Fish Whisperer – Extasea

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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $477
    price breakdown
    $477
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $352
    price breakdown
    $352
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Small Game
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $352
    price breakdown
    $352
    Head out on the productive waters of Mauritius in the early morning, and spend 5 hours reeling in a variety of species found in the area. Expect to come across creatures like Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Small Game
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $352
    price breakdown
    $352
    This is a great trip if you want to sleep in and spend 5 hours exploring the prolific waters off the coast of Mauritius in the afternoon. You'll target fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and King Mackerel.
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About the Captain

Ian Koenig
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

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
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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.56
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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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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David V.
Jeffreys Bay, EC
 5.00
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Fishing with Ian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 27, 2019
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Linda W.
Port Louis, PL
 4.00
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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, Port Louis District
 5.00
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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, NRW
 4.67
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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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Wayne C.
Rose Hill, Plaines Wilhems District
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Half day (morning) trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 19, 2017
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...
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