Deceiver - Makaira Adventure

Praia Campanha
Santo Antonio, São Tomé and Prín…

Deceiver - Makira Lodge is a boat you will remember your entire life, for it will take you to the honey pot of BIllfish in the beautiful blue waters of Santo Antonio. If you are looking for an all-inclusive deep sea fishing adventure, Makaira Lodge on Principe Island could just be the place for you as they are the operators of Deceiver fishing tours. You will enjoy the perfect setting of a private beach with a friendly atmosphere on this paradise island, surrounded by some of the best game fishing in the world.

You will fish aboard the luxurious 41-foot custom G & S boat called Deceiver, which was originally built in 2011 and is powered by two 450 HP Cummins engines. This beautifully appointed vessel is equipped with everything you could ask for on a deep sea fishing excursion such as a fighting chair, a full trolling spread made up of outriggers, downriggers and a center rigger. It also has plenty of storage space for live bait which makes it the perfect vessel to fish from if you want to catch a Blue Marlin. You will also find air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom complete with a shower.

Deceiver - Makaira Lodge will take you fishing in some of the most Marlin-populated waters around Principe Island. With Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and many more desirable species available all year round, this unique fishery is bound to make for a rewarding charter. The boat is professionally crewed and is fitted with custom rods and all necessary equipment ranging from light to heavy tackle. The team operate a catch and release policy on Billfish, believing that preserving the species is paramount to maintaining the healthy seas that surround them.

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    A full day trip aboard the luxurious Deceiver will see you targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Blue Marlin and Sailfish. These are the most Marlin-populated waters around, so you are sure going to have a great time tackling some big fish. Lunch is served onboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Marlin (Blue)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

G & S (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2011. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines.

41 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 days before the trip. 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 Santo Antonio to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

About the Captain

Bert Bouchard
Santo Antonio, São Tomé and Príncipe
Member since January 2016
Captain Bert is a passionate game fisherman, and has single-handedly revived the Marlin fishery in São Tomé and Príncipe. He is also the Top Tagging Captain for Sailfish in the Atlantic Ocean as voted for by thousands of participants in The Billfish Foundation International Competition.