Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II

Do you catch yourself fantasizing about being surrounded by azure waters as a big fish bites and the reel screams? A trip with Snap Fishing Ventures is no dream and it looks just like that!

Come on down to New Zealand and climb on board their 23’ Surtees fishing boat. Once aboard, Skipper Nik Key will welcome you with a big grin and all the angling advice you may need. You can bring 4 fishing buddies with you to share in this angling paradise.

Once out on the water, you’ll be the one grinning because you will go after all the top stars of the local waters. Saltwater action gets really hot when you’re targeting Kahawai, Pink Snapper, Silver Trevally, John Dory, and Gurnard. If you’re up for a challenge and want to flex your fishing muscles, you can go after Yellowtail Amberjack.

The skipper will take you up to 60 miles away from the coast, mixing up bluewater action with fishing coastal waters. You’ll be looking for mammals and birds eating baitfish to find the best fishery.

Nik will provide you with all the tackle you may need. Snap Fishing Ventures is involved in testing and refining lures for the market – they even write articles for NZ Fishing News Magazine on what they’ve discovered!

Whether you want to treat yourself to a unique experience or you’re planning a surprise for your family, booking a trip with Snap Fishing Ventures is the right move!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Spend the entire day indulging in sport fishing in the waters around Auckland. You'll go after Kahawai, Gurnard, John Dory, Trevally, Yellowtail Amberjack, Snapper, and whatever else takes the bait.
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About the Captain

Nik Key
Auckland, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
Response time 13 hours
Member since July 2016
Captain Nik has fished the stunning waters of the Hauraki Gulf since he was a kid. With over 40 years experience on the water, he is not only passionate about fishing, but also about being at one with nature on the open sea. With many years’ experience fishing the local waters all year round, Nik has a thorough understanding both of how the area fishes, and why. Nik started fishing with softbaits and metal lures in about 2004, and has never looked back. He and his team took home the inaugural prize at the first ever Berkley Gulp softbait competition in New Zealand in 2007, and were at the forefront of developing this technique in the local area. Nik takes pride in sharing his knowledge of fishing with softbaits that he gained from 12 years of intensive lure fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard Gurnard
John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Trevally (Silver) Trevally (Silver)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Surtees (Performance fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

23 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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


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:
Bank Transfer

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