Cape Town Fishing Charters

Cape Town Fishing Charters is a family-run charter company that prides itself on finding the right fish for the right clients! With over 25 years of offshore fishing experience, skipper Steve Potter will be sure to get you ”strapped in” to some good fish!

The charter operates out of the picturesque fishing village of Hout Bay, a 20-minute coastal drive from Cape Town city centre. You can be sure that Steve will put you on some big fish while having fun.

His boat – the ‘Beluga’ – is a 28’ Magnum walkaround boat built specifically for fishing the local area. With a twin hull, the boat offers a smooth ride, and its twin outboard motors give it a quiet and fast ride (given the right conditions of course!). Fitted with all the appropriate marine electronics, the boat will get you to the fish in the most effective way possible.

Steve offers a variety of fishing trips, allowing you to choose between staying close to shore to fish for species such as Yellowtail and Cape Snoek, and travelling from 25–35 nautical miles offshore to fish for huge Yellowfin Tuna.

From January to March you will even have the chance to target one of the ultimate sport fish – the Black Marlin, which migrates past the southern tip of South Africa once a year. You’ll get all the fishing equipment you might need for your day out on the waters, as well as food and drinks for your refreshment.

Explore the crystal clear waters off the coast of South Africa with Cape Town Fishing Charters, and have a fishing adventure you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,071
    price breakdown
    $1,071
    During January, February, and March, the warm waters that make up the Mozambique current race down the east coast to the southern tip of Africa bringing with it some of the best Black and Striped Marlin fishing found anywhere on the planet!
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Offshore Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $982
    price breakdown
    $982
    This is a trip for the more serious angler, that will have you spend 11 hours fishing in the warm water currents at the tip of the African continent targeting some big Tuna.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $833
    price breakdown
    $833
    Although this trip is referred to as inshore fishing, we usually run the 20 or so miles along the coast to Cape Point in pursuit of the elusive Cape Yellowtail and the Cape Snoek, a species very similar in appearance to the Wahoo. Massive shoals of Snoek accumulate all along the Cape coastline when the correct conditions occur bringing some fast and furious sport for both commercial and sport fishermen alike.
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About the Captain

Steve Potter
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 Fishing Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since August 2016
Steve Potter is the most experienced angler and skipper aboard the Beluga. With over 25 years’ experience both on deck and behind the helm, he has never stopped searching relentlessly for excellent fish. His prowess speaks for itself: he has represented the Western Province in both the Marlin Nationals and the Tuna Nationals, both as angler and skipper, and he took home the gold medal of the 2007 Marlin Nationals with a 632 lbs Black Marlin. Steve has travelled widely to pursue his love of angling and has fished in areas such as Mozambique, Great Britain, the USA, Kenya, and more. He fishes with his youngest son and crewman on Beluga, Joe Potter, an avid angler who is rapidly following in his father’s footsteps.

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Targeted Species

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

Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Two Oceans Marine (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Andrew D.
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 5.00
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Son's first sea trip

VERIFIED   March 18, 2018
Captain Steve and son Jo really looked after my son, would suggest getting in touch with Steve before going out to see what...
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Kristinn K.
Cape Town, Western Cape
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   April 13, 2018
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