When it comes to booking a fishing charter with Sidestep Fiji, its guests on board are its number one priority and the crew’s focus is not only catching fish but ensuring that it delivers the best possible experience. Captain Antonius and his deckhand are both qualified and dedicated Fijian seamen and fishing enthusiasts who also have vast experience on super yachts ensuring that their standard of service is top-notch. Join them in Denarau Island and make memories of a lifetime!

In the clean ocean waters around Fiji, you will find a diverse selection of big and small game and reef fish catering to the fishing needs of all ages and levels of experience.

Fishing in crystal clear water is just an hour from Port Denarau, where popping, jigging, deep-dropping, and trolling are all part of the action in being able to land reef fish such as Snapper, Grouper, Giant Trevally, and Coral Trout or pelagic fish such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Marlin.

Sidestep is a 32’ Bluewater Marine Fiji centre console, powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha V6 Commercial engines reaching cruising speeds of up to 35 knots. The boat is fully equipped with navigational equipment, a sound system, all safety equipment, outriggers, and all the necessary fishing gear including trolling rods, casting rods, jigging rods, an electric reel, harnesses, as well as all the tackle and lures needed to hook and land the fish.

All Sidestep Fiji’s charters are fully inclusive when it comes to catering. Guests will be provided with a range of soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, sandwiches, and ice.

Fresh towels and sunscreen are supplied on board for you to use. It can get really hot on the ocean so a hat, sunglasses, and swimming costume are a must.

The team working on Sidestep will gladly clean and fillet your fish if you would like to take your catch.

Tight lines and screaming reels are what Sidestep Fiji is all about, so join it for the day and make it yours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $814
    Explore the rich waters of the Mamanuca Islands and see what you can catch during our morning half day trip. Try out different types of fishing techniques such as trolling for big game fish, popping along the reef for GT’s, jigging for reef fish or even deep dropping with electric reels for Snapper and Grouper. All our charters are fully inclusive of Drinks, Snacks, Sandwiches and all the gear required to hook up and land the fish. Book with us to enjoy a great day on the water !
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $814
    Explore the rich waters of the Mamanuca Islands and see what you can catch during our afternoon 3/4 day trip. Try out different types of fishing techniques such as trolling for big game fish, popping along the reef for GTs, jigging for reef fish, or even deep dropping with electric reels for Snapper and Grouper. All our charters are fully inclusive of drinks, snacks, sandwiches, and all the gear required to hook up and land the fish. Book with us to enjoy a great day on the water!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $968
    Enjoy a full day of deep sea fishing in and around the Mamanuca Island Group and try out different types of fishing techniques such as trolling for big game fish, popping along the reef for GT’s, jigging for reef fish or even deep dropping with electric reels for deep bottom fish such as Ruby Snapper and Grouper. All our charters are fully inclusive of Drinks, Snacks, Sandwiches and all the gear required to hook up and land the fish. Book with us to enjoy a great day on the water !
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FAQs about Sidestep Fiji

Sidestep Fiji offers the following trips to customers:
  • FJ $1,850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • FJ $1,850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • FJ $2,200 per group - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Sidestep Fiji, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sidestep Fiji include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Sidestep Fiji offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Sidestep Fiji offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sidestep Fiji include:
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Sidestep Fiji
Denarau Island, Fiji
9 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
38 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
Captain Antonius is an experienced local angler who knows exactly where to go to put his clients on the bite. The deckhand Semi will be there to help with everything you need, and with the help of this dynamic duo, you're in for a great fishing time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga) Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Boat specs

Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
If clients choose not to

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (33)
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
81%
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Shawn M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Wonderful experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (PM) on March 28, 2024
Captain Tony and crew were amazing! He immediately put us on fish and we caught over 12. While trolling back, we hooked onto...
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Melinda H.
Rapid City, SD
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on August 15, 2023
So we didn’t get a lot of fish, however that was through no fault of the crew, or equipment.  We had a “tax collector”...
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Shaun B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on June 1, 2023
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Chris D.
Highlands Ranch, CO
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Full Day with Sidestep Captain Tony

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on May 31, 2023
Captain Tony and Paul were great.  The boat was stocked and we had everything that we needed.  The disappointing thing was...
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Scott P.
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Awesome Crew.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on March 13, 2024
We had Bad weather and only a few fish.  But Tony and Paul were the best crew. Could not be more helpful with the kids...
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