Deep sea fishing

Head out through the gap in the safe and experienced hands of the skipper Marcos aboard Titan, a new 28-foot deep sea fishing boat. Santa Maria reef is only 4 kilometres out to sea where one will typically start the day off early, looking for schools of fusiliers to throw a popper or stickbait into, in the hope of hooking (and potentially landing) the ultimate gear busting game fish, the giant kingfish.

Flocks of common terns diving for sprats is a tell-tale sign that schools of bonito are feeding at the surface. This calls for accurate casts with a ‘flick stick’ and small spoon – as bonito make the most effective live baits for all sorts of predatory fish, specifically the king mackerel or ‘couta’.

If the surface action is quiet and your live baits are not getting a bite, its time to bait up the boat rods and target sail fish, dorado, yellowfin tuna and wahoo. All of these speedsters will eagerly eat a well-presented lure and get that reel singing as line is stripped.

More experienced anglers may want to drop shot or do vertical jigging and here all the kingfish species, jobfish, almaco and amber jacks are targeted.

Lastly, the waters east of Santa Maria offer world class blue and black marlin fishing in the summer months. These are the ultimate game fish – a challenge not for the faint of heart.

Titan is a 2019 built 28 foot Gecat Mk2. She is powered by 2 x 200hp Yamaha outboards. With ample deck space, a toilet, a fresh water washdown, carbon fibre outriggers, the latest Garmin fish finders and an autopilot, its the perfect craft for a long comfortable day on the water.

We insist on catch and release of all kingfish, jack and billfish species and allow mature mackerel, wahoo, dorado and small tuna to be kept for consumption at the lodge.

Refer to the rates document for pricing on full and half day deep sea fishing excursions.