Explore the charming waters around Auckland together with the friendly crew of Savage Fishing Charters. Skipper Michael Savage offers inshore and offshore fishing trips out of Auckland, and he’ll do his very best to make your day on the water fun and exciting, with plenty of catches. The waters you’ll be fishing in are rich with many different species, both delicious and elusive. Bring your family or a group of mates and enjoy a memorable day of fishing with Savage Fishing Charters!

You’ll start your trip aboard a 40’ Don Senior offshore sportfishing boat. This spacious and well-equipped vessel can comfortably take up to 7 fishos and is powered by twin 315 HP Cummins engines that reach a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots. Apart from its extensive navigation electronics, the boat is equipped with various fishing gear to make your experience the best possible. The boat features an esky and a fridge, and the onboard facilities include a private toilet, flybridge, kitchen, and bed.

Some of the many species you can catch on your trip are Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Bluefin Tuna, Mako Shark, Hapuka, Burnard, Bluenose Warehou, Grouper, Pink Snapper, as well as Kingfish. To attract your prey, you can use light and heavy tackle, as you try trolling, bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, spinning, jigging, and handlining. You can also keep some of the fish you catch.

Rods and reels are available for hire at $25 per guest but you’re welcome to bring your own equipment if you prefer. The trip price covers lures, live bait, and fishing licenses. The crew will also serve you complimentary tea, coffee, and water, so you should only bring some nibble food for the trip.

Join Savage Fishing Charters and make lifelong memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip–Winter Snapper Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 15
    $1,132
    All the crew's tackle and lures on offer for hire are of the highest quality, giving you an advantage straightaway over fish of any size. You'll be chasing Pink Snapper on this trip and will spend 8 hours on the water. The departure time is 8:00 a.m., so you'll get back to the dock with plenty of fish for dinner.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Snapper and Kingfish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 16 - Jul 1
    $1,258
    Your boat, the Major Tom 2, is a well-proven fishing machine catching many PBs since '89. You can hire the crew's top-class rods and reels for your trip or you can bring your own. You'll be chasing Pink Snapper and Yellowtail Amberjack on this trip, starting at 7:00 a.m., before coming back with your eskies full of meat for dinner.
  • Private trip
    4 Day Trip – Deep Sea Gamefishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jan 10 - May 20
    $1,887
    Hop aboard the Major Tom 2, a 40' purpose-built sport fishing boat, and embark on this incredible multi-day fishing adventure. Fishing New Zealand's northeast coast during the summer months (Jan-May), you'll be targeting Marlin, Shark, Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish, Bluenose, Hapuka, and Bass.
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About the Captain

Michael Savage
Auckland, New Zealand
2 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2022
With two parents that had a successful charter boat, Skipper Michael believes he was always going to be a fisherman. Growing up, he always wanted to be on the water, learning from his father different ways to catch fish – from Kahawai right up to Marlin. He believes that if you don't have a line in the water, you can't catch fish, so he uses all types of fishing from dead bait to live bait to lures, and invites you to come along to try it out.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Gurnard Gurnard

Boat specs

Don Senior (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Tea, coffee, water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
Striped Marlin
Thresher Shark
Shortbill Spearfish
+3
Angler Rating
2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Donald H.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Overall

In close and wide

4 Day Trip – Deep Sea Gamefishing on June 18, 2022
I have been going out fishing with Mike every couple of months now for the last 5 years.  I first met Mike on one of his Three...
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Bailey H.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour snapper charter

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Snapper and Kingfish on October 22, 2022
Mike was absolutely awesome, and obviously has a wealth of knowledge in this industry. Everyone had a great time and caught...
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FAQs about Savage Fishing Charters

Savage Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip–Winter Snapper Special (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Snapper and Kingfish (8 hours)
  • NZ $3,000 per day per group - 4 Day Trip – Deep Sea Gamefishing (4 days)

When you book a trip with Savage Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Savage Fishing Charters include:
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Tea, coffee, water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Savage Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Savage Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Savage Fishing Charters include:
  • Bluenose Warehou
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Gurnard
  • Hapuka
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack