Boat Charter Details
FULL AND HALF DAY TRIPS
Most of our day trips travel to Nicolson's Trench targeting bass, bluenose and hapuku (groper)
We look after you from start to finish and take you to the best fishing spots for the prevailing weather. Apart from the deepwater species there are good numbers of tarakihi, bluecod and gurnard around in the shallower water. Other species caught include snapper, kingfish, trevally, elephantfish, moki, trumpeter, warehou, tuna and sharks. Last season we caught alot of big kingis. They are a very strong fighting fish and often take anglers to their physical limits. Hopefully they will be back this season.
Day trips normally start at 7am and return around 4pm. When weather permits we fish the deep otherwise we stay closer to shore if its too windy. We let you know the day before and on the day what the conditions are likely to be so you can decide if you want to do that kind of fishing or not.
On 6hr trips we normally fish the inshore south coast or the 80-100 mark. Half day trips start at 7am or 1.30pm. We can go deepwater fishing on a half day but half the trip is taken up steaming out and back.
We are happy to do what you guys want to do and will forge a plan to do the kind of fishing you want to do in the allotted time frame.
THE MARLBOROUGH SOUNDS - An all weather boating and fishing paradise.
Due to the Cook Strait weather conditions we have stopped going from Wgtn with passengers to the Sounds. We can still run from Picton if required. Our target fish are hapuku (groper), bluecod, tarakihi and gurnard and we dredge scallops and sometimes dive for crays, kina and paua (weather permitting).
FISH FILLETING is all part of the service. We process and bag the catch so everyone gets a fare share
KIDS TRIPS - We run these most school holidays and other times by arrangement.
Fishing is generally done inside the harbour. The kids have an awesome time!
We try and fish places with plenty of action to keep the kids busy and reasonably calm so there is minimal chance of sickness.
We do special rates for school groups and can pickups from Wellington central and the Hutt.
HARBOUR TRIPS - These trips have become really popular over the last few years.
One reason is that we hardly ever have to cancel them. There is always a calm spot to fish in the harbour, plus there are usually plenty of fish around.
These are the common fish we catch - kahawai, redcod, tarakihi, bluecod, trevally, gurnard and elephantfish. Snapper, kingfish are better in the summer months and other species will turn up from time to time to keep things interesting.
You can BYO your own food and refreshments or we can provide them. The harbour is perfect for xmas, stag or hens parties, birthdays, client entertainment, social clubs and kids trips.
GIFT VOUCHERS - We sell gift vouchers which the recipient can redeem at their own convenience. These can be done over the phone, email or online, at one our our shops.
We also supply complimentary vouchers for school and charity groups wanting to fund-raise.
WE PROVIDE - Bait & berley, tea & coffee, tap water, toast, fruit, a BBQ and kitchen facility, filleting & bags.
You can bring your own tackle and lunch or we can provide it for an extra charge.
PRICES - tackle hire and meals are extra
To hire the boat exclusively - $2500/day Sounds trip, $2000 per day ex Wgtn, $1500 per 6hr trip, $1200 per 4 hour trip.
For individuals (share cost) - $160 (9hr), $120pp (6hr), $100 (4 hour). Share cost trips are subject to appropriate weather and getting at least 10 people.
MEALS - Breakfasts (Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns) $15pp. Morning or afternoon tea for $7.50pp. BBQ lunches (steak, sossies, chops, salad and coleslaw) at $20pp. Roast lunch or dinner at $25pp.
FISHING TACKLE - We supply all your fishing gear for $40pp day, $30pp half day, $20pp 3-4hr trip and $10pp for 3hr kids trips. We have two electric reels on board for $60pp. If you loose a hired rod/reel over the side you may be liable for replacement costs. If you are bringing your own tackle we suggest the following
For inshore fishing 10 - 16oz sinkers, 2/O to 6/O re curve hooks, 50 - 80lb trace and 30 - 50lb braid.
For deepwater fishing 30oz sinkers, 10/O - 16/O circle hooks, 150 - 300lb trace, 80lb braid. For an added advantage bring flasher rigs, long & slow jigs, soft baits, tuna/kingi trolling lures, lumo tubing and squid, flashing lights and cyloom sticks.
SEAVIEW MARINA is located by going along the Petone Esplanade (eastward) heading towards Eastbourne (right around the round about). Just as you come to the sea turn right into Port Rd and take the 2nd left (GATE 2). We are the 5th boat in on E pier (last peir on the right). There is plenty of free parking available there.
CONFIRMATION OF WEATHER and departure details are done by phone the previous day. We need the ph # of the contact person
TRIPS are always subject to getting appropriate weather conditions and a minimum of 10 people for s 'share cost' charter.
PAYMENT is due on the day of departure - cash, cheque, credit card, eftpos at shop, direct credit. We can supply invoices in advance or on the day. A 35% deposit is required to confirm a booking (only refundable if weather bad or if we can rebook the trip to another group).
For deposits us bank acc 030 0510 0786779 000 and put your name and trip date in the reference details.
You can ph your credit card details to the shop on 04 5894326. With prepaid vouchers there is a 48hr non cancellation period.