Waipae Magic Charters

Waipae Magic Charters caters to anglers of all skill levels and ages. This charter isn’t just about catching fish, but also about exploring the area’s nature, learning the history of Maori and European settlement. The crew has permission to undertake marine mammal watching and swimming excursions. You can encounter Orca, dolphins, whales, and fur seals.

The vessel you’ll be fishing from is called Waipae Magic, a 24’ aluminum power catamaran. This boat offers a stable and safe ride, allowing up to 5 guests per trip. She’s powered by twin 115 HP Mercury engines and reaches the speed of 25 knots. The boat is also wheelchair accessible and features outriggers, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Spend a few hours targeting a variety of fish, such as Pink Snapper, Gurnard, Tarakihi, and pelagic species, like Marlin and Tuna. There’s a variety of fishing techniques you can use and the crew will suggest the most efficient ones, depending on the circumstances.

All fishing equipment is included in the price but you need to cover your fishing licenses. Don’t forget to bring sun protection and pack some snacks and drinks for the day.

Waipae Magic Charters offers these trips year round. Discover beaches of unspoiled beauty, catch some big fish, and learn about the local history. Just let the crew know when you’re coming!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $651
    This 7 hour trip will take you to the pristine waters surrounding Aldermen Islands. You'll target the same species as on a half day trip but with the added bonus of deep water fish such as Hapuku, Marlin, Kingfish, and during the season Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. It's also an excellent area for snorkeling and spearfishing. Maximum of 5 people, minimum of 3.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $217
    Half day trip or 4 hours on the water with all equipment supplied. Fishing for Red Emperor, Tuna, Marlin, Tarakihi, Gurnard, and more. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license and pack some snacks and drinks for the day.
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About the Captain

Paul Dewhurst
Tairua, New Zealand
ID & License verified
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2021
Captain Paul is not only a great angler and a fishing guide, but he's also a master scuba instructor and an environmental scientist, and emergency first responder. He enjoys showing the clients the beauty of the ocean, both under and above, fish and mammals, and avian species.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard Gurnard
Hapuka Hapuka
John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Pink Maomao Pink Maomao
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Tarakihi Tarakihi

Trevally (Silver) Trevally (Silver)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Marlin Broadbill (Catamaran) originally built in 1991. Powered by 2 115HP Mercury Saltwater series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Waipae Magic Charters

Waipae Magic Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $150 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • NZ $900 per group - Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Waipae Magic Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Chemical toilet)
  • GPS (Garmin 551s)
  • Fishfinder (Furuno 2000)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Waipae Magic Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Waipae Magic Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Close in Islands Shoe and Slipper Islands)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Coastal area north and south of Tairua)
  • Offshore Fishing (Alderman Islands and further out game fishing)
  • Reef Fishing (Local and outer reefs)

Waipae Magic Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Waipae Magic Charters include:
  • Gurnard
  • Hapuka
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Pink Maomao
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Tarakihi
  • Trevally (Silver)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)