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Fishing Holidays to Mafia Island, Tanzania.
The best fishing charter yachts and boats available in Tanzania

We offer catamaran yacht-based liveaboard fishing charters to Mafia Island & the Southern Tanzania Archipelago

FISHING MAFIA ISLAND

Fishing at Mafia Island on board one of our live aboard yachts and explore the beauty of this tropical island archipelago. With pristine reefs teaming with fish, this is a little known fishing destination and if you are looking to target monster GT’s on poppers, or Dogtooth Tuna on vertical jigs, this is your dream fishing destination!

 

MAFIA ISLAND FISHING CHARTER

We fish mostly the north and northeast areas as well as the southeast areas of Mafia Island. The fishing in these areas and south to Okuza & Fangove Island is widely regarded as some of the best fishing opportunities in East Africa!

 

The whole area is virtually unfished and Mafia Island offers all the Pelagic Species, with the best times for fishing from September through to March.

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SPECIES TO TARGET

 

Mafia Island is regarded as among the best game fishing grounds in East Africa, with catches including Blue, Black and Striped Marlin, Giant Trevally, Wahoo, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and Dorado. Various other Game fish are amongst the species of fish caught in the Mafia Archipelago.

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OUR MAFIA ISLAND FISHING CHARTERS

 MIN 5 NIGHTS PER CHARTER

38ft Zanzibar Yacht Sailing Charters

38ft Zanzibar Yacht Sailing Charters

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

USD 2000

Zanzibar Yacht Charters

45ft Zanzibar Yacht Charter Catamaran

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

USD 2500

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48ft Zanzibar Boat Charter

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

$ 2500

Zanzibar Yact Charter | Islands of Zanzibar Mafia Pemba

50ft Zanzibar Charter Yacht

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

$ 2500

Zanzibar Yacht Charters

45ft Catamaran Zanzibar

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

Euros 2500

Zanzibar Yacht Charters

44ft Catamaran Zanzibar

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

Euros 2000

Zanzibar Mafia Pemba

60ft Zanzibar Dhow Yacht

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

$ 2500

Zanzibar Mafia Pemba

82ft Zanzibar Power Yacht

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

$ 9000 + $ 800 APA

Zanzibar Yacht Charters

45ft Catamaran Zanzibar LSP

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

Euros 2500

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56ft Catamaran Yacht Zanzibar

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

USD 2500

Zanzibar Yacht Charter

40ft Zanzibar Power Cat

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

$2000

Zanzibar Yacht Charter | Yacht Charters to Zanzibar, Pemba & Mafia Island

56ft Zanzibar Charter Yacht

Mafia Island

Crewed Charter Yacht
 

 

Per yacht per night

Sleeps up to 8 guests

$2500

CHARTERS INCLUDE

  • Catamaran Yacht

  • Skipper, Deckhand & Chef

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, 

  • Local beers & Selected wine

  • Fruit & Snacks

  • Snorkeling Gear - Fin (shoe) sizes to be provided by guests

  • Kayaks (Upon request)

  • Fishing gear (Trolling gear) *

  • A selection of artificial lures

  • Natural “Dead Baits” subject to availability

  • Terminal Tackle

  • Fuel for main yacht and dingy

NB *

The yachts do have a selection of light tackle on board, but we encourage serious fishing guests to bring their own personal and preferred Spinning, Jigging and Popping Rods and Tackle.

CHARTER EXCLUDES

  • All Flights

  • Visas, travel and medical insurance

  • All items of a personal nature

  • Optional off yacht activities and fees

  • Specially requested Premium Imported drinks

  • All items not specified as included

  • Park Fees apply for entry of yachts and guests into the Mafia Island Marine Park.

  • EOE

OUR LIVEABOARD FISHING CATAMARANS

 

We have a fleet of catamarans from 40ft to 60ft in length available for fishing charters in Mafia Island, Tanzania.

  • Typically, our fishing charters start at Mafia Island where guests will fly in to the island from either Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar. This avoids guests having to do a 24 hour sail from our yacht base in Zanzibar down to Mafia.
     

  • However if guests have the time for a longer charter and wish to depart from Zanzibar then we also go via famous Latham Island for a day or two and then onto Mafia.
     

  • But for guests with less time availabe, you fly to Mafia and the yachts meet you  there. There are very afforable and short light air flights from Dar es Salaam.
     

  • On arrival we meet guest at the Mafia airstrip and there is a short road transfer to where the yacht is moored waiting for you off the beach at Kilindoni.
     

  • At the end of the charter guests fly out of Mafia and the yacht returns to Zanzibar, but again if guests have time they can sail back to Zanzibar as well.
     

  • All our catamarans are kitted out for fishing and they are the perfect way to fish and explore the islands.
     

  • Once you arrive in Mafia you can fish as much or as little as you want and explore the islands, snorkel the pristine reefs, kayak or swim when you want a break.
     

  • ​​Our Fishing Tanzania and Mafia Island fishing charters have no fixed itinerary and we keep things flexible to suit the guest’s wishes, their fishing goals and to maximise weather conditions at the time.
     

  • You can also use our Catamaran Yachts as a “Mothership” and charter a sport fishing boat too. This way the anglers in your group all get to go out and fish whilst the rest of the family and friends get to relax on-board the yacht or go swimming, snorkelling and exploring the islands beaches.

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ABOUT MAFIA

Mafia is quieter than Zanzibar, with only a few small beach lodges. It caters to guests who value rich coral reefs, clear lagoons and beaches away from more crowded areas.

Mafia Island is known as one of the best snorkelling and diving destinations in the world with its magnificent marine life in the Mafia Marine Park. It is also famous for its resident whale shark population and the opportunity for guests to swim & snorkel with these gentle giants.

Mafia is the largest island of the southern archipelago, which boast 15 different islands off the coast of Southern Tanzania. It is also a Spice island like its better-known neighbour Zanzibar and over the centuries Mafia Island has offered a safe harbour for the ships and dhows plying the historic trade routes from India and the Gulf.

 

There is an cultural and historic atmosphere on the island with old ruins from early trading settlements dating back over 800 years to be explored.

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It is very easy!

 

There are short daily light air flights from Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar to Mafia Island. We meet you at the Mafia airstrip and transfer you by road to where the yacht is anchored waiting for you.

We will advise you on flight options as needed

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SAIL & SAFARI

 

​​​Combining a Fishing Tanzania and Mafia Island fishing charter with an East Africa safari is also very easy!  From Mafia  there are light-air flights that link to all the game parks & game reserves in East Africa, multiple times every day!

EXPLORE THE MAFIA ISLAND AREA

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