'Thai 2 On'
Thai 2 On is predominantly a multi day vessel with 3 double bedrooms, the ideal boat for visiting the world famous fishing grounds around the Similan Islands.
Thai 2 On is a 56 ft twin engine luxury motor yacht furnished & equipped to the highest standard.
Fishing equipment includes Shimano Tiagra reels 16,30,50, GPS , fish finder, outriggers, downrigger, fighting chair and harness.
Thai 2 On has a spacious saloon and fly bridge, 3 large air conditioned, double bedroom making it the perfect choice for multi day trips.
Thai 2 On has an English skipper/owner, Iain who is one of the most experienced skippers out of Chalong and really enjoys sharing his fishing skills, catering for the beginner or experienced angler alike. His cooking isn't too bad either.
All our trips require a 50% payment in advance, the balance to be paid on the day
Exotic Destinations on board 'Thai 2 On'
The Burma Banks
Continuing north into Myanmartian waters, if that’s what the sea off Myanmar (Burma) is called, we have to call in at Victoria to pick up an obligatory “guide” before we are allowed to continue our journey to the “Burma Banks” which has some of the best bill-fish fishing within the comfortable range of most of our “overnight” boats.
The Burma Banks are a series of flat topped underwater mountains covering a huge area of around 1,500 square kilometers. The waters around the “banks” are 300/350 meters deep and gradually rise to 15 meters from the surface, making this vast area inaccessible to commercial trawlers who in the past few years have decimated much of the Andaman Sea.
Situated 180Km North West of the Similan Islands and 90 to 180 Km due west of Ranong (Thailand) and Kawthaung, Myanmar (Burma) Nearly half way to the Andaman Islands (India) in international waters although economic rights are claimed by the Myanmar Government.
Because of strong currents and no place to “run” for protection from foul weather the “banks” can only be visited, for safety reasons, during our “high” season mid- February to mid-April.
Obviously there is nothing to see, but you’re here for the fishing and this is one of the best “bill” fishing areas anywhere, with Marlin and Sailfish in abundance.
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands
And on to the ultimate in Big Game Adventure Fishing completely awesome fishing in even more awesome surroundings.
Approximately 600 Km north-west of Phuket lies one of the last pristine fishing grounds left on earth, the celebrated Andaman Islands. In fact it was in the early 1990s that the first friendly contact was made with the Sentinelese, one of the few remaining indigenous tribes, which prior to this greeted newcomers with spears, bows and arrows. The Indian government still strictly prohibits visitation to North Sentinel Island due to the hostility of the natives and the dangers involved in navigating the coral reefs surrounding the island where stories about a sunken Portuguese galleon loaded with gold abound.
In the Andaman and Nicobar group there are approximately 570 islands of which only around 40 are permanently populated. Situated closer to Thailand in the Bay of Bengal this tropical Indian outpost is one of the last unspoiled fishing destinations on earth, a place where your wildest fishing ambitions are liable to come true.
Around Little Andaman Island keep your eyes peeled for the infamous Andaman Saltwater Crocs which could steal your catch and all your tackle. Growing to 8 or 9 meters long this is a serious predator that laughs at 100lb line.
While fishing off Barren Island, around 130km from Port Blair our visitors often take a photo opportunity, away from their fishing, of a smoking volcano which stated smoldering in the late 1990’s and still occasionally covered our boats with ash.
Sorry to relate, that at present, due to Indian bureaucracy and the time/costs involved in getting permits etc. these islands are now too expensive to visit, hopefully this is only temporary setback. As this is the ultimate in Big Game / Adventure Fishing.
While we wish to resume trips to the Andamans and are at present seeking assistance from the Indian authorities, we are still led to believe there is still an embargo, of sorts, on boats from Phuket.