Makaira Resort- Sea Dancer Charter

Matei, Fiji

Check Availability

Select date to see available trips and rates:

About this listing

Boat Specs

Islander (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine .

31 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Lots of offshore reefs/pinnacles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
We provide 50's 80's and 130's
Bottom Fishing
For snappers and reef fish
Bring your own gear
Bring your own gear
Fly Fishing
Bring your own gear
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Pacific)
Coral Trout

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)

Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Reelax Fighting chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Vee Berth
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
We provide spotter, flashers and floaters
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Reelax Fighting chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Trolling gear
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

Other Policies 
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Company

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


  • N/A, Matei
    , Fiji