Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi Fishing Charters

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Abu Dhabi: 9 fishing charters available

Proanglers Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Abu Dhabi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $504

Just Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Abu Dhabi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $160

Abu Dhabi Marine Tours

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
Abu Dhabi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $490

Just Fishing Group

Abu Dhabi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $150

S.P. Yacht Rentals – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $495

ABSea Yachts & Boats Rental – Alpha

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(3 reviews)
Abu Dhabi
trips from $525

Ravan rent boats

Abu Dhabi

S.P Yacht Rentals – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi
trips from $495

Emocean Marine

Very good
3.1 / 5
(2 reviews)
Abu Dhabi
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $123

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Abu Dhabi

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Abu Dhabi costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $401, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $670. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Abu Dhabi is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Proanglers Charter, Just Fishing Charter, and Abu Dhabi Marine Tours are some of the most popular fishing charters in Abu Dhabi. Full list of top fishing charters in Abu Dhabi.

Proanglers Charter, Just Fishing Charter, and Abu Dhabi Marine Tours all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Abu Dhabi.

The best way to experience fishing in Abu Dhabi is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Abu Dhabi.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Barracuda (Great), and Gilt-head (Seabream). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Offshore fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

It’s getting quite hot on the waves, so you better come aboard with plenty of sun protection. Mahi Mahi are roaming the offshore depths, as well as Queenfish, Trevally, and King Mackerel. Check availability for local fishing charters in Abu Dhabi.

With gorgeous beaches and productive turquoise waters, it’s hardly a surprise that fishing in Abu Dhabi is nothing short of superb. You’ll find the capital of the United Arab Emirates nestled comfortably on the Persian Gulf – the playground of an array of colorful fish.
 
In the offshore waters, Hammour is the local favorite (aka Brown Spotted Reef Cob) and among the most frequent (and delicious) catches on fishing charters. If you’re looking for a bit more of a challenge, King Mackerel, Queenfish, various Snapper species, and Barracuda are very popular and fun to catch.
 
The big game fishing season in Abu Dhabi starts in October and lasts until late April. This gives you plenty of time to explore the deep waters for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Trevally, and even Marlin. Bear in mind that every fish has its own timing, so if there’s a particular species you’d like to target, it’s best to consult with a local guide when you book your trip.
 
After that, you just have to decide how long you want your trip to last. Half day excursions (4–5 hours) seem to always be in demand, but full day expeditions don’t fall far behind. It’s all a matter of preference and how much time you’ve got.

Rules & Regulations

If you book a local charter, you can expect your fishing license to be included in the price. If you plan to fish without a professional guide, you’ll need to pay a fee and submit some documents to the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency to get a weekly license. Make sure you’re up to date on local rules and regulations ahead of time.
 
Your fishing adventure on the Persian Gulf awaits, and chances are, Abu Dhabi will not disappoint!

January

If you’re looking to escape icy winter days and enjoy good fishing, Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer in January. King Mackerel is biting, as well as Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, and Trevally.

February

Even though big game fish aren’t visiting the local waters just yet, there are plenty of other favorites to chase. Grunt, Yellowtail Snapper, Silver Trevally, Queenfish, and King Mackerel are all in the cards.

March

In March, fishing action continues to impress, with Mahi Mahi and Goliath Grouper coming out to play, and King Mackerel, Barracuda, Queenfish, and many more following closely behind.

April

Spring is here, and so are Marlin and Sailfish! Blue Marlin, along with its Black and Striped cousins, are coming back to Abu Dhabi waters, and Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and Snapper are also there for the taking.

May

It’s getting quite hot on the waves, so you better come aboard with plenty of sun protection. Mahi Mahi are roaming the offshore depths, as well as Queenfish, Trevally, and King Mackerel.

June

It’s officially summertime, and the best option is to hit the water early in the morning to avoid the heat. From Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish to Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, and Goliath Grouper, there’s plenty of fish to target and hook.

July

‘Tis the Billfish season! If you’re coming to Abu Dhabi to find your trophy Marlin or Sailfish, this is the month to make it happen. Other popular catches include Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Grunt.

August

While the local fish aren’t that fond of the hotter-than-usual waters, for Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and Mahi Mahi, high temperatures are the perfect setting to come out and play. You can hook any of them this time of year.

September

Very slowly, the unyielding heat is becoming much more manageable and there are more and more species out and about. Whatever you’d like to catch, from Bream to Grunt, from Grouper to Sailfish, it could find its way to your line in September.

October

Come October, the usual suspects like Silver Trevally, Queenfish, Grunt, and Barracuda are up for grabs, as well as Goliath Grouper and Mahi Mahi. You can still find Tuna and Billfish, but they’re not that present anymore.

November

King Mackerel fishing is excellent in November, and Yellowtail Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Grunt, and many more are also quite hungry. The weather is warm and pleasant, giving you near-perfect fishing conditions.

December

If you’re looking to treat yourself for New Year’s, a fishing trip in Abu Dhabi, away from all the snow and cold, is definitely something to consider. Have an enjoyable time on the water fishing for Sailfish, King Mackerel, Queenfish, Trevally, Grunt, and the list goes on.

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Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Went for the first time with Abu Dhabi Marine. This was a great trip and very professional team with loads of fun. Great boat and gear. Would go again and looking forward to the next trip.
Mohamed  A.
Mohamed A. Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
It was a fun trip, the CPT was awesome and very friendly. Maybe a bit more shaded canopy would be nice
Michael  S.
Michael S. Monroe, GA
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Superb eventhough the climate was unfavourable , we tried and got few catches
Abhilash  N.
Abhilash N. Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a great time, we had great weather, and caught fish from the time we got out and started trolling to when we decided to come back. There were small fish, but Marco has a great attitude and provided excellent conversation and guidance. Highly recommended!
Matt  W.
Matt W. Riverside, California
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had so much fun fishing with Captain Marco! We caught a lot of fish, and had beautiful weather. Looking forward to our next trip!
Kyler  C.
Kyler C. Dubai, Dubai
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Very good
3.7 / 5
(14 reviews)
They needed more fishing rods (trolling) there was only one and there were three of us . The captain didn’t seem to sure of herself. We were expecting her to know where togo and what todo but she kept asking me and I was not sure about this type of fishing. She was very friendly. The boat was great.
Robert  K.
Robert K. Schenectady, NY
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
It was a very exciting experience for my boys. We really enjoyed. Thanks to Captain Rodhin.
Keyvan  Y.
Keyvan Y. United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
A very foggy morning in Abu Dhabi but that didn’t stop Captain Marco setting out for the fishing trip, we had a great time - caught many many fish! And as a bonus seen some dolphins! Will definitely recommend to our friends! We wish Marco well!!
Kayleigh  S.
Kayleigh S. Saint Helier
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We didn’t get a lot of and and very big catch, but the captain did his best to succeed! The capital was really awesome, and the boat is also very big and nice!
Taras  K.
Taras K. Ukraine
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Abu Dhabi Marine Tours
Fishing charter in Abu Dhabi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Absolutely fantastic trip, a little off season for the big fish except for the one shark but caught lots of the smaller fish. Captain Marco was exceptional and made it a great fun trip, recommend the experience.
Philip  B.
Philip B. Abu Dhabi, AZ