Similan Islands Fishing
Thailand best Black Marlin area - Multi species action in the Andaman Sea. (October through April)
Similan Islands Fishing
The Similan Islands are a breathtakingly beautiful group of 9 Granite islands, located in a Thai marine national park 48 miles North West of the paradise holiday island of Phuket. This is a protected Marine National Park with a 3 mile protection zone around all the islands which has preserved the fish stocks by providing an ideal nursery area for the resident species.
The long distance from Phuket means that for most of the Phuket based sport–fishing boats, the Similan Islands are out of range, meaning they are lightly fished, so more often than not we have the whole area to ourselves.
Although it is possible to encounter the Black Marlin in the waters closer to Phuket, the Similan Islands and the areas surrounding them are unquestionably the best option for anglers wishing to target the most prized fish of all, the Marlin. The large numbers of Tuna around the Islands, and many strategically positioned F.A.D.s (Fish Aggregating Devices; rafts of bamboo that attract bait fish.) pull in Marlin from great distances. There is also a twin underwater sea–mount called Thon Mai where the depth of the water rises from 250 meters–70 and 90 meters where the Marlin patrol in search of their prey, predominately the different species of Tuna. Six miles west of the Similan Islands is the Drop–Off, a place where the water dramatically deepens and stretches for many miles. We follow the drop–off with the fish–finder in pursuit of the patrolling Marlin, plus many other species that are attracted to it such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Dorado, Rainbow Runner, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna.
The above mentioned F.A.D.s are also a great place for popper–casting, jigging and fly–fishing, especially for the species; Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Tuna and Dorado. We do not provide fly–fishing equipment, so you need to bring along your own equipment should you want to fly–fish. We do however provide the necessary popper casting and jigging equipment with a large supply of various poppers and jigs etc.
During the crossing from Phuket to the Similan Islands, we troll along the drop–off west of Phuket which is often productive for many of the big game-fish species found in the Andaman Sea, especially Black Marlin, Dorado, Skipjack Tuna, Barracuda and Wahoo.
On a live–aboard trip to the Similans, we bottom fish at night where there are a multitude of species willing to hit baits and jigs. Good night time action can be had with Giant Trevally, Groupers, Amberjack, Barracuda, Barracouta, Dogtooth Tuna, Snappers and different species of Shark.
After 20 highly successful seasons, no one is better qualified or experienced in this fantastic fishing area than us, and we will do everything possible to give you the trip of a lifetime experience you deserve.
Our multi–day live–aboard trips to the Similan Islands take place between the beginning of October, right through untill the end of April. Our trips are a minimum of 2 days/1 night, to a maximum of 8 days/7 nights. We recommend for our live-aboard trips a maximum of 4 anglers.
The trip starts with a 7:00 AM pick–up from your Phuket hotel, or Phuket International Airport to our game boat.
All of your meals are included on the trip (Sashimi is a crew specialty not to be missed!), along with fresh fruit, snacks, soft drinks, tea/coffee and drinking water. The necessary fishing equipment and bait is provided including jigs and lures etc, along with an unrivaled crew and English, and Thai speaking Captain. Should you want to snorkel around the amazing, protected coral reefs of the Similan Islands, (The Similan Islands are rated amongst the 10 best diving destinations in the world!) we provide masks and fins.
We return at around 17:30 PM on the last day of the trip to Phuket where you will be transported back to your hotel or the airport. It may also be possible to sometimes depart and return to; Patong, Karon, Kata or Khao Lak beaches.
The fast vessel Reel Nauti can make day trips to the F.A.D.’s south of Similan from Phuket all other vessels need min 2 days charter for Similan fishing.
Not included on the trip are; crew gratitude and alcoholic drinks. (We can however arrange to provide alcoholic drinks on request at cost price). Domestic and international airfares.
For Boat Hooker: 33.000 THB / Per day
For Boat Fish Eagle: 36.000 THB / Per day
International or domestic air fare.
Peak Season: October to end of April.
What to bring:
Sunglasses, sun creme, fishing hat, light weight waterproof clothing.
Fishing shirts and shorts, towel, camera and a big smile!
We support Catch and release of all Billfish and sharks. The fished showed dead on our photos has died from being tail wrapped or from exhaustion.