Michelle Deep Sea Fishing Charters

South Africa is the perfect destination for your next visit – gorgeous beaches, exciting culture, and amazing fishing right off the coast! Michelle Deep Sea Fishing Charters, led by Skipper Wimpie Steenkamp, will show you just why SA is one of the hottest fishing destinations in Africa.

He’ll take you out into the deep blue sea aboard his 24’ Buttcat. Her catamaran hull design allows for ample space on the deck, for you and 5 more anglers. She might be less than 30’ long but don’t be fooled, there’s a lot of fishing power on board. Outriggers to give you an edge when trolling, a fighting chair so you can strap in for the toughest battles, and a live bait well to keep your baitfish appetizing – everything you need to hook up the biggest trophy fish!

Skipper Wimpie will put you on proven fish havens off the coast of Struisbaai. You can go after a wide range of species local to these waters, from Geelbek and Kob, across Garrick and Bonito, all the way to Black Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna. You can land many more species in these waters! The best part is, you can be on the fish within 15 minutes of leaving the dock – depending on the species you want to target.

Everyone keeps what they catch – you keep what you land, the skipper keeps what he lands. Skipper Wimpie will provide you with Shimano-made tackle, as well as expert advice and help with anything you need.

Pack a camera and book a trip with Michelle Deep Sea Fishing Charters today. You’ll want to share pictures of your South African adventure will all of your friends!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $333
    price breakdown
    $333
    You'll fish the waters from 5 to 45 miles offshore, so the travel times range from 15 minutes to an hour and a half. The species you'll target are Bonito, Geelbek, Bream, Kob, Leerfish, and others. You can target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Amberjack from December to March.
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About the Captain

Wimpie Steenkamp
Struisbaai, Western Cape, South Africa
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
I am a passionate Skipper operating only one boat and I am the sole Skipper of my boat you can be sure that on every trip I will be taking you to the best spots for the given weather conditions to catch a full quota. There are off course days that I don’t catch the full quota, but that day is yet to come. I grew up in this region and have been a passionate angler from childhood days and NEVER stopped being an angler from shore and boat (deep sea) in my spare time. I've always taken part in angling competitions and am very competitive by nature. I usually don’t give up and only stop when I have reached my goal. The reason why I prefer to be the sole skipper for my boat is to ensure a memorable experience for my clients and have them depart from the boat with only the best catch!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Kob Kob
Leerfish (Garrick) Leerfish (Garrick)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Buttcat Sport Fisher (Catamaran) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 70HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Lily P.
Bredasdorp, Western Cape
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Byron M.
Cape Town, WC
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What a fantastic trip and experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 3, 2019
Was absolutely astonishing! The captain and crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. We managed to take back home more than...
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Noël B.
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
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Greatest Deepsea Fishing Trip Ever!

Full Day Trip on August 10, 2018
Great Skipper and Crew, Great Trip, Would advice it for anyone seeking a one-on-one experience catching alongside a Professional...
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Jacques P.
Cape Town, Western Cape
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Jacques pretorius

Full Day Trip on June 30, 2018
Uitstekende trip . Sal aanbeveel enige dag . Weer geboek vir 24 september . Neem dan seun vir verjaarsdag trippie . Wimpie...
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