Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper

When it comes to ample angling opportunities, Havelock Island, part of India’s Andaman Islands, might not be the first place you think of. So why should you travel to this little-known location? Well, the fish are huge, the waters plentiful, and the scenery stunning – and with experienced, knowledgable Captain Qutub Taher at the helm, Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing offers the perfect introduction to what lies beneath these waters!

Capt. Qutub moved to this island while working for a Grouper fish export company – however, he found fishing itself much more exciting, so decided to trade in his day job to become captain of his own charter company! He specializes in running trips that target huge saltwater species, and are suitable for anglers of all skill levels. As well as plenty of angling action, Capt. Qutub offers guests the chance to explore these crystal-clear waters from below – snorkeling gear is provided on each trip!

You’ll be traveling on board the “Snapper,” a 29’ custom-built center console. She can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests, making her the perfect choice for a family vacation, or groups of anglers who want to settle some scores. She’s decked out with GPS and fishfinder to get you to the hottest spots, as well as life jackets in a variety of sizes. You’ll also be treated to a local-style Indian lunch on board your vessel, as well as snacks and drinks.

Capt. Qutub specializes in taking his guests out to explore the inshore and nearshore waters of Havelock Island – they’re home to a huge host of world-famous fish, so you’ll really be spoilt for choice! Get ready to troll and pop for Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Wahoo, Barracuda, and more, as well as bottom fishing for a variety of Grouper. Never fished before? Don’t worry! Your captain will be on hand to show you the ropes.

Your trip includes rods, reels, bait, tackle, and a fishing license. Come aboard Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing and discover the Indian Ocean’s best-kept secret!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Snapper – Full Day Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $450
    Join your captain on this 8-hour trip, where you'll have the chance to explore the waters of Havelock and its surrounding islands! You'll come face-to-gills with a huge host of world famous species, including Mahi Mahi, GT, hard-fighting Wahoo, Barracuda, a variety of Grouper, and more. You'll be trying out a range of techniques, including popping, spinning, and jigging for bottom fish. Your trip includes a traditional-style Indian lunch, snacks, drinks, fishing gear, and a license for all guests!

FAQs about Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper

Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $40 per person after 4 guests - Snapper – Full Day Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Included on every trip
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Feel free to bring your own!)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Indian food, rice and veggies)

Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Hook’s Sportfishing – Snapper include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Garfish
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Qutub Taher
Havelock, India
5 Customer reviews
Member since May 2014
I came to the Andaman Islands from Bangalore to work for a Grouper fish export company, and just fell in love with the Islands. I found sportfishing to be much more satisfying than the company work, and decided to start a charter for sportfishing called Captain Hook's Sportfishing! My wife and I work together to ensure that our charter is operated as a fishing enthusiast's outfit rather then a business – this allows our passion to shine through. We also operate a fishing lodge at the sea shore on Havelock Island, where we are based. Come aboard and get ready to explore these waters with us. Tight lines!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Garfish Garfish
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 100HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

29 ft
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Snorkeling Equipment
Included on every trip
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Feel free to bring your own!
Live Bait
Soft drinks and water
First Mate
Fishing License
Indian food, rice and veggies

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
5 years and up
You Keep Catch
Two fish under 10 kg according to local law
Catch and Release Allowed
All Fish
Catch and Release Mandatory
Only damaged or 1 small fish can be kept


Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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:

Bank Transfer

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