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7 Star Fishing Adventures

Updated on January 29, 2012

A Fishing Adventure In Sabah

Taking a fishing vacation, especially chartering a fishing boat and heading out in the open seas around Sabah is a unique adventure. One, you are on an adventure off the beaten path. Granted, a fishing expedition is not for everyone, but the call of fishing in the open seas is a call to action for anglers anywhere. Two, you get to eat freshly caught fish, prepared for you by a trained cook while you are chilling out on a boat in the middle of the south china sea, sipping a beer. Now, that's hard to beat! Three, you get to hang out with like-minded individuals who share plenty of sea stories and anecdotes about the biggest darned fish they ever caught.

Where are the choice fishing spots in Sabah? Take your pick, you can fish all around the waters of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, all the way up to Labuan. The waters around Labuan are well-known for diving and fishing. You can head off to the Manatani Islands, a group of isolated islands off the coast of Kota Belud, or fish off the coast of Kudat, the Tip of Borneo? Fancy seeing what's biting in Layang Layang?

It doesn't end there. You see, the best thing about having a boat is you can go anywhere to fish. All the way to Pulau Tiga, the survivor island from the hit television series. Ever heard of the mysterious island northwest of Kota Kinabalu, the Mengelum Island? Most of the local people in Kota Kinabalu has never heard of, let alone set foot on. But it is perfectly safe, and you can fish undisturbed in clear waters.

On Board The 7 Star

You can e-mail 7 Star Fishing Adventures, a licensed private boat registered in Sabah, Malaysia. Negotiate the price and duration of your planned fishing trip. Set the date and time you want to head out to sea, and they will pick you up from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and drive you to your hotel in the city. The shortest duration for a fishing trip out at sea is 2 days, due to the distances and time it takes to travel to the fishing site. And you can organize a trip with your fishing buddies if you want, the boat, 7 STAR can accommodate up to 10 anglers.

The 7 STAR, a fishing boat 65 feet in length by 14 feet in width. It has 10 bunks, and comes with shower facilities (no salty baths on this trip), and a functional kitchen to cook our meals. Oh, and a stocked beverage counter, which you can load up with cold beers before you head off to sea. The boat is equipped with satellite phone, GPS and sonar, which is used to find the fishes. Bring your own rod or you can rent fishing gear from them and they will provide the bait.

The captain of the boat is Captain Moktar, who everybody addresses by his first name, Captain. An experienced captain and fisherman, who knows where all the good spots for fishing are. Notice I qualified that sentence with "good spots for fishing" which is the reason why most of the anglers are here for. What is unique about this fishing adventure is the size and variety of the catch. Seriously, you can see the prove here, on every trip tired but satisfied anglers have plenty to show off and brag about.

5 things you shouldn't miss!

1. Catching the big one out in the open sea. It's man versus fish, a test of patience and strength.

2. Night fishing is a whole nice experience, the air temperature is cooler and the fishes are biting.

3. Enjoying the beautiful sunsets in between fishing, while waiting for your freshly caught huge fish to be cooked for dinner.

4. Taking time out to enjoy the open sea and the freedom to chart your own way. With the help of GPS, Sonar and radar.

5. Take lots of photographs and videos, you earn extra bragging rights for being on an open sea fishing adventure, and catching the big one.

The Catch Of The Day

This video shows you the boat, the sea, the fishes, the catches and the satisfied anglers of 7 STAR Fishing Adventures in Sabah.

7 STAR Angling Boat For Hire

How To Contact Them For A Fishing Adventure


Telephone No:


6019 820 9322


6019 810 3689

Available Fishing Trips

1) 4 Days/3 Nights

2) 3 Days/2 Nights

3) 2 Days/1 Night

4) Day Trip - 8.00am to 8.00pm


Their Home On The Internet

The owners of 7 Star Fishing Adventures have created their own website, Anyone interested in chartering a fishing boat for some deep sea fishing in the waters of Borneo, Sabah should visit their website.

The best charter for deep sea fishing is 4 days and 3 nights. They will provide the pick-up from the airport and arrange for your hotel. They will also clean and prepare your catch for you to fly home with. Bring your own gear, although the owners tell me that they can rent you the gear if you don't bring your own. Do you catch bigger fishes with your own gear? I don't know but most anglers will prefer to use their own gear. Bait will be provided, they use small fishes bought by the kilogram from the wet market.

For those who like to travel light, 7 Star Fishing Adventures can provide rods and other fishing gear to anglers. You only rent what you need, at a very low price. All fishing gear provided by 7 Star are good for open sea fishing.

Visit their website and check the FAQ.

Book A Hotel In Sabah

7 Star Fishing Adventures can assist you in making hotel bookings in convenient locations in Kota Kinabalu city. The 7 Star team will pick you up from the airport and take care of all your needs the minute you touchdown in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. No extra charges apply for pickup and transport to hotel, airport and fishing boat.

Or you can arrange hotel accommodations at your favorite hotel or resort below.

The 7 Star Experience In Sabah

Satisfied customers from all over the world choose 7 Star Fishing Adventures. From Hong Kong to Singapore, from France to Australia, even from our neighbors, the Philippines and Brunei.

Here is a group ofanglers from Singapore who had a great time fishing in Sabah. Not only did they fished round the clock, their partying and good cheer made the 4 day, 3 night fishing trip a pleasure.

The 1 Borneo Fishing Team who took part in IGFA Labuan International Game Fishing Tournament 2011 chartered the 7 Star. The tournament fishing ground is at Layang Layang island, a 10 hour boat ride away.

Many of the clients become good friends, returning to fish in Sabah every year. Here is one of our friends from Down Under who came to do some open sea fishing in the waters of Kota Kinabalu.

Find More Adventures In Sabah

Check out this cool website that introduces Sabah, Malaysia to the world. Sabah, also know as North Borneo is the home of the Rafflesia flower, widely acknowledge as the largest flower in the world. Take a vacation in Sabah, travel from Mount Kinabalu to dive in Sipadan Island.

You can read all about the Sabah adventures at

Readers: Have you been there before?

Fishing on a boat in the open seas is an adventure not to be missed. Yes, it's hot at times, but the catch is amazing! You have not idea how good the fishes really taste until you take this trip. This may be the only time, you fish in the south china sea, and sulu sea in the same week. Once you have gone on such an adventure, the anglers among you will find it hard to resist the next call.

Would you like to go on a fishing adventure out in the open seas of Sabah?

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      LewesDE 6 years ago

      Great lens. I hope you make more of them!

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      dragonsix 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you! What a nice thing to say.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

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      dragonsix 6 years ago

      @sukkran trichy: Thank you for dropping in!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i love open sea fishing. waiting for the opportunity to go over there. thanks for sharing