FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer

Experience Mauritius’ famous deep sea fishing opportunities aboard Extasea, the larger of Fish Whisperer’s two boats. Captain Ian Koenig is an experienced fisherman who’ll do his best to make sure you have an amazing time! He and his partner Michael left their lucrative careers in banking and accountancy to focus on what they have been most passionate about all their lives – fishing.

Extasea is a 22’ offshore sportfishing boat built locally in 2012. The well-equipped vessel features two 115 HP Yamaha engines and has everything you need for sportfishing. With a cabin, canopy, and a shower all on board, you’re not giving up on any comfort. The boat can accommodate up to 5 anglers.

You’ll fish using Penn International rods, as well as two jigging rods and a large variety of lures for trolling and jigging. You’ll 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, jigging lures, casting poppers, and trolling with fresh bait.

These waters are known as some of the best fishing grounds in the world. Rich in marine life, you are bound to have a successful trip here, with a wide variety of species you can target. Expect to come face-to-gill with the likes of Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Mackerel, and Spearfish.

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. They’ll be happy to clean and fillet them for you. When fishing for Marlin, the crew 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 an amazing fishing trip!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $347
    On this trip, you'll be able to target Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin. You'll fish for 6 hours, 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, techniques, hooks). The crew is always fishing these waters, and it helps them a lot because they know where the fish are and what lures work best.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $459
    The focus is of course mainly on catching the Blue and 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 you'll troll between 7 and 8 knots. Between October and November, you'll troll with live bait at 2 knots for Tuna.
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About the Captain

Ian Koenig
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
ID & License verified
15 Customer reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since January 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Legend (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2019, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 90HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
From reef to 80 meters deep (500m away from reef)
Offshore Fishing
From 1 mile to 20 miles away.

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin 421S
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Client can keep two fish of 5 kg each.
Drinks
Soft drinks and water.
Fishing License
Lunch
RS600/person for us to prepare the food.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
Ages 5 and up.
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Clients are offered two young Fish of 5kgs each
Crew Keeps Catch
Crew keeps the rest of the catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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February fishing trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
40%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Vyacheslav K.
Arlington, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 12, 2022
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Linda W.
Port Louis, Mauritius
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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Middag vissen met Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2018
From 1 to halfoast 6 we enjoyed this sun-drenched deep sea fishing trip with Mike and his crewmember. We received a lot of...
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John H.
Port Louis, Mauritius
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half-day trip from Black River

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 9, 2016
I was quite apprehensive booking this trip as it was my first time on the island. Communication and support were excellent...
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Detlef S.
Cologne, Germany
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half das Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 12, 2018
After a difficult beginning (we didn‘t find the starting Point in the darkness, it was raining, no fish at all), it...
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David V.
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Fishing with Ian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 27, 2019
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FAQs about FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer

FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer offers the following trips to customers:
  • MUR 15,500 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • MUR 20,500 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer , you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Garmin 421S
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Client can keep two fish of 5 kg each.)
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water.)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (RS600/person for us to prepare the food.)

FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (From reef to 80 meters deep (500m away from reef))
  • Offshore Fishing (From 1 mile to 20 miles away.)

FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with FISHING MAURITIUS - Fish Whisperer include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo