Skipper Dan operates the Navy Boat on the beautiful waters of Mauritius offering offshore adventures and inshore excursions. He has been operating a charter boat on this gorgeous island for over 25 years, so there is no spot he doesn’t know about. He is a fun person who loves seeing his guests’ faces happy and smiling - especially as they reel in the big fish.

You will fish aboard his 29ft Legend boat named “Navy”. It’s powered by two 140 HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. This speedy boat will get you to the offshore waters and the reefs very quickly, and ensure you have a good deal of fishing time on the trip. The boat has life jackets for safety and a VHF radio for connection with the coast guard.

You will also find all sorts of equipment on the boat - from snorkeling, outriggers, and downriggers to fishing gear that includes live and artificial baits. It also features a fighting chair that you’ll use when battling with big game fish and a toilet which is a plus if you are bringing the whole family out.

Skipper Dan will take you fishing in the reefs of Mauritius which are incredibly rich in fish species - from small colorful fish, you’ll just want to gaze at, to the bigger, tasty species such as Yellowtail Amberjack and Grouper, as well as Barracuda. You can take an offshore adventure to the deep blue waters where Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish spend their days.

You can request a portion of the big game fish, but remember, Skipper Dan will keep the rest, and the smaller catch will be barbecued on Coconut Island after the trip.

All you need to do to become a part of this tropical paradise is to book one of the offered trips and meet Skipper Dan on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Dolphin Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $387
    Spend a full day relaxing in gorgeous nature and enjoy everything the island has to offer. You will be swimming with the dolphins, and fishing for small fish. After the trip is over, you will have a barbecue on the Coconut Island featuring your catch of the day.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Dolphin Swimming
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $215
    This trip will give you an amazing opportunity to swim with the Dolphins in their natural environment. Dolphin swimming is the best in the early morning, as this is when they are most active in the bay of Le Morne Brabant. Bring a camera to capture the most amazing moments of swimming with these friendly creatures.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $408
    This trip offers anglers a perfect opportunity to get a taste of offshore fishing without spending the entire day on the water. You will fish the local reefs for exotic species such as Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and Barracuda. If luck serves you, species such as Tuna, Sailfish, and Blue Marlin are also possible targets.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $515
    An experience created with the most passionate anglers in mind, This is a monster trip that will see you fishing the reefs or the offshore waters for Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and other local species.
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Experience
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 30, 2024
The crew was friendly and professional, and were experts on marine animals of the region. We ventured into a 1000-meter deep...
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Grace H. W.
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Brilliant

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Dolphin Swimming on June 19, 2022
Had a great morning with skipper Dan and his very good crew mate. There are so friendly and even though I was nervous and a...
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Philippe M.
Aneth, UT
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Une journée inoubliable

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip - Dolphin Adventure on July 26, 2022
C’est une magnifique expérience que nous a offert Dan et son équipage. Nous ne pouvions espérer mieux .. un repas exceptionnel,une...
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Tiffany C.
Bishops Cleeve, United Kingdom
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 3, 2022
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Emma S.
Dagenham, United Kingdom
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Dolphin Swimming on October 7, 2021
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FAQs about Skipper Dan - Navy Boat

Skipper Dan - Navy Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • MUR 9,000 per person - 9 Hour Trip - Dolphin Adventure (8 hours)
  • MUR 10,000 per group, additional MUR 1,000 per person after 5 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Dolphin Swimming (3 hours)
  • MUR 19,000 per group, additional MUR 1,500 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • MUR 24,000 per group, additional MUR 1,500 per person after 2 guests - 9 Hour Trip – Deep Sea (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Skipper Dan - Navy Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Skipper Dan - Navy Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Local Drinks and Water)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Skipper Dan - Navy Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Skipper Dan - Navy Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Skipper Dan - Navy Boat include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Dan Dan
Le Morne, Mauritius
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9 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2017
Skipper Dan says: "My favourite hobby is also my job" when asked about how he got into fishing and why he loves it so much. So, it's pretty easy to see why this Mauritian-born captain does it, and why he's so good at it. He loves seeing people smile and get excited about the big game fish they target and catch, and says there is no better feeling than spending a day on the water with a couple or a family, and then cooking their catch.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Legend 28 (Runabout) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Local Drinks and Water
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Small Fish Are Prepared At Barbeque
Crew Keeps Catch
Big Game Fish Only

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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