Yamaha YF - Siam Great Adventures

Jomptien Beach Road
Pattaya, Thailand

Captain Jari Laakkonen was born in Finland and is the owner of Siam Great Adventures Co.,Ltd. He operates the ”Yamaha Challenger” in Pattaya. He has been fishing around Thailand more than 20 years and in Pattaya seriously 15 years. Fishing is his passion.

His Boat Yamaha YF- 25 Challenger is loaded for serious fishing with the newest Raymarine SHIRP Technology fish radar. He fishes by Trolling, Live Bait, High Speed Jigging, Squid Bait, Bottom Fishing. Gear and rods are all high quality.

He’s been fishing many fishing destinations for example: Key West, Miami, Brasil, Canarian Island, Malesia, Kuola Rompin, Similan Island, Surin Island, Norway, Sweden and, of course, around Finland.

Trips are all inclusive so you only need to take a towel and happy mind with you.

Add 27.08.2017

Due to the new Thai labor regulations, only a Thai citizen can work in a small business as a captain or a guide to a boat.
That is why the captain of our boat is now a local captain named Thi who has worked on Yamaha Challenger boat as a guide and captain since I got the boat.

Before that he work in my Silvertone 42 foot yacht as a second captain and deck hand.

Thi is part of Pattaya’s original fisherman family who has once lived in Pattaya.

He lives on fishing and, for example, catches by diving with a harpoon by shooting fish from a depth of 30 meters.

He remembers where the biggest stones in the rock are and where the fish are hidden because they have seen the places when they dive.

Father and family have taught all the skills of fishing over the years.
No matter you fishing day or night he can find the best spots.

He also has his own 25 foot boat, which he uses for fishing when he is working.

I’ll meet you on the boat before the tour. I’ll tell you about the program of the day, the weather and where we fish. I’ll give you the latest instructions and tell for the captain if you have some special requests for the trip.

See you soon !

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 690
    up to 4 persons
    Full day fishing trip is only trip we do with this boat. If you want to go swimming and snorkeling on the way please let us know.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

Jack (African Pompano)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Snapper (Red)
Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Yamaha YF- 24 (Runabout) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 150 hp four stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Pattaya to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Jari Laakkonen
Pattaya, Thailand
Member since February 2014
My father fished for salmon in the waters of the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Father taught me at a young age into the secrets of fishing. We went fishing in my father's boat whenever we had the time. Fishing is my passion. It is always a challenge.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 70%

Customer Reviews

4.46 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Pictures says it all.

Jari communicated well before the trip and collected us from apartment to go to the pier. Experienced and very friendly Captain(s) . Good local knowledge and took us to several places where there were always fish.

Caught a lot of small fish while waiting for bigger bites and so were always busy reeling something in and then around 10 minutes before we were about to head back in hooked the black marlin. Fantastic catch

Even if we had not gotten the marlin it is still highly recommended

Huge thanks to Jari and his team

Fished April 22, 2018
Jari Laakkonen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 26, 2018

Thank’s Stephen !
I can say that this was a great day for all of us.
See you !

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The boat was well equipped, and we had local skipper and deck hand, both had good local knowledge of the waters, unfortunately the owner could not join us. We had only one bit on the main lines which got away more to my lack of experience. we did find a good spot and caught many smaller snappers and barracuda, and little shark. 

The guys did drop us off on the return to swim at a local island which is a nice break for us .  Jari is very kind and friendly and even arranged to let us eat our catch at a local restaurant.
Overall we had a great of day although the big fish still waits me.

Fished August 24, 2017
Jari Laakkonen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 26, 2017

Thank you Liu for the feedback.
Hopefully your food made from your catch was also tasty.
I wish you a good vacation in Thailand.
Jari Laakkonen

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It was a great day fishing we caught over 100 mainly small fish but later Spanish mackerel and squid. We cooked the fish on a isolated beach did some swimming just a great day

Fished September 16, 2016
Jari Laakkonen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 28, 2016

Thank’s for choosing our trip. See you again !

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