Bandit Marine Services LTD

When in Cape Town, join Bandit Marine Services for traditional hand line and rod fishing adventures! Or, if you prefer something more laid-back, take a sunset cruise, where you’ll be able to see the abundant marine life and spectacular near shore coastline and scenery.

Kalk Bay is the oldest working harbor in Cape Town with a long colorful history that always focused on fishing families and friendly people. Conservation is a priority, so the crew operates strictly according to the Marine Living Resources Act of 1998.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 28’ deck-boat that accommodates up to 8 guests. There’s enough room for everyone to fish at the same time, so you don’t have to wait for your turn. The boat is equipped with necessary safety gear and Garmin navigational electronics. If you need a cooler for your drinks, just ask the captain to bring it in advance.

The weather can be unpredictable, so the departure time can be rescheduled. Regardless of the trip you book, you need to purchase a fishing license in advance. They are easily obtained at the local post offices and you can get either a $5 monthly permit or $10 yearly permit. All fishing gear and tackle are included in the price and bait is supplied as well.

Enjoy the spectacular scenery right on your doorstep. Start a trip with Bandit Marine Services and set off for your next adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $421
    Cruise close inshore while enjoying the day's end and sunset. This trip accommodates up to 6 guests. Each person needs a post office angling permit. Snack platters and refreshments are supplied. All trips are weather dependant. If you want a bit of action, the captain can prepare for squid fishing.
  • Private trip
    Cape Point Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $407
    Fishing adventure to Cape Point, situated at the southernmost tip of the Cape Peninsula. All fishing gear supplied as well as bait – but you need to bring your snacks and drinks. You may keep your catch or release it. Up to 6 guests per group on this trip. The departure time is flexible, dependant on the weather. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Basic Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $295
    The basic angling trip includes rod and reel or traditional hand lines, whichever you prefer. You can try drift fishing on reefs and banks or at anchor. Bait is included and you may choose to catch and release or keep your catch. Seasonal fish are also targeted if around, which includes Snoek, Yellowtail, and Cob. You need to purchase your fishing license and bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Seal Island Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $274
    Fishing/sightseeing adventure to Seal Island, situated 6 nautical miles from Kalk Bay harbor. Populated by hundreds of Cape fur seals as well as many species of sea birds. En-route pods of dolphins, jackass penguins and whales could be sited as they populate the bay as well. Fishing gear and tackle and bait is supplied. Please purchase your fishing license and bring your own snacks and drinks. Up to 6 guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $232
    Bay trip reef fishing. Rods and reels, tackle and hand lines supplied as you prefer, just specify on booking. The departure time is flexible. Please purchase your fishing license and bring snacks and drinks.
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About the Charter Operator

Bandit Marine Services (pty) Ltd
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since July 2016
I've been fishing since I can remember. I lived by and worked on the sea all my life. Always been fascinated by fish and fishing and...boats! This is my first deck boat, which I revamped to better than original. It took about 18 months. The boat was launched in January 2016 in Simonstown. I never take chances and am a compulsive checker. I only proceed to sea in good weather so that my clients always have the maximum effect on their experience. Safety is always first on my list and the Time Bandit is well equipped. My favorite species to catch is the seasonal Snoek and Yellowtail Amberjack, these fish put up a good fight and really test the angler's skills.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Common Pandora Common Pandora
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)

Kob Kob
Leerfish (Garrick) Leerfish (Garrick)
Musselcracker Musselcracker
Shad Shad

Short-Tail Red Snapper (Ehu) Short-Tail Red Snapper (Ehu)
Snoek Snoek
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Sachal / Stevens (Deck boat) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 120HP Perkins 6.354, 5.8L Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 7 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Half day out of Kalk Bay

VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Trip on January 14, 2021
Captain Carl is an interesting fellow. Old fishing storie abound. Took us for some sight seeing and then fished a few spots....
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Half Day trip fishing to seals Island

VERIFIED   Seal Island Trip on March 6, 2020
Carl and his Crew Arthur and Shawn wer very nice hosts and had good mood and paid a lot attention to our wishes and needs....
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Half day trip that ended up as a full day trip with Captain Carl

VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Trip on August 19, 2019
Had the best fishing trip with my fiance for his birthday, the Captain spoiled us and went out of his way to make it the best...
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for Philippe Gailhbaud on February 25, 2020
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Michelle Van Der Merwe
Cape Town, Western Cape
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VERIFIED   Half Day Bay Trip on January 2, 2020
Very good. Extra time given. Pity no big fish caught.
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FAQs about Bandit Marine Services LTD

Bandit Marine Services LTD offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 3,300 per group, additional ZAR 550 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Bay Trip (4 hours)
  • ZAR 3,900 per group, additional ZAR 650 per person after 4 guests - Seal Island Trip (6 hours)
  • ZAR 4,200 per group, additional ZAR 650 per person after 6 guests - Basic Bay Trip (6 hours)
  • ZAR 5,800 per group, additional ZAR 950 per person after 6 guests - Cape Point Trip (6 hours)
  • ZAR 6,000 per group, additional ZAR 950 per person after 6 guests - Sunset Trip (2 hours)

When you book a trip with Bandit Marine Services LTD, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno)
  • Outriggers (When trolling for yellowtail/ amberjack.)
  • Ice Box (Available, notice required.)

Trips booked with Bandit Marine Services LTD include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa, Elbe rods, Shimano grinders)
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate (and deck hand depending on size of party aboard.)

Bandit Marine Services LTD offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Shallow water, seasonal fish, mainly summertime.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Min. 1 nautical mile, max. 6 nautical miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 nautical miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural reef fishing,with rod and reel or handlines)
  • Flats Fishing (Buffels bay near Cape point, fishing for squid)

Bandit Marine Services LTD offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bandit Marine Services LTD include:
  • Amberjack
  • Common Pandora
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Kob
  • Leerfish (Garrick)
  • Musselcracker
  • Shad
  • Short-Tail Red Snapper (Ehu)
  • Snoek
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack