Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Port Elizabeth
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.
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.