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
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $188
    3 hour fishing and crayfishing trip, targeting Blue cod, Sea perch and Crayfish.
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $174
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $174
    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
    2Hr Trip (AM) Kids and Spectators
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $87
    **This price is reserved for children under 12 years old and spectators. Customers that want to fish need to book the full price.**
  • Shared trip
    2Hr Trip (PM) Kids and Spectators
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 31 - Jun 1
    $87
    **This price is reserved for children under 12 years old and for spectators. Customers that want to fish need to book the full price.**
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About the Charter Operator

Kaikoura Fishing Tours
Kaikoura, New Zealand
31 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 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) Cod (Blue)
Conger Eel Conger Eel
Crayfish Crayfish

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Ray Ray
Rockfish Rockfish

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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
25
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (PM) on May 2, 2021
We had an excellent time on this charter and caught a lot of sea perch and some blue cod as well. We also got to take home...
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on September 26, 2020
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This was the best fishing trip and the best way to celebrate my 50th!! Very friendly and professional crew. They were experienced...
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Had An Awesome Fishing Experience! Very Recommended!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (AM) on January 14, 2021
Super friendly staff been very nice and helpful. Had a really good fishing experience. Definitely recommend and will come back...
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FAQs about Kaikoura Fishing Tours

Kaikoura Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $60 per person - 2Hr Trip (AM) Kids and Spectators (2 hours)
  • NZ $60 per person - 2Hr Trip (PM) Kids and Spectators (2 hours)
  • NZ $120 per person - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • NZ $120 per person - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • NZ $130 per person - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)

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

Trips booked with Kaikoura Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, soda, 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)
  • Ray
  • Rockfish