Offshore Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar (Unguja)
Fishing is an integral part of African culture, in a world where self-sufficiency is at the heart of the economy you can witness many fishing boats bobbing against the flaming sunrise and the sparkling Indian Ocean. Off the beautiful island of Zanzibar the sea life is abundant, rich and satisfying. Fishing enthusiasts will be in their element as they sail out to the midst of the deep green waters and cast their lines to catch some spectacular fish.
Many of the waters around the southern tip of the Island, between Mafia Island and Latham Island are practically untouched with only a handful of locals taking to the seas with their nets in hand. This means there is plenty to go around and it’s very rare you will step foot on land without a trophy to show for your big day indulging in deep sea fishing.
From dazzling Striped Marlin to Yellowfin Tuna, Shortbill Spearfish, Boardbill and Sailfish – these are just a few of the floundering friends that swim beneath the green surface of the waves. Whilst there are endless opportunities to fish throughout the year, there are two main fishing seasons that throw up big game fishing opportunities. The Yellowfin Tuna season runs from August until October and then the Marlin season is at its best between December and March. However the Boardbill and Sailfish are up for grabs all year.