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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Port Elizabeth

Dageraad Bream caught on a Raggy Charters Fishing Charter Guests from our Fishing Charters enjoying their catch prepared and cooked at the Yacht Club




Please note that Raggy Charters was the only successful applicant for the Boat Based Dolphin & Whale Watching Permit for Algoa Bay, South Africa. There was only one permit issued. The permit was issued on the 20th June 2011 by the Department of Environmental Affairs, which allows us close encounters with whales and dolphins. Although there were many factors that counted towards the allocation of the permit, we believe that we were successful because of our commitment to marine conservation and education. Most of the funds generated by our tours go towards The Penguin Research Fund which is trying desperately to explain the dramatic decrease in the African Penguin population and rectify this situation. Raggy Charters also undertakes regular beach clean-ups in the Port Elizabeth area and has started an initiative to offset our carbon footprint by planting at least one indigenous tree for every boat cruise we do.

Cost is R2600 per person & please email us directly to make a booking (locals please enquire about prices). We meet at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club in the Port Elizabeth Harbour at first light (usually 7am) and return in the early afternoon (pre-booking required). Light refreshments and snacks are served during the cruise and there is the option of having lunch afterwards at the yacht club. However, we welcome guests to bring along their own food and drink.

We start off the tour with a harbour cruise and a full safety briefing, after which we exit port and head out into the bay.

Map of Algoa Bay

We offer bottom fishing charters which takes guests out past St Croix Island to find fish such as cob, Cape salmon, red roman, dageraad, and basterman. All tackle is supplied, though we do ask local guests to arrange their own fishing permits, which can be obtained from any post office, and adhere to the bag limits enforced. We also ask guests to provide their own bait which can be obtained from local marine shops and we can advise you on this! You are entitled to any of the fish that you catch, and we can often arrange for your fish to be prepared and cooked at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club, to have for lunch at the end of the excursion. Rods and reels are supplied, however, clients are requested to supply their own lures.


During this cruise guests also have the possibility of spotting bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins, humpback dolphins, Southern right whales, humpback whales, bryde’s whales, minke whales, African penguins, Cape gannets, Cape fur seals, various species of sharks, African black oystercatchers, Cape cormorants, white-breasted cormorants and various species of pelagic birds including terns, petrels, skuas, shearwaters and albatrosses.

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