Riko Boat Charters - Riko Riko

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Auckland, New Zealand

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”

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

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About this listing

Boat Specs
38 ft
10 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Hauraki Gulf
Nearshore Fishing
3-12 miles
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
John Dory
Snapper (Pink)

Trevally (Silver)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Dead Bait Supplied Only
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Bryan Connell
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since March 2016
I was born and raised in Devonport, Auckland. My Grandfather was a Merchant Seaman, and my Father loved building boats, so it was just a matter of time before I learned to sail the Hauraki Gulf off Narrow Neck Beach. Sailing was my passion until 2000 when plying for a commercial license, the need to change course to include an iron Sail "Motor Launch", and fishing to sustain more time on the water and take clients out to look at the America Cup races, then out fishing. Fishing Competitions late summer and Great Barrier trips in Winter are a must. 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 7 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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Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Fished April 9, 2017
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Fishing was slow to start but bryan kept trying different spots until we had a good haul coming in.
He was very friendly and helpful, especially to one of the team who was on his first fishing trip.
We had the boat for 8 hours initially, but as the bite was off at the beginning, Bryan kept us out for another hour so we could make the most of the bite when it came on.
I would highly reccomend this Charter for any group wanting a great day out. Very professional and tidy.

Fished February 18, 2017
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Captain Bryan is such a nice chap. Very patience and will try his best to make sure we enjoy ourselves. Do his best to find fish for us.

Fished December 22, 2016
Bryan Connell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 30, 2016

Hi David ,
            Thanks for Your Review I hope you are having a great stay in Auckland the weather looks
real nice at the moment It was a good time on the boat even if the weather was mild Cheers Bryan

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