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17 Aug 2014 09:58 AM
    Welcome to GT-Fishing Socotra!

    If you are interested in popping, jigging ,fly fishing and shore fishing in the most wild, remote, virgin and unspoiled sea with monster Giant Travelly, then you are in the right place.

    Fishing Monster GT

    Fishing in the wonderful island of Socotra is a unique experience for wild fishing anglers (popping, vertical jigging, light spinning, fly fishing)

    Our fishing program will include:

    - Ministry fishing fees and agreement with local fishermen/villages

    - Accommodation at your choice in hotel (Hadibo) or camp-sites (Socotra Dream Tours Fishing Camp: private tents, cooking service and ice boxes for your drinks; main tent for meals, table and chairs, umbrellas; fresh water for shower; technical toilet)

    - Food prepared by our cooks at camp-sites or in local restaurants (rice or pasta, vegetable soups, fish, lobster, goat meat, eggs, cheese, local bread, milk, coffee, tea, honey or other spreads for breakfast, soft drinks)

    - Transfer to fishing sites: 4x4car (Toyota land cruiser) and pick up for your equipment

    - Local boats (7/8m, engine 40cv), 2pax/boat

    - English speaking guide, Arabic speaking captain

    Fishing day: Breakfast will be served very early (5:00am) to exploit the best part of the day on the sea. After a short transfer you will reach the most interesting fishing spots, not so far from the coast. Fishing trips in the mornings last about 6 hours: boats are coxed by local fishermen very well skilled in this sea/ocean and traditional fishing but not such well trained in modern fishing techniques since popper has been introduced here just recently, in 2010. Most of anglers prefer to practice popping; vertical jigging is possible but not so common. After lunch, served on the beaches in the shadow of a comfortable tent, it is possible to relax and enjoy the nature of the island. Later you can do more fishing as spinning from the cost (at your choice white send beaches or cliffs) or from the boas, ready at your service all the time.

    Fish: Giant Trevally, yellow fin tuna, sail fish, spanish makerel, red snapper, blue fin trevally, yellow fin trevally, grouper, coral trout, sharks, dog tooth tuna, emperor, rusty job fish, green job fish, rosy job fish, bonefish, treadfin.

    We do get you visa, flights, accommodation, transportations, guiding, food as well as all fishing-related services.

    GT-Fishing Socotra is a local tour operator specialized in all fishing sports activities on Socotra.

    For booking or inquiries kindly drop us an email at booking@gt-fishing-socotra.com

    For advises on fishing GT on Socotra, kindly contact our friends who are a well-known Anglers in Yemenand Socotra : Abdullah Omar, info@socotradream.com. or visit his website www.socotradream.com

    Socotri standards:Travelers to Socotra must understand that Socotra is an eco-tourism system and fairly new to the international tourist market. Hence the Socotra hotel accommodation standard, though good, may not be up to the same international standards that one would expect in a more developed atmosphere. We at Socotra Dream Tours believe that this only adds to the appeal of a visit to the island of Socotra.

    Visa for Yemen:

    Buying visa upon arrival was canceled in February 2010 and you must get your visa in advance at the Yemeni embassy in your home country. The procedure however is not complicated and almost any nationality should be able to get visa within couple of days.

    Socotra Eco-Tours can issue you visa and send you an electronic copy. original copy will be handed to you upon your arrival.

    FLIGHTS SCHEDULES TO SOCOTRA:

    FLIGHTS FROM SHARJAH AIRPORT, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO SOCOTRA
    DAY DEPARTURE (GMT+3) ARRIVAL (GMT +3) AIRLINE
    WEDNESDAY 04:00 09:30 FELIX


    FLIGHTS FROM SOCOTRA TO SHARJAH AIRPORT, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    DAY DEPARTURE (GMT+3) ARRIVAL (GMT +3) AIRLINE
    SATURDAY 13:10 19:45 FELIX


    FLIGHTS FROM SANA'A AIRPORT, YEMEN TO SOCOTRA
    DAY DEPARTURE (GMT+3) ARRIVAL (GMT +3) AIRLINE
    Monday 07:00 09:45 YEMENIA
    Wednesday 07:00 09:45 YEMENIA
    Wednesday 07:00 09:30 FELIX
    Friday 07:00 09:25 FELIX
    Saturday 07:00 09:25 FELIX

    FLIGHTS FROM FROM SOCOTRA TO SANA'A AIRPORT, YEMEN
    DAY DEPARTURE (GMT+3) ARRIVAL (GMT +3) AIRLINE
    Monday 10:30 13:15 YEMENIA
    Wednesday 10:30 13:15 YEMENIA
    Wednesday 10:00 12:30 FELIX
    Friday 09:55 13:15 FELIX
    Saturday 13:10 15:40 FELIX

    Money on Socotra:

    There are no ATMs on Socotra, credit cards and travel cheques are not accepted. Therefore it is recommended to bring enough cash with you. Dollars and Euro can be easily exchanged in the CAC bank or the National Bank of Yemen that have their branches in Hadibo. The currency rates are as good as on the mainland.

    When travelling with Socotra Eco-tours, you only need local currency for private purchases as our prices are all inclusive (food, hotel & camping accommodation, car, guides, entrance fees etc.).

    Health Precautions for Socotra:

    Socotra is currently free of malaria, so use of malaria prophylactics is not recommended. However, as mosquitoes occur locally, we do recommend to use insect repellent when sitting outside after sunset. Cholera is not present on the island at all. We recommend you drink only bottled mineral water; it’s readily available in Hadibo and Qalansiya and Socotra Dream Tours guide will have plenty for you all the time of your stay.

    You don’t need any special vaccination to travel to Socotra. Common vaccines such as hepatitis A and B and tetanus are recommended as for any other travels.

    The hospital and health units on Socotra offer only basic medical services. Pharmacies are presented around Hadibo but it is much better to have your own first aid kit with drugs you have good experience with.

    Time Zone:

    GMT + 3 hours, same as on the Yemeni mainland.

    Power supply on Socotra:

    Electricity from public network is only available in Hadibo from afternoon hour till early morning. Some eco-campsites have solar panels allowing you to recharge your camera batteries. Hotels and restaurants often have their own small generator.

    Plugs are generally two-pin and multiple plugs (British style). Socket adapters are easily available in shops. We Recommend you bring a car charger (working on the cigarette lighter) if you require to charge electrical appliances.

    Communication on Socotra:

    Yemen Mobile network operates on Socotra. However CDMA mobiles are needed and this system is not compatible with western GSM mobile phone systems (which work on the mainland). Our guides all travel with local mobile phones and they can act as contact for family abroad when travelling with Socotra Dream Tours. The coverage is limited only to Hadibo.

    Telephone lines are available in Hadibo.

    Internet access is available only in Hadibo internet café Al-Jazeera located near by the main
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