Smart Fishing Charters - Skipjack

Harbour Island
Cape Town WC, South Africa

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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1190
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 159
    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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Cape Point
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 918
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 99
    each additional person
    A full day trip fishing Cape Point for Yellowtail and Snoek.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 551
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 63
    each additional person
    a full day trip targeting reef fish in False Bay
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Sunset Fishing Cruise
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 391
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 39
    each additional person
    More of a sunset cruise playing with rods and really just getting folks used to boating. Great for Families and children.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Kob
  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (Striped)

  Shark (Blue)
  Shark (Mako)
  Shark (Porbeagle)
  Tuna (Albacore)

  Tuna (Bigeye)
  Tuna (Skipjack)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  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.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

About the Captain

David Wolhuter
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member since May 2016
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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.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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