Maranatha Sport Fishing

(18) In high demand!
Le Morne
Le Morne, Mauritius

Maranatha is a 40’ Berger boat that was restored in 2015, and is powered by twin Ford Lemand 135HP engines. The vessel sports a spacious and comfortable double cabin, a capacious sun deck, an elegant interior seating area as well as a platform in the back. There’s an icebox for food and drinks and a large restaurant-like table. Maranatha has access to fresh water, as well as a private restroom.

As for equipment on board, Maranatha is outfitted with a GPS, sounder, radio and CD player, as well as a variety of security equipment, including life jackets, life belt, first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. For fishing, the boat uses Penn International reels (3x 130lbs, 2x 80lbs, 2x 50lbs), and utilizes a range of big game lures. A fighting chair, outriggers, downriggers, as well as snorkeling equipment can also be found among the boat’s amenities.

The offshore grounds off the Mauritian coast are abundant with game fish virtually all year round, including species such as Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado, Sailfish and more. The trips usually start between 6 and 8 a.m. Thanks to the island’s positioning, you get to start fishing about 5 minutes outside of the lagoon. The lines get wet, as the crew puts out lures of different colors and sizes and sets the brakes off the reels. Trips include the use of high-quality fishing gear, live bait, lures, fishing licenses, soft drinks and mineral water.

Maranatha is a 40’ Berger boat that was restored in 2015, and is powered by twin Ford Lemand 135HP engines. The vessel sports a spacious and comfortable double cabin, a capacious sun deck, an elegant interior seating area as well as a platform in t


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Boat Specs

Berger 420 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 135HP Ford Lehman engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (Striped)
 
Sailfish

 
Shark (Hammerhead)
 
Spearfish (Shortbill)

 
Tuna (Dogtooth)
 
Tuna (Skipjack)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Payment

15% 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.

About the Captain

Antonio Lamarque
Le Morne, Mauritius
Member since June 2014
The Maranatha team is comprised of three local anglers, fluent in both English and French. Skipper Antonio Lamarque and his two crew members, France Labonne and Luciano Lamarque, are passionate anglers, highly professional and with an intimate deep sea fishing knowledge acquired over the years. It’s always a pleasure for them to help visiting anglers discover the charms of traditional big game fishing, as it is practiced in Mauritius.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Le Morne Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Otherwise ok, but NO FISH

Fished March 7, 2017
Antonio Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 13, 2017

Hi Mr Tapio, Thanks for the review.  Unfortunately we did not have the result we wanted though everything was positive.  Better chance for your next fishing trip.
Regards Capt Antonio

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For my second trip to Mauritius it was round 2 at sea on the Marantha hoping to have the same luck as last time when we caught a sailfish- maybe even a marlin this time!
We set off from Le Mourne at 7am for a 6hr trip, luckily the cyclone had moved away from Mauritius so the weather was looking good. Shortly in to the trip we spotted a large group if spinner dolphins which we look as a sign of good luck. Less than an hour later and the captain and French spotted three sail fish to the side of the boat, one came very close but sadly was not interested in our lures on this occasion!
A short while later there was lots of bird activity just over the water- a good sign that bait fish were being chased to the surface by larger fish feeding. So we headed towards the birds and off shot one of the rods, after a short time we reeled in a bonito and kept it for bait. 20 mins later off went 2 rods together and again we reeled in 2 nice bonitos. The lads took in 4 of the rods leaving 3 rods, 2with live bait and 1 with a lure. After a short time the middle rod screamed off!! French jumped on the rod and the line was peeling off 100mph! The lads shouted marlin and it was clear a strong fish had taken our bonito, after about a minute the marlin jumped about 60mtrs from the boat. Unfortunately the luck was not with us and the line went slack, the marlin was gone but when we reeled in the bonito we could see that it was not attached to the hook, the marlin had the bonito in its mouth and ran-it was just bad luck!
The crew tried their hardest to get us on the fish after the lost marlin, we put our last2 bonito out- 1 set with a weight to pick up fish feeding on the bottom and one left out on the outrigger. After an hour we reeled in the bonito to find a half eaten fish, probably from a shark and the fish on the bottom was untouched.
For the rest of the day we enjoyed the trolling but there was to be no more action on the sea that day.
Overall another great experience with Marantha and would highly recommend anyone fishing Mauritius, just a shame the luck was not with us that day.
All the best to the crew until next time
Rob

Fished March 6, 2017
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Fished November 28, 2016
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