Trolling is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. This may be behind a moving boat, or by slowly winding the line in when fishing from a static position, or even sweeping the line from side-to-side, e.g. when fishing from a jetty. Trolling is used to catch fish such as barracuda, queenfish, mackerel, and kingfish. Trolling from a moving boat involves moving quite slowly through the water. This can be accomplished with the use of a special trolling motor. Multiple lines are often used, and outriggers can be used to spread the lines more widely and reduce their chances of tangling. Downriggers can also be used to keep the lures or baits trailing at the desired depth.
Interested in booking the fishing in Dubai? Here are 10 things to consider before reservation your fishing tour in Dubai:
Nothing rounds out a vacation quite like spending a bit of time fishing, and when you’re at the Arabian Gulf the best way to get on fish is by booking a fishing trip in Dubai. Fishing charters are a great way to spend 4-5 hours, or a day or two, on the water without having to worry about things like mooring your own boat, fuel costs or even finding the fish. There’s certainly no shortage of options when it comes to choosing the right charter for you. Just walk down to the Dubai Marina dock – odds are you’ll bump into a dozen captains in the first five minutes. With that kind of selection, picking the charter that’s right for you can be tricky. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 things to consider when booking a fishing charter.
1. Best Location for the Fishing in Dubai?
Pick a charter that’s close to where you’re staying. There’s no sense in having to travel halfway across the city when there are boats at the marina just down the road from you. Even if you get a better rate at the charter across town, you should consider that these boats leave pretty darn early in the morning. Getting across town before the sun comes up is tough no matter where you are and no one wants to get up any earlier than they have to when they’re on vacation, even if there’s fish to be had.
2. Types of fishing trips in Dubai?
Do you want to do the bottom fishing or trolling? The kind of fishing that you’re looking to do plays a pretty big role in the decision-making process when it comes to choosing a fishing charter. Be sure to ask what kind of fishing opportunities the charter offers and also mention the kind of fishing you want to do.
3. Group size (number of people for fishing trip in Dubai)?
Are you on your own? Do you have a large group of people traveling with you in UAE? Are you on a day pass from family activities and hoping to get into some fish? The number of people in your party plays a huge role in picking a charter and determines things like whether you’re getting a private charter for a large group or joining a shared charter on your own. Boats rated for smaller groups, up to six people (called six pax) are a pretty standard size for private.
4. Duration of the Fishing Tour in Dubai?
How long do you want to spend on the water? A half day charter will get you four hours of fishing (regular fishing trip duration), in case if you would like that our team can make BBQ directly on a yacht, or you also want to swim in Palm Lagoon along the coast of Jumeirah, then you should to book five hours fishing trip. The longer you spend on the water, the greater your chances are of getting into fish.
5. What possible to catch on fishing tour in Dubai?
If you have a specific fish in mind, be sure to mention that when you’re picking a charter. Certain fish only come around at certain times of the year (there are some great bite charts here). You’re not going to want to waste your time trying to catch tuna when tuna are halfway around the world at the time you’re looking to fish. Another thing to consider is how many fish you’re hoping to catch. Are you looking to catch enough for a meal or two or are you may be hoping to stock the freezer at home, so you have a tasty reminder of your trip in the freezer when you’re feeling hungry? Letting the captain know your intention can help them plan the outing that suits you best.
6. The Captain and Crew
A little due diligence here will go a long way. Spend a little bit of time researching the charter and captain online. Read reviews on Google Reviews and Trip Advisor to get other people’s thoughts and opinions on how the captain operates, what the boat is like, what the crew is like, and whether or not it was a good experience. Someone could very well come across like a great deal on their website, but end up being a total lunatic on the water, have substandard equipment or even a boat that technically floats, even though it looks like it shouldn’t. Just like most things, the time you spend researching and reading reviews could mean the difference between living out your dreams of deep sea fishing in Dubai or being stuck in a waking nightmare.
7. Fishing Boat/Yacht type in Dubai?
The kind of boat you’re on determines the kind of trip you take. You can’t go on an overnight trip in a center console boat any more than you can easily fish the flats in a large sports fisher. Being as specific as possible to the kind of fishing you want to do will help make sure you’re in the right boat for the trip you’re planning. Some charter boats have restrictions as to how far they can be from shore, so your deep sea dreams might not be possible if all the charter has are canoes.
8. Amenities/Facilities of the boat in Dubai
You might not care if there’s a bathroom on the boat or not, but others may. Knowing what you amenities you want to have—bathroom, kitchen, and fridge with BBQ facilities—helps narrow down your options. Other things to keep in mind are making sure the boat has a proper safety. All these amenities you can find if you book a boat in Dubai
, starting from cheapest price: 400 aed/hour and till 6000 aed/hour
9. Conservation practices during the fishing tour in Dubai
Whether or not you keep a fish is up to you, but you want to be sure your captain knows what’s in season and what isn’t, what any size restrictions may be, whether or not you can keep a certain fish or what the boundaries of any protected waters may be. There’s nothing worse than being on a boat with someone who doesn’t respect the gulf or the ocean and has practices that are considered harmful, if not downright illegal.
10. Fishing in Dubai Prices/Cost:
Probably the biggest factor when it comes to booking a fishing charter. The sky’s the limit when it comes to how much you can spend on a day of fishing, so before you book, make sure you’re getting the best deal you can. You know your budget better than anyone and there’s always the temptation to go with the cheapest option you can, but there’s a fine line between getting your money’s worth and getting what you pay for. If a deal seems too good to be true, do a bit of research and make sure you’re going with a reputable company and not just some guy with a boat at the dock. And for example boat 34 ft. with capacity for 6 till 10 people will cost 1600 aed, this price for 4 hours of fishing tour. If you prefer to be in comfortable conditions then we can to recommend for you hire a yacht in Dubai for the fishing trip. Yacht rental Dubai price, when speaking about deep sea fishing trip, yacht 44 ft. for 10-12 people, the price will be 2400 aed for 4 hours or 3000 aed for 5 hours of a fishing tour in Dubai.