• Book the whole boat for you and your mates, and customise your own epic 8 hour fishing trip. Snapper, kingfish, big game, or a combination of fishing, sightseeing and island stops… It’s entirely up to you when you book a full day custom charter in the Bay of Islands with us. Our Surtees 650 Gamefisher is the perfect platform for any type of fishing trip, whether you’re chasing your first marlin, or enjoying a day out with the family. We take small groups of a maximum of 4 people, giving you the best possible chance to catch the big one. Kitted out with the latest Furuno electronics and top quality Shimano gear, plus an electric flush toilet, our boat may be compact but it’s extremely well equipped. A full day custom charter is a great option for families, corporate functions and private parties. Whatever your dream fishing adventure in the Bay of Islands - we can make it a reality. Cost: $1,200 Private Charter for up to 4 people Duration: 8 hours Departure: 7am from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi Packed lunch and drinks available on request
  • An action-packed 4 hour fishing trip targeting New Zealand’s most popular table fish. Perfect for families and groups of up to 4 people, the ‘Snapper Slayer’ trip - as we like to call it - is all about chasing those big bottom dwellers that the Bay of Islands is famous for. Whether you’re a novice angler or a seasoned snapper slayer yourself, we’ll customise your snapper fishing charter to your requirements with a range of tackle options and expert tuition. While we focus on catching snapper, there’s plenty of other species lurking in the same spots, including the fun-to-catch kahawai, delicious john dory and tasty trevally. Keep an eye out for dolphins, whales and other marine life along the way, as you experience the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands. With daily morning and afternoon departures from Paihia or Russell, the Snapper Slayer fishing charter is guaranteed fun for all ages and abilities. Book now and you could come home with dinner, or catch the snapper of a lifetime - or both! Cost: $600 Private Charter for up to 4 people Duration: 4 hours Departure: Morning or afternoon from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi
  • A 6 hour fishing charter where hard-fighting kingfish and trophy snapper are our game. Book your Bay of Islands fishing charter and experience some of the finest saltwater fishing New Zealand has to offer. With a maximum group size of 4 people, you’re guaranteed the best chance of catching the revered kingfish, or a big trophy snapper. We’ll start by departing early to catch jack mackerel and other live baits, and then head out to the deeper reefs or huge bait schools in the middle grounds in search of our target species. With top quality Shimano gear and expert tuition if you need it, there’s nothing to stop you from catching the fish of a lifetime. Can you handle the fast and furious Bay of Islands kingfish? Book now and find out! Cost: $900 Private charter, up to 4 people Also available as a Shared Charter (max 4, min. 2 people) $275pp - Contact Us to book a Shared Charter Duration: 6 hours Departure: 7am from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi Bring lunch and a jacket
  • Don’t like sharing? Book the boat to yourself for a 6 hour personalised fishing adventure. Get the VIP treatment with a customised fishing adventure for one. This fully personalised fishing charter is all about making your dream fishing adventure a reality. Whether you’re going for a personal best snapper or kingfish, trying a new technique like jigging or softbaiting, or you’ve got your mind set on an IGFA light tackle record, it’s all possible on the VIP fishing adventure. Tell us what you want to do and your experienced Skipper Derek will pull out all the stops to make it happen. Let us guide you on an unforgettable journey fishing in some of the most scenic areas in the Bay of Islands - the ‘Angler’s Eldorado’. Cost: Seasonal Special Price! $550 Private Charter for 1 person Add a fishing buddy for $100 (max. 2 people fishing) Duration: 6 hours Departure: Whenever you’re ready from Paihia, Russell or Waitangi *does not include Big Game fishing