Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl
Blue Water Charters offers a variety of fishing trips out of Durban, South Africa. They are specialists in Marlin and big game fishing and have the highest catch rates in Durban.
Here, you can catch the likes of Tuna, Marlin, Trevally, Yellowtail, Mackerel, and much more. To get them, you will need an experienced crew by your side. Luckily, Blue Water Charters are fit to fish for game fish. They will assist you whichever the package you book.
Mike is the owner and a fisherman himself. He has penned articles in numerous fishing magazines and knows the local waters. Your regular skipper, Eric, is also skillful and knowledgeable. Both of them know how to go about hefty fish. Blue Water Charters are pros at going after Marlin and other big game fish, being one of the charters with the highest catch rates in Durban! The boat is fully equipped to go after the sea-spraying prestigious monster Marlin – fighting chairs, high-quality equipment and, true fisherman’s spirit are all there to help you get that dream catch.
To ensure a customized experience, the crew offers a variety of packages. They will accommodate you aboard their 34’ Silvertson Sport Fisher, named Fat Girl. The vessel features a 12’ beam, has a cabin with a lounge area, a galley, a hand wash basin, and a flush toilet. The boat is powered by two 250 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Once onboard, you will find a spacious aft deck with padded gunnels and a fighting chair. There is a large foredeck and flybridge. The boat is rigged with Garmin GPS, and Furuno Sonar, a good sound system, and it has outriggers and downriggers. Simply put, it’s made for fishing. Whether it’s deep seas, inshore, reefs, vertical jigging, spinning or fishing on the fly, they’ve got you covered.
You will get top-notch tackle by Shimano Tiagra. Take out a fishing license in one of the tackle shops. Food and drinks are available at an extra cost. Hop on and let Blue Water Charters take you out!
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Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
Food (Lunch & Snacks)
About this listing
Silverton (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha 4 strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since December 2013
Durban Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on July 15, 2018
Fished July 2018Fished July 15, 2018Replied to this review on July 16, 2018
Thank you Benny. We tried really hard in very difficult conditions today and only got a few fish for you. I did not expect such a review.Benny Vejlgaard recommends Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl
Replied to this review on July 16, 2018
Thank you Benny. We tried really hard in very difficult conditions today and only got a few fish for you. I did not expect such a review.
Went fishing on July 1, 2018
Fished July 2018Fished July 1, 2018Replied to this review on July 2, 2018
It was a very cold morning for your trip. Thank you for your review.Pranisha Singh recommends Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl
Replied to this review on July 2, 2018
It was a very cold morning for your trip. Thank you for your review.
Went fishing on May 5, 2018
Mike and his deckhand Kurt were extremely professional. It was the first time out to sea for most of our group and we all had a great time and look forward to coming back again. We left the bay at 6am to fish the backline but with the dredger busy in that area Mike knew it would be better to head further out to deeper water where we could secure some better fish. We picked up a lot of sand soldier which eventually became a nuisance so Mike moved us along to a better spot where we were rid of the peckers. I personally managed a good size rockcod, a personal best fish and a great fight on the light spinning gear we were using. Other good eating fish of size were a copper bream, englishman and slinger. We also got a few undersize fish off the reef which were released and lots of trigger fish, banana fish, lizard fish and other by catch which was some fun to reel in but unfortunately didn’t alllow us to keep our bait in the water for longer to give the bigger fish a chance to eat. Unfortunately despite the great conditions the bigger fish were just not interested in taking a chomp. All in all a great time and an excellent trip with excellent guidance by the crew, I highly recommend a trip with Mike and look forward to heading out with him again.
Fished May 2018Fished May 5, 2018Replied to this review on May 8, 2018
Well done on your new personal best and thank you for the review. I will you well with your new ventureNevaan Singh recommends Blue Water Charters - Fat Girl
Replied to this review on May 8, 2018
Well done on your new personal best and thank you for the review. I will you well with your new venture
Tuna Again. Fishing Report – Durban – 10 August 2018 Been a quiet and frustrating month and when one books a charter the weather turns bad and it can’t be done and so today was our first trip for… Read Full Report →