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Nambas Fishing Charters

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!



About the Captain

Russ Housby
Port Vila, Vanuatu
43 Fishing Reports
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Red Bass Red Bass
Sailfish Sailfish
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo 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 28 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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

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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Peter H.
Vanuatu
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6 Hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 15, 2019
Great day with very experienced captain and crew. Fantastic boat and equipment. Real pride taken in presentation...
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Brett E.
Brisbane, QLD
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 14, 2019
Russ Laura Lani Could not be any more helpful in providing one of our crew the birthday boy greedy graham with the fish...
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Giralang, Australian Capital Territory
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Simpy The Best!

Full Day Trip on March 28, 2018
We have fished with Russ and Laura a number of times now and never been disappointed.  They run a truly first class operation. ...
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Brisbane, QLD
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4 x8 hour day trips

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 11, 2019
Totally professionally run show would recommend it to any one thinking of fishing Vanuatu Our main game was for mate to catch...
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Mark G.
Gladesville, New South Wales
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4hr trip of a life time

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on December 24, 2017
On xmas eve we ventured out on a 4hr trip hoping to catch something memorable for xmas dinner, the fish were not co operating,...
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FAQs about Nambas Fishing Charters

Nambas Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $325 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared (6 hours)
  • AU $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • AU $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • AU $2,960 per day per group - Multiday Trip (4 days)

When you book a trip with Nambas Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (Available when necessary)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Nambas Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Jigs & topwater charged additional)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (2 x Full time professional crew)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Lunch included on full day charters only. )

Nambas Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (not bottom bashing as not suitable in Vanuatu)

Nambas Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Nambas Fishing Charters include:
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Red Bass
  • Sailfish
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo