Phuket fishing trip
We prefer to go diving with fish than hooking them but divers can enjoy guilt free fishing in Phuket as long as they go with a fishing boat operator that follows best practices and a fishing boat trip from Phuket with a few mates and maybe a cold case of beer is a great day out. You can expect to catch a few tuna, possibly some giant trevally or a dorado. If you are very lucky you may hook a marlin or sail fish.
We recommend one boat that offers join in day trips out of Chalong bay, Phuket. The boat is comfortable and safe, fully registered, legal and well maintained. The operator has been running trips for 15 years, the captain and crew are extremely experienced and will take you to the best fishing grounds. They practice catch and release for the big game fish. The fishing equipment is of the highest standard. All this is important because there are a few fly by night fishing operators in Phuket. Guys with an old dirty boat and no license to take passengers who promise you a great day out but don’t deliver.
A join in trip is 4,000 baht per person. If you have a group of 6 it’s better value to charter a boat for your group. A day trip includes having your morning catch freshly cooked on the boat for lunch plus some time for swimming and snorkeling at Racha Island.