Fishing and Freediving Charters
South Sea Fishing Safaris caters for local as well as visiting international anglers and spearfishermen
Our 9 meter catamaran, “Tyler”, named after our trusty jack russel boat dog, is bigger and better than the old 8 meter cat, Le Boat. Tyler is a 9meter butt-cat powered by twin 200 hp Suzuki four strokes. She is extremely fast and very comfortable. During her maiden fishing tournament she took top honours with an 86kg yellowfin tuna caught by Gareth Beaumont. Lynx is a 11meter Gecat powered by Suzuki 250hp motors and she is, as always ready for her next trip to the deep. Below is a list of notable achievements over the last few years:
LYNX – 1st Prize, Gordons Bay Offshore Classic 2003, 2014 – 1st Marlin landed at Gordons Bay Feb 2004 (97kg Striped Marlin) – 1st Prize, Hout Bay Tuna Derby 2004 – Top Boat, Gordons Bay Offshore Classic 2005 – Top Boat, Gordons Bay Offshore Classic 2006 and numerous other achievemnts over the years.
TYLER – 1st Prize Gordons Bay Offshore Classic 2007 – 2nd Place, Two Oceans Marlin Tournament Struisbaai 2009. Last year (February) Tyler became the first boat to catch and release 10 marlin in a single month in Struisbaai at Cape Aghulas in 2012 and we did it again in Feb 2013 and in 2014. Our tally of marlin is now approaching 50fish.
If rock & surf or fly-fishing is your forte, allow us to take you to some of the best fishing spots around the coast and some of the most productive inland waters. We provide good quality tackle, and apart from specialist fly-fishing equipment, everything will be supplied. Fishing is to IGFA standards and records can be claimed.
On the underwater side of things, we offer blue-water hunting off Cape Point and reef diving trips up the Cape Coast. These trips can be arranged for any period of time. Have a look at our rates page for and idea of what is on offer. The South African record yellowfin tuna was broken many times by spearfishermen in the last couple of seasons and I have no doubt it will be broken again soon. Our biggest fish speared so far was a brute of 95kg with a number of fish in the 90’s having been taken. Fish of between 80 and 90 have almost become a formality. If you could ever say spearing a yellowfin is a “formality”. Incidentally, we managed to catch our 100+kg fish during the last season, 101.2kg to be exact. We once again had a number of fish in the 90 to 95kg class, but only one of over a 100. Our ladies spearfishing record yellowfin of 66kg also still stands. This is only 2kg short of the current ladies world record.
We will arrange all bookings, collect you at Cape Town International Airport, arrange transfers and/or car hire and ensure you are accompanied to our guest house/holiday apartment or any other accommodation you may choose.
Join us for a day, a week, or a month, we offer a truly memorable local fishing adventure.
Vital Information: Accomodation can be arranged at various hotels, guest houses and self catering accomodation. Contact us for details - All charter prices are per boat, unless otherwise indicated - Packages can be tailored to suite individual requirements. Please fill in the trip planner, stating your requirements and we will provide you with a quotation - Car hire can be arranged. - Airport transfers can be arranged for all charters and accommodation if required. - All rates are subject to change without notice. Please e-mail us for a fixed quotation. - Scuba diving rates are excluding equipment hire. Equipment hire can be arranged on request
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Welcome to the web site of South Sea Fishing Safaris. As one of the longest operating deep sea and tuna fishing charter businesses in Cape Town and the Western Cape our success rate speaks for itself. Started in 1998, our reputation has been built on solid service and performance. Most of our clients come back for more and some use us to the exclusion of all other charter operators. We have added a local fishing report at the bottom of this page to give our overseas and upcountry visitors and idea of what is happening on the local scene. We’ll tell it like it is, no frills, when it’s good we’ll tell you, and when it’s bad, we’ll tell you that too. Please have a look and e-mail your comments to us.
South Sea Fishing Safaris caters for local as well as visiting international anglers and spearfishermen. Join us on one of our customized craft, from the custom built 11 meter sportfishing cruiser to our 9 meter sportfisher and an 8.6 meter ski-boat suitable for smaller groups. Operating from Gordons Bay and Struisbaai, all boats are fully seaworthy and safety certified. We have self-catering or fully catered accommodation at both venues. The choice is yours.
Gordons Bay, Harbour Island, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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