Maranatha Sport Fishing

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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About this listing

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 charter operator 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 21 reviews

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Thanks to Antonio and his crew for their professionnalisme. Except we did not catch anything all was perfect. Not their fault - Mauritius in winter is not the best period. But when returning to the base we got a strike…an espadon ! We saw him jump over the water. Fantastic. But no luck at the end as the fish managed to leave us…no doubt I will be pleased to experience a new game with Antonio and his team. Laurent.

Fished July 16, 2017
Antonio Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2017

Hi Laurent,

Many thanks for the review.  We are happy to know that you enjoyed the fishing trip though the espadon won the game. Looking forward to have you on board next summer .

Kind Regards

Capt Antonio

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First things first, Capt. Antionio and the crew, their tackle and expertise plus their boat is first class. There were 4 of us on a half day trip first thing on a Mnday morning after arriving in Mauritius early Sunday evening.  I had already emailed Capt. Antionio a couple of times prior to our arrival so knew exactly what time, where to meet and exactly what the cost was.  We arrived at the beach just before 7am and saw that the boat was already there, one quick wave and a small boat was brought over to us to take us to the larger vessel. We boarded to a nice warm welcome and were soon on our way.  As soon as we passed the reef the tackle went out with the guys explaining exactly what and why they were doing it and we started trawling for the fish.  Our problem was that the fish didn’t want to play, not a nibble. The crew were on the radio to the other boats in the area constantly asking for updates on where the fish were but out of at least 7 boats out there a total of 2 fish were caught that morning.  It just wasn’t our day but we understood that as there have been many days at home where you don’t get a bite.  Would I recommend these guys, certainly I would and I’ve already persuaded the wife to return next year so if I get the chance to go fshing again then I will be begging these guys to take me out again.

Fished July 10, 2017
Antonio Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2017

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the nice review.  We look forward for another fishing trip with you next year.  Anyway the result won’t be worst.  The worst fishing day is always better than the best working day.

Kind Regards

Capt Antonio

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Had a great time, sadly no bites but crew and boat were first class!

Fished June 21, 2017
Antonio Lamarque (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2017

Hi Ian,

Thanks for the review.  We really enjoyed having you on board.  But unfortunately the luck of catching something was not on our side.  As fishermen we always believe that next time will be better.

Best Regards

Capt Antonio

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