L’Oiseau des Iles II

Quay Port Mathurin, Rodrigues
Ile Rodrigues Port Mathurin, Maurit…

“L’oiseau des îles II” is a 53’ D’Unienville powered by twin 500HP Yanmar engines. The vessel is outfitted with 3 cabins - 1 single and two bunk cabins, all with double beds. There’s a private restroom with shower, sink and marine toilets. The boat features a spacious lounge on board, as well as a well-equipped kitchen with sink, oven and a large icebox. Navigation-wise, the boat is outfitted with a radar and GPS, sounder, VHF radio and an autopilot. The boat also features extinguishers, life raft and life jackets, as well as a satellite phone.

For fishing, mainly Shimano and Penn International rods and reels are utilized: the boat sports a single fighting chair as well as 2 outriggers, 2 electric downriggers, 2 tuna tubes, and all fishing gear is regularly maintained.

Captain Cyril and his veteran crew operate L’oiseau des îles II, a vessel that was built right here in Mauritius, specifically designed for trips to offshore banks, which last up to 5 days at sea. The team is flexible to customize your experience and organize your fishing trip exactly the way you’d like.

Cyril enjoys sharing his fishing passion with others. He combines his technical and interpersonal skills in order to provide a great experience to all anglers aboard his vessel. Cyril is accompanied by Francis and Toc, both veteran anglers and sailors with over 15 years of fishing experience in Rodrigues.

The Rodrigues island is famous for its sportfishing hotspots. Out here, the focus is on three productive fishing areas: the area around Rodrigues, East Bench, and Hawkins Bench. The crew offers both big game fishing and bottom fishing, as well as jigging, popping with live bait and more.

Whether you’re a beginner angler or a professional, the crew of L’oiseau des îles II aim to do everything they can to put you on fish. Some of the common pelagics frequenting the area include a variety of Billfish species, such as Blue and Black Marlin, and Sailfish, as well as Wahoo, Dorado, Tuna and more!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3D/2N Trip - East Bench
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1833
    up to 5 persons / day
    A 3 day / 2 night trip to the East Bench. Located 50 miles east, it is a huge structure that offers more than 2000 metres of altitude, spreads over a 100km2 area, and rises to 41 metres below the surface. The ocean currents in the area provide exciting fishing in this area.
  • Private trip
    5D/4N Trip - Hawkins Bench
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 days trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1700
    up to 5 persons / day
    Spend 5 days and 4 nights fishing the West Bench (referred to as Hawkins), which is around 100 nautical miles from Rodrigues. We will travel through "Marlins' Boulevard" where the big Marlins roam. This area has steep drop-offs in the middle of the Indian Ocean, from 43m to 4000m!
  • Private trip
    2D/1N Trip - East Bench
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1600
    up to 5 persons / day
    A 2 day / 1 night trip to the East Bench. Located 50 miles east, it is a huge structure that offers more than 2000 metres of altitude, spreads over a 100km2 area, and rises to 41 metres below the surface. The ocean currents in the area provide exciting fishing in this area.
  • Private trip
    4D/3N Trip - Hawkins Bench
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 days trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1500
    up to 5 persons / day
    Spend 4 days and 3 nights fishing the West Bench (referred to as Hawkins), which is around 100 nautical miles from Rodrigues. We will travel through "Marlins' Boulevard" where the big Marlins roam. This area has steep drop-offs in the middle of the Indian Ocean, from 43m to 4000m!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 5 persons
    A full day of thrilling offshore action targeting hard-fighting species such as Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Tuna and many others. Trips include the use of quality Shimano equipment, live bait, lures, soft drinks, water, and snacks.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Red Bass
Sailfish
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Length
53 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

Cyril Faure
Ile Rodrigues Port Mathurin, Mauritius
Member since March 2014
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Trained by former world spearfishing chamion Jean-Baptiste Esclapez, Cyril strives for perfectionism when it comes to serving his guests. He loves to learn and never stops trying to expand his understanding of the fish behavior. As the captain of "L'oiseau des îles II", Cyril has put all of his fishing expertise to customize and optimize your very own Mauritian fishing adventure.