The Maldives are made up of over 1,200 islands. Get out of Malé and explore their rich coral reefs, islands, and offshore deep spots with Hilman Sport Fishing. Crystal clear waters, luscious greenery, and glistening beaches await – not to mention some incredible fish.

Fishing is a way of life here, but Captain Hilman Abdulla sees it as more of his passion. Having fished these waters his whole life, he decided to cash in on the ever-growing tourist industry in 2017. He hopes to show every customer the hidden gems of his home country, leaving them with a lifelong positive impression of their time here.

Aboard a 27’ Fiber saltwater sportfishing boat, you and up to 6 others can enjoy the wonders of these productive waters. There’s plenty of seating for you all, along with space to fish. Fitted with downriggers and a live bait well, she’s a vessel designed to get you reeling in the biggest fish.

Troll using artificial lures or bottom fish the reefs to entice the bite of your target fish. Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and Red Bass are just some of the thrilling and delicious species you’ll target when offshore. Along the reefs, go after a number of Snappers, Groupers, Jobfish, and many more, and you won’t be disappointed.

Let your captain know if you’d like to go snorkeling and he’ll bring plenty of gear aboard for all of you to go swimming with these beautiful creatures. All the fishing gear will be waiting for you, but feel free to bring your own fishing gear, too.

Capt. Hilman will pick you up from anywhere in Malé, so you don’t need to worry at all. All you need to bring is some drinks, snacks, sunscreen, and anything else to make the most of your day, and you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime. Discover a whole new world with Hilman Sport Fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $300
    Make the most of the Maldives' fruitful, tropical waters. Get offshore from the islands and onto the reefs and offshore in search of some huge, beautiful fish. Let your captain know if you'd like to get up close to the fish and he'll bring some snorkeling equipment on board. Otherwise, head out at the crack of dawn and troll, pop, or jig to catch the bite of Giant Trevally, Groupers, Snappers, and many more delicious fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Vaavu Atoll
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Spend the day popping in the productive waters of Vaavu Atoll. You'll have the chance to hook into the famous Giant Trevally, as well as Dogtooth Tuna, Red Emperor Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Head out in search of majestic Yellowfin Tuna. These fish will put up a fight you're sure to remember!
  • Private trip
    Half day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
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About the Captain

Hilman Abdulla
Malé, Maldives
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2013
Having been fishing his whole life, Captain Hilman Abdulla decided to turn his hobby into a job. What's better than doing what you love for a living? His passion has never waned and he's just as excited to get out of bed every morning to get out on the water. The best part of the day is, he claims, obviously catching fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bohar Snapper Bohar Snapper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Jobfish (Green) Green Jobfish
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper
Trevally (Bluefin) Bluefin Trevally
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally

Tuna (Dogtooth) Dogtooth Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Fiber (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2015, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

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 Malé to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
65%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Achim K.
Malé, Kaafu Atoll
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Daytrip with Captain Hilman

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Tuna on August 12, 2021
Ich hatte einen Tagestrip mit Hilman gebucht. Er hat mich direkt vom Resort abgeholt. Wir haben gepilkert, auf Grund mit Fischfetzen...
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Ronald L.
Maldives
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Best Maldivian fishing experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 13, 2020
Hillman is an honest, genuine and patient fisherman who provided us with an unforgettable lifetime experience. It was...
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Denis N.
Moscow, MOW
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 13, 2021
an excellent boat built specifically for sport fishing and experienced staff gave us the opportunity to enjoy wonderful fishing,...
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Egor M.
Moscow, Moscow
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Special 8 hour trip for Egor Martynovskiy on September 1, 2021
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All day with Captain Hilman

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Tuna on March 30, 2021
This fishing is for those who love casting and jigging
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FAQs about Hilman Sport Fishing

Hilman Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Full Day Trip – Tuna (8 hours)
  • $200 per group - Half day trip (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip – Vaavu Atoll (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Hilman Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hilman Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)

Hilman Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Hilman Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Hilman Sport Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bohar Snapper
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jobfish (Green)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)