Fish Tales Fishing Charters

Based in the beautiful city of Cape Town, Fish Tales Charters should be your first point of call whether you want to feel the fight of a monster Yellowfin Tuna, experience traditional handline fishing for Snoek, throw surface plugs for Yellowtail, or simply enjoy the surroundings of Cape Town, Robben Island, or Seal Island in the company of mighty Whales as you cruise around the bays and coastline.

Fishing aboard a boat that is easily transportable by land, Fish Tales Charters are not bound to fish from just one port. They operate from a range of starting points, including St Helana bay, Saldanha bay, Yzerfontein, Table Bay, Houtbay, Millers point (Simonstown), Gordons bay, Gansbaai & Struisbaai. This gives them the flexibility to go where the fish are, allowing you to make the most of your time on the water.

Fish Tales is a purpose built 28 ft Carry Cat fishing machine that is perfect for charter fishing and exploring the local waterways. Powered by two brand new 140 HP Suzuki outboard engines, the boat can cruise at up to 35 knots, a welcome pace when travelling to the offshore fishing grounds. Fully kitted out with Raymarine electronics and reliable and safe in bad weather, the boat is features plenty of seating and has a walk around cabin for 360 degree fishability.

A huge variety of species can be targeted on charters aboard Fish Tales, including Yellowfin, Bigeye, Bluefin, and Longfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, Cape Snoek, Cape Salmon (Geelbek), Bonito, Skipjack, Marlin, Red Steenbras (Copper), Red Roman, Red Stumpnose (Miss Lucy), Cape Hottentot, Silver fish, Kabbeljou (kob), Elf, Mackerel and many more.

All the gear you will need is supplied, and you will be accompanied throughout the trip by an able deckhand and the owner and operator, Justin van der Walt, who will make sure that your experience fishing the waters off Cape Town is the safest and most rewarding on offer.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tuna Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    + $236
    each additional person
    Cape Town, South Africa has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Your offshore charter will depart off Cape Point in the early hours of the morning outbound to the fishing grounds. There’s always a chance of yellowtail & smaller class tuna en-rout. Our main target species are Yellowfin tuna that reach sizes of over 100KG in our waters but you could expect to see any of these species during the day: Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Big Eye Tuna, Skipjack & Bonito.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 5 persons
    + $101
    each additional person
    Cape Town, South Africa has some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Your inshore charter will focus on the Cape Point area. Our main target species are: Yellowtail, Snoek, Skipjack, Bonito & Reef fish.
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About the Charter Operator

Fish Tales Charters
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
5 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2016
Fish Tales was started by Justin van der Walt through an extreme love for the sport of fishing. I love fishing & thats the reason for starting a charter business, I will on most occasions join in on the fishing. Yellowfin tuna & Yellowtail on spinning or jigging gear is the best fun out there.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)

Shark (Mako)
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bigeye)

Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Carry Cat Marine (Catamaran) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

28 ft
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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