Blue Ocean Charters - Ratahi (Shared)

Te Awanui Drive
Tauranga, New Zealand

If you are spending your vacation in New Zealand and want to connect with its wonderful waters, you have found the right place. Join Blue Ocean Charters aboard their fantastic vessel which the longest fishing tradition in Tauranga. She is perfect for shared charters, where everyone is welcome to make a great catch possible.

The ‘Ratahi’ is a stable 46’ saltwater fishing boat, custom-built in 1938. She has been putting people on fish for many decades and continues to do so now, being fully overhauled. The Ratahi is regularly maintained with care by her professional crew and is powered by a 90 HP Detroit engine.

Aboard the Ratahi, you will be able to explore the inshore reefs, where you will be targeting Gurnard, John Dory, Snapper, Kingfish, and so much more. The boat’s navigational and fishfinding electronics will build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding.

Enjoy the boat’s charm and share your fish stories with anglers from all over the world. Bring your lucky rod or rent it from the crew. Feel free to bring bags for your catch and any other equipment you might need. You will also need sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the action. There will be tea and coffee on board but your own food and drinks are more than welcome.

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  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip—Inshore Reef (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 30 Apr
    US$ 66
    per person
    On this full day trip, you will be checking out what fishing is like around the inshore reefs, with a chance to catch Gurnard, Snapper, Kingfish, John Dory, and more. 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. Pack some bags for the fish and old towels if you want to sit and relax a bit. Novice anglers are going to love it!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)

Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Golden)
Trevally (Silver)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Custom-Built Boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1938, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 90HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

46 ft
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes



FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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 Charter Operator

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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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