SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere

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SpotX Fishing Charters 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.

Spend the day aboard the Wairere. 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.

SpotX 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Snapper/Kingfish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $862
    price breakdown
    $862
    The call is on you - have a whole day of fishing Snapper, or just target Kingfish. To have the best of the two - mix it up as well. Rods, reels and tackle are supplied, tea and coffee served onboard. There are lures, live bait, plenty of fishing space. Your skippers will give you a hand around the waters - they know the spots, and will put you on fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $701
    price breakdown
    $701
    This trip can accommodate groups of up to eight anglers if they are willing to take turns and fish. And why not? The scenery is majestic, take a sip of coffee or tea, enjoy the view. Your turn will come in no time. The skippers want you to have a great day out, and they know that four people can fight Kingfish at the same time with plenty of comfort. The gear is on the boat, live bait and lures as well. Bring your friends, and come along!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $635
    price breakdown
    $635
    This private trip takes you for four hours to go fishing at the lovely Bay of Islands. The fish here know how to put up good fight and will make your outing enjoyable. Eight anglers can come and join, and they can agree to go out earlier than the scheduled time. The gear is supplied on the comfortable boat, and coffee and tea will be served. Hold your rod, and reel in the hefty ones!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    Catch fish for dinner! Tailor your fishing trip targeting snappers and more of all the fabulous species there are in the Bay. We go to the best fishing spots in the shallow and in the deep water, depending on where the fish is!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Yellowtail)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $354
    price breakdown
    $354
    To make your outing worth the while, this trip takes up to four anglers. Your skippers really want to put you on fish and work hard so that you have a memorable day - your comfort is their concern. Six hours are a great choice when you go after the feisty Kingfish. The gear is supplied, lures, and live bait also. Bring some snacks, as tea and coffee are served onboard. Tight lines!
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Shared)
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $201
    price breakdown
    $201
    Catch fish for dinner! Join our 5 hour trip where we limit the number of guests to a maximum of 6 for your comfort and space. We target Snapper and might go for some fresh bait, which is the Snapper's favorite!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $187
    price breakdown
    $187
    Rise and shine! Spend your morning on the water. Reefs are calling, and the fish are biting! The comfortable ride with friendly and professional skippers will enrich your day. Sip your tea, cast your lure and have a blast! The equipment is provided, live bait as well. You should bring a camera, snacks and other drinks you like, adequate clothes, and are good to go.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:45 AM
    $187
    price breakdown
    $187
    Your afternoon adventure with seasoned skippers comes with: all fishing gear, lure, live bait, a comfortable boat with plenty of seating space, a variety of techniques to use, advice to put you on fish. You will angle on the waters that are home to a variety of species. Put on adequate clothes, grab snacks, drinks of choice, and a camera. Tea will be supplied onboard.
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About the Charter Operator

Spot-X Fishing Charters
Russell, New Zealand
23 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
97 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since September 2015
We love fishing and value the hard work striving to give you the very best fishing experience! These values has been passed on to us and are shared by our company colleagues and family. We combine our passion with decades of fishing experience. We have the crew, the boats, the equipment and the location providing unique fishing adventures in and from the magnificent Bay of Islands. With a wide range of charters and a huge variety of high quality fishing gear to optimize your experience we aim to give you something very special to remember! Experience a personal guide to the hottest fishing places in the Bay or out on the Deep Sea with safe and professional skippers, ensuring everyone, novice or experienced, has a dazzling adventure! Welcome onboard!!!

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Targeted Species

Cod (Blue) Cod (Blue)
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Hapuka Hapuka
John Dory John Dory

Kahawai Kahawai
Leatherjacket Leatherjacket
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Yellowtail Amberjack 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 27 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (40)
4.43
out of 5 stars from 86 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Hooked on! Bay of Islands June 2020
Snapper Bay of Islands June 2020
Kingfish Bay of Islands June 2020
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Angler Rating
58
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11
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Gunter C.
Christchurch, Canterbury
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4 hour snapper fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
We had a very nice day out fishing. The captain was very attentive, helpful and friendly. He found us a really good place where...
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Michael I.
Munruben, QLD
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Snapper 1/2 Day trip

VERIFIED   March 1, 2020
Awesome sunrise on the bay. Couldn’t believe we caught all our bait fish in 10min. Then headed out to the snapper grounds....
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Ani T.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Half Day Snapper Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   November 8, 2019
The overall trip went well, has to go to 3 different spots to catch good sized fish, as there was a lot of other charters hitting...
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Georgia M.
Whangarei, NTL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Terrence

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
My partner and I both enjoyed our trip today. Great captain and great experience. Would definitely use SpitX again!!
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Brett W.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
Very fun trip, would love to book longer next time, pulled up lots of fish. Really nice boat.
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