Zanzibar Big Game Fishing - Timimi

Zanzibar Big Game Fishing shows you the beauty of simplicity on the waters of Leven Bank. Anglers from all over the world come to experience the thrill of catching big fish in this piece of paradise. And you should, too!

The crew will take you up to 12 miles out aboard the ’Timimi’, a 24’ custom-built cruiser. She comes powered by twin 85 HP engines and can comfortably take up to six anglers. The Timimi can take you to Leven Banks and Pemba Island safely and comfortably. Inside, you will find a marine head and sofas.

The Timimi has a wide range of fishing equipment. She is equipped with downriggers to avoid tangled lines. There are Shimano and Penn International rods and reels for you to battle the fish. The Timimi is also rigged with top-notch navigational and fish finding electronics, as well as other professional accessories and the usual safety equipment.

Zanzibar Big Game Fishing will take you to the hottest spots in the area. The crew can cater to beginners and seasoned veterans alike. You will be landing your first ever fish or mastering the cast with a professional crew.

Your potential targets will be Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Trevally, Tuna, and many other species.

The trips are all-inclusive. You won’t have to worry about anything. Just bring your desire to catch fish and hop on board. Tight lines!



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
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    If you want to get the waters all to yourself, this is your trip. You will be fishing up to 12 miles out for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Trevally, and many other species. The trip includes lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    What's better to do in the morning than fishing? Absolutely nothing! You will be heading to Leven Bank for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Rainbow Runner, and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This afternoon trip will take you to Leven Bank in search of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Barracuda, and many other species.
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About the Captain

Christopher J. Goodwin
Kendwa, Tanzania
38 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Cruiser) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 85HP Yahama 4-stroke engines.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

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
You Keep Catch
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.

Recent Fishing Reports

Dorado biting lines!
Dorado biting lines!
February 13, 2021
Half day of fishing. Mahi Mahi still in plenty. Trolling was the technique for the day a bit of popping also.
Dorado, dorado and more dorado!
Dorado, dorado and more dorado!
January 25, 2021
These anglers fished a school of Mahi Mahi. Trawling was the favoured technique for the day. Full day of fishing across the Pemba channel.

Customer Reviews

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Nice day sadly we did not catch anyone:(
Nice day sadly we did not catch anyone:(
Nice day sadly we did not catch anyone:(
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
33%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
33%
Catch intended fish
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Nice day sadly we did not catch anyone:(

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 13, 2021
Good crew, we tried fishing with some waves offshore unfortunately did not catch anyone except one attempt of dorado (may be)....
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Big Dorado

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 2, 2020
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 16, 2018
One of the worst fishing trip I have ever experianced. I would not advice anybody togo fishing with u. Most expensive place...
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