Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

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 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,125
    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 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,100
    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 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,000
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    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 the Captain

Howard Wilson
Wichit, Thailand
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Thai built MFV (Commercial) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 400HP Hino engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
60 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

Customer Reviews

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The Queen coming home
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
73%
Friendly captain
82%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Miho S.
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One Day Trip to Racha Yai

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Racha Yai on August 16, 2018
First of all, I highly recommend joining this fishing trip. My boyfriend and I had a great time on a boat under great sunny...
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Racha Yai on February 8, 2018
Captain Howard was sick but made an effort to meet me and made arrangements for another captain, the trip was not delayed,...
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Great day for all of us

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Racha Yai on July 3, 2017
My son and I visited Thailand to celebrate his graduation. We joined my brother who lives there and spent 3 days in Phuket...
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Racha Yai on February 9, 2018
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...
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Riga, RIX
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Racha Yai on December 30, 2019
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FAQs about Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin

Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip - Racha Yai (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per day per group - 3 Days 2 Nights - 4 PAX (3 days)
  • $1,100 per day per group - 2 Days 1 Night - Similan 4 PAX (2 days)
  • $1,125 per day per group - 4 Days 3 Night - Similan 4 PAX (4 days)

When you book a trip with Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair (Lee's Fighting chair from Miami)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gottcha Big Game - M/V Queen Marlin include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo