The following prices are reflective of prevailing boats along the East Cape region. Specific prices for boats running from each hotel are within a few dollars of each other, and should not be a factor in deciding which hotel to stay at. There are many boats run by each hotel, and a specific boat or crew for a specific day is often difficult or impossible to book because of seasons, maintenance schedules, crew schedules, and other factors. Boats operated by the Hotel Buena Vista and Palmas De Cortez are in good condition and operated by professional and courteous crews.
Destination:Pacific can book the entire package for you including your boats and lodging arrangements.
Rates are based on the entire boat chartered to your party. These are not per person rates. Rates do not include 10% tax, tackle, bait, fishing license or gratuity.
Full day is eight hours, half day is four hours.
For descriptions of boat types, please see
Boats & Tackle
Tackle is available for rental at Buena Vista and Palmas De Cortez, or you are welcome to bring your own. The average price is $10.00 per person.
Bait is available from a bait fisherman on the water. After boarding your charter boat and storing your gear, you will be approached by a small panga and offered to buy bait, which your captain and crew will recommend you purchase. Prices vary greatly depending on availability, but $50.00 should cover any bait cost for a full day of fishing. Average cost for bait usually runs around $20-30, and the bait boats will accept US currency.
Gratuities are also not included in the charter rate, and are entirely optional. Destination:PACIFIC recommends a 15-20% gratuity be considered for the captain and crew, and should be based on effort and service rather than production of fish.