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 (equipment rental available for 100 Baht per person). 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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Racha Noi Island (9-12 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 660
    up to 12 persons
    This package is for 9 to 12 passengers. You will depart from Chalong Bay at 8:30am. Once past Coral Island, up to 6 trolling lines will be set for the cruise to Racha Noi. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful island bay, where you can enjoy your view of this pristine, uninhabited island. Then you will be able to head out to the bottom fishing spots or enjoy swimming and snorkeling. No ferry boats are available but you may swim to shore if you would like to. You will return to the pier at 5:00pm.
  • Private trip
    Racha Noi Island (5-8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 12 persons
    This package is for 5 to 8 passengers. You will depart at 8:30 am out of Chalong Bay, trolling up to 6 lines as you cruise to the Racha Noi area. The water there is very deep and you can target big game fish. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful island bay. Keen fishermen can head out to the bottom fishing spots while holiday makers can enjoy swimming and snorkeling. You can swim to shore if you would like, but please note that no ferry boats are available. You will return to the pier at 5:00pm.
  • Private trip
    Racha Noi Island (4 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 540
    up to 12 persons
    The boat departs at 8:30 am out of Chalong Bay. Once past Coral Island, up to 6 trolling lines will be set for the cruise to the Racha Noi area. The water there is very deep and you can target bigger fish. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful island bay, where you can swim and snorkel. Keen fishermen can head out to the bottom fishing spots. Racha Noi is uninhabited and the only way to reach shore is to swim there, if you would like to. Boat returns to the pier at 5:00pm. Package is for up to 4 passengers.
  • Private trip
    Racha Yai Island (9-12 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 540
    up to 12 persons
    This package is for 9 to 12 passengers. On this trip you will depart Chalong Pier around 8:30am and head out of scenic Chalong Bay. Up to 6 trolling lines will be set for the cruise to the Racha Island area. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful island bay. You can head out to the bottom fishing spots, or you can swim and snorkel. You may hire a local longtail boat for a small fee and head to shore. You will return to the pier at 5:00pm.
  • Private trip
    Racha Yai Island (5-8 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 480
    up to 12 persons
    This package is for groups of 5 to 8 passengers. You will depart Chalong Pier around 8:30am. Once past Coral Island, up to 6 trolling lines will be set along the way to the Racha Island area. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful island bay where you can snorkel and swim. Keen fishermen can head out to the bottom fishing spots. A longtail boat is available for hire if you would like a ride to shore. You will return to the pier at 5:00pm.
  • Private trip
    Racha Yai Island (4 PAX)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 420
    up to 12 persons
    You will depart Chalong Pier around 8:30am and head out of scenic Chalong Bay. Once past Coral Island, up to 6 trolling lines will be set for the cruise to the Racha Island area. You will enjoy lunch in a beautiful island bay where you can swim and snorkel. Keen fishermen can head out to the bottom fishing spots. You may take a longtail boat to shore for a small fee. You will return to the pier at 5:00pm. This package can accommodate 4 passengers maximum.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Black)
Sailfish
Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Lunch

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

About the Charter Operator

Phuket Fishing Charters
Tambon Chalong, Thailand
Member since July 2017
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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

4.13 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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A very cheap full day trip on our own private boat with just my son and I. The captain and deckhand were great. Helpful and friendly. The sashimi tuna for lunch was amazing. A lovely snorkelling spot after lunch too. The boat is simple but comfortable and very sturdy in a big storm we experienced on the trip back.

Fished July 5, 2018
Phuket Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 6, 2018

Hi Leonie,
Thankyou for your kind words. The Captains, crew and boats I have chosen from years of experience here, so often make me proud to be associated with them. These budget services are not “fancy” however for these prices are terrific value for a day on the water that every visitor to Phuket should try.
Phuket Fishing Charters is the top charter boat operator in Phuket as Asia Pacific Tourism Awards accredited and we will all try our best to hold this prestigeous position.
I do hope to see you and your son next visit, leonie.
Cheers
Steve A

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Only don’t have ant big fish!

Fished April 28, 2018
Phuket Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 9, 2018

Thank you for your time to review your day with Phuket Fishing Charters. Although we still hook up the bigger fish from time to time, March and April have days that the big fish stay down deep as the surface temperature is quite warm. I see you had a good day though and your high recommendation is appreciated.
As a member of APACTO, the Asia Pacific Tourism Organization and winner in the top 3 Charters in Phuket for the Asia Pacific Thailand Tourism Awards, your review will give strong support for us to hold this position.
A big thankyou also to FishingBooker for their professional assistance.

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Fished February 6, 2018
Phuket Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 6, 2018

Thanks Crystal for the excellent rating for your day fishing with us yesterday. This high rating will help Phuket Fishing Charters maintain our Asia Pacific Tourism Award certification.
From myself, our staff, drivers, Captains and crews all the best and see you next time.

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