Target Charters

3 Puketutu Dr
Haruru, New Zealand

Fishing in the Bay of Islands is unique. Every day is different. The Bay of Islands is world famous for Snapper, Kingfish and Marlin. 

On the journey of catching the big one, you may encounter, penquins, dolphins and whales.   There are approximately 141 islands in the bay and you will get to venture between some of those with amazing scenery and history.

On a good day when weather conditions permit you can experience the Hole in the Rock drive through, just breathtaking.

School fish feeding on the surface on a hot summers day is just amazing.  Target Charters want to give you the best possible experience on the water, they are committed to service.  We are focused on giving you the best day we can possibly give you.

We want you to come back.

Fishing in the Bay of Islands is unique. Every day is different. The Bay of Islands is world famous for Snapper, Kingfish and Marlin. 

On the journey of catching the big one, you may encounter, penquins, dolphins and whales.   There are


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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 captain 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 aluminium 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: 12 hours
Response rate: 89%

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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