Snap Fishing Ventures - Luxury

There’s no better way to experience the Hauraki Gulf than aboard a luxury fishing vessel, helmed by a local captain. “Snap Fishing Ventures” offer just that with trips that combine fishing and sightseeing.

Hop aboard Captain Nik Key’s 42’ Eagle Magic Riviera yacht. She’s spacious enough for up 6 anglers and is powered by twin 535 HP Cummins, allowing her to cruise effortlessly at a slick 20 knots. You’ll have plenty of time to perfect your fishing techniques and hook your dream catch!

There’s also an onboard toilet, kitchen with fridge and dishwasher, AC, and spacious indoor cabin with a bed. These amenities and more ensure everyone on board is comfortable and content.

Captain Nik teaches you how to set up your gear, walking you through local techniques such as Inchinku and Kabura jigging. Some of the targets you’ll be going after include delicious John Dory, Pink Snapper, and Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack).

As well as providing top level fishing excursions, Snap Fishing Ventures also offer charming accommodation, nestled among the trees in the Waitakere Ranges. If you are interested in combining fishing with true Kiwi hospitality, let Capt. Nik know ahead of time!

Explore this New Zealand fishing paradise and experience the trip of a lifetime with Snap Fishing Ventures!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Hop aboard a luxury fishing vessel and combine sightseeing and fishing on this full day trip! You'll fish for John Dory, Pink Snapper, and Kingfish. Keep your eyes peeled and cameras ready for Whale, Dolphin and bird sightings! Top-of-the-line fishing equipment Inchinku and Kabura jigging is provided.

About the Captain

Nik Key
Auckland, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Response time 27 hours
Member since July 2016
Captain Nik has fished the stunning waters of the Hauraki Gulf since he was a kid. With over 40 years experience on the water, he is not only passionate about fishing, but also about being at one with nature on the open sea. With many years’ experience fishing the local waters all year round, Nik has a thorough understanding both of how the area fishes, and why. Nik started fishing with softbaits and metal lures in about 2004, and has never looked back. He and his team took home the inaugural prize at the first ever Berkley Gulp softbait competition in New Zealand in 2007, and were at the forefront of developing this technique in the local area. Nik takes pride in sharing his knowledge of fishing with softbaits that he gained from 12 years of intensive lure fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

John Dory John Dory
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Riviera (Motor yacht) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 535HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

42 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

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