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Fish Tales Charters was started by Justin van der Walt through an extreme love for the sport of fishing.

Fish Tales Charters is endorsed by Cape Town Tourism. Click here to see certificate.

We strive to go the extra mile to ensure that you have an enjoyable day at sea & have your own fishing tales to take home with you & share with your friends & family. We don’t mind staying longer or covering more distance than normal. You are the no 1 priority to catch a fish on the day, but don’t be surprised if we join in on the fishing , it’s not just a business, it’s a passion.

Some of our accomplishments:

-Raymarine names Fish Tales Charters as their official South Africa Ambassador – 2018
-Justin van der Walt is receives SADSAA skipper colours – 2017
-World record Bigeye Tuna spearfished from Fish Tales – Skipper Mark Manchip – April 2017
-2nd Top Skipper in the 48th International Tuna Invitational 2016 – Justin van der Walt
-2nd Top boat in the 48th International Tuna Invitational 2016 – Team Fish Tales (Skippered by Justin van der Walt)
-2nd Top skipper in the SADSAA Tuna Nationals 2016 – Justin van der Walt
-3rd Top boat in the 45th Tuna Invitational 2013 – Team Fish Tales (skippered by Justin van der Walt)

world record tuna

by Thomas Cox on Fish Tales Charters
Highly recommended

Absolutely fantastic experience for me and my family. Captain Mark and first mate AJ provided a magical day on the comfortable big boat Fishtales ll. We left Haut Bay in the morning loaded with a big coffee thermos, and headed out on smooth water, with no wind. Before we knew it dolphins were playing around the boat, giant round sunfish and the Cape Fur Seals were diving all around us. After some great views of CapeTown, we turned out and headed for Robben Island. AJ got the fishing lines in the water and the lures ready to go, Capt Mark studied the fish finder and we all watched for birds working above schools of fish. Suddenly -“There she blows!!” And a pod of Pilot Whales surfaced . Their blow holes snorting and fluke tails slapping... truly a once in a lifetime experience for my family.

I can’t thank the whole Fishtales crew, enough for the magical day out on the water. I would recommend this outfit to all levels of fishing- for the casual beginner - a day of trolling and light spin casting, all the way up to experienced angler- a full all day off shore ( 40 miles ) pulling in Bluefin Tuna. Captain Mark was going out at the crack of dawn for an all day tuna charter the next day.
I can not recommend this charter boat highly enough - and next year when I’m back here in CapeTown again from the USA, I’ll hire them again. Here’s to a prosperous 2019- Thomas Cox

by Daandre van der Merwe on Fish Tales Charters
Best Charter

Anyone looking to do a charter, this is the guys to call.

I,ve used them about 20 times and every single time we received absolute value for our money spent.



They have two boats in the fleet, both with state of the art Raymarine tech on board.



Fishtales ll is the latest addition and without a doubt the most modern and technologically advanced charter boat in the current SA, if not Africa market.



She provides 6 anglers with ample fishing space, comfort, world class safety as well as the best navigation and fishfinding tech in the market.

We all know that finding fish is never a given, but with the vast knowledge and experience of the team, now backed up by this beast of a boat, will give you the absolute best chance of hooking into that 100kg monster yellow fin tuna ,we all dream about.



What I appreciate most about Justin and his team is their passion for their cleints and their relentless pursuit to hook each and eveyone into a fish. On slow days they will stick it out and search for that fish, regardless of the time and fuel spent.



Weather or not you are a first time fisherman, or experienced off shore angler, this is the guys to use.

Maybe you want to buy your own offshore rig, but lack the experience, well I suggest you start here. Let them take you out and share their knowledge, you will save thousand on fuel and possible disaster to first let them show you the ropes.



Happy and blessed sea hours to everyone

Great day

Great skipper and brilliant equipment we had an amazing experience with beautiful results.

I cant wait for our next trip with them

by Thomas Cox on Fish Tales Charters
Highly recommended

Absolutely fantastic experience for me and my family. Captain Mark and first mate AJ provided a magical day on the comfortable big boat Fishtales ll. We left Haut Bay in the morning loaded with a big coffee thermos, and headed out on smooth water, with no wind. Before we knew it dolphins were playing around the boat, giant round sunfish and the Cape Fur Seals were diving all around us. After some great views of CapeTown, we turned out and headed for Robben Island. AJ got the fishing lines in the water and the lures ready to go, Capt Mark studied the fish finder and we all watched for birds working above schools of fish. Suddenly -“There she blows!!” And a pod of Pilot Whales surfaced . Their blow holes snorting and fluke tails slapping... truly a once in a lifetime experience for my family.



I can’t thank the whole Fishtales crew, enough for the magical day out on the water. I would recommend this outfit to all levels of fishing- for the casual beginner - a day of trolling and light spin casting, all the way up to experienced angler- a full all day off shore ( 40 miles ) pulling in Bluefin Tuna. Captain Mark was going out at the crack of dawn for an all day tuna charter the next day.

I can not recommend this charter boat highly enough - and next year when I’m back here in CapeTown again from the USA, I’ll hire them again. Here’s to a prosperous 2019- Thomas Cox

by Dewald Lategan on Fish Tales Charters
Best charter in the business

Amazing charter and awesome skipper and crew, thanks to fish tales I'm the proud owner of a word record big eye tuna,would recommend them to anyone who wants to try fishing or spearfishing

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by Dewald Lategan on Fish Tales Charters
Best charter in the business

Amazing charter and awesome skipper and crew, thanks to fish tales I'm the proud owner of a word record big eye tuna,would recommend them to anyone who wants to try fishing or spearfishing