Dubula Amanzi Fishing Charters

Dubula Amanzi means “shoot through the water” in Zulu. And that’s exactly what you’ll be doing on your day out with Captain Kirwin “The Fish Whisperer” Wyatt and his Dubula Amanzi Fishing Charters!

Head to Durban Harbour and hop onboard the ‘Umona Phantsi,’ a 28’ Butt Cat fishing machine. She is a fast, stable, and safe boat with twin 150 HP Suzuki engines. The Umona Phantsi is ready to give you a fun-filled and productive fishing experience thanks to her semi-commercial layout for ease of ‘dubulaaring.’

Enjoy your day on the water in a friendly atmosphere and make a great catch possible. The crew has tailored a variety of packages that can suit any angler’s needs. There is everything to your liking, from short bay, harbour, and backline fishing to deep sea, reef, and game fishing adventures and offshore Marlin extravaganza.

Check the bite in the sheltered waters of the bay and get your hands on Shad and Mackerel. There is hardly a better way to teach your kids fishing than spending your day in the calm waters of the harbour!

Venture to the local reefs for a fun bottom-fishing or trolling adventure for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Rocked, Musselcracker, and other local species such as Rubberlips, Slinger, Soldiers, and Englishman. Try your hand at light/medium tackle fishing for Cape Salmon and Grouper. The opportunities abound!

All trips include the use of rods, reels, tackle, and lures. As part of your trip, you will be able to catch your own bait. The deckhand will clean your catch at the end of the trips – tips are highly appreciated!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hr Trip - Marlin
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $794
    price breakdown
    $794
    This trip is for the die-hard anglers. You will be trolling with Pulsator Kona for big game fish and trophy Marlin.
  • Private trip
    10 Hr Trip - Deep Sea/Reef/Game
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $713
    price breakdown
    $713
    This ten-hour trip will consist of bottom fishing or trolling with surface lures for Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Rockcod, and other species.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip - Deep Sea/Reef/Game
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $642
    price breakdown
    $642
    On this trip, you will be trolling with surface lures and bottom fishing for Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Rockcod, Musselcracker, and other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip - Deep Sea/Reef/Game
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $567
    price breakdown
    $567
    Trolling with surface lures but mostly bottom fishing all year round for species such as Dorado, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Rockcod, Musselcracker, Soldiers, Englishman, Rubberlips, Slinger to name a few.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Custom (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $324
    price breakdown
    $324
    This package consists of various trip options that will suit any angler's needs. You can target Cape Salmon (Geelbek) with heavy tackle or Grouper and various inshore reef species on medium tackle. Blackline light tackle fishing, harbor fishing, and bottom/game fishing – just choose what suits you best!
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Custom (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $324
    price breakdown
    $324
    This is an afternoon trip that consists of various options to meet your angling needs. You can fish with light tackle in the bay/harbor, go to the sheltered area beyond the harbor known as backline, try bottom/game fishing, target Grouper and reef species on medium tackle or Cape Salmon (Geelbek) on light tackle.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Backline/Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $298
    price breakdown
    $298
    Enjoy your morning in the sheltered bay beyond the harbor, targeting Mackerel and other species depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Backline/Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $298
    price breakdown
    $298
    On this trip, you will be able to explore the sheltered waters just beyond the harbour and fish for Mackerel with light tackle. It's ideal for those who don't want to go out to the sea.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Bay/Harbour (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    On this morning trip, you will be light tackle fishing for Shad, Mackerel, and other species. Bring your whole family with you!
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Bay/Harbour (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $260
    price breakdown
    $260
    This trip is ideal for those who don't want to go out to the sea. You will be fishing for Shad, Mackerel, and other species with light tackle.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr Trip - Bay/Harbour (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $162
    price breakdown
    $162
    On this trip, you will spend your morning in the harbor equipped with light tackle to get your hands on Shad, Mackerel, and other species. These trips are ideal for families with younger anglers who want to stay in the protected waters of the bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr Trip - Bay/Harbour (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $162
    price breakdown
    $162
    This is a 3-hour afternoon light tackle fishing trip. You will be targeting Mackerel, Shad, and other species in season.
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About the Captain

Kirwin Wyatt
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1 Fishing Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2014
Captain Kirwin Wyatt ‘The Fish Whisperer’ has been fishing in the ocean for well over two decades. A native guide with a wealth of local knowledge, Kirwin specializes in bottom fishing the reefs and trolling for big game species like Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo. He especially enjoys that moment when you sense that fish are biting and begin to wrestle it. Kirwin knows exactly when he needs to start reeling and has the strength, skill, and experience to be able to catch fish. He says, "When I know what I am catching, I am licking my lips already."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Geelbek (Cape Salmon) Geelbek (Cape Salmon)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Kob Kob
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Musselcracker Musselcracker
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Butt Cat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki 4-Strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Lots of fun
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Angie P.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Lots of fun

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip - Backline/Inshore (PM) on March 23, 2020
We had a great time fishing and it was a great experience for my boys.  They did a great job helping with the bait and...
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Rameez N.
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 5.00
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5 hour trip with captain Dabula Amanzi himself...

VERIFIED   3 Hr Trip - Bay/Harbour (AM) on July 17, 2019
Dont under estimate the might of the creatures of the ocean if her mother ocean if so vast and mighty… The best...
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Rob S.
Durban, NL
 5.00
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Excellent deep sea fish for the family

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip - Backline/Inshore (AM) on December 10, 2018
Kirwin offers a great day out fishing. He’s excellent with young, inexperianced fisherman and has good fishing knowledge...
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Juha T.
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
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Half Day Rocky Grounds Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hr Trip - Custom (AM) on June 4, 2017
Best fishing trip of my life. Mr Kirwin is THE MAN. Big fishes with him. Until next time. BR. Juha
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John C.
Dubai, Dubayy
 4.00
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Good fun day!!

VERIFIED   4 Hr Trip - Backline/Inshore (AM) on September 29, 2016
Great guys. ..lot of fun! Thank you so much!
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