Monday, January 28, 2019

Let the good times roll

Let the good times roll.
Private Offshore and Harbour Boat Cruises from Wilson's Wharf in Durban Harbour with Durban Cruise Boat.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Fishing in the Rain

Fishing in the Rain.
Offshore Fishing Report – Durban 26-01-2019
We met our clients this morning in heavy rain and gave them the option to go the next day but they wanted to fish, other than the rain the conditions were very nice and so the short 5hr trip got going at 06h00. We trolled out to the reefs to do some bottoms and hooked a Dorado on the way. Bottoms produced some nice reds. On the way back we hooked into a large Wahoo which really gave a great Arial display before biting through the leader. I am pleased that we are starting to see Wahoo as they have been absent from our waters so far.

Get some Fresh Air on a Boat Cruise in Durban

Get some Fresh Air on a Boat Cruise in Durban.
Friends - Family - Kids.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Family Time on a Boat Cruise in Durban

Family Time on a Boat Cruise in Durban.
Spend some outdoor time with your family and get close to those who matter the most to you.
Harbour and Sea Boat Cruises from Wilson's Wharf in Durban Harbour.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Chill Time with your friends on a boat cruise in Durban

Chill Time with your friends on a boat cruise in Durban.
Relax - Enjoy - Refresh - Connect.
Private Harbour and Sea Cruises from Wilsons Wharf in Durban Harbour.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Couples Boat Cruise on Fat Girl

Couples Boat Cruise on Fat Girl
Book a private couples cruise.
Harbour and Sea Cruises from Wilsons Wharf in Durban Harbour.

Girls Cruise on Nawty Girl

Girls Cruise on Nawty Girl.
Take a Private and Exclusive boat cruise with your friends.
Harbour and Sea Cruises from Wilsons Wharf.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Family time on a boat cruise in Durban

Family Time on a boat cruise in Durban.
Go on a private harbour or sea cruise on one of our boats, Fat Girl, Nawty Girl and McFire.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cocktails and Proposal aboard McFire

Cocktails and Proposal aboard McFire.
Harbour and Sea Cruises for all reasons.

Dorado (Mahi) Fishing still great and some Tuna coming in.

Dorado (Mahi) Fishing still great and some Tuna coming in.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban

So far we have had a superb Dorado season, it started early with a big fish; pretty much we getting Dorado every trip. Yellowfin Tuna were scarce for a while but they are now starting to show up. Marlin have also been around. The current seems to have settled and we have some nice warm water so we expect Wahoo to show up anytime, they are late. The next 3-4 months are looking to provide us with some great fishing with Fat Girl, Nawty Girl and McFire ready for action.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Families with Kids having a blast Dorado Fishing.

Families with Kids having a blast Dorado Fishing.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 13 January 2019

As a skipper there is nothing that satisfies me more than when we take kids out fishing with Mom and Dad and we get them hooked up into a nice Dorado for the first time in their lives. Many times it is their first experience at sea, and for me to see their shear excitement, and amazement when they hold on to that rod, sometimes with Mom and Dad’s help and the exhilaration when that brightly coloured beautiful Dorado comes on board totally makes my day. On both Fat Girl and Nawty Girl these Kids had a blast.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Introducing McFire

Introducing McFire.

McFire is a 46ft Lee Cat powered by 4 x Suzuki 300hp Motors. She is a large catamaran and is all about Space and has lots of it with 1200Hp she has a top speed of 35 knots. She is the biggest boat in the Blue Water Charters fleet, and also Durban’s biggest charter fishing boat.
Whether you just want a fun trip or want to head out to the deep for something big you will do in spacious comfort aboard McFire.
She is the ideal boat to entertain your clients on corporate trips, or for team building. A great boat for the family, friends or for anyone that wants to fish with loads of space.
She is not all just comfort and space, she is also a well equipped fishing vessel.

McFire is now available for your fishing trip, cruise or function.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dorado, Tuna, Monster Marlin, a Dropped Gaff and a Perch.

Dorado, Tuna, Monster Marlin, a Dropped Gaff and a Perch.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 8 January 2019

A difficult report to write, it usually takes me about a week to get over a dropped Marlin.

The currents have been a mess with a complete circular system, out in the deep past 500m we have had a raging 4 not current from N-S, and inshore it has been screaming from S-N, temperatures have varied from 22 deg.C up to 24.5 deg.C and we have found clear green water, dirty green water, clear blue water and that purple water that makes dreams come true. So very tricky conditions.

Of all the things to hook up on a Kona, Nawty Girl hooked up a Black Perch.

On Fat Girl we were out looking for a Marlin, day 1 was awesome flat seas but no fish and we skunked, day 2 started choppy and then calmed down. 2 hrs into our trip we hooked up into a beast of a Black Marlin well over 600lbs, we saw it probably a female and the girth was incredibly wide, a really big fish. 50 minutes into the fight and 700m out she came leaping towards us and even on the plane we could not keep her tight and after 20 minutes like this she threw the hook. After that we hook up 2 Yellowfin Tuna which ended up as nice kebabs that evening and 2 Dorado, a Bull and a Queen. Kurt dropped the gaff on the Queen so we had to flick her over and he knew a knuckle rap was waiting for him at the docks. It was lines up after the Queen and when clearing lines a statistic with odds unfathomable happened, one of the clips from the leaders hooked the dropped gaff and we got it back.



Saturday, January 5, 2019

Private Luxury Cruises

Private Luxury Cruises on a 14m Catamaran based at Wilsons Wharf in Durban Harbour.
Events - Celebrations - Family - Friends

So big, so very big

So big, so very, very big.
Private and Exclusive Boat Cruises in Durban aboard our very large and spacious 14m Catamaran McFire.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Dorado (Mahi) Fishing in Progress – 2019 is in Action.

Dorado (Mahi) Fishing in Progress – 2019 is in Action.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – Start 2019

2019 started with a bang, the Dorado (Mahi) are still here in full force, it’s been a great season so far. Now is the time we are expecting the Marlin to arrive and hope to add more to our catch reports.

Have a Wonderful 2019.

Bent Rods, Tight Lines, Screaming Reels and Bloody Decks to you all.


Private Boat Cruises in Durban Harbour

Private Boat Cruises in Durban Harbour.
Friends - Family - Kids.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Cruising about Durban

Happy times, great experience.
Cruising about Durban with Family and Friends.
Harbour and offshore cruises from Wilsons Wharf.

Private Cruises on a Large Catamaran

Private and Exclusive Cruises in Durban on our very large Catamaran McFire. Parties, Events, Family, Friends or just chilling.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Family Time is so Important

Family time is so important. Go on a Family Boat Cruise in Durban these holidays. Book Now

2 Cape White Eyes, 2 Marlin and lots of Dorado for end 2018.

2 Cape White Eyes, 2 Marlin and lots of Dorado for end 2018.

Offshore Fishing Report – Durban – 18th Last week of 2018

Wow, what a busy week for Fat Girl and Nawty Girl heading up to the end of 2018 not even a chance to post a report. I would like to wish everyone all the best for 2019 and thank all that supported us during 2018.

The weather has made it difficult but with some shifting around we managed to get all our trips in on both boats and accommodate everyone.

So many trips I don’t know even where to start, we had some nice warm blue water move in and then it disappeared leaving us with some colder green water and a screaming current, even so we managed to get good fish on both boats. On one trip 2 very tired little Cape White Eyes (A type of sparrow sized bird) flew onto Fat Girl out in the deep, one went straight into the cabin and one just took a perch on one of our guests. Shame they were so tired. Once they were safe in the cabin the trip continued and once back on the dock we let them go, they were so happy and relieved.

Offshore: Best catches were 2 Black Marlin one day after another, the first one took a Kona and after a 45 minute fight we had it on the leader and it was released, estimated at 150kg, the second one took a Rapala Xtreme in the Sailfish colour and once at the boat the 0.80mm leader was not strong enough and it parted once we tried to tough it, this fish was also estimated at 150kg, sorry for poor pics but too much action. I must say that these Rapala Xtremes are brilliant and have accounted for many fish caught this season and they swim so well. The Dorado fishing has been really good and we have been getting Dorado virtually every trip and some Yellowfin Tuna, also nice Slinger when the East wind was strong and good Soldiers in the colder water.

Backline/Harbour: Backline has been ok with plenty Shad around, the harbour fishing has been tough, we did however get some shad and a few other species and strangely enough some deep sea fish uncommon in the bay like Soldiers and Banana Fish. We also got a really good Gurnard.