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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!



About the Captain

Charles Wheeler
Port Vila, Vanuatu
3 Fishing Reports
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2014
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.

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
38%
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Mick K.
Hurstville, NSW
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Full day with Captain Dick

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on November 2, 2019
I have done a few charters now over the years in Vanuatu and these guys are the go too ! Nothing was a problem for these guys...
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Lucas A.
Miami, FL
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Half day trip with captain Charles

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on 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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Angus W.
Piara Waters, Western Australia
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Full day charter

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on 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
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Full day with Crusoe Fishinh

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on 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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Fraser S.
Australia
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Half day cruise with teenagers.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 19, 2017
Had a half day out with Captain Charles and his local crew.  The crew kept us entertained with changing tackle and lures in...
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FAQs about Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34'

Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34' offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $938 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • AU $1,125 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • AU $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair (Reelax 130Lb Chair)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks & water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Crusoe Fishing - Reel Capture 34' include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo