Fishing is part of the Indian Ocean culture, heritage and for many in the islands, forms a vital livelihood. With their island context, the Maldivian people are expert at working the sea and there are many splendid fish to be caught here. Boats are available from various suppliers; at Cocoa Islands, guests have access to expertise, equipment and boat captains to help improve the chances of landing a big one.
Both trolling and casting are employed to work the reefs.
Large reef fish such as Grouper, Wahoo, Giant and Bluefin Trevally, Red Snapper and Dogtooth Tuna are the prize catches.
At Cocoa Island, guests can experience the thrill (or frustration) of fighting a true champion of the reef with four- or eight-hour excursions that include fishing equipment, water, soft drinks, beer, tea and coffee.
Half Day Trip (4 hours) $1,000
Full Day Trip (8 hours) $1,450
At Cocoa Island, our friendly and helpful crews are on hand to assist you with bottom fishing. If you are lucky enough to get a bite, we suggest that the fish is cooked for you, as fresh as possible in your preferred way, for your next lunch.
We ask that you only keep enough for your own enjoyment and return all other fish to the sea.
All hand lines and bait are provided.
5.30pm to 8pm
Per couple $150 (Minimum 4 people)
Private fishing $225 per couple (trip includes, water, beer and soft drinks)