I'm running charters from the west coast at present from Mana Cruising Club (Marina) but may have the option to run from Seaview and Mana from December 2019 onwards
Boat Charter Details
We offer full service and fishing expertise to make your trip as easy as possible.
We rig up the fishing lines
take fish off hooks and despatch them humanely into saltice slurrey (to keep them as fresh)
fillet the catch and bag it up
look after you from start to finish and take you to the best fishing spots for the prevailing weather.
FULL DAY TRIPS - Most of our day trips travel out wide to target hapuku (groper) on the turn of tide as well as inshore fishing for snapper, kingfish, trevallly, gurnard, bluecod, tarakihi and various other species.
During the summer months there is a good chance of picking up albacore tuna as well.
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.
We can take up to 20 people on board but usually fish 6-8 in the deepwater or 12-15 while at anchor.
Price - $2300 for the whole boat exclusively plus $40pp for tackle hire. Its $190pp on share cost trips plus $40pp tackle hire. We need 10 people for a share cost trip to go ahead with a maximum or 12.
We currently have a cheaper option on the 40ft charter vessel 'DESTINY' which can take up to 12 people but is comfortable with 8-10. Cost is $2100/day plus tackle hire
6HR TRIPS - On these trips we normally fish the inshore coastal area or the 60-100 mark if its not too windy or swelly. Trips normally start at 7am or 1pm but can start at 8 or 9am during offpeak times.
Snapper and kingfish are prime targets on this trip but can we also catch bluecod, tarakihi, warehou, trevally, gurnard, trumpeter, john dory and other species.
We can go deepwater fishing on a 6hr trip but we recommend the full day option for that kind of fishing.
We can take up to 20 people but can only fish 12-15 people at a time.
Price - $1800 for the boat plus $30pp tackle hire or $150pp on a share cost plus $30pp tackle hire. 10-15 people on board share cost trips.
Cheaper option on 40ft Destiny - $1600 plus tackle hire
4HR SHELTERED WATER TRIPS - These trips have become really popular over the last few years. One reason is that we hardly ever have to cancel them, usually we catch plenty of fish and there is always a calm spot to fish inside Mana Island and then everyones happy if its a 'bit lumpy' out wide. We often fish Pukerua bay in the north or south of Mana down towards Boom rock.
These are the common fish we catch - snapper, tarakihi, bluecod, trevally, gurnard and kahawai with kingfish, warehou & blue mackerel and other species turning up from time to time to keep things interesting.
These trips are prefect for christmas parties, stag or hens parties, birthdays, client entertainment, social clubs and kids trips.
We can take up to 20 people on board but only fish 12 to 15 people at a time. On share cost trips we normally have 10 to 15 people on board
Price - $1400 for the boat plus $20pp tackle hire or $120pp on a share cost trip plus $20pp tackle hire
cheaper option on 40ft Destiny $1200 plus tackle hire
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 PROVIDE - Bait & berley, tea & coffee, tap water, a BBQ and kitchen facility, filleting & bags.
YOU NEED TO BRING - warm clothing, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, food and drink (optional)
Breakfasts (Bacon, eggs and hashbrowns) $15pp
Morning or afternoon tea for $7.50pp
BBQ lunch or dinner (steak, sossies, chops, salad and coleslaw) $20pp.
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.
THE CATCH - It's our policy on share cost trips to split the catch evenly with everyone on board. On a group booking you can split the catch any way you like
MANA CRUISING CLUB - Is located by travelling north on state highway 1 until Paremata then turning left into Ngatitoa Domain just before BP mana. Turn left into Pascoe Avenue and left into the Marina.
CONFIRMATION OF WEATHER - Is done by phone or text the previous day. We need the ph # of the contact person. If you havnt heard from me by 7pm the night before please ring me on 0274439750
PAYMENT - Is due on the day of departure - cash, credit card, eftpos at shop, bank transfer. We can supply invoices in advance or on the day. A 35% deposit is required to confirm a booking (only refundable if weather is bad or if we can rebook the trip to another group).
For deposits use bank acc 030510 0786779 000 and put your name and trip date in the reference details.
You can also phone your credit card details to the shop on 04 9390498 or use the buy fishing products section of this website
With prepaid vouchers there is a 48hr non cancellation period from booking.