Barren islands with Ille de voyageurs

Island Charters have been fishing this area since 2010.An adventure for remote reef fishing.

Join us to the untouched Barren Islands off Madagascar close to Morondava. This mostly unchartered territory is home to some of the most Pristine reefs. This is a trophy hunters dream. Many Species are common – Giant Kingfish – Dogg’s -  Marlin and Sailies all being caught on popper and by vertical jigging-it all happens here!

What to expect

We have a private dock in Morondava. We set sail immediately to the drop-offs and anchor on the reefs until we reach the islands. You will be able to get off the vessel onto these islands and popper fish from the sand banks.

The reefs are all scattered and stretching for 90nm.With our experience we know how the currents flow in this area and we keep our secrets as too targeting very large Pelagic fish.. GT’s are so abundant you are basically guaranteed to land a brute on this adventure Safari with us.
Barren islands are very bare with basic shrub but the coral reefs are alive with fish as they are not touched by any commercial fishing. The plateau comes up fast and is full of pinnacles and cracks. Most fish we target are mostly in 15 to 40m of water.

A True blue water adventure jigging and popper destination for the serious angler.


Charters are scheduled weekly in May and June. Please enquire for scheduled dates and availability. The duration of the charter is from 7 nights. Longer charters are available but you must request in advance when booking. We often have charters up to 12 nights in this area.

Barren islands-Flights are with SAA to Antannarivo and domestic flights are via Air Madagascar to Morondava. Should you wish us to charter a private flight this is possible for the group, Let Tracy know you wish this

We also have a Hire car option from Antanna to Morondava the port of collection.

Travel to the reefs

Travel time on the boat to the reefs are 4hrs once we have exited the river mouth.. Total travel up to the islands is 100nm up and down fishing the pinnacles all the way.


May, June


  • Full use of Yacht
  • 6 x 50lb Ocean rods and reels (TLD 25)
  • 2 x 80lb big game reels and rods
  • Skipper and Crew
  • Transfers  to / from Yacht and Airport
  • Full board accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Soft Drinks - 6 Cases Coke, 2 Cases Sprite, 4 Cases Bottled Water and fresh juice
  • Snorkelling Equipment: Mask, Fins, and Snorkel
  • Fuel , water and gas
  • Please refer to general information on our website for additional information


  • Flights, Visa’s and Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation whilst not on-board
  • Alcohol - All alcohol can be pre-ordered and paid for prior to departure. A 25% handling fee will be levied for the service. This alcohol is very limited to only what we can get from local suppliers in the port of the destination charter
  • Gratuities
  • Please refer to general information on our website for additional information


As Part of our menu you will be offered, on all of our charters, local Mozambique Seafood dishes, Chicken and Fish dishes including barbecue. Please advise if there are any special dietary requirements.
Ice, Ice, Ice: we will have your ice requirements, please see our Catering information under the general info tab.