Bounty Hunter Charters invites you aboard for a productive fishing trip around one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Spend a day or several fishing spots like the Little and Big Barriers Islands, Kawau Island, the Mokohinau Islands, and more, catching many of New Zealand’s top fish species.

Depending on where you visit, you will have the chance to target delicious food fish like Blue Cod and Pink Snapper, as well as hard-fighting gamefish like Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack), Tuna, and even Marlin. You can also reel in Hapuka, Kahawai, Tarakihi, and more as you explore some of the most remote and beautiful points in the gulf.

You will be spending your trip aboard a 44’ Marco Sambrallo fishing boat, originally designed as a crayfish boat in Australia. The vessel can carry up to 12 anglers on day trips, and groups of 8 on overnight charters. She is equipped with comfortable cabins, a stocked galley with a gas oven, a BBQ, and a full bathroom complete with a hot shower.

The boat is also fully-equipped for amazing sportfishing, with GPS and a 3 KW fishfinder (triple the power of what most boats have) to get you right on top of your target species. Rod, reels, and tackle are not included but can be hired for $35 a day. Quality bait (squid and pilchards) will also be supplied for an extra $195 per day.

You have the choice of day trips or multi-day adventures to all the locations Bounty Hunter Charters visits. On day trips, you are welcome to make full use of the galley and BBQ. On overnight charters, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert will be provided by local caterers Ravish Cafe.

These guys have all the details covered and will take care of the less enjoyable parts of fishing like cleaning and packing your catch. You just need to show up and enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Head into the Hauraki Gulf and catch some big tasty fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour–Great Barrier Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,382
    Great Barrier Island is one of the best spots you can fish out of Auckland. It may be 100 km away, but it's well worth the journey, with monster Snapper, Kingfish, and Tarakihi in big numbers.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour–Mokohinau Islands
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,382
    Located 21 km past Great Barrier Island to the northwest, The Mokohinau Islands (Moks) are home to Snapper and Kingfish, as well as seasonal visitors like Hapuka, Tuna, and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    2 Day–Great Barrier Island (MAX 8)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,382
    Great Barrier Island is one of Aaron's favorite places to fish. The area is home to a huge variety of species including Snapper, Kingfish, Tarakihi, and more. Make the 100 km journey and you will not be disappointed.
  • Private trip
    2 Day–Mokohinau Islands (MAX 8)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,382
    Venture out to the Mokohinau Islands (Moks), 21 km northwest of Great Barrier Island, to fish for big Snapper, Kingfish, Hapuka, Tuna, and Marlin, depending on the time of year.
  • Private trip
    2 Day–Kawau Island (MAX 8)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,310
    Head out to Kawau Island, 45 km north of Auckland, to fish for Kingfish, Snapper, and a variety of other species on this extended, two-day trip. Where you fish around the island depends on the time of year, with the inner gulf producing the best catches in November and December.
  • Private trip
    2 Day–Little Barrier Island (MAX 8)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,310
    The waters around Little Barrier Island are home to a huge mix of species, from Snapper and Blue Cod to Kingfish, Hapuka, Tarakihi, and more. This trip will give you plenty of time to catch them all!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour–Kawau Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,237
    Spend the day fishing for large Snapper and Kingfish in the crystal clear waters around Kawau Island, 45 km north of Auckland. Sticking inside the inner gulf is generally better and more productive during November and December.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour–Little Barrier Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,237
    Little Barrier Island is one of the most productive spots in the Hauraki Gulf. The island is New Zealand’s first nature reserve, home to a range of rare species and many different types of fish. On this trip, you can target big Snapper, Kingfish, Tarakihi, Blue Cod, Hapuka, and so much more.
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About the Captain

Aaron Covacich
Ti Point, New Zealand
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Skipper Aaron Covacich has been running charters for well over two decades and is known throughout the country for his deep understanding and knowledge of the many fishing spots in the Hauraki Gulf region. His extensive experience and great people skills have earned him several TV appearances and the chance to fish with a huge variety of people, from local Aucklanders to the All Blacks. He will do what it takes to give you a great fishing trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod (Blue) Cod (Blue)
Hapuka Hapuka
Kahawai Kahawai
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Marco Sambrallo 19 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1987. Powered by a 400HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   10 Hour–Kawau Island on May 11, 2018
Aaron meet us at Ti Point wharf and was bang in time. The Bounty Hunter is an ex cray fishing boat with plenty of room and...
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Terence C.
Auckland, Auckland
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VERIFIED   10 Hour–Little Barrier Island on December 21, 2018
What to say this was one of the best charters i been on the skipper put as rite on the fish an big ones two had booked for...
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Corban M.
Auckland, Auckland
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VERIFIED   10 Hour–Little Barrier Island on September 29, 2018
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FAQs about Bounty Hunter Charters

Bounty Hunter Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $1,700 per group - 10 Hour–Kawau Island (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,700 per group - 10 Hour–Little Barrier Island (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,800 per day per group - 2 Day–Kawau Island (MAX 8) (2 days)
  • NZ $1,800 per day per group - 2 Day–Little Barrier Island (MAX 8) (2 days)
  • NZ $1,900 per group - 10 Hour–Great Barrier Island (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,900 per group - 10 Hour–Mokohinau Islands (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,900 per day per group - 2 Day–Great Barrier Island (MAX 8) (2 days)
  • NZ $1,900 per day per group - 2 Day–Mokohinau Islands (MAX 8) (2 days)

When you book a trip with Bounty Hunter Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (3-kilowatt fishfinder (triple the usual size))
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bounty Hunter Charters include:
  • Drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Fishing License

Bounty Hunter Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bounty Hunter Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bounty Hunter Charters include:
  • Cod (Blue)
  • Hapuka
  • Kahawai
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack