St Francis Safaris and Adventures

Phone082 569 3750
Contact PersonBridget

Ocean Trips

Half-Day Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Year-round the abundance of species in the ocean surrounding St Francis Bay provides us with some of the country’s most successful fishing excursions. St Francis Safaris offer customers a fishing experience geared to suit all levels of ability. Our trips are loads of fun and we will keep you busy by, offering a mixture of trawling and bottom fishing. Owner Tim Christy is a Protea fisherman and record holder in many categories he has fished these waters for over 30 years and has his finger on the pulse. His knowledge of the region’s best fishing spots/marks, consistent upgrading of equipment and adaption of latest techniques has proven to lure customers and celebrities such as Robson Greenback year after year.

R975 p/p or Own boat option is available on request.

Departing daily from Port St Francis (weather permitting)

The morning session is from 7 am – 1 pm
The afternoon session is from 2.30 pm – 7.30

Big Game Fishing Charters

A full day out +/- 15 – 30 nm out into the deep. Targeting Yellow Fin Tuna which range in size from 20 – 100 kg. This is a full fishing experience from start to finish. We leave the harbour early and run out to the warm waters of the Aghalus current where we drop the big guns and trawl. St Francis Safaris have an outstanding reputation for loading big Tuna, we pride ourselves on having been the top boat in terms of the number of Tuna caught over several years. We spend a lot of time and effort ensuring that we have the best tackle (tackle failure is unacceptable), the best spread and that we are on top of our game providing our keen fisherman a day to remember for ever. Top tackle, top boat, top day.

R15 500.00 own boat p/p max x6 anglers recommended

WHALE WATCHING CRUISE FROM JUNE – NOV – We are the only licensed operator in St Francis Bay

Jump on board with St Francis Safaris for an outstanding experience that promises to leave you feeling awestruck. We specialise in close encounters with the majestic Southern Right and Humpback Whales whose migration route is directly off the nearby point. This is the 2nd most southern point of Africa, so we are blessed to have large numbers of Whales passing at a close range. From June through to November the Whales can be seen putting on a spectacular show swimming with the numerous pods of a dolphin who reside here year-round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life. Your experienced skipper will provide you with interesting facts about the Marine life encountered and lots of local history. This is a truly outstanding marine experience suitable for the entire family.

R975 p/p A discounted rate is available for groups of x6 or more.

Trips run throughout the day (weather permitting) and are 1.5 to 2 hours in length.

The Eco Cruise

Out into the bay, we cruise up the coast taking in the beauty of the scenic reserve, sand dunes and beaches along the way up to Shark point where we will stop to check out, the seals lazing on the rocks. Keep a close eye out for sharks they are not easy to spot but they are here. June through to November we experience a high success rate spotting Southern right and humpback whales who can be seen swimming on their annual migration south. Occasionally if the whales are in the bay, we have a close encounter. (For a close encounter see our Whale Watching Cruises) Numerous pods of dolphins reside here year-round along with penguins, seals and a variety of other bird and marine life. Trips can be enjoyed by anyone keen on an outstanding marine experience.

R575 p/p

Trips run throughout the day (weather permitting) and are 1 hour in length.

Canal & River Trips

Canal Cruise

An ideal way to take in the opulent homes and activities around the canals. Stop along the way and take a walk on Secret Beach or a quick swim. A relaxed family outing which is suitable for all ages. Or hire the boat for a corporate or party cruise

R275 p/p

Trips run throughout the day (weather permitting) and are 1 hour in length.

Krome River Cruise

A wonderful, relaxing way to take in the spectacular scenery, bird and wildlife along the banks of the Krome River. Bring along a picnic basket with food and drinks (self-catered) and we will stop upriver at one of the little inlets where you can picnic and swim.

R975 p/p Minimum booking of 4 pax

River Fishing Charters

For the fly fisherman – Take in the spectacular scenery, bird, and wildlife along the banks of the Krome River whilst enjoying some fly fishing or light tackle fishing. We provide all tackle as well as an experienced guide/skipper. You can expect Garrick, Cob and Grunter to be on the menu. Trips are 3-4 hours in length.

R3 750.00 boat price

Trips depart daily (weather permitting) to suit tides