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 (10 PPL MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $402
    price breakdown
    $402
    This shared trip is for a maximum of 10 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
    Mayor Island Reef Fishing/Drop Off
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 1
    $208
    price breakdown
    $208
    Full day reef fishing at Mayor Island with the option of dropping people off for the day or drop off and pick up on a later day.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Evening Fishing Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $194
    price breakdown
    $194
    On this trip, you will be fishing around reefs targeting a variety of species, including Snapper, Tarakihi, Kingfish, Gurnard and more. This is a shared trip where you will meet others with a passion for fishing, experience beautiful scenery in New Zealand, watch the sun go down as you catch your dinner. For the trip to run, there needs to be a minimum of eight persons. Rod and reel rental and bait is included. Bring lunch, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Tea and coffee is supplied.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $194
    price breakdown
    $194
    On this trip, you will be fishing around the reefs targeting a variety of species, including Snapper, Tarakihi, Kingfish, Gurnard and more. This is a shared trip where you will meet others with a passion for fishing, experience beautiful scenery in New Zealand and hopefully catch some fish for dinner. For the trip to run, there needs to be a minimum of eight persons. Rod and reel rental and bait is included. Bring lunch, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Tea and coffee is supplied.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Ocean Charters
Tauranga, New Zealand
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Gurnard Gurnard
John Dory John Dory

Tarakihi Tarakihi
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)
Yellowtail Amberjack 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.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.44
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Good time out
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 27, 2019
Lovely day out. Very helpful crew and a very good skipper - he definitely knows what he is doing. Unfortunately fish was not...
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VERIFIED   October 21, 2018
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