Ultimate Charters – MV Koru

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 25 people to fish at the same time, while up to 48 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 Snapper, and much more. 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
    8 Hour Trip – Saturday
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Sep (Sat)
    $1,827
    up to 20 persons
    + $27
    each additional person
    This 8 hour trip will give you the chance to enjoy fishing around the many beautiful Islands. You'll target mainly Snapper, but there are a variety of other species around, and you may even see pods of dolphins, Whales and Orcas swimming alongside you. Rods are available to hire at $25 plus GST per person, bait is $20 plus GST per person, catering is $37 plus GST per person and an extra deckhand is $25 plus GST per hour. BBQ hire is $50 plus GST and BYO alcohol fee of $10 plus GST per person.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Saturday
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat)
    $1,408
    up to 20 persons
    + $27
    each additional person
    This is a great way to enjoy the fishing and sights of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf with friends and family. Six hours is plenty of time to get out around the many beautiful Islands. Rods are available to hire at $25 plus GST per person, bait is $20 plus GST per person, catering is $37 plus GST per person, and, if required, an extra deckhand is $25 plus GST per hour. BBQ hire is $50 plus GST, and bring your own alcohol for $10 plus GST p/p.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Friday/Sunday
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sun)
    $1,332
    up to 20 persons
    + $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. Six hours is plenty of time to get out around the many beautiful Islands. Rods are available to hire at $25 plus GST per person, bait is $20 plus GST per person, catering is $37 plus GST per person, and an extra deckhand, if required, is $25 plus GST per hour. BBQ hire is $50 plus GST, and bring your own alcohol for $10 plus GST p/p.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Monday to Thursday
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,218
    up to 20 persons
    + $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. Six hours is plenty of time to get out around the many beautiful Islands. Rods are available to hire at $25 plus GST per person, bait is $20 plus GST per person, catering is $37 plus GST per person, and an extra deckhand, if required, is $25 plus GST per hour. BBQ hire is $50 plus GST, and bring your own alcohol for $10 plus GST p/p.
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About the Charter Operator

Ultimate Charters
Auckland, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 26 hours
Member since October 2014
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.

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, with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots.

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.80
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Colin M.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Evening trip with skipper Mike

VERIFIED   February 9, 2019
Great trip again. Not many fish this time around but you can’t help that. A lot of undersize throw backs. Mike is an...
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David T.
New Zealand
 4.67
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 17, 2017
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Scott T.
Auckland, Auckland
 4.00
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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 M.
Auckland, Auckland
 4.00
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Sunday Sesh

VERIFIED   May 6, 2016
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Shalvin N.
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 1.33
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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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