TUNA FISHING

For 9 months of the year Cape Boat Charters will take you out into the deeper oceanic waters off Cape Point – As a result of two large ocean currents, Benguela and Agulhas mixing, as well as the prevailing winds, nutrient rich waters are found at a place know to locals as the “Canyon” – this area is found close to the continental shelf, and it is here that we target the large tuna!

The four species of tuna we target:

  • Yellowfin
  • Longfin
  • Skipjack
  • Big Eye

YELLOWFIN TUNA

  During the warmer months in the Cape, we head out approximately 10 - 40 nautical miles off Cape Point in search of the big tuna. These fish can weigh anything from 10kgs to 100kgs+ and put up an extremely good fight!

During the warmer months in the Cape, we head out approximately 10 - 40 nautical miles off Cape Point in search of the big tuna. These fish can weigh anything from 10kgs to 100kgs+ and put up an extremely good fight!


LONGFIN TUNA

  Longfin, also known as "Albacore" is part of the tuna family and can weigh anything from 10kgs to 30kgs!

Longfin, also known as "Albacore" is part of the tuna family and can weigh anything from 10kgs to 30kgs!


SKIPJACK TUNA

  Skipjack Tuna - The smaller targeted tuna species, which grows up to about 1 meter in length. Don't be fooled by the size, as this tuna fish will give you a strong one on one fight!

Skipjack Tuna - The smaller targeted tuna species, which grows up to about 1 meter in length. Don't be fooled by the size, as this tuna fish will give you a strong one on one fight!

   

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

These tuna can be caught trolling with lures, or by using bait in the warmer blue oceanic water found in the area. It generally takes anything from 30 minutes to 4 hours to land the bigger size tuna

It is not uncommon for us to catch other species of fish out in the deeper waters namely; include Big Eye Tuna, Dorado and Yellowtail.


INCLUDED IN THIS CHARTER

  • Snacks and refreshments
  • 6 people max
  • All bait and tackle
  • Experienced boat guide