Located in Malé City, Makaira Luxury Charters had its official launch during the Maldives Game Fishing Challenge in November of 2012. Although its first fishing trip coincided with the MGFC’s kick-off, the boat managed to claim several awards during the tournament, including Champion Angler, Champion Team, and Champion Boat. Since then, things have only got better.
The “Makaira” is a 38’ Gulf Craft boat powered by twin Yamaha F250 engines. The vessel features a comfortable seating area, cabin, and bathroom with shower. Other amenities onboard include a range of marine and fishing electronics, GoPro cameras to record your catches, and even Wi-Fi.
As far as its fishing equipment goes, the Makaira is rigged with Shimano and Penn International rods and reels, complete with lures, poppers, and teasers. It is decked with outriggers and centerriggers, as well as a single fighting chair for handling larger fish.
The Makaira team specializes in a variety of fishing techniques, offering trolling, popping, jigging, casting, and more. All fishing gear, lures, and fishing licenses will be provided by the Makaira crew, with the equipment for fly fishing also made available upon request.
As long as the regulations will allow, the guests are free to keep the fish they catch, with a complimentary cleaning of the catch by the team.
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Gulf Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 25HP Yamaha F250 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since December 2013
Malé Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on April 21, 2016
Not often do you see the captain working as the deckhand! It has been awhile for me. Hussein is a great angler with years of experience. He got us hooked up twice in a half day charter. I felt bad that we lost both fish due to our own issues. Oh well!! I would highly recommend Makaira Luxury Charters. They do a wonderful job with a great boat and fabulous equipment!
Fished April 2016Fished April 21, 2016Carlos P. Kenda recommends Makaira Luxury Charters
Went fishing on November 19, 2015
We booked a half-day trip with this charter. After hours, we only caught 1 fish total. My boyfriend landed that one, I never even touched a fishing pole the whole time I was on the boat. I know we just had an unlucky day & it’s no fault of the charter. It sucked to pay $1100 for 1 fish though. They 2 employees on the charter weren’t all that friendly & didn’t seem to speak English. We had no clue what was going on most of the time because there was absolutely no communication. The bathroom was incredibly stinky & gross. Many of the other fishing charters that cost the same as Makaira offered lunch on the boat, but they just had apples & oranges. I’m sure this isn’t a bad charter, we just didn’t have a great experience.
Fished November 2015Fished November 19, 2015Roxanne White recommends Makaira Luxury Charters
Went fishing on October 5, 2014
Real fishing trip for ealing value of money, 6 Wahoo in less than 6 hours.
The captain and the crew were absolutely great wit service and help they really new how to show you a good time. And the overall experience was warth it, don’t try looking for another charter than this one it’s the best with the same captain.
It’s all thanks to Captain Hussain and his crew.
Fished October 2014Fished October 5, 2014Replied to this review on October 9, 2014
Thanks !!!Majid Alsuwadi recommends Makaira Luxury Charters
Replied to this review on October 9, 2014