Fish Hunter

Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Based out of the bustling Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the Sabah state in Malaysia, Fish Hunter charters offer you the opportunity to get a taste of the great fishing the area has to offer - as well as of the delicious fresh fish that otherwise you could only find in the area’s thronging market stalls.

Measuring 70 ft, the Fish Hunter can take up to twelve guests on single or multi-day trips. With twelve bunk beds on board, as well as a bathroom with a shower and a kitchen stocked with beverages and snacks, this boat is ready to spend days in the open sea and has plenty of room for everyone to wet their lines.

While the crew aboard the Fish Hunter cannot guarantee the size of fish that you will catch, they do guarantee that you will have a great Malaysian fishing experience. Perfect the art of deep sea fishing, jigging, and bottom fishing, and be in with the chance of catching species such as Coral Trout, Golden Trevally, Tuna, Giant Trevally, and Wahoo, as well as a variety of Jacks, Snappers, and Groupers.

If you have your own fishing gear you are welcome to bring it with you, but if you don’t, that isn’t a problem. Fish Hunter Charters will provide you with everything you need for the price of $50 per set. They will also provide drinks and food on the boat so you will never go hungry, all of which is included in the price.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 12 persons
    Deep Sea Fishing, Jigging or Bottom Fishing for species such as Amberjack, Fingermark Bream, Coral Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Trevally, Wahoo, and Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1000
    up to 12 persons / day
    2-4 day trips. On 2 day trips fish the Barrier Shoal, Mengalun Island, Mentanani Island, and the St. Joseph Oil Field. 3 day trips go to Tembunggo Oil Field, Karang-Karang, Sejali, Dolphin Bank, and Emerald Shoal, while 4 day trips go to the Big Bonanza Shoal and the Samarang Bank. Possible target species are Amberjack. Fingermark Bream, Coral Trout, Grouper, Snapper, Trevally, Wahoo, and Mackerel. Food and drinks are included for the whole group, and fishing equipment can be hired at $50 per set.
  • Private trip
    Short Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 12 persons
    Fish around Memutik, Manukan, Sapi and Gaya Island. It is not possible to guarantee you will be able to catch the same quality of fish on these trips as you can catch on full day or overnight trips, however they can be a fun way of catching some small fish. Fishing equipment can be hired at $50 per set.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Fingermark)
Coral Trout
Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)
Trevally (Bigeye)

Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Locally built boat (Other) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Mitsubishi engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

70 ft
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Kota Kinabalu to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Crew Keeps Catch


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

John Tam
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Member since April 2016
With a background in civil engineering, Captain John decided to follow his dreams and become a charter boat captain. Fishing is his lifestyle, and he loves to share his passion for the water with guests who come aboard his boat.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 100%