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!”



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (6–10 pax)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $724
    up to 10 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
47 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2016
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".

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
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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
out of 5 stars from 47 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Amazing day!
Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan
Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan
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Angler Rating
40
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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Arthur A.
Hong Kong
 5.00
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Great day with Riko Riko and Captain Bryan

VERIFIED   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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Anna H.
Tauranga, BOP
 5.00
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Amazing day!

VERIFIED   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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Raymond F.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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8 hours perfect trip with captain

VERIFIED   November 2, 2019
we start fishing around 10am captain found a really good place every bait can get a big size snapper really...
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Scott M.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Work do

VERIFIED   December 13, 2019
Found the spots on a hard day. Great advice. Beautiful day out
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Zane M.
Auckland, AUK
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Fishing Bonanza

VERIFIED   November 16, 2019
Bryan ran a great charter - he knows his stuff and where to go to get fish. We had an amazing day and took home a full quota!...
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