When it comes to booking a fishing charter with Sidestep Fiji our guests on board are our number one priority and our focus is not only catching fish but ensuring that we deliver the best possible experience. 

Captain Antonius and his deckhand Semi 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.

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 Denerau, 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 foot centre console, powered by twin 200HP Yamaha 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 our 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 is what we are all about, so join us for the day and let’s make it yours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $799
    Explore the rich waters of the Mamanuca Islands and see what you can catch in 6 hours. Trevally, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and Coral Trout are on the list, each more beautiful than the last. You'll have drinks and food ready, so all you have to do is come aboard and enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $799
    If you want to sleep in, but don't want to miss out on memorable fishing action, this afternoon trip is a great fit. You'll be chasing the likes of Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, Snapper, and Trevally. All the refreshments are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $958
    Spend the whole day on the productive waters around Mamanuca Islands and you're in for a treat. All the prized sport fish are in the cards, from reef fish like Snapper and Coral Trout to trophies like Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna. Drinks, snacks, and lunch are all provided on the boat.
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About the Charter Operator

Sidestep Fiji
Denarau Island, Fiji
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
5 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
Captain Antonius is a very 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 Marine Fiji (Center console) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha V6 Commercial 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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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

Recent Fishing Reports

Marlin Day !
Marlin Day !
September 19, 2022
Great day out on the water with our awesome guests, our captain Antonius and Expert Fisherman Freddy. After a great effort and approximate 45 minute fight, the guests landed this awesome Blue Marlin in the crystal clear waters of Fiji !

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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August fishing trip
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Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Ben J.
Hobart, Tasmania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day and half Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 22, 2022
What can i say about Sidestep Fiji. My partner and i did a full day and then i headed back for a half day. Tony...
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Danielle H.
Fiji
Excellent
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip Special (AM) on September 18, 2022
Such an amazing day, crew was lovely, my youngest son just wanted to catch a marlin and that’s what we did. Looking forward...
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Luke H.
Fiji
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 21, 2022
The boys were great to go out on the boat, gave us a mix of deep sea, reef and trowling. Undortunately the fish just weren’t...
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Scott M.
Fiji
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Half day trip with Tony and Simieon

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip Special (AM) on September 14, 2022
Great boat well equipped with good gear and Tony and Simieon were a friendly and knowledgeable crew.
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Zinzan H.
Fiji
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Special (AM) on August 13, 2022
Had a great experience with the guys, looked after us well! And caught exactly what we were after.
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FAQs about Sidestep Fiji

Sidestep Fiji offers the following trips to customers:
  • FJ $1,750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • FJ $1,750 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • FJ $2,100 per group - Full Day 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