St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters

The waters south of South Africa are known to be fantastic fishing grounds for a variety of gorgeous local species. St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters builds up on that amazing foundation – you just have to join them and see why this area has earned its fishing reputation!

You will fish from their outstanding 30’ long boat, manufactured by Christy Cat. She’s powered by twin Yamaha engines, providing a total of 250 HP to propel you across the deep blue. She’s quite spacious too, allowing for up to 14 anglers to fish. A set of outriggers is on board, so you can widen your reach when trolling. Comfort isn’t ignored either, as you have a toilet, kitchen, and other amenities to help you rest up between exciting fights. Air conditioning is also available in the cabin.

Captain Tim Christy will be your guide and assistant on this exciting fishing adventure. He’s an avid teacher and can cater to any angler, from the first-timers to the experienced sea wolves. He’ll take you fishing for a variety of local species such as the Geelbek, Kob, Garrick, Snoek, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, and Yellowfin and Skipjack Tunas. You’ll have the chance to try out a variety of fishing techniques with him like popping, jigging, spinning, and drift fishing with light or heavy tackle, fly fishing, bottom fishing, handline, or trolling.

The crew will clean and fillet your catch, so gratuity is very appreciated. The charter will supply you with all required equipment. The boat is disabled accessible and St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters invites anglers of all tastes and skill levels to join them!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $159
    This trip is meant for anglers of all ages or fishing experience – it's all about fun! The charter will provide you with the equipment, bait, help from the crew, and anything else you might need. You will target a variety of species on this trip such as the Geelbek, Garrick, Mahi Mahi, Snoek, Kob, Yellowtail Amberjack, and others.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $159
    This trip is meant for anglers of all ages or fishing experience – it's all about fun! The charter will provide you with the equipment, bait, help from the crew, and anything else you might need. You will target a variety of species on this trip such as the Geelbek, Garrick, Mahi Mahi, Snoek, Kob, Yellowtail Amberjack, and others.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $986
    This trip is most suitable for intermediate to experienced anglers. You'll target big Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, or even a Broadbill if you run into one. Weather and water conditions dictate the feasibility of this run so we suggest a chat with Tim prior to confirmation.

About the Captain

Tim Christy
St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
I have been involved in the fishing industry since childhood, my father Dom Christy was the founder of the Calamari industry in South Africa and a pioneer fishing charter operator in the Eastern Cape. It was natural for me to follow in his footsteps as I have always loved the ocean, its challenges and early on set about to achieve landing and recording world records in targeted species. I worked my way through the ranks as an Eastern Cape fisherman and then on to a National level representing SA at various world cup events winning gold along the way. I am a registered IGFA Captain and Weight Master and am currently Vice President of the Eastern Cape Fishing Association. I am blessed to have the opportunity to fish locally and internationally with some of the leading fishing gurus of our time. I am incredibly lucky that I have been able to establish the busy St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters business whereby I am able to offer my experience daily and treat guests to the best fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Kob Kob
Leerfish (Garrick) Leerfish (Garrick)
Snoek Snoek

Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Christy Cat (Flybridge) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 125HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Half Day trip with Captain Tye\/Kye something Ye
Half Day trip with Captain Tye\/Kye something Ye
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Andrew S.
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 22, 2021
Overall excellent day! Not best weather but great experience!
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Nicoleen C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 24, 2021
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Wihan L.
Avon, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Jacques

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 10, 2021
Overall it was a very accommodating, exciting experience regardless of past times. Thank you for the memorable morning.
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Darrel E.
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 23, 2021
Darrel E. recommends St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters
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Nichole D. V.
Grahamstown, EC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Captain Tye/Kye something Ye

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on October 5, 2019
Most amazing experience ever!!! Had the most enjoyable time on the boat. Our Captain was so accommodating and so much fun....
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FAQs about St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters

St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 1,250 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • ZAR 1,250 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • ZAR 15,500 per group - Full Day Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Deck hand)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with St Francis Safaris Fishing Charters include:
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Kob
  • Leerfish (Garrick)
  • Snoek
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack