Join Garden Route Fishing in Plett for a memorable day of fishing fun and games on Plettenberg Bay! With an experienced crew to show you around and put you on the best action, you’re in for an exciting exploration of the productive South African waters.

All the captains are locals who spent a big part of their lives fishing in the bay, so they know all the tricks and hiding spots of the fish. They go the extra mile to organize engaging trips for their customers, and for them, safety always comes first. That’s why the boat is equipped with all the necessary safety gear so you can have an enjoyable and safe day on the water

Your guide has a variety of trips on offer, both shared and private, and you can pick the one that suits your preferences and fishing appetites. On shorter excursions, you’ll stay closer to shore, and target the local favorites like Shad, Grunt, Barracuda, Bonito, King Mackerel, and that’s just to name a few.

Full day expeditions will take you further offshore, to the bluewater – the playground of Kob, Snoek, and many more. All the tackle you need will be provided, and your guide will be at your side at all times to assist with everything.

When you come back from your trip, you can have your catch cleaned and filleted, and you can also learn how to do it yourself. It’s all about that hands-on experience!

The boat you’ll be casting your line from is a 28’ saltwater fisher, well-suited for the local fishing conditions. There’s room on board for up to 5 anglers to fish at the same time. The vessel sports reliable navigational electronics to take you the best bite and outriggers to extend your fishing reach. Rods, reels, live bait, and lures will be provided for you, so you don’t have to bring your gear.

Before the trip, make sure to buy a fishing license and stock up on drinks and food, to stay energized as you’re reeling in your catch. Let new fishing adventures with Garden Route Fishing in Plett begin!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Afternoon Catcher
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $161
    If you prefer fishing in the afternoon, you can opt-in for this trip. Team up with the crew and target Shad, Grunt, Snoek, Kob, and more. Boat and tackle are provided, all you need is a fishing license and some refreshments.
  • Shared trip
    Morning Catcher
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $161
    If you'd like to explore the waters of South Africa on your own and meet some new people along the way, this shared 5.5-hour excursion will be a good fit. You'll stay closer to the shore and target anything from Bonito and Barracuda to Snoek and Grunt. Bear in mind that you'll need to get a fishing license, as well as some snacks and drinks. Trips are weather and tide dependant and departure times may vary.
  • Private trip
    Exclusive Charter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    US $832
    This morning excursion is excellent for anglers who'd like to have the boat for themselves and their group. You'll meet up with your guide early in the morning and explore the local waters for anything from Rockfish and Bonito to King Mackerel and Shad. You'll need a fishing license, drinks, food, and a good fishing mood. This charter can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Half day trip with captain Rige
Half day trip with captain Rige
Angler rating
6
0
0
1
0
Anglers claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Caught fish
86%
Sort by:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 7 reviews
Gad D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Excellent experience.

VERIFIED   Morning Catcher on March 7, 2024
Captain was great. Took us to great fishing spots. Crew and overall experience was great.
Gad D. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Gad D. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Willem P.
Cape Town, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Emirita

VERIFIED   Morning Catcher on September 21, 2023
Great guys the looked after us very well!
Willem P. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
Willem P. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful

Johann J.
East London, South Africa
Good
2.3 / 5
Experience:
Bad
2.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with a skipper

VERIFIED   Morning Catcher on September 21, 2023
In my opinion, the skipper did not do enough to find fish. The first anchor was premature as no lines were in the water to...
Johann J. does not recommend Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Johann J. does not recommend Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Mc V. T.
Cape Town, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with captain Rige

VERIFIED   Morning Catcher on December 23, 2022
A Good experience for a first time deepsea fishing
Mc V. T. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Mc V. T. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Fabio M.
North Little Rock, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Morning Catcher on August 16, 2022
Great crew, lots of good spots to catch fish. Awesome experience!
Fabio M. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Fabio M. recommends Plettenberg Bay Fishing
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

FAQs about Plettenberg Bay Fishing

Plettenberg Bay Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 1,450 per person - Afternoon Catcher (5 hours)
  • ZAR 1,450 per person - Morning Catcher (5 hours)
  • ZAR 15,000 per group - Exclusive Charter (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Plettenberg Bay Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Trips booked with Plettenberg Bay Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Plettenberg Bay Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Plettenberg Bay Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Plettenberg Bay Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Grunt
  • Gurnard
  • Kob
  • Leerfish (Garrick)
  • Musselcracker
  • Shad
  • Snapper (Mullet)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snoek

Meet the Charter Operator

Tour South Africa
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
37 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since November 2019
We have been running charters on the stunning Garden Route in South Africa since 1998. We've spent the last 2 decades taking out anglers from all parts of the world, and in that time we've established our good name and reputation. Our crew has ample experience in deep sea fishing and putting people on the bite, so good times on the water are guaranteed.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Grunt Grunt

Boat specs

Deep Sea Boat (Other) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 67 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 10
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

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:

Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.