Looking to catch some fish in Durban? Aqua Nautical Adventures is your ticket! With Captain Wilheyne at the helm, you’ll have a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

Depending on conditions, you might hook into Great Barracuda, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, Geelbek, African Pompano Jack, Blue Marlin, Musselcracker, Sailfish, and whatever else takes the bait. For these species, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. You can take home some of the fish you catch within size and bag limits. Catch cleaning is available, so you can take your fish home without any hassle. Your next meal doesn’t get any fresher than that!

Families who love fishing together will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

Capt. Wilheyne operates a 28’ Magnum performance fishing boat with space for 8 passengers. It comes with outriggers and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Rods, reels, and tackle are included.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. A 10–20% tip at the end of the day is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work. Before coming aboard, you may need to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

It’s recommended to bring sunglasses, bottled water, and sunscreen (non-spray). There will be some drinks on offer, but be sure to let the captain know if you wish to bring your own. 

How often would you rather be fishing? Go on and turn that daydream into a reality, with Aqua Nautical Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $191
    Fishing permits are compulsory for everyone ages twelve years and older. You will be spoilt for choice on our Harbour Fishing Trip and learn all the basic techniques from our very experienced skipper and deckhand. The maximum number of anglers is 8. All bait, tackle, and rods are supplied by us. You may choose your time to depart.
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Golden)
    Golden Trevally
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bohar Snapper
    Bohar Snapper
    Musselcracker
    Musselcracker
    Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
    Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
    Wolffish
    Wolffish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Backline
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $218
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Durban port and make your way through scattered reefs. The view of the Durban skyline is magnificent. Dolphins are often seen frolicking in the waves Get ready to target reef fish and bottom dwellers Using light tackle for a bit of a challenge 8 anglers Maximum.
    Targeted fish
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Bohar Snapper
    Bohar Snapper
    Ray
    Ray
    Musselcracker
    Musselcracker
    Grunt
    Grunt

Customer reviews

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Sea Ray fishing with family in the Harbour

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing on December 26, 2023
Me and my family had a great afternoon on the harbour. My daughter was lucky to catch a giant grunter during the session. A...
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Warren P.
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Awesome day out with our sons

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Backline on March 10, 2024
This trip was perfect for our sins, all 7 years of age. they loved every minute. TK and Thabani were brilliant with the kids...
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Bernadette C.
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Harbour Fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing on February 25, 2024
It was a wonderful experience. We enjoy every minute. The crew was so helpful and taught us a lot of things. It was peaceful...
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Memorable 1st experience with Captain Hein and Thabani!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Backline on April 12, 2023
Great experience from start of booking to directions on how to get there. Very knowledgeable Captain and 1st mate, extremely...
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FAQs about Sea Ray

Sea Ray offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 3,500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Harbour Fishing (4 hours)
  • ZAR 4,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Backline (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Ray, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Sea Ray include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Sea Ray offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Sea Ray offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Ray include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Musselcracker
  • Sailfish

Meet the Charter Operator

Aqua Nautical Adventures
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
7 Fishing Reports
52 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.
Our Team
Heyne A.
Captain
Colin A.
First mate
Sanele A.
Captain
Thabani A.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)

Boat specs

Magnum (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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