Caroline Charter Boat – Waihau Bay

Orete Point Road
Waihau Bay, New Zealand

If you’re chasing the hottest bluewater bite, it’s tough to beat the offshore action off the coast of New Zealand! Caroline Charter Boat will take you into the nearshore and offshore waters out of Waihau Bay and straight into an angling adventure.

Skipper Kevin Winters invites you to join him for this fishing excursion on board his 25’ Buccaneer. She’s a cuddy cabin with a spacious deck that allows you move around easily and a comfortable cabin that will provide you with cover whatever the weather.

The skipper will take you after a wide range of species in the locale around Waihau Bay. Kids and first-timers will have a blast while fishing for nearshore species like Pink Snapper, Gurnard, Yellowtail Amberjack, and others.

If you’re an offshore fanatic you’ve got plenty to look forward to with Skipper Kevin, depending on the time of year. In February and March, you can go after Striped Marlin, a trophy fight on many an angler’s bucket list. July, apart from being great for vacationing, is also when Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna bite the best, so you can target these torpedo-sized predators.

Kids of all ages are more than welcome on board, Skipper Kevin loves getting people excited about angling. The charter will supply you with all the required tackle, safety equipment, and frozen bait you’ll need.

The charter also offers freshwater action on New Zealand’s gorgeous lakes, click the skipper’s profile picture below to explore that offer.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks for the trip, there is plenty of space in the cooler.

If you want to bring home a bucketload of great memories, book a trip with Caroline Charter Boat today!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 945
    up to 4 persons
    What better way to explore the waters of New Zealand than by spending an entire day on them? This 8-hour trip will have you target Striped Marlin, Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Amberjack, Pink and Vermillion Snapper, and many other species in the nearshore and offshore waters of NZ.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 709
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to stay on the water a little longer, but can't squeeze a full day of fishing into your schedule, take a look at this trip! You'll go out into nearshore and offshore waters in search of Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, different Snappers, Yellowtail Amberjack, Gurnard, Kahawai, Tarawiki, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 472
    up to 4 persons
    Head out of Waihai Bay and into the nearshore and offshore waters of New Zealand. You can target a variety of species on this 4-hour trip, like Pink and Vermillion Snapper, Gurnard, Kahawai, Kingfish, and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 472
    up to 4 persons
    Sleep in, eat a hearty breakfast, and hit the nearshore and offshore waters out of Waihau Bay for a variety of species! You can target Kahawai, Gurnard, Kingfish, Tarakihi, various Snappers, and other species on this 4-hour afternoon trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard
Marlin (Striped)
Salmon (Australian)
Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Buccaneer (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Waihau Bay to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Kevin Winters
Waihau Bay, New Zealand
Member since April 2015
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"I love being on the water. I can target all species of saltwater fish from Marlin to Snapper. I also enjoy trolling and jigging for trout on any of the 5 main freshwater lakes in the Rotorua Catchment." Skipper Kevin Winters has been fishing his entire life. In fact, it's a proper family tradition in his household. 5 years ago he decided to dedicate all of his time to guiding guests on exciting fishing trips. That's because Kevin loves fishing, but he enjoys teaching people even more, whether they're kids or adults. He's taught his entire extended family how to fish and now they're passing it on to their kids. Some people pass on jewelry, Kevin passes on something more valuable – passion and knowledge!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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VERIFIED   January 10, 2018
Kevin took us out early morning to get the calm water and we found a good snapper spot quite early on in the day.  Nice...
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