Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures

Are you ready for an epic day of fishing? Then you need to book a trip with Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures. Captain Joao has been fishing for over 20 years and loves to put smiles on his clients’ faces. You’ll come away with a tasty dinner and more knowledge about marine preservation after a trip with Capt. Joao.

Hop aboard his 15’ boat. There’s enough space for groups of 5 and some seating on board. The boat is decked out with safety and navigational equipment so you can fish with peace of mind.

There are plenty of options to choose from with Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures. You’ll need to bring your own equipment along if you wish to spearfish. Experience is needed. The ride out to the fishing grounds can take up to 40 minutes.

If you’d rather stay out of the water, you can try conventional fishing. Beginners and experienced anglers alike are welcome on these trips and will have rods and reels provided. If you want to mix it up and go snorkeling during your trip, just let the captain know in advance. He can take you to clearer waters for this.

Whichever trip you choose, you’ll have plenty to target, such as Rockfish, Sea Bream, Bonefish, Kob, Grouper, Mussel Cracker, and more. Whatever your skill level, there’s a fish out here with your name on it.

Included in the price of the trip are conventional rods and reels, your fishing license, and live bait. This is prepared before the trip, so no time is wasted once on board. Remember to tip the crew after the trip – this will cover the cleaning of your catch.

You’ll need to bring food and drink along, which can go into the captain’s cooler on board.

Book a trip with Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures today for an unforgettable day out.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Spearfishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $114
    On this 4-hour trip, you'll be able to dive along the coastal reefs of Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea, where there are plenty of Pinnacles and species to choose from. If you're serious about spearfishing, then this is the trip for you. You'll need to bring your own gear with you. The ride to the fishing grounds can take around 30–40 minutes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Spearfishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $114
    Spend the afternoon under the water. You'll be spearfishing the coastal reefs of Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea. Serious spearos will love this trip and the opportunities to target local species. Please bring your own spearfishing gear. It will take around 40 minutes to get to the fishing grounds.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $114
    Spend 4 hours fishing the various rivers in the area, targeting a variety of species, such as Bluefish, Bonefish, Grunter, and more. Included in the price is your license, fishing rods, tackle, and bait. You'll need to bring your own drinks and snacks along, which can go into the captain's cooler on board. It can take 30–40 minutes to get to the fishing grounds. You'll need sun protection and sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $114
    Spend the afternoon fishing the rivers of the area for Garrick, Rockfish, Bonefish, and more. All fishing gear and tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the fishing license for the group. You should bring your own drinks and snacks, which can go into the captain's cooler on board. Don't forget to bring sun medication and seasick pills if needed.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $197
    This 12 hour trip will have you fishing the estuaries in the area for many species, such as Rockfish, Kob, Seabream, Grouper, Yellowtail Amberjack, and more. Everything you need to successfully fish is included in the price, from the rods and reels to the fishing license for the group. You should bring a packed lunch and drinks. These can go into the captain's cooler on board.
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About the Captain

Joao Felizardo
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa
3 Customer reviews
Response time 23 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Joao has over 2 decades of fishing experience. Fishing has long been a tradition of his family, He was born and raised fishing these waters and has enjoyed a few tournaments in South Africa. For Capt. Joao, it's all about being outdoors with nature – that's the best type of lifestyle. Capt. Joao is committed to marine preservation and educating people about it.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Bonefish Bonefish
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Dusky) Dusky Grouper

Boat specs

Buccaneer (Duck boat) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
15 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Additional 700 ZAR per person for full day
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Plus a cooler for your food and drink

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Catch cleaning & filleting
Catch cleaning for tips, but not filleting.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age 6, life vests provided
No Alcohol
You Keep 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Very good
4.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience
Very good
3.7 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Cool fishing day out
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Andries N.
Olifantsfontein, South Africa
Very good
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4.0 / 5
Crew
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4.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 3, 2021
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Mc D. L.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cool fishing day out

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on January 10, 2020
The captain was cool about rescheduling because of weather, very informative about fish and birds on the rivier. Child friendly...
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Jurgens P.
Halfway House, South Africa
Very good
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on December 24, 2019
Jurgens P. recommends Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures
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FAQs about Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures

Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 950 per person - 4 Hour Spearfishing Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • ZAR 950 per person - 4 Hour Spearfishing Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • ZAR 950 per person - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • ZAR 950 per person - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • ZAR 1,650 per person - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box Plus a cooler for your food and drink

Trips booked with Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Catch cleaning for tips, but not filleting.)
  • Fishing License

Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Additional 700 ZAR per person for full day)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Kowie Bunga Ocean & River Adventures include:
  • Bluefish
  • Bonefish
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • Kob
  • Leerfish (Garrick)
  • Musselcracker
  • Rockfish
  • Skate
  • Yellowtail Amberjack