Spearfishing in Harbour Island

Official Eleuthera Harbour Island brings you more information on spearfishing in Harbour Island, Eleuthera and Spanish Wells. Spearfishing in Eleuthera is a real sport, it is practiced in many different ways and ” weapons” . It involves the use of what is commonly called a spear or a harpoon.  The instrument that we will call a spear ejects an arrow that is aimed at the fish . 

Visitors should be extremely comfortable in the water, have a good lung capacity and should be reasonably patient.  Free dive spearfishing is usually practiced at depths from 10 to 50 feet.

Fish that are hunted while spearfishing:

– Groupers

– Jacks

– Snappers

– Margate


Your spearfishing company will guide you through local fishing regulations including” spear instruments” that can be used in Eleuthera. The level of sophistication of those “weapons” varies from simple slingshot like devices to pneumatic gas powered pneumatic spear guns.  

A person wishing to use a spear should be granted a fishing permit by local authorities. Additionally spearfishing is not allowed within 200 yards of any island in Eleuthera. 

It is illegal to use any type of underwater air supply for spear fishing or collecting of any marine life.

Spear guns are not allowed in the Bahamas. No baits are used to practice this kind of fishing.