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Bountiful Bali Fishing

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Sanur, Indonesia
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About Bountiful Bali Fishing
Bountiful bali fishing is a modern company with Balinese attitudes and ways, our fishing boat BOUNTIFUL BALI and equipment is the latest in Bali, with our very experienced Captain of many year's fishing experience to take you to the area's best for the fishing you want to do, but he can guarantee a great day out fishing.
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Lucy A wrote a review Nov 2017
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Caught a lot of fish had an excellent day with kids and husband went for 3-4 hours kids loved it!!!!
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Date of experience: March 2017
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Phil-Whitehead wrote a review Jul 2017
Perth, Australia7 contributions9 helpful votes
Arranged pick up for 07:30, they arrived late at 08:00 (no big deal). Payed for 4 hours of fishing time, which i had the company confirm via the agent when booking that this meant 4 hours of actual fishing time, ie not 4 hours including travel time from hotel. Arrived at location at 09:00 and was made to wait half an hour before being taken to the boat at 09:30. Started fishing at 10:00. Fishing site was terrible, equipment was even worse - every line was old and wound up into bends meaning bait snags and thus no chance to actually catch anything. We moved to another 3 equally or even worse fishing sites all very close to either the shore or the main boat thoroughfare of the industrial port. The boat itself had 2 engines, one was broken and the other was having mechanical issues. The icing on the cake came when the Captain told me that's it, fishing is over for the day at 11:25. When I questioned him where were my 4 hours of fishing time, he said i'd had it, as we started at 08:00 ! ! What I actually got was nearly 90 minutes of fishing (even less due to equipment and boat problems). Avoid this company like the plague. Complained to the agent back onshore (Bali Dolphin) who just blamed the Captain. Not sure if Bountiful Bali Fishing is a front for the fishing side of their business as it seems that everything is run by Bali Dolphin. Avoid both companies....
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Date of experience: July 2017
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James B wrote a review Jul 2017
New York City, New York105 contributions103 helpful votes
Sheesh. I feel really stupid for not having looked for reviews here before booking Bountiful Bali for a 6 hour fishing trip. It was the worst fishing charter ever. I spent 6 hours on the water with people who obviously were amateurs. Their only idea for how to find fish was to look for other boats. Normally if fish aren't present or biting in one place a good fishing guide will move to a different location where there are better prospects. This guide and his buddies on the boat wanted to keep drifting the same area over and over where they could catch small fish (8 inches) for their dinner tables rather than go after the larger fish I booked them for. Their idea of fishing by trolling is to just throw out a line behind the boat while you motor to where they want to bottom fish for their dinner. The boat is poorly kept and the fishing gear is in bad shape. They don't even have the most basic fishing technology on the boat. A $100 fish finder would be a huge upgrade. Their customer service also leaves a lot to be desired. So the bottom line is this. If you want to spend all your time fishing for 8 inch fish for your guide's dinner table, this is the outfit for you. If you want to do some real fishing, look elsewhere.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Mat410 wrote a review Sep 2016
Tauranga, New Zealand208 contributions27 helpful votes
After looking around for a fishing charter we found Bountiful. Few tour companies had the brochure and all said that it was 'good' but didn't know anyone that had been on it. So we got our local/helpful taxi driver to book it for us... $200+ each later we had a beat up old van waiting for us at our hotel the next morning (part of the package). Drove like crazy to unknown shop which we found out was the office. We paid the money and met our deck hand. We arrived at the beach to find out our boat had broken down so we where on a much smaller boat (not a problem as I'm use to the sea). But after getting out and trawling for a bit, it appeared the captain was trying to swing the lines through bait balls at 25+ knot to foul hook fish. We slowed down to trawling speed and managed to hook up a small tuna but one wind on the reel and it broke the lure. Very very bad quality gear. For paying top prices you expect a bit better gear. Second tuna landed but no ice to put it on so sat in a hot chilly all day. Managed to land 1 of 5 fish after plagued with gear/tackle issues. Only reason for the stars as 'Sharkie' our guide was good and as a local fisherman he knew what needed to be done. But he later told us it was the first time using this boat/captain and the captain didn't agree on the way Sharkie wanted to run the lures etc. so we had to go with the captains way. So much rubbish in the water we had to stop 5 times to remove rubbish from around the prop. When you are paying top dollar you expect a decent charter. I wouldn't use these guys again.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Trenttis wrote a review Jun 2016
Hervey Bay, Australia10 contributions10 helpful votes
Myself and a friend decided we would like to have a days fishing in Bali while on holidays. We took the locals advice who worked at our villa and booked a trip with Bountiful Fishing Charters. The first issue we had was the driver was 45 minutes late ( 700 pickup - Arrived at 745). Not that this bothered us at this stage of the day. We had a 45 minute trip to Sanur, arrived at the dive shop to pay and finalise any other issues. We were then taken to the Harbour for our boat and crew for the day. The boat was well suited for our needs and the Crew were honest and helpful. This however were the only good points for the trip. We decided we wanted to troll for the majority of the morning's fishing. It seemed promising at first with myself catching a tuna within the first 20 minutes. We had 2 other big hits from here but no success as we got chewed off!! There was no ice on the boat, so we drank warm coke and water ( not that big of a deal). However having a tuna sitting in an esky for the whole morning and no ice whatsoever to keep the flesh intact is completely unacceptable. The pelagics went off the bite shortly after. We had a brief period bottom bouncing which was very uneventful. We had terrible quality rods and reels. The reels bearings were noisy and rough to retrieve bait and the drag didn't work on my first reel. The fish were being caught they were not worthy of keeping of being kept as they were very small. We decided to troll for the rest of the morning which no fish were caught. The friendly deckie did tell us that it was to calm and we most likely would not catch any fish. We were not happy about the quality of the gear and no ice being on board (which made me lose my fish) so we tried to reason with the staff at the shop after the trip. After lots of to and fro we got a disappointing outcome. We had asked for a partial refund for the lack of organization on a fishing trip. As a keen fisherman myself, if I didn't supply ice for my fish and decent gear being able to catch quality fish, what sort of fisherman am I??? The boss of the company told the staff member no partial refund at all even after we asked politely and explained why it should be given. We also paid for 4 hours on the boat which we got a total of 3.5 hours. Yet this still was not enough justification to recieve any money back. This service is terrible and I will not refer this company to anyone . The staff who work here do not deserve this from their complacent boss who has no regard for quality service.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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