Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Go Fishing and catch a big one with Captain John Llanes aboard The Sea Dancer.

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

T he Sea Afare was built by Islander Boats in October 2019. She is a purpose built boat designed specifically for Fijian waters and all types of anglers and techniques to pursue the large selection of sport fishing species in our surrounding waters. She is 33 ft LOA  with large platforms aft and fore.  Beam: 12 ft. or 3.75 meters. Accommodates up to 6  anglers for big game trolling and comfortably 4 for light tackle and casting anglers and up to 10 passengers.


Engine, Electronics, and Safety

Twin 2019 250hp 4 stroke Yamahas.  Electronics include GPS, VHS, Depth recorder and Fish Finder. She meets all international safety regulations with EPRIB, life jackets, flare guns, and standard safety equipment.


Reelax Fighting Chair to accommodate big game fishermen that is removable for a flush deck for those anglers that prefer a large  aft casting platform for popping, light tackle or fly fishing.   Large casting platform on the fore deck with built in insulated fish boxes that double for ample seating complete with a roll up Bimini top for shade.  Enclosed cabin includes v-berth and electric toilet. Swim step with built in retractable ladder Fresh water and salt water wash down.

Fishing Gear

1-130 Shimano, 4- 50’s Penns 1-50 Shimano 1- 80 Shimano and 2-80 Penns, 1 casting rod, bucket Seat for fighting chair, stand up fighting belt, flying and stick gaffs,  Outriggers and18 Rod holders. 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. For GT anglers bring only single hooks, no treble or double hooks because they inflict needless injuries on the GT’s upon release. We have released over 4,000 GT’s

Fishing Grounds

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 virtual vastness of fishing grounds in every direction. Don’t expect to find another boat out there.  You can expect to find the Somosomo straits and out laying 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.

Your 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 has studied and fished the Fijian waters for 15 years. He is an all- around fisherman for Big Game, light tackle, reef and bottom 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.


IF Anglers want to range to further grounds in excess of 40 miles a 50.00 fuel surcharge will be added to the rates below. Rates do not include 9% Government taxes.

Half Day Charter (4 hours)      US$710

Three Quarter day (6 hours)    US$990

Full Day Charter (8 hours)     US$1,320