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Standard Trip Prices
Updated April 2020

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

Terms and Conditions
We only book out the whole boat and do not take per person bookings or make up groups. You need to book the boat, advance bookings required. Once you have booked a time it is allocated to you and we cannot sell that time to anyone else, if you cancel or do not arrive you will deprive us from selling that time and we would have lost it and so we do not offer a refund. If you arrive late you will lose the amount of time that you are late by and if you arrive after your scheduled time you will lose your trip and your deposit is not refundable.

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.

Late Arrival Policy
It must be understood that we run a schedule with trips operating before and after your allocated time and if you are late we cannot let this affect others who arrive on time, furthermore we are not only waiting for you on that day we have many trips and customers to attend to and cannot allow the actions of one customer to affect another and so if you are late your trip will be shortened by the time you are late and if you arrive after you scheduled time you will lose your trip and deposit. Even if we do try to accommodate you, this act of kindness does not infringe on our rights and policy.

Refunds
The only time that we will refund is if the weather conditions are not suitable and we are not able to reschedule or if the boat is out of order, there are no refunds for late arrivals or cancellations whatsoever. There are also no refunds if you cut your trip short due to sea sickness. Cancellation due to weather conditons is at the sole discretion of the Captain (Skipper) at the time who will make the decison based on safety reasons and his decision is final as your safety is his responsibility.

Deposits
Your trip is only booked once you have paid a deposit, usually 50% or if another amount is agreed by us when booking. No deposit means your booking is unconfirmed. Please send us your proof of payment and use the reference number given to you at the time of booking so we can allocate your payment to you. Deposits are payable within 48 hours for bookings made well in advance, if no deposit paid in this time we will offer that time slot to someone else. Short notice booking require a deposit to be paid within 1 hour. We operate on a first paid first served basis.

Bad and Drunken Behaviour
Bad and drunken behaviour will not be tolerated at any time, this causes a risk to the safety of all passengers and crew onboard. Should bad and/or drunken behavour occur during your trip, the Captain (Skipper) will return to the marina immediatly and your trip will be ended with no refund. Should violence occure we will ensure that the authorities will be waiting at the marina on your return to deal with you accordingly. Drugs and Hard liquor are not allowed.

IMPORTANT NOTICE (Fishing Trips only)
You are required by law (MLRA) to have in your possession a valid fishing license on any saltwater fishing trip in South Africa. 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.

Trips and Rates

Family/Kids Fishing Trips
Prices are for the boat, not per person
Fat Girl - Max 8 Persons
Nawty Girl - Max 4 Persons
These trips have families with children in mind and are offered in a kids/family format

Family Backline/Harbour
Family and Kids Backline and Harbour Fishing Trips in Durban
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 in the sheltered area in front of Ushaka or inside the sheltered waters of harbour targeting smaller fish species as per season.

All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.  


Backline Fishing
Harbour Fishing
Family Fishing
Kids Fishing  

3 Hour Trip - FBH3
Fat Girl - R4000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R2700.00 max 4 pax
 
4 Hour Trip - FBH4
Fat Girl - R4500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3200.00 max 4 pax  

5 Hour Trip - FBH5
Fat Girl - R5000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3800.00 max 4 pax  

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings (5hrs Only), Afternoons and Evenings 
Family Inshore Fishing
Family and Kids Inshore Fishing and Deep Backline Fishing Trip prices in Durban South Africa
This is a fun trip in a family/kids format for families with children looking for a fun day out.

A light tackle trip targeting the wide variety of smaller reef fish and game fish species as per season on an inshore reef area known as No. 1 or south of the harbour towards the Bluff, 3-5km from the harbour.

Fishing will be a mix of light tackle trolling and bottom fishing depending on season and conditions.

All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.  

Inshore Fishing
Family Fishing
Kids Fishing
 

5 Hour Trip - FIS5
Fat Girl - R6000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R4500.00 max 4 pax  

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings and Afternoons
Family Mid Deep Sea Fishing
Family and Kids Mini Deep Sea Fishing and Mid Deep Sea Fishing Trip prices in Durban South Africa
This trip is ideal for families with children in a family/kids format.

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.  

Mid Deep Sea Fishing
Family Fishing
Kids Fishing


5 Hour Trips - FMD5
Fat Girl - R7000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R5500.00 max 4 pax  

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings and Afternoons 

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

Backline/Harbour Fishing
Harbour Fishing and Backline Fishing Prices in Durban South Africa
This is a light tackle trip, backline is in the sheltered waters just outside the harbour in front of uShaka or in the sheltered waters of the harbour.

It is a great trip for those who enjoy fishing but don't want to go far out to sea. In general this is targeting smaller species of fish like shad and mackerel on the backline and harbour species as per season.

All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.

Backline Fishing
Harbour Fishing
Family Fishing
Kids Fishing  


3 Hour Trip - BH3
Fat Girl - R4000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R2700.00 max 4 pax
 
4 Hour Trip - BH4
Fat Girl - R4500.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3200.00 max 4 pax  

5 Hour Trip - BH5
Fat Girl - R5000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R3800.00 max 4 pax  

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings (5hrs Only), Afternoons and Evenings
Inshore Fishing/Deep Backline
Inshore Fishing and Deep Backline Fishing Prices in Durban South Africa
This is a fun trip for beginners and groups looking for a fun day out.

A light tackle trip targeting the wide variety of smaller reef fish and game fish species as per season on an inshore reef area known as No. 1 or south of the harbour towards the Bluff, 3-5km from the harbour.

Fishing will be a mix of light tackle trolling and bottom fishing depending on season and conditions.

All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.  

Inshore Fishing  

5 Hour Trip - IS5
Fat Girl - R6000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R4500.00 max 4 pax

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings and Afternoons
Mid Deep Sea Fishing
Mid Deep Sea Fishing and Mini Deep Sea Fishing Prices in Durban South Africa
This trip is ideal for beginners and 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.

Mid Deep Fishing  

5 Hour Trip - MD5
Fat Girl - R7000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R5500.00 max 4 pax

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings and Afternoons 

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

Deep Sea Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Prices in Durban South Africa
Deep Sea Fishing is a general term use for fishing offshore.

A very popular choice in the winter months.

On our standard Deep Sea Fishing trip we offer a mix of game fish trolling and bottom fishing, typically we would troll out over the reefs and then stop and do bottom fishing and then troll back to port.

This can vary according to conditions, the bite and season. You can choose between more game fishing or more bottom fishing as per your choice.

On request in advance we can also offer this trip as a Shark Fishing trip.
All our shark fishing is strictly catch and release.

Other options on this trip if requested in advance is to fish with specific techniques like vertical jigging, micro jigging, spinning, fly fishing etc.
We are equipped for vertical jigging, spinning and micro jigging, we do not offer fly-fishing or popping equipment you must bring your own.

All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.  

Deep Sea Fishing  

5 Hour Trip - DS5
Fat Girl - R8000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R6000.00 max 4 pax

6 Hour Trip - DS6
Fat Girl - R9000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R7000.00 max 4 pax  

8 Hour Trip - DS8
Fat Girl - R10000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R8000.00 max 4 pax

10 Hour Trip - DS10
Fat Girl - R12000.00 max 8 pax

12 Hour Trip - DS12
Fat Girl - R14000.00 max 8 pax
 
Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings and Afternoons (5hrs and 6hrs only) 
Game/Tuna Fishing
Game Fishing Prices in Durban South Africa
This is a trip for specifically targeting Game Fish as per the season.

A very popular choice in the summer months

In the summer months we go trolling for Dorado, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish are targeted along with catches of Bonito and Skipjack Tuna.

In the Winter months we go trolling for Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish along with catches of Bonito and Skipjack Tuna.

On special request in advance when you book, and according to the season we can target King Mackerel or Queen Mackerel. Different tackle set-up is required for this so we need to know in advance to prepare from our regular set-up.

All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.  

Game and Tuna Fishing
  
5 Hour Trip - GT5
Fat Girl - R8000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R6000.00 max 4 pax

6 Hour Trip - GT6
Fat Girl - R9000.00 max 8 pax \
Nawty Girl - R7000.00 max 4 pax  

8 Hour Trip - GT8
Fat Girl - R10000.00 max 8 pax
Nawty Girl - R8000.00 max 4 pax

10 Hour Trip - GT10
Fat Girl - R12000.00 max 8 pax

12 Hour Trip - GT12
Fat Girl - R14000.00 max 8 pax  

Trips offered all year
Trips starting Mornings and Afternoons (5hrs and 6hrs only)  
Marlin/Game Fishing
Marlin Fishing Prices in Durban South AfricaOur 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, the bigger Tuna are found in the same waters as our Marlin.

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.

Please note all our Bill Fishing is strictly catch and release.

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.

The 10, 12 and 15 hour trips are reccomended.  

Marlin Fishing  

8 Hour Trip - MG8
Fat Girl - R11000.00 max 8 pax  

10 Hour Trip - MG10
Fat Girl - R13000.00 max 8 pax

12 Hour Trip - MG12
Fat Girl - R15000.00 max 8 pax

15 Hour Trip - MG15
Fat Girl - R18000.00 max 8 pax  

Trips offered Oct-May
Trips starting Mornings  

Boat Cruises and Boat Rides
Prices are for the boat, not per person
Fat Girl - Max 10 Persons
Nawty Girl - Max 6 Persons

Private Cruises/Boat Rides
Standard Boat Cruise
Our standard cruise goes from Wilson’s Wharf, through the harbour, out the harbour mouth, we then will go out to sea by uShaka according to the allocated time in the direction of Moses Mabhida Stadium and then return into the harbour mouth through the harbour and back to Wilson’s Wharf.  
Please see notes below  

Prices are for the boat and not per person  

If you require something custom or different to this you need to request in advance and we will try to accomodate your requirements.  

We do not provide snacks or drinks but you are welcome to bring your own or we can arrange with our caterer if this is done in advance, we cannot provide catering on short notice.  

Cruises and Boat Rides
  
Private Cruise Standard Rates
Fat Girl - R1800.00/hr max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R1000.00/hr max 6 pax

1 Hour Cruise - CR1
Fat Girl - R1800.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R1100.00 max 6 pax

1.5 Hour Cruise - CR15
Fat Girl - R2700.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R1650.00 max 6 pax

2 Hour Cruise - CR2
Fat Girl - R3600.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R2200.00 max 6 pax

3 Hour Cruise - CR3
Fat Girl - R5100.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R3000.00 max 6 pax

4 Hour Cruise - CR4
Fat Girl - R6500.00 max 10 pax
Nawty Girl - R3800.00 max 6 pax  

We only book out the whole boat and do not take per person bookings or make up groups.

You need to book the boat, advance bookings required.

Notes for Cruises

Note 1
The trip from Wilson's Wharf through the harbour to the exit of the Harbour Mouth is around 5km and on average takes 25 minutes, and the same on the return (50 min total depending on port traffic and conditions). So if you want to spend time on a sea cruise you need to book longer trips to allow for this. The speed limit in the port is 6 knots which is around 11km/hr and this is the speed that the boat runs on our cruises.

Note 2
Please note that it is not always possible to exit the port on a cruise, when the wind blows too strong and makes the sea rough we do not exit the port and may only go as far as the port exit or we stay in port according to the Captains (Skippers) discretion which is final. When these days happen we do not cancel the cruise and refund, this is beyond our control.

Note 3
We reserve the right to make changes to schedules at any time due to operational requirements or weather conditions without notice or at short notice. Unfortunately there are things that happen beyond our control and we have to adapt accordingly.

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