Bateleur Fishing Charters

King George Way
Cape Town WC, South Africa

Bateleur Fishing Charters runs a selection of water-based activities along the coast of South Africa and beyond, fishing across a range of habitats as well as making the most of the area’s unique nature. From inshore and reef trips on False Bay to offshore adventures targeting huge Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and more on the high seas, as well as hitting Cape Point to fish for some feisty Yellowtail and Snoek, Smart Fishing Charters has the perfect trip for you!

You will be fishing aboard the “Bateleur”, a 30 ft Butt Cat sportfisherman which can carry up to 8 passengers in safety and comfort at to 32 knots. The Bateleur offers a rock-steady fishing platform thanks to her twin-hull design, and comes equipped with everything you will need for the perfect fishing trip. High-tech electronics help pinpoint the best fishing spots, outriggers give you the best spread in the water, and tournament-grade tackle affords you the upper hand in even the toughest of big game battles.

Bateleur Fishing Charters specialises in targeting the huge Tuna that live in the deep blue waters offshore. Bluefin, Yellowfin, Longtail and more are on the cards when heading offshore, as well as big game favourites such as Marlin and Mahi Mahi. On inshore and nearshore trips you will still see more than your fair share of action, however, with a wide variety of table and game species found nearby.

If you’re not so crazy about fishing, spend the morning seeing wild African Penguins and Cape Fur Seals, with the added chance of spotting the ultimate apex predator - the Great White Shark. If you have more time, you can combine fishing with nature touring, heading offshore to see majestic seabirds like Albatrosses, and even fishing alongside them!

All Bateleur Fishing Charters trips come with tackle, lures and bait when available, and when you get back to the dock all your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you, ready to take home and enjoy - you will definitely have worked up an appetite!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Tuna/Big Game
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 922
    up to 8 persons
    This 12-hour marathon sees you heading way offshore, targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, and other Big Game Pelagic Fish species such as Mahi Mahi and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Pelagic Birds
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 888
    up to 8 persons
    Head offshore to see Albatross and other impressive bird species.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip - Cape Point
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 649
    up to 8 persons
    Head out to Cape Point and target, Snoek, Yellowtail and small Tuna species on this full day fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 512
    up to 8 persons
    An 8-hour trip targeting the various reef species found in False Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Eco Seal Island tour
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 444
    up to 8 persons
    This is an awesome fun-filled trip around Simons Town, Boulders (Penguins) and Seal Island where the Cape Fur Seal colony can be seen in the wild. Every now and again we are spoilt with the appearance of Great White Sharks. No chumming, just natural encounters

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Mako)
Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Butt Cat (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

30 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

David Wolhuter
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member since April 2015
Captain David started running charters 14 years ago to give Anglers the opportunity of catching and landing their dream fish. We started on a 21ft Buttcat and then went to 26ft, 28ft and now are the proud owners of a 30ft Sportfisher. We are passionate about conservation and sustainable fishing. Our forte is targeting the Tuna species namely Yellow fin, Long-fin, Big Eye and Southern Blue fin tuna. Occasionally we are fortunate enough to have Black and Blue Marlin in our water and are able to target these (December to March). FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WELCOME We look forward to taking you on a trip of a lifetime.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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