We are based at the Durban Yacht Marina near The New Café Fish; please have a look at the site map below for further directions.
what should i wear?
A good sunblock and comfortable outdoor clothing.
A fishing trip is normally about 6-7 hours dependent upon a number of factors such as sea conditions, the weather and the number of fish that has been caught. The boat leaves at between 5 am and 6 am (depending on the time of the year) and normally returns between 1 pm and 2 pm.
A charter may be postponed (at the sole discretion of the skipper) due to bad weather and / or sea conditions. In this case, another charter will be arranged at your convenience. It is advisable to phone us before the charter to get an update on the weather.
We take 8 people fishing at a time? Commercial boats, have strict safety regulations. In terms of our licensing by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authorities) the boat is only certified to carry 12 people including the skipper and the crew further than 5 nautical miles from port.
Allure gets new life. After all these years she has been refurbished with new technology. This was made possible by her new owner, Bushy Coltman, who has years of experience in fishing and boats. Len Hutton, with 29 years experience up and down our East Coast, is now skipper of Allure. He has 7 years operating fishing charters on the St. Lazarus Banks in Mozambique and in Tanzania where Len boated a Black Marlin of 293kg / 646lbs off Zanzibar
A Durban Legend
Allure was the top tag and release boat over the 2003/2004 marlin season off Durban with 28 fish tagged and released. In December 2002 Allure bagged the record for the biggest marlin caught off Durban, a black marlin of 506lbs.
Share our passion for game fishing and join our pilgrimage as we follow the seasons on South Africa's East Coast. Deep sea fishing requires a solid, dependable vessel with both the speed and the comfort to make your deep sea experience a pleasurable occasion. The sea does from time to time, to turn into a rough neighborhood; with us you will feel both comfortable and safe. Our equipment is of the highest quality, and we never under any circumstances compromise on safety Standards, with us you are in good hands.
Allure Charters : Big Fish
Allure Charters: Big Catch
Fishing is our Passion
Fishing is our passion, and for the adventurer at heart, the Allure welcomes you on board. We offer a variety of cruise options from corporate entertainment and team building, to catering for nature loving bird watching enthusiasts. Observing birds in the presence of dolphins and whales is a great adventure experience and an excellent way of putting the stress of the world behind you.
Our Charter Philiosphy
Allure's skipper and crew are there to help and make sure that you catch fish. We're a dedicated charter operation that will deliver more than just a superior boat. Consistent success is not the result of luck, it takes a well coordinated crew with better than average tackle and a well designed boat to make it all happen.
Allure Charters: Fishing is our Passion
Allure Charters: Fishing With Friends
Something For The Ladies
Ladies Please Note, our boat is not restricted to big strong men only. With our great sound system, plasma television and a warm cozy seating area, why not have your next girl’s night out onboard. Our vessel makes for a great alternative book club venue, and also serves as a great booze cruise boat.
Visit Our New Website
Allure Charters have a new website: To view great pics in our gallery, or to find out more about Deep Sea Fishing, Game Fishing and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions, or, to simply to find out more about our great offering, visit www.allurecharters.com, or follow the link, at the top right of the page.