I'm running charters from the West coast at present from the Mana Cruising Club (Marina) at Paremata
40ft Charter vessel Destiny
Boat Charter Details
47ft Charter vessel Elusivenshore 22 people Across Cook Strait 12 people
We offer full service and fishing expertise to make your trip as easy as possible.
We rig up fishing lines
Take fish off hooks
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. I am happy to tailor a plan to suit your requirements which could include albatross and dolphin watching, bbq lunch or breakfast, a swim or dive, or just full on fishing.
During the summer months there is a good chance of picking up albacore tuna.
Day trips normally start at 7am and return around 4pm.
Where we fish depends on the weather conditions on the day. We try our best to keep everyone comfortable and are happy to fish sheltered water if anyone is suffering from sea sickness. I will let you know the day before and on the day what the weather conditions are likely to be. We have an inflatable boat available for dive trips. We need to know in advance if you wish to do some diving.
Elusive - $2300 plus $40pp for tackle hire - 22 people inshore/deepwater, 12 people across Cook Strait
Destiny - $2100/day plus $40pp tackle hire - 12 people inshore/deepwater, 8 across Cook Strait
Share cost trip - $210pp plus $40pp tackle hire (10 - 15 people)
6HR TRIPS - On these trips we normally fish the inshore coastal area or the 60 -100 mtr 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. Hunters bank and Boom rock are our favourite spots on this trip if the weather and tide are good. We have time to get to better spots than the 4hr trip so there is more chance getting better fishing on these trips.
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.
47ft Elusive - $1800 plus $30pp tackle hire - 32 people enclosed water, 22 people inshore
40ft Destiny - $1600 plus $30pp tackle hire - 12 people maxium
Share cost trip - $160pp on a share cost plus $30pp tackle hire (10-15 people)
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 the 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.
Elusive - $1400 plus $20pp tackle hire - 32 people enclosed water, 22 people inshore
Destiny $1200 plus $20pp tackle hire - 12 people maxium
Share cost trip $120pp plus $20pp tackle hire (10-15 people)
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, or at our Rongotai shop.
WE PROVIDE - Expert help, bait & berley, tea & coffee, tap water, a cooking facility, filleting & bags.
YOU NEED TO BRING - warm clothing, sunglasses, sturdy shoes, food and drink (optional)
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 (refundable if weather is bad or if we can rebook the trip to another group).
DEPOSITS - use bank acc 030510 0786779 000 and put your name and trip date in the reference details.