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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $530
    price breakdown
    $530
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $454
    price breakdown
    $454
    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
    Extended Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $404
    price breakdown
    $404
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $353
    price breakdown
    $353
    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 Dec 1 - Apr 30
    $353
    price breakdown
    $353
    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!
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About the Captain

Billy Lamarque
Le Morne, Mauritius
Angler's Choice
55 Fishing Reports
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

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

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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Big Marlin and Tuna aboard the Billfish
Big Marlin and Tuna aboard the Billfish
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Trevor M.
Port Louis, PL
 5.00
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Big Marlin and Tuna aboard the Billfish

VERIFIED   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...
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Mauro B.
Biel/Bienne, BE
 4.67
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Extended Half Day Trip with Captain Billy and crew

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
We reserved our trip the day before and Billy confirmed it very fast. At 7AM Billy picked us up in a small boat and led us...
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Anders B.
Helsinki, Uusimaa
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I´ve done fishing tours with Bill Fish for appr. 10 years. The boat is always tip top and the crew have become my friends....
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Stuart M.
Cardiff, WLS
 5.00
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Day fishing 5/2/20

VERIFIED   February 5, 2020
couldn’t fault billy or his brother , prompt pick up ,very professional and friendly,had a cracking day out with them...
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Nick C.
Mauritius
 5.00
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Another great fishing trip with Billy and crew

VERIFIED   November 25, 2019
A great day fishing on board Billfish with Billy and his very helpful crew. The fish were not very interested in feeding but...
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