Get to know us

We want to take you on a boating experience like no other. In order to do this we have to offer the best of the best. We have a spectacular boat, Paka Dume, and a knowledgeable skipper, James Taylor, who will do his best make your ocean experience spectacular. 

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James Taylor

Your Captain

Captain James Taylor is the proud owner of Executive Sea Safaris and he has been involved in boating and ocean related activities for all his life. James is very safety conscious and to date has not had a serious accident on a vessel under his command. He has had thousands of successful surf launches and many memorable charters with clients who are now regulars. 

James has a long list of accomplishments including being a:

- Skipper for the Sharks Board

- Scuba Instructor

- Charter Dive Boat Captain

- Charter Sport Fishing Boat Captain

For the last 17 years James has lived in Tanzania where he successfully managed and owned boating operations for international clients. He has now moved back home to Ballito, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.


"We have an incredible coastline here in KZN with an abundance of sea life. Guests are arriving on our shores to enjoy South Africa's Big 5, so my idea is simply to allow them the opportunity to add a sea adventure to their itinerary. From the Shark viewing, which is well documented on the South Coast, to all the other marine life that can been encountered, a fun ride at sea is an experience on its own. I’ve made it easy by way of a simple operation that works. Bookings can be done with the guests agent, hotel or directly with Executive Sea Safaris. It is a door to door service. I know folks have come a long way to get to KZN for a holiday or passing through to another destination and a fun trip at sea is a great opportunity. I also know when considering a sea safari, the bitterness of a disappointing experience remains long after the higher cost of our services is forgotten..."

Executive Sea Safaris acknowledges that some international guests employed in high positions in certain companies would not be able to enjoy ocean experiences in South Africa due to safety standards. Having experience in this regard, we know the requirements that need to be put in place.

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Paka Dume

Our boat

11m Tomcat Sport fisher (Modified for Safaris and Scuba Diving)

Powered by 2 x 250 HP new Outboards

Two cabins, one toilet

Spacious Main cabin with seating

Upstairs "fly-bridge" diving station with seating for easy viewing of marine life that is encountered

Easy access to and from the water via the port side Gunel or the stairs at the back of the boat

Spacious back deck with fresh water shower

The boat can go fast, if required

New required safety equipment and electronics

Full registration with the required authorities