Nambas Fishing Charters

Havannah Harbour
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Nambas Fishing Charters offers various fishing packages onboard a luxury 40’ Blackwatch. The boat was custom built to the highest specifications for all levels of game fishing. Speaking of which, Nambas Fishing Charters can put you on some real massive fish - Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, and Tuna are just some of the names.

Based in beautiful Havannah Harbour, the crew has fantastic access to some of the best fishing in Vanuatu, only moments from the marina. The boat carries a full selection of the finest quality Shimano tackle, with downriggers, tuna tubes, and a vast array of lures.

Carrying this tackle onboard at all times means that the crew is always ready to target some of Vanuatu’s hardest fighting and most sought after fish species, using the technique of your choice. Whether it’s trolling for Marlin, popping for GT’s, jigging for Dogtooth or fly fishing, Captain Russ will ensure you have the best possible chance at catching your target fish. Capt. Russ has fished around numerous fisheries the world over, setting many records in game fishing.

The boat is rigged with navigational electronics, stores safety gear, has a toilet, bedroom, kitchen, flybridge, a live bait well, AC, an ice box, and a multimedia system. Once onboard, the crew will help you make the most out of your outing. On shorter trips, they will serve snacks, soft drinks, and water. Lunch will be provided on full day trips. You don’t need a fishing license.

When preparing for the trip, pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses. You will need comfortable clothes and footwear to be able to join the chase. If prone to seasickness, take medication before the trip. It might be a good idea to bring an extra layer of clothes, just in case. And, don’t forget a camera. You will want to have nice photos of your catch. Hop onboard and have a blast!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1960
    up to 6 persons / day
    On this multiday trip you'll fish around the spectacular volcanic islands of Vanuatu. Nambas is the perfect vessel for this, offering a comfortable and stable fishing platform to explore some of the most untouched fishing areas this country has to offer. With ample accommodation, air-conditioning and wonderful food it will truly make this an unforgettable trip of a life time. And the fish're outstanding - Blue and Black Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahis! Grab your backpack, and come along!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1235
    up to 6 persons
    A full day trip can be tailored to suit your needs whether it be trolling, jigging, or popping. This eight hour trip gives you plenty of time on the water, and you have the best chance of catching the fish of a life time. Either fish the inshore drop offs for Wahoo, Sailfish, Black Marlin & Dogtooth, or go offshore for Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. All tackle, snacks, lunch, water, and soft drinks are included. You don't need a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 855
    up to 6 persons
    You will have more time for fishing. What you target is up to you. The captain can take you fishing inshore for Wahoo, Sailfish, Black Marlin & Dogtooth, or go further out for Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. The crew will supply the rods, reels, and tackle. You will also get snacks, water, and soft drinks. Bring sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and wear comfortable clothes. Pack a camera, and take medication if prone to seasickness. Then hop onboard and go get that fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 655
    up to 6 persons
    This 4 hour trip can be tailored to suit your needs. The departure time can vary a bit depending on the time of the year. You can either fish the inshore drop offs for Wahoo, Sailfish, and Black Marlin, or go offshore for Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. All tackle, snacks, water and soft drinks are included. You don't need the fishing license. Before you hop onboard, bring sunblock, shades, a cap, and take medications if prone to seasickness. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 655
    up to 6 persons
    On this afternoon trip, you can set the course and go fishing. Head offshore for Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi, or rather stay near the inshore drop offs for Wahoo, Sailfish, and Black Marlin. Depending on the time of the year, the departure time can vary slightly. The crew will provide all tackle, snacks, water, and soft drinks. You don't need the fishing license. Pack sunblock, shades, a cap, and take medications if prone to seasickness. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Shared trip
    Share Charter 6 hours
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 285
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    6 Hour fishing trip with individual places available. These trips need a minimum of 3 people in order for the trip to run and we can take a maximum of 4 people on a shared trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Coral Trout
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Jack (Almaco)
  Marlin (Black)

  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (Striped)
  Red Bass
  Sailfish

  Trevally (Giant)
  Tuna (Dogtooth)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Black Watch (Flybridge) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 510HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
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

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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Russ Housby
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Member since August 2015
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Capt. Russ has been born and raised on fishing. Son to a famous angling journalist, Capt. Russ has fished for a variety of species worldwide. Fly fishing for Trout in English chalk streams, going after Porbeagle Shark in the English Channel, then moving onto game fishing in Madeira. Capt. Russ spent his summer holidays lure fishing for Blue Marlin for some nine years. He has and caught and released many of these massive fish. He has also fished around top Marlin destinations, including Cairns, Bom Bom Island, Ghana, and Brazil. He's a specialist in ultra light, light, and heavy tackle, and has worked with some of the most skillful captains around the world. Capt. Russ has been fishing the local waters of Vanuatu for the past 12 years, and has set many world records.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 90%

Port Vila Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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On xmas eve we ventured out on a 4hr trip hoping to catch something memorable for xmas dinner, the fish were not co operating, it looked as if we were just having salad for dinner, but Russ with all his experience and backed by a great crew with Laura and Lani managed to hook me up with a Blue Marlin, estimated weight of 212 kg, it was a fish i never dreamed of catching, Russ and his crew made the adventure thoroughly enjoyable and lots of fun, Thanks for an awesome experience

Fished December 24, 2017
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Fished November 2, 2017
Russ Housby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 8, 2017

Thanks Ross. We look forward to seeing you guys in 2018

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Fished October 28, 2017
Russ Housby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 25, 2018

Thanks Walid

Looking forward to seeing you guys for your trip this year!!

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Fishing Reports

First Black Marlin of the season for Nam

April 21, 2018

It was a great day out for honeymoon couple Chris & Danielle. Chris had never caught a marlin and was keen to get his chance. It's the start of the inshore fishing season in Vanuatu so we decided to… Read Full Report →