Westcoast Charters - Felix

Westcoast Charters runs fishing trips from Titahi Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. These fisheries are home to fish big and small. Whether it’s Snapper, Tarakihi, Groper, Kahawai, Kingfish, Albacore Tuna, and bigger fish, here you can find it. Of course, the season and the weather dictate what you might get, but Captain Neil is a safe bet.

Neil has been fishing the local waters for three decades and he knows how and when the fish move. He will work hard to put you on fish. In his own words, ‘Sometimes it is easy, other times they are off, but we often will still get a few when others fail.’

Westcoast Charters offer a variety of packages. Depending on your schedule, skills or passion, you can opt for shorter or full day trips. If you’re coming with kids, it might be good to start with a short outing, and see how they like it.

Captain Neil will accommodate you aboard his 20’ aluminum outboard motor powered catamaran - Felix. Felix is plain but fast and functional. Up to 5 guests can come along. Felix is powered by two 90 HP Yamaha engines and can reach the speeds of up to 30 knots. The vessel is fitted with GPS and Furuno color fishfinder, features multiple rod holders, has a hard top half cabin, comfortable seating, a portable toilet, and clear deck.

You will mainly engage in bottom fishing and look for eating fish so that you can get yourself a tasty meal. Given its speed, Felix can take you around multiple hot spots and you will have more time to enjoy fishing.

If you are not so much into serious fishing, Neil can take you down the coast to combine fishing, diving, snorkeling or heading ashore on a calm day. When you come onboard, Neil will provide basic bottom fishing gear, some lures, and jigs. If you’re really into lure fishing, it’s best to bring along your own.

Pack food and refreshments, sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear convenient for the weather. You will definitely want to bring a camera. Grab your backpack and come along!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $658
    This full day trip is a good option if you want fishing with a smaller group and focusing on catching fish. Captain Neal will tell you what might give you the most success, depending on the weather. You won't always get big fish, but the captain will try if conditions are good. You should bring along sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear. Captain Neil will provide basic bottom fishing gear, some lures, and jigs. If you love lure fishing, it's best that you bring your own gear.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $461
    This trip takes you to target Snapper, Tarakihi, Cod, Kahawai, depending what's biting. Captain Neil will provide basic bottom fishing gear, some lures, and jigs. If you’re really into lure fishing, it’s best to bring along your own. Pack snacks and refreshments, and a camera. You should bring along sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $461
    If you want to spend your afternoon fishing for some nice catch, come along. This trip takes you after the likes of Snapper, Tarakihi, Cod, or Kahawai, depending what's biting. Captain Neil will provide basic bottom fishing gear, some lures, and jigs. If you’re really into lure fishing, it’s best to bring along your own. You should bring along sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear. Pack snacks and refreshments, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    This trip is a good option for families with kids. You will stay close to the shore, going around the port and its fisheries. Neil will provide basic bottom fishing gear, some lures, and jigs. If you’re really into lure fishing, it’s best to bring along your own. Pack sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear. Bring some snacks and refreshments, and a camera. The target species include Snapper, Tarakihi, Groper, Kahawai, but are subject to the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    This trip is a good option for families with kids. Spend your afternoon with your friends fishing around the port and its hot spots. Neil will provide basic bottom fishing gear, some lures, and jigs. If you’re really into lure fishing, it’s best to bring along your own. Bring some snacks and refreshments, and a camera. Pack sunblock, sunnies, a cap, and comfortable clothes and footwear. The target species include Snapper, Tarakihi, Groper, Kahawai, but are subject to the season.
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About the Captain

Neil Palfreyman
Porirua, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2014
I love the freedom of the open water, a bit like riding a bike. I became a fisherman because I love challenges and being independent, I passionately don't like captivity and some workplace cultures. I have a trades background and can turn my hand to a lot of things. I like scuba and fee-diving more than fishing but save those for my hobbies.

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Targeted Species

Cod (Blue) Cod (Blue)
Hapuka Hapuka
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Tarakihi Tarakihi
Trevally (Silver) Trevally (Silver)
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Pelin (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 90HP Yamaha Outboards engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.62
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Alice O.
Brooklyn, New York
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Neil

VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
We had an excellent morning with Neil. There were 5 of us + Neil, we all had a great time and a good amount of success - we...
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Fiona E.
Hamilton, Waikato
 5.00
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VERIFIED   December 22, 2019
very good communication with skipper leading up to day. good half day with loads of fish species.  definitely recommend
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VERIFIED   February 7, 2020
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Christine B.
Timaru, CAN
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1/2 day with Neil

VERIFIED   December 13, 2019
Great morning with Neil in Titahi bay!
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VERIFIED   December 31, 2019
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