The boat fishing day trip departs from the Mole (the central beach - near the Museum) in Swakopmund at 7.30am, you are responsible for ensuring you are there in time for departure. Fishing takes place from around 100 meters to 1km off shore and depending on where the best fishing is located you will be anything within a 20km radius of Swakopmund.
The most commonly caught fish to are kabeljou, black tail, steenbras, catfish and a variety of shark species. Bottom fish are caught with bait such as sardine & mussels in depths of water up to 2 meters, these tend to be caught within 15 meters of reefs. Any fish caught on the boat fishing trip are yours to keep (or can be released should you want to practice ethical fishing techniques) while sharks are always released.
Fish/sharks species likely to be caught vary according to the time of year - a rough guide is as follows:
October – April include: Bronze whaler shark, houndshark, sandshark, bull ray, blue ray, snoek.
May – August: Cow shark.
January – April: Steenbras
All year: Spotted gulley shark, kabeljou, steenbras, galjoen, barbel and black tail.
After a full day of fishing lines are drawn up at around 3pm and you head back to Swakopmund. (Times & routing are weather dependant)
Full & half day trips from Swakopmund to various birding hotspots in the Namib Desert
A half day tour (with morning and afternoon departures) to the seal colony at Cape Cross
Visit the seal colony at Cape Cross and the Messum Crater
A day spent up to 25km of the coast in search of game fish
A day on the beaches of the Skeleton Coast
Situated in the beautiful town of Swakopmund, Eagle Eye Aviation offers the best in exclusive and luxury scenic flights across the Skeleton coast and the Namib Desert with sights like Kuiseb Canyon, Sossusvlei and Sandwich Harbour being some of the main a
This half-day tour takes place along the eastern part of the major dune belt which lies between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
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This tour is suitable for persons who wish to experience our coastal desert excursions but do not want to do any dune 4x4 driving.
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