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 VHF radio on board. The boat features outriggers, a live bait tank, and an icebox, 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!”



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (6–10 pax)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $957
    Join this fun crew for a full day of fishing, targeting Snapper, Kahawai, 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 the Captain

Bryan Connell
Auckland, New Zealand
3 Fishing Reports
48 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Snapper (Pink)
Trevally (Silver) 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks
Fishing License

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.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (6–10 pax) on December 30, 2019
Chartered an 8hour trip with Captain Bryan and had a great time. Bryan was super knowledgeable of the area and brought us fishing...
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Fishing with Bryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (6–10 pax) on March 19, 2019
I cant speak more hiilly of Brian . I rang bryan on the 15th March ,a day after my previous booking had been cancelled ....
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Amazing day!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (6–10 pax) on January 12, 2020
We went for a day fishing trip with Bryan and had a great time. Took our boys (5 and 7 years old) and they said it was the...
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Chris O.
Auckland, Auckland
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Millennium Day trip with Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (6–10 pax) on 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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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (6–10 pax) on 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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FAQs about Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko

Riko Boat Charters – Riko Riko offers the following trip to customers:
  • NZ $1,340 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
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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