I am going to Thailand June 1 - June 21. I will be going to Phuket, Phi Phi, Krabi, Ko Samui, Ko Tao and Ko Phangan. I was hoping someone could tell me where the best deep sea fishing out of these islands would be considering weather conditions and how much a typical trip should cost. I would also appreciate any recommendations anyone would have on things to do on these different islands. Anything that you think is fun I would love to hear. Thank You!!!
#1 rbsurfer has been a member since 25/5/2010. Posts: 7
This is a pretty specialised topic.
Phuket is probably deep-sea fishing central, but these days I'm sure all those other islands offer the service. If you don't get any replies from fishing experts I'm sure Google can scare up some good sites.
Weather wise, Phuket and Phi Phi tend to be in wet season in June so you might lose a few more days to blowy-rough conditions.
What to do on the islands: Well these days all except maybe tiny Tao have just about the full range of things to do. But read up on TRAVELFISH's free island guides on this site, I recommend their purchasable guides too, and there are plenty of other good online sites with info.
Hey, and don't be put off Tao - it's a sweet island and not boring.
Koh Tao is the best (and cheapest) place to go diving, as it is THE divers island, but it's also a great place to go snorkling, mountain biking, hiking or just chill out on beautiful, quiet beaches.
The best thing I did while staying on Samui was a daytrip to the Ang Thong national park, an archipelago of 60 or so tiny islands. Most tours take you kayaking, snorkling and hike for a bit through the rainforest. I'm no fishing expert either, but like tezza said I'm sure most places offer these trips.
Have a good trip!
I was dragged off on a fishing trip from Ko Tao once. One person caught one fish. That was back in 2006 and fish stocks may have diminished since then.
I think it cost about 1300B to sit on this boat for hours and hours and personally I think the money could have been better spent doing something else... eg getting a full spa treatment or maybe doing a dive.
Another time I got dragged off on an overnight squid fishing trip from Ko Phayam. We didn't catch much squid either but that was because the overnight beer allowance was 24 cans per person.