Vila in August

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    Posted: 14 Jun 2015 at 10:16am
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Will be in port Vila for a few days in August. Keen to get out for a days fishing. Any recommendations? Probably would need to do a share charter as it's just myself.
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I'm heading over on the 26th so am interested in anyones advice also. I'll let you know how I get on Pete.
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Awesome cheers.
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June 26th Salty? I'm heading over then too!
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We went over and did 3 days out with nautilus/Wild Blue last October. To be honest we werent super impressed. If you only want to do some gamefishing they'd probably be sweet as that seems to be their bread and butter. But we were keen to do more jigging/topwater and a bit of spearfishing and yeah as I say we werent that impressed with the service or the fishing........Mind you the weather wasnt ideal so we were a bit restricted.

If I was to go to Vila again I'd try to head out with OceanBlue. I havent been out with them but they seem to specialise more in the sportfishing side of things and they got some pretty good fish while we were over there.



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What dates you heading over Pete? We are looking at heading over early August, The wife and I are both hoping to fine our way onto a boat for a bit of fishing without needing a second morgage to pay for it
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Head over the 21st Aug.
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Been in Vanuatu five days now. Had a day & a half in Vila & then headed up to Santo, which is where I am now. I was booked in to do a charter here tomorrow, but unless the wind really drops tomorrow it's been canned. However, the diving on the Coolidge is phenomenal- highly recommend checking out for all you divers. I have 10 days in Vila once I get back from Santo & I'm really hoping get out for at least one charter there before I leave. Will keep you updated if I get out.
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got back yesterday after a week in Vila.  As per Pixies update the winds for the first five days were bloody strong and I didn't bother even thinking about going out. Wouldn't you know it, the wind in the last two days dropped right off - but by then I had already made other plans.
I did speak to one NZer who travelled to the other side of the island at 0400 and went out in a Banana boat.  Although it was rough at times he loved it and they scored a few fish including a wahoo, GT and also a dog tooth I think.
 
I scored the name of a local with a Banana boat who would have taken me out of Port Vila for 15,000 Vatu (just over $200).  He does a few charters and the previous week had caught Mahi Mahi, GT's, Yellow fin and Doggies.  If anyone wants his details flick me a PM.
 
As for the holiday itself I loved the place and would go back tomorrow.  We didn't get a bad meal, the servings were well priced and big enough to fill anyone up.  Some of the best burgers meals I have ever tasted also.  The beef is grown locally and they have so much they export a lot of it.
 
If you're staying at Vila, make sure you get around the island, the northern end is almost pristine and completely different.
 
What appealed to me most was that unlike other places we have visited, Vanuatu was still very natural and authentic, and the locals all smile and are genuinely friendly and welcoming. 
 
One of our tours fell over and a staff member from the complex where we were staying took on a day trip around the island which was the highlight of the trip, and at 10,000 vatu was awesome value for money.
 
Am planning to head back and check and base ourselves in Santos next time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi weekend worrior, I am heading over to Vanuatu-port villa 1-8 August, looking at sorting a charter for two of us, so keen to join another group. What dates are you heading that way?
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Hi salty69, I am heading over to port villa 1-8 August, keen to do a spot of fishing. Keen on the local banana boat operator. Could you flick us the contacts details. Sounds good to us. Cheers!
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sweet as mate, I'll PM you the details tomorrow
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