Experiencing shark and squid fishing around Con Dao
Update: Mar 23, 2009
Con Dao, also known as Dao Ngoc (Pearl Island), in the East Sea about 97 nautical miles from Vung Tau City, is endowed with lovely beaches shaded with evergreen trees, fresh air, clear blue waters, primitive forests and abundant wildlife. These days Con Dao also offers fishing and squid fishing services, which are becoming increasingly popular with tourists.

Con Dao has 20 sandy beaches, some of which are attached to primitive forests creating a poetic landscape. White sand dunes slope gently to the blue and clear water of the sea, inviting visitors to swim, play in the waves and discover the beauty of coral reefs with scuba diving. Tourists are also encouraged to try fishing, and in particular squid fishing.

Fishing is an option both day and night; however squid fishing is only available at night. Unlike many areas where the fish and squid are found in deep waters or hiding behind stone falls, fish and squid are abundant around Con Dao and are easy to catch.

Tour guides are available to direct fishing groups and supplies, such as boat, fish rods and bait, as well as high-tech fishing equipment like a Global Positioning System (GPS) and a FishFinder, can easily be hired locally. There are many types of fish to catch and families and friends often gather together for seafood parties.

Ca Map (Shark), Lo Voi (limekiln) and Ong Dung capes can be reached overland and boat, junk and canoe trips which can also be arranged from Con Son town center or Ben Dam Port to Bay Canh (seven sceneries), Cau (areca), Bong Lan, Tai (talent), Tre Lon (big bamboo), and Tre Nho (small bamboo) islands, where visitors can indulge in the splendid island sceneries as well as freely drop their fishing rods and relax after a tiring work day.

At night the shimmering lights, gaudy colors and fake squid lure the squid swimming in the darkness of the sea. The best places for squid fishing are 914 Pier, Ben Dam Port, Mui Dai Cape, to name just some off-shore-sites.

Nhat Beach on Love Top is known for romantic sunsets as well as wonderful shark fishing. This is the best place for fishermen hoping to conquer a shark.

Deluxe accommodation in Con Dao is available at Sai Gon-Con Dao Resort. Poulo Condore Restaurant offers excellent seafood and rents out all necessary fishing equipment. For more information, contact

Sai Gon-Con Dao Resort
Add: 18 Ton Duc Thang St, Con Dao Dist, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.
Tel: (84-64) 3630 979