Riko Boat Charters - Riko Riko

Riko Boat Charters are located in Auckland, New Zealand, and offer inshore fishing on the Hauraki Gulf. Your next fishing adventure is only a step away, and care is always taken while fishing on “Riko Riko”. Just kick back and relax, it’s your day to go fishing in the company of the like-minded. The 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 ft Lidguard. 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 ten anglers, and always has a great atmosphere on board. It is powered by a 180HP Ford engine, and is equipped with GPS, fishfinder, radar and VHF radio. It features outriggers, live bait tank, and ice box, as well as a kitchen and toilet.

Riko Boat Charters offer full day trips, which can be flexible to suit group bookings. Target species include Snapper, Kahawhai (Salmon), Trevally, Gunard, 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.

“Do it now before they make a law against it”


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Group Charter (6-10 pax)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US$ 816
    up to 10 persons
    Rods and Bait are Supplied. Join this fun crew for a full day of fishing, targeting Snapper, Kahawhai, Trevally, Gurnard, John Dory, Squid, Kingfish, and more. The crew will provide everything you need - just bring your lunch or snacks, and have a great day on the water!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

John Dory
Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Silver)

Boat Specs

Lidguard (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2008. Powered by a 180HP Ford engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Bryan Connell
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since March 2016
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I love the wildlife, 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 8 years now and still improving somewhere. Old is Gold and Wood is Good, and the fish seem to love swimming around her "That's for Sure".
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Chris Olney
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Millennium Day trip with Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   NEW  December 12, 2018
we had a fantastic day on Riko Riko and could not have asked for a better skipper than Bryan. The boat RIKO RIKO is a fantastic...
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Leon Wijohn
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Whakawhanaungatanga

VERIFIED   February 5, 2018
Other friends on other boats got no fish that day. Bryan will help you catch fish. We caught fish all day. At times we were...
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Vyv Stanborough
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Fishing with Bryan

VERIFIED   NEW  December 13, 2018
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Hans Wang
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Trip with Bryan

VERIFIED   September 23, 2018
The captain is very experienced, nice, helpful… we had an awesome day out definitely recommended!
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Alex Liu
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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One day trip with captain Bryan

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
Very good experience with Captain Bryan, very helpful, easy-going. And we caught a lot of nice fishes.
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