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’ Cobra Cat 900, 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Marlin/Game 12Hour Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 978
    up to 8 persons
    Durban enjoys a range of Billfish that includes Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish. The thrill of fighting one of these monsters in a standup harness will be memorable.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Marlin/Game 10Hour Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 821
    up to 8 persons
    Durban enjoys a range of Billfish that includes Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish. The thrill of fighting one of these monsters in a standup harness will be memorable.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Marlin/Game 8Hour Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 665
    up to 8 persons
    Durban enjoys a range of Billfish that includes Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish. The thrill of fighting one of these monsters in a standup harness will be memorable.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Marlin/Game 6Hour Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 586
    up to 8 persons
    Durban enjoys a range of Billfish that includes Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish. The thrill of fighting one of these monsters in a standup harness will be memorable.
  • Private trip
    Deep / Mid Inshore 6 Hours Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 508
    up to 8 persons
    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
    Reef / Backline 6Hours Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 469
    up to 8 persons
    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 and bait fish with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    Deep / Mid Inshore 4Hours Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 352
    up to 8 persons
    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
    Harbour / Backline 5Hours Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 352
    up to 8 persons
    The Durban Port is the busiest port in the southern hemisphere and is bustling with activity day and night. We are fortunate to be allowed to fish these waters amidst the sights and sounds of the port operations.
  • Private trip
    Reef / Backline 4Hours Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 313
    up to 8 persons
    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 and bait fish with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    Family Trip 4Hours(Winter Special)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 273
    up to 8 persons
    This is a fun trip for the whole family and especially enjoyed by younger kids. This trip includes Mini Reef, Backline & Harbour fishing. Enjoy the Durban skyline and beautiful sights of our busy Durban port from the comfort of our boat.
  • Private trip
    Harbour / Backline 3Hours Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 234
    up to 8 persons
    The Durban Port is the busiest port in the southern hemisphere and is bustling with activity day and night. We are fortunate to be allowed to fish these waters amidst the sights and sounds of the port operations.
  • Private trip
    Harbour Cruise(No Fishing)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 78
    up to 8 persons
    (R1000 Per Hour) The Durban Port is the busiest port in the southern hemisphere and is bustling with activity day and night. Cruising around the Harbour, we will take you to the various port operations. Highlights: National Sea Rescue Base Durban Sugar Terminals Container Ships offloading Tug Boats parking ships Cruise Ships Durban Dry Docks Yacht Marina Durban Skyline
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Goliath)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Marlin (Black)

  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (Striped)
  Sailfish
  Salmon

  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
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

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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: 19 hours
Response rate: 67%

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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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