True Blue Ocean Adventures

Join True Blue Ocean Adventures for a memorable fishing trip and explore the wonderful waters of New Zealand. You can have a great time as you fish and dive for various prized species that these rich grounds have to offer. The Whakatohea mussel farm, White Island, and Whale Island will be the destination you’ll explore and have fun on. Skipper Aimee will meet you in Whakatane and make sure you have a great experience. Choose your trip and hop aboard!

You’ll fish from a 34’ Senator saltwater fishing boat that can fit up to 10 fishos. It runs on twin 225 HP Yamaha engines, uses comprehensive navigation gear, and is equipped with a livewell. You can use the onboard toilet and kitchen as well as an esky to store your catch.

You’ll have a great time chasing Red Snapper, Tarakihi, Kahawai, Gurnard, and Hapuka. To reel them in, you can use bottom bouncing as well as trolling. You’re free to take home the fish you catch if you want to. Also, kids are always welcome to Captain Aimee’s boat, so don’t have second thoughts about bringing them with you.

The captain takes care of all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle. You should bring food and drinks of your choice.

Pay a visit to True Blue Ocean Adventures and make lovely memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 27 - Jan 31
    $215
    The trip takes you to Whakatohea Mussel Farm and is available for a limited time only! Don't have enough people to fill the boat? Why not share the boat! Book for 1 or more and join others that will help fill the boat. The price includes rods, tackle, bait, and ice. Catch possibilities: Snapper, Tarakihi, Gurnard, Kingfish, Kahawai, and more! What to bring: lunch, clothing for all seasons, and the skipper will supply the rest. We need a minimum of 6 anglers for this charter to run.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 27 - Jan 31
    $215
    Enjoy an afternoon trip to Whakatohea Mussel Farm! Keep in mind that it's available for a limited time. If you don't have enough mates to fill the boat, you can surely share it. The trip includes rods, tackle, bait, as well as ice. The species you can catch include Snapper, Tarakihi, Kingfish, Gurnard, Kahawai, and more! Bring your lunch and clothing, the skipper will take care of the rest. We need a minimum of 6 anglers for this charter to run.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $633
    You'll fish from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Whakatohea Mussel Farm. The trip price includes rods, tackle, bait, and ice. You can target Tarakihi, Gurnard, Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai, and other great species! Bring nothing but food, drinks, and clothing for all seasons.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $633
    You'll depart at 1:00 p.m. and finish fishing at Whakatohea Mussel Farm at 5:00 p.m. The skipper provides all the rods, tackle, bait, and ice. You catch possibilities include Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai, Tarakihi, Gurnard, and more. Before you depart, make sure you have some food and drinks as well as clothing for all seasons.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    You'll be fishing Whakatohea Mussel Farm from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The trip price covers you for rods, tackle, bait, and ice. Try your hand at catching Kingfish, Snapper, Gurnard, Tarakihi, Kahawai, and more! Only bring your food, drinks, and appropriate clothing, and the crew will supply the rest.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,583
    This trip runs from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Marlin and Tuna pass through the waters at certain times of the year. Get on board with True Blue and give the big game fish a go! The things you should bring include lunch and clothing for all seasons. The skipper will supply the rest.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – White Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,583
    Travel to White Island and explore the depths of an active volcano. You can catch Kingfish, Hapuka, Bass, Bluenose, and Gemfish. Bring your lunch (whatever food and drinks you like) and clothing for all seasons. The trip lasts from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – White Island Diving
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,583
    Starting at 8:00 a.m., you'll head out to White Island and jump into the surrounding waters of an active volcano to see what you can find. Expect to encounter Kingfish, Packhorse Crayfish, and much more! Just bring lunch and clothing for all seasons and you'll be set to go.
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About the Captain

Aimee Mcintyre
Whakatane, New Zealand
30 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since November 2021
Join Captain Aimee in fishing the mesmerizing and bountiful waters of New Zealand!

About this listing

Targeted species

Gurnard Gurnard
Hapuka Hapuka
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat specs

Senator (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
27
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Daniel K.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day trip with Captain Aimee

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on January 14, 2023
Second year running that we booked our family fishing trip on True Blue with Captain Aimee. Once again it was an amazing experience,...
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Megan B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on January 20, 2023
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James A.
Matamata, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Aimee & Roy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (PM) on December 27, 2022
Perfect morning out, caught our limit on snapper and my sister and niece loved it! Cheers
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Kitty B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) on January 8, 2023
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Caraline A.
Rotorua, New Zealand
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip to the mussel farm

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on December 29, 2022
Aimee was fantastic - very capable and confident. We had a great time. The kids loved it.
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FAQs about True Blue Ocean Adventures

True Blue Ocean Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $170 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $170 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,000 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,000 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,500 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,500 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Game Fishing (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,500 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – White Island (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,500 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – White Island Diving (8 hours)

When you book a trip with True Blue Ocean Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with True Blue Ocean Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle

True Blue Ocean Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

True Blue Ocean Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with True Blue Ocean Adventures include:
  • Gurnard
  • Hapuka
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarakihi