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VCAS – 30'

Want to catch Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, or Barracuda in Durban, South Africa? Then book the ultimate fishing experience with Captain Paul Nel of VCAS, who will take you on a trip of a lifetime. He loves meeting people from all over the world and showing them the best that the area has to offer.

Spend the day aboard his 30’ Stormcraft walkaround boat that can accommodate up to 7 anglers. Fully overhauled in 2019, it features the latest and the best in marine electronics and safety gear, twin 140 HP Johnson engines, outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, a livewell, and an ice-box. It also has a restroom, a kitchen, and a sleeping area for maximum comfort on longer trips.

In addition to Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Barracuda, you could also be reeling in Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Musselcracker. The captain will take you up to 15 miles offshore, which is more than enough to land these big game trophies.

All the needed gear is supplied by the charter, as well as lures and fishing licenses. Snacks and drinks such as fruit, chips, water, coffee, tea, and more are included on all trips, but if you contact the captain beforehand, he can adjust the menu according to your preferences. Lunch is provided on full day and multiday trips – the catch of the day is either cooked in the onboard kitchen or barbecued on the boat, depending on the weather conditions. There is also an option to have brunch before these longer trips.

If you’d like to bring your own drinks and snacks, you can store them in the onboard coolers or the fridge. Please note that hard liquor is not allowed, but a couple of beers are okay.

The first mate will gladly clean your catch after the trip is done, so tips for his efforts are more than welcome (catch cleaning is done on the boat on multiday trips).

VCAS invites you for a once in a lifetime adventure – don’t miss the chance to fish with them and go home with memories you’ll remember for years to come!



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)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Musselcracker Musselcracker

Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Stormcraft (Walkaround) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 140HP Johnson engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
7 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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

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 date(s) 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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FAQs about VCAS – 30'

VCAS – 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,540 per group - Overnight Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with VCAS – 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (Not proper beds, more of a sleeping arrangement)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with VCAS – 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Various brands)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Fruit, chips)
  • Drinks (Water, coffee, tea)
  • First Mate (Tips are highly recommended)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (On full day and overnight trips)

VCAS – 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 15 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

VCAS – 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with VCAS – 30' include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Musselcracker
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo