Fish-On Charters

Fish-On Charters offers the ultimate in game fishing. Operating from Cape Town’s Hout Bay, this charter has excellent access to the Cape Peninsula’s rich fishing grounds, as well as the world-famous big game fish that live here!

This family-run business is owned by Captain Chad Cillie and his wife, and caters to anglers of all skill levels. Whether you’re a pro-level fisherman or want to take the kids on an exciting adventure, Fish-On Charters will make sure your trip is perfectly suited to your needs. Their number one goal is to make sure you get the best possible fishing experience!

As well as running trips himself, Capt. Chad also employs a whole host of local, extensively-experienced skippers. Along with his crew, he’s proud to offer a fleet of 32’ offshore sportfishing vessels, all of which are equipped to the highest possible standard.

Each boat is decked out with top-quality fishing, navigational, and safety equipment to ensure your trip is enjoyable and productive. On board, you’ll find fishfinders and radar systems, as well as ship-to-shore communication devices. Family groups and female anglers will be particularly pleased with the enclosed on board toilets!

Capt. Chad and his crew specialize in fishing for Tuna, and they target all the available local species, including huge Yellowfin, Longfin, and Bigeye varieties. If you’re into big game fishing, you’ll be in your very own fishing paradise!

If you’d rather stay closer to shore, however, Capt. Chad will be happy to take you on an unforgettable local fishing experience, targeting Yellowtails and reef fish while looking out for whales, dolphins, and other sea life.

Each trip includes top-quality fishing gear, and you’ll also be provided with drinks and snacks, as well as a fishing license for your whole group. Hop aboard and get ready to cast off on your very own Cape Town fishing adventure with Fish-On Charters!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore Tuna Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    If you want to battle some real beasts of the deep, hop aboard on this Tuna-chasing adventure! You'll travel between 20 to 40 miles offshore and cast your line for the mighty Yellowfin Tuna, among others. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license for your group, and snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Coastal Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    This trip is the perfect introduction to Cape Town's waters, especially if you have less angling experience or want to take your whole family on an exciting day out. You'll embark on an enjoyable boat ride in and around Hout Bay, where you'll get to cast your line for Yellowtail, as well as sightseeing for passing Whales, Dolphins, and other sea life. Make sure you bring along a camera! You'll be provided with fishing gear, a license for your whole group, and snacks and drinks.

About the Charter Operator

Fish-On Charters
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Response time 118 hours
Member since September 2016
Fish-On Charters has been operating in the Cape Town area for over 17 years. Formed as a family business by Chad Cillie and his wife, this is a very family-oriented charter service that caters equally to new anglers and professional anglers exploring a new fishery. Chad has always fished, but he made the move from commercial to charter fishing when he created his company in 1999. He employs extremely experienced skippers with over 25 years of experience who, as well as Chad, also guide fishing trips at Fish-On Charters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Snoek Snoek
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Two Oceans (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2009. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines.

32 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
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

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