FishBazaruto - Sailfish

When it comes down to giant Black Marlin, the elusive Spearfish, and nice dozes of Sailfish, and a kaleidoscope of other species, the Bazaruto Archipelago is your go-to place. And there is hardly a better company than FishBazaruto Sportfishing Charters to explore the hottest bite around!

Your fishing trip will take place aboard the “Sailfish”, one of the recent additions to the stable. She is a 27’ Nova Cat with twin 150 Yamaha engines. The Sailfish features an open and practical deck, which makes her ideal for trolling. She is a clean, seaworthy fishing machine with all Garmin chirp plotter and depth sounder, a Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF radio, a Striker fishing chair, a Luna Tubes live well system, and Rupp outriggers and bases. All aboard!

Whether you are after Shortbill Spearfish, giant Black Marlin, Striped, and Blue Marlin, or want to get double-digit shoots at Sailfish, there is a trip for you. Of course, the opportunities don’t end there. You can also reel in anything from Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, King Mackerel, Queenfish, Barracuda, Jobfish… and the list just keeps going.

FishBazaruto Sportfishing Charters specializes in saltwater fly fishing, heavy tackle big game, ultra light tackle spinning, drop shot, vertical jigging, and plugging.

The trips come inclusive with everything you need to make a great catch possible. The crew could also help with accommodations.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Day Trip - No Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    price breakdown
    Lodging is NOT included but Capt. Duarte can help you find a good deal. You will be targeting Swordfish, Spearfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, giant Black Marlin and other types of Marlin, as well as many other game fish species.

About the Captain

Duarte Rato
Vilanculos, Mozambique
The son of one of the postwar pioneers of Billfishing in the Maputo area of Mozambique, Captain Duarte Rato has been fishing offshore since he was just eight years old. By the time he left school at 18 he had already been awarded his long range captain’s license and was operating a 37 ft sportfisher full time. After spending a brief period in the hotel industry after obtaining a degree in Tourism Management at Johannesburg University, he soon decided that he wanted to spend his life following his passion - fishing full time for huge Billfish and a variety of other species. He has been at the helm of Vamazi since 2003, during which time he has grown a solid reputation for being able to guide clients to giant Black Marlin. Although he has caught more Grander Black Marlin (1000 lb plus) than any other captain in the whole of Africa, he does not focus exclusively on this species: he enjoys using a whole arsenal of techniques to fish for all the various species of the Bazaruto Archipelago.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jobfish (Green) Jobfish (Green)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish Sailfish

Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Nova Cat Marine (Center console) originally built in 2015, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

27 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:
Bank Transfer