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GT’s & Dogtooth Tuna Fishing | Andaman Islands

Tour code: IND007
Overview

This exciting destination is located in the Bay of Bengal on some of the most stunning tropical islands the world has to offer. They are covered in rainforests and mangroves with very close huge drop-offs in the Andaman Basin, which is the perfect habitat for some of the world’s best saltwater sports fishing.

Another great reason for the spectacular sport is the hugely rich and diverse ecosystem, which provides a massive amount of baitfish to keep the food chain going along. The fact that there is no commercial fishing along the reef makes this place world class.

The main species that’s in abundance are the huge Giant Trevally, monster Dog-Tooth Tuna, big Groupers and Billfish including the Black and Blue Marlin and the Indo-Pacific Sailfish.

The main style of fishing is the very productive topwater fishing using both poppers and stick baits. Another very successful method is vertical jigging. This style of fishing can be very demanding and you may find your self chucking heavy poppers the whole day, so make sure you are ready for a physical work out. Our guide Akshay and crew are some of the best out there and they will put you on fish time after time.

The sports boat is a 38ft monohull custom built FRP Sports Fishing Vessel designed for fishing in tropical waters. The 38ft hull is the ideal size for the sea conditions in the Andaman Sea. The large open deck and low gunnels make this boat the ultimate popping and jigging platform. The anti-skid deck ensures one has a firm footing while casting and fighting fish that is of great importance. We also have ensured the boat was ergonomically designed so one isn’t knocking into railings, seats or other obstructions.

With all the information we gathered on this fantastic destination, we are very pleased to be able to offer this as a complete package, leaving nothing uncovered to make for one of the best saltwater sportfishing destinations in the world.

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Alternatively, you can view our other saltwater fishing holidays.

Accommodation
Andaman Guest House
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Our newly refurbished guest house is ideally located a short 5 min walk from the jetty where our boats are moored with stunning ocean views. There are 6 clean and spacious air-conditioned rooms with modern bathrooms and comfortable twin beds which can comfortably accommodate 12 anglers.

We offer a variety of food made by our in-house chef and some of the best locally caught fish. Our large balconies overlooking the bay are a great area for anglers and non-anglers to gather in the evenings to share their fishy stories.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Power: 230-240 Volts
Air Conditioning: In room
Meals: In dining room
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Rods & reels
Cash Accepted: Euros, US Dollars, British Pounds
Chennai Airport Hotel

We use a variety of Hotels in Chennai for your overnight stay. We will always try and book a hotel near the airport. If you wish, we can extend your stay at this hotel. All the hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will include at least the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss which hotel to use to best suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 230 - 240 Volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: Rupee
Species Information
Giant Trevally
Season: October to April
Peak: October and January to April
Weight: 10LB to 100LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Marlin
Season: October to April
Peak: February to April
Weight: 100LB to 500LB
Average Weight: 250LB
Sailfish
Season: October to April
Peak: November to March
Weight: 40LB to 150LB
Average Weight: 70LB
Tuna
Season: October to April
Peak: March to April
Weight: 5LB to 150LB
Average Weight: 25LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2:

Arrive Chennai (Madras)
Depart Chennai (Madras)
Arrive Port Blair

On arrival our staff will meet you and transfer you to our guesthouse, approx 20 mins. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore Port Blair.

Note: On arrival our staff will assist you with obtaining your special entry paperwork, required for visiting the Andaman Islands.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAY 3: Fishing Day.

Over the next 6 days, after breakfast you will depart with your boat and crew to the various areas to fish different methods or target your chosen species.

At the end of each day you will arrive back to Port Blair.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAYS 4 & 5: Fishing Days.

The fishing is conducted from our 38ft purpose built boats (based on four people sharing) perfect for a days popper or jig fishing. Our guides will help you as much as you need.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: Fishing Days.

Our guides have been fishing these waters for many years and will take you to different areas to target your chosen species.

Why not try vertical jigging for the many different species on offer.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAY 8: Fishing Days.

There are so many species around the Andaman Islands and our guides will if you so wish take you on a multi species trip so you can tick off some of those species you have always wanted to catch.

Overnight accommodation: Guesthouse (Twin Room) F/B

DAY 9: 

After a breakfast we will transfer you back to Port Blair airport for the start of your return journey.

Depart Port Blair
Arrive Chennai (Madras)

On arrival once you have collected your bags make your way out of the terminal building and either take a bus or taxi to your overnight hotel (Taxi or bus not included).

Overnight Accommodation: Airport Hotel R/O

DAY 10:

Early morning arrange for a taxi or bus to take you back to the airport for your return flights (Taxi or bus not included)

Depart Chennai (Madras)
Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
20/03/201929/03/20191096£3,504On Request  Single Angler
30/03/201911/05/20191096£3,504On Request  Book Now
12/05/201921/05/20191096£3,504On Request  Single Angler
03/10/201912/10/20191096£3,504On Request  Single Angler
13/10/201931/10/20191096£3,504On Request  Book Now
01/11/201930/11/20191096£3,504On Request  Book Now
01/12/201931/12/20191096£3,504On Request  Book Now
06/02/202015/02/20201096£3,504On Request  Single Angler
16/02/202003/04/20201096£3,504On Request  Book Now
04/04/202013/04/20201096£3,504On Request  Single Angler
14/04/202030/04/20201096£3,504On Request  Book Now
13/10/202022/10/20201096£3,504On Request  Single Angler
Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Price Supplements

Prices shown are based on 4 anglers sharing 1 x 38ft Boat, different price options for different group sizes are available please contact us

 

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights (includes 23kilo luggage)
  • All internal flights
  • Port Blair to resort Airport Transfers
  • State of the art 37ft fishing boat
  • Professional guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing
  • All meals at Lodge
  • Fishing Licence included
Excluded
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Extra luggage (Please inform us if you wish to book extra)
  • Chennai to airport hotel taxi or bus
  • All drinks
  • Personal items
  • Indian Visa
  • Fishing tackle and local tips
Options

Flight upgrades

Extra bags (These need to be added at an additional cost at the time of booking flights)

Tackle Hire available.

 

Popping Combo or Jigging Combo (i.e One Rod plus One Reel) per day per person 45 US$

Pop & Jig Combo (One Popping Rod & Reel + One Jigging Rod & Reel) per day per person 85 US$

You will need to bring your own Terminal Tackle, Poppers & Jigs. We will provide you with a complete list in your final paperwork.

We have stock of the following items (subject to availability)at our lodge for sale:

 Terminal Tackle 

 Treble Hooks 3/0, 4/0, 5/0 (Owner or Equivalent ST76) 20US$ (packet of 5 hooks)

 Jigging assist hooks large 3 US$ per hook

 Assist Chord for rigging jig hooks 1 US$ per hook

 Heavy Duty Swivels 12 US$ (packet of 4 swivels)

 Split Rings Heavy Duty 10 US$ (packet of 5)

 Solid Rings Heavy Duty 7 US$ (packet of 8)

Our selection of poppers and jigs that work to match the hatch and give you the best results

Poppers 

Poppers upto 130 Grams 30 US$ each

Poppers over 130 Grams 40 US$ each

Jigs 

Jigs upto 150 Grams 10 US$ each

Jigs 150 to 250 Grams 12 US$ each

Jigs over 250 Grams 15 US$ each

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. Full Visa required from Indian Embassy.

Medical Requirements

Malaria, Hepatitis, Typhoid and Tetanus.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving India.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Chennai (approx 10.5 hours)
Chennai – Port Blair (approx 1.5 hour)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Port Blair – Hotel / Guest house (approx 20 Minutes)

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