Blue Water Charters

Wilsons Wharf, 18 Boatmans Roa…
Durban NL, South Africa

As an owner run operation by a professional and passionate angler, our Boat has a good reputation and catch rate, with many satisfied and repeat customers. We are probably the best equipped boat operating out of Durban. Mike your skipper is a published author in many leading fishing magazines.

Our Charter is for those anglers who are seeking an Exclusive Fishing Charter with Personal Attention on a well appointed boat fitted with top class equipment and tackle complete with guiding from a professional specialised angler.

We are not the cheapest, our aim is to give you the angler a comfortable, quality fishing experience which offers good value for money on a well equipped and comfortable boat.

Although we mostly get fish on our bookings and sometimes some nice big ones, there is no guarantee of fish, our best efforts are assured at all times. Otherwise we would call it catching and not fishing, the variables are too many.

Our boat Fat Girl a 10.4m (34ft) Silverton Sport Fisher that has a wide beam of 3.66m (12ft)

In the cabin you will find a lounge area, a galley, hand wash basin and a flush toilet.

On the outside there is a large spacious aft deck that has padded gunnels and a fighting chair making an ideal fishing platform, there is a large fore deck for nice days and a fly bridge

She is well equipped for fishing with Garmin GPS, and Furuno Sonar (Fish Finder), a good sound system, fighting chair, out riggers, up rigger, and down riggers. We also have a deckhand on board to assist.

Our tackle is all current and well maintained and we are equipped for Marlin Fishing, Game Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, In Shore Fishing, Reef Fishing, Vertical Jigging, Spinning and Fly Fishing

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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.

34 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Spearfish (Shortbill)

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Furuno TZ Touch
Life Jackets
Furuno TZ Touch with commercial transducer
Fly Fishing Equipment
6wt, 9wt and 12wt
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Furuno TZ Touch
Life Jackets
Furuno TZ Touch with commercial transducer
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
6wt, 9wt and 12wt
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
For all Sharks and Billfish

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Mike Laubscher
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since December 2013
Been fishing since I was 6 or 7yrs old, fished competitive for many years and now running my own charter for over 8yrs, love nature and outdoors am conservation minded
Response time: 21 hours
Response rate: 100%

Durban Fishing Calendar

Fishing Reports

Offshore Fishing Report - Durban

March 24, 2017

Another Game fish Grand Slam on Fat Girl to the delight our mix of guests from Belgium, France and Holland. With an early launch for a 5hr charter and were able to get some good fishing in before the… Read Full Report →

Offshore Fishing Report Durban

March 20, 2017

It was a stunning weather today with nice calm seas, we took a father and son along with some of his buddies out for a birthday treat with a 5hr inshore/mini deep sea charter. Water was clear and 25… Read Full Report →