Big Game Fishing in Phuket – Sport Fishing charters


Thai Saltwater Fishing offer Big Game fishing in Phuket on private sport fishing charters. We work with the best captains and Big Game boats in Phuket. We provide game fishing trips on different charter boats. From discerning angler looking for a quality boat within a budget, to imported top equipped Big game fishing boats.


Big game fishing in Phuket and the Similan Island is known as the best destination for big game fishing in Thailand. Located in the majestic blue waters of the Andaman sea; Phuket and Similan Island are famous for producing Big Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel and different tuna species like Skipjack, Dogtooth and Yellowfin Tuna.


Phuket Island is one of the most popular tourists destination in Thailand; it has everything you could dream of on a holiday, beautiful beaches, 5 stars luxury resort hotels to budget guest house, world class golf courses, water sports, massage, exquisite seafood restaurant, and a host of excursion possibilities, like temples, shopping, jungle tours, the famous Pip pi Island and James bond Island in Phang Nga Bay, and for you who are looking for entertainment in the nightlife, Patong beach offers some of the most colorful night life, you can find in Thailand.


Big game fishing in Phuket

big game fishing phuket 1In the southeast end of the Island you find the Chalong Bay and where most of the Big game fishing boat in Phuket is based and where all our fishing trips departure from. Here you have the opportunity to fish around Koh Racha Yai and Koh Racha Noi Islands in the south and the Drop-off to the west, which are many of the game boats on day trips favorite destination. If you are looking for a live-aboard trip you have Koh Ha Yai and Koh Rok Islands in Phang Nga Bay to the east and the Similan Islands north east of Phuket.


Racha Islands

Located just 12 and 20 miles from Phuket, and provide great game fishing for Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda and Tuna. On the way out to the Racha Islands, we trolling with skirted lures and big diving lure for the above fish species, Popper fishing for GT at Racha Noi Island around full moon can produce some good action with some big Giant Trevally. Sailfish are present all year round, and the best time is during the afternoon. Trolling with Tuna belly–strips together with teaser lines close to the Islands. At times, that can be raised shoals of very playful fish; an adrenaline charged atmosphere takes over when a Sailfish appears behind a teaser, sail erect and bill tapping the bait.


Drop-off 22 miles west of Phuket

The continental shelf will provide you a good chance for some Black Marlin action; it is also haunt for skipjack and yellowfin tuna in smaller size and Wahoo, Barracuda, Rainbow runners and Dorado are other species, there often are caught here, you will also be able to meet Sailfish, but most single fish, not shoals as at the Racha islands.


Live-aboard fishing trips destinations!


big game fishing phuket 2Koh Ha Yai and Koh Rok Islands

Located 39 and 56 miles in Phang Nga Bay southeast of Phuket Island, this location can produce some world class action for Sailfish and with its beautiful white beaches, crystal clear water. Making it the perfect destination for a live-aboard trip! Here you will have the opportunity to catch the same fish species as around the Racha Islands; but here you will often be able to trolling your lures undisturbed by other big game boats, because of the distance to this destination.


Similan Islands

Consists of 9 Granite Island located 48 miles North West of Phuket. Because of the long distance means at the Phuket-based sport-fishing boats, is the Islands out of reach. So many times you will have the whole fishing ground for yourself. The Islands is a famous fishing spot for Black Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Giant Trevally, Dorado, Queen fish, Cobia, Rainbow Runner, several species of Tuna and various species of Shark.


The Islands is not only an amazing Big game fishing destination; But also a stunning National Marine Park with a 3 mile fishing exclusion zone. 6 miles west of the Islands is the Drop-off, where the water is significantly deeper and extends many miles. Here you will also find the twin sea–mount called Thon Mai where the water rises from 250 meters depth to 70 and 90 meters; the area always holders on some big schools of tuna and the FAD’s (Fish Aggregating Devices). Made of the local squid fishing man; make the fishing ground home to many game fish and considered to be Thailand best Black Marlin area. The FAD is also a good spot for popper-casting, jigging and fly fishing for species like Giant Trevally, Tuna and Dorado. We provide the necessary Popper equipment with a wide range of popper.


On our live-aboard charters out of Phuket

You will have the opportunity for bottom fishing at night when fish species like; Giant Trevally, Amberjack, Barracuda, Dogtooth Tuna, Snappers and different species of shark, are willing to hit your bait. The Similan Islands fishing trips are only open between October and April due to sea conditions.


For the Jigging and Popping fanatics; We also offer day or live–aboard charters out of Khao Lak from Speed boats to this destination. More info here


Boat charter:

For more info about our different charter boats, please use the link below.


Boat 1 from 22.000THB per day


Boat 2 from 69.000THB per day


Phuket Big Game Fishing season:

big game fishing phuket 3On a season there are not many fishing days lost because of bad weather and sea conditions. Phuket has two main seasons. The “dry season” is generally from mid-October – to around May. During this period, the winds are mostly from the north east and the sea conditions usually good. During the “rainy season” from June to October, the winds turn around and will most come from the southwest. The high season for Big game fishing in Phuket generally coincides with the high season for tourists. October, November and December will usually represent the most productive months for Marlin and Sailfish. During the rainy season; July, August and September, will the islands around Phuket many times have a good run of large shoals of Sailfish and some big Wahoo.




Please note. we support Catch and release of all Billfish and sharks.


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