Hilman Sport Fishing

The Maldives are made up of over 1,200 islands. Get out of Malé and explore their rich coral reefs, islands, and offshore deep spots with Hilman Sport Fishing. Crystal clear waters, luscious greenery, and glistening beaches await – not to mention some incredible fish.

Fishing is a way of life here, but Captain Hilman Abdulla sees it as more of his passion. Having fished these waters his whole life, he decided to cash in on the ever-growing tourist industry in 2017. He hopes to show every customer the hidden gems of his home country, leaving them with a lifelong positive impression of their time here.

Aboard a 27’ Fiber saltwater sportfishing boat, you and up to 6 others can enjoy the wonders of these productive waters. There’s plenty of seating for you all, along with space to fish. Fitted with downriggers and a live bait well, she’s a vessel designed to get you reeling in the biggest fish.

Troll using artificial lures or bottom fish the reefs to entice the bite of your target fish. Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and Red Bass are just some of the thrilling and delicious species you’ll target when offshore. Along the reefs, go after a number of Snappers, Groupers, Jobfish, and many more, and you won’t be disappointed.

Let your captain know if you’d like to go snorkeling and he’ll bring plenty of gear aboard for all of you to go swimming with these beautiful creatures. All the fishing gear will be waiting for you, but feel free to bring your own fishing gear, too.

Capt. Hilman will pick you up from anywhere in Malé, so you don’t need to worry at all. All you need to bring is some drinks, snacks, sunscreen, and anything else to make the most of your day, and you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime. Discover a whole new world with Hilman Sport Fishing.



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  • Private trip
    Full day popping vaavu atoll
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
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    $600
    Popping vaavu atoll
  • Private trip
    Full day fishing tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Yellowfin tuna fishing trip
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    Make the most of the Maldives' fruitful, tropical waters. Get offshore from the islands and onto the reefs and offshore in search of some huge, beautiful fish. Let your captain know if you'd like to get up close to the fish and he'll bring some snorkeling equipment on board. Otherwise, head out at the crack of dawn and troll, pop, or jig to catch the bite of Giant Trevally, Groupers, Snappers, and many more delicious fish.
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About the Captain

Hilman Abdulla
Malé, Maldives
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2013
Having been fishing his whole life, Captain Hilman Abdulla decided to turn his hobby into a job. What's better than doing what you love for a living? His passion has never waned and he's just as excited to get out of bed every morning to get out on the water. The best part of the day is, he claims, obviously catching fish!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jobfish (Green) Jobfish (Green)

Red Bass Red Bass
Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Trevally (Bluefin) Trevally (Bluefin)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Fiber (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2015, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Malé to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Best Maldivian fishing experience
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Ronald L.
Maldives
 5.00
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Best Maldivian fishing experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 13, 2020
Hillman is an honest, genuine and patient fisherman who provided us with an unforgettable lifetime experience. It was...
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Silvio J.
Nuremberg, BY
 5.00
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Awesom fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 4, 2020
He is a really good captain and we had a lot of fun! We catch six different species! Next time we get a tuna..;) We...
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Patrick O.
Chicago, IL
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Trip with Hilman

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 10, 2020
Hilman was amazing, he escorted us to the airport both ways from our hotel. He put us on GTs which is what we were looking...
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Takafumi I.
Malé, 26
 5.00
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Fishing with Hilman

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 2, 2020
Captain Hilman Very kind and helpful person, so I can enjoy the trip. The weather is very hot but we did fishing morning...
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Kevin L.
United States
 5.00
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Excellent Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 23, 2019
Captain Hillman is an excellent guide and I thoroughly enjoyed my day fishing with him. His passion and love for fishing is...
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