Frostbite Adventures invites you for an unforgettable fishing adventure in the one and only Bay of Plenty. Captain Darrel Frost prides himself on tailoring every trip to your individual needs, whether you’re a hardcore angler or a complete novice. Just let him know what you’d like to do on the water, and he’ll do his best to make your fishing dreams come true.

His boat is a 26’ McLay vessel that runs on a single 200 HP Yamaha engine and can reach a top speed of 25 knots. There’s plenty of room here for up to 4 people to fish comfortably, so feel free to bring your loved ones along for the ride. She’s got all the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics, so you can look forward to both a safe and productive day on the water.

Capt. Darrel’s specialty is fishing the reef structures around the Bay of Plenty for the likes of Kingfish and Snapper. Come summertime, you’ll also have a chance to after Marlin and Swordfish too! This usually involves fishing at about 12 miles away from the shore, meaning you’ll reach the fishing grounds in about an hour.

You’ll be provided with everything you might need for an exciting day on the water, including all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle. Not only that but Capt. Darrell will have the catch cleaned after the trip for your convenience. All you need to do is bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and get ready to make some memories!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $897
    This trip involves fishing at the Bay of Plenty for species that include Kingfish and Snapper. During the summer, Marlin and Swordfish are also potential targets!
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About the Captain

Darrel Frost
Papamoa, New Zealand
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since June 2018
Before entering the fishing business, Capt. Darrel Frost was in the Army. However, fishing was a part of his life for a long time, as his father worked in a local harbor. He doesn't like to brag about his own fishing accomplishments because he believes his guests should always come first. He's more than happy to share the accomplishments of his guests, so feel free to ask him whatever you'd like to know.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Kahawai Kahawai
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

McLay (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 200 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 4, 2020
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Mark S.
Christchurch, Canterbury
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Snapper & kingfish mission

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 15, 2020
Darrel is a true professional. The fishing was unfortunately slow the day of our trip, there was a fishing competition on in...
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Sheldon W.
Auckland, AUK
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A trip that’s beyond expectations

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 27, 2019
Once you have taken a trip with Darrell, you can ask for no more go nowhere else other than his boat. Never saw a captain...
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Hamilton, Waikato
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Full day fishing at Bay Of Plenty

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 17, 2019
Darrel was a great guide on our fishing trip. Darrel made everyone feel out home and made sure everybody felt included on the...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 26, 2020
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FAQs about Frostbite Adventures

Frostbite Adventures offers the following trip to customers:
  • NZ $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Frostbite Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Frostbite Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Frostbite Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Frostbite Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Frostbite Adventures include:
  • Kahawai
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack