Island Fishing FunPhu Quoc Island, Vietnam
Join a squid fishing fleet on the idyllic island of Phu Quoc and try your hand at catching your own dinner. Organised tours departing from Duong Dong Harbour at sunset will show you the ropes or, for a serious squid-jiggling jaunt, you can commission your own boat and skipper at An Thoi Port in Ganh Dau.
Largely undeveloped, Phu Quoc is located in the Gulf of Thailand about 15 kilometres off the coast of Cambodia and is made up of white-sand beaches and lush tropical jungle, with most of the island a declared national park. If you like fish sauce with your squid, check out one of the local distilleries. Nose pegs recommended.
Jetstar, Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Ai operate regular direct flights to Phu Quoc from Ho Chin Minh. Superdong fast ferries (about US$10) operate from Rach Gia and Ha Tien to Vong Beach and take about two-and-a-half hours.
There are many fishing operators around the island, offering group, private, customised and night tours, starting from around US$17.