Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam that is very famous for its beautisul beaches and pristine land. The island is also the ideal place for a spot of fishing with and there are plenty of opportunities to sit back and relax. The people of Phu Quoc depend heavily on fishing for there livelihood and of course for the production of their famous fish sauce which is exported around world.
The easiest and most straightforward approach is to join one of the many tours that include fishing around the north or the southern An Thoi Archipelago. Some operators run specific fishing tours, and it is possible to organise a private fishing trip with most tour operators. We have listed some of the tour operators below that run specific fishing trips, or you can try enquiring with your hotel or resort.
Famous Tony Snorkelling/Island Tours
Tel: 84 0913 197 334
Notes: Local operator that can organise private or group island tours, or snorkelling day trips starting from US$17/person. Tony is known for his Al Pacino accent.
John’s Island Tours
Tel: 84 0919 107 086 / 84 0982 107 086
Notes: Local operator that offers snorkelling day trips, fishing trips and custom tours around the island
Looking for something different, why not try a spot of night fishing for squid. Nearly very tour operator on the island runs sunset and night squid fishing tours, some run for 2 hours while others can last up to 4 hours and include a chance to BBQ your squid right on the boat. It is a great and unique experience so visit our Tour Operators listing. Like any tour, night squid fishing can be easy organised once you arrive on Phu Quoc.
This is a challenging approach, however with a little work, there are some of opportunities to try some Do It Yourself fishing. Here’s a quick few ideas of how to go about this on Phu Quoc;
- With a little searching around town, you should be able to find some fishing line along with hooks, floats and sinkers, try the local markets or some of the supply stores.
- Check with your guest house or a restaurant if they are able to cook your fish (if you catch one of course). Most smaller guest houses and local restaurants will be more than happy to do this or provide a hot grill plate to BBQ your catch.
- Remember to buy some bait at the local market, there’s plenty of squid or small fish available.
- Find a good fishing spot;
- This could be a remote beach or rock platform where your motorbike takes you; or
- Search around either Duong Dong or An Thoi Town and hire a small fishing boat and driver to take you out onto the open water where you’re chances improve immensely.
- Remember to take a hat, it’s hard work.
For more information about activities in Phu Quoc, please visit our website.