Big Game Fishing

The waters between Zanzibar and Pemba are home to some excellent game fishing opportunities.


December through to March is peak Billfish season. This includes all species of billfish, which are blue, black and striped marlin, sailfish and broadbill or commonly known as Swordfish. End of December through to March the northern monsoon winds blow (kaskasi winds). These winds are strong, and the sea can be quite choppy. March through to October is the dorado and yellow fin tuna season.

Average size of the Dorado is 9kg and the Tuna is roughly 14kg. The seas are calmer this time of the year, although large rolling oceanic swells can be experienced. Other pelagic species such as giant trevally, wahoo, king mackerel, barracuda, and skip jack tuna are normally around throughout the year.


The professional deep sea fishing boats are all are equipped to the highest international safety standards. They also have the latest technology, with GPS navigational aids, echo sounders and fish finders.


A full set of tackle is provided with usually Shimano, Fenwick, Harnell or KC rods and Shimano or Penn international reels, spooled with 80 1b, 50 1b and 30 1b mono lines. Clients who wish to use their own lighter tackle are welcome.