Fishing at Sea with Balinese Locals

East of Bali: Sail on board a Jukung - Fish at sea with Balinese locals.
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  • Share a unique experience with the locals.
  • Sail on board a traditional Balinese boat.
  • Try your hand at fishing some mackerel and/or some mahi-mahi.
  • Experienced and attentive guide and skipper.
  • Possibility to taste the catch of the day in a barbecue (extra cost).
Discovering the local way of life

Delve into the fishermen’s daily life by heading off in pursuit of the fish with Nyoman, your private local guide, on board his sumptuous Jukung, a traditional Balinese fishing boat.

Nyoman will pick you up at your accommodation at 5 a.m. (6 a.m. from April to July) to drive you to the jetty where you will take to the sea with his skipper.

At the first light of day and for around 3 hours, you will sail aboard the Jukung from spot to spot around Candidasa whilst learning the art of troll or bottom fishing using the equipment supplied to you by your local guide.

With Nyoman’s experience and good humour in tow you are guaranteed to spend a very authentic and memorable morning.

You will be back on land between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. If you are interested, and if the catch was good, it is possible to extend the day out and taste the fish at a barbecue at an extra cost. Otherwise, your guide will drop you back off at your accommodation.

Selamat Pagi!
(Indonesian way to say Hello)
My name is Nyoman and I'll be
your local guide for this activity.”

Nyoman lives in a little village near Candidasa, in the East of Bali, with his wife and their three children.

After spending several years doing guided tours for the guests of big hotels, he decided to become independent in order to offer activities and experiences relating to Balinese everyday life. This enables him to spread his passion for the sea, fishing, nature and his region.

Attentive, thorough and full of the joys of life, Nyoman will make your day of discovery an unforgettable one.

Foreign languages: English (fluent).

Sail on board a Jukung

The superb traditional Balinese boat

Enjoy a unique experience sailing around Bali on board a Jukung, a traditional Indonesian boat that is particularly found on the Balinese coast. This wooden outrigger canoe, with 70 cm wide and 6 m long outriggers, is still very much in use today in Bali to get around as well as to fish.

If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of some dolphins or turtles! It is not uncommon to cross paths with them in these parts…

Throughout your sea excursion, you can count on Nyoman and his skipper’s experience and exceptional knowledge of the local area to make this adventure unforgettable.

Fish at sea with Balinese locals

Whether you get lucky or not, it’ll be an unforgettable day!

Try your luck in the fish-filled waters of the Candidasa region where you will sail from spot to spot with Nyoman and his skipper.

Depending on the time of year, you can get really lucky and catch some really tasty fish like mackerel or mahi-mahi for instance. Mackerel live in Balinese waters all year round, while mahi-mahi are only present in these waters from the months of April to July.

You will learn various techniques such as troll and bottom fishing and the necessary equipment will be provided. As the Jukung is especially crafted for this type of activity, luck is on your side for the fishing to be a success.