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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(34 reviews)
Nusa Lembongan
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Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Denpasar
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Karangasem
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Lembongan
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Candikusuma
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5.0 / 5
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Nusa Lembongan
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Denpasar
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Denpasar
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3.8 / 5
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Nusa Dua
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4.6 / 5
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Karangasem
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Bali

According to customer reviews, Manu Dreampoint, Bali Fishing Trips, and Sailing and Fishing Candidasa are some of the most popular fishing charters in Bali. Full list of top fishing charters in Bali.

The average price for a private 4 hour Bali fishing trip is $194, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $567 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Bali Fishing Trips and Sailing and Fishing Candidasa received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Bali.

The most popular fish species you can target are Great Barracuda, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Giant Trevally. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Jigging, and Trolling. Offshore fishing, reef fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Bali is one of the most attractive tourist destinations on the planet. Known for outstanding hospitality, beautiful beaches, and incredible food, it's no wonder that people will travel thousands of miles to holiday here. And with a well developed diving scene and an impressive diversity of marine species, there’s a lot to look forward to under the sea, too. Bali fishing charters get you to experience all this and more. Whatever your skill level and budget, there's no better way to experience the “Island of Gods” for yourself.

Known For

Fishing in Bali is an interesting mixture of modern advances and native authenticity. Some captains prefer to fish from state of the art catamarans, while others run trips aboard local-built wooden boats, known as "jukungs." These small outrigger canoes are designed specifically for fishing and have been used by indigenous people here as long as anyone can remember.

Most Bali fishing charters are concentrated on the southern tip of the island. Giant Trevally, one of the most intense fighting fish in the sea, patrols this high, rocky coastline that looks out onto the Savu Sea. Want to try big game fishing? Travel just 15 miles from Denpasar, and you’ll be in waters as deep as 1,000 ft. This is prime hunting ground for big game fish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tunas, as well as reef dwellers such as Amberjack and Snappers.

From here, the seafloor just keeps dropping. The deeper you get, the higher the chance of Marlin, Sailfish, and more finding their way onto the end of your line. And all of this is still relatively undiscovered in the sportfishing community!

Types of Fishing

Most trips will take you either trolling or bottom fishing. More experienced anglers should try trolling the southern end of Nusa Penida Island, where you can target Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel, and even Blue Marlin. 

If you haven't fished before, or you want to take some fresh fish back to cook on the beach, try bottom fishing. You have a good chance of landing tasty Snappers and Groupers around Nusa Penida. Locals refer to bottom fishing as "coral fishing."

Up for a challenge? Test yourself against Giant Trevally by casting large poppers to the rocks around the coastline. Just be prepared for one of the most demanding fights of your life!

You can also catch Swordfish here, but you're unlikely to target it with rod and line. Instead, locals target this deep sea giant exclusively by handling! This may be best left to the local experts – but who are we to say?

Need to Know

Most fishing charters provide everything you need for your trip. It's always possible to bring your own gear, but be warned – tackle rental shops are few and far between on the island. You won’t need to worry about a fishing license, just make sure to have a comfy hat on and polarized sunglasses at the ready.

Snorkeling is often included in the charter, with equipment usually available on board. Don’t forget your swimwear!

You’ll be charmed by Bali’s refreshing simplicity and laid-back attitude, both on the sea and ashore. But don't get too relaxed – the fishing itself is intense and exciting. Don't miss out!


January

Celebrate the start of a new year with some great bottom fishing before it dies down. Red Grouper, Sweetlip Emperor, and Triggerfish are just some of the species you can catch.

February

Snapper has left the building and won’t be back until fall. In the meantime, you still have Grouper, Triggerfish, and Rainbow Runners to keep you company.

March

Trolling during spring can be very rewarding if the weather is good and the conditions are on your side. Mahi Mahi, as well as Blue and Black Marlin, are catches of the day.

April

April is a good time of year to go after Giant Trevally if you can’t make the fall season. Catch and release during the off season is always encouraged to keep the fishery healthy.

May

Tuna season is slowly warming up, with Skipjacks being present in great numbers, and a respectable number of Yellowfins making the rounds.

June

GT don’t like the dry season, so you won’t be seeing much of them during summertime. You will be seeing plenty of Bonito and Spanish Mackerel, though.

July

Tuna season is upon us! Head down south and go after Yellowfins and Skipjack Tuna to your heart’s delight. The harder the fight the greater the satisfaction of a job well done.

August

August is the peak of dry season, so expect lots of sun and little to no rain. So dress accordingly. Great time for swimming, but also fishing for Tuna offshore.

September

When you get tired of mountain biking, diving, and beach parties, come on to the docks and catch some fish. Giant Trevally fishing is absolutely on fire in September!

October

Sweetlip Emperor is back on the menu, and so are other bottom fishing favorites like Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and more.

November

With November comes wet season, as well as some fantastic fishing. From trolling for Tuna to jigging for GTs and fishing for bottom dwellers, the sea is your oyster.

December

The end of the year also marks the end of good offshore trolling for the next couple of months, so hook that Sailfish while you still have the chance.

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Have some patience takes a bit of time to get to the fishing grounds for the big fish. But did hook up a few tuna on the way there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have some patience takes a bit of time to get to the fishing grounds for the big fish. But did hook up a few tuna on the way there.
Darren  Z.
Darren Z. San Francisco, CA
Contact King of the sea. Be prepared to wind the fish in fast or risk loosing plenty on the reefy bottom. Expect to fish 40 to 80 metres of water. Don't ever let too much line out try to sit bait 1 metre off bottom when you're sinker has touched the reef ...
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Contact King of the sea. Be prepared to wind the fish in fast or risk loosing plenty on the reefy bottom. Expect to fish 40 to 80 metres of water. Don't ever let too much line out try to sit bait 1 metre off bottom when you're sinker has touched the reef ...
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Indonesia
Just enjoy the day - it’s the ocean so you never know what you will catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just enjoy the day - it’s the ocean so you never know what you will catch!
William  S.
William S. Lane Cove, NSW
See the guys at Black Pearl ! They’ll do their best to give you a great day . traditional boat is the way to go ??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
See the guys at Black Pearl ! They’ll do their best to give you a great day . traditional boat is the way to go ??
Josh  S.
Josh S. Denpasar, BA
The waters were beautiful, but I had bad luck, as it was terribly rough on my trip. Turns out, we almost had a tropical storm form. Typically, the waters are calm. Just hope for good weather!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The waters were beautiful, but I had bad luck, as it was terribly rough on my trip. Turns out, we almost had a tropical storm form. Typically, the waters are calm. Just hope for good weather!
Chad  H.
Chad H. Cedar Park, TX
The area is beautiful but has been destroyed by foreign commercial fishermen. You still have a great chance at catching fish but! Just remember fishing is about fishing otherwise itd be called catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The area is beautiful but has been destroyed by foreign commercial fishermen. You still have a great chance at catching fish but! Just remember fishing is about fishing otherwise itd be called catching.
Tarrant  L.
Tarrant L. Denpasar, Bali

Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Very good
3.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Fishing was.good. we trolled for 2 hours but no.fish. reef fishing was fun. There were so many kinds of fish! We fished for maybe 3 hours then off to a gorgeous beach. We would recommend this tour!
Shelley  F.
Shelley F. Beaverton, OR
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
great day great people overall a core memory made our catch Cooked for us brilliantly
James  W.
James W. Rawa Buaya, Jakarta
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great fishing experience this morning with a verry friendly and helpfull captain (sorry we forgot the name!). He showed us many spots where we could catch fish! We where not lucky enogh to catch big ones but he showed us Dolphines and we had luck to see a Turtle too! Then Made picked us up again and drived us to Virgin Beach where ate our catched fish with an amazing view from the rooftop to the beach. Many thanks to the fisherman and to Made for making us such a beautiful day!!
Dominik  B.
Dominik B. Rawa Buaya, Jakarta
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We spent a really good day! Not only we catched a lot of fish, but we have also spent a great day with Made Tisen, who's a nice and gentle guy!! After fishing we ate everything and it was really tasty! Thanks so much, we are very happy! :)
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Denpasar, BA
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
The experience was well worth the money!!!! We didn’t catch anything big but we had fun fishing and catching the smaller fish. We requested to go to a spot that we have been before to snorkel and the captain was happy to take us there for a part of our day. Lunch that was provided was on a beautiful secluded beach and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend to others.
Rod  W.
Rod W. Denpasar, BA
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(12 reviews)
Fishing and Spearfishing was great fun. Trip was a good length and loads of fish caught. Made was an extremely good guide. He was very friendly and made sure we had a successful trip
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Indonesia
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Every one looked after us so well it made for a perfect day even though we didn’t catch some big fish only little ones, lunch cooked for us while we swam it was a great experience well worth it. Our Balinese guide and captain were most helpful and considerate.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Pelem, JI
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Sailing and Fishing Candidasa
Fishing charter in Karangasem
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Couldn't fault the trip, made our holiday so much more exciting and perfect. Will be back and will book with captain mike again
James  L.
James L. Adelaide, SA