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Fishing in the Maldives

Fishing in the Maldives waters can be an adventure of a lifetime for keen fishermen and first-timers alike. The Maldivian seas are azure blue and deep, the fish numerous and varied. Sailfish, huge tuna, wahoo, barracuda and jackfish are common games.

Traditionally Maldivians, as masters of the sea, used small dhonis and trawled outside the atoll enclosure reef for big game such as sailfish, swordfish, marlin, wahoo, barracuda, yellowfin tuna and other game. Now visitors can enjoy the excitement of fishing in the Maldives in a live aboard.

CruiseMaldives.co.uk can offer you the chance to experience night fishing using the traditional local style fishing line and weights. We also specialise in different types of fishing cruises. It is advisable to bring your rod and lures for this type of fishing.

Morning fishing or big game fishing involves trolling, usually outside the atoll along the reef. Fishing enthusiasts may prefer to bring their own equipment if you wish to experience the excitement during your visit. The methods of fishing vary depending on the type of fish that you want to catch and the time of the day that you prefer. The most popular fishing with visitors is night fishing for groupers, snappers, emperors, jacks, squirrel fish, barracuda and other reef fish. Our captains experience will come handy if you are stuck to chose which one you want fish.

CruiseMaldives.co.uk yachts can give you an exciting experience in fishing on the rich waters of MaldivesCruiseMaldives.co.uk fishing yachts specialise in trolling, jigging, popping, bottom fishing and game fishing for enthusiasts.

A typical fishing cruise includes:

  • 7 to 14 nights accommodation onboard cruise yacht
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2 large bottle of water per person per day
  • Services of a local guide
  • Transfers to and from Airport by Dhoni to cruise yacht
  • Excursions to local island(s)
  • Free use of snorkelling gear
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Unlimited fishing selected atolls*
  • Free use of basic fishing lines (we advise customer's to bring their own gear)
  • Government Tourist Bed tax

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