SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere

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 7:00 AM
    $971
    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 7:00 AM
    $762
    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
    5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $622
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $559
    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!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Yellowtail)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $377
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $210
    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
    $203
    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 12:00 PM
    $203
    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
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
118 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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!!!

About this listing

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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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Recent Fishing Reports

THE FAT KINGIS OUT DEEP
THE FAT KINGIS OUT DEEP
July 29, 2021
It has been a bit of a wet and windy winter so far but we are still managing to get out between the weather systems. Kingies are still mostly out on the deeper reefs though there are a few in the bait schools in the middle of the bay. Thankfully the bronze whalers seem to have gone elsewhere so there are a few nice kingies to be had when the weather allows. The snapper have been around in good numbers throughout the winter so far. The shallows have been producing some good fish though you sometimes have to wait a while to get the better specimens. There are also plenty of snapper around the deeper rocks and on the coast. Hapuku are still a little thin on it but we should expect that to pick right up in the next month or so. Plenty of large tarakihi are around on the puka rocks so a good feed is still to be had out in the deep. Let us hope for better weather so we can get out there a bit more. Tight lines Hamish SpotX Fishing Charters

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Stewart R.
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5 hours of awesome fishing with captain Wayne!

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Shared) on January 3, 2021
My partner and I had an awesome morning out fishing for snapper. Our skipper wasn’t happy with our spot early on and had...
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6 hours fingfish trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Yellowtail) on February 27, 2021
What an amazing team Tisha and Hamish was, the professionalism was outstanding from the moment I set foot on the boat and during...
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5 Hour Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Shared) on May 15, 2021
The boys enjoyed their fishing trip! Even though they came home empty handed they said they enjoyed the fishing experience,...
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Half day trip with Captain Warwick

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Shared) on March 13, 2021
We had a great trip and caught some fine fish.  Although the action was slow, Captain Warwick kept it interesting with insights...
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Half day trip with Ex Navy Skipper

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Snapper Fishing (PM) on December 6, 2020
Best experience ever! First time charter fishing, first time live baiting. Enjoyed it very much! Booking was very easy...
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FAQs about SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere

SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $145 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $145 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $150 per person - 5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Shared) (5 hours)
  • NZ $270 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Yellowtail) (6 hours)
  • NZ $800 per group, additional NZ $120 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Private) (4 hours)
  • NZ $890 per group, additional NZ $120 per person after 6 guests - 5 Hour – Snapper Fishing (Private) (5 hours)
  • NZ $1,090 per group, additional NZ $150 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Kingfish (Private) (6 hours)
  • NZ $1,390 per group, additional NZ $150 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Snapper/Kingfish (8 hours)

When you book a trip with SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (tea/coffee)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with SpotX Fishing Charters – Wairere include:
  • Cod (Blue)
  • Coral Trout
  • Hapuka
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Leatherjacket
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack