Island Fishing Charters Co.

(13) In demand!
Wharf Road
Port Vila, Vanuatu

Island Fishing Charters runs year-round fishing trips around the rich waters of Vanuatu. Here you can catch fish big and small, of all shapes and hues. Whether you’re looking for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, or Wahoo, here you can claim your prize.

Island Fishing Charters are based out of Port Villa. They provide a variety of fishing packages to suit more experienced and new anglers alike. When you come fishing with them, they will welcome you aboard the 26’ Sea Fox walkaround. Named ‘Little Weapon’, this boat is fit to fish for big names. She is powered by two 150 HP Mercury fourstroke engines, has a toilet, and is rigged with Simrad GPS, fishfinder, and outriggers. She can accommodate up to six people. You will also find an ice box an a live bait well onboard.

Your host for the day will be local skipper Kendrick “Kenny” George. With over 15 years of experience fishing local waters, Kenny knows how the fish move and where to take you. Whether it’s about reef species or game fish, Kenny and his deckhand will work to make your trip enjoyable and memorable.

These waters lie above some impressive drop offs that surround the volcanic island of Vanuatu. There are many fish attracting devices where fish flock, so you shouldn’t be having hard time finding them. Still, you will need local knowledge to actually get the fish to the boat.

Once you hop onboard, you will get the rods, reel, and tackle, as well as lures. The crew will provide snacks, drinks and lunch, but you can also pack your own sandwiches. You should bring sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Make your clothing comfortable so that you can move around easily. And, you will definitely want to pack a camera. Check out the photos and see why.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 777
    up to 6 persons
    This is the ultimate fishing package, made for true fishing lovers. You will have extensive amount of time for both reef and game fishing. Expect to catch the likes of Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and more. The crew will supply the fishing gear, as well as snacks, soft drinks, and lunch. You should bring sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Also, pack a camera and wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 565
    up to 6 persons
    This package will let you have a longer stay onboard for both reef and game fishing. Lunch will be provided. The crew will supply the fishing gear, as well as snacks and soft drinks. You should bring sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Pack a camera and wear comfortable clothes and footwear. You can target Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and more. Both pro anglers and less experienced fishermen are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 480
    up to 6 persons
    This four hour trip lets you combine reef and game fishing. You can start the day by trolling along the coastline, then continuing on to the FADs a bit further offshore. You can catch the likes of Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and more. The crew will supply the fishing gear, as well as snacks and soft drinks. You should bring sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Also, pack a camera and wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 480
    up to 6 persons
    This four hour trip lets you combine reef and game fishing. If you like a late start, this is a great chance. You can go trolling along the coastline, then continue on to the FADs a bit further offshore. The target species include Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, and more. The crew will supply the fishing gear, as well as snacks and soft drinks. You should bring sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Also, pack a camera and wear comfortable clothes and footwear.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Fox 287 (Walkaround) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury Fourstroke engines.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Vila to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Island Fishing Charters Co.
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Member since September 2016
13
Island Fishing Charters Co runs fishing trips around the volcanic island of Vanuatu. They offer a professional and friendly service that takes you fishing around reefs and offshore. Their trips are all about memorable times. The local experienced crew will help you claim your dream catch.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.74
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3\/4day with Capt Charlie and Kai
Full day trip
Half day trip with Captain Kenneth
+3
Angler Rating
10
3
0
0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Mike Byron
Australia
 5.00
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Half day trip - fantastic

VERIFIED   December 4, 2017
Just the two crew and myself and my wife on the boat. The captain and Harry, the deckie, were on the boat. Good weather, nice...
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Rebbekah Bennett
Port Vila, Shefa Province
 4.67
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Half day trip with Captain Kenneth

VERIFIED   December 5, 2017
Great trip, Kenny and Harry knew their stuff, booked a 4 hour trip ended up coming in early very happy with our day. Caught...
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Brett Cameron
Port Vila, Shefa Province
 5.00
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3/4day with Capt Charlie and Kai

VERIFIED   September 4, 2018
Great trip, plenty of action. Trip taylor made to suit. Highly recommend.
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Mick Moorhouse
Christchurch, Canterbury
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Charlie

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
Fantastic trip. Charlie certainly knows where the fish are
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Lauren Aspinall
Saint Marys, NSW
 4.67
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3/4 fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 21, 2018
Unfortunately we caught absolutely nothing, but the crew certainly gave it all they could to try!!! Must be no fish left
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