On Juliet, we make a habit of ridding the oceans of this disastrous fish – and feasting on it afterwards! We have custom spears and Zookeepers that easily clip on to your dive gear, have a wide one-way opening to load up with fish, and is made of hard PVC plastic to protect you from the sharp spines. Try your hand at lionfish wrangling and back on deck we’ll show you how to safely handle and filet this surprisingly delicious fish. If you’re lucky enough, you might be able to try the whole array of Lionfish delicacies served on board Juliet, including Lionfish ceviche, Lionfish sashimi, seared Lionfish, and Lionfish tacos. Yum!
We typically schedule a Lionfish Hunting trip in October where you can hunt to your heart’s content. We dive on some of the lesser-dove sites like Look-out point, and drift some of the deeper sloping wall dives that the lionfish tend to love. Look forward to being able to see the entirety of the Tuna Alley system and Victory Reef, and if the weather cooperates we’ll head south for some clean up on the Orange Cay dives. We provide the spears and zookeepers or you are welcome to bring your own (just remember, no trigger mechanism allowed). Whether you are already a lionfish hunting expert or want to learn how to get into it, all experience levels are welcome. You just have to love eating them as well. Our chef will be cooking up your catch in all sorts of meals – Fish tacos, ceviche, and even Lionfish sushi! Contact us for more details.
For more information on the Lionfish invasion, visit the links below, or book a trip on Juliet and be sure to sit in on our Lionfish marine biology presentation!