Game Fishing Vanuatu – Stormbird

Fishing for deep-sea predators has never been so good. Join Game Fishing Vanuatu for an unforgettable experience that will have you the envy of all your friends.

Spend the day with Captain Pete Philips aboard ‘Stormbird’, a 26’ Reef Master. This vessel was recently restored. She has a 320 HP Volvo engine that will get you to the fishing grounds before you know it. This fantastic boat is set up to catch everything, from Marlin to casting poppers for Giant Trevally, to hitting the reefs.

The spacious deck on board is covered, keeping you out of the sun. This boat also has a great tackle line up whether you want to chase Marlin or head out with the family for a few hours reef fishing and snorkeling the reef.

Each trip is only a short ride out to the fishing grounds, usually only 10 to 20 minutes. From here, you can start trolling. For the best chance of hooking a Blue Marlin, the captain will take you to the ‘Marlin Highway’, a renowned area that regularly produces 1000 lb and larger Marlin.

You’ll also be able to target Dogtooth, Skipjack, and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Wahoo, and many more. These trips are most popular with groups of up to 6 anglers who wish to do a day trip fishing out of Port Vila.

Everything is included in this trip. You’ll use top quality rods and reels that won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your trophy catch. All bait and lures are included – the live bait will be caught during the trip. Even your fishing license for the day is included.

Food and drink will be provided on every trip. You’ll still need to leave a cooler in the car to take home your catch. The captain will make sure you have enough for your dinner, but the rest will stay with the boat.

Book now for an incredible adventure. Catch your first big game fish or even a personal best. Capt. Pete can’t wait to welcome you on board.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $811
    up to 4 persons
    Less than 20 minutes will have your lines wet. You'll be trolling and deep sea fishing the 'Marlin Highway', 1000 M deep and known for producing big Marlin. You'll also target Skipjack, Dogtooth, and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and many more. Everything is included in this trip, from rods and reels, to live bait and lures, right to your fishing license. Food and drink will be on board for you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $728
    up to 4 persons
    A short ride out will have you trolling the 'Marlin Highway' which is more than 1000 meters deep and has become famous for turning on some amazing fishing, where periodically a 1000 lb Marlin turns up. Also expect to see Dogtooth, Skipjack, and Yellowfin Tuna, amongst other species. All fishing gear and tackle are included, as well as your fishing license for the day. Food and drink will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $458
    up to 4 persons
    You'll have your lines in the water after a 20-minute ride. The trip will be spent targeting Wahoo, Amberjack, Barracuda, Rainbow Runner, and many more. All rods and reels are included, as well as live bait, and your fishing license for the day. Snacks and drinks are also included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:35 PM
    $458
    up to 4 persons
    A short ride out will see you targeting Amberjack, Barracuda, Wahoo, and many more. You can also choose to go reef fishing, or even target large game fish. Let the captain know if you are bringing your own spearfishing equipment before the trip. All fishing equipment and tackle are included, as well as your fishing license for the day. Refreshments are provided.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Rainbow Runner
Sailfish
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Reef Master (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 320HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Vila to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Pete Phillipps
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Member since September 2014
23
I worked many years ago as a commercial fisherman off the coast of Australia. I then became interested in game fishing. After fishing many locations around the world I then moved to Vanuatu and set up our operation. We have become the leaders in the industry due to our dedicated service and attention to detail. Our boats and gear are top notch and we are keen to look after all your fishing requirements.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 91%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.57
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Maddie L.
East Devonport, TAS
 5.00
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Worth Every Cent!

VERIFIED   October 10, 2018
We recently had the pleasure of experiencing a fishing charter aboard the Stormbird. This was my 4th trip and Vanuatu and my...
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Grant B.
Hamilton, Waikato
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 15, 2018
Well organised boat and crew. Can’t recommend these guys enough. Was a fantastic day on the water with the skipper putting...
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Tim R.
Melbourne, VIC
 4.00
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Half day trip with captain Sammy and deckie Tommy.

VERIFIED   NEW  May 2, 2019
Morning half day weather crap heavy showers and overcast. Trolling before we even left harbour. Sailed out into 4m seas before...
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James H.
Townsville, QLD
 4.67
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Half day great trip

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
This is one of the best chartered trip I have been. The crew work hard to put us on fish. I would recommend to...
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Loganlea, QLD
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VERIFIED   September 8, 2018
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