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
    Harbour lure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $164
    All your light and ultra light fishing on lures... And for the ones that doesn't know i will learn you.
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    Backline bait
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $169
    The backline is out most popular trip not because of the price but because of the fish ... Not always the biggest fish but your quantity, for kids and adults on lite tackle this is a lot of fun.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Leerfish (Garrick)
    Leerfish (Garrick)
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    John Dory
    John Dory
    Kob
    Kob
    Snoek
    Snoek
    Grunter (Javelin)
    Javelin Grunter
  • Private trip
    Backline lures
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $185
    This is a very unique trip, for all the people that love the light lure fishing this one is for you.. our backline in durban has a lot to offer on lures, specially on the reefs.
  • Private trip
    Backline game fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 1
    US $196
    This one we stay close to shore looking for cuta tuna and queens... Will be trolling with live bait and lures to see if any game fish is around.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $202
    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
    Shark trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $218
    This is for the boys and girls that like to play with the fish that has a lot of teeth.. SHARK'S, the pure power of some of the sharks we have available in durban can be very overwhelming sometimes. But like we say ... Hold kn and keep fishing
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
  • Private trip
    Deap sea game fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $240
    This trip is a big game fish trolling trip.. we going to be from 6-20km of Coast looking for the big ones swimming around.
  • Private trip
    Deep sea jig trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $136
    This is for the people with big arms and that can take some punishment.. ???? we wil be taking on the slow pitch jigs all day on a few pinnacles that is around the mid deep and deap sea.
  • Private trip
    Sail fish and marin trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 1
    US $545
    This one is for the people that know or wants to feel how it is to fish and fight one of our pride Joy and some of the biggest fish in south africa.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Fishing with Evert
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Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Chantelle L.
New Bedford, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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7 Hour Deep Sea Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on March 9, 2022
We had a very nice experience with Captain Evert. He was very friendly, professional and made us feel as if we’ve been out...
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Hilton Jansen Van Vuuren
Durban, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Thank you skipper!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Back Lines on March 23, 2022
Best skipper we have ever met!!!! Thank you Evert
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Praeburne L.
Boksburg, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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...
Praeburne L. recommends Gaff Charters
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Phindile M.
Harrismith, South Africa
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Estiaan H.
Durban, South Africa
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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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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FAQs about Gaff Charters

Gaff Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 1,500 per person - Harbour lure (8 hours)
  • ZAR 1,550 per person - Backline bait (5 hours)
  • ZAR 1,700 per person - Backline lures (6 hours)
  • ZAR 1,800 per person - Backline game fish (6 hours)
  • ZAR 1,850 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (6 hours)
  • ZAR 2,000 per person - Shark trip (5 hours)
  • ZAR 2,200 per person - Deap sea game fish (8 hours)
  • ZAR 2,500 per group - Deep sea jig trip (8 hours)
  • ZAR 10,000 per group, additional ZAR 2,500 per person after 3 guests - Sail fish and marin trip (10 hours)

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

Trips booked with Gaff Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • 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
  • Drift Fishing
  • 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

Meet the Captain

Evert Saayman
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 Fishing Report
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

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

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 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
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Only in bay
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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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