An abundance of species
Malindi is supremely well positioned to offer outstanding Bluewater sport fishing, not half a mile from the hotel. The rapid drop off into Bluewater means an abundance of food for the oversized predators that frequent the steep banks and undersea mountains just off shore. Huge Yellowfin Tuna, Tiger, Bull and hammerhead sharks, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado to name but a few can be caught within sight of the hotel.
Kenya Bluewater Fishing
Equipped with the best tackle that Shimano and Penn have to offer, you can look forward to some arm wrenching sport aboard B’s nest, Simba, Ol jogi and White bear. These are also some of the nicest sports boats you will ever see and Hemingways no compromise attitude extends to the crews and captains as well. The sport fishing operation runs like a swiss watch with every crew member responding to a hook up with skill and confidence which can only serve to put even a novice at ease.
Trolling combinations of Skirted lures, teasers, fish baits and Rapalas will prodice a wide range of hard fighting sportfish and once you have pinned down what their taking on that paricular day the hard work really starts. During the low season frenetic sport can be had with the huge schools of Yellowfin Tuna which frequent the North Kenya banks.
However watch out as if you hang about on these for too long that fish of a lifetime may become that :- HALF THE FISH OF A LIFETIME!!
As you can see huge Bull, Tiger and Hammerheads hunt the Yellowfin and if Shark fishing is your idea of fun then, Hemingways has them in abundance. Hundreds of sharks are landed from the Malindi boats every year. Slow Trolling a live 15kg Tuna that’s just taken you 15 minutes to get to the boat may sound a bit extreme, but that’s the best bait, and most anglers will not even have seen a 25/0 hook let alone used one.
Be ready for a hefty workout, because if catching the bait didn’t wear you out, what comes next certainly will. A 400lb Bull shark will not give up without a scrap, so get set for about a 4 hr fight, if past experience is anything to go by.
Alongside the fantastic fishing, Hemingways offers the complete Kenya experience with Big game safaris, Dhow trips, Scuba diving, bird shooting and much more. High season offers Marlin, Sailfish, Broadbill swordfish and Carambeses all supreme fighters on matched tackle.
The operation caters for all types of angler from Novice to expert, Heavy tackle to fly fishing, the experience built up here means that however you want to target your quarry, Hemingways has the know how to make happen. Numerous line class and all tackle records testify to the crews abilities to hook that big one.
The hotel itself has a range of rooms, but all offer a comfort and style to befit the surroundings. In the bar you can tell tale tales well into the night, whilst surrounded by the trophies of over 20 years top class bluewater fishing. Gary and his staff ensure that your stay is such that you just will never want to leave.
This section is really not for the novices – catch a few on conventional tackle and techniques first before you start intentionally making things a bit harder!!
Watamu is well-endowed with fish amenable to fly and light-line techniques, with large numbers of suitable species found at ‘the banks’, just 3 miles up the coast from the hotel. Bonito, yellowfin, trevally, dorado and skipjack should keep you handsomely occupied on most days.
Marlin – Blue, Black ,and Striped
Sailfish and Broad billed Swordfish
Sharks – Tiger, Bull, Mako, Black Tip, Hammerheads, Sliver tip, Spinner
Tuna – Yellowfin, Skipjack
Trevally – Giant,Big eye,Bluefin
Snappers – Cubera, Ruby,Golden
Barracuda – Giant, Chevron
PLUS – Wahoo, Dorado, Kingfish, Bonito, Rainbow and Blackrunner, Yellowtail, Kolikoli, Frigate Mackerel, Pandu.
” Experience the most professionally run sport fishing operation on the planet going hand in hand with one of the best hotels in the world ”
Hemingways Hotel 5 star – Malindi
Hemingways is superb , offering luxurious accommodation, excellent cuisine, beautiful surroundings and a level of service that can be found in only the worlds best hotels.
Gary Cullen oversees the operation to ensure that it is friendly but refined , and this means a fantastic stay every time.
More importantly Malindi is supremely well positioned to offer outstanding Bluewater sport fishing , not half a mile from the hotel. The rapid drop off into Bluewater means an abundance of food for the oversized predators that frequent the steep banks and undersea mountains just off shore. Huge Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Tiger, Bull and Hammerhead sharks, Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado to name but a few can be caught within sight of the hotel.
The hotel has a vast range of activities including, scuba diving, snorkelling, dhow cruises, local sight seeing, bird watching, big game safaris, spa and health club, shops, local markets, archaelogical trips, golf, bars, restaurants, pools and beach – not to mention the fishing!!
Standard and deluxe rooms are available, both of which are furnished and maintained to a very high standard.
Turtle Bay Beach Club 3 1/2 star – Watamu
All-inclusive – meals, drinks, fun and entertainment for the whole family.
For families and a more budget minded option we also offer the excellent Turtle bay resort , this All Inclusive resort can offer numerous facilities to entertain all ages whilst still being in a prime position for your sport fishing days. Turtle bay has long been a favourite with UK visitors to Kenya and can arrange the same safari and beach packages as Hemingways.
Being on what has been voted one of the top five beaches in the world, the Club offers excellent water sports facilities in a national Marine Park which is home to an abundant variety of fish, coral and marine life. The gardens are also visited by hundreds of birds species.
The Club has 145 rooms set amongst 10 acres of tropically landscaped gardens. All rooms are en-suite with fans and air-conditioning. Your stay includes all meals, domestic drinks, sparkling wine, day and night entertainment, a supervised Kids Club and some of the friendliest staff you could hope to meet. Recommended by Europe’s top Tour Operators.
Turtle Bay Beach Club is the perfect place for a beach holiday and year on year over 3000 repeat guests prove its popularity.
Prices start from: £2260
Total cost based on 2 anglers sharing boat and Twin AC room. Includes: 7 days, return international flights, all inclusive accommodation at Turtle Bay Hotel, 4 days Bluewater fishing 30ft sportfisher, airport transfers.