Big game fishing is practised throughout the year in Mauritius although the best season for marlin is from October to April. Besides black and blue marlins, anglers also catch
- Tuna: Shoals of Yellow-fin tuna move in to Mauritian waters in March and April.( 140 to 200 lbs)
- Wahoo: Prolific runs of Wahoo start in September. Reputed to be the fastest running fish in the sea.
Sailfish: Literally flies through the air when hooked, in an aerial display of fury. (Around 100 lbs)
- Bonito: A smaller species of tuna( Skipjack tuna).
- Shark: Expect Blue, Hammer-head, Mako, Tiger, Black fin and White fin
There are few categories of boats: 60-foot,50-foot,47-foot,45-foot and 42-foot. All boats are fully equipped with Penn International reels (30, 50, 80, and 130 lbs line test), Fenwick rods, life jackets, VHF ship-to-shore radios, 1 skipper and 2 crews, basic First Aid boxes, fresh water showers and toilets, sun deck with canopy & gallery.
Soft drink, a few beers and bottled water are available on board free of charge. You and your companions are responsible for your own lunches and any other foodstuffs or beverages you may desire to bring on board.
There are two options available for the renting of boats:
FULL DAY: (9 hour fishing day: 7am - 4pm)
HALF DAY: (6 hour fishing day: 7:am - 1pm)
60-FOOT BOAT: [Le Boss] - Capacity: 2x600 HP
50-FOOT BOAT: - Capacity: 2x450/550 HP
47-FOOT BOAT: - Capacity: 2x400/500 HP
45-FOOT BOAT: - Capacity: 2x435 HP
42-FOOT BOAT: - Capacity: 2x350/400 HP
Full or Half Day available for all of the aboves.
Request for Rate and book your trip early!
Maximum people allowed per any one boat charter is 6 people, preferably no more that 3 anglers.
*Free pick up from your place to the boat departure point!
Deep-sea fishing boats, adequately equipped with ship-to-shore radio and trolling equipment for both live bait and artificial lures, can be booked through Mauritus Island On-line, although the largest fleets are based in Trou-Aux-Biches, Grand Baie, and Le Morne Anglers Club, Black River.
Minimum hire time is six hours and boats can be shared by up to three anglers. Why then hesitate to ride the ocean swells in a sleek 40-footer and discover the angler's paradise???