Horizon Fishing

Sunset Boulevard Grand Bay Ma…
Grand Baie, Mauritius

As you draw away from the spectacular, unspoiled Mauritius coastline aboard a superb and newly restored cabin cruiser you will know you are in fishing paradise. The volcanic island is surrounded by a steep drop in the continental shelf, meaning deep sea fishing in the Indian Ocean is extremely accessible, and even a short trip can put you in a spot to catch the fish of a lifetime.

Capt. Nicholas’ 42’ D’unienville is fitted out extensively for deep sea fishing, with three fighting chairs, two 220HP Cummins marine engines, full navigational systems including an echo sounder with a color monitor, as well as a range of safety devices including 22 lifejackets, life buoys, automatic bilge pumps and a fire extinguisher. Conditions aboard are superb, with a spacious fly deck that gives fantastic views of the surrounding ocean, a kitchenette with a microwave, an enclosed shower and toilet and a spacious cabin.

On board you will find some of the best quality fishing equipment available, including 9 Fenwick fishing rods with Penn International reels (30 lbs, 50 lbs and 80 lbs) and a Penn downrigger. Fishing trips mainly involve trolling with a variety of live and artificial bait for Black and Blue Marlins, Dorados, Sharks, Tunas, Bonitos, Wahoos, Barracudas and more, depending on the season. The biggest fish tend to be around in the warmer season from November to April, making this a great place to get some winter sun and go fishing, although there are a variety of great species around all year round.

The experienced team aboard Horizon never leaves the dock without a selection of different, good-quality lures and live bait to give them the best chance of attracting a bite. While the charter company has been operating for 8 years and is manned by very experienced captains, they consider every day fishing to be a new opportunity to learn more, and they are enthusiastic about sharing this experience with you.

As you draw away from the spectacular, unspoiled Mauritius coastline aboard a superb and newly restored cabin cruiser you will know you are in fishing paradise. The volcanic island is surrounded by a steep drop in the continental shelf, meaning deep


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About this listing

Boat Specs

D'unienville 42 () originally built in 1995, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 220HP Cummins marine engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
10 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
up to 40 nautical miles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Sailfish
 
Shark (Mako)

 
Shark (Tiger)
 
Spearfish (Longbill)

 
Tuna (Dogtooth)
 
Tuna (Skipjack)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
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 24 hours 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.

Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.

About the Charter Operator

Horizon Fishing
Grand Baie, Mauritius
Member since December 2015
Fishing is a passion in the family for generations and I started very young with my dad.I never stopped.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Mauritius Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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what can I say, FANTASTIC Trip on Horizon

I had fished with Horizon back in 2001 and had a great time catching fish every day, I just wish I had not left it till now to return to this paradise island and go fishing on Horizon.
The skipper Nicholas and his crew Dede & Simon are fantastic, from the time you are picked up from your hotel and taken to the boat for the whole day you are treated like Royalty and they will do everything they can to get you on the fish. The team make you feel at home aboard and are very friendly even though I don’t know much French we all speak in fishing language and have a good laugh and joke.
I had 6 days fishing on this trip and caught skipjack tuna every day, 2 wahoo were landed 16 & 19lbs. A 22lb dorado and several yellowfin tuna to around 10lb. i am still awaiting the big one, in 2001 I hooked into a marlin of approx. 700lb but it snapped the trace, this trip we had a big strike on day 6 and half the line on the reel was emptied in about 30 seconds but the hook failed to set and yet again another got away, but what a buzz when it strikes.

A big thank you to Nicholas, Dede & Simon for a fantastic 6 days fishing and making me feel like part of the team, the food was excellent even the very hot chilli, I will definitely be back next year on Horizon and lets hope it is 3rd time lucky with the marlin and keep on looking out for the Merville birds Dede & Simon as the fish are under them.

all the best and tight lines, Peter Mathias.

Fished April 11, 2017
Horizon Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 19, 2017

Hi Peter,
Thanks for your nice review,i was very pleased to fish with you after 16 years.Since 2001.
You are a very good fisherman,very patient when tracking the fish and always happy
catching any fish.[big or small]
Don’t worry,you will soon catch your dream fish,your 1st Blue Marlin.
Hope it will be for next year.
The crew and i wish you all the best and see you again next April
for some great fishing adventures
Best regards
Nicholas

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Greatly enjoyed the day out on the Horizon with my family (three kids).  The guys worked hard all morning and got us on the fish - landed three nice size tuna and had a couple get away.  The BBQ was fantastic and even better with the amazing backdrop.  Thanks for making a great family memory!

Fished April 10, 2017
Horizon Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 12, 2017

Hello Jon,thanks for your review.
Enjoy your holiday with the family on our paradise island
and see you soon for some nice fishing adventures on Horizon.
Nicholas

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The wheather was little too windy, so being at the boat was unpleasant. Crew was professional, but they don’t tell us anything what they were doing if we didn’t ask them. Food was good, and snorkling place was good. After 4 hour fishing, we didn’t managed to get fish.

Fished March 24, 2017
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Fishing Reports

BluHe Marlin 656lbs on Horizon

April 25, 2017

Half day fishing.Afternoon trip. Less than one hour after the departure,we had the strike and after nearly 2 hours fight, we finally boated the marlin. Very happy fishermen. Read Full Report →