Hooker 1

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
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 7 persons
    Come aboard and fish for Marlin, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Tuna, and much more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 7 persons
    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
    Overnight Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    1 trip day, starts at 6:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $350
    up to 7 persons / day
    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.
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About the Captain

Pigeot Jean-Pierre
Grande Riviere Noire, Mauritius
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
28 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)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

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

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Early season success
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
61%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Mauritius
 5.00
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Full day in excellent company

VERIFIED   February 18, 2019
I had the pleasure of a full day trip on one of JPs boats. jP himself did not participate, which initially disappointed me,...
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Jaen S.
Mauritius
 4.33
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Early season success

VERIFIED   NEW  October 3, 2019
We had a slow day without any strikes. The current was screaming but the captain and crew persisted and work the contours nicely....
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   February 28, 2019
Very comfortable boat, Great Crew! The tackle was a bit weathered but got the job done on this 585lb Blue Marlin. I highly...
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Robert S.
Mauritius
 5.00
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Fishing with Pigeot

VERIFIED   January 12, 2019
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Joseph B.
Stondon Massey, England
 5.00
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Night fishing

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
I took the night fishing trip with my 10myear old son, JP organised with transport which was punctual, we arrived to the boat...
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