Mahuey Boat Charters Maldives -33ft

Malé, Male, Maldives
Malé, Maldives

Mahuey Boat Charters Maldives operate fun and exciting fishing excursions in the beautifully clear and fish-rich waters of the Maldives. They are a family owned business who pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, which can be witnessed in their many reviews and praise’. You will be able to catch an array of fish, depending on the time of the year and take home memories of a lifetime.

The crew, led by Captain Shifan, will tell you exactly where the fish are, and that is where they’ll take you fishing. You will have all the fishing gear available to use on board, and they will happily teach you how to cast for and reel in your favorite fish.

The fishing will take place aboard a 33-foot custom offshore sport fishing boat, originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. This speedy vessel is powered by two 200 HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots. It will get you to the most productive grounds swiftly, and you will enjoy its T-top for shade from the sun, and the extras such as soft drinks and snacks provided by the crew.

Mahuey Boat Charters Maldives can take you fishing in the Raa Atoll from January to June where you can snorkel and scuba dive in pristine waters, or to the Baa Atoll where the whale sharks on the protected Hanifaru Bay swim in large numbers. Then, there is the Alif-Alif Atoll where the fishing is excellent from January to June and you can catch wonderful reef species like GT’s, Wahoo, Snapper, Clownfish and other species.

There is also Alif Dhaalu Atoll, Vaavu Atoll, North Male and South Male Atoll. Each of the Atolls offers many types of different fishing such as big game trolling, popping, casting, and jigging.

Your targeted species will include the famous Giant Trevally, the tasty Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and serious game fish such as Marlins and Sailfish.

Mahuey Boat Charters Maldives operate fun and exciting fishing excursions in the beautifully clear and fish-rich waters of the Maldives. They are a family owned business who pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, which can be witne


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Red Bass

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Trevally (Giant)
 
Tuna (Bigeye)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
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
Soft Drinks & Water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days 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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Crew Keeps Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, American Express.

About the Charter Operator

Shifan
Malé, Maldives
Member since April 2014
I am from a local family who has been exposed to fishing since 8 years of age. My father became my inspiration to start operating on fishing charters in the Maldives. Today we have 2 vessels operating within the Maldives and 3rd vessel, Fishing Dhoni is getting ready by end of March 2015. Hoping to provide better night fishing and live bait fishing in Vaavu Atoll.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Malé Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

2.78 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Hugely disappointed. Two words sum up my experience with this charter. To begin with the boat didn’t match up to the images on the website. There are clear pictures of seating on either side of the boat including a fighting seat neither of which were there. Then there was no fish finder. I had responded to a query from the owner about the types of fishing I wanted to do (in essence I wanted to try all) but he informed his crew to come prepared for just popping. The fishing equipment was dismal and the crew struggled to assemble them and resorted to using bits of plastic to hold the rods together. There was very little space for 2 anglers (unless you’re highly experienced) to fish from the boat. The crew then went on to do fishing themselves and we were just watching. I didn’t sign up to pay $1100 to watch them fish. The key person of the crew had bad attitude and was arrogant. We eventually cancelled the trip 2 hours into it after speaking with Raifu who said he needs to pay his crew and for fuel. In the end we still ended up paying $660 for a complete rip off trip. Sorry but my sincerest advice to bookers is to give this charter a complete miss unless you have zero expectations and are a world class popper. They didn’t have any backup plan and all they seemed keen to do in the end was collect the payment.

Fished August 23, 2017
Shifan (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 27, 2017

It is unfortunate that the client wasn’t happy about the trip. However, it was the same boat with some renovations earlier this year. This includes removal of some seats (at the back) for more deck space for fishing and also change in top canvas to fiber glass roofing. Seating is still available in the boat on the higher deck.  The fighting chair was removed for the trip to make more deck space for easier casting as what we understood from the email communication was that the client was interested in popping when we asked about the types of fishing he would like to experience. As per the client’s email: “I’m looking or rather hoping to catch big fish so once again I’ll take your advice on this. I’ve tried trolling for dorado and have caught a few decent ones so I don’t mind that. Never tried popping but have done spinner casting in rivers so I don’t mind trying popping for GT. I’m not so fond of jigging since it’s a lot of hard work ha ha but if that’s the only way to go I’ll do it. I’ll look to you for guidance”

Also attached are pictures of the boat after renovation.

Regarding the fish finder, we agree it was not onboard during the trip, as our crew is quite experienced in the area. Regarding the fishing equipment and our crew, we have never had such feedback from our clients in any of our previous trips and its the same equipment and crew on this trip.

Regarding payment, we collected $500 from the client as it was 2 hours into the trip when client inquired about the boat. This was to cover part of the expenses we have incurred in preparing for trip. at this time we explained to the client that it was the same boat and that from his email what we understood was that he would like to go for popping. We also asked what he would like to do at the time, and the response was to cut the trip short and drop him back to the island.

Once again it is unfortunate that the client was not happy and we would like to improve with the feedback. It is also our fault that we have not updated the pictures in the website after the renovation works of the boat. We will continue to work with our crew to provide a better service and fishing experience.

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Great boat and crew who worked hard to find the fish which were hard on the day. The gear used was of low quality and i lost a big red bass as the line snapped from being too frail or old. Braid line needs to be changed after a while. We did however manage to find some nice GTs and my wife caught a nice fish of around 11kg. Her first GT. We were quite happy with that. Abit more practice on finding the fish recommending the best time to go which is on tide changes and some better gear with sharper hooks. Not rusty hooks. And this charter will be very good. Also had no fish finder/depth sounder on board. Any professional outfit needs one of these to find fish cosistently. I suggest the crew invest in a quality depth sounder.

Fished February 25, 2016
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We found the Captain and Crew of Mahuey to be courteous and helpful. We were lucky to have a beautiful day to fish, considering the morning started out windy and overcast. We will be back.

Fished October 11, 2014
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