more about us:
Chris Morkos is a native Bonairean, and has been fishing
Bonaire's waters for over 40 years now. He consistently
enjoys the highest average catch of all fishing boats,
and has multiple tournament wins in both local and
international competitions. Chris was Bonaire's first
charter captain, and he has kept up to date with the
catches have been televised on ESPN, Dutch National TV,
a variety of fishing shows in the USA and Europe, and
have been print-published in Salt Water Sportsman, Fishing
World, Caribbean World, Marlin, Florida Sportsman, Sport
Fishing, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Best Fishing, and many
Chris is a member of the organizing committee and jury
of the annual International Marlin Tourament on Bonaire,
and is a member of the International Game Fish Association
(IGFA). Annually, Piscatur is chartered by visitors from
around the world during International Marlin Tournaments.
is proud to hold all local records for all types of game
fish: Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Atlantic Spearfish,
Dolphin fish, Wahoo, King fish, Yellow Fin Tuna, and Black
Fin Tuna. Additionally, Piscatur has released more billfish
than all boats combined!
Chris discovered and developed Bonefishing on Bonaire
and to date has been Bonaire's only guide for 30 years.
is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Papiamentu.
M.V. Piscatur is a 42' Twin Turbo Diesel Fishing Machine,
tournament rigged, and carries Penn International, full
electronics, the best lures, Downriggers, lots of gadgets,
electric reel, and many more toys. M.V. Piscatur is the
largest fishing boat available on Bonaire.
boat is custom-built with fishing in mind. Her deck gives
a comfortable workspace of more than 125 square feet.
Powered by two Perkins engines, she will keep pace with
most schools of 200-pound tuna.
boat is equipped with WC (head), kitchen, sleeps 2, life
jackets, and VHF to ensure everyone's safety and comfort.
dock is conveniently located in the center of town, and
within minutes you are fishing for big game in Bonaire's
deep blue waters, which are just off the world-famous
La Guaira Bank of Venezuela.
Chris tells us: "To go after big game is not a matter
of coincidence, but steadfast dedication. From live baiting
5-pound tunas for big 'hoos, to sporting Sailfish on 8-pound
test, we are there to make it the fishing trip you always
wanted to do. After a quick briefing on what kind of fish
are passing through and the sorts of bait, we will leave
the choice to you.
times we catch 100-pound tunas within a two-mile range
of town. Other times we may go ten miles out, or even
circle Bonaire completely in pursuit of the best fishing
was dreaming of sitting back and watching the flamingos
fly by to smooth my hangover of the night before. Captain
Chris understood the situation immediately and ordered
his mate, Kadho, to send all the lines out with lures.
I nodded pleasantly and dozed off. Five minutes into
my deserved nap--in fact, still in town--all hell broke
rod at starboard side, a creaming Penn International,
my pals shouting "Strike", and before I knew
what was going on, I slipped out of the chair and hit
the floor for a rude awakening. I scrambed towards the
rod while Captain Chris attached a fighting belt around
me, and in no time I was standing up fighting a 50-pound
wahoo. After a fight of fifteen minutes, I landed this
delicious fish. Captain Chris doubled back to the same
spot and within minutes we had a double strike. Landed
both. This went on and on up to ten minutes before docking.
I slept the whole afternoon."