Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

8 Moo 8, Vichit, Aoyon
Phuket, Thailand

Gottcha Big Game Fishing - M/V Queen Marlin offers first-class fishing service out of Phuket, Thailand. Explore the area’s many islands and target Black Marlin, the ‘king of Thailand waters’. Master your angling skills and let your captain guide to the secret spots and ‘honey holes’ only he knows about.

Captain Howie Wilson, owner of Gottcha Big Game Fishing comes from a line of English and Scottish fishermen spanning more than 500 years of fishing history in the UK waters. Having fished all over the world, he decided to settle down in Phuket Thailand and set up Gotcha Big Game fishing so that he could pass on the pleasure of fishing to other salts.

Captain Howie will share his knowledge with anglers of all skill levels and ages. Join him on the waters around Ko Racha Yai for some Sailfish action. Target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel in the morning and admire the area’s white sandy beaches and coconut trees.

If you are up to a challenge, head out to Similan Islands. Check the bite outside the Similan Islands National Marine Park and the local reefs. Enjoy some productive trolling action for Barracuda, Skipjack, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. Head to the drop-off and target Black Marlin. The opportunities abound!

Gottcha Big Game Fishing will take you out aboard the ‘Queen Marlin’, a 60’ big game fishing boat. She comes equipped with professional fishing gear to satisfy even the most discerning fisherman. Her twin 200 HP Hino Diesel engines will power you to the hottest fishing grounds in Southeast Asia. The Queen Marlin features three Tuna tubes, a freshwater shower, a toilet, two cabins, and a master saloon. Inside, the saloons and cabins are fully air-conditioned and have the comfort of home. All aboard!

The trips are all-inclusive. You will be provided with everything you need to make a great catch possible and come back to shore with your ice-chest full of memories.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Days 3 Night - Similan 4 PAX
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1125
    up to 6 persons / day
    You will be fishing 60 miles northwest from Phuket. Your targeted species will include Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and many more. The package is all-inclusive.
  • Private trip
    2 Days 1 Night - Similan 4 PAX
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons / day
    This multiday trip will take you to Similan Islands for Baracuda, Skipjack, Wahoo, Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3 Days 2 Nights - 4 PAX
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons / day
    4 anglers maximum. Fish the waters around the Koh Ha, Koh Rock, and the Similans for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many other species. The package is all-inclusive.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Racha Yai
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you fishing around 14 miles from Phuket. You will target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Rainbow Runner
Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Thai built MFV (Commercial) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 200HP Hino engines.

60 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

About the Captain

Howard Wilson
Phuket, Thailand
Member since February 2014
Howard Wilson was born in the Captain Cook's country in the Northeast of England. Howard was brought up on the sea and has always had a passion for the waters. Having fished all over the world, Captain Howard decided to pursue a career as a charter captain in Thailand. His personal fishing repertoire includes fishing for Marlin in West Africa (Nigeria), South America, and Thailand.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 97%

Phuket Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.31 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Great boat and crew.  The weather was up a little, but had a great time.  Fishing was a little slow, but that’s why it’s called fishing and not catching.  Lunch served was good, plenty of water and sodas on board,

Fished February 9, 2018
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 2, 2018

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the report, been a bit slow to reply due to sickness but full power now.
really glad that you enjoyed the day.
Fishing has been slow for several months maily due to commercial fishing and hard for the goverment to control it.
Tight Lines

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Captain Howard was sick but made an effort to meet me and made arrangements for another captain, the trip was not delayed, Was a little windy in the morning and water temp was low and this didn’t favour me at all with only catching one small fish for the day however it was not from lack of trying the crew where very professional and tried there best all day, non stop to catch a fish, crew spoke very little English which made it hard to have a proper conversation as i was on the boat by myself and two other Thai people. the equipment was good and lunch was excellent would defiantly try again one day, highly recommended.

Fished February 8, 2018
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 16, 2018

Hi Michael,
Thanks for the review and your comments all well taken.
I sprnt the next 3 days in bed only ending up in hospital so sorry I could not make the trip.
As we said the weather and wind was not in best favor so the crew can only do there best to try and find the fish.

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Captain Howie

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Too little fish in the Andaman sea today, except that a nice day out there

Fished January 7, 2018
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