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Big Blue Fishing Charters


Big Blue Sport Fishing Charters offers its clients the ultimate experience in Big Game, Deep Sea and Inshore Game & Reef fishing. We operate out of Simon's Town harbour in False Bay, which is a 45 minute drive from Cape Town.


The Cape waters offer some of the richest fishing grounds in the world with an abundance of pelagic fish. Seasonal catches of yellowfin tuna, longfin tuna, skipjack, dorado, yellowtail, cape snoek, kabeljou, cape salmon, reef fish, game shark such as the mako and blue shark, and the occasional marlin ensures that fishing is enjoyed all year round.


Simon’s Town harbour is centrally located to these fishing grounds and is en route to the world famous Cape Point, the Southern tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet.


Our new Sports Fishing boat is a 28 foot catamaran with a large, comfortable cabin and a full walk around layout, providing a spacious deck for fishing.

She is extremely stable and comfortable and fitted with state- of- the art electronics. We use the latest, top of the range fishing tackle and equipment for your maximum enjoyment and safety.


Our qualified and experienced skipper and crew will host your deep sea or bay fishing experience, catering to both seasoned anglers and novices. A day out on Big Blue will be a fun filled, unforgettable day, whether you are fishing or just relaxing with a tailor made scenic tour.


We offer a professional fishing charter service with a high level of integrity and our success rate is evidence of the experience and commitment of our crew and skippers.


We are proud to be the charter boat with the best catch rate in Simon's Town.


Deep Sea Game Fish  & Tuna Charter

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The 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 normally starts at 7am when we cast off from 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 (Dolphin-fish) 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 at approximately 4pm.


Charter Information

 Comfortable with 4 anglers but can accommodate 6 anglers
 Departing times can be varied
 Lunch, snacks, drinks (water / soft drinks / beer) are included
 All bait and tackle is supplied
 You are welcome to bring any of your own tackle
 Please do not forget 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


In-Shore / Off Shore Game & Reef Fishing Charter


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This can be a very diverse fishing trip as there are many good fishing areas to choose from.


Departing at 8am from Simon’s Town jetty, we could head up to Cape Point via Buffels Bay, fishing at Bellows rock 2 nautical miles off the Point or travel a further 6 miles to Rocky Bank. Yellowtail and snoek are often in abundance within this area as well as reef fish and cape salmon.


Yellowtail arrive in large shoals off Cape Point annually. This esteemed game-fish is a fast and powerful predator and gives an excellent fight on light tackle. Snoek is a fierce, shoaling predator that is well respected by all who catch it and this is great fishing for the whole family.


During our crayfish season, we often drop ring-nets in the kelp beds off Cape Point to catch a few of these tasty delicacies for the pot.


Alternatively, we could head into False Bay towards Seal Island which is inhabited by thousands of Cape fur seals. The dense population of seals, in turn, attracts a large number of Great White sharks (a protected species) and one can often see these phenomenal apex predators clear the water while hunting their furry prey.


There are many good reefs in this area that produce kob, cape salmon, a large variety of reef fish, rays, skates and sharks. It is also great fun catching our local squid (calamari) using rods and jigs.


Your day ends back at Simon’s Town jetty at approximately 4pm.


Charter Information

 Comfortable for 6 anglers
 Departing times can be varied
 Lunch, Snacks and drinks (water, soft drinks and beer) are included
 All bait and tackle is supplied
 You are welcome to bring any of your own tackle
 Please do not forget 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