Lazarus Banks




An extreme GT/Doggy location - check Facebook for photos

Island Charters have been fishing this area  since 2010.The legendary St Lazarus Banks is situated 42nm from shore and 74 nm from Pemba. This reef rises from over 2km to just 10m from the surface. The strong southerly flowing current creates eddies on the surface and brings in nutrients from the deep. Its not uncommon to see crab swimming and baitfish in abundance. Brent is a master on getting you onto the right spots ,he can read the currents and the baitfish movements and this comes from years of experience  in the industry. Lazarus has a remarkable amount of wahoo and dogs and yellow-fin tuna not to mention the GT’s .Captain Brent is a master on placing you onto the fish and with our comfortable Vessels custom built for this industry you won’t be sorry , join us for the fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Where is this place?

Google earth Pemba-Nautilus Hotel-This is our collection point


The reef is 7nm long by 3nm wide and looks like Table mountain.. Marlin, Sailies, Doggs and GT’s, Tuna and Wahoo are common catches.  It’s not uncommon for us to land 40 tuna, 30 wahoo, 20 gts on a regular 5 night trip.

SPECIES – +/- 10-25 different species to be caught - Fish life is remarkable in this area

This destination comes highly recommended by Brent.


Charters are scheduled weekly From August to December. Please enquire for scheduled dates and availability. The duration of the charter is from 5 nights. Longer charters are available but you must request in advance when booking. We accept Bookings 12 months in advance for this area.

Flights are from JNB to Pemba with LAM airlines and with SAA Airlink

Travel to the reefs

Travel time on the boat to the reefs are 10-12 hrs.  Once we have departed Pemba.









  • 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.