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
    8hrs Deep Sea Game/Reef Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $574
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip we offer Game Fishing and Reef Fishing. In the summer one can expect Game Fish like Dorado (Mahi), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish, and in the winter Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish. Reef Fishing is good all year round with a wide variety of species. You can choose the trip as Game fishing only or a combination of Game and Reef fishing. Please choose your options in advance. All tackle and bait are provided with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    5hrs Deep Sea Game/Reef Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $431
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip we offer Game Fishing and Reef Fishing. In the summer one can expect Game Fish like Dorado (Mahi), Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish, and in the winter Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sailfish. Reef Fishing is good all year round with a wide variety of species. You can choose the trip as Game fishing only or a combination of Game and Reef fishing. Please choose your options in advance. All tackle and bait are provided with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    5hrs Mid Deep Sea Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $359
    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
    5hrs Inshore Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $323
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore Fishing is fishing close to shore in waters not much deeper than 30m and not much further than 5km from the port. This trip can be offered as a beginners trip, either doing light tackle reef fishing or light tackle trolling for game fish which is great fun. The trip can also be offered as a more advanced trip, trolling dead/strip baits or drifting live baits for larger game fish. Please choose your options in advance. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    5hrs Backline Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $259
    up to 4 persons
    Fun light hearted, light tackle fishing, nothing serious targeting Shad, Mackerel and other small species according to the season. On this trip, we go out the harbour and fish in the sheltered bay in front of uShaka, fishing is done using spinning tackle, bait and sinkers. If the sea makes you quesy then you can choose to go fish inside the harbour. If you want bigger fish, book our Mid Deep, Inshore or Deep Sea trips. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    5hrs Harbour Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $230
    up to 4 persons
    This is a light tackle trip targeting various harbour species as per the season, it is a great trip for those who enjoy fishing but don't want to go out to sea. The harbour offers a variety of species and sometime some bigger fish wander in from the sea making for good sport. Grunter, Salmon, Perch, Shad, Small Sharks and other species are the target. This is a slow finesse kind of fishing that requires patience. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    3hrs Family/Kids Backline Fun (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $194
    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 outside the harbour in the sheltered bay in front of uShaka targeting small species like Shad, Mackerel and others according to the season. All tackle and bait is provided along with help from the crew
  • Private trip
    3hrs Family/Kids Harbour Fun (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $158
    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 inside the sheltered waters of harbour only targeting the various species that dwell in the bay. 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
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56 Customer Reviews
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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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4.79
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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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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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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Centurion, GP
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   April 25, 2019
Thanks to Mike for this memorable trip even after all the rain and challenges it was a trip to remember. Would be on his boat...
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Keith D.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Half day holiday trip

VERIFIED   December 7, 2018
Had an early start on, what for us, was a rough sea. The boat is a real anglers boat, built and rigged for catching, rather...
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Randburg, Gauteng
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Harbour fishing

October 27, 2018
A fun afternoon out fishing. Our son had a wonderful experience fishing off a boat for the first time. Mike and Kurt were very...
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Fishing Reports

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June 23, 2019

Good fishing today Offshore Fishing Report – 23 June 2019 We had an upcountry couple with us on a short charter today, conditions were really nice with a moderate SW wind and seas were nice and flat. The water… Read Full Report →


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