Lucky Sands Fishing Charters

Albert Meyer Drive
Margate NL, South Africa

Lucky Sands Fishing Charters is Margate’s ultimate adventure providing charter! Their crew knows where the fish are and will put you on it! They do all the hard work so you can relax and enjoy your exciting fishing adventure in the beautiful waters off of Shelly Beach.

Margate is a seaside town located just a little over 130 km from Durban on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast and enjoys pleasant weather year round. You can go swimming, surfing or snorkeling around the Blue Flagged Beaches, or take a fishing trip into the rich offshore waters.

Your trip will take you into the sea at Margate, Shelly Beach and Port Shepstone area on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

There is an array of species waiting to bite; from the delicious Mutton Snapper and Mahi Mahi to King Mackerel, Salmon, Bluefin Tuna, Grunter and other species that call these waters home. The crew of Lucky Sands will provide you with the fishing gear and live baits, and you will have a first mate on hand to help you with your catch.

You will fish aboard a 28-foot Butt Cat boat that features two Yamaha 150 HP motors and a flybridge. This speedy and purposely built boat will take you to the most productive fishing grounds with ease and comfort. It features an icebox for your catch, a fighting chair and all the necessary safety equipment and electronics. Please note, a fishing license is required and must be obtained by yourself prior to the trip.

Lucky Sands Fishing Charters will take you on a trip where, along the Hibiscus coast line on the southern tip of Africa, you can feel the energy rise as fishermen meet the day at dawn. They expectantly prepare for a day out on the ocean, hoping for the catch of the day, or at the very least, an outrageous fisherman’s tale to take home to their families and friend. For nothing tastes fresher than the catch of the day at supper, be it on a braai or in the kitchen.

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  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 61
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip will take you fishing the deep sea on South Coast Indian Ocean for species such as Mutton Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Bluefin Tuna, King Mackerel and other species. Please make sure you obtain a fishing license before the trip. All fishing gear and live bait included in the trip. You keep the catch!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  Grunter (Javelin)

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Tuna (Bluefin)
  Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Butt Cat Boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha V6 engines.

28 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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.
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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Winston Coetzee
Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since November 2016
Skipper Winston has been fishing the KwaZulu-Natal coast for 10 years and absolutely loves his job. His favorite game fish include Tuna and Dorado. Skipper Winston will give his all to making your day a fun filled adventure you'll remember forever.
Response time: 13 hours
Response rate: 91%

Customer Reviews

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When we got to the boat before 5 o clock we where waiting for the skipper and al of a suden we where told that the wind is to strong to go out but meanwhile they as boat viking if they have space for us and we went with viking out to sea then they said to us there skipper dropped them…

Fished December 28, 2017
Winston Coetzee (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 9, 2018

Winston wasn’t our skipper for the day, he had other commitments that day, we Had another Skipper arranged (Evans) and the skipper made a decisions accordingly to the weather station that the wind was going to be strong and he made a decision not to go out. We ask the client if he would like to go out the next day with Winston and they agree and then Viking decided to go out and we ask the client if he would like to go out on Viking, which they did. I’m sorry the client felt that way. I did ask him when they came out and the was still very happy.

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