Charter Boat

Suzaki Port (in Shimoda City)

Shimoda City is located in the beautiful southeastern part of Izu Peninsula and is known for hot springs and rich nature. The city boasts long stretches of clean sandy beaches including Shirahama that bustles with people enjoying swimming and water sports. With a population of about 20000, Shimoda City houses one of the prominent fishing ports in Shizuoka Prefecture.

In particular, Suzaki Port is known as a fishing hub for red alfonsino, locally called “Kinme-dai” (which translated as golden-eyed snapper). This port plays a vital role not only in revitalizing the local economy but also as a source of fresh seafood supply.

Banjyo Takamiya Maru

Banjyo Takamiya Maru is a fishing charter service based in Suzaki, and it is run by two generations of a family. The current owner, Mr. Nagao Ozawa, has been involved in recreational charter targeting alfonsino and billfish since 1991, and has a notable track record of catching many blue marlin, especially in the JIBT. He caught numerous giants exceeding 200kg, and his achievements are highly regarded among fishing enthusiasts.

The boat has an overall length of about 59 feet and is equipped with an 850 horsepower Komatsu engine. It cruises at a speed of 20 knots, with top speed of about 30. It boasts a modern V-hull design that help comfortable ride and crisp maneuver.

Secrets to Billfishing

Captain Ozawa knows the water intimately because he sails out almost every day. He accumulated billfishing know-how over 30 years and developed uncanny sense of spot and tide selection. His boat is equipped with state-of-the art electronics, but long experience is his biggest asset as well as the network of local commercial fishermen that provide firsthand sighting information.

The experience of conventional fishing for alfonsino in ultra deep water helps billfishing, because the understanding of tide behavior is extremely important for the success for both. Banjyo Takamiya Maru and other charter boats in Suzaki are regarded as top-notch pros in this field.

Boat Images

NameBanjyo Takamiya Maru
Length59 feet
Cruising Speed20 knot
Engine850HP Komatsu
Number of Restrooms2
Passenger limit12
Marine navigation equipmentGPS, Radar, Fish finder, current indicator
Equipment for trolingFighting chair, 2 outriggers , 1 centerrigger

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