The Top Fishing Tours in Samoa
Boasting warm waters attracting an array of game fish species all year round, Samoa is a fisherfolk’s dream! No fish goes to waste here, as the locals rely on the ocean to provide sustenance. Whether you’re in it for the sport or want to experience a taste of the Samoan lifestyle, the fishing charters and tours in Samoa offer a fantastic day (or half-day) out. Check out the best fishing charters in Samoa, including on Upolu and Savai’i in this comprehensive list!
1. Troppo Fishing Adventures Samoa
Your go-to for fishing out of Apia, or Upolu for that matter, Troppo Fishing Adventures Samoa provide a wealth of ways to get out on the water and reel in the big ones. There are your standard half-day and full-day fishing charters taking you to where all of your favourite pelagic species are, starting from only a 10-minute boat ride from the Apia Marina. What’s more, the fishing operator is fully equipped for you to choose whether to troll, pop or jig. They can also arrange multi-day fish and stay packages with their partner resort, Taumeasina Island Resort, or even liveaboard fishing adventures, which you can find out more about in the 20 Most Unique Accommodations in Samoa.
Location: Apia Marina, Beach Road, Apia.
2. Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge Fishing Charter
One of the top places for fishing in Savai’i, Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge is not only one of the venues for the annual Samoa International Game Fishing Association tournament but offers its own exciting array of charters. The lodge has two fishing boats to make the most of the converging north and south currents off the nearby cape, ideal for catching that elusive marlin or simply enjoying being out on the water. Note that all fish caught remains the property of the accommodation, but it will be served to you fresh for dinner. See more fishing lodges like Va-i-Moana in the 7 Best Fishing Resorts & Lodges in Samoa.
Location: Va-i-Moana Seaside Lodge, between the villages of Asau and Auala, Main North Coast Road, northwest coast of Savai’i.
3. Le Vasa Resort Fishing Charters
Right in the heart of fishing territory, Le Vasa Resort is fully equipped to take you out on their 17 ft centre-console boat with Shimano rods and reels, GPS system, black pete lures and even an entertainment system. A couple of drinks and a sandwich per person are included in full-day charters and you’re always welcome to stock up by purchasing more drinks at the bar. For something a little different, why not try fishing the Samoan way with a canoe or net fishing? There’s also the option for shore casting and bottom fishing with all the gear rentals available from the resort. Learn more about traditional Samoan fishing techniques in The Ultimate Guide to Fishing in Samoa.
Location: Le Vasa Resort, Apolima-uta, Main West Coast Road, west coast of Upolu.
4. Saletoga Sands Resort Fishing Charter
This popular south coast resort offers its very own fishing charter operation for guests and non-guests alike! Jump onboard Game Keeper for a half-day or full-day reeling in the big ones (and, not-so-big ones, as the case may be). The boat, which holds a maximum of six passengers, launches from Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa‘s very own jetty. Learn more about the resort in The Top 25 Resorts in Samoa.
Location: Saletoga Sands Resort & Spa, Matatufu, Main South Coast Road, southeast coast of Upolu.
5. Sinalei Reef Resort Fishing Charter
This luxury resort on Upolu has some spectacular sport fishing right off its doorstep, which their 26 ft twin vee catamaran can get to without a hitch. Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa‘s fishing charter is for up to four guests with half-day charters including all of the gear, bottled water and soft drinks while full-day charters also include snacks. Either way, you’ll want to save room for your catch for dinner which can be prepared at the resort’s on-site restaurant – one which features in the 20 Best Restaurants in Samoa.
Location: Sinalei Reef Resort & Spa, Maninoa, southeast coast of Upolu.
6. Amoa Resort Fishing Charter
Of course Savai’i‘s most complete resort experience, Amoa Resort boasts its very own 30 ft boat exclusively for private fishing and snorkelling tours for guests over the age of 18. From the shores of Siufaga, the half-day and full-day charters take you straight out to the neighbouring islands where usual catches include masimasi (mahimahi), yellow-fin tuna, barracuda, giant trevally and Pacific sailfish. Return to the resort’s dining fale to enjoy your catch freshly prepared in your style of choice.
Location: Amoa Resort, Faga, Main North Coast Road, east coast of Savai’i.
7. Aganoa Lodge Fishing Charter
This lodge on the white sands of Savai’i and only a short drive from Salelologa Wharf might primarily be a surf lodge, but guests can also opt for a day or half-day on their fishing boat. All the gear and the expertise of a fishing guide who knows the area well are included in your charter with Aganoa Lodge; all you have to do is relax until the fish bite!
Location: Aganoa Lodge, signposted along the South Coast Road from Fa’a’ala village, southeast coast of Savai’i.
More About Fishing Charters in Samoa
That’s it for our list of the best fishing charters and tours in Samoa. What else do you need to know? Perhaps you’ll find the following guides useful:
- The Ultimate Guide to Fishing in Samoa
- The Best Time of Year for Fishing in Samoa
- The Types of Fish in Samoa
Finally, discover more awesome experiences in the 101 Best Things to Do in Samoa: The Ultimate List.