Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared)

With Blue Ocean Charters, you will be able to spend your day exploring the waters aboard one of the biggest vessels in New Zealand. With great action all year round, a dynamic crew, and productive grounds, you will be able to fish these waters as they were meant to be fished. Shared charters have never been as interesting!

Your boat for the day will be the ‘Te Kuia,’ a spacious 50’ vessel. She is a perfect shared charter with enough fishing space for up to 30 passengers. She features ample seating area, a galley, a restroom, a spacious back cabin, and quality gear and tackle for you to rent. The Te Kuia comes powered by a 200 HP Detroit engine and is rigged with modern electronics.

Your day out on the water will see you fishing with a team of local anglers. All of them have been mastering these waters for decades and know the best fishing grounds around. The crew will put you on Hapuka that can be found in Mayor Island and a variety of reef fish, such as Kingfish, Snapper, and Gurnard.

Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a camera to capture these moments. Don’t hesitate to bring your own fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackle. The crew will also be able to rent any necessary equipment out for you. You can also feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Tea and coffee will be served on board.

There is a minimum number of people for shared trips to run, so your trip might not take place in case of insufficient number of anglers

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    23 Hour Trip—Hapuka (Shared) 20 PAX
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    per person / day
    8 persons minimum
    This shared trip is for a maximum of 20 anglers. You will be fishing with other anglers onboard, from 6 pm to 5 pm the next day. Your destination is the famed Mayor Island where you can explore rich fisheries and fish for Hapuka and Bluenose around Tuhua, Mayor Island. You can either bring your own gear or rent it onboard. The standard tackle is NZD 50 and electric reels NZD 100. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. There must be a minimum of eight anglers to run the trip.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    per person
    8 persons minimum
    On this full day trip, you will be fishing around the reefs where you can catch a variety of species, including Gurnard, Snapper, Kingfish, and more. It's a good starting point for less experience anglers and families. You will be fishing with other anglers. For the trip to run, there needs to be a minimum of eight persons. Rod and reel rentals is 20-25 NZD per person. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. It's going to be fun!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
John Dory
Seabass (Giant)

Trevally (Golden)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Lilley (Classic) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

50 ft
30 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

First Mate


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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

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

About the Captain

Blue Ocean Charters
Tauranga, New Zealand
Member since September 2017
Our company has been in operation since 1988. We have two large vessels that offer a safe and roomy platform for fishing. We operate in one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand, the Bay of Plenty where the fishing has to be experienced to be believed!
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Rory M.
Cambridge, WKO

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VERIFIED   October 21, 2018
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