Tahiti, Tahiti (POFR)
Just the word Tahiti conjures up powerful exotic images of green high montains towering over the ocean, crystal clear waters, surfing, overwater bungalow...Read more..
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.
We didn’t catch any fish, but Sebastian was a wonderful captain! Thank you!!
Great guides, beautiful water, spent extra time as we didn’t catch any fish but overall great experience
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.
The bluefin trevally (Caranx melampygus) can be caught in the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They belong to the Jack family, just like the giant trevally and the horse mackerel. Easily recognisable by their blue fins, these trevallies can grow up to 1 m long and weigh up to 40 kg.
The Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) is probably the most wanted fish in the sport fishing world. The magnificent fighter usually feeds during day time on fish, octopuses and squids. Blue Marlin is mainly caught trolling with artificial lures or with dead bait (bonito, mackerel...).
Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), also known as Ono (meaning “delicious” in Hawaiian), are found in many subtropical and tropical waters. They’re identifiable by their blue-green upper body which shifts into silver towards their belly. They also have blue vertical striping along their sides. These predators are torpedo-shaped and have long and largemouths with teeth.
Yellowfin tuna grow fast, up to 400 pounds (180kg) in about a 7-year lifespan, and they range in length from 59 inches to 88 inches long. They’re known for their torpedo shape, with a pointed nose and a sickle-shaped tail, and have dark blue backs with yellow sides (thus their name) with a silver underside.
Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are also commonly referred to as dorado, dolphin or dolphinfish. They are recognizable by their bluntly shaped heads, long dorsal fin and their bright colouring, dark blue and green on their dorsal side and yellow on their sides and underside.
The best months for sport fishing in Tahiti are from October to June.
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.
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.
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.