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!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 30 Apr
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 Giant Trevally, 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!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Trevally (Bluefin)
Trevally (Giant)
Triggerfish (Gray)


Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 60HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 11 knots.

29 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Qutub Taher
Havelock Island, India
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!
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