Simba Big Game Fishing

Never thought of adventuring down to Kenya for a first-class fishing adventure? Simba Big Game Fishing is here to show you that these waters are well worth exploring!

UK-born fishing fanatic Captain Mark Allen is the man behind the helm of this charter. With over 20 years of experience working as a skipper, he’ll use all of the local know-how he’s gained to help you battle big game in these productive waters.

Specializing in helping his guests hook Marlin species and Sailfish using lures and on the fly, you’ll be treated to plenty of hands-on action during your trip! Even better, you don’t have to be an expert angler to take part in the adventure. Capt. Mark is happy to show young budding fishermen and newbies the ropes.

You’ll be embarking on your trip aboard a 38’ Cabo sportfishing vessel. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers, with plenty of room for a comfortable and safe journey to the hotspots. This is aided by her top-quality onboard navigational and safety gear.

Your captain’s vessel is also a serious fishing machine. On board, you’ll find outriggers to cover plenty of ground when trolling, as well a fighting chair for when you need some extra support battling big beasts!

So what big beasts will you be battling? Capt. Mark will have you cruising through the locally-named “Marlin Grounds,” where you’ll have the chance to come up against Black, Blue, and Striped varieties. Hard-fighting Sailfish also inhabit these waters, as well as Swordfish.

Your target species also include Wahoo and tasty Yellowfin Tuna. All Billfish in this area are catch and release, but if you’d like to take some Tuna home, just let your captain know – it’s common for the boats here to keep the catch, but you’ll be able to keep a personal-sized portion.

Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle, as well as snacks and drinks. You don’t need a fishing license, so all that’s left is to come aboard Simba Big Game Fishing for an incredible African angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 1
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    This full day adventure is the perfect introduction to big game fishing in Watamu! Within 30 minutes you'll be trolling with big lures through the Marlin grounds. Depending on where the fish are biting, you'll head anywhere from 15–30 miles out. As well as Marlin, you may also encounter Sailfish, Swordfish, and Tuna species. This trip is suitable for guests of all skill levels, and you'll be provided with snacks, drinks, and fishing gear. No fishing license is needed, so just bring a sense of adventure!
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About the Captain

Mark Allen
Watamu, Kenya
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Response time 2 hours
Member since September 2019
Captain Mark Allen has been working as a dedicated and passionate charter skipper for over 20 years now, and has been running Simba Big Game Fishing for the same amount of time. He loves introducing guests from all over the world to the magic of fishing in Kenya. He also loves helping his guests hook their first Marlin or Billfish on the fly! Capt. Mark is dedicated to showcasing the best of north Kenya's nature, and can also arrange fishing safaris out of Lamu for the north Kenyan banks or Shimoni for the Pemba channel. Alongside his friendly and knowledgable crew, he'll go above and beyond to make sure that your adventure in Watamu is as exciting and unique as possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish
Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cabo (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 435HP Caterpillars 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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
Crew Keeps Catch
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