Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34'

Crusoe Fishing offers game fishing packages around the islands of Vanuatu. These waters are home to massive game fish. Here anglers can find Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin, as well as a variety of Tuna. The Crusoe Fishing fleet has two boats, so if you can’t find a spot here, just scroll down and click on the captain’s name. There you will find available dates on the other boat.

Reel Capture is a 34’ Kevlacat catamaran and is normally skippered by Captain Richard Moruk. Captain Richard has been fishing the local waters for over a decade. He started fishing with Capt. Charles on Nevagivup and has worked his way up from the deck to Captain.
Captain Michelle Wheeler also skippers Reel Capture, and she knows these waters really well. She has plenty of accolades to her name, including Sir Garrick Agnew Award for the most Billfish tagged & released in Australian waters.

The boat itself has two 300 HP Yanmar Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots. The boat can accommodate up to six anglers. She is rigged with Raymarine and Furuno electronics, has a flybridge, live bait well, tuna tubes, an ice box, outriggers. Anglers will find a wide range of Shimano tackle, and will have the fishing gear at their disposal. You won’t need a fishing permit.

The crew will cater to your wishes, and you can go trolling, jigging or popping. The real treat is Billfish light tackle, and these waters are a great chance to land your dream catch.

On shorter trips, you will have soft drinks and snacks. The crew will serve lunch on full day trips. Pack sunblock, sunglasses, and a cap. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear, as you will want to be able to move around. Bring a camera, and try to set a new record!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,015
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip lets you fish long enough to land a massive fish. You will have an experienced crew by your side. The target species vary depending on the season, but you can get Blue, Black, or Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. The crew will supply the equipment, and you don't need a license. The rates include return hotel transfers, light breakfast, snacks, lunch, bottled water, soft drinks, skipper, deck hand, and use of all fishing equipment. Don't forget your camera!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $762
    up to 6 persons
    This six hour trip is great for anglers looking to fish a bit more, but don’t have the time for a full day. The target species vary depending on the season, but you can get Blue, Black, or Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. The crew will furnish the equipment, and you won't need a permit. The rates include return hotel transfer, light snacks, bottled water, a skipper, deck hand, and use of all fishing gear. Bring sunscreen, a cap, shades, and a camera!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $635
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to have more time for fishing, this five hour trip is a great midway between a short outing and a full day trip. The target species vary depending on the season, but you can get Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. The crew will furnish the gear, and you don't need a license. The rates include return hotel transfer, light snacks, bottled water, a skipper, deck hand, and use of all fishing gear. Bring sunscreen, a cap, shades, and a camera!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish Sailfish
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Kevlacat (Catamaran) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP Yanmar Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Vila to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Charles Wheeler
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Member since August 2014
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Captain Charles has been fishing the waters of Vanuatu for the past 18 years. He loves fishing for Marlin, and enjoys all fishing styles. Still, light line and fly fishing for Billfish, live baiting inshore and around FADs are special for him. Capt. Charles has fished around numerous fisheries the world over.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Half day cruise with teenagers.
Half day cruise with teenagers.
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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
56%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
40%
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Angus W.
Piara Waters, Western Australia
 4.67
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Full day charter

VERIFIED   December 2, 2018
Michelle and her decky were great. Good gear, good boat and good food. The fishing was a bit frustrating with a lot of sharks...
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Nick D.
Manly, QLD
 5.00
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Full day with Crusoe Fishinh

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
Had a ripper day on the water with the team at Crusoe fishing. Chased plenty of different species and had an overall great...
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Ty P.
Lake Margaret, TAS
 5.00
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Half day with Michelle

VERIFIED   January 2, 2019
Was a good day although the fish weren’t playing the game, but that’s fishing right !
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Paul M.
Auckland, AUK
 4.67
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Full day game fishing

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
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Lucas A.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Charles

VERIFIED   June 30, 2018
Very pleased with Captain Charles and deckhand Georgie, they managed to get us on to a nice fish and accomodated us all very...
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