Wild Ocean Fishing Charters

Harbour Road
Cape Town WC, South Africa

Wild Ocean Fishing Charters runs fishing trips off the coast of Hout Bay. These waters are brimming with a variety of big game, with Yellowfin Tuna as the main prize. Anglers fishing these waters can also hope to fight the local beauty - Yellowtail - small, but feisty fighter.

When you come fishing with skipper Bruce, he will show you what angling looks like in the wild waters of the ocean. Bruce will welcome you aboard his 25’ Butt Catt boat made for offshore sport fishing. She is equipped with two 115 HP Suzuki engines, that can reach speeds of up to 30 knots. You will be heading between 25 and 35 miles offshore to work your line on the likes of Tuna.

The boat has an ice box, safety equipment, GPS and a fishfinder. Skipper Bruce will provide the fishing gear. You will try out trolling using Shimano Tiagra 50W and 30W reels loaded with backing, and 80lb Ande line. If you want to go for popping and spinning, there are Shimano Twinpower reels loaded with 50lb and 80lb braid. To land Tuna, you will have Daiwa, Shimano and Fin Nor rods at your disposal, and a harness to battle them.

On half day trips, you will have snacks and drinks, while on full day trips, you will have breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. There will be just enough travelers to have space for angling and a comfortable ride when chasing the big fish.

Wild Ocean Fishing Charters want you to have a safe, memorable, and fun day on the water. Skipper Bruce has 17 years of fishing in the waters of South Africa, and will make sure to help you land the catch. He will explain the techniques and waters, so that you learn, and have a productive day fishing, all at the same cost.

When packing for the trip, bring sun protection, hats, sunglasses, toes-covering shoes, and warm clothes. If you struggle with seasickness, pack your medications. Also, make sure to take out a fishing license - they are available at any post office. You will also want to bring a camera - the big game is waiting to be caught!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip-Tuna Offshore(3 MAX)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 30 Jun
    US$ 892
    up to 4 persons
    This seasonal package coincides with the lucrative Tuna fishing season off the coast of Hout Bay. You will target Yellowfin and Longfin Tuna, and occasionally Bigeye and southern Bluefin Tuna. After you leave Hout Bay, you will head anywhere between 15 and 45 miles to land your catch. You can choose trolling, popping, and spinning, and there is a harness onboard to subdue them. Skipper Bruce will provide sandwiches, ham rolls and drinks, to reboost your stamina. THREE ANGLERS onboard only!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Yellowtail Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 557
    up to 4 persons
    This half day trip offers great Yellowtail fishing. In winter, you will go around the Robben Island, and during summer around Cape Point and False Bay. You will have snacks and drinks served. To catch the fiery Yellowtail, you will use light tackle, and spinning, applying Shimano Saragosa reels loaded with 30lb Powerpro and Gosen braid. This trip is great for kids and adults alike. Bring sun protection, cap, sunglasses, closed shoes, and a fishing license. Departure times are flexible. Maximum 3 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Butt Catt (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 115HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Bruce Bakker
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Member since July 2017
Bruce Bakker is the owner and skipper of the Wild Ocean Fishing Charters. He knows plenty about offshore and inshore angling and boating. An avid surfer and fisherman, Bruce has inherited his father's love for the ocean and angling. Having taken the first rod when he was only four years old, Bruce was hooked on the sport at once, and his love for fishing has only grown since then. He enjoys taking people out on the water, and works to deliver memorable, safe, and fun fishing trips.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cape Town Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Bruce is one of the, if not the best yellowtail fisherman in the Western cape if there are fish around Bruce is your man - great fisherman!!!

Fished July 28, 2017
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By all accounts it was a great day. We managed to get a couple of really decent tuna after some hard work searching and preparing by the Skipper. Bruce has an astounding depth of knowledge about the fishing we did and we were really grateful to see him put those skills to use and get us into those monsters! The handling of the fish once on board is a fascinating process, again testimony to the skill of the Skipper! Thanks Wild Ocean the whole experience was great, next season I’ll be on the plane and back in the deep with you, no doubt!

Fished April 5, 2017
Bruce Bakker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 4, 2017

Thanks Greig! Was an absolute pleasure having you onboard and I’m glad you managed to get your personal best. Thanks again for choosing Wild Ocean Fishing Charters. All the best until we meet again. Kind regards, Bruce

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We went out with Captain Bruce Bakker during the tuna season when there was word of tuna jumping and eating surface lures. We headed to the canyon where the recreational fleet was onto a big patch of tuna. The team on Wild Ocean Charters put us in the perfect position, set us up nicely and we were soon tight with Yellowfin on the bait. While we were fighting out fish, the crew member began to throw a popper and hooked into a big yellowfin. He handed the rod to one of us to bring in. What an insane experience. After a few hours in the deep, having caught our fair share of tuna and feeling completely exhausted we headed back towards the harbour. On our way we crossed a current line where birds where diving. It was a shoal of Yellowtail feeding on garfish! We used the light tackle equipment supplied by Captain Bruce and caught a few yellowtail on spinners.

Overall, I can highly recommend the charter, we were fortunate to catch on our trip but the crew were friendly, extremely passionate and we had a lot of fun together.

Fished March 24, 2017
Bruce Bakker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 4, 2017

Afternoon Max. Thank you so much for the great review and kind words. I’m very happy you guys had such an amazing day in the deep. You got to experience the true strength of the yellowfin tuna both baiting and on popper. Hopefully next year you will return to fish with us again. All the best for the rest of the year and thanks once again for your support. Kind regards, Bruce

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