Fish Whisperer Ltd - Extasea

Colonel Dean Avenue
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius

Experience Mauritius’ famous deep sea fishing opportunities aboard ‘Extasea’, the larger of Fish Whisperer Ltd Mauritius’ two boats. Enjoy a half or full day trip targeting Marlin and Tuna with experienced and enthusiastic guides who two years ago left their high flying careers in banking and accountancy to focus on what they have been most passionate about all their lives: fishing.

Extasea is a 22 ft boat that was built locally in 2012. The well-equipped craft features two 115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke engines and has everything you need for sport fishing for game fish. With a cabin, canopy and fresh water shower all on board, your trip will be comfortable as well as productive. The boat is equipped with seven Penn International rods, as well as two jigging rods and a large variety of lures for trolling and jigging, all of which you can use while on your fishing charter.

You will be able to use the tried and tested fishing techniques that have been producing large fish around Mauritius for years. These include trolling silicone and plastic lures from 3 to 9 knots, jigging lures weighing 200-300 grams, casting poppers and trolling with fresh bait. The precise technique you use will depend on the season and the species of fish you are targeting.

What about the fish that is caught on your charter? The company’s rule is that the fish remains the property of the boat, but they offer two fish weighing up to 10 kg collectively to their guests. When fishing for Marlin, Fish Whisperer Mauritius recommends catch and release, which is part of their ethic.

So here it is, ladies and gents: come and join Ian and Michael in Mauritius for a nice fishing trip! Cheers.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 556
    up to 5 persons
    The focus is of course mainly on catching the Blue & Black Marlin and Sailfish, although fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna are also targeted. The lures you will use are Island Express, Mold Craft, Black Bart, Top Gun, Marlin Star and more, and we will troll between 7 & 8 knots. Between October and November we will troll with live bait at 2 knots for Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Small Game Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 497
    up to 5 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 409
    up to 5 persons
    In this package we will be able to bring you Fishing our 2 best Fishes: the Yellow Fin Tuna and the Marlin. We will go for a 6 hours trip, with 3 hours of Marlin Fishing and 3 hours of Tuna Fishing. It is very interesting as the 2 types of Fishing are completely different (Lures, Lines, Technics, Hooks). When we do not have bookings, we are Fishing for us and selling the catches to restaurents, individuels. It helps us a lot cause we know where is the Fish and on what lures they are eating better.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Small Game Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 409
    up to 5 persons
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Small Game Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 409
    up to 5 persons
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Sailfish
Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Legend (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2008. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Ian Koenig
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
Member since January 2016
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Capt. Ian has been running charters with his business partner Michael full time for two years. He has regularly skippered boats since 2005, mainly targeting Marlin and Tuna. Fishing is his passion! Before starting the business he was an accountant for a 5* hotel and Michael was a banker. But their passion took over and now they direct and skipper their own company, Fish Whisperer Ltd Mauritius. Now they both take pleasure from being on the sea every day and sharing the experience of fishing with people from all around the world. Capt. Ian has competed in both local and international fishing tournaments.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.47 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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From 1 to halfoast 6 we enjoyed this sun-drenched deep sea fishing trip with Mike and his crewmember. We received a lot of information about the different techniques, types of lures and fish species. It is not a really good fishing season in July, but we still caught eight (about 3-8 kg) yellow fin tuna and two bonito’s. And we saw a sperm whale swimming along. What is not so good is that, unlike what is on the internet, there was no lunch (no food at all) and we only got 1 bottle of water to share. Also the fish that we were allowed to take home, we had to take it with us in the back of the car (Mike did not have a plastic bag) and clean himself (which is difficult without a filleting knife). Also I could not pay the remaining amount (10,500 rupees) with credit card (because the shop of the beautiful nautical club was already closed), but I had to withdrawel the amount. Mike was kind enough to drive me to the bank quickly. In short: had a great fishing day, caught some nice fish, but the hospitality and service could be improved: sandwiches, sufficient drinks, plastic bags for the fish, say in advance that no credit card can be paid.

Fished July 30, 2018
Ian Koenig (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 1, 2018

Dear Linda,
Thanks for your comment and for listing some different points that your have experienced with us.
We are certain that the main and best way to learn and to improve is by making errors.
However, I would like to kindly revert back to your four “unsatisfied” comments:

> FOOD:
In the confirmation email that you received from Fishing Booker, it is clearly precise that the Food is for an Additional Cost of Rs 600/Person and NOT included in the price.
That is the reason why there was no food onboard. :-).

> WATER:
Our cooler box was full of water (1.5 Lts Bottles).
We gave you one 1.5 Lts Bottle of water to share with your two Childs. Which I am sure there is nothing wrong with that.
You paid for the Boat, Equipment’s and Drinks so if you guys were still thirsty or wanted one bottle per person, you could just have asked for another bottle(s).
But we now think of having smaller size water bottles in our cooler box. It could be a better idea.
Your comment helps us on this point. Thanks again.

> FISH:
Just as info, we are one amongst only a few boats that give for free some Fish to our guests! :-).
True, there was no plastic bag onboard!
Most of our clients, as they know that they will be able to bring back home some fishes or fillets (depending on what they prefer), they come onboard with a bag.
But you wright, our Fish Bags should have been restock.

> CREDIT CARD:
Since 4 years now, our clients are paying by Credit Card, so it is 100% possible.
You guys came back at 18h30 which is after our Fishing Shop closed (18h) so that is the reason why it was unfortunately not possible to pay by Credit Card.
When the Fish is active (specially in winter), we most of the time (not to say every time) offer to our guests (for free) more time so that they keep enjoying the Fishing.
We apologise for that, we didn’t thought it would have been a negative point.
We will make sure to update/add some info on Fishing Booker website and to communicate this info onboard to avoid this Credit Card payment issue in the future.

Make sure that we have taken your points into consideration and that necessary will be done.

Warm Regards

Fish Whisperer Ltd Team

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After a difficult beginning (we didn‘t find the starting Point in the darkness, it was raining, no fish at all),
it turned, Mike found a swarm of Red Tuna, we managed to catch three of them ( also we lost one while drilling) and lately we saw a whale.
Thanks to this wonderfull crew, the fast boat we enjoyed the trip very much!

Fished July 12, 2018
Ian Koenig (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 13, 2018

Hi Detlef,
First of all, thanks for choosing our services for your Fishing excursion and thanks for your comment and comprehension.
It means a lot to us.
We hope that you’ll have a great holiday on our Island.
Keep well and hope to see you guys soon.
Best
Fish Whisperer eam

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Took my two boys aged 13 and 11. Caught two tuna at the first spot with the first cast, and when the action stopped, we got taken far further afield in search of fish, and Michael (captain) delivered. He knows the waters very well. We caught some big Mahi Mahi and the kids absolutely loved it (as did I). Very friendly crew. Great trip. Thanks a lot guys.

Fished April 19, 2017
Ian Koenig (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 19, 2017

Thanks for kind words Wayne.
Much appreciated.
Really happy that you guys enjoyed it.
Enjoy your holidays and hopefully see you soon.
Cheers
Fish Whisperer Team

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