Makaira Luxury Charter

Malé, Maldives

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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue)

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin)


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.

Air Conditioning
Multimedia System
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
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 trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

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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!

Carlos P. Kenda • Fished Apr 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.

Roxanne White • Fished Nov 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.

Majid Alsuwadi • Fished Oct 05, 2014
Hussein Makaira (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 9, 2014

Thanks !!!

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  • Malé, Malé
    , Maldives