C’est La Vie - Darfeel Charters

Corniche Road
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Famous for its incredible beaches, the Hajar Mountains, and endless fishing opportunities, Fujairah is a go-to destination for all die-hard anglers looking to catch the biggest trophy that the United Arab Emirates can offer. And there’s no better way of exploring the Gulf of Oman than with Darfeel Charters.

Captain Volodymyr Ivanchenko has been fishing in the area for more than quarter of a century and he’s become a local legend with numerous returning customers. He owns and operates a 28’ catamaran that can accommodate up to 6 guests and 2 crew members.

‘C’est La Vie’ comes outfitted with a 150 HP Honda engine, outriggers to extend your reach, a live bait tank to keep your bait fresh, and ice-boxes for your drinks and food. It’s also equipped with quality GPS and fishfinder to save you time while searching for your dream catch.

The boat’s features are suitable for various types of fishing and weather conditions, even far from the coast, at deep sea, where the water is more than 100 meters deep. Depending on your wishes, the captain will take you to different locations and employ different techniques.

You can expect to do some casting, trolling, bottom fishing, and even fly fishing in pursuit of heavy-weights such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, and whatever else is on your bucket list. You’ll also get a chance to catch your own live bait on the way to the most productive fisheries!

Your captain is a professional diver so he can show you all the tips and tricks if you want to dip your toes. Snorkeling equipment is available upon request, just let the captain know in advance.

The first mate will also be there for you no matter what you need, so tips for his efforts are very appreciated. Everything else is included in the price – from top-quality tackle, lures, and licenses to soft drinks and catch cleaning.

Anglers of all ages are welcome so make sure to bring your kids on a trip they’ll remember for years to come!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    US$ 1021
    up to 6 persons
    This 11-hour trip is perfect for serious anglers who want to have enough time to land their personal record. Spend your weekend trolling for Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Rainbow Runner, Wahoo, Kingfish, Queenfish, Bonita, Barracuda, casting for Barracuda, Dorado, Bonita, Kingfish, Queenfish, fly fishing for Dorado, Bonita, Kingfish, Queenfish, and bottom fishing for a variety of delicious species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    US$ 898
    up to 6 persons
    This weekend full day trip will see you fishing for Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Rainbow Runner, Bonita, Kingfish, Queenfish, and who knows what else. Depending on the species, expect to do some trolling, fly fishing, bottom fishing, or casting.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 871
    up to 6 persons
    If you're a serious angler who wants to maximize his chances of landing a heavy-weight, this 11-hour trip is exactly what the doctor ordered! The captain will take you trolling, casting, bottom or fly fishing for a variety of gorgeous species, such as Kingfish, Queenfish, Bonita, Barracuda, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, Rainbow Runner, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 762
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to do some trolling, fly fishing, bottom fishing, or casting for 8 hours, then this trip is right up your alley. You're be battling Rainbow Runner, Bonita, Kingfish, Queenfish, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Weekend (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    US$ 544
    up to 6 persons
    If you're an early riser even on weekends, this is the trip for you! You'll have four hours to land as many Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Bonita, Kingfish, and Queenfish, as you can, among many others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Weekend (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    US$ 544
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to do some weekend fishing, but you don't want to spend the whole day on the water, then this afternoon trip is perfect for you. The captain will take you chasing Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, and whatever else is biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 490
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning casting, trolling, bottom fishing, or even fly fishing with an experienced captain at the helm. You'll be going after Dorado, Rainbow Runner, Wahoo, Kingfish, Queenfish, Bonita, Barracuda, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 490
    up to 6 persons
    Blow off some steam after work with this amazing afternoon trip. You'll be casting, trolling, bottom or fly fishing for the likes of Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Bonita, Kingfish, Queenfish, and whatever else is biting!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Queenfish
Rainbow Runner
Sailfish

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom made (Catamaran) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 150HP Honda engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Volodymyr Ivanchenko
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Member since January 2015
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Originally from Ukraine, Captain Volodymyr Ivanchenko has been fishing in the area for 25 years. He's become a local angling legend and his customers usually find him through word of mouth recommendations. The captain is also a professional diver, fluent in four languages – Russian, English, Arabic, and Ukrainian! He will always work his hardest to ensure that his clients enjoy their day in various ways. He will choose a location and fishing techniques based on what type of fish his clients want to catch.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 93%

Fujairah Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Very friendly,nice fish trip ,captain and crew (Jackson !!!!) are great
You will feel that they are on boat only for your pleasure!!
Jackson is trying hard to make you great fishing experience !!!
I can only say FABULOUS ,recommend to everbody

Fished April 5, 2018
Volodymyr Ivanchenko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback and recommendation. We appreciate your taking time to let us know what you think. We are doing our best to make you fishing great and unforgettable.We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again on board!!!
Volodymyr

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Need to book a full day to get the big fish but still a lot of fun

Fished April 4, 2018
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I am not great fisherman and go for fishing very occasionally. At this time my brother with family came to visit me and we decided to try fishing. Despite the fact that no one form us have tried trolling before we were very successful and got onboard 18 tunas. Great thanks to Captain Vladimir and his assistant Dixon who have instructed us how to work with fishing tool. They were also very patient. We were also lucky to see dolphins. We had a great trip out on the sea with Vladimir! A great friendly Captain with good knowledge of the area. We have got more than we’ve expected. I would, defiantly, go again with this charter.

Fished November 5, 2017
Volodymyr Ivanchenko (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 12, 2017

YOU ARE WELCOME. WILL TRY TO GET MORE AND BIGGER FISHES.

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