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 an 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 specialize 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 the hot South African sun. The boat’s flybridge offers excellent views of the surrounding seas and coastlines, while the onboard 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 specialize 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.

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.

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Trip Date:
  • 12 Hour Trip - Marlin
    12 hour trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US$ 888 private charter
  • US$ 604 private charter
  • US$ 426 private charter
  • 4 Hour Trip - Durban Bay
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 284 private charter
  • Durban HArbour Cruise
    1 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 8 per person, 6 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mallards (Flybridge) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 20HP Su engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

30 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to about 30 to 50 miles offshore and beyond
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift 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
Newly fitted Alluminum Outriggers and centre rigger
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Full Range of Shiman
Live Bait
Fresh Live Bait is caught before every trip as requ
Large Range of Lures for Game Fish and Billfish
Catch cleaning & filleting
We will fillet your catch, let us also barbecue you
First Mate
Fishing License Included
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 Mandatory
ALL Billfish is strictly Catch and Release

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Charter Operator

Aqua Nautical Adventures
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since December 2015
IMO owns and runs Aqua Nautical Adventures. His passion for hunting game fish and a strong love for the ocean resulted in the birth Aqua Nautical Adventures, a division of a national Tour Operation. A qualified Master scuba diver and an avid sailor, Imo enjoys every moment at sea. He employs a variety of extremely experienced skippers, who have all fished for game fish, especially Marlin, all over the world. Game fish are targeted utilizing an arsenal of hard plastic lures and Konas. An array of some really interesting teasers is on hand to raise those Billfish. He enjoys the summer months, which is the peak of the game fishing season and loves targeting Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and Marlin. His favourite catch is the Yellow Fin Tuna, with his personal best, a Yellow Fin Tuna of 90KG caught off the West Coast. Join Imo and his crew who are pedantic about ensuring that every ocean experience is a fun one.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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