Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Enjoy a day of superb fishing on the prolific waters of South Africa with Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters! Join Captain Niekie and set out to explore ample angling opportunities around Knysna, and who knows, maybe hook yourself a trophy.

Hop aboard captain’s 25’ Butt Cat with twin 125 HP Mercury engines and plenty of room to accommodate up to 10 people. You’ll have all the necessary safety equipment and navigational electronics to take you to the bite, as well as outriggers that will help you cover more water while trolling. Bring food and drinks for the trip and your own icebox.

When it comes to the fish species that you could target, the sky is the limit! You can try your hand in bottom fishing for Musselcracker, Snapper, Grunter, and Cod or do some line fishing with rods for anything from King Mackerel to Kob. If you’d like to cook your catch after the trip, there are cleaning facilities available where you can clean and fillet your catch.

You don’t have to worry about bringing your own tackle, there will be rods, reels, and an assortment of bait on board. What you need to get is a valid fishing license, and some snacks and drinks will do you good.

Children who are at least 7 years old can join you on your trip and Capt. Niekie will do his best to organize a fun and engaging experience for everyone on board.

Find out just how fun fishing can be and head out on a thrill-seeking adventure with Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Family Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $850
    This is a private charter designed for groups of up to 10 people. You'll spend 5.5 hours fishing the local waters, catching a variety of species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Private Trip For 4 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 8 - Feb 8
    $392
    This 5.5-hour excursion is equally suited for anglers who like to fish surrounded by their friends and family and those who want a solo adventure. Your knowledgeable guide will work hard to put you on the bite of favorite local species like Leerfish, Cod, King Mackerel, Snoek, and many more. Tackle is included in the price of the trip, but you need to get your own fishing license, drinks, and food. This trip is for a maximum of 4 people.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day – Shared Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $196
    This is a shared trip where you'll get to share the boat with other fellow anglers. The trip will only run if at least 4 spots on the boat are booked. If fewer than 4 anglers have booked, the charter will move to the next available day or be refunded if there's no available date.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day – Shared Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $196
    This is a shared trip where you'll get to share the boat with other fellow anglers. The trip will only run if at least 4 spots on the boat are booked. If fewer than 4 anglers have booked, the charter will move to the next available day or be refunded if there's no available date.
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About the Charter Operator

Tour South Africa
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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

Cod Cod
Grunter (Javelin) Javelin Grunter
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Kob Kob

Leerfish (Garrick) Leerfish (Garrick)
Musselcracker Musselcracker
Ray Ray
Shad Shad

Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Snapper (Mullet) Mullet Snapper
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper
Snoek Snoek

Boat Specs

BudCat (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 125HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 67 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Johan L.
Cape Town, Western Cape
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Happy fishermen with Captain Niekie

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Shared Trip (AM) on December 29, 2021
Niekie is an experienced skipper with a vast knowledge of the sea. His love for the sea and people is inspiring.
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Albertus T.
Austin, TX
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Shared Trip (PM) on January 2, 2022
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Eugene V. D.
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Shared Trip (AM) on November 30, 2021
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Morne V. J.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Shared Trip (AM) on January 4, 2022
Morne V. J. does not recommend Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters
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FAQs about Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 1,500 per person - Half Day – Shared Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • ZAR 1,500 per person - Half Day – Shared Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • ZAR 6,000 per group - Half Day – Private Trip For 4 (AM) (5 hours)
  • ZAR 13,000 per group - Family Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Knysna Deep Sea Fishing Charters include:
  • Cod
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Kob
  • Leerfish (Garrick)
  • Musselcracker
  • Ray
  • Shad
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Snapper (Mullet)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Snoek