Zanzibar - the spice island. Home to some of the best big game and deep sea fishing opportunities in the Indian Ocean
Join us for a day out Big Game Fishing in the waters of Zanzibar, Latham Island, Mafia Island, Pemba Island and the famous Pemba channel! Our deep sea fishing charter boats are fully rigged and ready to take you out for a fishing experience you will never forget! Our deep sea fishing partners are located in Nungwi, a fishing village on the north-western tip of Zanzibar Island where the fishing grounds of Zanzibar, Mafia, Pemba and the famous Pemba Channel are not even a stone's throw away. We fish by trolling a combination of artificial lures, natural dead baits (Ballyhoo or strips) or by live baiting.
Our skippers and crew are also experienced at all disciplines of fishing whether your requirements be spinning, fly fishing, jigging, popping for Giant Trevally etc, power chumming or drifting with baits. Our well equipped and catered for sports fishing boats and resourceful crews will ensure your absolute enjoyment out on the water. Billfish such as Striped, Black and Blue Marlin as well as the acrobatic and dazzling Sailfish and elusive Shortbill Spearfish abound in these crystal waters! Let’s not forget the Broadbill Swordfish, the “Gladiator” of the seas which will test the stamina of any angler to the limit! Yellowfin tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Kingfish (Trevally), King & Queen Mackerel and the lesser game fish such as Bonito tuna, Skipjack tuna and Rainbow Runner provide endless hours of adrenalin filled Game Fishing action out on the water!
We are members of the International Game Fish Association and actively encourage our “catch and release” policy of all Billfish and Sharks unless they are likely to be East Africa, All Africa, World record fish, or the skipper believes that the fish is unlikely to survive release. This goes for other species too such as Giant Trevally. With Leven Bank just 5 miles north of Nungwi and the drop-offs and deep blue water east of Mnemba Island about 12 miles east, our well equipped fishing boats and professional crews will have you in the mix in no time! The boats are available for Half Day or Full Day charters and Night Fishing trips for Broadbill Swordfish, the “Gladiator of the Sea”, can be arranged and will certainly test your skills as an angler. See our Live Aboard page for extended fishing charter options! Day or night, We are ready and waiting to take you out for a Big Game fishing experience you will never forget.
There are no less than six different types of billfish in the Zanzibar's Pemba channel just north of Nungwi and your chances of catching at least 3 different types in a season are really good. Besides the billfish there are huge sharks (Mako, Tiger, Thresher and Hammerhead to name but a few), tuna fishing, large wahoo, king mackerel, dorado, barracuda, and record size giant trevally plus many others.
In peak Marlin season, the bill fish move right up to the coast line to gorge themselves on the tuna, making the north of Zanzibar very interesting for enthusiastic anglers. These fish show inexhaustible displays of strength and a chance at a personal best is very good.
Basically our seasons take place with the tuna season running from August to October, and then the billfish season for marlin and sailfish running from November till March. In between the game fish are always there. Large Tuna can reach up to 100 kg’s, with many schools of 50 kg tuna still migrating through our waters. The tuna are followed by the big marlin. Our main striped marlin season runs from December through to March whilst large black and blue marlin are caught in September till December.