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Braveheart Fishing Charters

If you’re looking for a way to experience South Africa’s incredible fishing, look no further than Braveheart Fishing Charters. Their vast local experience coupled with a strong customer-first business mindset are all in place to ensure that any trip with them becomes a fond memory!

You’ll be fishing from the “Braveheart” a 28’ monohull boat, that has been custom-made, just for these waters. She’s powered by twin Suzuki engines, giving her 350 HP – quite enough to develop a respectable maximum cruising speed of 28 knots. The Braveheart is equipped with outriggers and a live bait box, to ensure you can focus on the fishing and not worry about bait.

A charter is ultimately as good as its captain, and captain Steve Goosen is one of the best. With over two decades of experience as a captain, Capt. Steve knows how to give his customers the best shot at getting that dream fish. There are plenty of fish here to dream about too: Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Geelbek, Snoek, Yellowtail Snapper, Blue Marlin, and other species can be targetted.

The crew will clean and fillet your catch free of charge. Live bait is available for use on this charter. Quality rods, reels, and tackle are provided to the customers. There is a minimum age policy of 3 years old for the cruise and half-day trip and 10 years old for the offshore fishing trip.



About the Captain

Steve Goosen
St. Francis Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa
5 Customer reviews
Member since February 2017
Captain Steve Goosen has a treasure trove of fishing experience under his belt, as he's been a charter captain for over two decades. He says that he was made for the sea and that he isn't afraid to go out to the deeper waters in search of the large pelagic trophy fish. His favorite thing about being a charter captain is the fact that his office is outdoors and that he gets to come to the fresh smell of the ocean every single day.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
9 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Light tackle
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in St. Francis Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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
American Express

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Rudi F.
Cape Town, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Private on April 28, 2021
This was our first time deep sea fishing and what an experience with Braveheart. Our Captain went through lots of trouble to...
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Michael H.
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   Special 5 hours trip for Michael Hughes on January 28, 2020
Great morning out. We stayed out an hour longer than scheduled without further charge. Selection of fish caught. Captain was...
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Lepage J.
Sainte-Thérèse, QC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Private on April 8, 2018
Great company to book a fishing trip! Cris and Bryce were great fisherman and even greater guy. I got a lots of fun fishing...
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FAQs about Braveheart Fishing Charters

Braveheart Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • ZAR 320 per person - 1 Hour Cruise (1 hour)
  • ZAR 1,000 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared (5 hours)
  • ZAR 1,000 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared (5 hours)
  • ZAR 8,000 per group, additional ZAR 1,000 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) - Private (5 hours)
  • ZAR 8,000 per group, additional ZAR 1,000 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) - Private (5 hours)
  • ZAR 20,000 per group, additional ZAR 4,000 per person after 5 guests - 12 Hour Trip - Offshore (4 PAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Braveheart Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Braveheart Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Braveheart Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Light tackle)
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Braveheart Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Braveheart Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snoek
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack