Skull Fishing

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Skull Fishing runs offshore fishing trips filled with action around the atolls of the Maldives. Located on the central island, Skull Fishing can put you on game fish in no time. They cater to anglers of all levels, so if you happen to visit this little piece of paradise, a trip with Skull Fishing crew will make your stay even more memorable.

These fisheries are home to a variety of popular species. Depending on where you navigate your charter, you can hope to catch a true prize. Some 20-50 miles out, you can get Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, using trolling and jigging techniques.

If you’d rather stay around the inshore shallows you can do popping, casting, and other muscle popping action to get Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Emperor, Grouper, or Snapper. Around the reefs, families will find a perfect match as they take a dip in azure waters and still do fishing for Emperor, Job Fish, Snapper, or Trevally.

You will be fishing from an Offshore 25 center console, built in 2017. She is powered by two 115 HP Mercury engines and will grant you both speed and stability. The vessel can accommodate up to ten anglers, although groups of six will have the optimum space for fishing and enjoyment.

The boat is rigged with navigational electronics, has leather sofas, stereo sound system, an ice box, a private toilet, and stores safety equipment, and a snorkeling toolkit. Simply put, it is fit to put you on the local fish.

When you come onboard, you will get Shimano and Penn gear, as well as lures, depending on the type of package and target species. The crew can also provide pick-up from other atolls nearby, at a different price.

Snacks and soft drinks are served on shorter trips, whereas you will also have a lunch on a full day trip. You don’t need to go through the hassle with the fishing license. What you should bring is a camera to get a nice shot of your catch, a cap, sunblock, and personal belongings. Pack and come claim your catch!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – No Regrets
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,179
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is made for hardcore anglers. From a depth of more than 30 meters, 20-50 miles offshore, you will travel around deep water between atolls to get Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado, GT, Dogtooth Tuna, and Wahoo. You can start with trolling in the morning, then switch to popping mid-noon, use time after lunch for jigging, and do some afternoon fishing after. Make sure you bring your A-game for this fight. Meals, snacks and drinks included. Departure time is as per your convenience. Bring a camera.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Addiction
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $839
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This six hour trip is ideal to try casting and medium to heavy tackle jigging. You will go around reef, inshore and offshore in search of Barracuda, Emperor, Job Fish, Grouper, Snapper, GT and possibly Tuna on a good day. To minimize the distance travelled and maximize the time spent fishing, the crew will take you around inner atoll and its outskirts. Depending on the location, you can still visit FADs for some monster hunting. The departure time can vary. Great for skilled anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Hooking (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $599
    up to 10 persons
    This trip is great for families who want to take a dip and cool down in the azure sea and go snorkeling around coral waters. You enjoy the Maldivian style of line fishing. It is typically reef and inshore fishing, mostly at depths of up to 30 meters. You can target Emperor, Job Fish, Trevally and Snapper, using light jigging, trolling and popping. The departure time can vary. You will get snacks and soft drinks, as well as gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Hooking (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $599
    up to 10 persons
    Use your afternoon to get a taste of the local fish! This package will see you fishing around inshore flats and reef in search of GTs, some Snapper, Job Fish, and Emperor. The trip is suitable for families with kids who want to have a nice time out, throw some lures, and maybe even try the traditional line fishing. You will normally fish at depth of up to 30 meters. Snacks and soft drinks are supplied, you need a sunblock and a cap. Pack a camera and comfortable clothes. The trip can start at other times.
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About the Charter Operator

Skull Fishing
Malé, Maldives
Angler's Choice
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36 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2017
Skull Fishing is a charter business that can put you on serious game fish that live around the atolls of the Maldives. Catering to anglers of all levels for over 15 years, Skull Fishing is looking forward to making their clients enjoy. They focus on comfort and fishing, customizing their trips to help anglers land their dream catches. Skull Fishing crew is fit to help you battle GTs, Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Emperor, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and other pelagics. The crew is professional and versed in accommodating hardcore anglers, new fishermen, and families with kids. If you want an unforgettable trip, Skull Fishing can bring your Maldives vacation to a whole new level.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)
Sailfish
Snapper (Red)

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Offshore 25 (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 115HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.79
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Half day fishing trip from Meeru
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Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Rune J.
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Had an epic day out with the skull fishing crew. I was very happy with the professional service during the booking process....
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I’m quite experience fresh water angler but with barely no experience with salt tropical waters. We spent family holidays...
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Roy S.
Camarillo, CA
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3 days with The Skull

January 26, 2019
I have fished all over the world and Skull fishing is one of the best operations I’ve ever fish with. My girlfriend and...
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United Kingdom
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4 Hour Booking

December 27, 2018
I booked a 4 hour trip during my first ever visit to the Maldives with my partner.  Nashid and Shimal picked us up from...
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Geir S.
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Half day fishing trip from Meeru

July 13, 2019
We had a perfect morning fishing with Skull fishing. They picked us up in the morning at our resort. That had drinks and snacks...
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