How does Blue Cod or Crayfish for dinner sound? That’s what you’ll be going after on your excursion with Kaikoura Fishing Tours. Spend a few hours fishing some of the deep waters just out from Point Kean trying to fill the boat with these delicious creatures.

With the assistance of Captain Tomo, you’re sure to have a productive day. An avid angler of over 20 years, he’s been running charters for almost just as long, so he knows exactly what makes a successful trip. Let him show you all the tricks of the trade, as you land plenty of fish to take home.

Step aboard the “Tessa B” and let the magic begin. The 40’ AMF commercial fishing boat comes fitted with everything you need for a fun and fruitful day out. With room for up to 18 guests, up to 12 of you can fish at the same time. Take advantage of the air-conditioned cabin as you relax, taking in the stunning scenery, and make use of the complimentary hot and soft drinks to stay refreshed.

When it comes to the fishing, the boat is geared up with downriggers to help you troll. Meanwhile, you’ll also have the pick of the latest Penn and Shimano gear as you bottom fish to entice the bite of some prized, delicious creatures. Just 4 miles offshore, the waters get as deep as 1000 metres, giving you a range of delicious fish to target.

Groupers, Sting Rays, Sea Perch, Bluenose, Cod – you name it, it’s here. Put your fishing skills to the test during your time aboard and you’ll reap the rewards tight away.

At the end of your trip, the crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home, or they can recommend a local restaurant where you can have it cooked up. Let the memories of a thrilling day out live long into the night, as you savor the taste of success.

You can even ask Capt. Tomo about longer trips to get the most out of your time in New Zealand’s rich waters. Come aboard Kaikoura Fishing Tours from spring through autumn, and get your hands on some prized fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip–Kids & Spectators (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $76
    This price is reserved for children under 12 years old and spectators. Children are to rod share with a full fare paying adult. If they are wanting their own rod they will need to book under adult pricing. Adults that want to fish need to book the full price also.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip–Kids & Spectators (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $76
    This price is reserved for children 12 years of age and under that can rod share with a full fare paying adult and for spectators. Children wanting their own rod will need to book in under adult pricing. Adults that want to fish need to book the full price.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM) Adults
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $152
    Start the day in style as you head to the deep waters just out from Kaikoura and get your fish on. These waters are full of exciting and delicious fish, just waiting to be caught. Test your fishing skills to fill the boat with Cod, Grouper, Eel, Perch, Crayfish, and many more to take home for lunch, all the while enjoying the stunning views. Get ready for an attack on the senses as you work up a sweat, enjoy the stunning sights, and prepare for a tasty treat.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM) Adults
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $152
    Get your fix of fishing in the afternoon, as you spend a couple of hours trying to catch something delicious for dinner. With breathtaking views of stunning greenery of the peninsula, and the leaping Dolphins and Whales, you won't know where to look. Make sure to keep your eye on the fish, as you bottom fish the deep seas for a tasty treat of Eel, Grouper, Rays, Perch, Bluenose, Cod, and many more.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip Adults (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $177
    3 hour fishing and crayfishing trip, targeting Blue cod, Sea perch and Crayfish.
  • Shared trip
    3 Hour Trip Adults (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $177
    3 hour fishing and crayfishing trip, targeting Blue cod, Sea perch and Crayfish.
  • Shared trip
    4 hour Trip Adults (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $203
  • Shared trip
    4 hour Trip Adults (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $203
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About the Charter Operator

Kaikoura Fishing Tours
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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56 Customer reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since May 2019
Kaikoura Fishing Tours promises you a productive day to sea. Under the guidance of Captain Tomo, you'll be in some truly capable hands, as he helps you fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. With over 20 years of fishing experience, and 17 years guiding, he's a true outdoorsman. But he never forgets his roots. A family man, he loves to welcome kids on board, sharing his trips and tricks with them, to get them landing their first catch. Bring the whole family aboard and start fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Cod (Blue) Blue Cod
Conger Eel Conger Eel
Crayfish Crayfish

Boat specs

AMF (Commercial) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 480HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
18 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
, tea, coffee
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
there is no loading ramp provided by the council

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Nikolas H. A.
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4h Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hour Trip Adults (AM) on January 8, 2023
It was just amazing for me and my friend. We really wanted to catch some fish as a dream of us being in Kaikoura. And...
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Fishing with Kaikoura Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip Adults (AM) on January 30, 2023
Highly recommended fishing charter. Tomo, Shane & Luca were amazing hosts and took great care in ensuring that the 6 of us...
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VERIFIED   4 hour Trip Adults (AM) on September 2, 2022
Best fishing experience myself and the rest of the team have experienced, conditions couldn’t of been better. The...
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Big morning fishing fix

VERIFIED   4 hour Trip Adults (AM) on October 2, 2022
Big thanks to Thomo and Shane.  Challenging conditions led to some sea sick fishermen who were kindly returned to shore then...
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FAQs about Kaikoura Fishing Tours

Kaikoura Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $60 per person - 2 Hour Trip–Kids & Spectators (AM) (2 hours)
  • NZ $60 per person - 2 Hour Trip–Kids & Spectators (PM) (2 hours)
  • NZ $120 per person - 2 Hour Trip (AM) Adults (2 hours)
  • NZ $120 per person - 2 Hour Trip (PM) Adults (2 hours)
  • NZ $140 per person - 3 Hour Trip Adults (AM) (3 hours)
  • NZ $140 per person - 3 Hour Trip Adults (PM) (3 hours)
  • NZ $160 per person - 4 hour Trip Adults (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $160 per person - 4 hour Trip Adults (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Kaikoura Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Kaikoura Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (, tea, coffee)
  • Fishing License

Kaikoura Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Kaikoura Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Kaikoura Fishing Tours include:
  • Bluenose Warehou
  • Cod (Blue)
  • Conger Eel
  • Crayfish
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Perch (Yellow)
  • Ray
  • Rockfish