A full Day Charter accommodates up to 5 people of your choice. The day starts at 6.45am at Whitianga wharf where you will board the vessel and get acquainted with our skipper Ryan. The charter will then depart the wharf at 7am sharp. Choose your target species for the day whether it be deep water species (Bluenose/Hāpuku), Kingfish or Snapper.
With all gear, bait and ice provided all you need to bring is yourself, a warm jacket, food and beverages. The skipper will have you returned to the wharf by 4pm (unless earlier return requested). Filleting of your catch at wharf upon return will be at no extra charge.
NZ$500 each person
Single seats are available .
Final call will be made by skipper one day prior to charter taking place and customers notified via text message.
All charters are subject to weather conditions.
Yellowtail kingfish are found throughout the warm–temperate waters of the southern hemisphere. Yellowtail kingfish, also known as haku, kingi or yellowtail, is found in New Zealand from the Kermadec Islands to Banks Peninsula during the summer months. In the wild they can reach 1.7 m in length and weigh up to 56 kg. The common name “yellowtail” comes from their bright yellow fins but they also have a distinctive golden-brown stripe running from the snout to the tail. They feed mainly on small fish such as trevally, piper and garfish.
Scientific Name is Pargus Auratus. Alternative Name(s) are the New Zealand Snapper, Australasian Snapper, Silver Seabream.
Maori Name(s) are Tamure-(Adult), Karati-(Juvenile). Snapper are usually a pink, orange or reddish-brown colour on top, with a silvery-white on the bottom. They spawn in inshore areas and tend to live around reefs and rocky areas up to 200m in depth. They’re found most prominently around the North Island and the top of the South Island.
Scientific Name is Polyprion Oxygeneios. An alternative Name is Groper and the Maori Name(s) are Hāpuku, Hapuka, Whapuku. Hāpuku are grey in colour with silvery white underbellies. Juveniles generally being blue in colour. They have 10 dorsal spines running along their back, a rounded anal fin and rounded pectoral fins, and a large, powerful, square-shaped tail. Its lower jaw protrudes from the top, and their very large eyes are adapted for hunting and inhabiting low-light conditions.