Come aboard Hooker 1 and discover why Mauritius is considered one of the region’s best hotspots for big game fishing. Capt. Jean-Pierre has more than 20 years of sport fishing experience. He and his crew are dedicated to helping you land a memorable catch, whether fishing by day or at night. Join them for a chance to reel in your next biggest catch!

Hooker 1 is a 38’ Speville Craft powered by twin 265 HP Perkins Sabre engines. This vessel is fitted for nothing less than the best of big game fishing, featuring a flybridge, GPS, fishfinder, and three fighting chairs. Penn and Shimano fishing gear are provided for you, including a range of 20 to 130 lb test line. There is room on board for up to seven passengers, and children of all ages are welcome.

While fishing aboard Hooker 1, you can target a wide variety of big game species. Capt. Jean-Pierre and his crew are prepared to help you reel in the biggest of them, from Marlin and Giant Trevally to several different kinds of Tuna. Depending on the species, you may target your catch by jigging, trolling, or popping. Lures are provided and you will catch live bait during your trip.

You can also join Capt. Jean-Pierre for night fishing, casting lines between sunset and sunrise the next morning. This overnight trip gives you a chance to bottom fish the reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Dogtooth Tuna, Trevally, and even sharks.

Captain Jean-Pierre and the crew of Hooker 1 provide everything you need for a successful day (or night) on the water. A fishing license, gear, and drinks are included in your trip package. You may request to take a fish home with you to enjoy for dinner.

Book your next trip and experience the renowned big game fishing of Mauritius for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip - Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $350
    This trip departs at 6pm and returns the next morning at 6am. You will be night fishing near offshore reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Dogtooth Tuna, Trevally, and sharks. A license and all gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    On this trip you can fish for various kinds of Tuna, Giant Trevally, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and more. Penn and Shimano fishing gear is provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Come aboard and fish for Marlin, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Tuna, and much more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
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About the Captain

Pigeot Jean-Pierre
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
5 Fishing Reports
42 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
Capt. Jean-Pierre has been sportfishing for over 20 years by now. A passionate angler, he's proud of his tournament record and in 2007 and 2013, he emerged as the winner of the coveted SIOBC - South Indian Ocean Billfish Cup. Among other notable achievements, he has also been a runner-up for the Marlin World Cup in 2004, and again in 2010, proving to you that he has just what it takes to land the ocean's biggest creatures. He promises to let you in on a few secrets to help you catch that trophy-sized beautye.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Boat specs

Speville Craft (Flybridge) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 265HP Perkins Sabre engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Up 130 lb test line
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Caught on the trip
Lures
Drinks
Soft drinks, water, beer upon request
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Clients may request a fish to take home and try
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Brilliant Day Fishing
Full day
Great experience !
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
58%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Jackie P.
Plaine Magnien, Mauritius
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Brilliant Day Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 20, 2022
Guides are fantastic and worked really hard, boat spotless, absolutely best days fishing including landing a Marlin and three...
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Kurt Z.
Candia, NH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great experience !

VERIFIED   Overnight Trip - Bottom Fishing on January 30, 2022
Many thanks to JP, Glenn and Jeremy. An absolutely great boat and a very friendly and knowledgeable crew. Thanks to them,...
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Delia B.
Watton, United Kingdom
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 30, 2021
Jean Pierre was very helpful with our booking and brothers Glen and Jeremy were great crew. Very friendly and good to chat...
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Alvin R.
Mauritius
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 16, 2022
Caught 11 Benito and hooked a large tuna. Unfortunately, after a back breaking 1 hour fight the hook pulled. I’d highly recommend...
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Hai A.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Nice trip and catch

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 1, 2021
Fantastic and we enjoyed
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FAQs about Hooker 1

Hooker 1 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per day per group - Overnight Trip - Bottom Fishing (1 day)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooker 1, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooker 1 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano )
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Soft drinks, water, beer upon request)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hooker 1 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hooker 1 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (Up 130 lb test line)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooker 1 include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo