Big Blue Fishing Charters
Adventure and Activity Tours
Big Blue Sport Fishing Charters offers clients the ultimate experience in big game (including yellowfin and longfin tuna), inshore game and reef fishing, all out of the Simon's Town harbour. The Cape waters offer some of the richest fishing grounds in the world and have an abundance of pelagic fish. The experience and commitment of the crew and skippers of this professional fishing charter service finds evidence in its success rate: Big Blue Sport Fishing Charters is proud to have the best catch rate in Simon's Town, and their biggest yellowfin tuna for the season weighed in at 94kg. Boats are fitted with state of the art equipment and top of the range fishing tackle is used, ensuring maximum enjoyment and safety.
- Languages spoken
- Wharf Street
- Simon's Town
- Cape Town
Deep Sea Game Fish & Tuna CharterThe Cape waters have a world wide reputation for tuna fishing. Yellowfin tuna of over a 100kgs are landed but the average size of the fish is 50kg - 70kg.
The day generally begins early when we cast off from our private marina on Simon's Town jetty. We pass the S.A. navy base and the light-house at Roman Rock then make our way 12 nautical miles to Cape Point before heading out to the tuna grounds. This could be up to 40 nm but generally, it's between 15 and 35 nm from Cape Point.
We target Yellowfin tuna, one of the world's toughest, fighting fish and a smaller member of its family, the Longfin tuna. Very often Skipjack, Katonkel and Dorado (Mahi Mahi) are also landed.
Hooking up with one of the rulers of the blue world, the Mako or Blue shark gives a great fight, but these are caught on a strict catch & release basis only. Although not common, Marlin and Swordfish can be caught at certain times of the year.
On the return trip, it is often possible to catch yellowtail or snoek closer to Cape Point when the conditions are favourable.
Our day ends back at Simon's Town jetty in the afternoon.
- Comfortable with up to 4 but can accommodate 6 anglers
- Departing times can be varied
- Lunch, snacks, drinks (water / soft drinks) are included
- All relevant equipment, rods, bait & tackle is supplied
- You are welcome to bring any of your own tackle
- Please bring warm clothing, a weather jacket, a sun hat, sun screen and a video/camera
- Consult a pharmacist before the trip if you are prone to sea-sickness