Knysna Deep Sea Fishing

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Knysna Deep Sea Fishing

Recreational Charters

28 ft Budcat

11 seater

2 x 125 Mercury Outboards

Fully Equipped, GPS, Radio, Fish Finder

Full safety equipment



 We operate out of of the famous Knysna Heads in the Garden Route of South Africa  


Wave Dancer is a registered passenger charter vessel, has full SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) safety certificates and always has a qualified skipper aboard.

Our top class skipper has many years of experience and is very safety conscious.  We adhere to the highest standard when it comes to presenting a clean, well equipped and safe fishing vessel.

We have a 100 % safety record.

Fishing trips and chartering

The boat can be chartered exclusively. 

We pride ourselves on our customer service and we will make your experience with us as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. 

We do not allow children under 14 years or without the parents.

Fishing, tackle and fish species.

All the fish you  catch can be taken home to show off to the family and friends. This is of course subject to size and bag limits.

Bait : Pilchard, chukka, octopus, small live bait.

The fish most commonly caught in our waters are, Red roman, Red Stump nose, Santer, Red Steenbras, Carpenter,  Kabeljou/Cob, Shad, Bonito and sharks.

Please be aware tat every person wants to go on a fishing trip must be in possession of a valid recreational fishing permit, obtainable at any Post Office.

We request however that the client is responsible for his/ her own warm clothing, windbreaker, sunscreen, food and drinks (refreshments).

  Launch Times:

We launch from Knysna in summer 05h00 and 07h30 i winter depending on the tides and weather.

It takes approximately 10 - 25 minutes to reach the fishing grounds during which time you may have the opportunity of viewing marine animals such as whales, dolphins, seals and penguins in their natural habitat.

We fish in depths from 8m - 150 m. The species of fish we catch in on the Garden Route vary, depending on the season.  In summer, warm water fish are caught such as Cape Salmon and Cob.

In winter we catch cold-water fish, Hake and Red Roman amongst others.  Some species such as shark are caught all year round.

Fish bounty consists of: Swart Steenbras; Red Steenbras, Red Roman, Santer, Cape Salmon, Seventy Four, Dageraad, Cob, Stock fish(hake), gurnet and shark

The trip includes a fully equipped 6-7 hour fishing adventure. The skipper will assist you with baiting up etc.

  • You may keep all fish you catch within the bag limitations !!

  • Rate : R850 per person

    Min 4 pax / Max 11 pax

  • Includes all equipment & Bait

  • What must you bring?

    A fishing license

    A sun hat

    Sun block

    Your own refreshments

  • A camera

    A windbreaker or warm top


    Please bring your fishing licenses

    /obtainable at any Post Office




  • Accommodation for Fisherman and families



    Accommodation for 4 available

    8min from launch site





    Contact t: +27 82 558 9104 (International)  ?  082 558 9104 (Inside South Africa)   Fax: 044 3840479


    Your dream holiday is our commitment..

    Our sound knowledge of our country,

    its people, its cultures, its cuisine

     and  heritage offers the traveler

     an exceptional insight and first hand experience of  South Africa

    We handle large & small groups.

    Find us on:

    Eco Afrika Tours, PO Box 99, Knysna, South Africa, 6570

    Contact t: +27 82 558 9104 (International)  •  082 558 9104 (Inside South Africa)  • Fax: 044 3840479