Charter Operator
Aqua Nautical Adventures

Member since December 2015 Durban, South Africa
Background
For the crew of Aqua Nautical Adventures, it's all about the happy customers! Both the captains and first mates go above and beyond to make sure everybody on the boat has the best time fishing with them. The fleet has 2 boats and captains Heyne and Alfred are in charge. They make it their business to provide exceptional service for everyone on board.
Techniques
We are a specialist Game Fishing operation. Our techniques are mainly trolling for Game fish using a range of Konas and Rapalas. we also have some interesting Teasers that have proven successfull over the years. In additional to plastic baits, we also fish with live baits.

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Durban, South Africa
Background
For the crew of Aqua Nautical Adventures, it's all about the happy customers! Both the captains and first mates go above and beyond to make sure everybody on the boat has the best time fishing with them. The fleet has 2 boats and captains Heyne and Alfred are in charge. They make it their business to provide exceptional service for everyone on board.
Techniques
We are a specialist Game Fishing operation. Our techniques are mainly trolling for Game fish using a range of Konas and Rapalas. we also have some interesting Teasers that have proven successfull over the years. In additional to plastic baits, we also fish with live baits.

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Fishing Reports

MARLIN IN THE SPREAD
MARLIN IN THE SPREAD
Dec 23, 2016 Durban
MARLIN IN OUR SPREAD Yesterday we took the boys from Effingham out for a reunion. The day started off with decent conditions but the swell intervals left us with a slightly bumpy ride. our spread was out and looking fantastic, loads of splishing and splashing in the water, but despite our best efforts, we were struggling to get the fish to bite (and we could see Dorados chasing our lures). After about 2 hours of trolling we headed into deeper waters and found clean blue water. BANG!!! first Dorado in the spread and boated, action started to heat up. then our short rigger went crazy, on/off - i turned from the fly bridge and saw a Marlin in the spread, he took the short rigger, then got onto the teaser so hard he practically tore off my outriggers, then onto the Long rigger. Eric was on the deck, now Eric has landed approx 80 Marlins and knows his onions, sadly despite our best efforts we could not get the Marlin hooked. We tried raising her again to no avail. The ACTION WAS WORTH IT!! Shortly after that another Marlin, but this time it swam straight across our beam and under the boat, with the south wester pumping, we did not chase her. The South Wester came in and came in hard, we started making our way back to port and unfortunately we were back on the docks by about 11. Great day out, if it wasnt for that nasty South Wester, i am certain we would have increased our catch. lots of laughs and trips down memory lane, these guys even put a whole chicken on the braai!! Thanks guys, it was great to see all of you again.
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (40)
Fabulous day out.
Fabulous day out.
Mid\/Deep reef fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Richard T.
Ballitoville, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Memorable 1st experience with Captain Hein and Thabani!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Backline on April 12, 2023
Great experience from start of booking to directions on how to get there. Very knowledgeable Captain and 1st mate, extremely...
Richard T. recommends Sea Ray
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Laurie S.
Lusaka, Zambia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fabulous day out.

VERIFIED   NEW  6HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing on May 20, 2023
I have fished on charter boats all across the Indian Ocean but Blu-Ray is the nicest, cleanest and well run boat I have ever...
Laurie S. recommends Blu-Ray
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Henri B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Mid/Deep reef fishing

VERIFIED   6HR Mid/Deep Reef Fishing on April 28, 2023
Great fishing experience for our children fishing for the first time. The crew helped us so much and really focused on making...
Henri B. recommends Blu-Ray
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James P.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   December 31, 2022
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Gary M.
Durban, South Africa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with IMO

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Game/Reef Offshore on January 4, 2023
Gary M. recommends Sting Ray
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