Bali Fishing Boats
Bali Fishing Boats
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We specialize in customized fishing trips, so whether you are an expert or just learning, regardless of your age, we have a qualified guide to make your fishing trip successful. Spend your day fishing with top quality fishing equipment from our various equipment. Let our guides take care of your equipment for the day so you don't lose a moment of precious fishing time.
Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia
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Jonathan C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Was keen to catch some GT as per every anglers' dream, and decided to fly to Bali to charter with these boys.

We brought along all our high end gear and lures, but there really is no need to as this charter provides the same calibre of gear! Saltiga Dogfights, Shimano Stellas, expensive lures... we're on the same page.

The boat is comfortable, the deckhand is solid, the captain knows what he's doing, and the guide is extremely knowledgeable.

Transportation was also provided, and the driver was extremely punctual. In fact, he was waiting for us every time even though we were always early.

Just a great day out! Definitely looking to repeat this experience!
Written January 12, 2020
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Oak E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Went with this company twice and enjoyed both times. Caught my biggest gt ever with them(27kg) and some other really good fish. Gear was also top of the line. Both times I went we were equipped with saltigas and Stella’s and other top quality equipment.
Written June 17, 2023
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Gonzalo C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Edy was friendly and answered all my questions without obligation. Pick up and drop off from my living quarters was convenient. The crew is awesome and they try to make sure you have a great time and catch fish.
Written September 29, 2022
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MARK E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Went on an eight hour fishing trip with the crew of Sweet Stanly, they where very friendly experienced and helpful.
Caught some nice fish, and dropped a nice GT at the boat.
They organised a driver to pick us up and drop us back at our motel.
I would not hesitate to go with again.
Written July 10, 2022
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Alex
Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great crew! Real fishermen! If you want great fishing trip, look no further! They know how and where to catch big fish! They have also organised BBQ after the trip and we all enjoyed our tasty catch! Amazing time!
Written April 22, 2023
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hubbib101
Greater Sydney, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Went for a fishing trip with Eddie and the team. Have been many times before. Amazing trip, we caught two snapper with the biggest about 8-10kg.

The team are very friendly and have a good fishing plan for the day. Eddie is very organised and makes the trip easy. Thanks!!
Written January 27, 2023
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James S
Sydney, Australia101 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
We booked this 3 months ago. I even confirmed earlier in the week and on the day before. We were supposed to be picked up at 0530 in front of the villa. We waited to 0615 then we contacted Edy and the company. They were very rude and said they could not find the villa. We had send them a detailed map and still they couldn't find us. This company is a joke. Do not use them as you will only be disappointed. They take your money but don't take you fishing.
Written August 16, 2017
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Dear Mr James, We would like to say thank you for booking us. The accident is start when you give us a wrong address (we still have the screenshot of our chat as a prove), our driver is already to pick you up at the villa, since your villa is unregistered, so our driver couldn't find it by google map, and we are contacting you by phone to give the correct address, and so our driver find you at last. And you said a very very bad word to our driver, and even to the management ( we still have the screenshot of your dirty words). It doesn't makes any senses if a company like us being rude to its customer. We have a lot of customer just before you, and they are really have a good times, and sent us a good review on trip advisor, but some just couldn't showed, while a customer like you, who not even try our services just quickly give us a bad review and its just showed very fast, is it fair enough? You only just booked for us, not yet paid Thank you Mr Edy ( owner )
Written August 18, 2017
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Mika S
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Paid $640 USD for a half day fishing and snorkelling at Lembongan Island.

Pros:
- Ricki (crew) was polite, friendly and very helpful. He was very personable, kind and is the only positive from this trip.
- Ricki prepared a wonderful fish soup after the tour.
- Pick up and drop off was on time.
- Nice boat.
- My son and Dad caught 2 groupers.

Cons:
- Other 2 crew barely said a word to us.
- Seas were rough with large swells. Driver was going way too fast (despite being asked to slow down a few times)for the sea conditions to the point the boat would slam down after large waves. My wife who never gets sea sick, got sick. My back ached the next day.
- Tour was booked for 8 hours. One of the crew told us we only had 6 hours. When I told him I have an email confirmation, he stated they will do what I want like he was doing me a favor.
- Fish finder broken.
- At times when fishing, the crew took the rods from my boys and just fished themselves. Only when I asked what was going on, they gave it back. This was aside from them baiting or reeling up. One instance my son thought he had a large catch, only to have the rod taken from him and reeled in by one of the crew. The crew member was clearly excited about it, whilst the other crew member took out his camera to take pictures whilst not even the option for my son or us to reel it in. Turned out to be a large coral and he ended up snapping the rod.
- Every snorkeling tour we have ever done we had a crew member take our boys out to guide them. Ricki confirmed this would be the case after asking. However when we got there it was clear none of them wanted to go. The driver who never said one word to us, threw a rope out the back and pointed to it so my boys could hold on to that in the ocean. They bickered back and forth amongst each other before one of them jumped in. He basically jumped in, swam around by himself and got back on the boat.
- We went snorkeling on a Catamaran tour a couple days before, which took us to a designated spot, had awesome guides. This was nothing like that. My wife was dropped off at Lembongnan because she was sick. When we went to pick her up, they said a boat will drop her as the tide is too low. We ended up paying for this boat ride. I asked where will we be snorkelling, and was just told right here. Just some random spot.
- We ended up leaving 2 hours early. Our snorkeling lasted about 20 minutes. The crew was eager to leave.
- Had to remind them again on the way back to slow down. My back was too sore to sit anymore and I stood the rest of the way.
- We have been on may tours including speedboats and had a wonderful time, but this was horrible. Not suitable for kids or older folks as we found out.
- After we got dropped off at the marina, the other 2 crew members disappeared not to be seen again. Ricki stayed, prepared our meals and chatted with us.
- For the cost it was definitely not worth it. Avoid the snorkelling part of the trip. Most of the fishing time was spent driving from one spot to the other.
Written August 4, 2017
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Dear Mr. Mika Thank you for booking us your holiday in Bali,and we are apologized for the inconvenience during your trip. We need to explained to you about what happened on your last trip. 1. Our trip was lead by a professional fishing guide to keep you in comfort while fishing, and a licensed driver with 1 crew to insure the boat is running on the right plot. Ricky is your guide that day and Tomi is the driver and Sukoco as the crew. 2. We have predict that the sea is rough on the south side because its windy and the wind direction is south east, so we decided (as Ricky explained to you just before you're leaving the marina) to go out fishing on the east side, which is calmer sea to make you comfort during the trip, which is our primary concern on our every trip. But unfortunately, just before we arrived on the first spot the sea was rough that make your wife gets sea sick, so we give you the alternate choice to drop your wife at Lembongan so she could relieves her self on the restaurant by the beach. 3. About the duration of the trip, Ricky has explained to you just before you're leaving the marina, and we are sorry that our crew did not notice about that. 4. We are sorry about the fish finder, its broken on your trip, and the sonar is still on reparation on the workshop. 5. At times we fishing our guide and the crew are doing their best to keep you comfort, that is why they are taking the rod from your son, because they seemed too tired. Its a bottom fishing technique that we are applied that day on the 200 meter depth with 800 gram of sinker. The idea is to keep your energy saved so that is why our crew is taking the rod, and surely they will give them back when they had a bite. Since is too quite, our guide and crew try to make a fun on the boat, that is when he reeling out a large coral, we knew its a coral that's why we are not giving it to your son to reeling it up, for our crew its a funny thing that Tomi (driver) reeling up a coral and ended snapping the rod. We are apologized if that is make you uncomfort, we are just try to break the cold. 6. The snorkling spot is so called "mangroove point", its not a random spot, as you can see there's a lot of boat that do the snorkeling over there, and we also give you the option either you still wanna do the snorkeling or fishing, and clearly you decided to go back to the marina and ended the trip. 7. On the rough sea our speed limit is between 20-25 knott, that is the normally speed we used (our boat is 11 mtr length 2.5 meterr width) to keep you comfort on that condition, and we also remind you to seat at the back seat, but you insist to seat on the front seat which is the harder side on the rough water. Once again we are apologized for the inconvenience that you have on your trip.
Written August 14, 2017
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Joseph B
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Contacted this group about a month before our vacation for an 8 hour fishing trip. Asked if the boat was private, or if it would be shared with others. We really did not care either way, just wanted to know. We were told it was private and no one else was on the boat other than myself and two friends, plus a couple of staff. We were told we would have three forms of fishing: Popping, Jigging, Trolling. We were also told we would go to Nusa Penida secluded beach for snorkeling & lunch.

When we arrived we found out there was another person joining us, no big deal, but not exactly what we were told we paid for. A few hours into the trip we learn the other guy had only paid for a half day, and was expecting a half day. It appeared Edy had forgotten our email conversation and our expectations of a full 8 hour day of fishing & snorkeling. We started to wrap up fishing in four hours and I pulled out my phone to show him our email conversation. We stayed fishing for a bit longer, but the tension was just awkward after that moment, plus I felt bad because this other guy has a family to get back to. We jigged for hours, and I finally requested trolling to take a break and relax. I could tell they did not exactly like my suggestion (assuming they like saving gas).

I had to remind Edy about the snorkeling, which he did take us, but just took us to a normal populated area close to our launch point. Not exactly Nusa Penida secluded beach, and it is something we could have walked to from our hotel to accomplish.

Because Edy had thought we were doing the 4 hour trip we ran out of water! That's just not safe, and every boat should have an abundance of water. Suffice it to say, we were getting very thirsty by the end!

That is pretty much the bad, but the good part was we did catch fish and Edy arranged for a portion of our catch to be filleted and cooked right there on the beach. The remainder of the catch was gutted and Edy arranged for a van for us to drop off the meat at a local orphanage as we requested.

I suppose the trip can be summed up as lack of communication. In the future, these guys can really offer a good trip if they review all of their communication with clients and do what they say they are going to do. Edy did a great job of responding to my emails and staying in contact before the trip, but just not sure how he forgot a couple of the key points such as the full day of fishing and Nusa Penida snorkeling.
Written July 1, 2015
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MC L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
I booked a 2 day trip with Edy with a fishing buddy. Hotel pickup and send back was provided. 3 crews that came with us were friendly and provided excellent service. When our lines were jammed in the reel, they helped to untangle it. Good knowledge of the local water and where the big fishes were. Boat is well maintained. We caught good quality fishes including red ruby snappers and skipjack tuna. They prepared and cooked the fishes upon our return to land. Great trip with good service. Just call Edy to book. Recommend.
Written March 29, 2018
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