Captain
Latheef Mohamed

Member since October 2013

Malé, Maldives

Background
Fishing has been my pastime since i was a school boy. After starting my professional career as an engineer in Male we needed a boat for our recreational fishing near Male. After a while I found out that fishing is better in remote locations away from population, so I built a fishing lodge. Now running the boat and the lodge has become a very big part of my life.
Techniques
I prefer JIGGING first thing in the morning. If the tide is right I do a bit of casting. I also like blue water BIG fish. I still have a few fish missing in my log. I will get them sooner or later.

Hey, I'm Captain Latheef Mohamed

Malé, Maldives
Background
Fishing has been my pastime since i was a school boy. After starting my professional career as an engineer in Male we needed a boat for our recreational fishing near Male. After a while I found out that fishing is better in remote locations away from population, so I built a fishing lodge. Now running the boat and the lodge has become a very big part of my life.
Techniques
I prefer JIGGING first thing in the morning. If the tide is right I do a bit of casting. I also like blue water BIG fish. I still have a few fish missing in my log. I will get them sooner or later.

My Charter Listings

Malé
trips from
US$ 250

Fishing Reports

GT for a Newbie

February 21, 2015

A customer from Malaysia, Mr. Ben ,wanted just to feel a GT strike on a popper, because he had never tried it. So we setup popping rod with a 6 inch popper. . After few casts his buddy wanted… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.34 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

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!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 9, 2017

This was my first time to Maldives, and I went for a long weekend excursion with my wife, who does not fish. So, I decided to book a half day on Alpha Royale for just my wife and I in order to test out the fishing for a possible later multi-day fishing trip to Maldives. I also had some new travel rods and reels that I wanted to put to the test. Though I was hoping to get lucky popping for GT, I realized that a single, half day trip is a very limited time and so I did not expect too much. However, despite not finding any GT, Capt. Latheef put me over some fun reef fishing for the last hour, and I caught a couple of nice grouper, as well as had a fun fight with “the one that got away” . I found the experience a lot of fun, a very informative introduction to the area, and will have no hesitation booking Alpha Royale and Capt Latheef on another visit. The crew were all friendly, and it was a great morning out on the ocean.

Looking forward to my next trip with a bit more time.

Brian Barney
Bangkok, Thailand

Fished April 2017

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thank You. Brian

Went fishing on Sunday, December 4, 2016

I booked a 6 day fishing expedition with Latheef (the owner) of Alpha Royale. As somebody who both enjoys and works in the fishing industry I’ve never caught a Giant Trevally and I sought out to fix that.

At $500 per day you can’t do any better, considering Alpha Royale is a 50ft boat with 4 crew members and an excellent guide.

We were picked up at Male International Airport by Latheef who was also nice enough to handle our domestic plane transfer to Maamigili (an island about 70mi to the south of Male).

The following 6 days (4 full and 2 half) we caught hundreds of fish, got our target species (GT), slept at 3 different guesthouses and even got a world record of a local species of grouper!

Couldn’t recommend Alpha Royale more. Be sure to book the fishing / lodging option as you can’t possibly experience all the Maldives have to offer in just a day trip.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 12, 2016

Unfortunately it was not good weather, too much wind. So we couldn’t reach good point.

Takeshi Arihara does not recommend Alpha Royale @Dhebanveli Guesthouse

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

The boat was big and clean. the crew was helpful and the 1st man understand anglers needed, after popping no fish he advise us to do trawling but still no catch. we decided to go bottom fishing and only few small fish we catch. may be during evening not good for fishing due to the weather, bait and captain. but thanks to all for the trip they try to make us happy fishing

Fished May 2016

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thanks Raja. Sometimes luck just don’t come by.

Went fishing on Monday, May 2, 2016

The crews were awesome, friendly and extremely hardworking. Best charter I had ever been.

Fished May 2016

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 8, 2016

Thanks

Went fishing on Friday, May 6, 2016

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.

Fished May 2016

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 7, 2016

Thank you for your comments.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 1, 2016

Arrived on time and was traawling straight away with some early catches of dolphin fish. It was only a half day trip so we didn’t get out into the deep but the boat is really well equipped for a small group and an ideal charter for a beginner like myself to big game. Thanks to waheed and his crew.

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 23, 2015

Timely arrival of boat at resort. Captain and crew made good efforts to create positive fishing experience. Captain moved to various reefs spots to improve the catch. Crew were prompt to prepare tackle and bait. Lunch and drinks (hot and cold) were provided. Caught fish was nicely grilled. Only recommendation was that the tackle needs to be renewed. My reel could not be wound initially. Terminal tackle was provided including tuna as bait. Popping also demonstrated as requested. To improve fishing experience, which is central to the whole trip, personal terminal tackle and rod/reels may be required. Otherwise, the boat will be ideal for 4 - 6 persons with clean toilets and ready water supply for washing. Overall, very nice experience; good equipment will complete the picture.

Fished November 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanks

Went fishing on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hi we are just back from holidays! It was superb! Very good very fun, friendly staff. We wanted to go again a few days later but the chartered boat was too far from our resort. Reliable system. Would love to do it again!

Kind regards Erica and Jonathan

Fished September 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Thanks Jonathan Cheng

Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

Capt Waheed and first mates Sha, and Majob were absolutely excellent, On the trip was my wife who had never really fished before and my 9 year old daughter. They both loved it with my daughter catching the first fish and then later my wife catching the biggest fish of the day…!!!  The crew were very understanding as we didn’t have much luck trawling, we went on to bottom fishing and straight away we were all getting bits..and fish.  My daughter was driving the boat in between areas and now wants to be a Capt.! The crew also cooked two of the fish for lunch which were beautiful. I would recommend this trip to anyone, and we liked it that much were booked it again for the last day of our holiday and had the same fantastic time.

We will be going back soon and using them again…

Thanks Roger, Valentina Dany

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, June 5, 2015

Went on a half day trip one the Alpha Royale @Dhebanveli Guesthouse in June 2015. Had requested for the captain but he unfortunately was ill on the day of our trip. Nonetheless, the trip was very enjoyable and the crew was very helpful and nice. The boat was very spacious and clean. We caught around 5 fish and one of the crew cooked some of the fish on board! It was a great experience.

Fished June 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thanks Clifton

Went fishing on Monday, May 25, 2015

  I want to thank the crew for giving my wife and I a wonderful fishing experience. We could not have been treated better and the crew worked very hard for us to hook up.  We started with some trolling which produced a very nice Dorado.  We ended up eating on it for two days and there was still a ton of it left over for the crew at our hotel.  We missed a second hook up shortly afterwards.
  We then headed over to try our luck with popping.  A new experience for me. It involves a lot of work, but worth it if you hook with a GT.  On my second cast I had a GT after the popper, but I was unable to hook up. 
  We then tried some bottom fishing which produced a lot of bites, but we were unable to hook up except for one very colorful fish. 
  We were supplied with a cooler of pop and water.  The crew cooked us breakfast and lunch on board.  It smelled great and tasted even better.
  I have been around the world and have charted many boats.  I would say that this experience ranked up at the top of my list.  The crew arrived exactly on time and made every attempt to keep us comfortable and on the fish. 
  One last thing before I end this.  My thanks to FishingBooker.  I will be using them for my upcoming Bora Bora trip.

Fished May 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thank you Rod

Went fishing on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Only just got back from Maldives. It was brillient, we had a fab time, recommended to eveyone we met on holiday. Lateef was a excellent host. We caught a lot of fish, the whole crew was very friendly, couldn’t asked for more.

Fished May 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thank you

Went fishing on Sunday, May 3, 2015

Boat is good but the speed is slow.
So, it took along time to change place.
2 crews are good but our captain’s not Mohamed Latheep and we’re not happy about him.
We lost time in some places that no fish but he didn’t do anything such as change place until I instructed.
We’ve got 3 fishes all day.
However, we’re happy with many beautiful places and we’ll go fishing again in Maldives with other Charter.
Thank you fishingbooker for your always good support.

Piya Boonraud does not recommend Alpha Royale @Dhebanveli Guesthouse

Fished May 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hi Piya. Thanks for your comments. And we will discuss with crew and take appropriate actions.
Alpha Royale is a purpose built fishing Dhoni for multipurpose fishing and to have good relaxing time onboard. It is not a speed boat. And it is built to standard Maldives fishing fleet specification. The speed is 10 to 12 knots the best speed you can get among all fishing fleet Dhoni class. this Speed is also mentioned in the specification in the profile.

Thank you.

Went fishing on Sunday, April 5, 2015

The lads were on time for the early start (other operators may no be).
The equipment and rig is excellent.
They are set up for fishing.
Deck hands are helpful and friendly.
Although we did not catch the prized big game I would go again with them.
Others who went out trolling that day got zero on the big game.
These guys made every effort to make for an enjoyable and varied day of fishing.

Fished April 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thanks for a great experience

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, March 20, 2015

Great charter, great captain, great crew and we caught some nice fish
10 out of 10
Highly recommend
The Captain tracked down the fish out of the reef and the crew cooked us an awesome BBQ fish lunch with fruit , drinks and salad all included

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The boat is pretty new and spacious. However, the fishing gears would have been better maintained to allow improved controls. A couple of decisions made to reverse the boat and bringing the line to the front of the boat les to loss of 2 big fish, what a shame….

Esther Ee does not recommend Alpha Royale @Dhebanveli Guesthouse

Fished February 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 2, 2015

Thanks for your comment.

Went fishing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We found this site on yahoo search engine, great listening of choices at fair rate, and within 2 hours of confirming the order customer service get in touch by overseas phone call to follow up, offer excellent service,gaveh us a memorable trip in Maldives!

Fished February 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 2, 2015

Thank you.

Went fishing on Sunday, February 22, 2015

We had an amazing fishing experience with Alpha Royal, we caught alot of Big fish. And the captain were very fexible to our suggestions, that made it an even bette, experience .

Fished February 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 2, 2015

Tak min ven. Vi håber at møde dig igen snart.

Went fishing on Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fishing with Alpha Royale crew is one of our best experience on see fishing boat. It’s realy difficult find so helpful and pleasant team. They try to do everything for good fishing under the circumstances which you have in fishing period. Captain Latheef and Abdul have full experience with all tipe of fishing (trolling, casting, jigging and bottom f.).
We catch a lot of fish except trophys one. In this time are sailfish still not coming, but we cought some nice grupers, wahus, tunas, GT, etc.
We enjoy also on night fishing, where we catch some fish even with fly fishing!

Fished January 2015

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thanks Danilo

Went fishing on Sunday, December 21, 2014

I had a great trip with this crew, caught some wahoo, Capt Lateef was great. started at 7am it would have been perfect to start earlier, we started at 7 and fished till 11, after getting some wahoos we did bottom fishing and got some more fish, I would recommend these guys anytime.

Fished December 2014

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Latheef Mohamed (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 8, 2015

Thanks Justin

Went fishing on Friday, January 2, 2015

Just home from Embudu Village resort. A great international group, Iraqi Hussen and Hydra sorry guys if I mispelled , Sweden girls with one a Syrian speaking fluent Arabic. Then 3 Germans and one Texan. We caught some nice fish. Two groupers, one very nice Impala or something the crew called it but to me it was a vermillion snapper. This in the 12 to 15 pound range. A nice dog snapper. We also caught some 3 to 4 pound fish which were excellent eating later at the hotel. We caught just enough for everyone to enjoy. Embudu was great preparing the fish for us. A great day. Go to have fun. Not downloaded the photos yet. Will send those later. We saw our captain today at the airport. I knew it was him because of the sun glasses.

Fished January 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Well didn’t catch much fish as we are out only for some family bonding . Not particular about getting fish . Well pleasant crew who make the trip enjoyable .

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 15, 2014

These guys did a great job in getting us out there and teaching some beginners how to fish. We decided to start by trolling and were able to catch a sizable Wahoo. Then, nothing was biting so our crew decided we should switch to bottom fishing. While the fish weren’t biting very much that day, we could see the crew really wanted us to catch something and have a good experience so they even went longer than we expected. The equipment and boat were all everything that we needed.

Fished November 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Captain- Latheef, was courteous, and helpful, The crew were also the same. The boat and gear was prepared and comfortable, especially as we had a couple of older customers and they were able to enjoy the action in comfort in the shade. We all caught fish. Toward the end of the charter Latheef took the boat to a quieter area and his crew got out the BBQ to cook our fish for us!! It was GREAT! All of our customers on the Alpha Royale had a great time! And at the end of the day got to eat the fish we caught as well. We would definitely use the Alpha Royale again.

Thanks you for your assistance Will during the whole process FishingBooker were great!

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 27, 2014

We r just fly back to home country
The fishing trip is ok.They change location a lot for us But u can tell without the boss on board
They r not trying hard. And they cut up our fish to use as the bait.

But good thing is they give us couple fish since we didn’t get much

Will go with them again with the boss on board

Fished September 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 7, 2014

The trip was good. But I think we need to go further out of Male atoll to get bigger fishes. In future we will fly out further and fish from there. Capt Latheef and his crew were very good and helpful

Fished September 2014

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 27, 2014

I m happy with the captain and helpful crews

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Booked charter for 4 hours and requested to be picked up from our ship which was anchored approximately 1000 yards of the main island of Male’. Boat picked us up spot on time and made us feel welcome straight away.

The captain of the boat spoke very good English but the rest of the crew spoke very little. Took approximately 40 minutes to get out to fishing area where we were going to troll.

On route saw large amounts of large fish jumping out of water and numerous schools of sail fish. Spent 2 hours trolling and hooked and landed one nice sailfish of approximately 8 foot and 40 Kg’s. We did try bottom fishing for about an hour after trolling but had no luck. In hindsight we should have asked to bottom fish for longer but we had an enjoyable day anyway.

The crew turned on a small feed for us at the end of the day and were very pleasant and courteous. Dropped us off at our ship at the end of the day but we had been provided with a great day on the water and with excellent service.

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 28, 2014

I am a newbie in fishing and user fishing booker service in Maldive for a half day big game fishing.

- Only the captain knows moderate english and most of the time my friends and I were lost in translation

- Not enough guide and advice in fishing, most of the time we just throw the bait and hook into the water and wait.

- The contact in fishing booker said we could pay in Visa, Cash and Mastercard to the captain, but turn on they only accept cash, we had to run a long way back and forth from pier to room to get the cash.

- The captain didn’t contact our resort at all for the pick up and landing, and the resort manager was raged, there was some not really peaceful discussion when we land in pier.

- The captain was still a nice guy, he got a 4.5 feet long fish and welcome to give to us, we asked him to kept it at the end.

- We got 6-7 fishes in the 4 hours after all, not sure if that is good return for a Maldive big game fishing, of newbies.

- The boat is new and clean, quite a big one

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, December 9, 2013

The boat and crew are great, unfortunately we hit quite a bit of bad weather and therefore had to resort to plan B which was not ideal.

We did catch 2 Dorados while trolling.

Fished December 2013

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Went fishing on Friday, February 28, 2014

Organizing a customized trip for 4 Couples from Singapore via the Web, it was important that on arrival things turn out to be what we expected. We were happy to find the Alpha Royale well equipped for fishing with an experienced and helpful crew. The Guest House was comfortable and clean and the hospitality was excellent.  We opted for local Maldivian food and found each meal a special treat.

For seasoned travelers who prefer not to be “held captive” in a pricey Maldive 5 Star Resort, we strongly recommend this alternative. Great value for Money!  Use the money you save to pay for transfer by Seaplane… Pricey but best option!

Fished February 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, April 11, 2014

Crew is nice and the owner Latheff is a pro sport fishing player

if u book few days hopefully he will join u and show his skills. book now, don’t wait

Fished April 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, July 11, 2014

Crew is nice and the owner Latheff is a pro sport fishing player

if u book few days hopefully he will join u and show his skills. book now, don’t wait

Fished July 2014

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 5, 2014

The crew was very professional and courteous. They picked us up at our hotel and we walked to the boat. Unfortunately we did not see much action. We did snag a small barracuda and later went bottom fishing and caught a few small grouper. We understood that this was a ‘slower’ boat, but not being experienced fishermen, are not sure if that is why the limited action, but had a great time none the less. The crew cooked up the grouper and they were delicious.

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Highly recommend Alpha Royale - Captain Latheef and crew were great, even for novices like us.

This is the best “Bang for Bucks” you can get for your fishing dollars, and Latheef will go the extra mile to make your day.

The boat itself has a fantastic fishing platform (almost the entire deck!) and cater for all kinds of fishing.

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, February 28, 2014

If you’re looking for a true Maldivian off-the-beaten-track experience, try out the Alpha Royale alternative. It is excellent value.

Our group of 4 couples had a large comfortable 6 bedroom guest house all to ourselves, complete with cook and housekeeper. We chose local Maldivian food ( Western food also possible) for our meals which were excellent. We had clean air-conditioned rooms with ensuite bathrooms, and the guest house was nestled in the heart of a local Maldivian village. There were no 5-star resorts on the island, no upmarket spa or fancy pricey restaurants to burn a hole in our pockets.We had a taste of the pure village life. A very special experience.

Great value for money. The Alpha Royale crew was experienced, helpful and hard working. They customized our daily excursions to suit our desires, be it fishing, snorkeling or just cruising to nearby islands.

The only negative was the super-long 8-hour boat ride from Male Airport to the village. Next time, I’ll spend the money and take the sea plane. 30 mins.

Fished February 2014

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