GAME FISHING SAFARI YACHT CHARTER
Phuket & Langkawi | Andaman Sea Adventures
Mid Jan - Early May 2020
Well known in fishing circles as the next great hotspot for game fishing. The Andaman & Nicobar Islands are remote, isolated and as a result almost untouched. A local game fishing operation fishes in a small area near the main town and catches extraordinary size fish. Other visiting game boats from Thailand capture large numbers of blue and black marlin over 900 lb during a very short amount of time. The potential is incredible!
The cobalt currents off the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India, teem with blue and black marlin, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, giant trevally (GT), broadbill swordfish, wahoo, dolphinfish and all manner of hard fighting and great eating bottom fish! The blue and black marlin are here in big numbers, as well as size. Up to 12 strikes a day on marlin that can be over 900lb, puts the Andaman Islands in the top echelon of billfish destinations in the world. The prolific numbers of dogtooth tuna and giant trevally (GTs) at the Andaman Islands are well known across the world, as they can be huge!
The crew are highly experienced in all forms of game and sportfishing. With decades of experience from a range of countries and waters, they will apply the many techniques learned to maximize your chances of capturing that trophy fish. Different techniques work better in different locations and no fishery is the same. They leverage experience and apply it to n to “crack the code” and produce outstanding results for guests. The fish of a lifetime are definitely here and the crew will work tirelessly to create the perfect experience for you and your family / friends.
The main fishing season stretches out from Oct until May. During these months, there's a moderate Northeastern monsoon and sea and weather conditions are more favorable. ATLANTIS SFB600 operates from mid January until early May which we consider to be the prime weather window for game fishing.
PROFESSIONAL GAME FISHING EQUIPMENT USED
With a highly experienced captain, first class game fishing and sportfishing boat coupled with the best tackle available, we will exceed your expectations and provide you with an adventure of a lifetime.
Shimano Tiagra reels – 60kg, 37kg, 24kg
Custom-built rods covering 60kg chair, 37kg chair, 37kg standup, 24kg standup rods plus custom built 15kg and 10kg spinsticks
Custom-built flying and fixed gaffs for the fish of a lifetime
Wide range of proven marlin catching lures including Pakula, Black Bart, Moldcraft
Custom built tag poles
New custom built tuna tubes
Electric teaser reels
Top of the line Aqualuma underwater lights
Pliers and rod belts
Rods and Reels use are quality brands:
All reels are loaded with fresh Suffix mono or braid. Fishing equipment is maintained to the highest standards.
The Ultimate Getaway
Port Blair - Barren Island
Pick up from hotel 06.00 hrs tranfer to the yacht for short safety and weather briefing. Leave port and start trolling for Marlin, which can be caught straight away. Wahoo, Sailfish and Tuna are also a regular catch.
We head to our first destination, normally Barren Island, 72 miles distance, fishing all the way. We can’t always predict what we will catch on route but some of the biggest Marlin get caught heading between Port Blair and Barren. A productive seamount is fished on the way.
Arrive Barren approx. 16.00 fish around the Island for Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, GT, Barracuda etc.
Before sundown locate bottom fishing area for the night where many species can be caught, often some big unstoppable fish takes the jig or bait. Following a great meal and active fishing, normally most guests get tired before 22.00 and retire to their cabin for the night.
After a hearty breakfast and another troll around the island we set off to Narcondam Island another 72 miles distance, fishing all the way. Again no telling what fish we will catch, but it is very deep water and anything can, and often does, happen!
Approx 16.00 arrive at Narcondam, do some trolling around the island and then find our spot for the night. Again a great meal is served, then we bottom fish and jig for the wide variety of fish that are found here.
After another hearty breakfast, we troll out to the seamount, not far from the Island and proceed to work the mount for Marlin which hang around the edges feeding on the many tunas that are there. We mostly fish lures but also teasers and natural baits. Marlin are regularly caught here in big numbers, with a mix of Blue and Black Marlin showing up. This is one of the best - but least known - locations in the world for Marlin fishing! Both Blue and Black marlin are up to 1,000 pounds in size, and are in large numbers.
Wahoo can be in plague proportions here, often destroying our bait and lures, but providing great fun for our clients. Sometimes if clients choose we can have a stop for some jigging or electric reel deep dropping at the seamount. Broadbill Swordfish are also a potential target. Evening and it is back to the Island to find our mark for the night, unless the group chooses to spend the night at the seamount, trying their luck for some of the monster fish that reside here.
Much the same as Day 3 unless fishing was slow or we choose to fish another seamount to the west of the Island. The GT and dogtooth fishing around Narcondam is first class and can be a focus if desired. After lunch troll all the way back to Barren Island, arriving in the evening for some trolling around the island and bottom fishing for the night.
Troll around the Island before heading back to Port Blair where we will arrive at approximately 17.00, disembark and be taken to your hotel. Flights don’t leave until the next day, so it’s time to relax and talk about your amazing Andaman trip over a meal!
For extended charters, guests can stay at Narcondam for 1-2 days longer.
* Due to safety, dive may be cancelled and location may be changed depend on sea conditions.
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
With 500 untouched tropical islands, pristine reef systems, volcanic islands and seamounts coming out of thousands of metres of water, this location is truly the very best in Asia and absolutely world class!
It's lovely opaque emerald waters are surrounded by primeval jungle and mangrove forest, and snow-white beaches that melt under flame-and-purple sunsets. The population is a friendly masala of South and Southeast Asian settlers, as well as Negrito ethnic groups whose arrival here still has anthropologists baffled. Adding to the intrigue is its remote location, some 1370 km from the mainland, meaning the islands are geographically more Southeast Asia – 150 km from Indonesia and 190 km from Myanmar.
HOW TO GET THERE
Flights for Andaman
Indian’s have no permit restrictions for Andaman. The quickest way to reach Andaman is by flight. There are direct flights to Andaman from Kolkata, Bangaluru and Chennai approximating 2.5 hours travel time. Connecting flights to these destinations are available from most other cities. Flights from Delhi fly via Chennai or Kolkata and take around 5 hours.
As per current schedules, there are several flights going from Chennai to Port Blair every day. Flights from Chennai are available from 5am to 12pm. If you land in between, you’ll have a few hours to spend at the Chennai airport so grab along a movie on your mobile or a good read on your kindle.
Hotspots & Things To Do
One can go trekking through the nature trail from Mt. Harriet to Madhuban and enjoy the rare forest life, flora and fauna. There are other trekking routes also, Trekking equipment and the tents are available on hire from Andaman Teal House.
#2. Exploring Islands
Long fabled among travellers for its legendary beaches, world-class diving and far-flung location in the middle of nowhere, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are still the ideal place to get away from it all.
#4. Water Sports - Snorkeling / Diving
One can enjoy the underwater marine life and view the rarest varieties of corals by snorkeling in the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Carbyn's Cove Tourism Complex, Havelock and other islands on all days from dawn to dusk depending on the weather. Diving in Andaman waters offer a fascinating world of underwater marine life, varieties of colourful fishes, rarest of the coral reefs in the world, mysterious remains of sunken ships etc. All these can be explored through SCUBA diving.
#6. Sunset Cruise
Take a breathtaking sunset cruise then shower and refresh for the evening and spend time together enjoying a sit-down dinner.
#7. Family Introductory Fishing Experience
The Andaman Sea waters off the West coast of W. Malaysia are a unique Asian fishery, home to a myriad of unique species of fish and alluring coral, set amidst beautiful remote & unspoiled islands with stunning backdrops of dramatic cliffs.
#8. Advanced Fishing Experience
Imagine fishing in areas where running distance to world-class Big Bill Sailfish action is approximately 1 hr! The Andaman Sea waters off the West coast of W. Malaysia are a unique Asian fishery, home of the Black Marlin and unique species of fish. A strict Catch-and-Release policy ensures quality fishing and abundant catches.
Depart from Port Blair
Mid Jan - Early May 2020
PRICE FOR 5 GUESTS:
3 Days and 2 Nights USD $9,570
5 Days and 4 Nights USD $15,950
7 Days and 6 Nights USD $22,330
Additional USD $100 per person for national park fees
Prices valid to 31st May 2020
Crew (1 Skipper + 1 chef + 1 crew).
Complimentary dining – breakfast, lunch, water and soft drinks
Fuel per itinerary. Nb for deviation to itinerary fuel surcharge will be incurred.
Big Bill fishing, includes all fishing equipment, live baits and Live-bait feathers
Use of onboard equipment: 32" salon TV, stereo / ice maker.
Air-condition & Generator Usage
All Local Taxes & VAT
Week-long charters are operated under MYBA (Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association) terms. The price includes the yacht and her crew, use of all onboard amenities and the boat tender, bath and beach towels, bed linen, (one set / week / person), end cleaning.
50% deposit, balance within 30 days of departure. | Damage security deposit: EUR 6,000 | | Min 30 days advanced confirmation is required for extended destination charters.