Blue Water Charters - Nawty Girl

Blue Water Charters runs numerous year-round fishing trips out of Durban, South Africa. These fishing grounds are productive for the better part of the season. The skillful crew will help you on your quest to catch some nice fish. Here, you can find Tuna, Marlin, Trevally, Yellowtail, Mackerel, and much more.

Even though you’re likely to claim a catch on most of the trips, there is no fish guarantee. However, the crew will give their best to help you claim your catch. Mike is the owner and a fisherman himself. He has published articles in numerous fishing magazines and knows the local waters well. Your regular skipper, Eric, has a lot of knowledge on dealing with these waters.

You will be fishing from a 20’ catamaran, named Nawty Girl. The vessel is suitable for smaller groups or anglers who would like to go out fishing without all the frills and comfort of a larger boat and keep things simple. She is well equipped and has a covered T-Top area up front by the helm. The boat is powered by two 90 HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Once onboard, you will find a fighting chair, outriggers, and downriggers. The boat is fitted with GPS and a fishfinder, and stores life jackets. Nawty Girl can take on harbor waters as well as tides further out.  You can try trolling, jigging, spinning or fishing on the fly, depending on what you’re after.

You will get the rods, reels, and top drawer tackle. Take out a fishing license in one of the tackle shops or post offices. Food and drinks are available at an extra cost.

Luckily for you and your fellow anglers, Blue Water Charters has two boats in their fleet. If you can’t find a spot on Nawty Girl, just scroll down, click on the captain’s name, and check available dates on his bigger boat.

Blue Water Charters may not be the cheapest, but they aim to give you a comfortable, quality fishing experience worth your time and money. Come join them and explore these rich waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Game/Tuna/Reef Fishing 6hr
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $467
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip you can target Game Fish or Reef fish or a mix of both. In summer (Nov-April) trolling for game fish like Dorado (Mahi), Tuna, Bonito, Wahoo and Sailfish is the best choice, the chance of a Marlin is always a possibility whilst trolling. In the winter (May-Oct) a mix of trolling for Tuna, Bonito and Bottom fishing for reef fish is the best choice. Reef fishing is generally good all year round. All tackle and bait is provided with help from the crew.
  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Game/Tuna/Reef Fishing 5hr
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip you can target Game Fish or Reef fish or a mix of both. In summer (Nov-April) trolling for game fish like Dorado (Mahi), Tuna, Bonito, Wahoo and Sailfish is the best choice, the chance of a Marlin is always a possibility whilst trolling. In the winter (May-Oct) a mix of trolling for Tuna, Bonito and Bottom fishing for reef fish is the best choice. Reef fishing is generally good all year round. All tackle and bait is provided with help from the crew.
  • Private trip
    Mid Deep Sea Fishing 5hrs
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $367
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is ideal for beginners and families with children or for groups wanting a fun trip. A mix of trolling and bottom fishing is offered on this trip. We leave port and troll for game fish over the reef areas and then we stop and do bottom fishing. Here you will be fishing in 25-50m depth water 5-10km from shore at areas known as: No.1, Deep No.1 and the Flats. A wide variety of reef fish and game fish can be caught on this trip. All tackle and bait are provided with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing/Deep Backline 5hrs
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    This is a fun trip for beginners, families with children and groups looking for a fun day out. A light tackle trip targeting the wide variety of smaller reef fish and game fish species as per season on an inshore reef area known as No. 1 or south of the harbour towards the Bluff, 3-7km from the harbour. Fishing will be trolling or bottom fishing or a mix of both depending on season and conditions as you prefer. All tackle and bait is provided with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    Backline/Harbour Fishing 5hrs (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $254
    up to 4 persons
    This is a light tackle trip backline in the sheltered waters just outside the harbour in front of uShaka or in the sheltered waters of the harbour, it is a great trip for those who enjoy fishing but don't want to go far out to sea. In general this is targeting smaller species of fish like shad and mackerel on the backline and harbour species as per season. All tackle and bait is provided.
  • Private trip
    Backline/Harbour Fishing 5hrs (Eve)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $254
    up to 4 persons
    This is a light tackle trip backline in the sheltered waters just outside the harbour in front of uShaka or in the sheltered waters of the harbour, it is a great trip for those who enjoy fishing but don't want to go far out to sea. In general this is targeting smaller species of fish like shad and mackerel on the backline and harbour species as per season. All tackle and bait is provided.
  • Private trip
    Backline/Harbour Fishing 5hrs (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $254
    up to 4 persons
    This is a light tackle trip backline in the sheltered waters just outside the harbour in front of uShaka or in the sheltered waters of the harbour, it is a great trip for those who enjoy fishing but don't want to go far out to sea. In general this is targeting smaller species of fish like shad and mackerel on the backline and harbour species as per season. All tackle and bait is provided.
  • Private trip
    Family/Kids – Backline/Harbour (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $180
    up to 4 persons
    Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious specially aimed at kiddies. This is an ideal trip for families with small children or even just moms or dads who want to spend time outdoors with their children or who would like to introduce their kids to fishing. On this trip, you will fish in the sheltered area in front of Ushaka or inside the sheltered waters of harbour targeting smaller fish species as per season. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.
  • Private trip
    Family/Kids – Backline/Harbour (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $180
    up to 4 persons
    Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious specially aimed at kiddies. This is an ideal trip for families with small children or even just moms or dads who want to spend time outdoors with their children or who would like to introduce their kids to fishing. On this trip, you will fish in the sheltered area in front of Ushaka or inside the sheltered waters of harbour targeting smaller fish species as per season. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.
  • Private trip
    Family/Kids – Backline/Harbour(Eve)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $180
    up to 4 persons
    Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious specially aimed at kiddies. This is an ideal trip for families with small children or even just moms or dads who want to spend time outdoors with their children or who would like to introduce their kids to fishing. On this trip, you will fish in the sheltered area in front of Ushaka or inside the sheltered waters of harbour targeting smaller fish species as per season. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew.
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About the Captain

Mike Laubscher
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Angler's Choice
153 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2013
I have been fishing since I was 5 years old in Durban and have fished many places around the world and in South Africa, but Durban is my home waters. I fished competitive for many years and I have been running my own charters since 2008 with 3 companies and 3 boats, fish a variety of styles and target a variety of fish species in both Salt and Fresh water, have many published articles in several magazines on fishing. Love nature and outdoors, Am very conservation minded and have a passion for birds. I am crazy about big Tuna, Marlin Fishing and Game Fishing, and also love light tackle spinning, am a total lure junkie. Represented my province in fly fishing for many years and am also pro staff for Rapala/Shimano. I want to write a book on fishing one day. 3 items left on my fishing bucket list, guess then a new bucket list will be in order. As a writer I have my own quote: "I love taking people fishing because it releases their inner child, and in doing so keeps my inner child alive."

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Queenfish Queenfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Escape Boats (Catamaran) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 90HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.77
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Fishing with Mike
Great time in Durban!
Matching heads and colours!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Jill M.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 5.00
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Great time in Durban!

March 8, 2019
My husband and I went out with Capitan Mike and Kurt for a 4 hour fishing trip on the Fat Girl.  Mike was great with communication...
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Carl V.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
 4.00
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5 hour trip with Captain Eric and Stephen assisting

VERIFIED   December 16, 2019
Although the wind gad died down from the previous evening it was still very choppy with a serious under current. We wanted...
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Muhammad M.
Durban, NL
 5.00
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6AM, 3HR

VERIFIED   December 7, 2019
Crew was very accommodating. Had my two kids with me , age 4 and 6 and they had a blast. Caught alot of small fish perfect...
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Todd B.
Spring, TX
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
Capt Mike and Kurt the Mate did an excellent job and I will certainly fish with them again when I have the chance. We fished...
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Stephen C.
Durban, NL
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Mid sea trip

VERIFIED   January 13, 2020
Great trip. Skipper even took us out to deeper water (beyond booked trip) as not many fish about.
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