Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Ocean Life Charters

Fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper
Donavan Cape Town, South Africa Incorporated Licensed Insured

Trips start at $550

3 Trips

4-5 guests

See available trips

2017 28' Sport Fisherman

130 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome

Owned and operated by Captain Donavan Cole, Ocean Life Fishing Charters welcomes you to come and spend the day fishing and making memories where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet – False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa.  

Captain Donavan and his crew have been fishing these waters for years and enjoy sharing their knowledge with anglers of all ages and skill levels.  Their enthusiasm for fishing is sure to entertain you during your South African fishing adventure.

Captain Donavan looks forward to welcoming you aboard the “Ocean Life”, a 28’ Carry Cat powered by twin Yamaha 130HP engines. She comes equipped with the latest navigation electronics all safety gear is certified and maintained to the highest standard.  

There are a variety of options for you to choose from since they offer reef, inshore, and offshore South Africa fishing charters.  On the inshore trips you will target species such as Yellowtail Kingfish, Cape Snoek, and Bonitos.  The offshore trips are full day and target Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Longfin/Albacore Tuna and Mahi Mahi.  If you would like to try reef fishing, you will be targeting Red Roman, Cape Bream, Kob, and Rockfish.  All Ocean Life Fishing Charters include top of the line rods, reels, tackle, lures and fresh or live bait.   During your fishing adventure you will get to see the diverse marine life such as whales, dolphins, penguins and sharks that call Cape Town, South Africa home.

Ocean Life Fishing Charters is an environmentally friendly charter and they try to tag and release fish whenever possible for the South African Oceanographic Research Institute. You have the option to keep your catch, which the crew will clean for you.  Or you can choose to tag and release it for research purposes and be notified once recaptured.

Join Ocean Life Fishing Charters for a South African fishing adventure filled with lifelong memories.  

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

INSHORE HALF DAY

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

You will be targeting various inshore species like Yellowtail, Cape Snoek/Barracouta, Bonito, and various reef species around Cape Point. You can also head out towards Seal Island to target various reef fish, Kob, Yellowtail, Cape Salmon and Elf/Bluefish. We can accommodate up to 5 guests but recommend a maximum of 4 for the most comfortable experience.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Close details

private

FULL DAY TUNA OFFSHORE

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

Head out past the magnificent Cape Point to the world-class Tuna grounds beyond. Target massive Yellowfin Tuna and other Tuna species like Longfin/Albacore, Bigeye, Skipjack, and Bonito, as well as Dorado/Mahi Mahi. En-route to the Tuna fishing grounds, there is also a good chance of catching Yellowtail Kingfish! We can accommodate up to 4 guests fishing but recommend 3 for the most comfort! Spearfishers bringing their own equipment can also be accommodated by prior arrangement.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Close details

private

FULL DAY INSHORE TRIP

Includes 5 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

50% if customer cancels 24 hours in advance

You will be targeting various inshore species like Yellowtail, Cape Snoek/Barracouta, Bonito, and various reef species around Cape Point. You can also head out towards Seal Island to target various reef fish, Kob, Yellowtail, Cape Salmon and Elf/Bluefish. We can accommodate up to 5 guests but recommend a maximum of 4 for the most comfortable experience.

Includes:
drinks, snacks,

Close details

Fish Species

Bluefish
Bonito
Grouper
Mahi Mahi
Shad
Sharks
Stingray
Tuna
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • EPIRB
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • No Age limit at discretion of parents

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Donavan

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

28

Year Built

2017

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha 130's

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

130 HP