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Tuna Fishing Cape Town South Africa Hout Bay Tuna FIshing

Customer Rating 89%
Tour Code SAF001

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We are incredibly pleased to offer one of the most unforgettable tuna fishing Cape Town has to offer. Team this up with the best boats and tackle available, and you will soon find yourself hooked up to one of the most challenging and dirtiest fighting Tuna that swims our oceans. If you have never hooked a Yellowfin Tuna, let us tell you that you will be in for a great experience as these fish do not give up.

Most of the fight will be deep down, putting a considerable amount of strain on your back. The pain may be intense in your lower back, but once you have landed your prize, the overwhelming sense of achievement will outweigh the back-breaking fight these Tuna put upon rod and reel. Along with our fleet of boats and very experienced skippers, your days fishing will be the best it can be as these skippers know their waters and know when and where to fish.

When the Tuna runs in numbers, you can have some swift, and frantic action with many fish landed. On an average day, you should expect to catch 1 Yellowfin Tuna per person per day, but when there are lots of Tuna around, you could see as many as 3 or 4 per person. On this tuna fishing cape town trip, you could be mainly trolling artificial lures and teasers; these attract the Tuna in close, and they will then start to strike out at the lures behind the boat. Another method you could experience is using fish baits; trolled behind the boat on outriggers, then once you have located the feeding fish, the action should be pretty exciting and constant.

Big game boat fishing

Where is Hout Bay?

This destination is in South Africa, near to the large city of Cape Town. Leaving the harbour of Hout Bay on your tuna fishing cape town trip, you will venture out into nutrient-rich water areas where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans collide, creating some turbulent but fish-filled seas. In turn, it attracts the many predatory fish that roam these waters and attract the anglers that visit here year after year.

The fishing grounds vary each day, and our skippers are always in touch with the commercial anglers. They are getting up to date information on where the shoals of Tuna are. Make sure you visit our YouTube Channel and see why so many of our customers rave about our fishing trips to Cape Town and witness actually how hard the fish fight and what tackle is needed.

Tuna Fishing information

The tuna fishing cape town waters are rich in marine life. They give their visitors some of the best opportunities to catch giant Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, and Yellowtail. The fishing styles on offer are popper fishing, jigging, plugging and trolling. We have written many blogs to help you decide if this holiday is proper for you or some valuable blogs on Top ten popper fishing tips that may help you make the correct decisions.

As you can see, this will suit many different anglers. Why not try something very different and target these supercharged fish on the fly. We are sure that our skippers will pull out all the stops to make your dreams come true. To go with the fantastic fishing on offer, we have got a boat that will suit all anglers and all angler’s budgets. We have five fish-catching machines on offer, all skippered by very experienced crews.

Best Tuna Boats & Guides In South Africa

The smallest boat we have on offer on this tuna fishing cape town trip is the 28ft Magnum Walkaround powered by two 225 Yamaha 4 stroke engines, an onboard toilet cabin, and four anglers. Our second boat and most popular is the 32ft Magnum Closed Cabin boat powered by two 300 Yamaha 4 stroke engines, onboard toilet cabin, and six anglers. The third boat is another prevalent choice, a 32ft Magnum. However, this time it is a walkaround boat powered by two 250 Yamaha 4 stroke engines. The boat also has onboard toilet cabins and is capable of taking six anglers.

Our fourth boat offers a little more luxury and room in the form of the 37ft full cabin walkaround Bill Edwards Sportfisher powered by Scania engine and comes with onboard toilet cabin and benefits from a small kitchen area. This boat can take six anglers and is the preferred option for days out in the ocean. If you are looking for luxury, then our fifth boat, the stylish 55ft Princess, is for you. It pushed along by two Volvo 480hp engines, two onboard toilet cabins, kitchen room, Shower cubicle, main bedroom with en-suite, separate bathroom and four single beds. It is capable of taking 12 anglers out on one of the best days out on the ocean.

The fleet of boats, run by five skippers, know their waters like the back of their hands. Fishing these waters since childhood, these skippers will learn where and when to fish. What tackle to fish with, and most importantly, when to set the hook. They all speak perfect English and will be more than happy to assist you in any way you may need help. Another reason fishing trips to Cape Town are always so good. Their knowledge is excellent. The fishing guides are there to pass on their expertise to whoever fishes with them. By the end of your days fishing, you will feel part of the team. You have to be pretty fit for this style of fishing. As most fishing is standing up fighting the fish, it tends to cause minor lower back pain as these Tuna fight hard, and some battles can last over an hour. We have complete stand-up and fight belts on all the boats, which will, of course, help with some of the pressures of the fight.

Accommodation

The hotel packaged on the tuna fishing cape town trip is located in a picturesque fishing village called Hout Bay and offers a wide array of exciting shops and restaurants. With its proximity to Cape Town being only a 20-minute drive, this is the perfect base for a great holiday; whether you decide to fish for your whole stay or take in some of the attractions, you won’t be far from everything. The long sandy beach that circles the bay is tranquil and is the perfect place to relax and take a dip whilst watching the world go passed. There are also many water activities booked independently.

The Hotel

Chapmans Peak hotel has been part of this fishing village since the early 1900s and was the community’s local landmark. With a backdrop of deep green foliage of milk woods and standing in Constantiaberg mountain’s shadows, this hotel has undergone considerable change during its existence. Still, it has always remained a fine example of a seaside hotel.

In 2009 the hotel created an entirely new wing with 22 tastefully decorated rooms with two spacious penthouse suites. With its proximity to the beach, it proved to be a winning formula for visiting guests. 

These new spacious rooms all benefited from spectacular views of Hout Bay beach, which is widely renowned as one of the finest beaches in South Africa. With 24 contemporary modern rooms, 10 of the existing charming rooms and historical building and a trendy restaurant, this hotel is truly a place of luxurious comfort.

Each room of 39 square meters benefits from the most spectacular views of Hout Bay beach and surrounding mountains unique in this area. The rooms can either be configured with twin beds or king-size beds to suit your needs. Each room has a private en-suite bathroom separated from the bedrooms by wooden shutters so you can enjoy the view whilst taking a soak. The bathrooms feature a bath for two people, a separate shower cubicle, double basins, underfloor heating and an enclosed toilet area. Other facilities in the rooms include a couch, desk and work station, flat-screen TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The rooms also have a private balcony with outdoor seating facilities.

Food & Drink

Chapmans Peak restaurant has built a considerable reputation around Cape Town for some of the finest seafood available. With its fresh daily menus constructed from decades of serving the guests, you will soon see why this hotel’s reputation known around this part of the world.

The sun terrace outside the restaurant is where it all happens and is the ideal place to sit and relax while eating some of the finest seafood around. You will benefit from the stunning sunsets and views across the bay whilst sipping on your after-dinner drinks. Each day’s menu consists of locally sourced fresh fish from the west coast Lobster, Prawns, Calamari, and much different fish. Seafood may well be the restaurant’s speciality; however, its grilled steaks and fresh salads are also a draw by many visiting guests. Along with the great food on offer, they have a wide selection of wines from around the globe, local and imported beers and of course, if you like to try something different, then there is always the extensive cocktail list.

On Location

The Cape Peninsula provides a setting for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas. The beautiful coastal areas of Camps Bay, Clifton, Llandudno, Bantry Bay, Hout Bay, and Blouberg surround the Winelands’ breath-taking tranquillity, Constantia Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. You can book many attractions with the hotel reception and some that you must take time to visit. If you require a list of other activities, please ask a member of the Sportquest Holidays team.

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Itinerary

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The below itinerary is flexible should you require additional fishing days or additional free days to explore; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive
Dubai

Day 2:

Depart Dubai, Arrive Cape Town

Once you have collected your luggage and cleared customs, make your way outside the terminal building where there will be a representative from Xtreme Fishing Charters holding up a board with your name on it. They will then transfer you in a private vehicle on the short drive to your hotel. (Approx 30mins) When you arrive at your hotel and check-in, you are then free to relax and explore the stunning Hout Bay.

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel (Twin room) B/B

DAY 3:

This day is free for you to relax and explore the surrounding area. We can help you organise sightseeing tours or you can simply laze around the beach and soak up some sun before your days fishing. If you speak to the hotel reception they can help organise some tours to see some of the local tourist attractions

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel (Twin room) B/B

DAYS 4 to 7: Fishing Days

Over the next 4 days fishing at a pre-agreed time, our skipper will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you the very short drive to the marina where our boat is moored. After a short briefing with your skipper, you will depart the marina around 7 am for your full days fishing targeting the fish you want to target. Each day you can choose to fish different styles, simply make it clear to our skipper and he will take you to the best areas for your chosen style of fishing. At around 17:00 you will arrive back at the marina and be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Chapmans Peak Beach Hotel (Twin room) B/B

DAY 8:

At a pre-arranged time and once you have checked out of your hotel our representative will transfer you back to Cape Town International airport for your return flight.

Depart Cape Town

Day 9:

Arrive Dubai Depart Dubai

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from All Year.

Yellowfin Tuna

Season: All Year
Peak: September to June
Weight: 50lb to 220lb
Average Weight: 120lb

Longfin Tuna

Season: All Year
Peak: October to May
Weight: 30lb to 80lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Big Eye Tuna

Season: All Year
Peak: October to July
Weight: 60lb to 250lb
Average Weight: 150lb

Package Details

Prices from
£3,740
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • State of the art fishing boats
  • All big game tackle
  • Professional fishing guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary B/B
  • 4 days fishing (Based on 32ft Magnum Boat)

Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All other meals
  • All drinks
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Fly fishing tackle and local tips

Optional extras

  • World Traveler Plus upgrades
  • Business Class upgrades
  • First Class upgrades
  • Single room upgrade
  • Boat Upgrades

Price Supplements

If you would like to upgrade to one of our other boats please contact a member of the Sportquest team who will be more than happy to help.

If your group size is smaller or larger than the standard two people travelling then please contact a member of the Sportquest Holidays team who will give you a more up to date price.

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Dates, Prices & Availability

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Departing Returning Days Price Availability
11/07/2022 10/09/2022 9 £3,740 Enquire Now
11/09/2022 14/12/2022 9 £3,740 Enquire Now

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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Reviews

Alan

This is the ultimate deepwater trip.

Nothing pulls pound for pound like Yellowfin!

We had several triple hook - ups and all landed fish up to 190 lbs.

Hotel is great, 5 mins from boat, huge rooms + great food (cheap). Best boat + skipper you'll ever get.

Thought Guatemala was unbeatable, I was wrong!

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Alan, sounds like you guys had a great trip and they looked after you guys very well. Love the pictures

Where next for you guys?

Looking forward to have a catch up

All the best

Paul

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Michael

The whole holiday / fishing experience was excellent!

The boat skipper (James) and his crew were great. Caught several big Yellowfins (95 kg, 91 kg, 90 kg + 88 kg)

Waterproof bib and brace and boots with a good tread would combat the water.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Michael, thank you so much for the great feedback, I will pass it on to the guys in South Africa.

I have now added the bib and brace with a good pair of boats in to the pre trip information and thanks for speaking with me on your return

All the best

Paul

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Dean

Thank you, James and Guy, for a good day of fishing. You are really professional in your work of xtreme fishing. Skilled to find where the fish are and flexible to change way of fishing method when new opportunities shows up.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Dean, the guys over there will be really pleased with your feedback. They work so hard to put people on the fish and its comments like this that make them the best team out there. Thank you

All the best Paul

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John

Very good set up, boats, staff. Main problem is wind, you would easily get there and find it unfishable.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi John, thank you for your feedback form and looks like you managed to catch a few good Yellowfin. Yes this part of the world does suffer from winds throughout the year. Hopefully you and Selina enjoyed the hotel

All the best

Paul

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Glenn

Going tuna fishing with Xtreme charters was a total blast. We went out on Osprey with Mike and having Bosman and Joe on the boat as well was great fun.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Glenn, thanks for your feedback I will pass it on to the skippers. Please remember to send me the pictures when you get time

All the best Paul

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Karl

Good Yellowfin and Mako, great boats and staff

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Karl, glad to hear you liked the place. I will try and catch up with you in the next couple of weeks. All the best Paul

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André

Great Experience! Money well spent! Very professional and skilled! Guy was an excellent skipper and made sure we got the best out of our day. Will defenitely be seeing you soon for another fishing adventure!

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Andre, thank you for taking the time to email us your feedback. I will pass on your kind comments

All the best Paul

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Lee

Very professional and organised skipper. No doubt an unforgettable fishing experience.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Lee, great to hear you loved it. Would love to see some pictures when you have some spare time. What did you think about the hotel, was it worth having the seaview room?

All the best Paul

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Henry

Indeed an Xtreme experience! Had a blast in the deep blue! Will definitely be seeing you soon for another fishing adventure! Thanks for all your help

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Henry, I told you the guys knew what they were doing..... They are some of the best skippers around and certainly, know how to put you on fish. I will pass on your comments as I think they will be pleased.

All the best Paul

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Michael

Hotel was fantastic and great food. Well done for advising us to eat some of the seafood. The trip was excellent, the fishing was very good and we all managed to get our Tuna and you were right they pull really hard. Thanks Paul

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Michael I did warn you how hard they fight. Hopefully no one was injured during battle!!! So glad you liked the hotel, we get some pretty good feedback on this hotel. It has awesome views

All the best Paul

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Stacey

Hi Paul thank you for helping me organise this my husband was very pleased with the fishing. I spent most of my days down by the beach painting an also the hotel organised some days out for me which went very well.

Thanks will be in touch soon

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stacey, I am so pleased he liked it and that he didn't find out. If you ever need us to organise something like this again just give me a shout. Would love to see some of your paintings I bet there were some lovely things to draw. What days out did you do?

All the best Paul

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