Extreme Academy - Honey Badger 2

Ko Tao Surat Thani Thailand
Sairee Beach, Thailand

Extreme Academy Koh Tao specializes in big game fishing in the heart of Southeast Asia. If you have the itch to fish, leave the Koh Tao’s golden sandy beaches behind and head out onto the tropical ocean. Have an amazing experience and try something different during your next vacation in the Gulf of Thailand.

Always looking for more, Captain Tobin believes that one strike can change everything. His mission is to make your dreams come true. Tobin caters to any skill levels to match your expectations. Beginner to pro, you will be guided through the basics before you make your first cast. Captain Tobin uses only the finest equipment available by the leading brands such as Daiwa, Penn, Shimano. Hot, Joe Yee, Pakula, Rapalo, and Black Bart.

Your fishing adventure will see you targeting the biggest fish in the Gulf of Thailand. Chase whichever monster the gulf hosts, from Blue Marlin to Garfish.

Stay close to shore and check the bite for whatever patrols the local waters. Have fun fishing with light tackle for Spanish Mackerel, Queenfish, and Garfish. Or head out and lock heads with some reef species around the many pinnacles and reefs around Koh Tao. Switch between using heavyweight to ultralight gear for an ultimate fishing challenge. Jig and troll for Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and who knows what else?

Extreme Academy Koh Tao will take you out aboard the “Honey Badger 2”. She is a 21’ Samran Marine center console that can comfortably accommodate up to four anglers. The Honey Badger 2 comes powered by a single 200 HP Mercury Saltwater V6 engine with a top speed of 47 knots. It’s guaranteed that you’ll get to the fishing sites first!

The Honey Badger 2 has a great casting deck/jigging platform with a lot of space to butt heads against the reef chargers around the pinnacles. She is also outfitted with trolling mounts for Billfish, top-notch navigational electronics, and other professional accessories. All aboard!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Jigging
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 451
    up to 4 persons
    On this full-day trip, you will be jigging the many wrecks and reefs around Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. We can also troll between sites for Marlin and Sailfish (when in season).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jigging
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 315
    up to 4 persons
    Lock heads with some proper reef chargers around the many wrecks and pinnacles around Koh Tao, from heavyweight gear down to ultralight gear for a real fishing challenge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore Light Game
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 240
    up to 4 persons
    We head around the island and troll for Mackerel, Queenfish, and Garfish. This is a ridiculous amount of fun, not as big as King Macks and Marlin, but on the light gear, they are still just as good. There are very high catch rates, for those after the fishing experience without the cost of Big Game hunting.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Garfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Queenfish
Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel

Wahoo

Boat Specs

Samran Marine SR-21 (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Saltwater V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Policies

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Tobin Whiting
Sairee Beach, Thailand
Member since September 2014
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Spent my entire life fishing since I was able to hold a rod. My passion for fishing grew as did my love for boats and the open ocean. Began fishing with friends aboard my first boat and the rest is history. Raced Thundercats and owned and operated a Marlin fishing boat out of Sydney Harbour, Australia for the past 20 years, raising Marlin almost 90% of the time. Seeing Marlin alongside is an experience no fisherman will ever forget, whether it's the first or the hundredth, it's always amazing.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 80%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Tobin is very outgoing and friendly, willing to help with anything - not just st fishing. Tobin is the best equipped and most knowledgeable fishing guide on the island. He is really the only choice and will make sure you have a great day!!

Fished July 19, 2018
Tobin Whiting (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2018

Thanks for the great review Richard. What an awesome day. Great weather, and that is a huge Cobia on PE2 and an awesome catch, well done. Even the Coral Trout gave a good fight. Hope you had a great holiday here. Good to release all the fish too, I really like that. Tobin

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Fished October 31, 2017
Tobin Whiting (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 1, 2017

Thanks for the review Charles. You did amazingly well in very tough conditions. Look forward to seeing you again when your brother arrives. We’ll head offshore for the big guys next time.

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