from € 3200

Sea fishing on Socotra island

Tour features
On request
1 pers
7 days

Tour description

Sea expeditions and fishing in the little-known wild places is gaining popularity in the world, so the fans of fishing more and more are attracted by Socotra island. The ocean around the island is rich in diversity of fish, here you can catch a big and tasty fish.

The special fishing tours are organized on Socotra for a few years. Each of these trip is an opportunity to learn the nature and its elements.

The author of this EXCLUSIVE tourism program is a world-famous Italian fisherman and diver-athlete Nikola Vitali, who organizes for many years a "fun fishing" only for VIP-clients from the USA, Western Europe, Japan, China and the Middle East. Fishing tours are organized a few times a year and for a maximum of 4-5 participants. Record in his group is formed six months ahead. This year for the first time, Nicolas agreed to organize a fishing citizens of the CIS and Eastern Europe.

Tour "Sea fishing on Socotra island" will be held in October 2014 (exact dates to be confirmed) in a distant part of Socotra Island, where practically no one is brought in tourist groups. The duration of this tour is 8 days, 6 days of which are completely devoted to fishing. It is possible to expand the program with an additional visit to the best spots of the island. Group will be accompanied by English-speaking guide. The cost may be increased due to additional travel services (hotel accommodation in a superior room, increasing the number of staying days and expansion of the route). We also encourage you to spend time not only for fishing, but also to learn the natural resources of the island and the mainland of Yemen.

Terms of Participation:

  • number of participants in a group of 4-5 people (a group formed in parallel on the territory of several countries);
  • participants should already have experience in sea fishing;
  • professional equipment and gear are provided.

For the tour will be specially rented Arab dhow, on which will be organized voyage to Samha island, where there will be a camp for a few days. In the sea you will go out on the fishing boats and small boats made ​​of fiberglass. Boat length is about 8 meters.

Because the island is sparsely populated and within the area there are only few fishermen, respectively, fish in the ocean remains intact, that allows it to grow to enormous size (you can see on the pictures). Ocean near Socotra island is rich in fish sailfish, Spanish mackerel, pelagic crabs, various types of Karang, coral fish, grouper, coral trout and green jobfis. From the shore you can catch a small barracuda and blue jack mackerel.

Our camp will consist of two large tents designed for six people. One tent will be as a dining room and kitchen, the second is for an overnight stay (for every fisherman there are mattresses, sheets and pillows). In the camp there is always fresh water and a shower stall. With us will be chef with a camp kitchen and a translator.

Usually we eat pasta, rice, bread, beans, eggs, fish and seafood, cookies, cheese, lamb, honey. Non-alcoholic drinks are included in the cost of the trip, alcoholic beverages are allowed (fishermen may bring with them their drinks, on the island there is no alcohol outlets).

Route Description

Departure - Arrival in Sanaa - Rest

Flight to Istanbul, transfer to a flight to Sana'a (capital of Yemen). Arrival in Sana'a.

Sana'a - Socotra island - Accommodation in camp - Fishing

After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to the Socotra island. Transfer by jeep to the base camp. Preparing the equipment and the beginning of fishing.

All these six days will be entirely devoted to fishing in selected areas (change of every day). Participants will be provided with three meals a day and water.

At the end of the fishing program we come back by jeep to the capital of Socotra Island, the Hadiboh. Accommodation in a hotel 3*. Overnight.

End of the tour - Departure to Sana'a

After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to Sana'a.

Arrival to Sana'a. In the capital, for those who wish, can be organised an excursion and continuation of the program on Yemen.

The price includes:
  • accomodation in camping and campground;
  • fishing tackle and tourist equipment for tent camp;
  • nutrition;
  • domestic flight;
  • medical insurance.
Additional charges:
  • international flights;
  • additional days of stay and tourism services (program formed individually);
  • accommodation in hotels of chosen category;
  • tipping.
from € 3200 Tour price