If you thought that fishing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is the same thing - think again. Even though two Emirates are just an hour away by car, there are some specific aspects we think you should know about when going fishing in Abu Dhabi. And because you should always be prepared, we decided to write a couple of essential words about fishing in Abu Dhabi. Read on!
First of all - what kind of fish is there? As we have mentioned in our post about Fishing In Dubai
, we are pretty confident in all our captains, and their skills to navigate the sea and find the best fishing spots. And while we can’t really name those locations (they prefer to keep it a secret), we can guarantee that we will get you there in no time. As for the fish, the selection in the capital waters is is a little bit more diverse. Along with your usual kingfish, queenfish, barracudas, cobias and groupers, there are some unique kinds of fish, that you will not be able to find anywhere else in the country. So if you are after silvery grunt, leather skin, yellow snapper or sheri, Abu Dhabi would be your ultimate choice for a perfect catch.
If you would like to know when exactly you should come here for fishing, then we have got you covered. The fishing season here has pretty much been established by the weather conditions in the country itself - it starts mid-September, and finishes with first days of June. Because the temperature often reaches 48 - 50 degrees Celsius during summer month in UAE, most of the people, including fishermen, prefer to stay indoors and stay cool. But once autumn rolls in, nothing will keep you from setting sail into Abu Dhabi waters early in the morning, and enjoy that serene moment with a fishing rod in your hands. Speaking of fishing equipment - when you rent a fishing boat, you don’t have to worry about the lack of fishing equipment - just mention that you are booking a vessel specifically for fishing, and our trustworthy crew will make sure that all the fishing or trolling rods, along with a bait set, are available on board - free of charge, of course.
There are a couple of places where you will be able to start your trip: in the western part of the city it is Emirates Palace, Marina Mall Harbour or Al Bateen Harbour; in the western part it’s the famous Yas Marina, located on the Yas Island, right next to Yas Marina Circuit; in the south - ish part of the city is Eastern Mangroves Harbour, that is sitting right in the middle of a wildlife reservation. Depending on where you start your trip, you have a couple of sightseeing options, that can become a great addition to your fishing session. You can either see the whole Abu Dhabi Corniche (Emirates Palace, Marina Mall Harbour, Al Bateen Harbour), gaze upon a futuristic Formula 1 track(Yas Marina), or hop in between nearby islands, including a Saadiyat Island, which is a pretty popular tourist destination in itself(Eastern Mangroves Harbour).
Now, let’s quickly mention the most popular fishing types in the region:
-bottom fishing is, probably, the easiest one to start from. All you need is a boat, fishing rod and a couple of bait sets to get you started.;
-deep sea fishing is, as you might have already guessed, is a complete opposite of bottom fishing - our experienced captain will guide you to the best fishing areas in town, and we can assure you that you will have a time of your life;
-trolling - a type of fishing, where you are drawing a couple of fishing lines through the water from aboard your fishing yacht.
So as you can see, fishing enthusiasts would feel like home here - fishing boat tours in Abu Dhabi can be arranged in no time, and you can enjoy the very thing you like as soon as tomorrow. Now, the best way to get a yacht charter in Abu Dhabi
is, of course, through CharterClick. Booking your fishing trip has never been easier - just set the date, starting time and the overall duration(we highly recommend to book your fishing boat for at least four hours, so you don’t have to worry about being rushed), and you will be given a list with all the available boats for a time slot you have chosen. To further narrow down your search results, you can set the number of people you are bringing with you, and specify the type of the boat you are looking for as “Fishing”. That’s it - what you see is exactly what you get, so there’s no need to call anybody and ask whether that boat you prefer is available or not. If you see it, it is! Just pay with your Visa, MasterCard or Amex, and we will instantly send you a confirmation, so you know your exact meeting point. Now you can sit back, relax, and plan your future trip - it is going to be awesome!
Next time you are thinking about going fishing, be smart, and book your boat online - at CharterClick.com