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Fishing Charters, and Cruises in Durban
From Cruises, to Family Fishing Trips, to Fun Fishing Trips to Deep Sea Fishing, to Big Game and Marlin Fishing we have a trip for you.


Prices on our Standard Trips
Advance booking Required

Valid from 12th March 2019

For special trips or multi day trips please enquire directly.

We are conservation minded and support Catch, Photo, Release (CPR)
NB: We do not allow undersized or over quota fishing (Don't even ask)

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

Our Boats

Fat Girl - Max 8 persons
Our 10.4m Sport Fisher boat powered by 2 x Yamaha 250Hp motors and fully rigged for Marlin and Game fishing complete with fighting chair. She is a sturdy boat for long days out at sea hunting those big fish and comfortable 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. Fat Girl has a Skipper, Deckhand and can carry 8 passengers.

Nawty Girl - Max 4 persons
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. Nawty Girl is rigged for Game Fishing complete with fighting chair. The boat is well equipped with tackle for game and bottom fishing, along with good GPS/Fish finder electronics. Nawty Girl has a skipper and can carry 4 passengers.

McFire - Max 10 persons
McFire is a 14m (46ft) Lee Cat powered by 4 x Suzuki 300hp Motors. She is a large catamaran and is all about Space and has lots of it with 1200Hp she has a top speed of 35 knots. She is the biggest boat in the Blue Water Charters fleet, and also Durban’s biggest charter fishing boat. Whether you just want a fun trip or want to head out to the deep for something big you will do in spacious comfort aboard McFire. She is the ideal boat to entertain your clients on corporate trips, or for team building. A great boat for the family, friends or for anyone that wants to fish with loads of space. She is not all just comfort and space, she is also a well equipped fishing vessel. McFire Girl has a skipper, Deckhand and can carry 10 passengers.

Woman and Children are Welcome.

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.



Cancellation policy

If you cancel your charter with us, you will forfeit your deposit, the reason for this is that we sell time and we have now lost that day.

If we cancel for whatever reason e.g. Boat out of order etc. your deposit is fully refundable if you are not able to reschedule. If the trip has to be called off due to bad weather for safety reasons (This is the skippers sole right), we prefer to reschedule, but understand that this is not always possible and will refund your deposit. There are no refunds in any way for returning early due to seasickness, we also do not go back to shore to drop sick people off and go out to sea again. If the skipper deems a guest not fit when out at sea he will return at his own discretion.

If you arrive late from the agreed time your trip will be shortened by the time you are late, as we often have another trip.

To Bring With Light Rain Jacket, Towel, Jersey if a cooler day or night trip, snacks, refreshments, 2 litres water pp, sunglasses, sun screen, good hat and fishing licence. Quick dry clothes are always better but not essential.

NB: Please consult your chemist if you require sea sickness tablets as we are not allowed to supply you with these.

OUR TRIPS AND RATES:

Family/Kids Fun Fishing Trips
Prices are for the boat, not per person

Fat Girl - Max 8 Persons
Nawty Girl - Max 4 Persons
McFire - Max 10 Persons
These trips have families with smaller children in mind but anyone can book and have some fun these trip are only offered in the afternoon or early evening

Family/Kids Harbour Fishing Fun

3 Hour Trips
- FKH3
Fat Girl - R4000.00 max 8 pax

Nawty Girl - R2500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R5300.00 max 10 pax
4 Hour Trips - FKH4
Fat Girl - R4500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R6000.00 max 10 pax
5 Hour Trips - FKH5
Fat Girl - R5000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R6700.00 max 10 pax


Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious specially aimed at kiddies. This is an ideal trip for families with small children or even just moms or dads who want to spend time outdoors with their children or who would like to introduce their kids to fishing. On this trip, you will fish inside the sheltered waters of harbour only targeting the various species that dwell in the bay. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew. We love taking kids fishing

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings (5hrs Only), Afternoons and Evenings

Family/Kids Backline Fishing Fun

3 Hour Trips
- FKB3
Fat Girl - R4500.00 max 8 pax

Nawty Girl - R3000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R6000.00 max 10 pax
4 Hour Trips - FKB4
Fat Girl - R5000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R6700.00 max 10 pax
5 Hour Trips - FKB5
Fat Girl - R5500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R4000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R7300.00 max 10 pax


Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious specially aimed at kiddies. This is an ideal trip for families with small children or even just moms or dads who want to spend time outdoors with their children or who would like to introduce their kids to fishing. On this trip you will fish outside the harbour in the sheltered bay in front of uShaka targeting small species like Shad, Mackerel and others according to the season. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew. We love taking kids fishing

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings (5hrs Only), Afternoons and Evenings

Fun Fishing Trips
Prices are for the boat, not per person
Fat Girl - Max 8 Persons
Nawty Girl - Max 4 Persons
McFire - Max 10 Persons

Harbour Fun Fishing

4 Hour Trips - HO4
Fat Girl - R4500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R6700.00 max 10 pax
5 Hour Trips - HO5
Fat Girl - R5000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R7300.00 max 10 pax


This is a light tackle trip targeting various harbour species as per the season, it is a great trip for those who enjoy fishing but don't want to go out to sea. The harbour offers a variety of species and sometime some bigger fish wander in from the sea making for good sport. Grunter, Salmon, Perch, Shad, Small Sharks and other species are the target. This is a slow finesse kind of fishing that requires patience. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings (5hrs Only), Afternoons and Evenings

Backline Fun Fishing

4 Hour Trips - BH4
Fat Girl - R5000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R6700.00 max 10 pax
5 Hour Trips - BH5
Fat Girl - R5500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R4000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R7300.00 max 10 pax


Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious targeting Shad, Mackerel and other small species according to the season. On this trip, we go out the harbour and fish in the sheltered bay in front of uShaka, fishing is done using spinning tackle, bait and sinkers. If the sea makes you quesy then you can choose to go fish inside the harbour. If you want bigger fish, book our Mid Deep, Inshore or Deep Sea trips. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings (5hrs Only), Afternoons and Evenings

Inshore Reef Fishing

4 Hour Trips - IRF4
Fat Girl - R7000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R4500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R9000.00 max 10 pax
5 Hour Trips - IRF5
Fat Girl - R7500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R5000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R10000.00 max 10 pax


This is a fun trip for beginners, families with children and groups looking for a fun day out, it is a light tackle bottom fishing trip (no trolling) targeting the wide variety of smaller reef fish species on an inshore reef area known as No. 1 in 20-35m depth of water 3-7km from the harbour. Here we fish with spinning tackle, bait and sinkers. All tackle and bait is provided with help from the crew

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings

Inshore Game Fishing

4 Hour Trips - IGF4
Fat Girl - R7000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R4500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R9000.00 max 10 pax
5 Hour Trips - IGF5
Fat Girl - R7500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R5000.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R10000.00 max 10 pax


This is a slow trolling or live bait drifting trip to target various inshore species according to the season and conditions. Species that can targeted are Queen Mackerel, King Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito, Kingfish , Queenfish, Garrick and other species that venture inshore on occasion like Sailfish. The area usually fished is in the shallow waters from the Harbour mouth to the Bluff South of Durban. All tackle and bait is provided with help from the crew. Live bait is caught at the start

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings, Afternoons

Mid Deep Sea Fishing

5 Hour Trips - MD5
Fat Girl - R8000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R5500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R11000.00 max 10 pax
6 Hour Trips - MD6
Fat Girl - R9000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R6500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R12500.00 max 10 pax


This trip is ideal for beginners and families with children or for groups wanting a fun trip. A mix of trolling and bottom fishing is offered on this trip. We leave port and troll for game fish over the reef areas and then we stop and do bottom fishing. Here you will be fishing in 25-50m depth water 5-10km from shore at areas known as: No.1, Deep No.1 and the Flats. A wide variety of reef fish and game fish can be caught on this trip. All tackle and bait are provided with help from the crew

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings, Afternoons

Prime Fishing Trips
Prices for the boat, not per person

Fat Girl - Max 8 Persons
Nawty Girl - Max 4 Persons
McFire - Max 10 Persons

Deep Sea Game/Tuna Fishing
This trip is a firm favourite in the summer months (November-April)

5 Hour Trips - DSG5
Fat Girl - R9000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R6500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R12500.00 max 10 pax
6 Hour Trips - DSG6
Fat Girl - R10000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R7500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R14000.00 max 10 pax
8 Hour Trips - DSG8
Fat Girl - R11500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R8500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R16000.00 max 10 pax

10 Hour Trips - DSG10
Fat Girl - R13500.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R19000.00 max 10 pax
12 Hour Trips - DSG12
Fat Girl - R15500.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R21000.00 max 10 pax

This is a deep sea game fishing trip trolling for the variety of Game Fish that can be found in our waters. In the summer months we target Dorado (Mahi), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish, sometimes we get Marlin on these trips and other species not common. In the winter months we target Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish. This trip can provide some real action and strong fights when we hook up a big one. We provide top notch Shimano 50lb or 80lb  tackle (80lb on Fat Girl) on these trips with help from the crew

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings, Afternoons (5 & 6hrs only)

Deep Sea Game/Reef Fishing
This trip is a firm favourite in the winter months (May-October)

5 Hour Trips - DGR5
Fat Girl - R9000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R6500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R12500.00 max 10 pax
6 Hour Trips - DGR6
Fat Girl - R10000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R7500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R14000.00 max 10 pax
8 Hour Trips - DGR8
Fat Girl - R11500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R8500.00 max 4 pax
McFire - R16000.00 max 10 pax

10 Hour Trips - DGR10
Fat Girl - R13500.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R19000.00 max 10 pax
12 Hour Trips - DGR12
Fat Girl - R15500.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R21000.00 max 10 pax

On this trip we offer a combination of Game Fishing and Reef Fishing. Half the trip is spent trolling for Game Fish and half is spent Bottom Fishing for Reef Fish. We troll out, bottom fish, troll back. In the summer one can expect Game like Dorado (Mahi), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish, and in the winter Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish. Reef Fishing is good all year round with a wide variety of species. All tackle and bait are provided with help from the crew

Trips offered all year
- Trips starting Mornings, Afternoons (5 & 6hrs only)

Our Specialty Trips
Prices for the boat, not per person

Fat Girl - Max 8 Persons
McFire - Max 10 Persons

Offshore Marlin/Game Fishing
This trip is our favourite

8 Hour Trips - MG8
Fat Girl - R13000.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R18000.00 max 10 pax

10 Hour Trips - MG10
Fat Girl - R15000.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R21000.00 max 10 pax
12 Hour Trips - MG12
Fat Girl - R17000.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R23500.00 max 10 pax
15 Hour Trips - MG15
Fat Girl - R21000.00 max 8 pax
McFire - R29000.00 max 10 pax

Our specialty trip, the trips we live for. Here we go far offshore into the deep on a long range trolling trip in search of Marlin and Big Tuna. There are 3 species of Marlin found in our waters, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin and Striped Marlin and depending on the conditions of the day will determine which species we will hunt for. By catch like Dorado (Mahi), Wahoo and Sailfish are common. Marlin are fast and powerful predators and this fishing is not for the feint hearted and requires strength and endurance. We provide Shimano 80lb Tiagra tackle and help from crew

It must be understood that we do not guarantee a Marlin on any trip, we give our best efforts with top notch tackle and equipement along with years of experience. If it was that easy anyone could do it. We have a good catch rate usually getting 1 Marlin for every 3 trips. All our Billfish are strictly catch, photo, release (CPR)

It is common for people to book 3-5 days in thier hunt for a Marlin.

Trips offered in the summer months (Oct-May with Dec-April being prime time)
- Trips starting Mornings

Catering
Catering can be arranged for Fat Girl and McFire at R400.00 per person It will include platters with sandwiches, snacks, beers, cold drinks and waters.



Cruises and Boat Rides - Prices for the boat, not per person
Fat Girl - Max 10 Persons
Nawty Girl - Max 4 Persons

Private Cruises
Fat Girl - R2000.00/hour
max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R1200.00/hour
max 4 pax

McFire - R2900.00
max 10 pax

Harbour Cruise 1 hr
Here we go from Wilson's Wharf out the Harbour mouth and out at sea in front of uShaka and then we turn and come back. On those days when the wind is too strong making the harbour entrance and sea too rough we do the cruise inside the port keeping the trip comfortable. There is no guarantee that we go out to sea.
Fat Girl - R2000.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R1200.00
max 4 pax
McFire - R2900.00 max 10 pax

Harbour/Sea Cruise 1.5 hrs
Here we go from Wilson's Wharf out the Harbour mouth and out at sea by uShaka and continue on to the Moses Mabhida stadium and then we turn and come back. On those days when the wind is too strong making the harbour entrance and sea too rough we do the cruise inside the port keeping the trip comfortable. There is no guarantee that we go out to sea.
Fat Girl - R3000.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R1800.00
max 4 pax
McFire - R4350.00 max 10 pax

Harbour/Sea Cruise 2 hrs
Here we go from Wilson's Wharf out the Harbour mouth and out at sea by uShaka and continue on to the Moses Mabhida stadium and then we turn and come back. On those days when the wind is too strong making the harbour entrance and sea too rough we do the cruise inside the port keeping the trip comfortable. There is no guarantee that we go out to sea.
Fat Girl - R4000.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R2400.00
max 4 pax

McFire - R5800.00 max 10 pax

Harbour/Sea Cruise 3 hrs
Here we go from Wilson's Wharf out the Harbour mouth and out at sea by uShaka and continue on to the Moses Mabhida stadium and then we turn and come back. On those days when the wind is too strong making the harbour entrance and sea too rough we do the cruise inside the port keeping the trip comfortable. There is no guarantee that we go out to sea.
Fat Girl - R5700.00 max 10 pax
McFire - R8400.00 max 10 pax

Harbour/Sea Cruise 4 hrs
Here we go from Wilson's Wharf out the Harbour mouth and out at sea by uShaka and continue on to the Moses Mabhida stadium and then we turn and come back. On those days when the wind is too strong making the harbour entrance and sea too rough we do the cruise inside the port keeping the trip comfortable. There is no guarantee that we go out to sea.
Fat Girl - R7200.00 max 10 pax
McFire - R10800.00 max 10 pax

Private Cruises, Tours and Boat Rides Offered
 
- Offshore Cruises
 - Harbour Cruises
 - Sunset Cruises
 - Sunrise Cruises
 - Daytime Cruises
 - Evening Cruises
 - Proposals
 - Parties and Functions
 - Bachelors and Hens
 - Corporate Functions
 - Spreading of Ashes
 - Nature Tours
 - Family Cruises
 - Kiddies Parties
 - Photo Sessions

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

Advance bookings required




IMPORTANT NOTICE:
You are required by law to have in your possession a valid fishing license on any saltwater fishing trip. You only require a standard fishing licence which must be in your name and is available at any South African Post Office. You do not require the additional boat fishing permit as only one person on the boat is required to have this and this is held by the skipper. Due to current legislation we are not able to supply you with a fishing license on the day NB: Should you fail to bring this along we will not be held responsible for any fines.



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