Warfish Marine Charters

Discover the delights of the Coromandel Peninsula with Warfish Marine Charters and get your fish on. Famed for its winding waterways and stunning beaches, Whitianga is the ideal place to start a Pacific Ocean voyage. You can hit the productive reefs or head offshore to target a range of huge, breathtaking, and delicious fish.

These waters really have it all, and you’ll get to experience it with an experienced team. With over 35 years of fishing experience, the team was assembled in 2003 with the aim of providing personalized, exciting fishing trips. To this day, each trip is unique, and your captain will do anything to help you land some monster fish.

You’ll fish aboard the largest boat of the Warfish Marine fleet – the “Ika Nui.” A 7.3 m Sportscraft aluminium fishing boat, she possesses everything you need to traverse and fish the nearshore and offshore waters. She comes fitted with a full toilet and bed for your comfort, while you’ll have plenty of space for up to 6 people to sit, stand, and fish throughout the day.

Thanks to the onboard outriggers and downriggers, along with a live bait well, you’re all set for a productive day on the water. You can troll the open seas or bottom fish the reefs with a range of live bait and artificial lures, as you go after some incredible fish.

Offshore trips will see you battle it out against impressive species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Kingfish, Bluenose, and Hapuka. While nearshore, you can target Snappers and Trevallies. These incredible fish will provide for an exhilarating time on the water, as well as a well-deserved treat at the end of the day, so make the most of it!

Trips are priced on a per person basis, but groups of 1 or 2 are welcome provided they pay the minimum price for 3 people. The Warfish Marine Charters team encourages groups of all ages, sizes, and experience levels to come aboard and experience New Zealand’s incredible fishing. Hop aboard and take advantage!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $611
    Target a range of huge and thrilling pelagic fish on this, the king of all trips. You'll head out early in the morning to maximize your fishing time, as you troll the open seas to catch the bite of anything from Marlin and Sailfish, to Kingfish, big Snappers, Hapuka, and Bluenose. These incredible fish will prove an intense struggle to get aboard, but you'll be rewarded with some delicious meat to take home at the end of the day.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Kingfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $553
    Head to the deep water and get your fish on. This 8.5-hour trip will see you explore the open Pacific ocean in search of the illustrious Kingfish. Try trolling the waters to catch the bite of these tough-fighting and delicious fish as you settle in for an exciting and productive day. Bear in mind that you'll need to spend some time going offshore, this trip is ideal to maximize your time fishing.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Snapper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $553
    If you're looking for Snappers, this trip will have you explore all of the most productive fishing grounds in the Mercury Bay for this prized fish. Tough-fighting and delicious, it has all the qualities you want from a game fish. Stay nearshore as you hit the reefs and bottom fish to catch the bite of these beauties, and who knows what else you could catch?
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $262
    Get out early and get on the fish right way. Depending on the tides, departure time may vary, but count on a productive day on the water going after the beautiful Pink Snapper. You'll fish the inshore waters for these stunning creatures as you seek to reel in as many as possible to take a delicious treat home.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $262
    Spend your afternoon in Mercury Bay's nearshore waters going after stunning and delicious Pink Snapper. These fish are famed for their excellent game qualities and delicious taste, so you'll be doubly impressed with this trip. Try bottom fishing to attract the bite and take home a tasty treat. Departure times can vary and you can request a time change, if needed.
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About the Charter Operator

Warfish Marine Charters
Whitianga, New Zealand
4 Fishing Reports
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2018
Having been fishing for over 20 years, Tony Marsters thought it a wise idea to work on the water and combine his hobby with a job in 2003. The Warfish Marine Charters team is passionate about fishing and hope to transfer their knowledge and skills to every new customer. They promise to provide a personalized service as you enjoy the trip of a lifetime landing plenty of massive fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Hapuka Hapuka
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Bluefin) Trevally (Bluefin)

Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Stabicraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with Squid

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper (PM) on February 26, 2021
Squid was welcoming and friendly, kept our hooks baited and had interesting local knowledge and some good stories. Was...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish on March 13, 2020
Caught all kinds of fish including Kingfish. Great boat and great captain!
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Half day trip with Captain Shaun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper (AM) on January 10, 2019
Great fishing trip that started slow but ended up with plenty of snapper that was thoroughly enjoyed last night. Shaun very...
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Half day with captain tony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper (AM) on February 9, 2020
Very friendly captain who went out his way to make it an enjoyable trip. Recommend
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper (AM) on December 21, 2018
Our keen fishermen had a great day, 11 year old so very stoked to catch a kingfish and he is desperate to go again. Was a great...
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FAQs about Warfish Marine Charters

Warfish Marine Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $180 per person - Half Day Trip – Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $180 per person - Half Day Trip – Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $380 per person - Full Day Trip – Snapper (8 hours)
  • NZ $380 per person - Full Day Trip – Kingfish (8 hours)
  • NZ $420 per person - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Warfish Marine Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Warfish Marine Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (On full day trips)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Lunch (Upon request)

Warfish Marine Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Warfish Marine Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Warfish Marine Charters include:
  • Bluenose Warehou
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Hapuka
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack