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Location South West
Operating Days All Days
Duration 4 hrs
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment Maximum number of participants: 4 pax
South West
Operating Days
All Days
4 hrs
Activity Time
Offered as Supplement
Maximum number of participants: 4 pax

from 340€

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Overview & Highlights

Fishing Excursion in the South West - Popping at the Reefs - Activity Overview

Nothing like this adrenaline-filled fishing trip to fully explore the vast ocean and all it has to offer!

Sail your way across the shimmering lagoon to the spectacular reef, witnessing heavenly views along the way while revelling in sheer serenity.

With experienced fishing guides offering handy tips and tricks, you’ll be amazed at how fast you learn the pop fishing technique, and even reel-in your first catch!

That gratifying feeling will last for days and you’ll keep wanting to come back for another fishing trip, longing to battle against the mighty marine monsters.

Highlights of this Activity:

  • Head southwest for an exciting fishing excursion with your squad
  • Choose the morning fishing trip or go pop fishing in the evening
  • Cruise the crystal waters, admiring the picturesque seascape
  • Learn the dos and don’ts of fishing in the open-sea from the expert guides
  • Feel the satisfaction of getting the perfect catch at the reef
  • Keep yourself hydrated with the beverages offered onboard
  • Hassle-free fishing experience with the latest equipment provided

What's Included

Fishing Excursion in the South West - Popping at the Reefs includes:

  • Fishing excursion aboard the 26 ft Sportfisher
  • Exclusive popping experience at the reef (4 pax)
  • Option between morning or evening fishing trip
  • Opportunity to catch multiple reef species
  • Friendly and experienced fishing guides
  • All equipment provided on the fishing boat
  • Refreshing Soft Drinks
  • Optional: Sandwich lunch (for a supplement)

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Transportation & Driver Details

Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about the island and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.

Meeting Point & Times
Meeting Point:

Black River, South Western Region

Start & End times:
(Note: Start & end times are flexible, depending on the tides)
Operational Days: Everyday (upon availability)
Activity time: Morning Session: 05h30 - 09h30 OR
  Evening Session: 15h00 - 19h00
Duration: 4 Hours


Full Description

More on the Popping Fishing Excursion at the South West of Mauritius

Nestled in the south west region of the island is an exceptional marine biodiversity and remarkable natural sites on land. Set out bright and early for the morning session or choose to go pop fishing in the evening, spending 4 delightful hours at sea.

Admire the surrounding postcard-worthy seascape as you cruise the azur lagoon, headed towards the open-sea. Expect nothing short of a thrill-packed experience as you get closer and closer to the reefs.

You might be wondering what popping is all about. It is a popular fishing practice around the island but mainly along the reef targeting the famous giant trevally. This style of fishing uses a surface lure called “popper”, which comes in various colours and shapes, with a short sharp retrieving action.

Highly qualified skippers will give a quick introduction to this fishing technique, which is helpful for beginners. As for the experienced anglers, they are free to bring their own rod and reel, but make sure it’s a strong one! No matter your skill level, once you can pop, you can’t stop!

Since there are plenty of fish in the sea, you don’t have to worry if you are a novice- you’ll have ample opportunities to capture at least one of the aquatic creatures. And good news if you’re experienced - you’ll have the time of your life reeling in the perfect catches one after the other. Even if you don’t manage to catch any fish, it won’t take much away from this cheerful experience - the trip alone is absolutely worth it!

The enthusiastic fishing guides will hype you up and assist you in getting your giant reef catch on the line as well as pull it on board. Learn how to set up the equipment, the fishing techniques, the A to Z of popping along with fascinating insights on the aquatic creatures.

As part of this package, you get the latest fishing gears, top class popping rods with reels and braided lines as well as the required safety equipment. All you need to pack is your sun protection items, without forgetting your camera to click to capture the moments, the stunning sceneries and your catches of the day.

To make the most out of your trip, you might soak in the sun for that nice tropical glow, contemplating the scintillating ocean on the way back as you sip on refreshing soft drinks. (For just a small supplement, you can have a tasty sandwich lunch!)

Deep Sea/ Big Game Fishing in Mauritius

Mauritius is very famous for deep sea fishing which has been practised by the locals for many years. With perfect conditions prevailing throughout the year, the possibilities to fight giant Blue Marlin, Black marlin, Mako sharks, Tuna and many other exciting fish are made available to experienced anglers and beginners.

Mauritius holds several world fishing records (IGFA), including that of the mako shark of 1115 pounds, the blue shark of 400 pounds, a bonito of 41.5 pounds, a white tuna of 224 pounds and a ‘bécune’ of 125 pounds.

With its rich marine fauna, Mauritius is revered by Deep Sea Fishing enthusiasts worldwide.

For an angler, little can compare to the thrill of the chase to get the adrenaline pumping. The roar of the inboard engines, and the scream of tightly stretched lines when a marlin or other game fish has taken the bait, is a pulse-racing experience!

What to bring/wear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sun Protection Clothing
  • Patches/Tablets for Sea-Sickness
  • Food and Drinks
  • Towels
  • Camera

Comments & Notes
  • Note: All equipment provided
  • Maximum no. of participants: 4 pax
  • This activity is subject to availability and is weather/tide dependent. Trips will not be carried out if the safety of the group is compromised.
  • Please note that clients will not be allowed to keep any of the fish caught during the excursion.

Popping at the reefs - 26 Feet Sport Fisher      
Morning session (05h30 - 09h30)Up to 4 Persons 430 Euros
Evening session (15h00 - 19h00)Up to 4 Persons 340 Euros


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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.


(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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