Bermudaful Blues

With so many big-game fishing locales dotting the planet, the blue marlin destination list is long. For sport-fishing operations willing to take the journey with anglers looking to bag their first granders, without a doubt, Bermuda should be somewhere near the top of that list.

This beautiful, peaceful island is nestled in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean roughly 600 miles from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, the closest point of North America, essentially placing this subtropical paradise in the middle of nowhere. Relatively small in overall size at only about 21 miles long and roughly a mile wide, Bermuda is an archipelago made up of approximately 181 islands, islets and rocks—the seven largest connected by various bridges and causeways, making up the majority of the inhabited area.

Bermuda is a self-governing, British overseas territory, and because of its international finance industry, has one of the highest per capita income levels in the world. Home to a relatively small number of full-time residents—around 65,000—the island boasts a healthy tourism rate, hosting well over 500,000 visitors annually. The large and easily-accessible international airport supporting this high influx of travelers is located in the original capital city of St. George’s, and the island also hosts more than 150 cruise ship visits each year in three of the main ports: Royal Naval Dockyard, the current capital city of Hamilton, or

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