Zanzibar Big Game Fishing - Baloo

Zanzibar Big Game Fishing is a fleet of boats that take anglers from all over the world to the hottest grounds. The company is located at the northern tip of the archipelago. Such a convenient location allows you to enjoy the best deep sea fishing in Africa!

The crew will welcome you aboard the ‘Baloo’, a true pride of the fleet. She is a 36’ Walter Brun flybridge boat, built in 1985. The beauty comes powered by twin 360 HP Volvo Penta engines and can comfortably accommodate up to eight anglers.

The Baloo has all the comforts of home. As you walk down from the helm to the galley, you will find a bedroom and a bathroom. The Baloo is fully rigged with seven Penn International rods and reels to make great catches possible. She also features a comfortable seating down below the spacious cabin. It’s right there where you can hide from the sun!

There are so many potential catches in the water, that it’s simply hard to think of a single reason to come back to shore. The waters teem with large schools of Giant Trevally, Kingfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda. These monsters are available year-round. Marlin and Tuna are seasonal visitors. Plus, there are Sailfish and Mahi Mahi ready to bite!

Zanzibar Big Game Fishing and its crew will offer you assistance during the trip. All packages include gear, tackle, and bait.Catching, cleaning, and preparing of the fish can be done on the huge deck.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    You will be fishing up to 12 miles out for Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many other species. The package is all-inclusive.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    On this trip, you will go deep fishing at Leven bank. Your targeted species will be Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and many more. The package is all-inclusive (gear, tackle, drinks, snacks.)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This afternoon trip will see you deep sea fishing at Leven Bank. You will be targeting Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many more. The package includes everything but lunch.
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About the Captain

Christopher J. Goodwin
Kendwa, Tanzania
26 Fishing Reports
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since December 2017
Zanzibar Big Game Fishing was founded two decades ago by Chris Goodwin, an avid angler and the managing director of Zanzibar Watersports. The company grew very soon and now has a fleet of three fantastic vessels. Zanzibar Big Game Fishing is a strong advocate of catch and release. The crew follows all International Game Fishing Association rules and recommendations.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Sailfish Sailfish
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Walter Brun (Flybridge) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 360HP Volvo Penta engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
3.48
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Mahi Mahi Season!
Bonding time.
Great fishing!
+2
Angler Rating
3
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0
0
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
60%
Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
57%
Appropriate for children
40%
Satisfied with the boat
40%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Artur J.
Tanzania
 4.67
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VERIFIED   December 25, 2019
We enjoyed the trip, got two doradas, seen many dolphins flying fish, and had a fine lunch afterwards. That was prrfect christmas...
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Gabor P.
Budapest, Budapest
 4.67
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VERIFIED   February 3, 2020
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Alexander B.
Zanzibar, Zanzibar Urban/West
 4.67
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Half Day Trip with the Baloo

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
I can really recommend a trip with the Baloo. After numerous fishing trips in Mauritius, the Seychelles, the Canarian...
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Fedor D.
Moscow, Moscow
 4.00
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VERIFIED   August 26, 2019
Fedor D. does not recommend Zanzibar Big Game Fishing - Baloo
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Mohamed F.
Egypt
 1.33
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Full day trip .. zero fish .. zero bites

VERIFIED   February 18, 2020
I was definitely disappointed , people are descent but going in the sea for 8 hours without a single bite ! It’s impossible...
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