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“A Great Day Game Fishing”

Dorado Game Fishing Private Charter
Reviewed 11 April 2012

My family of 4 (three adults, one teenager) have just spent a fantastic day game fishing with Eke and his crew on Dorado.
The service was excellent.
Eke responds to email enquiries almost immediately.
We were picked up from our accomodation by taxi and driven straight to Chalong pier where we boarded DORADO.
Food and drinks were provided throughout the trip and were delicious and plentiful.
The fishing was great fun. It was a first time for all of us. We even managed to catch a decent sized TUNA.
At the end of the day the same taxi drove us back.
All-in-all, an excellent day out. Thank you EKE.

2  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Well, let me start with a curios experience: While staying at the Hilton Arcadia Phuket ( great hotel and staff - just to recomend) we wanted to go fishing. The offering was targeted to `group fishing`, where you never know what you can expect. So, we went to the internet and found this crazy Finnish guy, offering a great boat and the Fishing experience.

Ok, we did not feel that safe starting the journey. The rest, just take it from the pictures attached.

And, landing after the day, we did meet a lot of eople disembarking fron the so-called `group fishing`! A lot of frustrated people not catching anything and showed the pictures of our day-catch!

And the first tuna (the smalest with 3 pounds) was converted to the most delicious sashimi for lunch - on the boat!

Regardless of our doubts, everything was absolutely professional. From driver service from the hotel and back, hunting the fishing grounds, all the fishing gear and the hospitality of the crew- all in English, which is not do common.

All in all, 2 persons fishing would have cost ca. $ 250.00 organized by the hotel. We did pay approx. $700.00 for the day including guiding the boat to some great islands and beaches just for us. It was worth each and evera penny! (the boat was twicw the size of the group fishing pots!

8  Thank Arnold R
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Reviewed 15 June 2010

Our group of 6 chartered "Dorado" after a friend strongly recommended to try game fishing while on holidays. Only 2 of us were keen fishermen, the other 4 had never sat in a game fishing chair and pulled in a big one. So ok, we had done lots of other good things we decided to give it a go.
The whole day was fantastic from pick up to fishing, snorkeling, lunch and back to our hotel.
The big , roomy boat was well maintained and safe. Meeting the crew was nice and by the end of the day we were friends.
The morning fishing was a bit slow but the cruise out to the area was pleasant and interesting to see Phuket Island from the water. Then the action started with 2 lines hooking up at once. We all hauled in some nice tuna, a mackeral, and yes, got a medium dolphin fish (Dorado).
Lunch on board and a brilliant snorkel at famous Racha Island made us debate whether to stay there for the afternoon or do more fishing. More fishing it was and successful too!
The trip home with a beer in hand helped the stories of the size of the fish caught get bigger by the minute. Alas the digital camera evidence!
All in all a day out big game fishing has to be a good option while in Phuket. It is a fraction of the cost of back home and truly a memorable day.

11  Thank MrPhuket
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Reviewed 25 May 2010

Scheduling was simple. I sent an email in from to the website and received a response from Phil right away. Phil picked up the three of us the day of the charter and drove us to Chalong pier. From there the boat was docked right at the pier. It is an awesome boat. It’s about 62 feet, can sleep 6, has a TV and DVD Player, two bathrooms with showers, and has two covered decks. The only thing we had to bring was some beer. They will provide everything (food and drinks) but alcohol. Once we got into the fishing zone we started catching fish about every 5 minutes. I think at the end of the day we had 32 tuna and 1 Dorado. We stop in the bay at Racha Noi for lunch, which was really good. Then we swam for a bit. After that it was time for more fishing heading back. We went about 25 miles south of Phuket and then looped back. Their website is very professional and lists all available options. You can book them for diving, fishing, day trips, or multi day excursions. I highly recommend them over the usual small boat tons of people option.

9  Thank bradyrw
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