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Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(30 reviews)
Singapore
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trips from $181

Seamylife

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(5 reviews)
Singapore
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Boat Charter

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(64 reviews)
Singapore
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trips from $109

Fishing with Cpt. Ron

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(110 reviews)
Sentosa

Singapore Fishing Charter (RSYC)

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(10 reviews)
Singapore
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trips from $152

Seamylife Charter

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(36 reviews)
Singapore
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Lion City Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(49 reviews)
Singapore
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Tenya Fishing – Spearfishing

Singapore

Koh Sportfishing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(2 reviews)
Singapore
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My Boat 2 Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(6 reviews)
Singapore
trips from $1,088

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Singapore

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Singapore are: Full list of top fishing charters in Singapore

The average price for a private 4 hour Singapore fishing trip is $434, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $710 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Singapore that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Singapore are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Singapore are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Singapore are:

Many fishing charters in Singapore provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Singapore are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Singapore are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $1,800
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $671
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $554
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $262
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,353
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $777
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,102
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $875
  • 11-hour fishing trips – $1,500

Originally a fishing village, Singapore is now one of the world’s most advanced metropolises. Nowadays, it can be hard to connect the city state with its beginnings. Go out on a fishing boat, though, and you get a unique view of this small but bustling country. Fishing in Singapore gets you face to face with saltwater predators and freshwater gamefish alike—and introduces you the wild side of this regulated and well-ordered society. 
 
Perched at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is made up of one large main island (Pulau Ujong) and 62 small islets. The local landscape is famous for its high rise buildings and perfectly manicured parks. But get out on the water, and you’ll be able to see a whole new story. Even today, you can still find yourself fishing and cruising past ‘kelongs,’ traditional wooden fishing huts on stilts. Bring your favorite rod and reel combo, and get ready to explore. 

Known for

Most Singapore fishing trips focus on bottom fishing or drifting around the coral reefs and shipwrecks. In general, the bottom fish bite is the most rewarding, although there are some surprises to be had on topwater, too. Look out for big Queensland Gropers, Parrotfish, Coral Trout, and Golden Snapper (Fingermark Bream). 
 
With all these islands to play with, it’s no surprise that mangroves and estuaries play a big role in the local angling scene. These produce nice catches of Barramundi and Mangrove Jack, perfect for cooking up after a long day on the water. At the same time, there are several species of Trevally around (including the prestigious GT), as well as big Queenfish, both of which will give even the most experienced anglers a run for their money.  
 
Inland, Peacock Bass and Snakehead are the exotic stars of the show. These freshwater thugs are always ready to wreak havoc on the island nation’s normally calm and disciplined lifestyle.
 
If your sights are set a little less high, you can still have a go at fishing, right at the other end of the spectrum. ‘Longkang’ fishing—the traditional practice of kids using small nets to catch even smaller fish—is an angling family’s dream come true. Although the name comes from the Malay word for ‘drain,’ this fun activity takes place in designated fishing ponds, perfect for getting kids hooked on fishing—and having a great time splashing around in the water.
 

Fishing spots in Singapore

Sentosa Island

One of Singapore’s Southern Islands, the waters around Sentosa are the perfect starting point for a local fishing trip. Expect a variety of reef fish, including the prolific Indo-Pacific Sergeant, Wrasses, and Damselfish. Mix it up by casting topwater lures for Queenfish in the outer harbor. Fishing on the island itself is prohibited, so hire a fishing charter to get the most out of the action.
 

Pulau Pawai and Pulau Sudong 

Fishing Singapore’s Southern Islands gets better the further south you go. Stop by to fish the waters near Pawai and Sudong, and you’ll see what we mean. Look out for Golden Snappers, Giant Groupers, all sorts of Trevallies, Parrotfish, and big Spanish Flag Snappers. Keep an eye open for Indian Threadfin, Trevallies, and Queenfish, too. Just make sure you don’t dock here: these islands are owned by the Singapore Armed Forces and access is prohibited. 
 

Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong

While we can’t argue with the fact that most of the fishing charter action happens to the south of the mainland, there are some excellent fishing spots in the north, too. If Barramundi’s on your list, this should be your number one destination. Golden Snappers and Groupers are also on the menu, which is just as well, as this is one of the best parts of the country to get your catch cooked on a floating restaurant after your trip. Best of all, the fishing here is available almost right from the start of your trip, so even families and beginners taking a half day excursion will have plenty of time to bend a rod. 
 

Freshwater fishing

Our top recommendation for freshwater fishing is the crystal clear waters of Bedok Reservoir. This is one of the best places in the area to catch the exotic Peacock Bass, known locally as the ‘Emperor Fish’. Its yellow color is reminiscent of royalty in these parts, and its big black tail spot conjures up images of a king’s ‘seal of approval.’ One of the few places this fish lives outside of its native Amazon waters, Singapore attracts anglers from far and wide to battle this explosive fish. 
 

Deep sea fishing

There’s a lot of fishing pressure all around Singapore, meaning local anglers will make the 5-hour drive up to Malaysia in order to sample the best deep sea fishing. Here, they fish from Kuala Rompin, where the Sailfish action is some of the best in the world.

Singapore Fishing Tips

  • Fishing in Singapore is all about corals, so everything you do will revolve around avoiding the dreaded ‘sangkut’ (snagging). Most charters have their own way of getting around this, and will give you expert tuition on the best local secrets for drift fishing over coral and rock formations for the local heavyweights: Parrotfish, Grouper, Triggerfish, and Snapper.

  • It’s common to go bottom fishing at night for Grouper—while these trips are usually longer and more expensive, they pay off in terms of the quality and quantity of the catch.

  • If you’re looking for more of a challenge, practice jigging for Queenfish and Trevally. If you hang out with enough local fishing ‘kakis,’ you’ll probably hear them talking about Madai jigging. This technique imitates an octopus moving along the bottom of the sea and can be ruthlessly effective.

  • Looking for the most genuine experience out there? Don’t miss trying traditional handline fishing around the reefs. This will test you to the limit!

Need to know

Where you can fish on Singapore’s islands is strictly controlled. Look out for ‘designated fishing areas’—if you fish in a ‘no fishing’ area, you risk a hefty fine. For instance, it is not allowed to fish on Singapore’s popular Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon). 
 
Artificials are your only option for freshwater fishing in Singapore’s reservoirs: using natural bait may result in a fine of up to $3000. It's also not allowed to fly fish in most areas. 
 
Singapore fishing charters do not typically provide fishing gear for their customers, although some may have some you can use for a nominal rental fee. Bait may or may not be provided for you. You do not need to purchase a fishing license. 
 
If all these regulations are a bit much to comprehend, don’t worry: English is the official language here so you won’t have trouble asking the locals to help you understand what you can and can’t do. So just pack your bags and get ready to catch some fish!
Singapore
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25050 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January is right in the middle of Singapore’s monsoon season. This means rain—and a lot of it. Most charters are not fishing the regional waters but you do still find great night fishing trips in the Southern Islands.

February

The country’s getting excited about Chinese New Year celebrations. If you can tear a charter guide away from their friends and family, expect lots of Snappers and Groupers, and you may get a Mackerel, too.

March

March means one thing in Singapore: the beginning of spring. The northeast monsoon season is over, so expect consistently warm temperatures matched with red hot fishing. Look for Mackerel, Grouper, Snappers, and more.

April
The fishing is on top form, with Mackerel, Barracuda, Grouper, Parrot Fish, Coral Trout and many more on the cards over reefs and wrecks. Giant Trevally, Queenfish, and Barramundi are also brightening up the day.
May
The excellent fishing continues: show off your skills at the Raffles Marina Boat Fishing Competition. This is one of the best times of the year to catch Barramundi.
June
As always, the weather is hot in Singapore. Don’t let that put you off though, as Golden Snapper and Barramundi are being caught by the dozen. Get your catch cooked at a floating restaurant and enjoy your time by the cooling water.
July
Expect a diverse bite around the Southern Islands at this time of year. Coral Trout, Groupers, Snappers, Sweetlips, Perch, Bream, Parrot fish, and Trevallies are all on the chew. Can’t decide what to target? We don’t blame you!
August
If you’re looking to add a new fish to your list of species, head to the Southern Islands for Spanish Flag Snapper. This is also a good time of year for Parrotfish. On land, there may be a haze from Indonesian bushfires.
September
Just in case there wasn’t already enough variety for you, Cobia’s in town. These big fish can put up a good fight—and even better eating. This is also peak season for big Parrotfish.
October
September’s excellent fishing continues, with Spanish Flag Snappers, Bream, Parrotfish and Golden Snapper all making up the to-catch list.
November
Make the most of the excellent bottom fishing before monsoon season sets in. This is prime time for Grouper fishing around the Southern Islands.
December
Monsoon season starts up, bringing with it strong North winds. If this doesn’t stop you heading out, expect to find Spanish Flag Snappers and Coral Trout. Sagais (Trevally) are also biting well.

Singapore Fishing Calendar

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Fishing on boat is a great experience, better chance to catch bigger fish than fishing on the beach or jetty. Give a try.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fishing on boat is a great experience, better chance to catch bigger fish than fishing on the beach or jetty. Give a try.
Dannie  H.
Dannie H. Singapore
Being a local Singaporean, this is a good way to explore more about what Singapore can offer besides the shopping and eating on mainland :)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Being a local Singaporean, this is a good way to explore more about what Singapore can offer besides the shopping and eating on mainland :)
Gladwyn  T.
Gladwyn T. Singapore
I was told by the captain that the larger fish will tend to come into Singapore from Sep to Nov. There is a lot of marine traffic so the fishing area is relatively limited.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I was told by the captain that the larger fish will tend to come into Singapore from Sep to Nov. There is a lot of marine traffic so the fishing area is relatively limited.
Philip  Y.
Philip Y. Singapore
Bring sunblock, be kind to the guide and fish only what you need as Singapore is not a famous fishing ground. Go for kayak fishing fever to experience a whole new side of fishing! and to support the local young man and his passion!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunblock, be kind to the guide and fish only what you need as Singapore is not a famous fishing ground. Go for kayak fishing fever to experience a whole new side of fishing! and to support the local young man and his passion!
Denise  A.
Denise A. Rocklea, Queensland
It's really hot which makes the waters warm. So the fishes are definitely biting!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's really hot which makes the waters warm. So the fishes are definitely biting!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Beechboro, Western Australia
Drift fishing while working the bottom with lures and bait is the most effective method of offshore fishing in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Drift fishing while working the bottom with lures and bait is the most effective method of offshore fishing in Singapore
Singapore  F.  C.
Singapore F. C. Singapore, 01
Yes! Singapore is a great place to year round, the season and weather stays pretty much the same. I heard there is a monsoon season near the end of the year
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! Singapore is a great place to year round, the season and weather stays pretty much the same. I heard there is a monsoon season near the end of the year
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Singapore, Central Singapore Community Development Council
You got to take a boat out and fish around structures or reefs. The areas around jetties are barren from overfishing and Singapore does not a recreational fishing body that ensures there are fish for recreational purpose. You can cram onto a boat with 10 other people or try kayak fishing (see Fever.sg for my review, highly recommend it).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You got to take a boat out and fish around structures or reefs. The areas around jetties are barren from overfishing and Singapore does not a recreational fishing body that ensures there are fish for recreational purpose. You can cram onto a boat with 10 other people or try kayak fishing (see Fever.sg for my review, highly recommend it).
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Wembley, Western Australia

Boat Charter
Boat Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
It was a very fun half-day trip with capt Gali and Bhai. The ship and equipment are in good condition, capt and the crew is experienced and patient. We managed to catch some fish, recommend going with them.
子琪  刘.
子琪 刘. Singapore
Boat Charter
Boat Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
The experience with Captain Galiston was like none other. He was very welcoming and helpful amidst our adventures amongst the southern coast of Singapore. His knowledge of ideal fishing spots was spectacular and we even landed a PR Tusk Fish! Needless to say the trip was a memory to be cherished and I encourage any and all to come aboard Captain Galiston's Ship.
Joel  S.
Joel S. Singapore
Seamylife Charter
Seamylife Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Nothing more one can wish for. A full day of happiness and laughter. Captain Tiger was really helpful and made our beginner fishing experience great. 10/10 will only book him again and no one else 🥹🥰
Chloe  C.
Chloe C. Singapore
Lion City Fishing Charters
Lion City Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
This was my first time fishing in Singapore and although we didn’t catch anything, it was still a fun experience. My 7 year old and I did a night trip, and the cooler temperatures were a huge bonus for us not used to to heat and humidity of the region. The rental gear was in good shape and fit for purpose. We got a handful of nibbles throughout the trip, but never got anything to take the bait. The night aspect definitely added a layer of excitement, and wouldnt hesitate to do it again.
Alan  G.
Alan G. Seattle, Washington
Seamylife Charter
Seamylife Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(36 reviews)
We are fishing enthusiasts and had a very specific plan in mind. Captain Tiger figured out a plan and did a great job helping us. We did a night trip and fished from land during the day. He helped us get take out from the marina there. Very friendly and helpful too. If you’re in Singapore and want to fish. He’s the guy!
Dominick  P.
Dominick P. Pompano Beach, FL
Seamylife Charter
Seamylife Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(36 reviews)
My friend and I wanted to catch a verity of smaller fish. We document them and our travels. The captain took us to a variety of spots and got us a got mix of small reef fish. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. Good at boat handling too!
Dominick  P.
Dominick P. Pompano Beach, FL
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Very impressed with the boat especially the crew, very friendly highly recommend!!!
John  Y.
John Y. Singapore
Seamylife
Seamylife
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Tiger is super accommodating and makes sure that everyone is having a good time. No time wasted on spots that were not yielding any bites, he would move to other locations pretty quickly! All in all 10/10 good trip. Will book again!
Ryan  S.
Ryan S. Singapore
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing charter in Sentosa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Captain Ron was really friendly, helpful, and always strive to make our trip enjoyable. He is so approacheable and gives beginner angler like me a sense of confidence. We caught big grouper thanks to him. Will look forward to have another trip with him.
Victor  C.
Victor C. Singapore
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing charter in Sentosa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Booked a half day trip with Captain Ron a week in advance, and had an absolutely awesome trip with him! Captain Ron was very punctual, friendly and knowledgeable about the fishing spots around Sentosa island. He taught us how to setup our rods and how to catch fish, and we caught a good number of fish, even a rare Coral Trout too. We are very, very happy with our experience with Captain Ron, and will definitely be back for another trip!
Hung  Y.  H.
Hung Y. H. Kampong Pasir Ris
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing charter in Sentosa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Captain ron is very knowledgeable everything about fishing! Overall had a great bonding time with my partner and out in the sea!
Priscilia  W.
Priscilia W. Singapore
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Wonderful half-day fishing (and some catching too!) with Ken and Calvin. Friendly and funny, the captains kept us entertained and looking for bites. Fantastic birthday morning on the Ocean Blue!
Lee  A.  S.
Lee A. S. Singapore
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Experience was great and the fish that we caught and cooked for lunch was great!
Jansen  K.
Jansen K. Singapore
Boat Charter
Boat Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Galiston and Mus (hired fishing instructor) and were lucky to catch some fish during the full day fishing trip (us being absolute beginners). The Captain is equipped with helpful fish-finding gear and was really well organised with the bits and bobs we required. The Captain runs a tight ship and I will not hesitate to recommend him.
Andrew  S.
Andrew S. Singapore
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing charter in Sentosa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
Had a great day with my 2 young kids with Captain Ron. Highly recommended!
Ronan  H.
Ronan H. Singapore
Boat Charter
Boat Charter
Fishing charter in Singapore
Very good
4.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Both Galiston and his crew were friendly and patient, and looked after the kids well. Fun trip out. Managed to bag 2 fishes, one of which was a 1.3kg tuskfish. Better to bring along own extra reels/rods as well.
Lisa  C.
Lisa C. Singapore
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing charter in Sentosa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
We had a great day of fishing. Not great weather and some rain which kept the fish down but captain Ron never stopped trying and made a successful day for all.
Dennis  B.
Dennis B. Singapore
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Singapore Fishing Charter (Sentosa)
Fishing charter in Singapore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Fantastic trip! Everything is well above expectations. Anjan and Ken were friendly and very knowledgeable. Food was good and more then we are able to finish. All of us enjoyed the trip and would definitely recommend them to be your Captain! Excellent job ! Thank you !
Steven  O.
Steven O. Singapore
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing with Cpt. Ron
Fishing charter in Sentosa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
We had an afternoon boat fishing trip with 3 children. Cpt Ron is very friendly and approachable to kids, kindly teaching them A to Z not only how to fish, but also about many others especially on safety. Weather was good and we brought in a good catch of fish. Overall, it was a really enjoyable afternoon! Many thanks Cpt Ron!
Shunsuke  C.
Shunsuke C. Singapore
Seamylife
Seamylife
Fishing charter in Singapore
Very good
4.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Even though there were some hiccups in the bookings, thankfully it was sorted out. Our family enjoyed the trip and the experience of catching fish out on the sea. Tiger was very accommodating and helpful esp to first timers like us. I will definitely book Seamylife for our family's next fishing escapade.
Rhea  P.
Rhea P. Singapore