FAQ2018-08-30T13:52:33+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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When is the best time to book a trip?2019-06-01T12:33:19+00:00
Inshore trip, start and end times at 08:00 to 14:00, target species, yellow tail, Cape Snoek and various bottom fish species. This would be during all seasons.
Offshore tuna charter, start and end times 06:00 to 16:00,target species yellow fin, long fin, big eye and blue fin and skip jack tuna. Our seasons starts from March to end May, the second season from October to December.
For those keen on targeting marlin, the season starts in January to March and the start to end times are the same as tuna charters.
What is the boat safety?2018-08-13T10:16:51+00:00

All boats are annually checked, have all the required safety equipment and are 100% SAMSA approved with a visible COF approval.All boats are annualy checked, have all the the required safety equipment and are 100% SAMSA approved with a visble COF approval.

What boats do you use?2018-08-28T08:23:35+00:00

You will either go out on FISH EAGLE 3, a Two Oceans Magnum 32 Walkaround, 2X 300 HP SUZUKI outboard or KIORA II a Butt Cat 28 walkaround, 2×140 Hp SUZUKI outboard.

 

All boats and equipment are in exelent condition and we do not expect any technical failures.

What fishing equipment do you use?2018-08-15T12:09:02+00:00

We use Shimano Tiagra rods and reels, Penn International rods and reels, Alutecnos reels and Normic rods.

Do you provide lunch?2018-08-13T07:38:16+00:00

In view of the very variable food requirements from travellers in our modern time, it has become impossible for us to provide lunch. We advise that you bring your own lunch. Snacks, water and cool drinks are available. If you desire that we arrange a simple lunch, it can be arranged.

Can I book just for one or two fishermen?2018-08-12T16:55:19+00:00

Cost is for the boat for the day with a minimum/maximum of 5 pax. You can either book the boat for yourself/your friends at the full price OR we can combine a group, in which case the group might be made up of complete strangers.

Can the trip made be shorter or longer ?2018-08-12T16:53:09+00:00

The captain will recommend a shorter/longer trip if the clients really desire this. In a mixed booking (individually booked clients) the captain ultimately has the last say.

What happens to the fish we catch?2018-08-15T12:09:28+00:00

If the fish is SASSI green-listed, clients are allowed to keep fish for own consumption. It is, however, under the captains’ discretion how the catch will be shared between clients and crew.

Under no circumstances will the captain allow SASSI orange or red-listed species to be kept. This is a matter of conservation.

Can I book for less than 5 people?2019-06-01T12:31:18+00:00

If there are less then 5 persons, the price per person will be somewhat higher.

Booking any of the boats for your own group, no matter how many fishermen, the daily price will always be the same as stated above. Please contact us for a quote.

How many people do you take onboard?2018-08-15T12:09:39+00:00

Max of 5 people per boat.

What happens if I show up with less guests than I have booked for?2018-08-15T12:09:46+00:00

The boat is booked at the full day price agreed on. The clients that show up pay only slightly more as the guests who did not show up lost their prepayment.

What happens if I am unable to show up due to personal circumstances?2018-08-15T12:10:02+00:00

A cancellation fee of 50% of the total price due for the day will be kept if cancelled less than 7 days before departure.

What if the weather is really unsafe?2018-08-15T12:10:08+00:00

We can postpone or change the date or can you get your deposit back. You do not pay for what you do not get.

What amount do I need to pay when confirming / booking a date ?2018-08-12T16:40:09+00:00

A deposit of 50% is required to confirm your booking.

What weather can we expect when we go offshore ?2018-08-15T12:10:34+00:00

The weather all depends on the time of the year. There will always be some wind and waves to deal with, but even a windy day can be surprisingly calm. A bumpy ride going out is normal and has to be expected. When we leave in the early morning it can be chilly. When returning in the afternoon it is normally quite warm. We recommend that you pack clothes for all weather (incl sunscreen) Also see our what to pack article.

You will be well informed about abnormal weather conditions before your trip.

How long do we have to run to get to the fishing spots?2018-08-15T12:10:29+00:00

An offshore fishing trip averages between 2 and 1/2 hours of travelling to the fishing grounds and the same time to go back. An inshore trip averages +/- a half hour.

Is the use of alcohol onboard allowed?2018-08-15T12:10:44+00:00

Fishing, especially offshore Tuna fishing, can be very risky and can accidents can happen to yourself, your colleagues, the boat and the equipment. Therefore we do not allow any consumption of alcohol before or during the actual fishing.

However to celebrate your day and/or your catch we do allow it in moderation on our way back home. The Captain and crew are never allowed to consume any alcoholic beverages during the trip, so please do not tempt them.

Is there a toilet on board?2018-08-15T12:10:40+00:00

No toilets available. But both the gents and the ladies can have a moment of privacy for themselves on our “outside” if needed. If a “porta pottie” is required, we can arrange, but we need to know well in advance.

Is there a guarantee for catching fish?2018-08-15T12:10:52+00:00

No, there is never a guarantee on catching fish. However, it is very seldom that we do not catch anything.

Are there any age restrictions for children?2018-08-15T12:10:58+00:00

Kids in the age of 8-12 inshore fishing only, strictly under the guidance of a senior. Kids who are minimum 12 years old can come offshore fishing under the guidance of a senior. Children are required to keep a life vest on whilst at sea.

* All guides and/or parents are fully responsible for the safety and well behaviour of their children on board. Unfortunately, we do not accept children under the age of 8.

Is the crew experienced in fishing ?2018-08-28T08:25:20+00:00

They are all sports fishermen themselves and have over 40 years plus combined fishing experience.

What weather can we expect when we go offshore ?2018-08-15T12:11:15+00:00

It all depends on the time of the year. There will always be some wind and waves to deal with, but even a windy day can be surprisingly calm. A bumpy ride going out is normal and has to be expected. When we leave in hearly morning it can be chilly. When returning in the afternoon it is normally quite warm. Anyway you will be well informed about abnormal weather conditions.

Will I get seasick and what can I do to prevent it?2018-08-15T12:11:22+00:00

Seasickness varies from person to person. Some people are less sensitive to the motion of the waves. It all depends on your brains’ ability to balance out all form of motion. BUT: Preventing seasickness starts the day before departure.

ALCOHOL:

Do not consume alcohol and do get a good nights sleep. Having a hangover in the morning can turn into a disaster later.

BREAKFAST:

Have a proper breakfast and eat and drink what you normally do. A full stomach is a great way to help.

MEDICINE:

There are a few good products on the market for motion sickness, but they have to be taken well in advance, sometimes starting the night before. Check with a pharmacy for good over the counter motion sickness medication.

Do I have to sign an immunity waver ?2018-08-15T12:11:30+00:00

You will be boarding at own risk. That will also be stated in the immunity waver you will have to sign before leaving. Again, your safety is our main concern.

Are the seas rough?2018-08-15T12:11:36+00:00

We fish the False Bay and the South Atlantic. Both are notorious waters as it comes to swell and waves. So, yes It can get rough. However, your safety is our biggest concern and we will never go out fishing if we are not sure that the conditions are safe enough to bring you back unharmed.

What safety equipment do you have onboard?2018-08-31T12:05:19+00:00

We have more than the required safety equipment and get our COF (certificate of fitness) every year.

PLEASE NOTE: Small children are required to take their own life jackets (age 8 or younger).
We do not have very small sizes on board.

WHAT TO PACK

We want you to have the best experience possible. One way to help is being prepared. Have a read through our what to pack list.

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