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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Gulf Craft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 25HP Yamaha F250 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

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
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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
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: 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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