The Boat and Tackle

Karambisi our deep sea fishing boat

Karambisi is a 25ft Magnum game fishing vessel built by Two Oceans Marine, Cape Town, South Africa.  Two Oceans Marine spearheaded the introduction of power catamarans to the Cape Town market. Initially, very few of these craft were used in the Cape waters. This situation was to change, and today, the local tuna fishing fleet consists, almost exclusively, of catamarans .Throughout the South African offshore boating community, catamarans are the vessels of choice, and Two Oceans Marine is highly regarded for their ability to meet and exceed the demands of their customers.

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Karambisi is powered by two 140hp Suzuki engines.  There is ample deck space for fighting fish, which includes a fighting chair with harness, necessary for the serious game fisherman. Karambisi has a toilet on board as well as sleeping facilities.

This vessel is equipped with the latest navigation instruments such as Furuno GPS/Plotter, Navman Fuel Management System 3100, Navman C map and fish finder, Electronic compass and two marine radios.  We have also recently installed Structurescan.

Thad  fighting his frist marlin

Game Fish Tours has a selection of Shimano rods and reels for big game fishing as well as for spinning, jigging and popping. The fishing tackle is comprised of Shimano Tiagra 30WA, 50WA and 80WA rods and reels spooled with IGFA yellow 15kg, 24kg and 36kg fishing line. There is also a selection of lures, feathers and rapalas. We also fish using natural dead baits or live baits. Karambisi is also equipped with 8’ Scarborough reels spooled with Berkley Whiplash Pro 37.8kg Dacron line for the fisherman who wishes to try his hand at bottom fishing.

Getting ready to leave Pemba Island for a hard day's fishing

Getting ready to leave Pemba Island for a hard day’s fishing


Ready for action with Shimano rods and reels at Game Fish Tours


Waiting for the strike!


A beautiful wahoo caught returning to Zanzibar from Pemba.


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