Where You Can Come Fish For Your Trophy Catch
Marlin Fishing, Tuna Fishing, Game Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing Charter and Boat Cruises in Durban South Africa
Charter Boats for Hire· Fat Girl – a 10.4m Silverton Sport Fisher· Nawty Girl – a 6m Catermaran
Our Fishing:Marlin Fishing, Billfish Fishing, Big Game Fishing, Tuna Fishing, Game Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Shark Fishing, Fly Fishing, Harbour/Bay Game Fishing, Artificial Lure Fishing, Vertical Jigging, Spinning, Lure Casting, Plugging and Popping, Light Tackle Fishing
Our Cruises:Trips and Tours, Corporate Charters, Team Building, Nature Tours, Bird Watching Trips, Sunset Cruises, Sunrise Cruises, Harbour Cruises, Marriage Proposals, Parties, Functions, Filming, Photography Sessions, Spreading of Ashes
Go on a Fishing Trip or Boat Cruise in DurbanOne of Durban’s most popular Charter Fishing boats, moored at Wilsons Wharf Marina in Durban Harbour. Our Boat has a good reputation and catch rate, with many satisfied and repeat customers. We are probably the best equipped charter operating out of Durban. Our Charter is for those anglers who are seeking an Exclusive Fishing Charter with Personal Attention on well appointed boats fitted with top class equipment and tackle complete with guiding from professional specialised anglers.We do not share our bookings or make up groups, which mean that you, the angler get to do exactly what you want along with personal assistance and guiding. We are licensed for 10 passengers and 2 crew, our fishing trips are limited to 8 passengers. We are not the cheapest; our aim is to give you the angler a comfortable, quality fishing experience which offers good value for money on a well equipped and comfortable boat. Although we mostly get fish on our bookings and sometimes some nice big ones and sometimes lots of fish, there is no guarantee of fish, our best efforts are assured at all times. Otherwise we would call it catching and not fishing, the variables are too many.
Vital Information: We only book out the whole boat and do not take per person bookings or make up groups.
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The basics about our charters
We have a good reputation and catch rate with many satisfied customers.
We offer good value for money trips, we are not the cheapest.
Our aim is to give you a comfortable, fun and memorable day out at sea. All our bookings are exclusive, we do not share or mix bookings. In this way you can do what you want along with personal attention.
The boats are run by very experienced skippers who are passionate anglers. We cannot guarantee any fish, we always give our best efforts at all times, we have a good track record and mostly produce good fish and sometimes some really big ones, but there are those days when it just does not happen no matter what you do, if it was that easy we would call it catching and not fishing.
If you do not have experience, don’t worry that is our job, we will assist and guide you all the way and never make you feel stupid. We only book out the boat exclusively, we do not share or mix charters Prices are for the boat, not per person.
Prices include all bait and tackle unless otherwise mentioned (Fly tackle excluded) Food and refreshments are excluded, you can bring your own or we can arrange catering for you Fishing license is excluded (See note below) The fish you catch are yours to keep, if you do not want them we will donate them to those in need, we do not sell fish
A 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking
No deposit means that your booking is not confirmed
Balance is payable in cash before we depart, or an EFT to be cleared in our bank the day before departure
Cheques and credit cards are not accepted
Fat Girl – Max 8 persons for Fishing, Max 10 persons for Cruises
Our 10.4m Sport Fisher boat powered by 2 x Yamah 250Hp motors is ideally suited for a relaxing fun day out at sea for the family or group, for those who do not want to fish the fore deck offers a great platform for sun tanning, there is seating on the fly bridge where one can really take in the view and observe the nature around, watch the birds, sometimes we see Dolphins that swim by the boat and even Whales can be seen in the distance. Or if you like you can just chill in the lounge area or even take a nap whilst the others are fishing.
Nawty Girl – Max 4 persons for Fishing, Max 6 persons for Cruises
Our smaller Boat “Nawty Girl” is a 6m (19.6ft) Catamaran powered by 2 x Mercury 90Hp outboard motors and ideal for smaller groups, she is quick and gives a comfortable ride. The boat is well equipped with tackle for game and bottom fishing, along with good GPS/Fish finder electronics. Nawty Girl has 2 crew, skipper and deckhand 4 persons for offshore fishing 6 persons for cruises and harbour/backline fishing.
Each boat has a deckhand on board to assist. Our boats are legitimate bonifide charter boats and have full safety equipment and SAMSA licensed. All tackle, bait etc. is included. Food and refreshments excluded. Our boats are moored at Wilsons Wharf in Durban harbour which is where we launch from. Prices are for the boat, not per person. We do not make up groups or share charters.
Biography of Captain Mike
Professional Fishing Guide based in Durban
An outdoors person who loves, respects, admires nature and Gods creation with a passion, Mike has been fishing since the age of 7yrs old where he started in Durban harbour. With a special love for animals, especially fish and birds, Mike collected Tropical marine fish and kept an aquarium for many years, which he says taught him a lot about fish behavior. Mike is in his sanctuary when out on the water surrounded by nature, away from the hustle and bustle, where he feels close to God and can talk with him.
With over 40 years of fishing experience in various disciplines, and a real passion for fishing, Mike represented his Province (Kwa Zulu Natal) for several years in the Fly Fishing Team. Mike was one of the pioneers of Saltwater Fly Fishing in South Africa and started many years ago when people still looked at you in a strange way. Mike represented Kwa Zulu Natal for several years in competition Fly Fishing and fished the professional Bass circuit for a few years, nowadays Mike fishes very few tournaments but does enjoy a good Marlin tournament for fun and currently is Pro Staff for Rapala/Shimano in South Africa. Adopting Catch & Release some 20yrs ago Mike has improved this to Catch, Photo, Release which he calls CPR and enforces this on his fishing adventures whilst educating the public on this. With a lot of time spent on the water, Mike has a lot of Knowledge, Skill and Experience to offer in various disciplines, spends well over 150 days a year fishing and is always experimenting, developing, improving and trying new things.
Go on a Fishing Charter in Durban
Our Deep Sea Fishing trips are offered all year round through all seasons and usually comprise of a mixture of Game Fishing and Reef Fishing or either as per your choice.
On these trips vertical jigging, spinning and drop shot is also available on request, light tackle is a very popular option for the Game Fishing.
Light tackle reef fishing can provide hours of great entertainment especially when a family with children has booked the boat and even with our corporate charters and team building trips with a mixture of men and women.
We have a huge variety of Fish in our waters from pelagic species (Game Fish) to the resident non-pelagic species (Reef Fish).
Light tackle fishing is a great option for families.
We love taking children fishing and have experience.
There are many options
For the brave at heart we also offer Shark fishing where you can battle your strength and wits against some of the Indian oceans greatest predators.
· All our shark fishing is strictly catch and release
· No Experience, don’t worry we will show you the ropes and assist you all the way.
· Marlin, Tuna and Game Fishing are specialty
Our 10.4m Sport Fisher boat is ideally suited for a relaxing fun day out at sea for the family or group, for those who do not want to fish the fore deck offers a great platform for sun tanning, there is seating on the fly bridge where one can really take in the view and observe the nature around, watch the birds, sometimes we see Dolphins that swim by the boat and even Whales can be seen in the distance. Or if you like you can just chill in the lounge area or even take a nap whilst the others are fishing.
We offer the following trips out of Durban
– Marlin Fishing
– Game and Tuna Fishing
– Deep Sea Fishing
– Reef Fishing / Bottom Fishing
– Shark Fishing
– Inshore Fishing / Mini Deep Sea Fishing (Ideal for Families with Children)
– Backline Fishing
– Harbour Fishing
Our range of trips is 5hrs, 6hrs, 8hrs, 10hrs, and 12hrs
We also offer various options and specialties on our trips
Please note that it is impossible to carry all our equipment on board and if you require any of these styles you need to let us know well in advance so we can be prepared, otherwise the boat will be equipped with standard fishing tackle according to the trip. We can only equip the boat for 2 styles of fishing on any trip.
– Light Tackle Fishing
– Drop Shot
– Fly Fishing (We do not supply tackle for this, bring your own)
– Vertical Jigging
Based at Wilsons Wharf Marina in the Durban harbour, our boat is easily accessible with the walk on moorings, and after a longs day at sea there are restaurants, pubs, shops and rest rooms. Even better is that the parking is free and there is security there so you car is as safe as it could be in SA.
Please understand that there is no Guarantee that we will get Fish, bad days happen, we can only assure you of our best efforts at all times. Otherwise we would call it catching and not fishing. We have a good reputation, and one of the highest Game fish catch rates off Durban, our list of many satisfied clients can bear testament to this.
Durban Cruise Boat for Hire
Private and Exclusive Charter Boat for Hire
Wilsons Wharf in Durban Harbour.
We only book out the whole boat and do not take per person bookings or make up groups. For private and exclusive cruises for up to 10 persons on Fat Girl
A 10.4m Silverton. A large comfortable Sport Fisher imported from the USA. The boat gives a smooth comfortable ride. The boat has large fore and aft deck and has a fly bridge with a bench up top for 3 guests. There is a cabin with a very comfortable lounge area, a private flush toilet and a very basic galley. There is also a sound system with CD player, Aux. Port and USB port so you can bring your own music with.
– Maximum 10 passengers.
Please note that offshore cruises are dependent on conditions of the day, if offshore conditions are not comfortable, not suitable or unsafe the cruise will continue in the harbour and not be cancelled. We have no control over the weather. For a proper offshore cruise experience you will need to book a minimum of 2hrs.