Gaff Charters offers amazing fishing trips for all types of anglers. Whether you’re a beginner just looking for a calm bay trip or an experienced fisherman hoping to catch your new big game trophy, you’ll find all of that here. Captain Evert has been fishing since he was a kid and this is a way of living for him. Join the guide who’ll teach you lots of new tricks and make a great angler out of you in just one day.

It all starts on a 21’ Butt Cat that accommodates up to 4 guests. The boat is powered by twin 85 HP Yamaha engines and features modern navigational electronics. There’s also a live bait tank and trolling gear. And to make everything go as smooth as possible, there’s the first mate, ready to assist whenever you need him.

Your targets depend on the type of fishing grounds you choose. Some of the species you can go after are Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Yellowtail Amberjack, Sailfish, Marlin, Barracuda, and many more. Ask the captain what’s in season and what would be the best target for your trip. There’s never any guarantee with fishing, but he’ll do his best to maximize your chances for a successful day on the water.

All fishing equipment is included in the price, so you only need to prepare your licenses and pack some food and drinks. Kids are welcome only on bay trips, for safety reasons.

It’s your turn to catch huge fish. Gaff Charters welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip – Marlin and Sailfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $435
    Head out to the deep blue sea and target the biggest fish out there. Marlin and Sailfish are some of the most desired targets in the world, so use this chance to go after them. All fishing equipment is covered by the crew. If you go out and catch Marlin or Sailfish the first day, you can choose to shorten your trip.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $174
    This trip is out to sea, trolling with crank baits or drifting with live bait. Target Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, Sailfish, and many more. The crew takes care of your fishing equipment, but you'll need to bring your licenses, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $124
    This trip is specific for certain spots, as you'll fish wreck's, containers, pipes, and all sorts of grounds. You'll need to bring your own tackle for this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Back Lines
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $118
    This trip takes place just outside the bay on the backline of the surf. Live bait, trolling and plastics is a favor for that spot. All fishing equipment is included in the price. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Durban Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $50
    This type of fishing is light tackle and can be fished with bait, spinning, plastics, or crank baits. We anchor most of the time almost anywhere. Ideal for people that don't like the turning and burning of the open seas. Bring your own bait if you want to fish with bait.
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About the Captain

Evert Saayman
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 Fishing Report
13 Customer Reviews
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Member since December 2020
The reason I chose the fishing industry is because I've been doing it all my life. Fishing IS my life. I've fished everything from deep-sea to fresh water. It is my dream to have my own boat and to be the captain of it. Always strive to put fish on the hooks, but yes, as we all know, fishing is not that easy as we all think. Can only do my best!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Kob Kob
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Permit Permit

Sailfish Sailfish
Snoek Snoek
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Butt Cat (Center console) originally built in 1994. Powered by 2 85HP Yamaha engines.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Praeburne L.
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Halfday in the bay with Captain Evert

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Durban Bay on April 25, 2021
Best 6 hours on the water fishing. Professional but so laid back pleasant time we had. I am most definitely will be recommending...
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Phindile M.
Harrismith, Orange Free State
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Durban Bay on January 18, 2021
We had an awesome and very informative fishing experience with Captain Evert. He’s very friendly, helpful and a great...
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Back Lines on August 25, 2021
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Durban, NL
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6hour backline trip with captain Evert

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Back Lines on April 28, 2021
Most amazing experience! Evert is a brilliant captian and very good with kids ! Cant wait for our next holiday to join him...
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Scenic fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on May 6, 2021
Best view of Durban city. Experienced captain and fisherman with a good sense of humor. Would recommend!
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FAQs about Gaff Charters

Gaff Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 400 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Durban Bay (6 hours)
  • ZAR 950 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Back Lines (6 hours)
  • ZAR 1,000 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (7 hours)
  • ZAR 1,400 per person - 7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (7 hours)
  • ZAR 7,000 per day per group - 3 Day Trip – Marlin and Sailfish (3 days)

When you book a trip with Gaff Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Gaff Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Gaff Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Gaff Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gaff Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Kob
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snoek
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack