Smart Fishing Charters - Skipjack

Smart Fishing Charters is an owner-operated charter boat service specialising in providing world class fishing opportunities to suit any taste. From beginner groups and families with kids to veteran anglers looking for the ultimate offshore action, Smart Fishing Charters has the means and the knowledge to get you reeling in some amazing fish, and having the time of your life doing so.

The vessel you will be spending your day aboard is the “Skipjack”, a 30 ft Butt Cat catamaran. Cruising at a respectable 20 knots, she has plenty of space to carry 7 guests to some awesome fishing. As well as having lots of deck space, catamarans are famously stable vessels, making the Skipjack perfect for families and those prone to seasickness. The vessel comes equipped with all the essentials for some awesome fishing, including GPS and fishfinder to track down the best spots, outriggers for top-class trolling, and nothing but the best fishing gear to make sure you land your catch.

Your trip with Smart Fishing Charters could see you fishing anywhere from calm bays to open ocean, and as such the Skipjack comes equipped with a massive variety of equipment. A choice of light and heavy tackle is combined with the option to troll, drift, bottom fish, spin, jig, pop, and even fly and spearfish to make sure you are always using the most effective technique for your chosen species or environment - it’s the smart way to fish!

As well as offering some of the best fishing South Africa has to offer, all Smart Fishing Charters trips come with tackle, lures and bait (when available), so all you have to do is turn up, and at the end of your trip all your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you ready to take home, so remember to bring a big cooler, because you won’t be going home empty-handed!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore Tuna & Game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $131
    each additional person
    This full day ocean adventure sees you heading way out into the blue to target Yellowfin, Skipjack and Longfin (Albacore) Tuna, as well as Blue Sharks, Dorado, Marlin, Yellowtail and more. Don't forget to bring your lunch and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Cape Point
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $82
    each additional person
    This full day trip will take you fishing in Cape Point for Yellowtail and Snook. As these species are very fast, they are a slightly bigger challenge, so use this opportunity to level up your game! You should also know that they are very tasty.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $53
    each additional person
    This 8 hour trip is designed for targeting reef fish in False Bay. Your captain will provide the fishing equipment and bait. After the trip, he will clean and fillet your catch, so you can expect a very tasty meal. Don't forget to bring your own snacks and drinks!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Sunset Fishing Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    up to 4 persons
    + $33
    each additional person
    This 3 hour trip is more of a sunset cruise playing with rods and really just getting folks used to boating. Great for families and children. Just make yourself comfortable and enjoy the scenery.
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About the Captain

David Wolhuter
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
8 Reports
Response time 9 hours
Member since May 2016
From a young age, Captain Dave caught fish in Namibia and Botswana and his passion grew after hearing the ringing of a reel his first Tuna. He now runs Smart Fishing Charters, offering his clients the chance to catch one of these awesome creatures that inspired him to dedicate his life to fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Kob Kob
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Buttcat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

30 ft
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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