Based out of Sodwana Bay, La Bleu Marlin will take you from the stunning confines of the national park to the equally impressive deep waters. Expect plenty of Marlin fishing, as you go after a range of incredible big game fish in the depths of the Indian Ocean.

It’s no mean feat to land these tough-fighting monsters, so you’ll need an experienced guide. Captain Wouter Vermeulen is just that guy. He moved to Sodwana Bay in 2016, bringing with him a thirst for big game fish. He promises to get you to the sweetest fishing spots, reeling in the biggest fish around.

Up to 7 guests are welcome aboard the 28’ Novacat 270 offshore sportfishing boat. Make yourselves at home with plenty of space on the deck and seating in the convertible flybridge. Capt. Wouter will even provide lunch and drinks, so settle in for the full experience.

Boasting tuna tubes, downriggers, and outriggers, this is a boat that means business. Troll with live bait and a range of lures and get ready for the bite. When you hear the reels kick into action, you’ll leap up, grab the rod, and settle into the fighting chair to give yourself the best chance of landing the catch of your dreams.

You’ll need all the help you can get when battling it out against these fish. Black, Striped, and Blue Marlin rub shoulders with Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Barracuda, Spearfish, Sailfish, and many more majestic creatures, who’ll do anything to get off the end of your line. Use all your strength to keep them hooked and try not to get distracted by the leaping Marlin!

Everything you need for a productive day is waiting on board. Capt. Wouter will even pick you up within a 5 km radius, just let him know where you’re staying. At the end of the day, he’ll also clean and fillet your catch. Get ready to fill the boat and make the most of these delicious creatures! Bring your fishing license and away you go with La Bleu Marlin for the fishing trip of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $464
    An incredible adventure awaits you at the heart of the Indian Ocean in search of monster fish. Leave the pristine shores of Sodwana Bay first thing in the morning and spend 8 hours battling it out with some of the ocean's most cherished game fish. Troll and take it in turns to fish for monstrous Marlin, stunning Sailfish, tough-fighting Wahoo and Barracuda, along with delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, and enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime.
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About the Captain

Wouter Vermeulen
Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
A passionate angler for over 15 years, Captain Wouter used to love taking his son fishing. He hopes to welcome you aboard to experience the power of fishing in helping you bond with one another. But it's not just that, there's also plenty of thrills to be had. Capt. Wouter fished in tournaments for 10 years or so, and knows exactly what it takes to go after the biggest fish in the ocean.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Queenfish Queenfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Novacat 270 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 715HP 175 Evenrudes engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Piet S.
Cape Town, Western Cape
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Novice at deep sea fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 24, 2021
Not knowing what to expect is always exciting. The little uncomfortable feeling is soon driven back by the assuring captain...
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Stefan D. B.
Pretoria, GP
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Full day trip with Wouter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 29, 2020
Had a great day out with Wouter and caught a massive blue marlin. Thanks to Wouter it was an amazing experience.
Stefan D. B. recommends La Bleu Marlin
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Mihaly J.
Cape Town, WC
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Great tuna Saturday

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 15, 2020
Nice Captain and staff, Beautiful experience! Thank you Guys!
Mihaly J. recommends La Bleu Marlin
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Anthony B.
Pretoria, GT
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Fishing with Wouter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 16, 2019
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FAQs about La Bleu Marlin

La Bleu Marlin offers the following trip to customers:
  • ZAR 7,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with La Bleu Marlin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with La Bleu Marlin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips)
  • Drinks (Water and coldinks)

La Bleu Marlin offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

La Bleu Marlin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with La Bleu Marlin include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Queenfish
  • Sailfish
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack