Aqua Nautical Adventures

Boatmans Road
Durban NL, South Africa

Aqua Nautical Adventures is a specialist game fishing charter operating of Durban, on the east coast of South Africa. Durban is known as South Africa’s ‘Sunshine State’, and the endless beaches and cosmopolitan culture add to the city’s vibe. Most importantly, Durban is located in excellent fishing territory. Tuna are available all year round, and from December to March the local waters are visited by one of the most prestigious fish species: the Marlin. Both Black and Striped Marlins can be found within 30 miles of the coast, and Blue Marlins can be found further offshore. Mahi-mahi, King Mackerel, Walla walla, Salmon and Sailfish are also regular visitors to these seas, according to season and conditions.

“Blue Ray”, Aqua’s 30’ Catamaran, is well equipped to target all these species and more on specialist game charters. Few charter boats in the area specialise solely in game fishing, making Aqua Nautical Adventures a logical and safe choice if you’re after a productive and competent game fishing experience. The boat is equipped with quality Shimano tackle and carries a wide range of Kona and Rapala lures. She is excellently appointed inside, with a bathroom and bedroom on board, as well as a substantial cabin that is always a welcome relief from hot South African sun. The boat’s flybridge offers excellent views of the surrounding seas and coastlines, while the on board Sony sound system can keep you entertained as you steam out towards the fishing grounds.

Aqua Nautical Adventures employs only the most experienced skippers to captain their charter boats. They specialise in Marlin fishing and have skippered charter boats in several countries globally. They all hold yacht master qualifications and are some of the best people in the world to show you to game fish in the area. The team also includes experienced fly fishermen and spear fishermen, allowing you to employ a variety of techniques when fishing with the company.

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Boat Specs

Mallards (Flybridge) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 275HP Mercury Verado Supercharged 275HP Outboards engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

30 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to about 30 miles offshore and beyond
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)


Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
on request for clients account
on request for clients account
First Mate
Fishing License
on request for clients account
on request for clients account
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since December 2015
IMO owns and runs Aqua Nautical Adventures. He has been a skipper for 10 years and is a true water sports fanatic: besides his skipper qualifications he is also a qualified scuba diver and sailor. He employs a variety of extremely experienced skippers, who have all fished for game fish, especially Marlin, all over the world.
Response time: 41 hours
Response rate: 25%

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