Ultimate Charters - Blue Water

31 Westhaven Dr
Auckland, New Zealand

Specialising in high-speed longer range charters.

We target the spectacular *Sardine runs in Auckland Hauraki Gulf. We fish both the East coast and West coast for Snapper, Kingfish, Marlin, Tuna, Grouper and Hapuka.

The Sardine or Pilchard run workups include 100s of Gannets, Dolphins, Sharks, Snapper, Kingfish, and the odd huge Brydes Whale. This is a site to behold and nature at it’s most spectacular along with fishing at it’s best with everyone on board often hooked up at once.

Seasons:
Late December to May/June (Summer to Autumn)
Marlin - 
There is often a congregation of Marlin during May/June that sees the best fishing of the year.
Blue Striped and Black Marlin are all common in NZ with Striped marlin making up the majority of the Marlin caught. The average Blue Marlin in NZ weighs around 190KG with Striped Marlin averaging 90kg and Black Marlin averaging 180KG.
Grander Blue and Black Marlin are caught during most seasons with many more lost.
When the Marlin are here the Tuna are also here.
Kingfish and Snapper - During this time, the Kingfish congregate around reefs and the Snapper come in shallow over the foul and up the harbours. Gannet, Dolphins and whale workups are less common when fishing for Kingfish and Snapper but the actual fishing can be fantastic as the fish crowd into shallow areas to spawn

May to September (Winter)
Workups start again around April and go right through to September. The metabolism is down on most fish and bite times are often shorter but when they are on there can be some spectacular fishing for Snapper and Kingfish.
Marlin is rare after mid-June.
Big Albacore Tuna are an option.

September to December (Spring to Early Summer)
The workup fishing improves and peaks from October to November but can be fantastic right throughout this time. 


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multi Day, Long Range Adventure
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1210
    up to 7 persons / day
    Hauraki Gulf longer range charter Target Species - Many bottom dwelling reef species including large grouper, Big Yellowtail Kingfish and numerous Tuna species and Marlin (mainly striped marlin but sometimes blue and black can be caught) when in season. All gear and bait is additional if required. The pricing is below. Rods and tackle $28NZD per person Bait $23NZD per person Ice is provided free Accommodation at Great Barrier is from $70NZD per person. Food is additional and tailored to requirements.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Charter.
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1173
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Hauraki Gulf longer range charter Gives you more time on the water and access to further fishy spots. Target Species - Big Snapper and XOS Kingfish, many other species caught. All gear and bait is additional if required. The pricing is below. Rods and tackle $28NZD per person Bait $23NZD per person Ice is provided free of charge
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon Charter
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 946
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Hauraki Gulf longer range charter Gets the awesome duck time fishing which is very productive. Target Species - Big Snapper and XOS Kingfish, many other species caught. All gear and bait is additional if required. The pricing is below. Rods and tackle $28NZD per person Bait $23NZD per person Ice is provided free of charge
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Morning Charter
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 946
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Hauraki Gulf longer range charter Target Species - Big Snapper and XOS Kingfish, many other species caught. All gear and bait is additional if required. The pricing is below. Rods and tackle $28NZD per person Bait $23NZD per person Ice is provided free of charge
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard
Hapuka
John Dory
Kahawai

Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Red)
Trevally (Bluefin)
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Rayglass (Performance fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 315HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Capt. Danny
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since October 2014
5
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Chris was an enjoyable and very professional skipper that new how to find the action
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip

Fished April 14, 2017
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