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!

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

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • 12 Hour Trip - Tuna/Big Game
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 959 private charter
  • 10 Hour Trip - Pelagic Birds
    7 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 923 private charter
  • 7 Hour Trip - Cape Point
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 675 private charter
  • US$ 533 private charter
  • US$ 461 private charter

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.

30 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Shark (Mako)

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When available
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

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 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.

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