Renowned for being one of the best big game fishing destinations in the world, what better activity is there while on holiday in Mauritius than jumping aboard a speedboat and heading out into the pristine azure waters to enjoy tackling anything from Blue and Black Marlin and Tuna to Sailfish and Skipjack. Probably the most highly-prized game fish, with its discernible spear-like snout, rigid dorsal fin and sheer size, catching a Blue Marlin is no easy task, but if you can land one of these giants your Mauritian holiday will be that much sweeter and you can show off the photographic evidence for years to come.
Tuna abound during March and April, while Wahoo, reputed to be the fastest fish in the sea, run in September. For the ultimate trophy fish, the best months for Marlin are between October and April. Dorado is abundant all year round. There are plenty of fishing charters that operate daily from Mauritius and boats are equipped with rods, reels, lifejackets and everything else you could possibly need for your day out - but don't forget your camera for the money shot! Full and half-day excursions are available and most charters encourage the catch and release of pelagic fish species, especially big game fish like Marlin, whenever possible.