12 Hour Deep Sea Marlin/Game Fishing In Durban

Durban enjoys a range of Billfish that includes Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin and Sailfish. The thrill of fighting one of these monsters in a standup harness will be memorable.

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  • Duration: 12 Hours
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Marlin fishing (also called billfishing) is considered by some game fishermen to be a pinnacle of offshore game fishing, due to the size and power of the four marlin species and their relative rareness.

Durban offers a variety of Game and Reef fish, you can be sure that your requirements will be fulfilled, as fishing can be enjoyed all year-round in our tropical waters. Aqua Nautical Adventures offers a wide variety of different fishing techniques; from chasing the Big Game to just spending time with family & friends on a day out on the 'Big Blue'. So if it's sitting in the fighting chair, vertical jigging, popping, trolling or bottom Reef fishing, we can accommodate you. Our 30ft Cobra Cat 900 is powered by two 200HP Suzuki outboards which will get you to the fishing grounds safely and comfortably, while listening to the on-board entertainment system. She has most of the comforts of home, enclosed cabin and upstairs helm.

PRICE QUOTED is per person on a boat that takes 8 people


Durban enjoys a large variety of Billfish Species over our summer months. With Water temperature that averages 24 to 25 degrees Celcius, we attract a wide range of billfish that includes:

  • Sailfish
  • Black Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Blue Marlin

A Bycatch when targeting Marlin often includes the following species:

  • Dorado (Mahi Mahi)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellow Fin Tuna


Our boat is based at Wilsons Wharf in the Durban Marina. After a safety briefing by the Captain/Skipper and an introduction to the crew we set off through the Durban Harbour making way towards the port exit.

Once out at sea, we start steaming towards the fishing grounds in search of blue water and fish/bird activity. This is generally about a 60 Minute ride before we deploy a spread of lures, our crew are at hand to ensure that your spread is set. You are welcome to get involved should you wish, just let the crew know and they will show you the way.

Once the spread is set we begin trolling at comfortable speeds of around 7 to 8 Knots. Sit back relax, enjoy the views of the Durban skyline and get ready for screaming ratchets!! Everyone on deck will have their eyes peeled to the water looking out for a bill in the spread.

Our route takes us offshore, where we work the blue water on the 100, 200 and 500 meter contour lines. Based on conditions and sightings we work our way offshore North of Durban or to the South towards Aliwal Shoal.

We have a gas braai on board, you are welcome to bring along your own meat. Enjoy a braai / barbecue whilst out at sea if weather permits or relax on the dock whilst we fillet your catch for you.

We are strictly a Catch and Release operation for ALL billfish. All other game fish are regulated by a catch limit of a maximum of 10 fish per angler.

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Operated by: Aqua Nautical Adventures

What’s included

  • Soft drinks
  • Bottled Water

What do I need to bring

  • Windbreaker (rain jacket)
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • PLEASE NOTE: Fishing Permit Required

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