FishBazaruto Sportfishing Charters

Bairro 25 Junho
Vilankulos, Mozambique

Opportunities like this don’t come around very often. FishBazurato Sportfishing are giving you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to fish the Bazaurto Archipelago in Mozambique, one of the top places in the world for giant Black Marlin fishing, aboard Mozambique’s top billfish boat, Vamizi. Captained by Duarte Rato, this boat has caught and released more Grander Black Marlins (weighing over 1000 lbs) than any other crew in Africa, with no fewer than eight Black Marlin weighing well over 1000 lbs having been caught by this boat.

While Vamizi has been designed and built with Billfishing in mind, she is a very versatile boat that can be used to fish successfully for all the various species that call the archipelago’s waters home. Custom built by Gulfcraft Marine, this walk around vessel features Garmin and Furuno electronics for first class fish finding, and her trolling spread is made unbeatable by Mallard’s carbon fibre outriggers and a Penn downrigger. With a Nova Big-Game fighting chair and a Grander series chair harness on board, you will have everything you need to tackle a huge Billfish or tackle an awe-inspiring Giant Trevally.

While Black Marlin fishing in this area is nothing short of fantastic, it is by no means the end of the story. Blue and Striped Marlin fishing can be found out wide, and every Winter sees the annual Sailfish run in full force. With Shortbill Spearfish and Broadbill Swordfish also on the cards, it is possible to catch a Grand Slam, or even a Royal Slam, in one day.

It doesn’t stop at Billfish, though. The waters off Bazaruto are also the perfect place to plug with poppers and stick baits for GTs, Yellowfin Tunas and more, to experiment with vertical jigging or fly fishing, to fish with conventional light tackle for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Mackerel, or to try ultra light spinning for Queen Mackerel, Jacks or more. Whatever technique you want to use, FishBazaruto Sportfishing Charters will provide all you need for an unforgettable experience.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 5 persons
    Fish for big game fish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally and many more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jobfish (Green)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Gulfcraft (Walkaround) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

31 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Duarte Rato
Vilankulos, Mozambique
Member since June 2016
The son of one of the postwar pioneers of Billfishing in the Maputo area of Mozambique, Captain Duarte Rato has been fishing offshore since he was just eight years old. By the time he left school at 18 he had already been awarded his long range captain’s license and was operating a 37 ft sportfisher full time. After spending a brief period in the hotel industry after obtaining a degree in Tourism Management at Johannesburg University, he soon decided that he wanted to spend his life following his passion - fishing full time for huge Billfish and a variety of other species. He has been at the helm of Vamazi since 2003, during which time he has grown a solid reputation for being able to guide clients to giant Black Marlin. Although he has caught more Grander Black Marlin (1000 lb plus) than any other captain in the whole of Africa, he does not focus exclusively on this species: he enjoys using a whole arsenal of techniques to fish for all the various species of the Bazaruto Archipelago.