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!

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 mas

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Trip Date:
  • Multiday Trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 3 day minimum, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1800 private charter / day
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1235 private charter
  • 6 Hour Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 855 private charter
  • 4 Hour Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 665 private charter
  • 4 Hour Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 665 private charter
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About this listing

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 30 knots.

40 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
On single day trips up to 11 miles
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Coral Trout
Jack (Almaco)

Jobfish (Rusty)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Red Bass

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch included on full day charters only.
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
But your more than welcome to take a fillet
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express.

About the Captain

Russ Housby
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Member since August 2015
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: 13 hours
Response rate: 80%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 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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Great day out on the water, the fish played the game well. Skipper and crew very professional and great to deal with. Have already recommended to friends.  The only negatives were that the teenage girls out-fished the parents and that the 13 year old daughter caught a Marlin and won’t shut up about it! (next time the kids can stay at home and the parents will fish!)

Fished July 15, 2017
Russ Housby (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 26, 2017

Hi Steve and Dana,
So pleased you all enjoyed your fishing with us. The girls did an impressive job and we look forward to seeing you guys again on your next visit to Vanuatu!

Russ & Laura

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Fishing Reports

460Lbs Marlin for Christmas

December 23, 2017

Well today was a good day for the Geddes family from Sydney who are enjoying the festive season in Vanuatu. The weather was perfect with flat calm seas and clear skies. It was only a 4 hour charter today… Read Full Report →