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Makaira Luxury Charters

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.



About the Captain

Hussein Makaira
Malé, Maldives
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2013
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo 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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Private Charter of Makaira Sport Fishing Boat for 6 hours on 30th Apr 2019
Private Charter of Makaira Sport Fishing Boat for 6 hours on 30th Apr 2019
Great morning trip!
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Keith G. L.
Singapore
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Capt Hussein sport fishing boat seemed well maintained, stocked up with a paraphernalia of fishing tackles and lures. Started...
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Alex K.
Malé, 26
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Great morning trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on 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. K.
Spring, Texas
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) 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...
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Majid A.
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Best fishing experience ever

Full Day Trip 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...
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Roxanne W.
Redding, California
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It was fine..

Half Day Popping/Casting/Jigging 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...
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FAQs about Makaira Luxury Charters

Makaira Luxury Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,232 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,232 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,512 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $2,072 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Makaira Luxury Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Makaira Luxury Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Stella, Shimano, Penn International)

Makaira Luxury Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Makaira Luxury Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Makaira Luxury Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo