Island Fishing Charters Co.

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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 four 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 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $746
    up to 4 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 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $624
    up to 4 persons
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $543
    up to 4 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 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $462
    up to 4 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)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $462
    up to 4 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) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish Sailfish
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

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
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
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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: 11 hours
Response rate: 91%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.73
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Kenny showing off!
Mahi-mahi for the birthday boy.
The cast and crew!
+7
Angler Rating
15
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Robert B.
Ione, CA
 5.00
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Right on Time

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
The driver picked us up at our hotel two minutes ahead of schedule 0630 am. Drove for seven minutes to a First class brand...
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Jan Westra Van Holthe
Ascot Vale, VIC
 5.00
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Great crew.

VERIFIED   March 22, 2019
We had two days, the crew did everything humanly possible on the first day to get a pelagic but to no avail. The second...
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Richard S.
Sydney, NSW
 4.00
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Full day with kenny and roy

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
Great day on the water. Was a windy week so we couldn’t fish offshore so instead fished the main harbour in pretty variable...
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Ray B.
Vanuatu
 4.67
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
Kenny and Jesse were both outstanding, friendly, helpful and nothing was a problem. Unfortunately,we only caught 9 Striped...
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Mardi N.
Sola, TOB
 4.33
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Birthday Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   May 24, 2019
Started off slow but caught a few good fish before half of our anglers got seasick and the boat tried to stay in calmer waters....
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