C’est La Vie - Darfeel Charters

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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    $1,021
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    $899
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    $872
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    $763
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    $545
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    $545
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    $491
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    $491
    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 the Captain

Volodymyr Ivanchenko
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Angler's Choice
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2015
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.

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
Deep Sea Fishing

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 Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Great Fishing Day with Darfeel
Half Day
Afternoon Trip with Captain Vladimir.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Andrew B.
Maddaloni, Campania
 5.00
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Half day in Fujairah

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
We headed out onto the water on time and after a short stop for fresh bait fish we were trolling for some trophies. We caught...
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Andy A.
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
 5.00
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2 days, extended 11 hour trips

VERIFIED   November 28, 2018
From the start, contact was great and set the tone for a great couple of days fishing. Unfortunately we had been let down by...
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Max K.
Dubai, Dubai
 5.00
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Great Fishing Day with Darfeel

VERIFIED   October 29, 2018
Had an excellent fishing trip (morning session) with Darfeel. Capt. Volodymyr gave us a very warm and friendly welcome.
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Nick L.
Dubai, Dubai
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 1, 2019
Excellent. Great morning. Caught 1 nice mahi mahi, Fantastic
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Pavel T.
Dubai, Dubai
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Afternoon Trip with Captain Vladimir.

VERIFIED   November 5, 2017
I am not great fisherman and go for fishing very occasionally. At this time my brother with family came to visit me and we...
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