Maldives Marlin

Whether you’re looking for a full day of fast-paced angling action, or want to take your family out to reel in some colorful fish and take in stunning scenery, Maldives Marlin has just the adventure for you! Offering a huge variety of first-class fishing trips exploring the waters around beautiful Hulhumale island, they’ll take you on an excursion that’ll see you experiencing the true essence of life along this part of the Indian Ocean. All aboard!

Captain Ali Ibrahim is a lifelong angling aficionado who recently decided to turn his passion for fishing into a career. He offers a huge variety of completely customizable angling adventures for his guests, and is happy to accommodate many preferences and levels of experience. This includes light and heavy tackle, trolling, spinning, jigging, and handline fishing. As well as this, he works with a crew that treasures their local environment, and always endeavors to respect protected species at all times.

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 23’ center console Yamaha UF23, aptly nicknamed the “Marlin.” She can accommodate up to 5 guests, and will safely and comfortably take you out into the unforgettable lagoons and channels of the Indian Ocean. She’s decked out with top-quality navigational gear, life jackets for all ages, and even snorkeling equipment – get ready to experience these waters from a whole new angle!

Nothing quite beats the feel of a fish on your line, and in these rich waters, you never know what you’ll haul in! Depending on the trip you opt for, you can expect to hook a wide range of fish, including a variety of Grouper, Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Tuna, Red Emperor, Mahi Mahi, and maybe even a Maldivian Marlin of your own. Your captain and crew will be on hand to show you the best techniques to use to hook the catch of your dreams.

You’ll be provided with top-notch rods and reels, bait, and tackle. Come aboard Maldives Marlin, and get ready for a local island-style angling adventure like no other!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Malé Atoll
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $699
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    If you want to reel in some seriously impressive saltwater superstars, and spend up to 8 hours out on the water, then this is the trip for you! Capt. Ali will take you to the plentiful fishing grounds around Malé Atoll, which are home to a huge host of world-famous species, including Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, a variety of Tuna, and, of course, the mighty Marlin. You'll be provided with top-notch rods and reels to battle these beasts, and your captain will be on hand to show you the best techniques to use!
  • Private trip
    Fishing/Sandbank Picnic Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    On this 5-hour trip, you'll have the chance to mix up your angling action with plenty of relaxation! Capt. Ali will have you fishing for around 2 hours – choose how far you want to go, and what species you want to target, and he'll take you to hottest spots around. Then, you'll anchor up on the sandbank to take in some stunning scenery and enjoy a delicious picnic. This trip is perfect for novice anglers, especially families with little ones! You'll be provided with everything you need for a fun day out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    Join Capt. Ali on this 4-hour trip and experience one of the Maldives' specialties, fishing the reefs by moonlight! You'll have the chance to reel in some of the most colorful and exotic fish around, including Red Snapper, a variety of Grouper, Giant Trevally, and other local species. Your crew will provide quality tackle, rods and reels, and everything else you need for a fun and productive night on the water. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and a first mate will be on hand to help out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    This 4-hour morning adventure will see you exploring the waters around Hulhumale for the chance to reel in a whole host of world-famous species! Capt. Ali will take you from 3 to 15 miles offshore, depending on where you want to go and what you want to target – he recommends this trip for anglers who don't want to travel too far out, but still want to reel in anything from a variety of Snapper and Grouper, Giant Trevally, Barracuda, and colorful local species. Rods, reels, bait, and tackle are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    Join your captain on this afternoon adventure if you don't want to travel too far offshore, but still want to reel in some seriously impressive species! You'll be cruising the waters around Hulhumale for the chance to hook a variety of huge Grouper and Snapper, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, and local species. Capt. Ali will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, bait, and tackle, and will have you jigging and casting for your catch. Never fished before? Don't worry – a first mate will show you the ropes!
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About the Captain

Ali Ibrahim
Hulhumale, Maldives
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since December 2018
Capt. Ali is a lifelong fishing fanatic. Every day, he would get up and fish – so he decided to turn this into a career! He used his wealth of knowledge and experience to set up his own charter company, and has been running charters as a captain since 2017. He's located on Hulhumale island, where he helps guests to explore the stunning waters of the Maldives, jigging and casting for the catch of their dreams. He loves meeting new people – especially teaching newbies how to fish!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)

Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Yamaha UF23 (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 130HP Volvo Penta engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 Hulhumale to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Half day trip with Captain Ali

VERIFIED   March 20, 2019
We booked Ali through Fushing booker whilst staying on the Centara Ras Fushi resort. Booked the day before, communication was...
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