True Blue Ocean Adventures

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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
    $151
    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
    $151
    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
    $441
    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
    $441
    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
    $756
    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
    $1,008
    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
    $1,008
    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
    $1,008
    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
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Tarakihi Tarakihi

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
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

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 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 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (17)
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Angler Rating
21
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Ian D.
Deception Bay, Queensland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip to the Mussel Farm

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) on January 4, 2022
I gifted my Dad the half day trip to the mussel farm for his birthday and he absolutely loved it! He said that Aimee...
Ian D. recommends True Blue Ocean Adventures
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Leona B.
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Highly Recommend

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) on January 17, 2022
My first ever charter and thoroughly enjoyed myself, my fishing pro friend who has done many a charter and had her own boat...
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Josh D.
Eagan, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Morning trip with Capt. Aimee

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) on January 6, 2022
Great trip out to the Farm on a calm day with great company. Capt. Aimee was fantastic! Boat managed to catch a good number...
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William S.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent day out fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) on January 28, 2022
Great day out on the water having fun with my kids!  Plenty of snapper for a few feeds and the weather was perfect…..Thanks...
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Richard W.
Wellington, Wellington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day mussle farm with Captain Aimee

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (PM) on January 21, 2022
Great afternoon fishing. Caught loads of fish, but apparently it was a quiet day by Aimee’s standards. Snapper, kahwai, gurnurd...
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FAQs about True Blue Ocean Adventures

True Blue Ocean Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $700 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $700 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,200 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,600 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Game Fishing (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,600 per group, additional NZ $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – White Island (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,600 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

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