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’ Haines Hunter 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,189
    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.

FAQs about Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II

Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II offers the following trip to customers:
  • NZ $2,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Stereo
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Snap Fishing Ventures – Sports II include:
  • Gurnard
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Silver)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Nik Key
Auckland, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
1 Customer reviews
Response time 5 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) Pink Snapper

Boat specs

Surtees (Runabout) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Stereo
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Minimum age is 12, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Certain fish not released in over 15m

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Incredible Day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 21, 2024
We had an incredible time on our fishing trip. Nik took us all over and found great spots to fish and to see New Zealand nature...
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