Ocean Active Boats

Boat: Eish – Dubai

Eish is a custom built 32ft Arabian Craft with twin 200hp Yamaha 4 stroke engines. Eish runs top of the line Garmin electronics and fully kitted with all of the required safety gear. Eish has been built for fly and sports fishing, with a lot of rod storage including fly rod storage, large hatches, casting platform etc. She is a machine!

Eish is based in Fishing village 1 in Dubai near the new Four Seasons Hotels and she is usually captained by Capt Nuwan. If it is a fly fishing charter then Head Guide Brenton, Damon, Trev or Nick will guide the trip. We can provide all of the required equipment including trolling, spinning and fly fishing gear.

Eish fishes around the Palm and World Islands but has the capability and range to fish the offshore islands or just to cruise around Dubai, Channel and enjoy Dubai.

Fishing Dubai

The Arabian Gulf is a shallow body of water that has a huge abundance of life from the smallest baitfish to big game fish. It is quite astonishing the amount of fish in the middle of Dubai under the towering skyscrapers and luxury Hotels. Dubai has built everything bigger and better and this includes building the biggest man made reefs in the World. The Palm and World Islands have changed the face of Dubai but more importantly created huge habitats for small juvenile fish which attracts the bigger game fish and in turn attracts us as fisherman. We are lucky to have a wide variety of species patrolling the shallow waters close into Dubai. The main target species are the ever present queenfish which are truly a perfect fly fishing and light tackle species, they are big, aggressive and jump once hooked making for an amazing visual spectacle from the take to the fight to landing the fish. We have a wide variety of species to target including golden trevally, yellowdot trevally, orange spot trevally, barracuda, cobia, king fish and many more.

Fishing off Dubai is unique and we refer to it as urban fishing as you are at times fishing in front of the 7 Star Burj Al Arab Hotel, Atlantis Hotel or the 200 skyscrapers in the Dubai Marina. Our trips are easy and usually half day in the morning or afternoon leaving enough time to explore the many sights of Dubai. Dubai is the perfect destination for a quick holiday, Business trip, lay over on your way to another destination or if you live in UAE and want to cure the fishing bug.

We also offer trips to Moon Island (30 miles) or Seer Abu Naer Island (50 miles) which are full day trip and can target some big fish and experience some remote islands off Dubai that attract a lot species of fish due to the remote locations and fish being attracted to the structure.

We can provide all of the fishing gear depending on the type of fishing technique or species we are targeting. We have trolling, spinning, jigging and fly fishing gear that is available on the boats on confirmation on how and when you would like to fish.

Custom Fly Fishing Boat

We run 3 x boats and all are set up for fly fishing. They are all custom built center console ranging for 27ft-34ft. The boats are powered by Mercury or Yamaha engines with cruising speeds of 30-40knots. The boats are all fully rigged with Garmin electronics, safety gear, Yeti Coolers, and all the requirement have a fantastic comfortable days out on the water.

On all the boats the trips include the boat, captain, fuel, fishing gear, water, and cold drinks. All you need to bring is yourself some snacks and a camera to take pictures of the fish and fantastic urban scenery around Dubai.

Our boats are moored in Jumeirah 2 Fishing Village 1 near the Four Seasons Hotel


There many airlines flying into Dubai and UAE but the main recommended airline is Emirates and a lot of layover deals can be found. Once in Dubai it is very easy to get around with taxis but if required we can arrange a car to pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the marina for your charter and settle the bill directly.


There is a wide range of accommodation from the 7 Star Burj Al Arab to good value 3 star hotels. We work with a wide variety of hotels and can book you a package depending on budget and requirements. We normally suggest a hotel near the Mall of the Emirates so you are central to all of Dubai’s landmarks along with the marinas.

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