VCAS – 19'

If you’re looking to explore the bountiful waters of Durban, South Africa, you can’t go wrong with VCAS! Captain Paul Nel is very customer-centric, and his main goal is for you to have an unforgettable time fishing with him.

Join him aboard his 19’ Robcraft walkaround center console with a cabin and a restroom, fully restored in 2019. It can cater to up to 4 anglers fishing at the same time and comes powered by twin Johnson engines. It also features downriggers, an ice-box, and modern navigational electronics and safety gear.

You’ll be going up to 15 miles from the coast in pursuit of the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and Musselcracker. The captain will show you his favorite hotspots and a variety of efficient techniques, including trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, and popping.

You’ll be supplied with all the needed fishing gear by various top brands, lures, and fishing licenses. Snacks and drinks are provided on each trip and you can contact the captain beforehand and tell him your preferences. Full day trips also include lunch. After the trip, the first mate will clean and bag your catch, so make sure to tip him for his hard work.

If you’d prefer to bring your own snacks and drinks, you’re welcome to store them in the onboard cooler or bring your own.

Book a trip with VCAS and get ready for some fun and relaxing fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This 8-hour trip will start with trolling early in the morning. After that, you'll switch to bottom fishing, jigging, and popping. Around noon, you'll have a lunch break, and then do some afternoon trolling in the deeper offshore waters. Depending on the bite, you could be reeling in Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and Musselcracker.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Starting at sunrise, this half-day trip will see you trolling early in the morning. After that, you'll be focusing on jigging, bottom fishing, and popping until noon. The captain will do everything he can to put you on Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Musselcracker.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    If you'd like to sleep in and go fishing well rested and full of energy, this is the trip for you! The captain will take you out for 4 hours in the afternoon and do everything he can to put you on Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and Musselcracker.
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About the Captain

Paul Nel
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Captain Paul Nel owns and operates VCAS. He grew up on the coast and fishing runs in his family – his father also owned a boat. Captain Paul has been fishing since he was 12 years old (he's 47 now). He loves fishing, especially offshore action. Paul is customer-centric – it's all about clients and their experience. He also loves meeting people from all over the world.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Musselcracker Musselcracker
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Robcraft (Center console) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 90HP Johnson engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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