Target Charters

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

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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.

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

Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Red)
Yellowtail Amberjack

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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

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 Company

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: 30 hours
Response rate: 74%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Captain Trent was very serious about finding fish for us and both he and Shane where very helpfull and knowledgable. The experience was first class and we did catch some fish! Lots of kingfishes, the biggest was 44pounds 130cm, whst a fight!
I recommend Target Charters you won’t regret it!

Jean-michel Davignon • Fished Jan 11, 2016
Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 17, 2016

Thank you Jean-michel for the review of your day out on Target Charters So good to know you had a great experience fishing in the Bay of Islands.  Yes those Kingis are a great fighting fish and good fun.
That’s great Trent and Shane gave you the best day on the water.

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We had a nice family fishing trip in Bay of islands, nice fishing and beautiful views. We went thru hole in rock ! We catch several kingfish’s and snappers.

Anssi Mäkiranta • Fished Jan 04, 2016
Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 13, 2016

Thanks Anssi, so glad you were able to experience the beautiful Bay of Islands and enjoy your day on the water,and catch some of the Bays Snapper and Kingfish.  We appreciate your review, Target Charters

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We had to postpone our trip due to bad weather but it finally lifted and we went out on Sunday, 9/08/2015. Skipper and crew were great and we were onto snapper straight away. The fish were plentiful but mostly just under size. Tried several spots but the hungry little buggers were everywhere. Lots of fun and continuous action.  We took home two good eating size snapper which was all we could handle as we were at the end of our trip. Good boat, great crew. Good communication, as we had to reschedule due to bad weather. Would take this charter again if I get back to Paihia (maybe later in the year when the big snapper are on the chew).

Ray Rogers • Fished Aug 04, 2015
Ross Taylor (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 17, 2015

Hi Ray

So glad you enjoyed your day especially after having to wait for weather to behave.  Yes the Skipper said the fish were plentiful but on the small side but at least you had some fun and got some keepers to sample. If you ever get the opportunity to come back we would love to take you out again, the snapper come in to sporn November/December so that would be a great time to do another Snapper Charter

Ross and Frances Taylor
Target Charters

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  • 3 Puketutu Dr, Haruru
    0204, New Zealand