Tioman Island fishing trips - Game fishing charters

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In the 70s, TIME Magazine selected Tioman Island as one of the world's most beautiful islands. Tioman Island located in the South China Sea, is a small tropical island 42 miles off the Kuala Rompin in Pahang state. The Island is only 39 km long and 12 km wide. Most of the resorts are located on the east and on the south side of the island, the largest village and most populous is Tekek in the north. The densely forested island is sparsely inhabited, and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular snorkeling and scuba diving destination.

There are also many very nice beach resorts and bungalows around the island, In Tekek village there is a Duty-free store (Tioman is a duty-free zone), a small marina, a golf course and the airport is also located here. The marine area around Tioman Island and eight other nearby islands have been declared as marine parks and marine reserves and fishing is not allowed within two nautical miles of the Tioman coast, this is to protect the breeding areas and the corals from mostly the commercial fishing fleet. Apart from its diverse marine life, the inland rainforest area was protected in 1972 as the Pulau Tioman Wildlife Reserve and the interior of Tioman Island got a pristine tropical jungle with many jungle treks you can explore when not out fishing. The island is served by ferries from the Malaysian mainland, with departures from Mersing and Endau (Tj. Gemok) The Ferry is 30 Ringit one way plus 5 Ringit for the national park fee. There is also a propeller plane service by Berjaya Air from Kuala Lumpur.

Rompin Sailfish fishing
Rompin Sailfish fishing
Rompin Sailfish fishing

Tioman Island is a fantastic holiday destination if you want to combine game fishing for Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, King Mackerel and Black Marlin with a tropical beach holiday. Tioman Island also offers anglers a range of light jigging and bottom fishing for various species. Tioman Island is a very safe place to visit for you and your family, street crime is non-existent and the locals are very friendly, the Tioman beaches are of world-class and the local food is some of the best you will ever eat. There are many very nice beach resorts on Tioman, Tunamaya, Berjaya and Japamala are our recomended top-end resorts on Tioman. If you are looking for an inexpensive resort on Tioman, the Cheers Bungalows and RN Bungalows are good value for money. Many of the beach front resorts on the island got their own jetties, so you can be picked up in the morning by our boats just in front of your resort and dropped off there after the fishing trip.

East of Tioman Island, the waters are deeper and here you often find nice size Dorado, Wahoo, Sailfish and Black Marlin (50-250 lb size) during the full moon and new moon period, there are many Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) in the area that holds a lot of Dorado, Sailfish, Wahoo, King Mackerel and other game fish species and we normaly catch or live bait in the morning around the FADs. The distance to the Sailfish areas from Tioman Island is almost the same as from Kuala Rompin (10-20 miles). South of Tioman at Palau Aur and Palau Pemanggil the fishing for Narrow barred Wahoo Dorado and bigger Black Marlin is good and also bottom fishing and jigging for other species is an alternative to the game fishing action.

New for the 2020 season is extended day trips to Palau Aur ( Aur Island, 25 miles south of Tioman Island) with departure from Tioman Island.

AUR ISLAND (Palau Aur) Marlin - Wahoo - Sailfish -Dorado long distance day trips.

AUR Island day charters are priced at 1100 USD for a private charter for the 2020 season, minimum charter duration 3 days. Palau Aur has been the top Marlin destionation in Malaysia for a long time, if you are looking for bigger marlin, Aur island is the place to fish. The early season Wahoo fishing (March - end of May) is also good here and Sailfish, Dorado, Cobia and big bottom fish also makes this trip very interesting. There are many FADs and a couple of wrecks in the area where we fish during this trip and also a couple of very productive seamounts. Jigging and bottom fishing with baited hooks or with live bait can produce big Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Trevally and other hard fighting species around the wrecks and seamounts.

Aur Island fishing Price includes:
  • A full-day charter from 8am-6pm (10 hrs.) for up to 5 people aboard our new 39 feet gamefishing boat with twin 200 hp Yamaha four stroke engines, enclosed head (toilet), long range fuel tanks and a walk around cabin (makes it easier to fight fish when during multiple hook ups).
  • Departure from the marina in Tekek or from resorts with their own jetty south of Tekek area.
  • lunch box
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Free use of professional fishing equipment and tackle including: Marlin, popping, jigging, bottom fishing and live bait fishing tackle.
Not included:
  • Accommodations, room /board, however contact information & recommendations are provided upon request.
  • International and domestic Airfare
  • Beer or other alcoholic beverages.

To confirm any dates we need a 50% deposit, the balance is to be paid in cash before departure. If you for any reason can not come we will book you in for another available date without any extra fees. We accept PayPal and TT bank transfers for the deposit payment, (PayPal and bank transfer fees is not included in our rates).


TIOMAN ISLAND DAY TRIPS - PRIVATE CHARTER

Tioman Island day charters are priced at 1060 USD for a private charter for the 2018 season, minimum charter duration 2 days.

Our boats can also be can be booked on a share basis (you split the charter rate with max 3 other anglers, if other anglers are available during your preferred dates)

Price includes:
  • A full-day charter from 8am-5pm (9 hrs.) for up to 4 people
  • lunch box
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Free use of professional fishing equipment and tackle
Not included:
  • Accommodations, room /board, however contact information & recommendations are provided upon request.
  • International and domestic Airfare
  • Beer or other alcoholic beverages.

To confirm any dates we need a 50% deposit, the balance is to be paid in cash before departure. If you for any reason can not come we will book you in for another available date without any extra fees. We accept PayPal and TT bank transfers for the deposit payment, (PayPal and bank transfer fees is not included in our rates).


Tioman Island Marlin-Sailfish-Dorado VIP Package

VIP Marlin - Sailfish - Dorado package: 4 days fishing - 4 nights accommodation at the 4 star Tunamaya Resort. Cost for 2 anglers: 5660 USD cost for 3-4 anglers: 6610 USD.

Included in the package:
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation (twin share) at the 4 star Tunamaya Resort on Tioman Island
  • 4 full days fishing for Black marlin, Sailfish, Dorado and King Mackerel
  • Hotel or resort transfers to the boat and back after the fishing trip
  • lunch boxes, Mineral drinking water and coffee on-board
  • Free use of professional fishing equipment and tackle
Not included:
  • International and domestic Airfare
  • Beer or other alcoholic beverages and meals at the hotel
  • Meals and drinks at Tunamaya Resort (Breakfast is included)

To confirm a VIP package trip we need a 50% deposit at booking date and the balance paid latest 2 weeks before the trip. We accept PayPal and TT bank transfers for the payment (PayPal and bank transfer fees is not included in our rates)


Rompin Sailfish fishing

The stunning Tunamaya Resort - our recommended resort during your stay on Tioman Island and included in our Tioman VIP fishing packages. (image courtesy of Tunamaya Resort)

Rompin Sailfish fishing

We also got a fully equipped luxorious Bertram 60 available for both day trips and multi day charters out of Tioman Island during the Sailfish season. Please contact us for more details.