• ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
  • 268-725-7263
  • St. John's, Antigua Barbuda
  • 268-725-7263

TEAM DETAIL

John Watt a.k.a “Big John” also grew up on the water. As a kid, John was a competitive swimmer but really he preferred to be fishing and snorkeling. John also grew up fishing with his dad and uncle, and he is now one of Antigua’s most experienced and respected deep sea fishers. After working for over a decade in the online tech industry he recently packed it in to become a full time artisanal fisherman. However, for years he has somehow managed to work a full time job in an office, while at the same time spending about as many hours at sea catching mahi mahi, tuna, and wahoo. He’s one of those unusual characters who doesn’t need to sleep as many hours as the rest of us. At 6’7″, John will just fit into the tiny cabin on an ocean rowing boat, but he’s no stranger to tiny boats. It’s not uncommon to see him fifty miles offshore on a boat about the same size as a row boat. Big game fishing is another of his passions and he has been part of a very competitive fishing team called appropriately; “Rum and Coke” which has fished in tournaments up and down the eastern Caribbean for years. As big as he is, John is a very nimble fisherman and any boat that has him onboard will do better because of him, and that goes for not just fishing boats! He is a perfectionist and does the research to get the job done as good as it can be done. Fishing (any type), freediving, scuba, sailing, travel, photography, exploring and hiking are passions of his. He feels that this challenge is also something that he will fall right into easily and is eager to get his BIG hands on the oars. John is now 32 years old, 6’7″ and 230 lbs.