Shelly On Sea Charters

The Tackle Box Charters is now Shelly On Sea Charters! They understand that times change and with that, brands refresh, so instead of doing a simple evolution, they’ve gone full revolution. Why not? Go big or go home. Or go fishing - with Shelly On Sea.

Operating out of Shelly Beach, Margate, they offer tailor-made fishing experiences to suit the needs of you and your group to make sure your fishing trip on the east coast of South Africa is the best one possible.

You will be fishing aboard a 21 ft Cobra 635 boat that is powered by twin Mercury engines for a fast and reliable ride to the fishing grounds. The boat is well equipped with electronic equipment, with a fishfinder, GPS, and VHF radio on board, as well as a multimedia system for your entertainment. There is also an ice box on board the boat for ice cold drinks and a fresh catch.

The boat’s primary fishing grounds, Protea Banks, are just 7.5km off the coast of Shelly Beach, The banks have one of the strongest Tuna populations in the world, and the area is home to an extremely vast number of Game and Bottom fish, making it one of the best spots in the country to fish. The experienced skipper will provide exclusive waypoints to target your preferred catch, and all the lures and tackle you will need for a first class fishing experience are included in the price of the trip.

Snacks, drinks, and lunch can be provided by the company at an extra fee, and they can also supply fishing licenses and live bait at an additional cost provided they are given adequate notice. The experienced crew will also be happy to help clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, although please note this is a chargeable service.

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  • Private trip
    Charter Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    price breakdown
    The price includes the fuel and tackle. Trips are usually 6-7 hours long and usually take place at the hugely productive Protea banks fishing grounds, where you can fish for Tuna, Amberjack, bottom fish, Marlin, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

Shelly On Sea Charters
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since July 2016
Having spent years looking for the perfect place to settle down, I finally decided that the south coast specifically Shelly Beach. The best fishing and launch facilities are all there and the fishing is first class all year round!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Cobra 635 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 230HP Mercury engines.

21 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer Reviews

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Good experience
Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
Satisfied with the boat
Catch intended fish
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Allan F.
Richards Bay, KZN

Morning trip with skipper Barry

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
Enjoyed a great outing with skipper Barry and caught some nice Yellowfin tuna
Allan F. recommends Shelly On Sea Charters
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Morne Van Der Merwe
Durban, NL

Trip with Captain Barry

VERIFIED   January 9, 2019
Fantastic experience and great fishing. Caught 4 Dorados!
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