Makaira Resort – Sea Dancer Charter

Makaira Resort Sea Dancer Charters will take you to the waters that surround their home base of Taveuni, Fiji. With virtually virgin fishing grounds right at their doorstep, the crew will introduce you to a real angling paradise.

On your day out, you will be able to find the Somosomo traits and acres of birds and teeming baitfish. These include small Yellowfin Tuna, Mackerel, Ballyhoo, scads, and many other species that you will be using to make sure nothing resists your hooks. Wherever you go, the crew will show you a lot of possibilities for an exciting and productive day of fishing.

Depending on your personal preferences and the season, you will be checking the bite for reef fish and pelagics, fishing the pinnacles, islands, channels, and ribbon and outer reefs. The latter hold Bluefin Trevally, Barracuda, Dogtooth Tuna, GT, and Walu. Other spots are home to Black and Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Sailfish.

Your boat for the day will be a 33’ Islander boat with twin 250 HP Yamaha engine. She is a beautiful vessel with everything you need for a productive day on the water. Once on board, you will find top-notch trolling gear, live bait, lures, and drinks.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
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    This is for the hardcore anglers who really want to explore virgin grounds in whatever angling technique they choose or depending on the bite. The 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 Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    price breakdown
    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. Rates do not include 9% Government taxes.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Half day trip feels like no time and full day is too long? Don't worry, because this is a trip which gives you an opportunity to fish for 6 hours and still experience crystal blue waters of Fiji. Please have in mind that the rates do not include 9% Government taxes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    price breakdown
    This is 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. The crew has a few tried and true areas nearby. Rates do not include 9% Government taxes.

About the Charter Operator

Makaira Resort - Sea Afare Charters
Matei, Fiji
The captain John Llanes of Makaira Resort Sea Afare Charters comes from a family of at least 3 generations of fishermen. With fishing in his blood, the captain began decking for his father in Kona when he was 12 years old. His rush isn’t so much over the species – the captain enjoys all sorts of fishing. He says that jigging and bottom fishing are like Christmas – you never know what is going to come from the depths. During his fishing career in Kona his focus was on Blue Marlin as well as placing or winning Marlin Tournaments. In Fiji he is an all around Charter business with more of an emphasis on popping for GT's than what Kona offered. Fiji offers an array of all types of fishing and angling techniques and that is what is exciting. Because the charter vary to what species the anglers would like to target. One day it may be popping for GT's and Big Tunas, the next maybe hunting for Marlin or sailfish, and other pelagic species or jigging or spearfishing for Dog tooth tuna.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Trevally (Bluefin) Trevally (Bluefin)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Islander (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

33 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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.