This year's entry fee has been lowered to $2500 per boat so that anglers can enter different Calcuttas and add to their fun and adventure. Billfish and game fish will earn anglers over $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Raphaella Boat with Captain Lance and Crew are Poised for this Deep Sea Fishing Event (St. Martin/St Maarten) targeting Sailfish, Blue Marlins, White Marlins, Stripped Marlins. Competitors can fish the famous "Marlin Boulevard". Approximately 30 to 40 boats are expected to compete. For information about competition, rules and regulations, visit: www.the-fishing-
To join the team on the Raphaella, contact Captain Lance at email address: fish_raphaella@
Captain Lance Mourillon of the Raphaella (deep sea fish and charter boat) commented that: “The location of the tournament is very important because Marlin Boulevard in the east of St. Maarten / St. Martin has the reputation to be a great spot to fight the “Big Blue”, making it one of the most attractive fishing spots in the Caribbean. St. Maarten /St. Martin has beautiful turn key-ready marinas fully equipped for this calibre of event”. The Raphaella deep sea, salt water, fishing boat is specially equipped for big game fishing. Captain Lance Mourillon and crew of the Raphaella believe only big blue over 450 pounds will have interest to go the scale. Sport Fishermen will probably fish in 50 or 80 pound test and each vessel is obliged to provide an observer.
Captain Lance Mourillon commented: “Last year, the fourth sport fishing tournament was held May 27 - June 6, 2009. It was promoted by organizers as the biggest sport fishing tournament in the West Indies. It was held for the first time in 2006 in Antigua. In 2009, the fourth outing was fished from the Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, St. Maarten. We expect boats will be coming from Trinidad, Santo Domingo, Barbados, St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Saint-Barthé
For reservation on the Raphaella boat, visit www.fish-raphaella.com or send email to: fish_raphaella@
Captain Lance believes this year there will be a significant amount of spectator from cruise ship. Cruise ships include, but not limited to: Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Valor, Carnival Miracle. Celebrity Carnival Triumph, Constellation, Costa Magica, Costa Mediterranean, Costa Symphony, Caribbean Princess, Adventure of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Maasdam, Celebrity Millennium, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, NCL Dawn, NCL Jewel, Zenith, Explorer of the Seas, Emerald Princess, Jewel of the Seas, Noordam Regal Princess, Legend of the Seas, Veendam, NCL Pearl NCL, Radiance of the Seas, Majesty Sun Princess, Freedom of the Seas, Carnival Victory, Zuiderdam, Mariner of the Seas, Disney Magic, NCL Spirit, Navigator of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas.
Passengers from cruise ships can book their deep sea fishing expedition directly with Captain Lance on the Raphaella available on-line at: http://fish-
All prices are negotiable, especially for a group of 4 people.
Captain Lance Mourillon and crew Raphaella Deep Sea Fishing vessel warmly welcome participants to join them for what will be a most pleasurable and fantastic event for individual persons, relatives and family members, organizations, young people, children, young adults.
In general, Raphaella deep sea fishing trips are scheduled every day. The most popular deep sea fishing trip on the Raphaella are the:
• 4 hour trip (1/2 day deep sea fishing trip) and
• 6 hour trip (3/4 day deep sea fishing trip)
Both one-half (1/2 day) trip and three-quarter (3/4) day trip (depending on sea conditions) will take about a 20 minute run before you start fishing. The area is actually a ledge that runs the length of St. Maarten out to the South and past St. Barth’s and this is a favorite hangout for big game fish of all species.
You will travel and fish in comfort. The Raphaella has an open salon leading onto deck, and luxurious air- conditioned accommodations, plus complimentary drinks, snacks, and bottled water ensure a relaxing atmosphere for all the family
For more information visit Raphaella blog at http://fish-
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About the Raphaella Deep Sea Fishing -
The Raphaella is a deep sea fishing boat that is also used for charter services and special island transfers. It typically operates in St. Maarten / St. Martin and the eastern Caribbean Sea, in concert with cruise ships.
Raphaella Deep Sea Charter – Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Striped Marlin – Wahoo – Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Dolphin Fishing on Raphaella in St Maarten / St. Martin