Grasp the beauty of Marsden cove at Bream Bay in Whangarei and Whangarei Heads. Audacious based at Marsden Cove, Whangarei Heads and they’ll take you to the most mesmerizing fishing spots. Whether it’s a family gathering, team building, or friendly reunion we can help.

The boat ‘Audacious’ is the crew’s pride and joy. She’s a 48’ Scott Robson, purchased in January 2017. She was out of the water for 11 months, with lots of hard work and care invested in her restoration, all so she can be on top of her game.

The boat is fast for a big boat, cruising at an average speed of 17-19 knots. Featuring a stable platform, the vessel will provide room for 7 guests during day trips, while overnight trips can accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat has a private bathroom with a shower, a fully functional kitchen, a bedroom, and a fighting chair for the most vigorous of fishing duels.

Fishing is available year round but what you’ll be catching depends on the package you choose. A multi-day trip will take you chasing Kingfish, big Snapper, Grouper, and Blue N. Captain Matt Keeton and his crew are familiar with the area, particularly the north, which includes the Bay of Islands and Tutukaka. Targeting Pink Snapper, Hapuka, and Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack) is guaranteed fun! You might also catch sight of whales and sea birds, including the Pacific’s blue penguins.

Rods, bait, and tackle cost $23 per person. Berley and ice cost $60. There are some snacks and bottled water on the boat but you should bring your own food and beverages. The boat is alcohol free so please respect this.

With an array of islands and a sheltered haven to explore, this is the perfect opportunity to relax and land that big one. Book your spot with Audacious and enjoy!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bream Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $889
    Up to 8 guests. The crew will take you to the Bream Bay or the Inner Harbour where you'll fish for Snapper, Kingfish, and many more. Bring your own food and drinks. The Audacious has a licence for alcohol, so you can buy some on board. You will be able to take your catch home up to 6 fish pp. Occasionally we will be catching and releasing to make sure there's fish to catch in the years to come. We charge $22 per set of rods, tackle, bait and ice per person for people fishing, additional to the boat price.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bream Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,502
    Fish the area from Bream Bay to the Hen and Chickens. See dolphins and whales, and catch a few fish. Up to 8 guests. You'll find a BBQ and galley on the boat, which is all-inclusive. Bring your own wine and beer (but Audacious is a licensed premise, so you can purchase alcohol on board). . We do not want people taking there daily limit but understand sometimes this will happen. We charter $22 per set of rods, tackle, bait and ice per person, additional to the boat price.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip – Bream Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $1,778
    An overnight trip for 5 pax. Depart at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Anchor in the inner harbour for BBQ and fishing. Watch the sun go down. Up early the next day for cruising and fishing in Bream Bay. If the weather gods are smiling, then out to the Hen and Chicks and sometimes beyond. Bring your own food and drink. A big day out. All gear, tackle, and ice included. Back at berth by 2.30 p.m. on Saturday. An additional $35 per person for rods, tackle, bait and ice for those fishing.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Drift Fishing
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Chris M.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bream Bay on November 14, 2023
We found Matt to be a very capable and experienced skipper. He knew the coast extremely well and took us to some very productive...
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Kirit B.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bream Bay on November 11, 2023
Fishing Booker site/middle agencies found them too commercial, all messages were blunt about Money, Tips and nothing else.Looks...
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Hugo W.
Chicopee, MA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing trip with Matt and the team!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bream Bay on February 25, 2023
Top tier experience. Huge fish, nice boat, great crew. We couldn’t recommend Matt and Audacious more highly, you won’t...
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Emily C.
New Zealand
Excellent
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bream Bay on January 20, 2023
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Hira H.
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FAQs about Audacious Charters

Audacious Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $1,450 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Bream Bay (5 hours)
  • NZ $2,450 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bream Bay (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,900 per group - 24 Hour Trip – Bream Bay (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Audacious Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Audacious Charters include:
  • Live Bait (If hunting Kingis)
  • Snacks (Chips, peanuts)
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks, coffee)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Audacious Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Great Barrier, Bay of Islands , coastal 12nm)
  • Reef Fishing

Audacious Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Audacious Charters include:
  • Gurnard
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Tarakihi

Meet the Captain

Matt Keeton
One Tree Point, New Zealand
ID & license verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since August 2018
I've been fishing from 6 years of age and became a commercial fisherman at 19 for 3 years. I returned to the sea over 15 years ago. This is my 2nd charter launch in Auckland! I love the sea and fishing on the water. I always try to ensure everyone has a great time and catches some fish. The weather has to play its part to maximize time spent on the water. We love to catch Snapper firstly but if enough time will chase Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack) also.

About this listing

Targeted species

Gurnard Gurnard
John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper

Boat specs

Scott Robson (Sportfishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar 3208 V8 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Great Barrier, Bay of Islands , coastal 12nm
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Live Bait
If hunting Kingis
Snacks
Chips, peanuts
Drinks
Water, soft drinks, coffee
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
No min. age policy; life vests supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Visa
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.