Simply The Best Fishing Charters

Simply The Best Fishing Charters is located at Wilson’s Wharf in Durban Harbor, South Africa. For those who are looking for an exclusive fishing excursion with a lot of fun, you have found the right place!

Book a trip and hop onboard to enjoy your adventure. The ‘Simply The Best’ will be your boat for the day. She is a 36’ John Butt catamaran with twin 200 HP Suzuki engines and plenty of space for up to 10 anglers. Simply The Best is rigged with Lowrance and Furuno electronics, along with professional accessories. With an enclosed portable toilet, an experienced skipper, and a deckhand on board, Simply The Best is a boat for you.

All trips are tailored to suit your specific needs. Both light and heavy tackle is brought on board for bottom fishing, trolling, and deep sea fishing. If you want to try fly fishing, just let the crew know and bring your favorite tackle. Bait, lures, and a complimentary fish cleaning service are also included.

Depending on what trip you decide to choose, you will be able to fish up to 25 miles out for Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin, as well as Wahoo, King Mackerel, Dorado, Snapper, and Geelbek.

The team will work hard to put you on the hottest bite. Even though you will be fishing with a lucky crew, there is no guarantee of fish. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    15 hours marlin/tuna and big game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 hours trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $1,515
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing marine black, blue, stripe and sailfish
  • Private trip
    12 hour marlin/tuna and big game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,226
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for marlin, black, blue and stripe, sailfish
  • Private trip
    12 hours game tuna and deep-sea bot
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,118
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing game, tuna, Dorado, whahoo, marlin, sailfish and bottems slinger soldiers, reds, rocord, geelbek, dagga, musselcracker
  • Private trip
    10 hours marlin/tuna and big game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,082
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for blue, black and stripe marlin, sailfish, Dorado, whahoo and tuba
  • Private trip
    10 hours marlin/tuna and big game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,082
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for blue, black and stripe marlin, sailfish, Dorado, whahoo and tuba
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bottom & Big Game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,082
    up to 10 persons
    You will need about 30 minutes to reach fishing grounds, which are up to 25 miles (40 km) out. There, you will be targeting big game and bottom species, including Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Dorado, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and maybe even Blue Marlin.
  • Private trip
    8 hour marlin/tuna/big game
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $938
    up to 10 persons
    Targeting stripe, blue and black marlin, tuna, Dorado, whahoo
  • Private trip
    8 hours game/tuna/deepsea
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $830
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing game/tuna/whahoo/dorado/king and queen mackrel or bottems slinger, reds, englismen, scotchmen, geelbek, dagga and mussel cracker or a combination of both bottems and game
  • Private trip
    6 hours Game/tuna/deep-sea AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $722
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing game cuta, Dorado, queen fish, whahoo or bottems slinger, reds, rocords, salmon, dagga, englismen, schotsmen, mussel cracker extr or combination of both
  • Private trip
    6 hours Game/tuna/deep-sea Pm
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $722
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for game, tuna, cuta, queen and king mackrel, Dorado and whahoo or bottems slinger, reds, rocord, geelbek, dagga salmon and mussel cracker. Or a combination of both game and bottems
  • Private trip
    5 hours game/tuna/deep-sea AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $650
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing deepsee for game fish like tuna, Dorado, whahoo, kingmackrel and queen mackrel or bottems fish like slinger, reds, rocord, Bek, dagga extra or a combination of the two
  • Private trip
    5 hours game/tuna/deep-sea AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $650
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing deepsee for game fish like tuna, Dorado, whahoo, kingmackrel and queen mackrel or bottems fish like slinger, reds, rocord, Bek, dagga extra or a combination of the two
  • Private trip
    5 hours game/tuna/deep-sea PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 10 persons
    Deep sea fishing game like cuta, queen mackrel, tuna, Dorado, whahoo or bottlers slinger reds, lantern, mussel cracker, Bek, dagga salmon extra or combination of both
  • Private trip
    6 hours mini deep PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $613
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing game like tuna, Dorado, whahoo, kingmackrel or bottems slinger, reds, rocord, Bek, dagga salmon, englismen, Scotsman, lantern extra
  • Private trip
    6 hours mini deep/inshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $613
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing deep-sea inshore for 6 hours for bottlers or game. King mackrel, queen mackrel, Dorado, whahoo, on the game side or bottems slinger, reds, rocord, salmon, englismen and lantern
  • Private trip
    Geelbek
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 1 Jan
    $577
    up to 10 persons
    Night fishing for geelbek/cape salmon 17h00 to 22h00
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $577
    up to 10 persons
    This morning trip will see you concentrating on bottom and game fishing for various species that are in season and biting, such as Geelbek and Snapper. You will need about half an hour to get to the fishing grounds, that are up to 9 miles (15 km) out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $577
    up to 10 persons
    On this afternoon trip, you will be exploring the fishing grounds that are up to 9 miles (15 km) out. You will be game and bottom fishing for a variety of species, including Snapper and Geelbek.
  • Private trip
    4 hours mini deep ses/inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $541
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing inshore deep sea for bottems, reds, slinger, lantern, English men, geelbek, dagga, rocord and grouper
  • Private trip
    4 hours mini deep ses/inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $541
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing inshore deep sea for bottems, reds, slinger, lantern, English men, geelbek, dagga, rocord and grouper
  • Private trip
    5 hour Backline PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $397
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for shad, stumpnose, queen mackrel and kingmackrel
  • Private trip
    Backline
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $397
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing shad and stumpies
  • Private trip
    4 hours Backline PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $361
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing shad, stumpnose, queen mackrel and king mackrel
  • Private trip
    5 hours Harbour fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $361
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing for gunter, snapper salmon and garick
  • Private trip
    Harbour fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $361
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing Harbour
  • Private trip
    3 hours backline
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $325
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing shad, stumpnose, queen mackrel and kingmackrel
  • Private trip
    3 hours backline
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $325
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing shad, stumpnose, queen mackrel and kingmackrel
  • Private trip
    4 hours Harbour PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $325
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing Harbour gunter, garick and snapper
  • Private trip
    3 hours Harbour fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $289
    up to 10 persons
    Fishing Harbour for gunter, garrick and snapper samon
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

John Butt (Catamaran) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki 4 stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
You Keep 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

About the Captain

Jakes Van Den Berg
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Member since June 2014
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Captain Jakes Van Den Berg has over three decades of fishing experience, which have gained him a vast knowledge and an impressive reputation. Jakes is a professional skipper who especially enjoys deep sea fishing and introducing his clients and friends to it. One of Jakes' favorite species of fish is Geelbek.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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December 4, 2018
Family fishing Best trip ever, filled with fun and lots of fish Jakes are the best Captain and host we ever went...
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