Aqua Nautical Adventures

18 Boatmans Road
Durban NL, South Africa

Aqua Nautical Adventures is a charter boat operating on the East Coast of Africa, namely; Durban - Kwa-Zulu Natal. Durban is also known as the ‘Sunshine Province’ with endless beaches and a cosmopolitan culture to make the atmosphere exciting and vibrant.

With our all year round fishing waters, which carry a variety of Game & Reef fish, you can be sure that your requirements will be fulfilled in our tropical waters. Aqua Nautical Adventures offers a wide variety of fishing techniques from chasing ‘Big Game’ to just spending time with family & friends on a day out on the ‘Big Blue’ So if it’s sitting in the fighting chair, vertical jigging, popping, trolling or bottom reef fishing, we can accommodate you.

Our 30ft dual helm Cobra-Cat 900, powered by two 200HP Suzuki outboards will get you to the fishing grounds safely and comfortably while listening to the onboard entertainment system.

She has most of the comforts of home: enclosed cabin and upstairs helm from which you can see our beautiful coastline or keep an eye on the activities below. The onboard toilet and basin also make the experience more comfortable. You could enjoy a refreshment from our onboard fridge in the saloon away from our African sun until you hear the sound of a ‘screaming reel’. Onboard you will find all the fishing equipment that is needed for your target species.

We keep a variety of makes and models to suit you, namely; Shimano, Daiwa, Penn as well as an assortment of Kona’s, lures, jiggs, traces and bait. So come on board ‘Blu-Ray’ and experience our coastline for a day out fishing or perhaps a breathtaking cruise.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12HR Big Game Fishing(Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    US$ 966
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Durban enjoys a large variety of Billfish Species over our summer months. With Water temperature that averages 24 to 25 degrees Celcius, we attract a wide range of billfish that includes: Sailfish Black Marlin Striped Marlin Blue Marlin A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna
  • Private trip
    10HR Big Game Fishing(Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 828
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Durban enjoys a large variety of Billfish Species over our summer months. With Water temperature that averages 24 to 25 degrees Celcius, we attract a wide range of billfish that includes: Sailfish Black Marlin Striped Marlin Blue Marlin A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna
  • Private trip
    8HR Big Game Fishing(Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 656
    up to 8 persons
    Durban enjoys a large variety of Billfish Species over our summer months. With Water temperature that averages 24 to 25 degrees Celcius, we attract a wide range of billfish that includes: Sailfish Black Marlin Striped Marlin Blue Marlin A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna
  • Private trip
    6HR Big Game Fishing(Seasonal)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 518
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Durban enjoys a large variety of Billfish Species over our summer months. With Water temperature that averages 24 to 25 degrees Celcius, we attract a wide range of billfish that includes: Sailfish Black Marlin Striped Marlin Blue Marlin A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna
  • Private trip
    8HR Game/Reef Fishing - Offshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 518
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Fishing the reefs off Durban is always productive. With a variety of reef fish, you will be spoilt for choice. Sit back and enjoy, hold on to your rod as the deeper reefs can produce some spectacular species. You will be targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish which are found in deeper waters.
  • Private trip
    8HR Game/Reef Fishing - Offshore PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 518
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Fishing the reefs off Durban is always productive. With a variety of reef fish, you will be spoilt for choice. Sit back and enjoy, hold on to your rod as the deeper reefs can produce some spectacular species. You will be targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish which are found in deeper waters.
  • Private trip
    6HR Game/Reef Fishing - Offshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 414
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Fishing the reefs off Durban is always productive. With a variety of reef fish, you will be spoilt for choice. Sit back and enjoy, hold on to your rod as the deeper reefs can produce some spectacular species. You will be targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish which are found in deeper waters.
  • Private trip
    6HR Game/Reef Fishing - Offshore PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 414
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Fishing the reefs off Durban is always productive. With a variety of reef fish, you will be spoilt for choice. Sit back and enjoy, hold on to your rod as the deeper reefs can produce some spectacular species. You will be targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish which are found in deeper waters.
  • Private trip
    6HR Backline/Reef Fishing - AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 379
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Durban port while we make way to the scattered reefs just outside the port entrance. The view of the Durban skyline from this position is spectacular, Dolphins are often seen frolicking around the bay. We will be targeting reef fish and bottoms with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    6HR Backline/Reef Fishing - PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 379
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Durban port while we make way to the scattered reefs just outside the port entrance. The view of the Durban skyline from this position is spectacular, Dolphins are often seen frolicking around the bay. We will be targeting reef fish and bottoms with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    Geelbek & Daga Salmon Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 379
    up to 8 persons
    Early morning / Late afternoon trip specifically targeting Geelbek & Daga Salmon Valid Fishing Permits Compulsory Max 8 Anglers All Rods, Reels, Tackle & Bait Included
  • Private trip
    4HR Backline/Reef Fishing - AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 241
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Durban port while we make way to the scattered reefs just outside the port entrance. The view of the Durban skyline from this position is spectacular, Dolphins are often seen frolicking around the bay. We will be targeting reef fish and bottoms with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    4HR Backline/Reef Fishing - PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 241
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Durban port while we make way to the scattered reefs just outside the port entrance. The view of the Durban skyline from this position is spectacular, Dolphins are often seen frolicking around the bay. We will be targeting reef fish and bottoms with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    4HR Harbour OR Backline Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 207
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY ►Create your own 4 Hour custom package. ►Choice of Harbour or Backline Fishing Trip. ►Alternatively: combine both - 2 Hours Harbour fishing And 2 Hours Backline Fishing. Great Combo! The Durban Port is a wide expanse of water and offers several secret spots that deliver good results when the conditions are right. We fish with light tackle and fresh bait. The target species are mainly Spotted Grunter and Salmon.
  • Private trip
    3HR Harbour - Family Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 172
    up to 8 persons
    FISHING PERMITS ARE COMPULSORY The kids will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of interesting fish to catch in the productive Durban harbour. They will get a short tour of the boat’s operations and learn all the basics of fishing from our experienced and friendly crew members.
  • Private trip
    Durban Boat Cruises - 2Hours
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 138
    up to 8 persons
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the busiest port in the southern hemisphere. the cruise meanders through the Durban port and if time allows will go out to sea to view the Durban skyline. 2 Hour Cruise ►Depart from Wilson's Wharf, Harbour, Moses Mabhida Stadium & Return Max 8 Guests Departure time can be changed to suit your requirements
  • Private trip
    Durban Boat Cruises - 1 Hour
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 hour trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 69
    up to 8 persons
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the busiest port in the southern hemisphere. the cruise meanders through the Durban port and if time allows will go out to sea to view the Durban skyline. 1 Hour Cruise ►Depart from Wilson's Wharf, Harbour, uShaka Pier & Return Max 8 Guests Departure time can be changed to suit your requirements
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mallards (Flybridge) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Aqua Nautical Adventures
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since December 2015
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Response time: 17 hours
Response rate: 70%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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It was an awesome day fishing with my family would recommend as an perfect day out at sea!

Fished March 21, 2018
Aqua Nautical Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 23, 2018

Thank you for your review Ben!

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