Makaira Luxury Charters

Malé
Malé, Maldives

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.


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$ 2072
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the whole day offshore, trolling, popping, casting, and jigging for various big game species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1512
    up to 6 persons
    With a couple more hours on the water, you have even more chances to pop, cast, jig, or troll for big game pelagics like Sailfish and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1232
    up to 6 persons
    Choose between trolling for big game or popping, casting, and jigging on this 4-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 1232
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon trolling big game pelagics or popping, casting, and jigging for a variety of species on this half-day trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Hussein Makaira
Malé, Maldives
Member since December 2013
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Captain Hussein Makaira has been working on the water for 18 years and has built a reputation as one of the Maldives' top charter captains. Capt. Hussein is a sport fisherman through and through – fishing is his passion and he always encourages the safe release of fish after the battle is over. Capt. Hussein is a member of the Fishing Association of Maldives and his whole crew are pro divers. You're in safe hands aboard Makaira Luxury Charters.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.33
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Great morning trip!
Great morning trip!
Great morning trip!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Alex K
Malé, 26
 5.00
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Great morning trip!

VERIFIED   September 5, 2018
Although we did not catch any marlin, we have managed to get 3 wahoos in less than 2 hours. The boat is really nice, deck is...
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Carlos P. Kenda
Spring, Texas
 4.33
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   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...
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Majid Alsuwadi
 4.67
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Best fishing experience ever

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...
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Roxanne White
Redding, California
 3.33
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It was fine..

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...
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