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
    6 Hour Evening Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 20
    $126
    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. Fishing gear is NZD 30 and bait is NZD 10. Bring lunch, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Tea and coffee is supplied.
  • Shared trip
    7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $126
    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. Fishing gear is NZD 30 and bait is NZD 10. Bring lunch, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Tea and coffee is supplied.
  • Shared trip
    Mayor Island Reef Fishing/Drop Off
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 5
    $151
    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
    23 Hour Trip—Hapuka (10 PPL MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    23 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $359
    This shared trip is for a maximum of 10 anglers. You will be fishing with other anglers onboard, from 5 pm to 4 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. You can either bring your own gear or rent it onboard. The standard tackle is NZD 55, electric reels NZD 75, and bait is 25 NZD. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. There must be a minimum of eight anglers to run the trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Ocean Charters
Tauranga, New Zealand
29 Customer reviews
Response time 10 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) Great Barracuda
Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Gurnard Gurnard
John Dory John Dory

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
22 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Local reefs
Nearshore Fishing
Mid grounds, about 10 miles out
Offshore Fishing
Around Mayor Island
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Drinks
Tea and Coffee
First Mate
Deckhands are volunteers

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days 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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Great Trip!
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Day trip
+7
Angler Rating
14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Nathan G.
Bedford, NH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   Mayor Island Reef Fishing/Drop Off on January 10, 2022
We had a great experience fishing as well as touring with the Captain and the crew. We caught a lot of fish and the skipper...
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Rupinder K.
Te Puke, New Zealand
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared) on December 28, 2021
great first charter fishing trip for our family, captain and the team were knowledgeable and helpful, ensured everyone on the...
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Marc V. T.
West Palm Beach, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Scotty and Johno

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared) on January 6, 2022
had a great time on the boat. kept fishing untill we found some fish. mean time
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Andrew R.
New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Reef fishing day trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared) on March 15, 2021
Awesome day out with one of my Grandson’s for his birthday. Fish were hiding out but got enough for a family feed....
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Sela M.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared) on April 2, 2021
Had an awesome time on this boat. Very spacious and the crew was very helpful! Would highly recommend and will definitely do...
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FAQs about Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared)

Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared) offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $100 per person - 6 Hour Evening Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • NZ $100 per person - 7 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared) (6 hours)
  • NZ $120 per person - Mayor Island Reef Fishing/Drop Off (11 hours)
  • NZ $285 per person - 23 Hour Trip—Hapuka (10 PPL MAX) (23 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared) include:
  • Drinks (Tea and Coffee)
  • First Mate (Deckhands are volunteers)

Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared) offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Local reefs)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Mid grounds, about 10 miles out)
  • Offshore Fishing (Around Mayor Island)
  • Reef Fishing

Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia (Shared) include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluenose Warehou
  • Gurnard
  • John Dory
  • Tarakihi
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack