Half Day (max 5 hours)
summer special (until 31st october 2020)
Full Day (max 8 hours)
summer special (until 31st october 2020)
Max 4 people
5 or 8 Hour Trip
On private basis.
Equipment & Crew
2 Crew Members & All Equipment
Soft Drinks, Water, Towels
2 way transfer anywhere in the same Emirate
100 AED – fish cleaning, gutting and packing.
250 AED/extra hour
ABSEA YACHTS & BOATS RENTAL LLC
+971 52 899 63 01
Who are we and why book with us?
Naturally, we will not say anything negative about ourself, but here are some objective truths about our company.
- We are the end owners of 4 Fishing Intended Motor Yachts
- 1 Boat in Abu Dhabi (Alpha), Dubai Marina Mall Yacht Club
- 1 Boat in Ras Al Khaimah (Aryana), Al Hamra Marina
- 2 Boats in Dubai (Avorora & Arabella), Fishing Harbor 1, Jumeirah 1
- We have 7 full time captains who do nothing besides driving boats & fishing
- On average, each crew member has been doing this for 7 years each
- We are the only fishing charter company in the UAE to have boats in 3 Emirates.
- All our boats are located in the most prime locations.
- We catch fish. Always.
- We specialize in ‘private trips. One group = one boat.
- We never fish closer than 10 KM from the shoreline.
More Information on Deep Sea Fishing in UAE
We do both trolling & bottom fishing, ofcourse depending on the requirements of the guests we pick the amount of time for each.
If the goal is to catch only bigger fish we place a bigger emphasize on the trolling, if the goal is to catch more fish, then its bottom fishing.
What We Normally Catch
When deep sea fishing in UAE there is always a staple of fish that is very in common, i.e: something that you can rely on to be consistent.
For trolling the most common kinds of fish are barracuda,king fish, trevally, cobia & blue fin tuna. The last 3 are less common than the first 2.
The best time to catch larger game is between November & May, and the absolute best months are Jan-March.
When bottom fishing, the most common catch is Sherri(Emperor Bream), Sultan Ibrahim (Goat Fish/Red Mullet) and Hamour (Grouper). Time to time Jas & Mackarel are caught as well.
Where We Fish
Usually we fish about 16 miles from shore, which takes about 30 minutes to reach. Our captains have fish finders aswell as GPS coordinates of tried and tested fishing spots for both trolling & fishing.
What To Bring
We recommend bringing sunblock, long sleeve t-shirts, warm clothing in winter months, sea sickness pills & some snacks.
Top Fish To Be Consumed
Below is a list of Fish in the UAE that have healthy numbers and must be a priority for consumption.
- Orange Spotted Trevally (Jesh Um Al Hala)
- Two Bar Seabream (Faskar)
- Black-Streaked Monocle Bream (Ebzimi)
- Yellow Bar Angelfish (Anfooz)
- Sordid Sweetlips (Yanam)
- Ehrenbergs Snapper (Naiser)
- Yellow Fin Seabream (Shaam)
- Blackspotted Rubberlip (Hilali)
- Giant Sea Catfish (Khan)
- Yellow Tail Scad (Durduman)
How to Catch Fish
Step 1: Go To Where The Fish Is
When it comes to deep sea fishing trips, the importance of location is drastically different to shore fishing.
Once you have pushed off, the most important thing to catch fish in the UAE, like anywhere else in the world is to find the ‘spots’.
As a rule of thumb, drop offs, trenches, reefs, and any other place that provides some sort of cover. Places like this attract smaller fish, which in turn attract larger game animals.
As mentioned above, our captains have such spots on their GPS which have been developed through years of fishing & experience.
Step 2: Choosing The Bait
It’s off great important to pick bait that matches what you are targeting.
As mentioned above, squid usually works best for bottom fishing, whereas artificial plastic fish is used for larger game fishing.
Step 3: Choose the Fishing Method
Usually we start out trip with about 1-1.5 hours of trolling, with a goal of catching larger game fish. After that, depending ofcourse on the requirements of the guests we usually move onto bottom fishing.
As a result we usually end up with a good mix of larger & smaller fish.
Tips for Fishing in UAE
#1: Change Bait Regularly
When bottom fishing, often the bait either comes off, or is taken off by the fish, which leaves you just sitting & waiting for nothing.
#2: Be Patient
As any experienced fisherman will tell you – patience is key. Without patience you are unlikely to have any catch at all.
#3: Let The Crew Help
Especially with larger game, it is very tricky to pull out of the water, and infact often dangerous. Do not interfere with the crew when they are pulling out the more dangerous animals.
Tradition of Fishing in UAE
In the UAE, which lies entirely along the coast line, fishing has been an immensely popular activity and source of protein.
Fish was caught and either eaten immediately or salted and taken inland. This was often an important source of protein for inland residents aswell as camel fodder and fertilizer.
The most common types of traditional fishing methods was through the use of nets, called ‘Hadra’ or ‘Gargour’ which were deployed from boats called lanshs, or palm-front shashahs.
In recent years, due to the large increase in demand for seafood, larger and more advanced fishing methods are being used for commercial fishing the local fish stocks are being depleted, causing a risk which is being addressed by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi.
What Else To Do in Dubai
#1: Sea Cruise Around Palm Island
If you are not into fishing, you can have a quick yacht cruise around the Palm Island, through Dubai Marina & the coast of Jumeirah.
Its a great 2 hour experience that will give you a feeling of freedom, freshness & provide you with a great view of the Dubai coastline.
If you are not interested in a quick 2 hour cruise on a small and nifty motor yacht, you can rent a much larger boat and through a birthday party, a wedding, just a party and spend a longer time out in the sea.
#3 Abu Dhabi City Tour
A City Tour of Abu Dhabi is an important thing to do in the UAE, as it provides insight and perspective on the evolution of the UAE.
The heritage village & Sheikh Zayed are some of the most iconic attractions & landmarks of the UAE.
Dubai Marina is one of the nicest areas in Dubai and its an awesome area to explore, both as a tourist & a local.
Seeing the area from a boat, while having a dining experience is a great way to understand the area.
Musandam is an area that belongs to the Sultanate of Oman, but its infact surrounded by the UAE. It is accessible from the UAE and is a truly unique area with Fjords and the richest underwater life in the area. It is perfect for Scuba Diving.
For someone that is just visiting Dubai, the city won’t make much sense. There are a lot of contrasts and seemingly contradictive sights.
An experienced Tour Guide is a great way to understand the city, and see the contrasts in a meaningful way.
Deep Sea Fishing Charter in the UAE
The website is operated by ABSea Yachts & Boats Rental LLC, and is intended to market the 4 boats that we have in Abu-Dhabi, Dubai & Ras Al Khaimah.ABSea are the end owners of those boats and have a full-time crew to operate them.All our fishing boats are full insured, safe and have all the necessary fishing equipment to have a great time out at sea.
Anna, Victoria & Oxana
+971 52 899 63 01
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