My Name is Nicholas Duvivier and I first began fishing with my father who now has 50 years experience, firstly he showed me the different fishing techniques on smaller boats and in December 1994, we built Horizon for charters. Horizon is run as a family affair and we continue to welcome our guests on board, many of which return for trips with us year after year.
As you draw away from the spectacular, unspoiled Mauritius
coastline aboard a superb and newly restored cabin cruiser you
will know you are in fishing paradise. The volcanic island is
surrounded by a steep drop in the continental shelf, meaning
deep sea fishing in the Indian Ocean is extremely accessible,
and even a short trip can put you in a spot to catch the fish of
Capt. Nicholas’ 42’ D’unienville is fitted out extensively for deep sea fishing, with three fighting chairs, two 220HP Cummins marine engines, full navigational systems including an echo sounder with a color monitor, as well as a range of safety devices including 22 lifejackets, life buoys, automatic bilge pumps and a fire extinguisher. Conditions aboard are superb, with a spacious fly deck that gives fantastic views of the surrounding ocean, a kitchenette with a microwave, an enclosed shower and toilet and a spacious cabin.
On board you will find some of the best quality fishing equipment available, including 9 Fenwick fishing rods with Penn International reels (50 lbs, 80 lbs and 130 lbs) and a Penn downrigger. Fishing trips mainly involve trolling with a variety of live and artificial bait for Black and Blue Marlins, Dorados, Sharks, Tunas, Bonitos, Wahoos, Barracudas and more, depending on the season. The biggest fish tend to be around in the warmer season from November to April, making this a great place to get some winter sun and go fishing, although there are a variety of great species around all year round.
The experienced team aboard Horizon never leaves the dock without a selection of different, good-quality lures and live bait to give them the best chance of attracting a bite. While the charter company has been operating for 8 years and is manned by very experienced captains, they consider every day fishing to be a new opportunity to learn more, and they are enthusiastic about sharing this experience with you.
Grand Bay, (or Grand Baie) is a seaside village and large
tourist beach in the district of Rivière du Rempart at the north
of Mauritius. Grand Bay was once called De Bogt Zonder Eyndt
(Bay Without End) by the Dutch in the 17th century, and when
visiting the village it is easy to understand why. Today, the
resort town of Grand Bay is the most popular holiday destination
Grand Bay owes its popularity to the enchanting quality of its emerald waters and to its liveliness by day and by night.
It offers facilities for safe swimming, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing, and it is also the departure point for deep sea fishing trips and for boat excursions to the islands to the north of Mauritius: Gunners' Quoin, Flat Island, Round Island, and Serpent Island.
Around these islands you will see stunning, dramatic sceneary, hunt for baracuda, watch sea turtles & wild birds and experience the best days fishing you've ever had! For a full days fishing you can visit Tommy Banks, which is 24 nm from Grand Bay and hunt for the really big game