Duration: 12 Hours - Hotel Pickup Transportation: Vehicle: Army Jeep - Sail: Long-tail Boat - Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off Trip type: Private - Shared Language: Vietnamese - English Inclusions: Self-caught Lunch and Dinner, Mineral Water, soda, beer, fruits, Pro-level Spearfishing gear(spearfishing wetsuits, Freediving fins, Salvimar/Epsealon Spearguns, Dive masks+snorkels), Spearfishing course
You are cordially invited to go on a spearfishing/island adventure with us by a vintage Army Jeep in 12 hours to South Phu Quoc. Spearfishing is an ancient sport, but this time, we are doing it in a modern way.
This adventure will take place in the South of Phu Quoc Island in 12-hour length, only 4 people per trip are allowed.
You are cordially invited to go on a spearfishing/island adventure with the Savage Dragon. Spearfishing is an ancient sport, but this time, we are doing it in a modern way. If your picture of spearfishing consists of a man in a speedo standing on a rock-throwing a spear into the water, well… it’s time to update that image a lil’ bit. A modern spearfisher hunt with a speargun is protected by a neoprene wetsuit against the environment of the seas and navigates the underwater depths using a pair of long freediving fins.
A private charter with a vintage Army Jeep
Escort by a professional ‘hunters’
Learn to spearfish
Hunt your own fish
Enjoy 8-10 kg of fish for lunch and dinner
Watch the sunset on remote beaches Campfire, BBQ, drinks on empty beaches
Join the Savage Dragon’s crew as well as OnBird Team, so next time when your friends ask you:“What did you do in Phu Quoc?”, you wouldn’t have to answer “Well, I sunbathed and read books all day.”
Requirements for Novice Hunters:
Previous snorkeling experience
Good swimming ability
Comfortable in the sea
Requirements for Advanced Hunters:
The previous freediving experience
Previous spearfishing experience
***There is also a “secret” location called Mystery Island so hidden away that no tourist boat ever goes there. It is known to only a handful of local fishermen who go there once a year. In order to get there sea conditions have to be perfect: calm waters, still winds and weak waves. Mystery Island is an absolute gem but is not included in the usual travel plan due to its difficulty to access. However, every now and then, perhaps once a month, there is that perfect day. Should you happen to be the lucky few, I will announce it and the decision to visit it is yours.***
10:00 AM: Depart from Duong Dong town for the traditional long-tail boat the An Thoi harbor
Pickup time for customers staying outside of Duong Dong town
Ong Lang area: 9:45 AM
Vinpearl area: 9:30 AM
Bai Truong area (Sol beach, Novotel, InterContinental): 10:20 AM
Marriot area: 10:30 AM
10:40 AM: Arrive at the An Thoi harbor, get onto a long-tail boat and sail the South sea 10 Km
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off by Vintage Army Jeep
Top tier English speaking Cicerone – Spearfish-men
Mineral Water – Beer
Self-caught Lunch and Dinner
1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax, 6 pax
What to expect in this spectacular hunt?
You can either come with me as Accompanied Guests or as Hunters.
Accompanied Guests get to experience everything but they do not actually do the hunting parts. Hunters, on the other hand, will be supplied with their own spearfishing gear and will go with me to spear some nice fish for the group to eat. Novice Hunters are those trying spearfishing for the first time and will receive instructions on speargun handling and safety. Advanced Hunters will go hunting at their own pace. Either way, everyone will get to taste their own delicious seafood-decked lunch and dinner and experience an adventure like no other on this side of the Gulf of Thailand ).
For this South trip, we will drive to the An Thoi harbor, where we will meet our long-tail boat captain.
Our first staging ground is called Dragon Island, an uninhabited little gem with one single golden beach. This is where we will unload the equipment and hop off. The captain will prepare a campfire. At this point Accompanied Guests can enjoy the island at their own leisure (snorkeling, chilling, sunbathing, Instagramming). Hunters will take their gear and go with me to some good hunting spots, and hopefully, we can come back with some nice catch. After all, we got a roar-in’ fire waiting for its BBQ!
Once lunch is over, it’s time to hope back onto the captain’s boat and head towards the other islands. These include Bom Island where the water is clear and snorkeling top-notch. This can also serve as our next spearfishing spot. Next is Gam Ghi or Dam Ngang Island where you can see the legendary Sphinx and prowl the depths for tasty Rabbitfish, Parrotfish, Oysters, and Groupers. Another possibility is Golden Turtle Island, which is a crescent-shaped bay that serves as a shelter for hordes of fish.
Once we are done and tired, we will finish the day by visiting either May Rut or Fingernail Islands. At this point, these 2 most popular islands should be empty (around 17.30). So we get to claim and enjoy the best beaches in Phu Quoc all for ourselves. The highlight of this relaxing time is to watch the sunset.
Afterward, it’s time to head back to the harbor. But the adventure is not over yet. Somebody has to cook the rest of our catch, and boy, are there catches! We will drive back to my house and it’s time to cook ourselves a nice, big Vietnamese home-cooked dinner for the whole group!
1. Why do our tours usually depart different time to other tour operators'?
The development of the smokeless industry is enjoying a strong rise in a number of tourists, this has given rise to noisy space in Phu Quoc in general and the An Thoi archipelago in particular. This is one of the challenging riddles needed solving for us to bring customers to see natural beauty, a quiet atmosphere, the original sense of Phu Quoc Island. And as a result, we eventually found out a proper solution, schedule for customers that want to stay away from the crowd. So much noise in life that we cannot absorb. Starting the tour earlier, we make sure that you will be experiencing the noise, discomfort from external elements. You probably don’t want to meet carrying hundreds of people boats as well as land on a crowded island that certainly ruins your experience?
2. Notice of environmental protection
“Traditional Vietnamese Handline Fishing” is “eliminated” from activities for purpose of conserving marine ecosystem Every day hundreds of boat leaving the harbor for “snorkeling tour” in Phu Quoc, most of them provide customers with fishing activity and mostly they fish tiny and small size fish with rudimentary tools (handline). For Onbird, we keep a “terrible” vision of this irresponsibility in the protection of the environment.For snorkeling tour on purpose if you fish then you will probably fish up small size fish, we don’t expect big fish from this tour and there is no point in fishing if you will eventually let them back the sea in either living or dead status, on the other hand, it is crime against the nature mother.
“Dedicated Professional Deep sea fishing Trip” is dedicated to providing customers with an awesome experience fishing big fish in the waters around the An Thoi archipelago. This is a dedicated fishing trip with dedicated fishing boat, electronic Sonar, GPS, Top American Penn Equipment, and specialized UK guide.
There is an upsurge in the number of visitors to Phu Quoc island during the last few years. Hundreds of big wooden boats have been being made in order to meet orders of purchasing from “cheap” tour companies. These carrying many people boats have been being a direct cause of dying coral reefs in Phu Quoc. They are irresponsible in anchoring, guiding customers in shallow areas of coral reef. Local government is implementing a number of solutions in order to limit the number of wooden boats, restricting them from anchoring in areas of coral reefs.