Malé Fishing Charters

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Malé: 66 fishing charters available
Malé
trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Malé
trips from US $1,250
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Malé
trips from US $1,200
Malé
trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(42 reviews)
Malé
trips from US $300
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(6 reviews)
Malé
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Very good
4.0 / 5
(1 review)
Malé
trips from US $500
Malé
trips from US $1,800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Malé
trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Malé
trips from US $1,500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Malé

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Malé are: Full list of top fishing charters in Malé

The average price for a private 4 hour Malé fishing trip is US $531, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,127 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Malé that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Malé are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Malé are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Malé are:

Many fishing charters in Malé provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Malé are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Malé are:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $2,000
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $787
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $850
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,390
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $900
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,617
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,617
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $3,500

Fishing in Malé

Avid sport fishermen will find endless opportunities while fishing in Malé. This capital city of the Maldives may be the one of the smallest national capitals in the world, but don’t let that give you the wrong impression. Surrounded by seemingly endless sea and thousands of coral islands, this destination boasts some major game fishing opportunities.

Known For

Malé is home to a wide variety of fish, including colorful bottom dwellers and legendary pelagic prizes. Not least among them is Giant Trevally, a local favorite that you can target year round. You’ll find GT swimming both nearshore and offshore. While many fishing charters depart from Malé, those which are committed to finding the biggest GT often travel to more remote atolls. Some anglers spend an entire week chasing after this trophy, living on board and casting lines until they earn their bragging rights. Local crews often encourage the catch and release of Giant Trevally and other large game fish. Nonetheless, fishing here is sure to be unforgettable and you will not leave disappointed.

While game fishing in Malé you can also target Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. These fish are always biting, with their peak season lasting from November to March. Other fish commonly caught in these waters are Red Bass, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Bluefin Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and Barracuda. 

Sport fishermen can also enjoy excellent bottom fishing opportunities. Local reefs are home to some of the most colorful fish of the Maldives, such as Red Bass, Coral Trout, Sweetlip Emperor, Bream, Jobfish, and much more. Night fishing is a popular approach to bottom fishing, with many local anglers targeting Snapper and Grouper after dark. Almost any given Maldives fishing charter will offer night fishing trips and a chance to reel in something unexpected! 

Rules & Regulations

Always be aware of local fishing regulations before heading out on the water. Restrictions may apply to specific areas and these are strictly enforced. Reef fishing on reserves is prohibited, and offenders may be faced with a penalty of $500-$2,000. Do not reef fish or shore fish at resorts unless explicitly permitted by the resort management. There are some protected areas where you cannot fish at all.

Fishing inhabited and uninhabited islands is generally allowed. If the distance from the beach to the reef edge of an inhabited island is greater than 1,000m (3280.84 ft), fishing beyond the 700m (2296.59 feet) boundary of the reef is permitted. You are allowed to fish from individual reefs that are not part of an island, sand bank, or any other dry area.

 

Types of Fishing

Depending on the target species, big game fishing involves trolling, jigging, and popping. Local anglers often troll for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. On the other hand, jigging and popping are preferred for Red Bass, Amberjack, Barracuda, and other species. Giant Trevally is almost exclusively targeted by popping, though other methods can be effective. 

While bottom fishing you can target Red Snapper, Grouper, Jobfish, Sweetlip Emperor, Coral Trout, and more. Jigging with handlines is a common local method for bottom fishing. Reef fish may be targeted with lures, live bait, or cut bait, depending on the species. Fish waste is sometimes preferred for targeting Snapper, while live bait is used for Jacks. Green Jobfish can be targeted using a feathered hook and no bait. Bottom fishing at night is especially popular in Malé, with many trips departing before sunset and lasting four to five hours.

Malé
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28572 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Malé Fishing Seasons

January

This marks the beginning of the dry season. Big game fishing opportunities are at their peak. You are very likely to catch Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Giant Trevally, and Barracuda.

February

This is your final chance to get in on big game fishing’s peak season. You can target Giant Trevally, Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and more.

March

You are still very likely to catch Sailfish, Barracuda, and Giant Trevally. Your chances of landing other seasonal big game fish like Marlin and Mahi Mahi are also good.

April

Dry season is winding down and so are your chances of landing Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. You are still very likely to catch Barracuda and Giant Trevally.

May

This marks the beginning of wet season, when you can expect heavy rainfall. Barracuda and Giant Trevally are still biting, but your chances of catching other big game fish are slim.

June

If you are looking for the renowned Giant Trevally, you can still enjoy great success out on the water. Other big game fish are around, but are less likely to bite.

July

Wet season is at its peak, with the potential for strong wind and rain even after a clear and sunny morning. Big game fishing is at its lowest point, but you can still catch GT and Barracuda.

August

Big game fishing is starting to pick up momentum. You are now more likely to reel in Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. However, Marlin is still scarce.

September

Come and revel in the buildup to big game fishing’s peak season! Almost every major player is biting offshore. Be sure to check the forecast for rain.

October

Wet season is almost over. Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi are biting more than they have been. As always, you are likely to reel in Barracuda and Giant Trevally.

November

If you aren’t already out on the water, now is the time! You can add Sailfish to your target checklist, along with Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and maybe even Marlin.

December

Come aboard and enjoy Maldivian big game fishing! You are likely to catch Giant Trevally, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. The weather should become more stable as dry season approaches.

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What anglers said about fishing in Malé

Bring some light gear too, popping big lurea in the heat can be exhausting for days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some light gear too, popping big lurea in the heat can be exhausting for days.
Hilman Sport Fishing
Hilman Sport Fishing
Yes. From beginner to experienced. Although best to have some experience but the captain and mates have patience to do some coaching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. From beginner to experienced. Although best to have some experience but the captain and mates have patience to do some coaching.
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
Je conseillerais de pêcher avec un capitaine qui a de expérience comme shivax ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Je conseillerais de pêcher avec un capitaine qui a de expérience comme shivax ??
Shiyax Sports Fishing
Shiyax Sports Fishing
I would recommend to bring with you some of the equipment as an addon to the trip although usually equipment will be available on the boat but bringing some good poppers and jigs and some other equipment would be added advantage. For big game, head on directly deep waters which around an hour away from Male
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I would recommend to bring with you some of the equipment as an addon to the trip although usually equipment will be available on the boat but bringing some good poppers and jigs and some other equipment would be added advantage. For big game, head on directly deep waters which around an hour away from Male
Shiyax Sports Fishing
Shiyax Sports Fishing Doha, DA
Stick bait for gt no so big Blue for jigging recommended by the captain About 100lb shock leader
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stick bait for gt no so big Blue for jigging recommended by the captain About 100lb shock leader
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse Maldives
The best time for Fishing i Male is from Jan to March, and try to stay near Vaavu Fulidhoo, a lot of wahoo and Sailfish to be found in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time for Fishing i Male is from Jan to March, and try to stay near Vaavu Fulidhoo, a lot of wahoo and Sailfish to be found in the area.
Skull Fishing
Skull Fishing Copenhagen, Capital Region
Do your research and booking well in advance and make sure the captain knows what kind of fish and fishing you are aiming for.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research and booking well in advance and make sure the captain knows what kind of fish and fishing you are aiming for.
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse Singapore, 01
Go for your target species early In the morning, as this seems to be the time when the fish are feeding the most, and therefore you get the most action! After about 11am, the sun rises and tides change, so the fish are less active. You don't need to book a full 8 hour day, as in my experience we spent 4 hours catching nothing. If you want to catch marlin, insist on the crew using live bait to increase your chances.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go for your target species early In the morning, as this seems to be the time when the fish are feeding the most, and therefore you get the most action! After about 11am, the sun rises and tides change, so the fish are less active. You don't need to book a full 8 hour day, as in my experience we spent 4 hours catching nothing. If you want to catch marlin, insist on the crew using live bait to increase your chances.
Skull Fishing
Skull Fishing London, England
Возьмите с собой защиту на плечи и шею, что-то типа куфия (арабский платок), чтоб не обгореть.(кроме зашитного крема UFP 70)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Возьмите с собой защиту на плечи и шею, что-то типа куфия (арабский платок), чтоб не обгореть.(кроме зашитного крема UFP 70)
Skull Fishing
Skull Fishing Uzbekistan
The area is heavily fished, so allow enough time for a full day, or overnight, excursion to get out further away from the heavily fished areas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The area is heavily fished, so allow enough time for a full day, or overnight, excursion to get out further away from the heavily fished areas.
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse Bangkok, Bangkok
Stay on an island within reasonable distance by boat from Malé town, in order to have access to a variety of fishing grounds. Consider calling Izzy Didi first.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Stay on an island within reasonable distance by boat from Malé town, in order to have access to a variety of fishing grounds. Consider calling Izzy Didi first.
Just Salt
Just Salt France
One of the best places for fishing in the world for GT. Get your fishing guide to take you to the remote atolls and you'll have the time of your life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
One of the best places for fishing in the world for GT. Get your fishing guide to take you to the remote atolls and you'll have the time of your life.
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Malé?

Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Wonderful fishing trip. Great organization and a lot of fish caught. A large boat with a toilet. I recommend!
Artur  L.
Artur L.
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
The captain and crew was very pro and pro active with our fishing. Highly recommended to book with them
Neo  W.
Neo W.
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Best time ever! Not only did we catch 3 fish, we also snorkeled with the nurse sharks, and snorkeled the ship wreck!! I highly recommend! Captain was amazing!
Sophia  A.
Sophia A. Portland, OR
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Second fishing trip of the week and another magnificent day, with the chance to have fought a sailfish. I recommend this fishing company. A professional fishing team. Bravo to them.
David  G.
David G.
Megalodon MV
Megalodon MV
Fishing charter in Malé
Very good
4.0 / 5
(1 review)
The team are respectful and helpful, the equipment are good, they know the good fish spots, however it’s not a luxury trip so I suggest that the guest bring their own food with them or inform the captain to bring some. Overall a very nice experience and very nice team.
Hamad  A.
Hamad A. Kuwait City, Al Asimah
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We fished with the boys for the second time. Unforgettable 2 days on the water, with lots of fun and lots of different fish. Jawidh and his helper do everything to make the fishing trip unforgettable! We will be back definitely!
Miroslaw  L.
Miroslaw L. Antigua, CN
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Great captain and great crew. of course, it would be better to go fishing in the morning, because the evening did not bring big fish. We broke several hooks in an attempt to catch a big fish. There is an oven on the boat, we caught about 10 fish and they cooked them for us. It was a great adventure! And yes, this is a big boat and it has a toilet - this is important, keep this point in mind.
Maxim  S.
Maxim S. Malé, Kaafu Atoll
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
It was amazing experience! I've booked a half day trip for my husband as I was sure that I will not survive more on the sea, but for sure it's better to go for a full day trip. The boat is really big and convenient and time flies very fast. The captain is really professional 👏 Perfect job😉Dreams become true, Big GT! Thank you very much guys!!!
Maryna  L.
Maryna L. Maldives
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
My trip was not in the best weather and current conditions for jigging and popping but the captain and crew still manage to get me hook up on some fish.great crew👍🏽great captain👍🏽great boat👍🏽I had a great time and would recommend these guys everytime.on time and great service.definately coming back but this time 3 or 5 day trip for me 😃
Peter  B.
Peter B. Frankfurt Am Main, Hesse
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
GT ORION - GT Fishing Maldives
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
My wife and I chartered the GT Orion for a half day trip. We are novice fishermen. This crew made us feel like pros. It was a crew of 4. They were all very knowledgeable and friendly. The best part of the whole trip of course was that we plenty of caught fish! Great crew, great boat, and an awesome experience!
Peter  L.
Peter L. Long Valley, NJ
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(68 reviews)
What a fun day!!! My partner and I looked forward to it for so long and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The crew were great, service really good, delicious lunch, views from the boat were stunning, the water smooth & cruisey and the fish were on the bite. We landed a mahi mahi, a couple of bonito, amber jack, grouper & more. It was a great experience, highly recommend it! Thanks guys! Jessie & Gav.
Jessie  I.
Jessie I. Malé, 26
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Great day on the water. Caught Wahoo, GT, Tuna, Grouper, Job fish, and more. Ate some fresh sashimi Wahoo. Delicious curry Wahoo noodles for lunch. Captain was awesome, put us on the big fish which we wanted to catch. Crewman also very helpful when needed. Highly recommend and definitely will use again myself when i return in the future.
Dylan  B.
Dylan B. Malé, 26
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain Jared and his crew were outstanding in delivering an awesome experience for me and my wife! Always helpful to find the best fishing spots, hook bait or give their rod when fish was on. In the end they cooked us dinner of the prized catches (beautiful trigger fish, snapper, grouper etc) while gazing at the beautiful Maldivean sunset. Would definetely recommend them to anyone! Make no mistake and book with Alpha Royale!
Phedias  S.
Phedias S. Manadhoo, Noonu Atoll
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Crew are all very friendly and hardworking to make sure that you catch the fish you want. Highly recommended whether you want to catch small or big fish. Will definitively book this charter again when I come back!
Fan  Z.
Fan Z. Maldives
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Captain Latheef is a experience and nice person. All the crews are very helpful. Though the weather condition was not that good, my friend and I still had a good time. Will come back to Maldives for an other trip next year. Hope to meet and fishing with Captain and his crews soon.
Lei  X.
Lei X. Malé, Kaafu Atoll
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Trip was amazing. Captain and crew are excellent , boat is very comfortable, hospitality also excellent.
Haldun  O.
Haldun O. Maldives
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Very good
4.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
we not get what we expected, but it still the good time there , the first mate was very helpful , great experience
Somlux  K.
Somlux K. Thailand
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Excellent. Starting my review with a single word that sums up my experience. Decent boat, great crew, grand experience and super value for money. The crew are eager to help you catch fish. They make good decisions about fishing spots and techniques. They are keen to teach you as well. You want to try fishing in the Maldives charter this boat. Latheef is responsive, prompt and delivers what he says.
Pradeepto  S.
Pradeepto S. Maldives
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(68 reviews)
We enjoyed our trip in the beautiful Maldives. We didn't catch the fish we were hoping but we did catch some smaller fish that still made it fun. Thanks to the crew for being great!
Tanya  S.
Tanya S. Maldives
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Alpha Royale – Dhebanveli Guesthouse
Fishing charter in Malé
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(68 reviews)
Very good trip, though zero catch. But that is the sea, I guess, sometimes you are not lucky. The boat and the crew are good. I would go with them again.
Denis  A.
Denis A. Maldives

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