Reel Retreat Fishing Charters

Spend the day with Reel Retreat Fishing Charters and find out what the fishing in Dolphin Coast is all about! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Terence can tell you all about them.

Snoek, Garrick, King Mackerel (Cuta), Tuna, Dorado and more could be biting if conditions are right. Depending on the species you’re after, you may find yourself spinning, popping, trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 19’ Tom Cat with space for 4/5 passengers. It has everything you need for a productive day on the water. Your captain will provide rods, reels, bait, and lures. Live bait will be caught on board. Kids are absolutely welcome!

You might need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. 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 always wise to bring snacks, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock (non-spray), and bottled water. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation.

Now’s the time to experience fishing on the Dolphin Coast for yourself, with Reel Retreat Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $273
    This is just a quick trip to experience the launch and to see what fishing out in the open ocean is like.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Leerfish (Garrick)
    Leerfish (Garrick)
    Snoek
    Snoek
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $382
    The availability of fish that we like to target is specific to the time of year. The best results come from being on the water at first light, so in summer months we meet on the beach around 4:30 a.m. and back on the beach around 10 a.m.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Leerfish (Garrick)
    Leerfish (Garrick)
    Snoek
    Snoek
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Kieron M.
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What an awesome experience

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on April 18, 2024
An awesome experience with an awesome captain . Worth every cent
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Ryno G.
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Fish on!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on November 14, 2023
Terence is great captain, started of the morning slippery and wet, the waves were rough going out, but he handled it like a...
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Kobus Van Der Merwe
Excellent
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Fishing with my sons

VERIFIED   3 Hour trip on January 7, 2024
Great experience,skipper help the kids alot to catch a fish
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FAQs about Reel Retreat Fishing Charters

Reel Retreat Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 5,000 per group, additional ZAR 500 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour trip (3 hours)
  • ZAR 7,000 per group, additional ZAR 500 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Retreat Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Retreat Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Reel Retreat Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Retreat Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Retreat Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Leerfish (Garrick)
  • Musselcracker
  • Sailfish
  • Shad
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snoek
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Terence Maidman
Dolphin Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2023
Captain Terence Maidman welcomes you to Reel Retreat Fishing Charters. Are you ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime? The team has over 32 years of experience launching boats and catching fish. "We're experts, and we're here to make your trip unforgettable!"

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Leerfish (Garrick) Leerfish (Garrick)
Musselcracker Musselcracker

Boat specs

Tom Cat (Sportfishing) originally built in 2016, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 100HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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

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:

Cash
Bank Transfer