Deep Sea
in the UAE

ABSEA YACHTS & BOATS RENTAL LLC [est. 2008]

  • UAE Based Fishing Charter
  • 5 Full Time Captains + 3 Crew
  • 4 Fishing Boats
  • Customer Oriented
  • Wide Range of Techniques
  • Commercially Licensed & Insured

our fishing boats

All our boats are fully equipped for a comfortable and professional deep sea fishing experience.

boat #1: "aryana"

parked in Jumeirah 1, Dubai

Aryana 5

boat #3: "alpha"

parked in Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi

1M1A9700

boat #2: "arabella"

parked in Dubai Marina

1M1A9693

boat #4: "piranha"

parked in Al Hamra, RAK

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Our captains

Ruben

Gennady

Jonny

Roman

Mikael

Inclusions

  • Private, Fully Equipped Boat
  • Maximum 6 Guests Per Trip
  • Experienced Captain & Deck Hand
  • All necessary fishing equipment
  • Boats are commercial, legal & insured
  • Water, Soft Drinks, Icebox
  • Timing Flexible. Recommended 6 AM or 2 PM Start.
  • Food not included

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COVID Measures

  • Social Distancing
    Currently we are doing only private tours, so you are onboard with your friends/family only.
  • Sanitization
    We use a combination of bright sunlight, salt water, sanitizer and common sense.
  • Masks
    our staff will wear a mask whenever in close contact.
  • Temperature checks
    Staff and guests alike.

Fishing Methods

  • Trolling
    Perfect for beginners to target large top water predators.
  • Bottom fishing
    Perfect for beginners and absolute beginners. Targeting bottom feeders.
  • Casting
    For advanced anglers - an exciting way to target top water predators.
  • Jigging
    Perfect for medium/advanced anglers to target the full range from bottom to top.

Frequently Asked Qs'

Unless you purchase the transfer package, you will need to come to the marina to board the boats.

The location of the boats will be shared in the confirmation email.

You can either

  1. Fill in this form
  2. Call us
  3. Whatsapp up

After that, our booking admins will be in touch with you and guide you through the availability and create a reservation.

Simple answer – any.

Whether YOU HAVE NEVER fished a single time in your life, or you are an experienced angler, we will adapt to match your needs.

Our crew will do all the dirty work and teach you along the way if you are new, if you are experienced we will just focus on putting you ontop of the right fish.

Option 1: Release

Unless you plan to eat the fish, we highly recommend releasing the fish.

Option 2: Take with you

You are welcome to take the fish you catch with you. If you wish for our staff to clean it, you can request so and if they are able to they will do it for an extra charge depending on what you need.

Option 3: Go to a restaurant

There are restaurants next to both our boats which can prepare the fish that you catch with whatever sides you wish. We can guide you on this.

Option 3: Go to a restaurant

Cook it onboard. We have a small gas BBQ onboard where can prepare the fish right onboard.  This will also be an additional charge.

Naturally its an outdoor boat related activity, so it obviously involves some common sense risks.

We comply with all government requirements and our captains are experienced to handle situations.

We will not hesitate to cancel a trip if we feel the weather is not safe.

Other than that, its a relatively safe experience, and we have many kids who thoroughly enjoy it.

Yes.

You are welcome to bring any food or drinks that you wish to have with you.

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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.

  1. Orange Spotted Trevally (Jesh Um Al Hala)
  2. Two Bar Seabream (Faskar)
  3. Black-Streaked Monocle Bream (Ebzimi)
  4. Yellow Bar Angelfish (Anfooz)
  5. Sordid Sweetlips (Yanam)
  6. Ehrenbergs Snapper (Naiser)
  7. Yellow Fin Seabream (Shaam)
  8. Blackspotted Rubberlip (Hilali)
  9. Giant Sea Catfish (Khan)
  10. 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

TIPS

#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.

#2 YACHT RENTAL DUBAI

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.

#4 DHOW CRUISE DINNER IN DUBAI MARINA

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.

#5 MUSANDAM DAY TRIP

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.

#6 DUBAI CITY TOUR

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.