As experienced deep sea fisherman we thought we would take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to fish off the coast of Zanzibar.
We arranged a half day deap sea charter on the Timimi at the Kendwa Rocks branch. Upon booking we were informed that they would need to check the Internet to confirm the weather was good to go out, after not receiving a call we assumed that we should be there at the time requested to leave 06:30. We had travelled 45 minutes from our hotel only too arrive and find that they had not prepared the boat and although we could tell the weather was not great they didn't try to reschedule the trip. I looked on the board to see if any charters were booked and there were none so I can only assume that it is was about money and not the clients experience.
As a person who has more than a 200+ days out to sea I can honestly say it was one of the worst with heavy winds and rain. The issue comes when the crew say that the day is a waste and no fish will be caught. I can only wonder why they didn't change the trip instead of wasting $580 of clients money. If I wanted a sight seeing cruise I would of gone elsewhere.
Although the staff were pleasant and hard working on the boat the gear is outdated and limited and as I read in another post the one outrigger was not operational with the same excuse of it breaking the day before. In addition to this we only realized when the sea was too rough and the boat could only manage to travel close to the shore there was only one engine working. When I asked about it they said it was not sounding right that morning so they decided it would be best not too use it.
I would not recommend this outfit as I cannot with confidence say they are hoping to give their client a trip of a lifetime and the equipment is poor if working at all.
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