Captain
Charles Wheeler

Member since August 2014

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Background
Used to be a huntsman in England and fished as a hobby all around the World.
Techniques
I am a marlin fanatic but love all styles of fishing especially light line and fly for billfish and live baiting inshore or around the FADs. I have been living and fishing in Vanuatu for the last 17 years.

Hey, I'm Captain Charles Wheeler

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Background
Used to be a huntsman in England and fished as a hobby all around the World.
Techniques
I am a marlin fanatic but love all styles of fishing especially light line and fly for billfish and live baiting inshore or around the FADs. I have been living and fishing in Vanuatu for the last 17 years.

My Charter Listings

Port Vila
trips from
US$ 606
Port Vila
trips from
US$ 606

Fishing Reports

WOW! Nevagivup

July 30, 2016

Nevagivup has been on a roll, having some great fishing. On the back of a 80Kg Blue marlin which was caught on 8Kg line with angler AJ from outback QLD. AJ also landed some nice Yellowfin Tuna on 15Kg… Read Full Report →


Amazing Fishing

April 26, 2016

It is hard to decide where to go at the moment as the inshore fishing has been fantastic with plenty of Black Marlin, Wahoo and the odd Sailfish. Offshore has seen giant Yellowfin Tuna and Blue Marlin, take your… Read Full Report →


November 2015 Plenty of fishing action

November 30, 2015

November has seen some fantastic days fishing out of Port Vila with plenty of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna around the FADs. The Blue Marlin fishing has also been fantastic with some boats raising 6 a day on… Read Full Report →


Reel Capture Cruise Ship Charter

October 28, 2015

Reel Capture ventured out this morning for a 4 hour charter from the cruise ship. They ended up with a Wahoo and tagging and releasing a Blue Marlin. Well done Captain Richard! Read Full Report →


Nice Wahoo & Some Big Blues Around

January 02, 2015

Both Nevagivup and Reel Capture have landed some nice Wahoo around the 20kg mark. Some nice Blue Marlin are also around with Reel Capture releasing a nice 350 pound on 50 pound tackle last week. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.85 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

Captain and crew were great, went for the full day fishing and had a great time, good food was supplied all day and recommend to anyone who enjoys fishing and the ocean.
Wasn’t my lucky day with the fishing God’s and my yellow fin tuna but that’s sport fishing ,but I did catch some good fish !
Would definitely do it all again in a Hart beat.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 7, 2017

Great boat & people. Michelle was in contact with me straight away & looked after us until trip was finished. Very professional.
We had hooked a blue marlin within 20min of lures being in the water.
Our falt we were asleep at the wheel to get the rod.
Richard the captain & D D were top shelf fishermen.
Definatly will book with them again on a return trip.

Fished April 2017

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hi Craig,
Thank you so much for the review and it was a pleasure to look after you all. I will let Richard and Dick know that you had a great day out with them and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Michelle & Charles

Went fishing on Thursday, October 27, 2016

The day we went out the water was dirty and we didn’t catch a thing, would have been good if we had the chance to reschedule to a clearer day, a lot of money to pay to not catch anything and have that game fishing experience, luck of the sea I guess.

Fished October 2016

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanks for your comments Vanessa but unfortunately sometimes we do get dirty water, as you said it is the luck of the sea and it changes daily.

Went fishing on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I had a trip booked by P&O Cruise when I passed through Port Villa, which P&C cancelled.
Top marks to Fishing Booker.com for arranging through the internet within 18 hrs a replacement boat and crew. Hence 3 of us went fishing straight off the cruise Ship to the “Crusoe Fishing team on Reel Capture No fish but they worked hard within the time constraints to make it happen.
2 strikes plenty of fish life. I will be back
Kevin

Fished October 2016

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hi Kevin, thank you for your comments and we are glad that we could accommodate and take you all out fishing. We look forward to your return visit to Vanuatu.

Kind regards,
Michelle

Went fishing on Thursday, August 4, 2016

My husband and I had a fantastic day, we both caught Wahoo and we can’t thank captain Richard and the crew enough for making our day so enjoyable.
We would highly recommend Crusoe to any one wanting to fish in Vanuatu, with a special thanks to Michelle and Charles for being great hosts and very professional.

Fished August 2016

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for the lovely comments and we are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday fishing charter. It was a pleasure to look after you and Grahame and we hope to see you both again soon. Kind regards, Charles and Michelle

Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

I took a chance to take my teenage boys on a fishing trip that they wouldn’t forget. Nevgivup was a perfect choice as this time of year is windy and being in a bigger boat proved itself. Charles took us out to the FAD and we found our fish. We were the only boat. Over an hour we shared in catching 6 Mahi Mahi. Such excellent fun. I would highly recommend fishing with this crew. A special thanks to Harry who crewed on this day.

Fished July 2016

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 25, 2016

Hi Trevor,
Thank you so much for the review, Harry and I enjoyed taking you and the boys out fishing. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Kind regards,
Charles & Michelle

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thank you Charles & Michelle, had an excellent day out on our first trip deep sea fishing will be one to remember. You looked after us well & charles was awesome in helping us catch a Marlin. Great value for money, highly recommend you & your crew as you know what your doing which in turn was a safe and fun day. Thanks again for the memories nothing like that Marlin jumping out of the water :) cheers Clare & Neil

Fished November 2015

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hi Clare & Neil, many thanks for the review and it was a pleasure to take you both out on your first deep sea fishing trip. It is always a pleasure to watch our clients encounter their first marlin and we hope that it won’t be your last.
Kind regards,
Charles & Michelle

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 3, 2015

We had a great time on nevergiveup trip.
We caught marlin, wahoo & yellow fin.
The captain Richard & deckhand Roy were fantastic. They did everything possible to catch us fish.
Michelle & Charles were great hosts transferring us to & from our resort,
and were there on departure & return from our trip to share in our stories.
Great value for money.
I would highly recommend them for any fishing enthusiasts.

Fished February 2015

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hi Ian, many thanks for your comments and it was a pleasure to be there for you all. We are glad to hear that you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Michelle & Charles Wheeler

Went fishing on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Awesome day out, great hospitality and communication, cheers for the beers after!!  Was stoked to catch my first ever male and female MahiMahi, or MaiMai, thanks again, Charles, Michelle and Georgie!
From Leanne and Andy Lory, NZ

Fished October 2015

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Charles Wheeler (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hi Leanne & Andy, many thanks for the review and we are happy to hear that you had a great day out fishing with us. We hope to see you both again soon.
Michelle & Charles

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The captain and the crew were of big help and really want to thank them. I always wanted to catch a marlin, and just within the first hour tagged a black marlin after catching some small tuna as live bait, we pulled out two wahoo,  a mahi mahi and a short billed spear fish marlin, to sum it up it was a great day and the captain and crew really know their stuff. Highly recommend these guys

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, May 16, 2014

Husband and I booked the boat with Capt. Charles and Mitchell and were super satisfied with this whole trip! We caught a Sailfish, huuge Wahoo’s, Blue Marlin and Black Marin, but couldn’t bring this super-fish on the boat. It was just to big! :)

Captain and crew will put you on fish and provide only the best! They just don’t stop, always moving around, taking care of you and how prepared you are for the fish. Thanks to them we had opportunity to fight this Black Marlin.

This wasn’t my first time fishing, I actually go out often and non of these trips were exciting like this one.

When you’re in Port Vila, Vanuatu, you should go out with this super crew.

Fished May 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thank you Capt. Charles and the crew of “Neva Give UP”. On my bucket list I had “catching a black marlin”. Right after catching smaller tuna for live bait we tagged one beautiful Black Marlin! That day we also caught Dorado (Mahi Mahi), few Wahoo. As a whole, it was one great day! I can only say that I highly recommend “Neva Give UP”, Chris and the crew!

Fished June 2014

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Went fishing on Friday, June 27, 2014

Few days ago came back from a family holiday in Vanuatu and from an overall amazing trip, doing dozens of awesome things! The best of was definitely a full day trip aboard “Never Give Up” charter in Port Vila.
We booked a full day trip that lasted 9 hours. We caught a lot of fish, but just some were sailfish (catch and release), Mahi Mahi, 4 Barracuda and 35kg Yellow Fin Tuna. This Tuna is definitely the largest fish I ever caught in my life! When we were going back to the dock, I was lucky enough to see 120kg plus Black Marlin. After a 30 minutes fight including a lot of awesome bursts from the water, the crew tagged & released, but not before it smashed itself up into the outrigger, breaking the rigging.

Only thing that is left to say about this amazing and memorable trip is that I can’t thank enough to Charles, Michelle & the crew Lawrence & Harry enough. They did outstanding job, working their ... off to make this experience the best possible.

I highly recommend these guys!

Fished June 2014

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