Makaira Luxury Charter

Malé, Maldives

Located in Malé City, Makaira Luxury Sport Fishing Charter 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.

Makaira is a 38ft. long Gulf Craft powered by twin Yamaha F250 engines. The vessel features a comfortable sitting area, a sleeping cabin as well as a toilet/shower (an enclosed vacuum flush). Among other amenities on board, such as the standard range of marine and fishing electronics (GPS, radio, fishfinder), the boat also features a Wi-Fi connection as well as a GoPro camera, to make sure the greatest moments of your trip are captured on tape.

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, center rigger as well as a single fighting chair for handling the larger fish. The Makaira team specializes in a variety of fishing techniques, offering trolling, popping, jigging, casting fishing trips and more. For more information and customization options, feel free to contact the team via FishingBooker.

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.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2500
    up to 6 persons
    Choose between trolling for big game and popping, casting and jigging.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1650
    up to 6 persons
    Choose between popping, casting and jigging, or trolling for big game
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    Choose between trolling for big game or popping, casting, and jigging.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

  Trevally (Giant)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

38 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 Allowed


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Hussein Makaira
Malé, Maldives
Member since December 2013
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Malé Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.11 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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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 21, 2016
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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 19, 2015
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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 5, 2014
Hussein Makaira (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 9, 2014

Thanks !!!

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