Smart Fishing Charters - Bateleur

King George Way
Cape Town WC, South Africa

Smart 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.

Smart 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 sport 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 Smart Fishing Charters 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!

Smart 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 off


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  • 12 Hour Trip - Tuna/Big Game
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 995 private charter
  • US$ 958 private charter
  • 10 Hour Trip - Cape Point
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 774 private charter
  • US$ 589 private charter
  • US$ 479 private charter
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About this listing

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.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Shark (Mako)
 
Snoek

 
Tuna (Bigeye)
 
Tuna (Bluefin)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
Everybody gets fish
 
Catch and Release Allowed
We advocate this for Inshore
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

David Wolhuter
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member since May 2016
From a young age, Captain Dave caught fish in Namibia and Botswana and his passion grew after hearing the ringing of a reel his first Tuna. He now runs Smart Fishing Charters, offering his clients the chance to catch one of these awesome creatures that inspired him to dedicate his life to fishing.

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