Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray

Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray 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 their all year-round fishing waters, which carry a variety of Game & Reef fish, you can be sure that all of your desires will be fulfilled in some of the most beautiful 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, they’ll be sure to accommodate you.

Their 30’ Mallards, powered by twin 200 HP 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 a home: enclosed cabin and upstairs helm from which you can watch the beautiful coastline or keep an eye on the activities below. The onboard toilet and basin also make the experience more comfortable. You can enjoy a refreshment from the onboard fridge in the saloon, away from the 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.

Aqua Nautical Adventures keep a variety of makes and models to suit you, namely Shimano, Daiwa, Penn, as well as an assortment of Kona’s, lures, jigs, traces, and bait. So come on board ‘Blu-Ray’ and experience the amazing coastline for a day of fishing and breathtaking cruise.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12HR Big Game Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $970
    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 and Marlin. A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna. This trip takes up to 8 anglers and fishing permits are compulsory.
  • Private trip
    10HR Big Game Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $836
    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 and Marlin. A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna. This trip takes up to 8 anglers and fishing permits are compulsory.
  • Private trip
    10HR Game/Reef Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $736
    You'll mainly be fishing the reefs off the coast of Durban to target reef fish, but you'll also have a chance to go a bit deeper and have a go at some Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish as well. This is an exciting trip for all level of anglers and always produces exciting action! Please note, this trip takes up to 8 guests and fishing permits are required by law.
  • Private trip
    8HR Big Game Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $702
    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 and Marlin. A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species: Dorado (Mahi Mahi) Wahoo Yellow Fin Tuna. This trip takes up to 8 anglers and fishing permits are compulsory.
  • Private trip
    8HR Game/Reef Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $635
    You'll mainly be fishing the reefs off the coast of Durban to target reef fish, but you'll also have a chance to go a bit deeper and have a go at some Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish as well. This is an exciting trip for all level of anglers and always produces exciting action! Please note, this trip takes up to 8 guests and fishing permits are required by law.
  • Private trip
    8HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $568
    On this trip, you'll be fishing the reefs off Durban. This trip is highly productive and produces a wide variety of reef fish so your options will be as endless as the horizon! Sit back and enjoy, and hold on to your rod as the deeper reefs hold some spectacular species. Your main targets are Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish, which are typically found in deeper waters. Please note, this trip takes a maximum of up to 8 anglers. Also, fishing permits are required by law!
  • Private trip
    6HR Game/Reef Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $502
    You'll mainly be fishing the reefs off the coast of Durban to target reef fish, but you'll also have a chance to go a bit deeper and have a go at some Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish as well. This is an exciting trip for all level of anglers and always produces exciting action! Please note, this trip takes up to 8 guests and fishing permits are required by law.
  • Private trip
    6HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $435
    On this trip, you'll be fishing the reefs off Durban. This trip is highly productive and produces a wide variety of reef fish so your options will be as endless as the horizon! Sit back and enjoy, and hold on to your rod as the deeper reefs hold some spectacular species. Your main targets are Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Billfish, which are typically found in deeper waters. Please note, this trip takes a maximum of up to 8 anglers. Also, fishing permits are required by law!
  • Private trip
    6Hr Backline/Inshore Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $368
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Durban port while you make your way to the scattered reefs just outside the port entrance. The view of the Durban skyline from this position is absolutely spectacular! Dolphins are often seen frolicking around the bay. Get ready to target reef fish and bottom-dwellers, using light tackle for a bit of a challenge. Please note, this charter accommodates a maximum 8 anglers per trip. Fishing permits are required by law.
  • Private trip
    5HR Backline/Inshore Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $301
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Durban port while you make your way to the scattered reefs just outside the port entrance. The view of the Durban skyline from this position is absolutely spectacular! Dolphins are often seen frolicking around the bay. Get ready to target reef fish and bottom-dwellers, using light tackle for a bit of a challenge. Please note, this charter accommodates a maximum 8 anglers per trip. Fishing permits are required by law.
  • Private trip
    4HR Backline/Harbour Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $234
    Fishing Permits are compulsory for everyone ages 12 and up. This is a fun trip for the whole family and especially enjoyed by younger kids. Enjoy the Durban skyline and beautiful sights of our busy Durban port from the comfort of our boat. Please note, this charter accommodates a maximum of 8 anglers per trip.
  • Private trip
    4HR Harbour Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $191
    Fishing Permits are compulsory for everyone ages 12 and up. The kids will be spoiled with a wide variety of interesting choices of fish to catch in the productive Durban Harbour. They'll get a short tour of the boat’s operations and learn all the basics of fishing from the experienced and friendly crew members of Aqua Nautical Adventures. Please note, this charter accommodates a maximum of 8 anglers per trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Aqua Nautical Adventures
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
5 Fishing Reports
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since December 2015
For the crew of Aqua Nautical Adventures, it's all about the happy customers! Both the captains and first mates go above and beyond to make sure everybody on the boat has the best time fishing with them. The fleet has 2 boats and captains Heyne and Alfred are in charge. They make it their business to provide exceptional service for everyone on board.

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Targeted Species

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

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

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

Boat Specs

Mallards (Flybridge) originally built in 2007, 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
44%
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Andre M.
Durban, KZN
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6 Hour trawling experience catching Dorado, tuna, etc.

VERIFIED   6HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing on December 27, 2020
boat and equipment were in excellent condition. Captain and deckhand were friendly and quite experienced. we were a family...
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VERIFIED   4HR Backline/Harbour Fishing on December 25, 2020
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Andre C.
Durban, NL
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   6Hr Backline/Inshore Reef Fishing on September 18, 2020
Great day and on the fish despite very choppy conditions. Kyle running around like a true Peter Pan ensuring you remain busy...
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   6HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing on June 1, 2019
We really enjoyed the trip. Make sure you ask if you want to make use of the gas braai and how you would like your fish to...
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Pops G.
Durban, NL
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6hrs reef and game fishing

VERIFIED   6HR Game/Reef Fishing - Offshore AM on January 27, 2019
Great experience very helpful captain and assistant
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FAQs about Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray

Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 2,850 per group - 4HR Harbour Fishing (4 hours)
  • ZAR 3,500 per group - 4HR Backline/Harbour Fishing (4 hours)
  • ZAR 4,500 per group - 5HR Backline/Inshore Reef Fishing (5 hours)
  • ZAR 5,500 per group - 6Hr Backline/Inshore Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • ZAR 6,500 per group - 6HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • ZAR 7,500 per group - 6HR Game/Reef Offshore Fishing (6 hours)
  • ZAR 8,500 per group - 8HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • ZAR 9,500 per group - 8HR Game/Reef Offshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • ZAR 10,500 per group - 8HR Big Game Offshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • ZAR 11,000 per group - 10HR Game/Reef Offshore Fishing (10 hours)
  • ZAR 12,500 per group - 10HR Big Game Offshore Fishing (10 hours)
  • ZAR 14,500 per group - 12HR Big Game Offshore Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers (Newly fitted Alluminum Outriggers and centre rigger)
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Fresh Live Bait is caught before every trip)
  • Lures (Large Range of Lures for Game Fish and Billfish)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We will fillet your catch)
  • Drinks (Bottled Water & Soft Drinks)
  • First Mate

Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to about 30 to 50 miles offshore and beyond)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray 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 Aqua Nautical Adventures – Blu-Ray include:
  • 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