Fishing in Tahiti


Just the word Tahiti conjures up powerful exotic images of green high montains towering over the ocean, crystal clear waters, surfing, overwater bungalow...

Just the word Tahiti conjures up powerful exotic images of green high montains towering over the ocean, crystal clear waters, surfing, overwater bungalows and Polynesian spas.

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Tahiti the biggest and the most populous island of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. Other known paradise islands from the Society Islands archipelago are Moorea, Bora Bora, Raiatea and Maupiti for example.

Tahiti boasts some amazing blue-water fishing. Its tropic waters are home to wahoo, billfish, as well as sizable numbers of tuna, including yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth tuna. Fishing the flats and reefs fly fishing or spinfishing may produce exotic species including bohar snapper, bonefish, bluefin trevally or napoleon wrasse.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Tahiti

Olphi Nui

4 29,53 ft

Tahiti, Tahiti (POFR)

From $900
Deposit non-refundable


5 20,18 ft

Tahiti, Tahiti (POFR)

From $450
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice

Moorea Fishing Adventures

8 23,00 ft

Moorea, Moorea (POFR)

From $800
Deposit non-refundable


3 26,25 ft

Moorea, Moorea (POFR)

From $750
Deposit non-refundable

Moorea Evasion - Kokopu Nui

12 29,53 ft

Moorea, Moorea (POFR)

From $714
Deposit non-refundable

Reviews from the users

Great guides, beautiful water, spent extra time as we didn’t catch any fish but overall great experience
Krista Crawley

We didn’t catch any fish, but Sebastian was a wonderful captain! Thank you!!
Julianne Stone

Nico est très sympa, on a eu la chance de faire de gros thon jaune en même temps. Des souvenirs incroyable.
Rudy Dodin

Daniel Bachelet

5 boats for charter near by Tahiti

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

Tahiti is a true Indo-Pacific fishing paradise. Fishing along the white sandy beaches and wading the flats anglers look for bonefish and bluefin trevally. 

On the reefs napoleon wrasse, bohar snapper and coral trout can be caught bait fishing, fly fishing or jigging. Around the reefs the hard fighting dogtooth tuna, bigeye trevally, giant trevally and grouper can be hooked on jigs, poppers and natural bait.

Beautiful scenery has made Tahiti and French Polynesia a popular vacation spot and a great big game fishing destination. Offshore, fishing remote Tahitian waters, anglers can pick a fight with blue marlin, tuna - including yellowfin, bigeye and dogtooth -, wahoo and dorado.

Top sport fishing species in Tahiti


The best months for sport fishing in Tahiti are from October to June.

Is there good fishing in Tahiti?

Although you can hook up blue marlin all year round, summer is the peak season for billfish in Tahiti and French Polynesia. Especially from December to June, when the water is the warmest.

During winter (June, July & August) the sea is colder and can get pretty rough.

Inshore fishing, flats fishing and reef fishing can be done all year round. Here you can expect to find a variety of fish including small barracuda, lagoon bonito, trevally jacks, blue fin trevally, snappers and groupers.

How much does it cost to rent a boat to fish in Tahiti?

Depending on the charter fishing boat and on the duration of your fishing tour, you’ll pay more or less for the tour. The price for a private 4 hour Tahiti fishing trip with a smaller boat is $450. A half day trip with a 30ft charter costs around $900, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1400.

What does the price include?

The price usually includes the captain, fishing tackle, fuel, bait & lures and licenses. On every listing we indicate whether drinks and food are included.

Once you’ve made a booking, the captain will contact you to arrange the meeting point and the departure time. Also, we recommend you contact the captain a couple of days before the tour to confirm the weather forecast.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 5 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $1400 per day
High season price: $1600 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Tahiti

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Tahiti are:
Olphi Nui
Moorea Fishing Adventures

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Tahiti can accommodate up to 5 passangers, although most charters are for 5 people.

Typically in a charter in Tahiti, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

Renting a fishingboat in Tahiti costs on average $202 per hour. Many factors influence the price of a boat charter, such as the duration of the trip (and distance to the fishing grounds), the size of the boat or the fishing technique. Prices can range from $450 for 3 hours and 5 people to $1600 for 8 hours and 4 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Tahiti will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Tahiti include: Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Skipjack Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Bluefin trevally.

In Tahiti you can do a variety of fishing methods including Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Spin Fishing, Popping. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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