Target Charters

(7) In high demand!
3 Puketutu Dr
Haruru, New Zealand

Target Charters offers action packed trips around lucrative fisheries of the Bay of Islands, NZ. These waters are known around the world for Marlin. Striped, Black, and Blue―their season runs from late December until May, but peaks from February through April. Yet, that’s not all. Snapper and Kingfish can be readily caught here.

Target Charters has a seasoned captain and professional crew to help you land your dream catch. They know the local waters, and will prepare for the trip, to select the best lures, lines, and tackle.

You will join the crew onboard their John Wade offshore sport fishing boat. She is powered by a 315 HP Cummins engine, and can cruise at the speeds of up to 22 knots. The boat can take up to eight anglers. She is rigged with marine electronics, has a cosy sheltered cabin with lounge seating. There is also a fully private onboard marine toilet. Anglers will find AC, a galley, live bait well, outriggers, and a fighting chair. You get it―this is a boat fit to fish for big game!

Once onboard, the crew will supply you with rods, reels, and tackle. They will also get the lures and live bait, depending on your target. The fishing license is included in the trip.

You will want to bring a camera, sunblock, sunglasses, a cap. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear, as you will need to be able to move easily the action starts. Pack food and drinks. Kids are welcome onboard. If prone to seasickness, it might be a good idea to consider taking medications beforehand.

When you’re ready to go, come go after that fish!

Target Charters offers action packed trips around lucrative fisheries of the Bay of Islands, NZ. These waters are known around the world for Marlin. Striped, Black, and Blue―their season runs from late December until May, but peaks from February th


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  • Full Day Trip - Marlin Fishing
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1112 private charter
  • US$ 973 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 173 per person, 4 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip (PM) - Snapper
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 76 per person, 4 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip (AM) - Snapper
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 76 per person, 4 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

John Wade design (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by a 315HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (Striped)
 
Snapper (Pink)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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: Bank Transfer.

About the Charter Operator

Ross Taylor
Haruru, New Zealand
Member since December 2014
Having had a love of fishing for over 40 years, and owning my own aluminum boat, I came across an opportunity to buy a charter boat. So, with a life style change and relocating to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, my wife and I bought Target Charters about 7 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 93%

Customer Reviews

4.57 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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We felt sad when it finished, we were leaving two new found friends, the charter was a joy, the two staff could not have been any better, I highly recommend Target Charters.

Fished March 20, 2017
Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 27, 2017

Hi Shane

Many thanks for taking the time to do a review.  Was great to have you on board to enjoy your fishing experience in the beautiful Bay of Islands and make new friends along the way.

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Great first time experience. Although we didn’t catch many fish. We went 3 different spots with different Deapth; but not a lot of success. Captain Ross and Alex were great. We had fun.

Fished March 19, 2017
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Fished December 13, 2016
Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 14, 2016

Thanks for review Joe, hope you enjoyed your afternoon fishing

Cheers
Target Charters

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