Thailand Fishing Charters

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Top Thailand Destinations

Thailand: 33 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(36 reviews)
Chalong
trips from US $404
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(65 reviews)
Chalong
trips from US $512
Tambon Lam Kaen
trips from US $1,712
Very good
3.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Pattaya
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(7 reviews)
Bangkok
trips from US $210
Very good
3.8 / 5
(15 reviews)
Pattaya
trips from US $294
Pa Klok
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Bangkok
trips from US $256
Ratchaburi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Thailand

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Thailand fishing trip is US $1,098, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $566 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Thailand are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Thailand are:

Many fishing charters in Thailand 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 Thailand are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Thailand are:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $10,960
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $19,000
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $28,285
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $25,000
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $23,000
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $9,067

Fishing in Thailand

If there's a place in the world that can cater to every type of angler, it's Thailand. From saltwater game fish to some of the most varied freshwater giants, these waters have it all. You just need to find the right Thailand fishing charter and you'll be set for one of the wildest angling adventures on the planet.

With access to both the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, deep sea enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice. In these waters, you'll have the opportunity to reel in everything from Giant Trevally, Snapper, and Grouper to Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish. For the best angling, depart from Phuket or Khao Lak and explore the bountiful FADs located offshore in the Andaman Sea.

But as great as Thailand's saltwater fishing is, the freshwater action is even more intense. That’s all thanks to the various resort lakes and private ponds you'll find across the country. These are stocked with some of the biggest and most diverse fish in the world.

Among others, Thailand's resort lakes are full of South American species such as Redtail Catfish and Arapaima. There are also Giant Mekong Catfish, huge Siamese Carp, Alligator Gar, Chao Phraya Catfish, and more. What's best though is that these fish are extremely well taken care of. Because of this, they grow to IGFA record-worthy sizes.

Besides saltwater fishing, the island of Phuket is also home to freshwater lakes where you can wrestle the aforementioned giants. Bangkok also has numerous fishing parks, and there are guides who'll offer to meet you there and transport you to the fisheries outside major cities. In Thailand, it's all about finding the right fishing guide.

Rules & Regulations

Anglers fishing in Thailand don't have to purchase fishing licenses. However, angling is prohibited in areas designated as marine parks. Resort lakes also operate under their own rules that you'll have to follow.

Thailand
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 28582 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Thailand Fishing Seasons

January

January is when most people come to Thailand—and for good reason. The weather is perfect, with temperatures a comfortable 20-30°C (around 70-85°F). It's also peak fishing season, so get out on the water!

February

The weather and fishing remain excellent, but the crowds start to thin. This could make February the finest month for fishing in Thailand. Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, and Mahi Mahi are all biting at their best.

March

The temperature on land is heating up, so you're going to want to head to the water. Giant Trevally is getting more and more rewarding to fish for, while Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin are still as good as ever for big game anglers. 

April

April is when Thai people celebrate New Year so enjoy the celebrations before cooling down on the water. Or, get away from it all and go south of Racha Noi to jig for Giant Trevally. Other game fish will also be biting.

May

The monsoon season hits Thailand. This is not the time for sunbathing, but most exotics in the fishing lakes are loving the break from the heat. Look out for Arapaima, Giant Mekong, and Redtail Catfish.

June

The south sees a slightly lower amount of rainfall this month, which can make for some more enjoyable fishing. Sailfish are caught out of Phuket in large numbers but be prepared for choppy waters.

July

Rain picks up along the Andaman coast, but this doesn't put off the Sailfish or the anglers chasing after them. Most charters won't be operating in the Gulf of Thailand until September but lake fishing remains solid.

August

The brief interlude in the rainy season is over for sure. August is as wet as it comes in Thailand. But the Arapaima, Carp, and Redtail Catfish love it, and it doesn't put Sailfish or Wahoo off swimming the Andaman Sea, either!

September

The rain starts to die down, especially in the north of the country (although Bangkok is still getting plenty of it). The Gulf of Thailand opens up for business again and Mahi Mahi and Wahoo are biting better than ever.

October

Saltwater fishing starts to pick up for real and will remain good until January. Head to Koh Kut in the Gulf of Thailand for large numbers of Sailfish. Beware of some rain around the islands.

November

Tourist season starts to pick up in Phuket and the beaches will stay busy until April. Expect good weather and great fishing, with Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi all biting—not to mention all the exotics in the lakes.

December

If all you want for Christmas is beautiful weather and excellent fishing, come to Thailand. Expect sunshine, Billfish, freshwater predators, and more. Almost every fish is in season, so come down and enjoy the show!

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What anglers said about fishing in Thailand

Go with this captain and crew you won't be disappointed if the fish are bitting you will catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with this captain and crew you won't be disappointed if the fish are bitting you will catch
Beluga Fishing Tours
Beluga Fishing Tours
Happy to recommend this guide to any inspiring anglers, as his knowledge and door to door service from my hotel makes things easy, particularly when you are bringing your own gear!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Happy to recommend this guide to any inspiring anglers, as his knowledge and door to door service from my hotel makes things easy, particularly when you are bringing your own gear!
BKK Fishing Tour – 1 Day Wild Snakehead
BKK Fishing Tour – 1 Day Wild Snakehead
Just don't set your expectations too high but we had a blast and caught over 30 fish all together. Just nothing big.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just don't set your expectations too high but we had a blast and caught over 30 fish all together. Just nothing big.
Beluga Fishing Tours
Beluga Fishing Tours
Definatley a family trip with kids The bottom fishing was none stop and bery easy for kids
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definatley a family trip with kids The bottom fishing was none stop and bery easy for kids
Beluga Fishing Tours
Beluga Fishing Tours
Be patient but know there’s looks of fish here. Know the seasons and conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient but know there’s looks of fish here. Know the seasons and conditions.
Beluga Fishing Tours
Beluga Fishing Tours
Overall good but it is still the raining season so I prefer Dec/Jan with better/cooler weather
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall good but it is still the raining season so I prefer Dec/Jan with better/cooler weather
BKK Fishing Tour – Snakehead Pond Fishing
BKK Fishing Tour – Snakehead Pond Fishing
Rough sea in the morning, calm and flat in the afternoon. Shallow water avg 40m
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rough sea in the morning, calm and flat in the afternoon. Shallow water avg 40m
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel San Diego, CA
Be ready to feel the burn on your arms the next day from fighting these awesome fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to feel the burn on your arms the next day from fighting these awesome fish
Arapaima Monster Fishing Phuket
Arapaima Monster Fishing Phuket Bangkok, 10

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Thailand?

Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(65 reviews)
A very clean boat and equipment exceptionally well maintained.. Deckhand was a true “fishing is my life” guy and efforts he put in was rewarded with a few decent fish. Granted we lost a few too.
Lee  M.
Lee M.
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain was reasonably priced and delivered as promised. Crew was outstanding. The deckhand in particular was the man and pretty much made sure we caught fish. 12 tuna, one barracuda, one Terraly. Fresh sashimi on the boat and a great fried fish once we got home!
Charlie  K.
Charlie K.
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great trip. Weather was great. We caught 12 tunas on the way to Racha Noi. There we had a superb lunch with sashimi made out of tunas we had caught. On the way back we tried to catch different fish. Result was 2 Dorados which was great. We learned a lot about of fishing different species. Crew of 2 people spoke just enough english.
Teemu  V.
Teemu V.
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
While I was certainly impressed with a haul of 30+ tuna from April's booking aboard the Guzel, I had to wonder whether the crew would be able to duplicate that fishing excitement on my next trip. Well, wonder no longer, as attested to by November's catch: 2 dozen Blackfin & Skipjack Tunas, and a King Mackerel! The skipper & mate both seemed as enthusiastic about putting us on the fish as I was, thus making for a most enjoyable outing!
Art  H.
Art H.
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
The booking process, administration and communications were all excellent. The two guys running the boat really knew their stuff and we caught plenty: kingfish, tuna, barracuda and three beautiful sailfish.
Stuart  H.
Stuart H.
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Was a good day, great crew who were helpful and upbeat, didn't get the fish we wanted but that's how it goes, caught enough for lunch so can't complain at all
William  M.
William M. Timaru, Canterbury
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great day on the water. Crew was excellent and plenty of food and drinks provided. Would definitely recommend
Ben  H.
Ben H. Melbourne, VIC
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Very good
4.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Not enough time for fishing and visiting PP island really need to break into two trips
Edmund  C.
Edmund C. Central, Central And Western District
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Excellent day highly recommended the crew were great and Sergei was very helpful
Glenn  S.
Glenn S. Wang Hin, Si Sa Ket
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a fantastic time on the boat today. Your crew was great, and we had a great day fishing - 11 in total. We also had our 8 and 10 year old on board, and they had a great time.
Lindsey  S.
Lindsey S. Johns Creek, GA
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great trip! Had an amazing day catching fish and snorkeling. Crew were great, will definitely book again on next visit.
Eric  B.
Eric B. Rockwall, TX
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Went out for 8 hours. Dispute the high waves and strong wind caught some nice tunas. Great food and sashimi for lunch. The chef at Wabi Sabi turned one nice tuna into a great dinner
Dirk  O.
Dirk O. Singapore
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Skipper and crew were super friendly, very enthusiastic and very motivated to catch fish. We even found time to stop for lunch and a swim in an idyllic bay. Superb! 41 fish, took 4 home and have just had them for dinner. Thank you
Russell  L.
Russell L. Phuket, 83
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a great Day Fishing on the Guzel. Captain Angel und Andy did a great Job and we were successful catching a King Mackerele and a Big Barracuda. We can recommend this Boat.
Reto  G.
Reto G. Phuket, Phuket
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Had a wonderful trip. Great crew. Great boat. Thanks a million Sergey. Will see u again soon.
Gary  V.
Gary V. Belgrade, Belgrade
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(65 reviews)
It was super fun and the crew were helpfull and nice. The food that was served on the boat was good too! Two persons were fishing and they caught 24 tuna. Great trip - can highly recommend it.
Steen  J.
Steen J. Jelling
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(65 reviews)
Kids enjoyed their first fishing which was fun n easy . They which they could have had more time fishing instead of trawling maybe nxt time
Mohan  N.
Mohan N. Phuket, 83
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Very good organised trip thanks to the staff they were brilliant . Will defiantly be back again
Darrin  F.
Darrin F. Chon Buri, Changwat Chon Buri
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience (me and my wife). We were able to bring in 5 black fin tuna. The captain provided us a snack and delicious lunch (from our catch).
Ryan  J.
Ryan J. Houston, Texas
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Funthaisea Game Fishing - Guzel
Fishing charter in Chalong
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We have met Sergey at the Chatalong Pier and he took us to his boat. There we met our Captain and the first mate, both very kind and helpful people. We have caught some fish, not very big but fair ones. Had more than enough cold beverages and water. And a great Thai lunch with the surprise of our Captain, the Sashimi from the fish we caught. Overall it was a very satisfying experience for us and we highly recommend this tour to all.
Didem  A.
Didem A. Thailand

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