Phuket Fishing Charters

Sunrise Road
Tambon Chalong, Thailand

Phuket Fishing Charters offers budget priced full day fishing trips to the Racha Islands. Come aboard a Thai fishing boat with an experienced local crew. They may be a little shy, but they are friendly and eager to show you the best that these crystal clear waters have to offer!

You will fish aboard a 44’ Thai fishing boat powered by a 220 HP Hino Diesel engine. This vessel is spacious, sea worthy, and functional. While simple in design, it comes equipped for some serious fishing. On board you will find outriggers and a fighting chair to help you reel in big game fish. This boat caters to your comfort and relaxation, as well. The fly bridge gives you a chance to take in surrounding views and an onboard toilet ensures that you won’t sacrifice your comfort while away from shore. There is room for up to 12 passengers on board and children are welcome.

You will be transported to the Racha Islands, where you can bottom fish the surrounding area for tasty treats like Grouper. On the way there you will troll for pelagic species. These waters are home to many prizes, including Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Barracuda.

If you are less of a fisherman and more of an explorer, you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the midst of hundreds of brilliantly colored reef fish. Or stay on board and bask in the tropical scenery and endless photo opportunities. Your trip includes a lunch of fried rice, meat, fresh tropical fruit, and fresh fish if caught by the crew that day. You may bring alcohol on board.

Phuket Fishing Charters provides all fishing gear and insurance. Free transportation from the Chalong area is available. Multiple boats are available for hire to accommodate larger groups. You will be contacted after booking to discuss the details of your trip. 

Next time you find yourself on vacation in Phuket, be sure to treat yourself to this affordable yet spectacular adventure!

Phuket Fishing Charters offers budget priced full day fishing trips to the Racha Islands. Come aboard a Thai fishing boat with an experienced local crew. They may be a little shy, but they are friendly and eager to show you the best that these crysta


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  • Racha Noi Island (9-12 PAX)
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 664 private charter
  • Racha Noi Island (5-8 PAX)
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 604 private charter
  • Racha Yai Island (9-12 PAX)
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 543 private charter
  • Racha Noi Island (4 PAX)
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 543 private charter
  • Racha Yai Island (5-8 PAX)
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 483 private charter
  • Racha Yai Island (4 PAX)
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 422 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Thai Local (Cruiser) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 220HP Hino Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
12 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Racha Islands trolling
Reef Fishing
Bottom fishing
Fishing Techniques
Trolling
Trolling is the most successful method in Phuket.
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Marlin (Black)
 
Sailfish

 
Tuna (Dogtooth)
 
Tuna (Skipjack)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
6 trolling lines are set and hand lines for bottom
Live Bait
Lures
No charge for lost lures.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled water and soft drink, alcohol byo.
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fresh local fruits, fried rice, chicken
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Tambon Chalong to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Must purchase a properly fitting vest for them
 
You Keep Catch
Take a fish back to hotel for dinner
 
Crew Keeps Catch
Crew can provide for families or sell.
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Bill fish should be photographed and released.
Payment

15% 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 Charter Operator

Phuket Fishing Charters
Tambon Chalong, Thailand
Member since July 2017
Phuket fishing charters works with local Thai fishermen to provide professional and affordable fishing trips to customers from far and wide. Trips to the Racha Islands are run by Prasert Fishing Charters, one of the very first fishing charter companies in Phuket. It is a family run business that has been operating in the area for more than 25 years.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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The Captain and crew were very helpful and pleasant.  I my only disappointment was that we did very little bottom fishing and that was my point for going fishing, wanted to fish for grouper and other rock fish.  The trolling was an added bonus. The only other surprise was that we paid 1000.00 Baht to take a long boat to shore a 3 minute ride.  The advertisement led you to believe that the additional cost would be for snorkeling or any other activity on the island.  But all in all it was a good trip.  We just did not know what to expect and in what order things would occur.

Fished November 5, 2017
Phuket Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 30, 2017

Hi Leslie,
Thanks for your time to write a review of your day.
Regarding the fishing, most fishing in Phuket is by trolling for pelagics. Bottom fishing is possible of course however this is very dependant on tides and conditions. Also the good bottom fishing is far out so we need to be aware of your wishes so we can head further out towards Racha Noi island.
The cost to transfer to the beach is not part of our business, this was made clear to you that if you wished to do this, you had to pay the extra directly to that local. Yes, it is expensive but we at Phuket Fishing Charters have no control. Last year the Racha Yai locals were charging only 300-500 baht return. The snorkeling from the beach around the headland is quite nice, I am not sure why you didn’t do this as mask and snorkels are available on the boat.
I am glad you had a nice day anyway, and I am sure that you found it exceptional value for the price.
See you next time!

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There were 7 of us who went on the fishing trip ran by Phrezer. We had a fun time fishing. We caught 4 tuna, one large green fish and I think a barracuda. We also lost a little sailfish while reeling it in. The steel line snapped in half. Unfortunately the wave were a little bit rough. Half of my group were sea sick despite having taking anti-nausea medication. The two crewmen and the captain were friendly and helpful. I would recommend the trip if you are not prone to sea sickness.

Fished October 30, 2017
Phuket Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 31, 2017

Hi Steve, Thanks for your time to review your day yesterday. The large green fish you mentioned is called a Dorado or Dolfin Fish. These are a favorite eating fish too!
Of course, a helpful and friendly Captain and crew are essential for a good day and I have selected the best performers in Phuket over the last 12 years to provide my guests with a memorable day.
You probably noticed that my company is certified by Asia Pacific Tourism Awards as top quality and good value which helps us stand out from the others.
I wish to thank Fishing Booker for their seamless and professional assistance throughout the booking process which also made your day.
A note for readers regarding the seasickness problem. So often those who start to feel queasy go inside and lay down. It is best to stay outside and watch the horizon or objects far from the boat. Also and most important is for those who are susceptible to motion sickness, to have breakfast but avoiding any oily foods, butter, dairy, bacon, fried foods. This makes a huge difference.
The last one is to take the medication at least 30 minutes before getting on the boat.
See you next visit Steve!
Cheers

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