Beach Bums Fishing Charters

Just when you thought that your holiday in Tanzania couldn’t get any better, Beach Bums Fishing Charters shows up! They offer unforgettable fishing trips that are convenient for everyone’s pocket. You’ll depart from Kizimkazi and head out to Menai Bay, towards the south coast of Zanzibar. This area has plenty of uninhabited, picturesque islands and sandbanks, as well as fascinating marine life.

Captain Zandre is your guide on this adventure. He’s been hooked on fishing ever since he was 3 years old. He specializes in topwater fishing with poppers and stick baits, but he also does trolling and jigging. It all depends on what you want to do.

Activities that require special equipment need to be requested in advance. For spearfishing, it’s a must that you have the experience of at least 15 meters deep since you’ll be freediving. The captain prefers his clients to bring their own equipment, but he can arrange it as well. If you’re more into snorkeling, the captain will provide the equipment for an additional charge ($10 per person). When it comes to flyfishing, you’ll need to bring your own equipment.

There’s lots of fast and big fish you can catch in the area and that is the reason anglers from all over the world come here. Your main targets will be Giant Trevally, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and many more. The catch is usually released or kept by the crew, the guests can usually keep one fish.

Beach Bums Fishing Charters accommodate up to 3 guests on their boat. Pick your fishing buddies and head out into the world of excitement!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $280
    You will do popping, jigging, and trolling of a small fiber boat on the reefs and offshore. You'll target game fish, so it's possible to hook Giant Trevally, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, or Wahoo. On a half day trip, the captain provides soft drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $280
    You'll go popping, jigging, and trolling of a small fiber boat on the reefs and offshore. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. If you would like to go snorkeling, spearfishing, or fly fishing, please contact the captain in advance. Your snacks and drinks are covered.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    This trip includes your fishing equipment, drinks, and lunch. You'll spend a whole day going after big game fish, such as Tuna, Giant Trevally, Mahi Mahi, and more. Contact the captain in case you want to go spearfishing, snorkeling, or fly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Latham Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $750
    This is the place to get BIG Yellowfin Tuna on popping. If you ever dreamed of landing a monster, this is the trip. As you'll be using a particular technique (popping), this trip is suitable for experienced anglers.
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About the Captain

Zandré Taute
Kusini, Tanzania
13 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I am a South African fisherman and I specialize in topwater fishing. My main goal on a fishing trip is to get the clients the biggest fish and best footage of their catch. I started fishing when I was 3 years old and ever since I caught my first fish, I was properly hooked. I knew that I wanted to be a fishing guide.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally

Boat specs

Yamaha (Skiff) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 15HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bring your own equipment
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Upon request; $10 per person
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Upon request
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn, Akuma
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Only on a full day trip

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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (21)
January fishing trip
January fishing trip
1 half day trip and 1 full day trip with Andrew
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Gary B.
Tanzania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with Steph

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 7, 2022
Great day on the water , conditions were pretty rough to say the least !😂still managed to catch kingfish,barracuda & bonito...
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Luke P.
Fairland, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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1 half day trip and 1 full day trip with Andrew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2022
Went on 2 Trips with Captain Andrew, it was Amazing! They have proper gear (Shimano Stella etc.) and really know what they...
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Dominik W.
Tanzania
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half-Day Trip with Andrew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 29, 2021
We had a half day afternoon trip with Andrew. The first half was tough because there was low fish activity. Once...
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Tore I.
Fort Lee, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 21, 2022
Cap Andrew and great buddy from Colorado doing magic with dobbel steering engines made this to one of our highligts in Zanzibar!...
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Braxton T.
Tanzania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Zandré

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 2, 2021
Amazing time!  Zander knew exactly what to do to catch the fish I wanted.  🐟 I highly recommend and will use him as my...
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FAQs about Beach Bums Fishing Charters

Beach Bums Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $280 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $280 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Latham Island (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Beach Bums Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Upon request; $10 per person
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment Upon request
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Beach Bums Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Akuma)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Only on a full day trip)

Beach Bums Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Beach Bums Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Beach Bums Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo