Billfish

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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $371
    This is the perfect trip or those of you who prefer to target small game fish, but you'll also get a quick shot at some of the big ones too! Your target species on this trip are Bonito, Skipjacks, Wahoo, Dogtooth, Yellowfin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Dorado, Sailfish, Blue and Black Marlin, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 30
    $371
    This is a perfect trip for those who do not like the hassle of getting up early during the holidays. There are days when the fishing is best during the afternoon, especially when the bite has been slow in the morning. Big Yellowfin Tuna typically show up in March and April, so this trip will give you a good chance to catch one of these strong fighters. Targetted species are Bonito, Skipjack, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, Shark, and more!
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $418
    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 you'll slow-troll (for the big ones) along the first drop off, which goes to about 300' (100m) deep. If there are no signs of bait, you will troll artificial lures in deeper waters (up to over 9000' or 3000m) for Billfish or any other fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $464
    Add that extra hour to your extended half-day trip to make sure you enjoy more of the action! This trip is perfect in case the fish don't show up too early. You'll hit the waters for Skipjack Tuna to use as bait for the bigger target – Billfish!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $534
    The team will be very pleased to have you on board for a full day. This trip gives you the best chance to catch something nice. There can be days where the fish are shy in the morning and start to feed later on in the day. 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 timing. More time on the water means more chances and more time to enjoy the fishing and the scenery!
  • Private trip
    Extended full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $580
    Ideal for the fishing lovers who enjoy being on the water than on the beach.No secrets,more time on the water more chances of catching...
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About the Captain

Billy Lamarque
Le Morne, Mauritius
66 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
36 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Dogtooth) Dogtooth Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

4 trips 6 species caught
4 trips 6 species caught
April 6, 2022
We went out four times for 6 hrs with a regular guest and were able to get them some nice fishes on each occasion. We caught a sailfish,a rainbow runner,some bonitos,skipjacks,barracudas and dorados. We trolled with artificial lures sometimes and freshly caught small bonitos as well.
4 trips and 8 fishes of 4 species caught
4 trips and 8 fishes of 4 species caught
March 1, 2022
Lucky again to get a nice fish for our regular customer on each of his trip on this holiday.1 hammerhead shark caught trolling a live skipjack,some skipjacks, a 147 lbs and a 83 lbs yellowfin tuna and a blue marlin trolling with artificial lures. Ready for next adventures.....
First blue marlin for 2022
First blue marlin for 2022
January 4, 2022
We went out on a windy day only to see very little activity.However about two hours later we came across a school of big skipjacks and caught 2 and lost two others.Our client found that the sea was too rough for him and asked us to start heading back.Just 5 minutes before putting the lines in the boat we had a strike on the center rigger and after a quick fight we were lucky to get the blue marlin onboard.It was our first for this year but not the first for our regular guest wjo has caught a few whilst fishing with us.See you again

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Day Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Phillip A.
Port Louis, PL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4hr morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 9, 2021
Captain Billy picked us up, right outside our hotel, by boat. Good start! Captain Billy & his crew made us feel welcomed...
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Isabel D.
Mauritius
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Billy and Jerome

VERIFIED   Extended Half Day Trip on March 24, 2022
We spent 5 beautiful hours off the shore of Le Morne trailing schools of Bonitos and Yellow Fin Tuna, eventually trying for...
Isabel D. recommends Billfish
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Clemens K.
Riviere Du Rempart, Riviere Du Rempart District
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day Trip

VERIFIED   Extended full day on April 11, 2022
Billy and his Brother Jerome are really Pro‘s. With the experience of These Top Fishers you have always fun and it is possible...
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Dave V.
Mauritius
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Nice trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 29, 2021
Very friendly captain and crew. The Catch was not that good but that can happen of course. The crew did their very best to...
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Trevor M.
Port Louis, PL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Big Marlin and Tuna aboard the Billfish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 23, 2020
I recently had the trip of a lifetime fishing aboard the Billfish with Billy and Jerome.  We caught a big blue marlin followed...
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FAQs about Billfish

Billfish offers the following trips to customers:
  • MUR 16,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • MUR 16,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • MUR 18,000 per group - Extended Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • MUR 20,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • MUR 23,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • MUR 25,000 per group - Extended full day (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Billfish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Humminbird Helix 9)
  • Fishfinder (1 KW sonar)
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers (2 outriggers + 1 center rigger)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Billfish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and mineral water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (The boat is authorized to navigate up to 12 mi.)

Billfish offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Billfish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Request in advance)
  • Trolling (Lure and live bait)
  • Jigging (Request in advance)
  • Popping (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Live bait (when available) and lure trolling)

Top targeted fish species with Billfish include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo