Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko

Riko Boat Charters is located in Auckland, New Zealand, and offers inshore fishing in the Hauraki Gulf. Your next fishing adventure is only a step away, just kick back and relax. Skipper Bryan Connell and his easy-going and experienced crew have lots of return customers and are always looking for someone new to enhance their fishing experience.

The Riko Riko is a 38’ Lidguard saltwater fishing boat. It has a great history as a versatile commercial vessel, fishing both the North and South Islands, and out of Auckland for the last 7 years. With plenty of space, it can accommodate up to 10 anglers, and always has a great atmosphere on board.

It is powered by a 180 HP Ford engine, so it will get you to the best fishing spots in a matter of minutes. There’s GPS, a fishfinder, a radar, and a VHF radio on board. The boat features outriggers, a live bait tank, an ice-box, as well as a kitchen, and a toilet.

Riko Boat Charters offer full day trips, which can be flexible to suit group bookings. Target species include Snapper, Kahawai (Salmon), Trevally, Gurnard, John Dory, Squid, Kingfish, and more. The crew will provide everything you need – just bring your lunch or snacks, walk on and walk off, and enjoy yourselves! Make your way to Bayswater Marina by car, ferry, or bus.

Join Riko Boast Charters and have the time of your life fishing the productive waters of New Zealand! “Do it now before they make a law against it!”

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Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $761
    This is for a small group that wants a great day out and doesn't have the numbers to make a charter happen. Enjoy the day with other like-minded people, soak up the wildlife around, and relax and calm the mind from such a busy world. We only take a max of 10 people on Riko and you still have plenty of room to move. I supply the rods and bait, you provide the muscle to lift the fish onto the deck. You need to bring lunch and your favorite drinks. We have tea and coffee on board for morning tea.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $944
    Join me this year for a full day of fishing, targeting Snapper, Kahawai, Trevally, Gurnard, John Dory, and, if lucky, Kingfish. We have rods and bait, pilchard and squid normally. Just bring your lunch or snacks, and have a great day on the water. We don't have a BBQ and have always found a cut lunch doesn't take to much time away from fishing. Most of the time, we travel out to search for the fish this is a great time to sit and have a tea or coffee and snack and chat.
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About the Captain

Bryan Connell
Auckland, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2016
I love the wildlife, so I dive when I can and fish as much as possible. I have skippered many Charter Vessels since "Riko Riko", both big and small, but she has been in my care for 12 years now and I'm still improving in places. Old is Gold and Wood is Good, and the fish seem to love swimming around her, that's for sure.

About this listing

Targeted species

John Dory John Dory
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper
Trevally (Silver) Silver Trevally

Boat specs

Lidguard (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 120HP Ford engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Hauraki Gulf
Nearshore Fishing
3-12 miles

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Dead Bait Supplied Only
Fishing License

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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
December fishing trip
My first fishing day
Snapper for tea
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Hamish F.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Riko Riko

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX on January 21, 2022
A great day on a safe boat in a reasonably windy and choppy sea. The old girl certainly won’t break any speed records but...
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Yung K. C.
Auckland, Auckland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX on January 10, 2022
You can’t ask for more from a captain. During the first half of the trip, we didn’t get any fishing. However, captain Bryan...
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Carl L.
Auckland, AUK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX on December 17, 2021
Great trip. Captain very good. Caught plenty. Good boat to go out on.  Thoroughly recommend.
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Wendi C.
Russell, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with captain Bryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX on December 11, 2021
Amazing day trip! Loads of fun, heaps of fish and some good stories. Super fun day and highly recommend!
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Luke J.
Chester, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Bryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX on February 12, 2022
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FAQs about Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko

Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $1,050 per group, additional NZ $160 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Shared (MAX 4) (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip – 6–10 PAX (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar side scan/down scan
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Dead Bait Supplied Only)
  • Fishing License

Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Hauraki Gulf )
  • Nearshore Fishing (3-12 miles)

Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko include:
  • John Dory
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Trevally (Silver)