Elangeni Boat Charters
The ELANGENI is the most famous Fishing Charter Boat in Durban. Whether it’s Bottom Fishing (Reef Fishing), Light Game Fishing, Shark Fishing or Big Game Fishing you are looking for, ELANGENI is the place you will find it! You can make your fishing dreams a reality on Durban’s top Charter Fishing vessel. Nothing can compare with the thrill of surging through the cobalt blue water of the Indian Ocean to the deep sea fishing grounds off Durban with the salt spray on your lips and the lures dancing in the wake. Suddenly the line sings.
A huge Marlin leaps skywards in an attempt to strip the reel. Adrenalin pumps through you as you excitedly don your harness and wind the big fish in. This is a fishing thrill like no other, a moment to remember all your life.
Bottom Fishing & Reef Fishing
The ELANGENI fishing charter is licensed to carry eight fishing charter guests out off Durban harbor, but for comfort and safety while Bottom Fishing, it is preferred that only six rather than eight persons fish at a time.
You can expect to catch the following species all year round:
• Soldiers, Slingers, Rockcod, Englishmen, Scotsmen, Geelbek Salmon, and Mussel cracker.
• Shad (December - August) Dagga Salmon (June – November)
Big Game Fishing: Summer months only (November – May)
Big Game Fish: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Short billed Spearfish, Wahoo, Sailfish and Cobia.
Light Game Fishing: Yellow fin Tuna, Dorado, Bonito, Kingfish, Queen fish, King Mackerel, Queen Mackerel, Skipjack, Kawa Kawa
SHARK FISHING: All year round.
The price of the fishing charter includes bait and the use of top of the range equipment. The crew involve the fishing clients in all aspects of the fishing trip and do not compete with you for fish. ELANGENI’s motto is: “We are there to assist you and make your fishing trip on the ELANGENI one you will remember and cherish always.”There is no age restriction. Beginners and ladies are welcome and you may KEEP YOUR CATCH if you wish to do so.
Tag and Release:Tag and release of Marlin and Sailfish is encouraged, but should you wish to keep the fish then the staff at the ELANGENI can arrange for a taxidermist to mount your trophy for a memory that lasts forever.
Safe Deep Sea FishingA full complement of safety equipment is on board: EPIRB, which gives the boats exact position to aircraft, ships at sea and stations on land. RADAR, 3 VHF radios, RADAR, two life rafts and fifteen life jackets. The Charter is in direct radio contact with the Port of Durban at all times when at sea. The ELANGENI charter is stringently annually inspected both in and out of the water by the South African Maritime Safety Authority.
About Elangeni Fishing Charters
Charter fishing in the ocean off Durban requires a vessel that offers both speed and comfort, but it is also imperative that you are fishing in safety. At forty-three feet, the ELANGENI Charter is a big fishing boat. Although fast, she is very stable and seaworthy because she was built of Burmese teak by master craftsmen in Cape Town to withstand any conditions the sea off Durban can throw at her. The ELANGENI fishing charter weighs seventeen tons and is powered by two brand new Yanmar 315 turbo charged Marine diesel engines that take charter fishing guests at great speed from Durban harbor to the secret bottom fishing reefs, or the deep sea hunting grounds of Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, Bonito and King Mackerel.
The ELANGENI is equipped with dual helms, a large, comfortable saloon, huge deck space for walk around fishing, a live bait well, ample seating above and below decks, a toilet and shower and a spacious flying bridge from which to view attacking game fish. A top of the range Furuno Chart Plotter (GPS) and Fish Finders assure the charter guests of fishing, fishing and yet more fishing.
About the Elangeni TEAM
‘Doc’ GERRY MURPHY is your skipper and the owner of the BOAT. He is an exciting character and one you will never forget. A master mariner, ‘Doc’ has been sailing the Indian Ocean for over thirty years and is one of the most experienced skippers on the East Coast of Africa. He speaks five languages fluently, is a Doctor of Philosophy, a best selling author and in his youth was the heavyweight wrestling champion of the World- BUT - Let him share his passion for fishing with you!
Charlotte is Doc’s wife. She is jokingly referred to as the Admiral. She is the secretary and booking agent. Her vast experience in the travel industry is invaluable in attending to the special needs of the fishing charter guests. She has a wonderful sense of humor and is always open to suggestions on how to improve the service to valued clients who become friends and remain in touch on the web.
YO-YO is a Swazi princess. Who says women can’t catch fish? Forget it! Apart from being a beautiful young woman, Yo-Yo is also a highly competent crew member, and man, does she know how to attract the fish! If she had webbed feet she’d be a mermaid. She has almost completed her training as a skipper in her own right. Her job is to spoil you and make sure that this fishing trip is one you will never forget.
PAMJI is a Zulu maiden. She is an apprentice and in training under YO-YO and the watchful eye of ‘Doc’. She is a ‘jack of all trades’. She prepares your bait and generally waits on you hand and foot.
Durban Fishing Charters Fees
The cost of the fishing charter is normally divided among the charter guests. Generally, charter guests book the boat for a full day of fishing, +- eight hours, leaving at first light and returning in the early afternoon. However, various fishing charter options are available and fishing charters can be tailor made to suit the charter guests’ fishing requirements.
• Five and six hour fishing trips
• Full day fishing trips
• Night fishing
All the charter guests need to bring is your own refreshments.You can make your booking enquiry or any other information you may require about the fishing charter by contacting the Owners of the fishing charters directly on the following details:
Charlotte on Landline: + 27(0) 32 943 1118
Cell Phone: + 27(0)82 961 4313
A 50% deposit is required to secure a booking. The full amount is refunded if the trip is cancled due to weather and will try to accommodate clients on another date. You may also contact the ELANGENI if you need assistance with transport or accommodation.
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