beginner boat fishing course


Beginners Boat Fishing Course 

Ever wanted to try fishing on a boat but not sure where or how to start? Worried about safety when out at sea? Unsure about investing in fishing equipment? Fret not, we've got you covered!

Our guided, beginners boat fishing course is a fun and safe way to learn how to catch, fight and land fish successfully. All fishing tackle, bait and personal floatation devices will be provided.

Our Boat

You will be fishing onboard Fishiotherapy. Our Ponga 28 center console, fibre glass boat that is outfitted with a Mercury 150HP 4 stroke outboard engine. We have a toilet, live bait well, two coolers to store drinks and catches, GPS, Fish Finder and all Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) required safety equipment on board.

We are berthed at Marina at Keppel Bay. (Click for directions) 

Course Outline

Our guide will give you an introduction to the fishing equipment provided by Shimano and explain how to use them in the correct manner at the berth. The skipper will also conduct a short briefing on safety at sea and demonstrate how personal floatation devices work, should the situation arise while we are offshore. 

You will learn the basic technique of bottom fishing with bait. Paternoster (Apollo) rigs and sinkers will be provided. Tips on how to hook your bait and present it in the most appealing way to attract fish will also be shared with you. We will be fishing around the southern islands hunting for snapper and grouper species.

Course Eligibility

This course is open to beginners (aged 16 and above) with zero to little fishing experience without any major underlying health issues. Family groups with children (aged 5 to 15) are welcome, provided there are at least 2 adults present.

What Is Provided

A Fishing Guide 
Shimano Fishing Rods & Reels ( 1 set per person )
All Fishing Rigs & Sinkers
Personal Floatation Devices (1 per person )
Fishing Bait
Ice & Mineral Water
Plastic Bags ( For Your Catches )

What To Bring

Sun Block
Hat or Cap
Spare Clothes
Disposable Raincoat ( In case of rain ) 

Other Useful Information

Please be at the Marina lobby 15 minutes before the start of your fishing trip. Discounted parking coupons from the Marina for full day fishing trips are available at $16.50. You may choose to purchase them from the Skipper if you require them. Catches can be kept, however please release undersized fish.

Terms & Conditions

Full payment is required to confirm bookings. A minimum of 5 participants are required to commence a course. If there are insufficient participants, the course will be postponed to the next available date.

No refunds for cancellations unless the Captain deems it unsafe for fishing due to bad weather or mechanical issues with the boat. Customers will be liable to pay for any damage to personal floatation devices or fishing tackle provided that is caused by misuse.

Personal Insurance is strongly recommended. Charter Operator is not liable for any loss or injuries. Fishiotherapy is fully owned and operated by Saltheads Pte Ltd.

For bookings or inquiries, contact us via Email: or WhatsApp: +65 9298 1083


"I am a total newbie to the fishing scene and going onboard the Fishiotherapy with the chaps from Saltheads was a truly amazing experience. I honestly know absolutely nothing about fishing and they patiently guided me in the dos and don’ts of fishing and safety onboard the boat. They provided all the gear, even help bait my hook and advised me on how to land the fish onboard. Even got cooking tips! They somehow knew the best spots to get the fish and we landed a quite a few nice sized ones. The tranquil lunch break on Pulau Hantu was amazing too.  

- Ron

"Accommodating and hardworking captain who’s especially patient with new anglers. He tries hard to give his charges the best chance of landing fish, which to me makes a huge difference. Nice vessel with ample fishing and seating space."

- Frank