Billfish

Le Morne Public Beach
Le Morne, Mauritius

Have you ever dreamed of reeling in a Billfish in the pearlescent waters of Mauritius, but you aren’t a die-hard angler with decades of fishing experience? Your dream is a reality with Billfish! Captain Billy Lamarque will put you on the most prestigious bite around, no matter your skill level!

The “Billfish” is a 38’ custom-built cruiser, powered by twin 225HP turbo Perkins Sabre engines. It has a very spacious fishing area, a very comfortable seating area, and is fully equipped for big game fishing. Outriggers, downriggers, and even a center rigger, it’s all set up for maximum Billfish hookups.

Capt. Billy and his professional first mate Jerome have learned fishing with their late grandfather and other well-known fishermen of the area. Come and join them for a wonderful experience and share in the thrill of hearing that reel screaming. They’ll provide you with all the equipment and the know-how to battle many pelagic predators. You can target fish like Dogtooth, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna, as well as Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and various Sharks.

The main stars of the show are the Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin, and Sailfish. After fishing for Skipjack to use as live bait you’ll head out to the 9000’ deep water to go after these torpedo-sized monsters.

While you’re waiting for the bite you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the coastline of Mauritius, as Dolphins playfully breach the surface near the boat.

What are you waiting for? Book a trip with Billfish now to start making your dream come true!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 575
    up to 8 persons
    The team will be very pleased to have you onboard for a full day, as it gives you the best chance. There can be days where the fish are shy in the morning and start to feed very well later. It would be regretful to leave a hungry school of fish or a very hot spot when you are in the middle of it because of time. More time on the water means more chances and more time to enjoy the fishing and the scenery.
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 489
    up to 8 persons
    Add that extra hour to your half day trip to make sure you enjoy more of the action in case the fishes do not show up too early. You'll hit the waters for Skipjack Tuna to use as bait for the bigger target – Billfish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 431
    up to 8 persons
    This trip gives you a good chance to catch any kind of fish as the fishing grounds are close to shore (fishing starts just 10 minutes after leaving the reef channel). If Skipjack Tuna are around, a freshly caught one will go in the water as live bait and slow trolled (for the big ones) along the first drop off, which goes to about 300' (100m) deep. If no signs of bait around (seabirds), you will troll artificial lures in deeper waters (up to over 9000' or 3000 metres) for Billfish or any other fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Mako)
Shark (Tiger)

Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Cruiser) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 225HP Perkins Sabre engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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
Disabled Accessible

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

About the Captain

Billy Lamarque
Le Morne, Mauritius
Member since June 2015
19
34
Grandson of a professional fisherman, fishing has been in my blood since birth. First of all, it is my passion and I've been fishing professionally for more than 20 years. I will be pleased to share my knowledge of fishing in the Mauritian waters with you and maybe even learn something from you.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 94%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.60
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
62%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
62%
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Ben Stirling
Leatherhead, England
 5.00
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
We had a great outing.  It was my son’s 14th birthday and he loves fishing.  We were staying at the Paradis hotel...
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Larry Snider
Hampton, Virginia
 5.00
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Great morning in a spectacular setting

VERIFIED   December 10, 2017
Fished 5 hrs with Billy and his crew after taking a cab from our cruise ship in Port Louis.  Billy met me at the beach...
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Nick Cox
Sheffield, England
 5.00
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An excellent day with Billy Lamarque top captain.

November 15, 2017
I had booked this fishing trip online before we came to Mauritius, all of the booking went very smoothly and Billy was very...
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Dean Johnson
Port Louis, Port Louis District
 5.00
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Great half day trip with the crew

VERIFIED   August 30, 2018
Had a great day out with Billy and the crew.. We started off by hitting a school of bonito, and ended up picking up 6 in the...
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Alexander Lenets
Mauritius
 4.67
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Half day+ with captain Billy

VERIFIED   January 3, 2018
Good boat. With good equipment. Captain Billy and his assistant Jerom have excellent skills and they are really like fishing....
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Fishing Reports

Good workout with Dorados

November 01, 2018

We headed out with a very flat sea and some current and decided to work the weedline we found after about an hour of trolling.We took the right option as we caught 2 very nice 20 lbs dorados in… Read Full Report →


Wahoo and yellowfin tuna

October 31, 2018

We went out with our regular guests for a half day trip.There was not much action on the first drop off so we moved a bit further when the rubber bands on the center rigger snapped and we caught… Read Full Report →