3 Hour Light tackle Seafari

Head out on some of the finest fishing in the country with Vida Loca Tuna Fishing! WE NOW OFFER YOU A RODMAN 1250 41FT LUXURY SPORT FISH/CRUISER. Hout Bay boasts one of the most scenic backdrops in South Africa.

Departure times are flexible and include early morning, mid-afternoon, or the most popular of the bunch – sunset.

Our 3 hour Seafari is ideally suited for family, friends, colleagues, engagements, spreading of ashes, team building, celebrations, light tackle/junior fishing, and marine photography). Cruise speed between 6 and 16 knots depending on sea conditions and your preference at the time.

On all our ‘seafaris’ we encounter all sorts of marine life. Catching fish along our amazing coastline is a visual treat. Whales, Dolphins, Sun Fish, Cape Fur Seals, Penguins, and many pelagic birds will often be sighted. Our Light Tackle Seafari is based on great fishing and tackle that is always in perfect condition for you to enjoy. We are proud to be one of the larger and best-kept charter boats available. Hout Bay has incredible scenery, you can relax and enjoy your time at sea. This Seafari is perfect for juniors to catch their first fish.

Your Light Tackle Seafari will include amazing scenery, fresh air, good company, a friendly deckhand, and grumpy skipper, use our superb vessel, fuel, Ice, drinking water, and glasses. If we can assist you with any special request, we will gladly help where we can. Optional Barbeque available.

You should bring a warm jacket, hat, sunscreen, your choice of music (played through Bluetooth speakers), a camera, drinks of your choice, and snacks.

Be sure to ask Captain James about our optional extras. Extended time rates are available by request.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Midday Light Tackle Seafari
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    US $498
    Our set out cruise speed is a comfortable 6 to 16 knots. This depends on the sea conditions and client prefferance. Our Seafari includes deck hand, captain, ice, drinking glasses, drinking waters and of course the best scenery that Cape Town has to offer. We will often sea allot of marine life, whales, dolphins and sunfish are included but never gauranteed. This Seafari is suitable for all ages and is great for family, friends, colleagues and celebrations. Extended cruis pricing is available on request.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Morning Light Tackle Seafari
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $551
    Our set out cruise speed is a comfortable 6 to 16 knots. This depends on the sea conditions and client prefferance. Our Seafari includes deck hand, captain, ice, drinking glasses, drinking waters and of course the best scenery that Cape Town has to offer. We will often sea allot of marine life, whales, dolphins and sunfish are included but never gauranteed. This Seafari is suitable for all ages and is great for family, friends, colleagues and celebrations. Extended cruis pricing is available on request.
  • Private trip
    Hout Bay to Robben Eiland Seafari
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $1,075
    Hout Bay to Robben Island with stops along the way including Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Sea Point and Fish off Robben Island.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Bream (Black)
    Black Bream
    Crayfish
    Crayfish
  • Private trip
    Offshore Tuna Seafari
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,679
    Our vessel is the largest in the charter fleet and most well equipped. We have hot and cold shower, airconditioning, and can sleep four guests. Over nigth excursions are also available. You will not be dissapointed. "As a boat captain with over 25 years of experience focused in the marine industry, and thousands of sea miles on the South Atlantic Ocean, I can reliaby say that the vessel and crew that you choose to go to sea with will make a huge impact on the quality of your experience".
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
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FAQs about 3 Hour Light tackle Seafari

3 Hour Light tackle Seafari offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 9,500 per group - 3 Hour Midday Light Tackle Seafari (3 hours)
  • ZAR 10,495 per group - 3 Hour Morning Light Tackle Seafari (3 hours)
  • ZAR 20,500 per group - Hout Bay to Robben Eiland Seafari (7 hours)
  • ZAR 32,000 per group - Offshore Tuna Seafari (11 hours)

When you book a trip with 3 Hour Light tackle Seafari, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with 3 Hour Light tackle Seafari include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (And Bait)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (@Captainjbw)

3 Hour Light tackle Seafari offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

3 Hour Light tackle Seafari offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 3 Hour Light tackle Seafari include:
  • Bream (Black)
  • Crayfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)

Meet the Charter Operator

Vida Loca
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
3 Fishing Reports
22 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
As a boat captain with over 25 years of experience focused in the marine industry, and thousands of sea miles on the South Atlantic Ocean, I can reliably say that the boat and crew that you choose to go to sea with will make a huge impact on the quality of your experience"
Our Team
Andrew M.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Bream (Black) Black Bream
Crayfish Crayfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

Boat specs

Rodman 1250 (Sportfishing) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 370HP Volvo 370 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
And Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
@Captainjbw

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Recent fishing reports

Light Tackle Seafari
Light Tackle Seafari
February 10, 2024
We enjoyed great light tackle fishing and met some beautiful people over our holiday high season. We cruised and explored the coastal areas of Hout Bay to Robben Eiland we ecountered hundreds of humpback whales, dolphins sun fish. Inbetween fishing, some of our customers enjoyed a dive with sunfish and a swim at camps bay. Everyone loved the comforts and 'lifes little luxuries' on offer on our Rodman 1250. We had many enquiries for tuna fishing and have been patiently waiting. The tuna have been showing signs and we now start preparing for some off shore tuna seafari to catch that once in a life time monster tuna. Thank you to the Fishing Booker Team, our wonderful customers and our service providers for a great holiday season. Time to go deep, time to far, time to go big. From the captain.... 'As a boat captain with over 25 years of experience focused in the marine industry, and thousands of sea miles on the South Atlantic Ocean, I can reliably say that the boat and crew that you choose to go to sea with will make a huge impact on the quality of your experience'
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