WILD OCEAN FISHING CHARTERS is an owner operated fishing charter business operating out of the beautiful and picturesque town of Hout Bay, Cape Town and having the owner as the skipper is an important ingredient to running a successful charter business.
Our aim is to make your fishing charter experience fun, memorable and safe. You, our client and friend, always comes first and we will do whatever it takes to put you on the fish.
WILD OCEAN FISHING CHARTERS is owned and skippered by Bruce Bakker. At 43 years of age Bruce has extensive knowledge in both offshore and inshore angling and boating. He has also been surfing since the age of 11 and has his PADI advanced diving certificate. His father was an avid angler and boater. His knowledge and passion for fishing and the ocean has been passed down to bruce over the years. After being given his first fishing rod at the age of 4, Bruce was instantly hooked and his passion and love for the sport and the ocean only strengthened over the years.
Fishing on his fathers’ boats and crewing on many others, Bruce also worked on a commercial tuna boat gaining valuable knowledge and experience. Since then he has owned his own boats targeting tuna and yellowtail around Cape Town. He also joined the biggest tuna and swordfish fishing company in South Africa where he learned to grade tuna and swordfish for the export market. This also enabled bruce to learn more about how to improve the quality of tuna from time of capture to time of export.
His love and passion for fishing and the ocean finally got the better of him resulting in WILD OCEAN FISHING CHARTERS being formed. Being in the charter business allows Bruce more time on the water doing what he loves, passing his knowledge onto those that spend time with WILD OCEAN FISHING CHARTERS.