Popeye ile Maurice - Hooker 1

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Colonel Dean Ave
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius

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Boat Specs

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

38 ft
7 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Hooker 1 is a customized 38’ vessel, powered by twin 200 horsepower diesel inboard engines. The vessel is equipped with 3 fighting chairs, a flybridge, GPS and FishFinder, a variety of lures, reels and rods, as well as all the standard navigational equipment and electronics. Tackle-wise, the crew utilizes Shimano and Penn International reels (30 to 130lbs). Hooker1 can accommodate up to 7 anglers per trip.

Owned and captained by Jean-Pierre since 2008, Hooker 1 offers you and your party a variety of packages to choose from, such as big game fishing, jigging, light tackle fishing, night fishing and much more. Capt Jean-Pierre has been sport fishing for over 20 years now. In both 2007 and 2013, Jean-Pierre emerged as the winner of the coveted SIOBC - South Indian Ocean Billfish Cup. Among other notable achievements, Jean-Pierre has also been a runner-up for the Marlin World Cup in 2004, and back again in 2010.

Captain Jean-Pierre and the crew of Hooker 1 are committed to helping you find out firsthand exactly why Mauritius is considered one of the region’s best big game hotspots. The fishing grounds are abundant with a variety of highly sought-after game fish, including Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Snapper, Grouper and many more, depending on the season.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Wheelchair Accessible

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Pigeot Jean Pierre
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
Member since May 2014
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 89%

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Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Captain and crew was very helpfull and amazing! Boat was clean and staff was friendly and willing to help! Although we only caught one Dorado, we still tried the catch the big one, the Marlin, without any luck! The captain and his staff never gave up until the end! They also assisted with transport arrangements as we needed to be picked up on the opposite side of MAuritius! The taxi driver was punctual and very friendly! I would most definitely use and recommend them again! Thank you Juan-Pierre for a great day!

Ronnie Botes • Fished Sep 19, 2016
Pigeot Jean Pierre (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 20, 2016

Thanks Mr Ronnie.

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We were advised at the start of the trip that given the time of year, the fish were not as abundant as in peak season. Nevertheless, Capt Jean Pierre and crew tried everything to maximize our chances. Even though we didn’t get any nibbles at first, we kept on cruising and were lucky enough to spot a few dolphins and even a pod of sperm whales! We were rewarded several hours later with a nice yellow fin tuna. Since it was around 5/6kg we were able to take the fish with us and found a local restaurant that prepared the freshly caught fish for our supper.

Was a great day fishing. Many thanks to Capt Jean Pierre and his crew!

Damien Govinden  • Fished Jun 24, 2016
Pigeot Jean Pierre (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 29, 2016

Thanks Damien, it was a pleasure to have you on board. See you next time for bigger fish. JP

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Jean-Pierre and his crew were very friendly, knowledgeable, seasoned fishermen. They made me feel very welcome and we had a good day out on the Ocean. It just happened to be one of those days when the fish no matter what we tried were not biting…....We fished for about 8 hours and caught a couple of small bonito. The next week we went out again for a whole day and this time the fish were hungry…. we caught 4 Wahoo 2 Mahi Mahi and 3 small yellowfin tuna (one of which was eaten by a big shark on the way into the boat) and 30/40 bonito.

The boat was comfortable enough and very well equipped. When I go back to Mauritius again I will certainly get in touch with Jean-Pierre again. Thank you

Peter Came • Fished Apr 11, 2016
Pigeot Jean Pierre (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 8, 2016

Thanks Mr Peter, you are most welcome aboard anytime. Regards, JP

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  • Colonel Dean Ave, Grande Riviere Noire
    , Mauritius