Big Game Fishing
In Thailand and Koh Samui, game fishing is a big deal. The gulf of Thailand has a huge coastline where fishing has been a major occupation and source of income. The ecosystem is rich in nutrients, which has led to waters teeming with sought after fish.
Your trip of fishing for game starts when you are picked from your hotel and taken to the pier at the south of Koh Samui, where you board a traditional wooden Thai fishing boat; it is also a good opportunity for photos.
After boarding the ship, you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery as the captain sails around Koh Mudsum, Koh Tan, and Koh Rap, the closely protected waters that are only known to the most experienced and the local fishermen.
There is absolutely no need to worry if you forgot, or don’t have any, fishing gear. The tour includes and will provide everything that is needed for fishing, including trawling gear, fresh baits, lures, and fishing rods.
There are endless opportunities to catch different types of fish on this tour. Most of the people who went fishing on this tour have ended up with a wide array of fish, including cobia, barracuda, snapper, grouper, mackerel, trevally, and even sharks.
All the boats provided on this tour have fresh water and include toilet facilities on board, and also have shaded areas in case you want to rest, work on a tan, or just sit back and dream about catching a big fish.
On your trip you will be taken to Koh Mudsum and Koh Tan for fishing; where you are taken also depends on the weather conditions of the day. The beaches you will be taken to are beautiful with white sand and clear water.
During lunchtime you will be treated with a Thai buffet that includes cold drinks and tropical fruits. You can also BBQ any fish you have caught, and if you haven’t caught any, the staff will always have some fish to BBQ for you.
The big game fishing in Koh Samui is a great opportunity where you can relax, acquire a new skill, and even score yourself some lunch, all in the matter of one day.
Big Game Fishing Tour includes:
- Transfer from hotel
- An English-speaking guide
- All fishing equipment needed, including fresh bait & lures
- Life jackets
- Thai buffet lunch
- BBQ on board with your catch
- Soft drinks, tea, and coffee
- Full Insurance
Big Game Fishing Tour does not include:
- Fins/flippers (for snorkeling)
- Swimming clothes
Big Game Fishing Tour Itinerary:
Big game fishing tours operate 7 days a week
09:00 – 10:00 Transfer from hotel to pier
10:00 – 12:00 Departure from the pier to the first fishing area to cast your lines
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and BBQ on-board with your catch. Swimming, snorkeling and leisure time for people who are not fishing
13:00-17:00 Second fishing spot
17:00 Return to pier and transfer back to your hotel
What to Bring
- Sun protection
- Swimming costumes
Disclaimer: Please note that this tour is specifically for people who want to go for big game fishing, and despite the expertise of Mr. Ung’s captain and crew, no guarantees are made.
- Knowledge Development to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Equipment assembly, adjustment, and preparation
- Deep water entry
- Proper weighting
- Snorkel regulator exchange
- Regulator recovery and clearing
- Air depletion
- Alternate air source
- Partial and full mask flooding and clearing
- Mask removal and replacement
- Breathing from a regulator without a mask (60 seconds)
- No mask swim
- Scuba unit removal and replacement at the surface
- Weight belt removal and replacement at the surface
- Cramp removal
- Tired diver tow
- Scuba unit removal and replacement underwater
- Weight belt removal and replacement underwater
- Fin pivot (oral and low pressure inflator)
- Neutral buoyancy (hovering)
- Free flowing regulator breathing (30 seconds)
- Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
- Exiting the water
- Equipment disassembly & maintenance
- Open water dives to review your skills and explore!
- Wreck Diving
- Night Diving
- Search and Recovery
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Digital Underwater Photography
- AWARE Fish Identification
- Diver Propulsion Vehicles (Underwater Scooters)
- Underwater Videography
- Multilevel & computer diving
- Boat Diving
- Visit Talay Nai, the emerald green lake on Koh Mae Koh
- Go to the viewpoint for a view of the entire park at Koh Mae Koh
- Hiking to multiple view points all the way up to 500m on Koh Wua Ta Lap
- Bua Boke cave featuring impressive stalagmites and stalactites
- Scuba diving
- Snorkeling at Koh Yippon and Koh Wao Yai
- BBQ on the Beach
- Go to the Picnic area
- All transfers
- Thai Buffet Dinner
- Non-alcoholic drinks, coffee, tea, and espresso
- Full breakfast
- Seasonal fruits
- Much faster journey, much shorter day
- Their speed means they can visit dive sites further away
- Speedboats are smaller vessels, so they can moor up closer to dive sites and visit some dive sites that larger boats can’t
- A bit more exciting than a slow boat!
- Slow boats are big boats, which have more space to move around and they’re more stable in the water.
- They also typically have more divers on board making for a good atmosphere where everyone has 1 thing in common.
- Big boats tend to use less gasoline, so the tour prices are typically cheaper.
- Generally as there’s more space, tea, coffee, and snacks are provided and there are better facilities onboard such as a wash tank, shower, and proper sized toilet.