Fish N Trips Charters is located in Paihia and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. It’s a family-owned and run charter business specialising in small number bookings. Skipper Peter is fully qualified and has 20 years of experience in the charter industry both in New Zealand and Australia.

Skipper Pete will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 5 to 7-hour trips, mainly fishing for Snapper and Hapuka, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing.

Your fishing adventure starts on a fully surveyed 28’ Saunders classic boat that runs on a 200 HP Volvo engine and safely takes up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet and is a safe roomy fishing platform with cabin space for you to relax when the fishing gets too tiring.

All the equipment is supplied but feel free to bring your favourite gear.Your crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with tea and coffee for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own drinks.

Come and enjoy a great days fishing in the beautiful Bay of Islands.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $189
    A 5-hour trip allows you to target Snapper and have an exciting time chasing this delicious species. You and Skipper Pete will depart from the dock at 7:00 a.m. and return at 12:00 p.m. Bring nothing except for your fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $353
    Have a memorable time on New Zealand's inshore waters as you spend 7 fun hours targeting Kingfish and Hapuka. Skipper Pete will provide all the fishing gear, tea, coffee, as well as catch cleaning and filleting. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Peter Hatton
Paihia, New Zealand
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2022
Skipper Peter invites you on a fun-filled day on New Zealand-s bountiful waters. Join him on an inshore trip and create memories you won't soon forget!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Hapuka Hapuka
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper

Boat Specs

Saunders classic (Cruiser) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 200HP volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Lovely trip with Pete!
Angler Rating
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Ebonie H.
Cohasset, MA
Excellent
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Lovely trip with Pete!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on June 26, 2022
We had a primo time with Pete out on the water today! He took care of us and made sure we were well equipped to get the most...
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Joanne B.
New Zealand
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Peter

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on March 24, 2022
Captain Peter and Trish were so welcoming and fun to spend the day with.  Caught lots of fish.  Had an amazing time.  Definitely...
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Adrienne B.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip with Captain Pete, Fish N Trips

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on April 21, 2022
Great morning, we all had such fun and our 6 year old caught his first fish which he was absolutely delighted with! Thanks...
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FAQs about Fish N Trips Charters

Fish N Trips Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $150 per person - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • NZ $280 per person - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish N Trips Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Fish N Trips Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Fish N Trips Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Fish N Trips Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish N Trips Charters include:
  • Hapuka
  • Snapper (Pink)