Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

(11) In high demand!
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.

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 guid

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • 4 Days 3 Night - Similan 4 PAX
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 4 day minimum, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1125 private charter / day
  • 2 Days 1 Night - Similan 4 PAX
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 2 day minimum, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter / day
  • 3 Days 2 Nights - 4 PAX
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 3 day minimum, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000 private charter / day
  • Full Day Trip - Racha Yai
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Rainbow Runner

Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Bluefin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Billfish

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

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: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.18 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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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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Description of trip is a scam. We fished for about a total of maybe 4-5 hours. No hook ups at all. The fishing waters in the area have been cleaned out by commercial net trollers. We were taken to a crowded cove with no reef or fish to view while “snorkeling”. The lunch was good and the local Thai first mate did his job. However, the captain basically got drunk, insulted my daughter multiple times. If you waste your time and money on this trip, then you area obviously the world’s biggest moron. Buyer beware!!!

Fished November 23, 2017
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 25, 2017

Hi Robert,
First I am a bit surprised that a proffestional like youself had some really bad things to say about me and did not say anything during the trip ?????
We started the trip at just past 8am and started fishing 20 minutes out from our base and finished just after 4.30 coming back into the marine park ! less the 1hour for lunch tha’ts 7 plus hours were I come from.
The weather was not in our favor as I told you and seeing most of your family had sea sick patches on I decided to run with the sea to give a smoother ride for everyone ,
In doing so I did tell you that we would miss some of the fishing ground we normally fish ???
The bay we went to was the only option we had due to the weather ( thats why there was so many boats there ).
we cannot anchor on coral ( fine up to 100.000 baht and a jail sentence ) so I had no option for you to swim in any other area due to sea conditions and as the bay was full I could not take the boat safely into the reefs were most of the fish are ! ( out of my control ) This is a safety issue to you and your group.
As to insulting your daughter I cannot belive you have sed that ? I did ask qustions about things she thought she new about but really did not so clarified here and explained several topics she was unclear about !!! This is a positive aproach and sometimes can be a little blured if you find that your information was incorrect !
As to been drunk Ha Ha Ha.
I had 15 beers on the boat ( As you did not bring any for your trip ) and shared them with YOU and your family so you got that ALL Wrong.
maybe it was the beer that made you right such a bad report ! Please read other reviews !!
There is nothing like your review on any of them.
As to fishing we can only try to do our best to catch fish !!!!!!!
I do not control the Thai waters, there commical fishing boats or the like but I do respect the Thai Laws and can only fish were that states !!!

Enjoy your holiday and dont drink to many Tigers ( BEERS )

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Fished October 20, 2017
Howard Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 27, 2017

Thanks Julian,
Yes was great fun and enjoyed the day with you.
A Plesure to have had you on board.
Tight Lines me matey

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