Ultimate Charters – MV Koru

31 Westhaven Dr
Auckland, New Zealand

Ultimate Charters’ aim is to do just what they say on the tin: give you the ultimate experience on the water. Based in the popular St Mary’s Bay in the heart of Auckland, their team of skippers, deckhands, and administrative staff are all on hand to make your time with them as good as it possibly can be.

The MV Koru is their largest fishing vessel. Perfect for groups and special occasions, it features ample space for fishing and entertaining, as well as excellent catering facilities and a huge barbeque. Fishing can work up an appetite, and this boat has that covered.

The lower part of the boat is lined with benches, giving you plenty of room to relax as you wait for the fish to bite–and then to fight it and bring it in once it does! Upstairs, there’s an open viewing space, where you can spot dolphins, whales, and a huge variety of fish ranging from Kingfish to Marlin.

This enormous walk around vessel has space for up to 28 people to fish at the same time, while up to 45 people can come aboard to enjoy the ride. This makes her excellent for parties as well as corporate functions. With 2 toilets on board as well as a drinking fountain, this is a comfortable setting for trips of any length.

This doesn’t mean the MV Koru isn’t a serious fishing boat, too. Taking her out for a day will get you hooked up on Kingfish, Snapper, and much more, while multi-day excursions will give you a chance to catch an even greater variety of species. Look forward to a stable and reliable ride in the Hauraki Gulf as you cast your line under the expert guidance of the crew.

Whether you’re organising a function or just want to go fishing with a large group of friends, this boat has you covered. Let Ultimate Charters organise the perfect trip for you!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Fishing Excursion
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 2001
    up to 20 persons / day
    + US$ 27
    each additional person / day
    Head out to some remote fishing areas and enjoy all the comforts of a large vessel. Multi-Day trips are flexible in terms of itinerary and are a great way to spend time with family and friends. These trips are where big fish are caught and memories made! Rods are available to hire at $25 per person, bait at $17, catering at $30 per person, and you can also rent a BBQ at $50. You can also enlist the help of a deckhand at $20 per hour.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Snapper & Kingfish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US$ 1726
    up to 20 persons
    + US$ 27
    each additional person
    This full day trip will give you the chance to enjoy good fishing around the many beautiful Islands. As well as catching Kingfish and Snapper, you'll target a variety of other species, and you may even get to spot pods of dolphins, Whales and Orcas swimming alongside you. Gear is not included, but can be supplied at $25 per person for rods and $20 for bait. You can also hire a BBQ at $50, enjoy catering at $35 per person, and get an extra deckhand to help you fish and fillet your catch at $25 per hour.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat)
    US$ 1452
    up to 20 persons
    + US$ 27
    each additional person
    This is a great way to get out with friends and family to enjoy the fishing and sights of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. We get good fishing in 6 hours and get out around the many beautiful Islands. On the trip, we're often joined by pods of dolphins, Whales and Orcas. Rods are available to hire at $25 per person, with bait at $20 per person, catering at $35 per person, and a deckhand at $25 per hour.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 1255
    up to 20 persons
    + US$ 27
    each additional person
    If you're a fan of Kingfish, this is the trip for you. You'll be heading out to the best Yellowtail spots, where you'll be given expert instruction on how to catch the big ones. Optional Extras - Rod Hires - $25 Bait - $20 BBQ Hire - $50 Catering - $35 per person Salt Ice F.O.C
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Salmon (Australian)
Snapper (Pink)

Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Salthouse (Commercial) originally built in 1977. Powered by a 300HP Detroit engine.

Length
56 ft
Capacity
45 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Policies

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

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
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Ultimate Charters
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since October 2014
6
The crew at Ultimate Charters have over 45 years of combined fishing experience and their aim is to share this with you. They pride themselves on delivering a great experience to their guests by offering them a variety of fishing boats and experiences, ranging from day trips in the harbour to overnight expeditions in the Gulf. As well as being at the top of their game when it comes to fishing, the team is also known for their friendliness and willingness to go the extra mile for their guests.
Response time: 25 hours
Response rate: 60%

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3.50
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75%
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Satisfied with the boat
67%
Catch intended fish
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David Tang
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 4.67
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 17, 2017
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Scott Thomson
Auckland, Auckland
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 4, 2017
Majority of party have never fished before, and very limited experience on a boat, skipper kept with in the harbour, most of...
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Ken Mackenzie
Auckland, Auckland
 4.00
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Sunday Sesh

VERIFIED   May 6, 2016
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Shalvin Narayan
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8 hour trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   July 15, 2017
As a charter u would expect them to know where the fish are and have some spots despite the weather or season we changed spots...
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