Spot-X Fishing Experiences

20B York Street
Russell, New Zealand

Spot-X Fishing Experience brings your senses together before a collage of fish, colors, sea, and sounds of New Zealand. The Bay of Islands is where the green vegetation shown in fantasy franchises touches the sea. Now, you have the chance to step in this realm - X marks the spot!

Fishing these waters is as rich as the beauty of the scenery you will see from the deck. You will join skippers of an experienced charter that has been around for 30 years. Then, equipped with all gadgets and gear, you will head across reefs and wrecks that are home to ample of fish.

Think of Snapper, John Dory, Kingfish, Jacks, Kahawai, Hapuka, Leatherjacket and other sea creatures. Biting throughout the year. Now, that’s a sight.

What’s your vessel? She’s a 28’ Circa Charter Alloy, powered by a 370 HP Yanmar Diesel engine. Inside and outside, eight anglers will find ample of space, and can have a seat where they like. Once she sets out, a reliable set of navigational equipment will guide you, homing in on the fisheries nearby.

When you find the right spot, you will employ a variety of techniques. Make your rod dance to the tune of jigging, popping, or fly fishing. Light tackle, handline, bottom fishing - also in the offer. This equipment, live bait, and lures are supplied onboard.

Spot-X Fishing Experience tends to all walks of life - avid fishermen, eager novices, families with kids - welcome aboard. Sip some fine tea served, and enjoy the view until the drag starts screaming - then it’s best to have a firm grip to land your fish. Take your friends and family and have a blast!

So, what’s in it for you? Catch - cleaned and filleted. Comfortable bathroom facilities. Skippers who will work hard to follow and help you reel in the fish. A spacious boat. Lush New Zealand waters. Dazzling fish adventure.

Hooked? Step onboard!

Spot-X Fishing Experience brings your senses together before a collage of fish, colors, sea, and sounds of New Zealand. The Bay of Islands is where the green vegetation shown in fantasy franchises touches the sea. Now, you have the chance to step in


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  • 8 Hour Trip- Snapper/Kingfish
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1002 private charter
  • US$ 715 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 107 each additional person
  • US$ 565 private charter
  • US$ 178 per person (shared)
  • US$ 82 per person (shared)
  • US$ 82 per person (shared)
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cod (Blue)
  Coral Trout
  Hapuka
  John Dory

  Kahawai
  Leatherjacket
  Snapper (Pink)
  Trevally (Giant)

  Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Circa Charter Alloy (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 370HP Yanmar Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
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

About the Charter Operator

Spot-X Fishing Charters
Russell, New Zealand
Member since September 2015
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When joining our daily fishing trips you will have a personal fishing guide and a unique experience of the supreme places in the Bay of Islands. Spot-X skippers have a minimum of 30 years of fishing tourism and local experience and we work hard to make sure everyone has a dazzling adventure. We love the Bay, we love fishing and we are passionate about giving you the greatest experience on the sea. We guarantee we never give up!
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 99%

Customer Reviews

4.31 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Fished April 6, 2018
Spot-X Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 15, 2018

Hi Rhonda! Thanks for your feedback! Would love to have you on board soon again!
Kind regards,
Katarina Spot-X

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Afternoon trip with captain George was absolutely amazing experience. We actually caught more fish than we planned so we had to re-think our dining arrangement and had a fantastic fish soup for dinner and a plenty of marinated fish for the next day. We also saw a real shark who had eaten a half of one fish that we hag caught, but, hey, it is all about living together and sharing. Spot-X are great people - so we highly recommend going fishing with them.

Fished January 30, 2018
Spot-X Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 30, 2018

Thank you massively Viktor!!! Your sharing really makes the difference for us! SO SO great to hear you enjoyed it!! And the dinner!!! Big thanks!
Kind regards/ Katarina Spot-X

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Half day trip with 1 fish caught that was minimum size between 6 fisher men (7 if we add the skipper who fished too). The spots where we stopped did not deliver a result and there was no time to explore alternative fishing spots. If the trip is 6 hours instead of 4 it may have a better chance to deliver some fish.

Fished January 23, 2018
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