Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray

Your time in Durban wouldn’t be complete without the chance to explore its prolific fishing grounds. If you’re looking for a charter company to take you out, look no further than Aqua Nautical Adventures! They’re dedicated to putting their customers on fish year round, and they have a trip for every fishing appetite.

Spend your day on a clean 30’ Lee-Cat walkaround with twin 250 HP Suzuki engines. The boat has a spacious deck and plenty of room to sit up to 10 people. Whether you’re fishing the nearby reefs or hitting the bluewater 50 miles from Durban, this vessel will get you there safely.

There’s a private toilet on board, so even on longer trips, you’ll travel in full comfort. The boat sports a fighting chair to help you reel in monsters and outriggers to cover more water. The captain will provide a variety of quality Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa fishing equipment, as well as lures and live bait.

You can target a huge range of species in these bountiful waters, and your guide will gladly adjust the trips to your preferences. On shorter excursions, you’ll cast your line around nearby reefs and target Yellowtail, Red Emperor Snapper, Rockfish, Bonito, and more.

Longer expeditions will put you on the trail of the prized Billfish that come to the local waters in summer. That is the best time to chase the next trophy Sailfish or Marlin. Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo are also among the most popular catches.

While the captain is finding the best bite, the first mate will be there to help with everything else, including catch cleaning and filleting. For all his good work, 15–20% is customary and appreciated.

Come with your family or friends (or both) and spend a memorable day on the waves. You’ll have drinks on board, it’s up to you to pack plenty of food to last the day. Also, you should buy a fishing licence before you come aboard.

Head out with Aqua Nautical Adventures and let them show you the outstanding fishery of Durban!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $999
    The sky is the limit on this fishing extravaganza! Cast your line for the most desired fish in the area – Marlin and Sailfish and find out just how much of a fight they can give you. You can combine Billfish chase with the hunt for Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more and come back to shore with a brag-worthy catch. Snacks and plenty of food are a good idea for this long trip, and you'll need a fishing licence as well.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $862
    When the Billfish come to the offshore waters around Durban in the summer months, the fishing fun can begin! Book this trip when you want to fish in the big leagues and hook your next trophy Marlin or Sailfish. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more are at the top of the list as well. Remember to stock up on food and don't leave the shore without a valid fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $758
    You can do a bit of everything on this trip. Head to the reefs and chase the reef residents that also make for an excellent catch – Rockfish, Geelbek, Red Emperor Snapper, and more. When you've had your fill of reef fishing, the captain will take you further offshore to target Billfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and that's just to name a few. Make sure you've got plenty of food and of course, a valid fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $724
    Want to come face to gills with the big boys? This expedition is just what the doctor ordered. You'll prowl the offshore waters in search of Sailfish and Marlin, some of the hardest fighting fish out there. Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and others could also make an appearance. Food and fishing licences are a must.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $655
    The further you go offshore, the better the chances of crossing your lines with the colossus of the deep – Blue or Black Marlin. Of course, other famous fighters of the deep like Wahoo, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi could also find their way to your line. Bring plenty of food and get ready for intense fishing battles.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Mid/Deep Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $586
    If you'd like to spend one whole day going after the game fish in the offshore waters, look no further than this trip! On your to-catch list is anything from Yellowtail, Red Emperor Snapper, and Rockfish to Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll need snacks and lunch for this trip, as well as a valid fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $517
    You can expect constant fishing action on this trip because you'll be hitting some of the most productive offshore reefs. The most prized species call this area their playground, so you can expect to hook anything from Black or Blue Marlin to Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more. Stock up on food, and don't forget your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Mid/Deep Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $448
    On this expedition, you get a chance to go a bit further offshore and leave Durban behind. You'll chase an array of species in the deeper waters – Marlin is the most prized catch, along with Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. Bring your fishing licence and food.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Backline/Inshore Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $379
    Want a bit more time to explore the reefs outside the Durban Harbour? Then this is a trip for you! Target an array of species – anything from Yellowtail and Snapper to Rockfish and Bonito is in the cards. Fishing licences for everyone (older than 12) are a must.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Backline/Inshore Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $310
    On this charter, you will hit the reefs not too far from the harbour. This is the perfect spot to target a variety of bottom fish like Emperor Snapper and Rockfish, and you might even stumble upon a Mahi Mahi or a Yellowtail Amberjack. You will mostly be using light tackle, so you'll feel the thrill as you reel in every inch of the line. Remember to buy fishing licences for everyone older than 12.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Backline/Harbour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $241
    Come aboard with your whole family and spend 4 hours on the boat, admiring Durban from the water and fishing for all the favourite local species like Red Emperor Snapper, Geelbek, Bonito, and more. You and everyone on the boat above the age of 12 needs a fishing licence.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $193
    This trip is perfect for families with kids, who will have the best time on the boat and catch a variety of colourful fish that live in the harbour. Grownups will also have a blast enjoying some fishing, good view, and a beautiful boat. Bear in mind that everyone older than 12 will need to have a fishing licence. You can also bring some snacks, drinks are provided.
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About the Charter Operator

Aqua Nautical Adventures
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
5 Fishing Reports
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since December 2015
For the crew of Aqua Nautical Adventures, it's all about the happy customers! Both the captains and first mates go above and beyond to make sure everybody on the boat has the best time fishing with them. The fleet has 2 boats and captains Heyne and Alfred are in charge. They make it their business to provide exceptional service for everyone on board.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Rockfish Rockfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Lee-Cat (Walkaround) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Sarah T.
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Mid Reef trip with Terrance

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Mid/Deep Reef on August 4, 2021
We had an amazing day with the crew. The swells were a little bigger than planned and they gave us the option to stay on our...
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Shaun S.
Johannesburg, GT
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6 hour trip out with skip Terrence and a fantastic deck band, Kyle

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore on October 20, 2020
Such a great time out. Would recommend Aqua Nautical to everyone
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Pretoria, GP
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First Dorado

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore on December 30, 2020
Water very rough but excellent trip. Crew above average, will use then again.
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Shannon R. S.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing on October 3, 2020
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Fishing with IMO

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Backline/Inshore Reef on March 22, 2020
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FAQs about Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray

Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 2,800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing (4 hours)
  • ZAR 3,500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Backline/Harbour (4 hours)
  • ZAR 4,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Backline/Inshore Reef (5 hours)
  • ZAR 5,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Backline/Inshore Reef (6 hours)
  • ZAR 6,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Mid/Deep Reef (6 hours)
  • ZAR 7,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore (6 hours)
  • ZAR 8,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Mid/Deep Reef (8 hours)
  • ZAR 9,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore (8 hours)
  • ZAR 10,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (8 hours)
  • ZAR 11,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore (10 hours)
  • ZAR 12,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (10 hours)
  • ZAR 14,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private toilet )
  • GPS (Lowrance)
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance)
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water & cold drinks included)
  • First Mate (Custom to tip15-20%)

Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (30 to 50 miles offshore and beyond)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Aqua Nautical Adventures–Sting Ray include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack