Makaira Resort- Sea Dancer Charter

Matei, Fiji

Fishing Grounds- Pristine and abundant waters surround your home base of Taveuni, Fiji. All the various prime fishing habitats are here and begin five minutes after launching, opening up to a vastness of virtually virgin fishing grounds in every direction. You can expect to find the Somosomo straits and out laying areas to be dotted with acres of birds and teeming baitfish, primarily skipjack, small Yellow Fin Tuna, scads, flying fish, mackerel and ballyhoo. Within the day range, anglers can expect to find all types of pelagic and reef fish as the topography is varied with ribbon reefs, pinnacles, islands, channels, outer reefs., Every direction is full of possibilities for an exciting, productive day of fishing. Depending on the angler’s preference and with some seasonal variability, they can fish for Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish Wahoo, Mahi-mahi, and Yellow fin Tuna.   For the reef fisherman who enjoys casting there is GT’s Blue Fin Trevally, Barracuda, Walu,  Dogtooth Tuna as well as some other Brand X’s.  So far he has released in excess of 3,000 GT’s
Your Captain: John Llanes is at least a 3rd generation fisherman who started fishing over 40 years ago at a very young age. He has fished commercially and professionally and has held his 100 ton Master license for over 30 years.   During his Hawaiian career he has won or placed in at least 50 tournaments. He is an all- around fisherman for Big Game, light tackle, reef, and shoreline fishing. This rounded experience has given him the opportunity to professionally fish internationally including Australia, Midway, Fiji and his Hawaiian home grounds of Kona. He has been featured on televised fishing shows including ESPN as well as fishing books and magazines with the topics ranging from tournament wins, techniques for catching various salt water species and lure making. . All of that aside for, Capt. John. fishing is his passion and he is a great choice for the serious fisherman to have a fun day of fishing

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  • Private trip
    Over nighter
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2100
    up to 4 persons / day
    This is for the hard core anglers who really wants to explore virgin grounds in whatever angling technique they choose or depending on the bite a variety of angling techniques for both day and night fishing for as long as they can handle it. . Our new boat has a Vee berth and toilet so if it is more than two anglers they may have to flip a coin. This charter includes meals and soft drinks
  • Private trip
    Full day Charter
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 960
    up to 4 persons
    Anglers have the time to explore the further reaches and go to areas that are harder to access. Most of the locals have smaller boats and engines so many of the areas further out have the ability to produce some great fishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 560
    up to 4 persons
    Perfect for the novice angler that wants to wet their line when they have a few hours to spare and want to explore deep sea fishing in Fiji and be out in the water. We have a few tried and true areas nearby
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Islander (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP 2017 Yamaha Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

31 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Makaira Resort- Sea Dancer Charters
Matei, Fiji
Member since September 2016
Our family is 3 generations of fishermen or more. I started decking with my Dad in Kona at the age of 12 and held my 100 ton Captains license for over 35 years. I think when you come from so many generations it is in your blood, fishing is pretty much all you talk about. It is hard to pinpoint my favorite species they each have their own characteristic For the anglers Billfish are definitely a once in a lifetime rush Popping for GT's is fun when they crash the lure like a freight train also there is more hook up action and the angler is involved all the time. If they are lucky enough to pop up a large YFT or sailfish and once in a while a Marlin, the action is incredible. Jigging and Bottom fishing is like Christmas you never know what is going to come up from the depths . Fly fishing is really exciting for the angler and keeping their gear intact. My rush isn't so much over the species, I am not prejudiced, but how much the charter enjoys their day of fishing, I sure do