We offer half and full day fishing expeditions with Makaira owner and pro fisherman Captain John on our custom built boat The Sea Dancer.
Boat and Equipment
The Sea Dancer was built in September 2014, Custom Built Fiberglass built by Islander boats that offers versatility for all angling techniques.
- Length Overall 32ft or 10 meters
- Beam: 9 ft. or 2.8 meters
- Range: 150 miles
- Enclosed Cabin includes a V-Berth and Head.
Engine, Electronics, and Safety
The Sea Dancer is powered by a 2017 4 stroke 200 hp Yamaha engine. Electronics include GPS, Depth recorder and Fish Finder. Meets all USCG safety regulations.
Reelax Fighting Chair to accommodate big game fishermen that is removable for a flush deck for those anglers that prefer a large casting platform for light tackle or fly fishing.
Safety Bow rail for sight casting.
Transom Door for easy entry and exit and portable S/S swim ladder for easy water exit and entry
2- 130’s Shimano, 4- 50’s Shimano and Penn, 2- 80’s Shimano, 2 Shimano Casting rods and reels. Bucket Seat for fighting chair, stand up fighting belt, flying and stick gaffs, 10 Rod holders and Outriggers. For Popping, Jigging, Fly Fishermen and Blue Water Hunters bring your own fishing outfits. We strongly support the live release of non-record GT’s, Billfish and all species of Sharks.
Pristine and abundant waters surround your home base of Taveuni, Fiji. All the various prime fishing habitats are here and begin five minutes after launching, opening up to a vastness of virtually virgin fishing grounds in every direction.
You can expect to find the Somosomo Straits and outlaying areas to be dotted with acres of birds and teeming baitfish, primarily skipjack, small Yellow Fin Tuna, scads, flying fish, mackerel and ballyhoo.
Within the day range, anglers can expect to find all types of pelagic and reef fish as the topography is varied with ribbon reefs, pinnacles, islands, channels, outer reefs, straits, drop offs and sandy flats.
Every direction is full of possibilities for an exciting, productive day of fishing. Depending on the angler’s preference and with some seasonal variability, they can fish for Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi-mahi, and Yellow fin Tuna.
For the reef fisherman who enjoys casting there is Giant Trevally, Blue Fin Trevally, Barracuda, Walu, and Dogtooth Tuna as well as some other Brand X’s. So far we have released in excess of 3,000 Giant Trevally’s
Your Captain: John Llanes
Captain John Llanes is at least a 3rd generation fisherman who started fishing over 40 years ago at a very young age. He has fished commercially and professionally and has held his 100 ton Master license for over 30 years.
During his Hawaiian career he has won or placed in at least 50 tournaments. He is an all- around fisherman for Big Game, light tackle, reef, and shoreline fishing. This rounded experience has given him the opportunity to professionally fish internationally including Australia, Midway, Fiji and his Hawaiian home grounds of Kona.
He has been featured on televised fishing shows including ESPN as well as fishing books and magazines with the topics ranging from tournament wins, techniques for catching Giant Trevally’s, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo and deep sea rigging for various Big Game fish and lure making.
All of that aside, the bottom line with Capt. John. is fishing is his passion and he is a great choice for the serious fisherman to enjoy a fun day of fishing.