Half Day Inshore Charter


This is an ideal fishing trip for the entire family, novices and enthusiasts.

We offer half-day inshore trips usually that usually last for 5-6 hours and we remain within 1-2 miles from shore and remain within False Bay.

False Bay and around Cape point is home to an abundance of marine wild life and a diverse variety of fishing areas to choose from.  Using light to medium tackle, you will be able to fish for various fish types, including Red Roman, Cape Salmon and Bronze Beam (Hottentot).

When venturing just beyond Cape Point, you will be able to troll and spin for a variety of game fish, including Yellowtail, Snoek, Skipjack, Katonkel and Bonito

Yellowtail fish are a very sought-after table fish that can weigh between 3 to 10 kg.  They generally put up a good fight, making your fishing experience all the more memorable.

A trip within False Bay will not only enthral you when you catch that ‘Big One’, but you will also be enchanted by the natural beauty of the Bay.  Majestic mountains slopes plunge towards the ocean, and are teaming with wild life.  It is not uncommon to encounter a pod of dolphins, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, Sea Otters as well as Southern Right Wales.  Occasionally you will see Humpback and Brydes Whales, Orca or even a Great White Shark.

Our boat departs twice a day, either early morning or early afternoon.


Comfortable for 4 anglers

Can accommodate a maximum of 5 passengers

Child friendly

The inshore charter remains within 1 nautical miles of the shore

The duration of the trip is approximately 4 to 5 hours

We launch either early in the morning and return at lunchtime, or leave at lunch time and return by 5 pm

Fish types that could be caught are Red Roman, Hottentot, Cape Salmon, Yellowtail, Katonkel and Snoek (amongst others)

All relevant equipment, rods, bait & tackle is supplied

A fully licensed and experienced skipper and deckhand

What to expect

Day 1

Arrive at Simon’s Town pier where you will be greeted by an Abundance Fishing representative. A full safety and equipment briefing will be done, including the issuing of life vests.

Depart via Simon’s Town harbour with lovely views of the harbour, navy vessels and surrounding mountains.

Depending on the current fishing conditions and your fishing expectations, the boat will either travel towards Seal island or along the coast towards Cape Point. Enjoy the sensation of the wind whipping through your hair and sea spray on your face as the boat speeds towards the fishing grounds.

When arriving at the fishing grounds, the skipper and/or deckhand will prepare the rods with lures and/or bait. They will cast the trolling lines for you, or prepare a rod for you to spin for fish. If there is a fish on the trolling line, you will be handed the rod and reel to pull it in, under the watchful eye and guidance of our crew. Once you have landed the fish, the crew will remove the hook for you and after you have reveled in the excitement of pulling in a catch and taking numerous photographs, the fish will be placed into the onboard ice box.

After a great couple of hours at at sea, the skipper will turn the boat around and head back to the harbour. If you chose to have your fish cleaned and filleted, the spoils of your trip will be handed to you on arrival back at the pier.
Please do not forget to tip the crew.

Included with your Charter

You can look forward to:

  • Free cancellation (7 days notice)
  • Equipment and Safety briefing on arrival
  • Life jackets on board for all passengers
  • Child Friendly
  • All relevant equipment, rods, bait & tackle is supplied
  • Valid Fishing permits on board
  • Cleaning and filleting of fish for own consumption
  • A fully licensed and experienced skipper and deckhand
  • GPS and Fish Finder
  • Credit Card facilities available onboard
  • Toilet facilities on board
  • Complementary hot and cold beverages (Tea, Coffee, Water and Juice)
  • Complementary Snacks (Peanuts, Crisps, Chocolates)
  • Departing times can be varied
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages on board
  • Consult a pharmacist before the trip if you are prone to sea-sickness (Valoid on board just in case)
  • First Aid kit on board
  • Emergency equipment
  • Terms & Conditions apply

Please be advised that:

  • Pick up is not included. Guests are requested to meet at Simon's Town pier (in front of Bertha's Restaurant at the town square)
  • Any excess fish remains the property of the charter operator

Launching Site

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Half Day Inshore Charter

Trip Facts

  • Half day. Choose either a morning or lunch time departure
  • Comfortable for 4 anglers (max 5 people)
  • Simon's Town Pier outside Bertha's Restaurant
  • All year round, but always weather dependant
  • Knowledgeable skipper with more than 40 years experience and competent deck hand will increase your chances of catching fish
  • Lunch, consisting of sandwiches, juice and a snack can be ordered in advance
  • English