
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, the grandson of an ocean captain in the Netherlands, saltwater is in his blood. However not being close to water, he grew up farming instead. Always having a boat and being on the water in his leisure time, passing the Canadian Power Squadron course, and Boating license, he decided to purchase Grand Slam Charters to keep busy during his retirement years. He is frequently on the island dividing his time between Canada and the Turks and Caicos. Dutch thriftiness is in his blood, so he runs a tight ship, making sure all the crew keep the boats tidy and clean and ensures everyone is on time and fed well!
Capt Joseph Musgrove
Born and raised in Turks and Caicos Islands, Capt. Joseph and still an young man, we call him “Fish Moses”, due to his incredible prophetic fishing acumen. Plays rugby in his spare time and raises goats. That’s why we call him the G.O.A.T. fishing captain.
He has been fishing these waters since he was a young boy, learning his craft from other island experts, always on the water. Incredibly kind and patient, Joseph knows a lot of secret spots in the islands so make sure you book him! Fully licensed in TCI as a Captain, trained in all safety measures and proficient with all vessels. Although he may be quiet, he has teamed up with Island Joe to being one of the most successful teams of landing big fish offshore.
Originally coming from Windsor, Ontario, Brad embarked on his mechanical journey at a young age. Tearing apart tanks in the military, then graduating to heavy duty towing on the hellish highways of Ontario, tool and die machinist, and avid sailor and hated winters. Married, he moved down to Turks and Caicos and has been here for 5 years. He quickly fell in love with the fishing down here and is a licensed Captain and Dive master.
Extremely knowledgeable around boats, diesel engines, wiring etc. He has a lot of tricks up his sleeve to catch the elusive big fish like the wahoo, mahi mahi and Tuna. He has come to the islands and become like the locals and knows where the hiding spots are in the water. Brad has also become the island retailer for big game fish lures. He has set up inside our shop and can help you get setup on your boat. He also repairs equipment and spool the reels.
Guest Manager Tatiana Cleare
Bringing forth a rich tapestry of over a decade’s worth of multifaceted expertise in travel and tourism, Tatiana is thrilled to embark on a new journey as a vital member of the esteemed Grand Slam Fishing Charters team in the picturesque Turks and Caicos. Tatiana’s extensive background spans across the realms of operational mastery, adept management, and fostering unparalleled connections in customer relations.
Warvy is the Captain of Wahooters our beautiful, custom open express sports fisher. He has been on the water his entire life and knows the waters and where the fish hide. This gives you the edge on getting a good haul if Warvy is your Captain! He enjoys helping guests “get on the hook,” which is fishing terms for catching fish! He catches
Marlin and Tuna all the time and has a “sixth sense” of their behaviors and habits.
After a great catch Warvy would indulge in a game of dominoes just to wind down from a day out on the waves. He has a wonderful kind wife that keeps him grounded because he has a lot of fish tales and is masterful at finding Marlin when they are in the area. If you are looking for the Big Game, request Capt. Warvy.
Runeko also known as Neko was born and raised in the Capital, Grand Turk. A great member of the team and the funniest. He knows how to keep you entertained and he’ll keep your drinks flowing. Most of all he is like fish bait, always attracting the fish.
He is eager to show you a good time aboard Wahooters where he is normally teamed up with Captain Warvy. He is very amusing and has endless comedic lines to keep you laughing. During his free time, he enjoys skating and playing basketball. Neko is in an incredibly hard worker always willing to go above and beyond for his guests, and his fellow employees. Always generous with his time, and quick to lend support, we are grateful to having Neko on the team.
Born and raised on Providenciales, TCI. Jeffrey has been on the water since a young lad and has worked on a lot of different boats. Recently he completed the DECR testing and safety courses to start his journey on becoming a Captain. Jeffrey has been working diligently with Grand Slam Charters learning the tricks and methods of deep-sea fishing as well as reef fishing. Reef fishing takes a certain skill the Jeffery is quickly becoming skilled at.
Happy to assist guests with baiting the hook and teaching how to set the line, Jeffery is at home on the water. Jeffrey is also Mr. Cool, always sporting the nicest shades and dressing very professionally, usually in Salt Life Gear.
Jerverno “ Island Joe” Lightbourne
Although he was born in Miami, at 3 months of age he came back to the TCI where he lived until he was 4 years of age. He was being raised at that time with his Aunty Linda and Uncle Dutch. He moved back to America with his mom. He would return to the island each year for summers to stay with his aunt and uncle.
Around 7 years old, Uncle Dutch introduced him to fishing and that’s when and where he fell in love with the sport. He would fish all his life coming to Grand Turk for the summers where we would fish for red snappers and black/yellow fin Tuna. Fast forward, and he is fishing as a living, and gives all the thanks to Uncle Dutch for introducing the sport to me and teaching me all the skills I have for deep sea fishing. Thanks Uncle Dutch, Joe loves you! Now he is generally teamed up with Captain Joseph and together they have become the dynamic duo.
Heading to outside of the reef usually aboard Angler Management Island Joe will coach you in how to land that fish. He watches for the sharks and shouts encouragement to you when you need it to avoid losing that fish to the Taxman. Talk to him at the end of your charter if you want to enjoy a great meal with your fresh catch and he’ll set you up with the restaurant next door.
Captain Brad Roy
Originally from Windsor, Ontario, Brad started his mechanical journey at a young age in the military as mechanic.
Brad perfected his fishing skills on the northern lakes in Ontario as well as Lake St Clair & Lake Erie.
Then returning to Windsor he became a Tool and Die maker. Unhappy with indoor work, Brad then graduated to heavy-duty tow truck towing, which only added to his strong dislike of cold winters.
After he got married, he moved down to Turks and Caicos to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful scenery. He quickly fell in love with fishing in the area and has been here for nearly 10 years. As a licensed Captain and Scuba Instructor, Brad is extremely knowledgeable about:
- Fishing & Fishing Equipment
- Diesel engines
- And much more
He knows where the best “hiding spots” are in these waters, and has plenty of tricks to help you catch the elusive big fish like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna.
When he’s not out on the water, he operates a fishing supply business.
Born in Bahamas and raised in Turks and Caicos Islands, Capt. Joseph is only 24 years old. He may be young, but we call him “Fish Whisper” because of his almost “psychic” ability to find the best fishing spots.
Joseph loves to find fish, fish, then to clean the fish. He simply dreams about fish. And when he is relaxing, he likes to sit back with a cold one and tell stories about fish.
Joseph has been fishing these waters since he was a young boy, learning his craft from other island experts, and has earned the respect of the “old guys” as one of the best fishermen around. He’s on the water more than he’s on land! When Joseph is not fishing, he is thinking about fishing , where they might be and telling fish stories. I think he dreams about fishing too. For Joseph it is ALL about the FISH !
Jerverno “Joe” Lightbourne
Jeverno Lightbourne, also known as “Joe” was born in Miami back in 1983, his parents came from the Big South (South Caicos Island) . He soon returned to Grand Turk where he was raised by his aunt and uncle.
He relocated to the USA at the age of 4 but returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands for the summers to learn fishing skills from Uncle Dutch, who introduced him to the fishing life at the age of 7.
Joe permanently returned to the Islands in 2013 and found his calling in fishing when he worked for another Uncle. He learned how to put smiles on the faces of his guests and the history of the islands. He made the move to Grand Slam after his Uncle sold his business. On his free time he loves spending time with his daughter, son and step son and his wife.
Gervego “Warvy” Delancy
Warvy is Captain of our newest ship, Wahooters. He has been on the water his entire life and knows the waters and where the fish hide. This gives you the edge on getting a good haul if Warvy is your Captain!
He enjoys helping guests “get on the hook,” which is fishing terms for catching fish! He catches Marlin and Tuna all the time and has a “sixth sense” of their behaviors and habits.
After a great catch Warvy would indulge in a game of dominoes just to wind down from a day out on the waves.
Jeffery or should I say Jefe was born and raised in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.
He always had a passion to become a captain, to be on the water but never had the knowledge to do so. He worked in a restaurant. After a short period of time, he resigned to pursue his passion to the fish.
He soon joined the Grand Slam Charter family based on our excellent reputation. He has been with the company for almost 2 years now. He recently completed the DECR (Department of the Environment and Coastal Resources) testing and safety courses. Jeffery is also our maintenance man in training.
He continues to show a keen interest in how things work and how to make everything he comes in contact with. He is on his journey to becoming a captain.
Jeffery recently became a Captain, having fulfilled all the training requirements and is now responsible for the operations aboard Shady Grady.
Pieter was born in Hamilton, Ontario as the grandson of an ocean captain in the Netherlands. Saltwater is in his blood!
Because he didn’t live close to water, he took up farming as an adult. Since he filled his leisure time by being on the water as much as possible, he decided to take his passion further. He passed the Canadian Power Squadron course and obtained his Boating License.
Upon retirement, Pieter purchased Grand Slam Charters to stay busy. He loves being on the water and occasionally tags along to serve as an extra mate on the charters. He divides his time between Canada and the Turks and Caicos Islands. He loves the waters of Turks and Caicos so much he wants everyone to be able to enjoy and experience the waters. Fishing is the best way to do it.
Dutch thriftiness and cleanliness are in his blood, so he runs a tight ship. His primary goal is making sure the boats are tidy and the crew punctual. You and your group will get the most time on the sea and be well fed, too!
Runeko “Neko” Durham
Runeko also known as Neko was born and raised in the Capital, Grand Turk. The newest member to the team and also the funniest. He knows how to keep you entertained and he’ll keep your drinks flowing. Most of all he is like fish bait, always attracting the fish.
He is eager to show you a good time aboard Angler Management or Wahooters. He is very amusing and has endless comedic lines to keep you laughing. He knows how to keep you entertained.
During his free time, he enjoys skating and playing basketball.
We believe in keeping Turks & Caicos Islands a rich and beautiful place for generations to come. Some of our values include (but are not limited to):
- Don’t overfish
- Leave fish for others
- No shark fishing
- No fishing for the endangered Nassau Grouper (catch & release only)
- Catch and release of any billfish
- No more plastic bags
- No plastic straws
- No more plastic water bottles (We have switched to completely recyclable paper water containers made from completely compostable materials.)
- We collect all recyclables
- Our clothing comes from sustainable and eco-friendly sources
- We’ve joined the fight against the Long-Liners
- We dedicate a crew to participate in beach clean-up days.
READY FOR AN EPIC EXPERIENCE?
Your next family adventure awaits! Get more about our charters by clicking the “Learn More” buttons below:
Bring along all your friends and family for a one of a kind fishing and snorkeling party aboard one of our luxury vessels. Fish on the reef for a while, then jump in to cool off or we can motor to another location to snorkel or to a private beach to swim and relax.