Grand Cru Fishing Charters

28 Baffin Street
Opua, New Zealand

Grand Cru Charters runs fishing trips around the waters of the Bay of Islands. Here, you will find Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack), Hapuku, and many more. These fisheries are blessed with some of the most exciting and massive fish, and the crew will take you out and help you land your dream catch. The best time for fishing is November through late April.

The main departure point is B27, Bay of Islands Marina, Opua. However, pick ups can be arranged from Paihia Wharf or Russell Wharf if required. Whether you want to go after some big fish, celebrate your anniversary, birthday or a company win, fishing trips with these fishermen might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Grand Cru Fishing Charters specializes in longer trips. Full day or multiday trips give you a lot of time for fishing, but also for cruising and sightseeing. The fishing grounds are found near popular attractions, including the Hole in the Rock, Northland’s East Coast, Tutukaka Coast with the Poor Knights Islands, or Whangaroa Harbour and the Cavalli Islands.

You will be fishing from a 42’ Capricorn Cruiser motor yacht. The boat is powered by two 360 HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. The vessel is rigged with marine electronics, Furuno GPS, has a flybridge, air conditioning, a toilet, kitchen. Anglers will also find a live bait well, tuna tubes, outriggers, and an ice box.

The crew is experienced and they are skilled in both big game fishing, where you go after Marlin, Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack (Kingfish), Hapuku, or in light tackle—go for Kingfish on a 6 and 8 kg line. When you get onboard, you will get the fishing gear, lures, and drinks. Bring your own food, and put on a cap, sunblock, sunnies. You won’t need a fishing license, but we advise you to bring a camera and get a good shot of the scenery and catch. Get your backpacks, and come onboard!

Grand Cru Charters runs fishing trips around the waters of the Bay of Islands. Here, you will find Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish (Yellowtail Amberjack), Hapuku, and many more. These fisheries are blessed with some of the most exciting and massive fish, and


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  • Full Day Trip
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1724 private charter
  • Multiday Trip (4 Pax)
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1724 private charter / day

About this listing

Boat Specs

Capricorn Cruiser (Motor yacht) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 360HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Bay of Islands
Offshore Fishing
Bay of Islands: - Whangaroa to Tutukaka
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Black)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Albacore)
 
Tuna (Bluefin)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Sleeping for 4 passengers
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
Inside Cabin
 
No Alcohol
No excessive drinking on boat
 
You Keep Catch
Subject to NZ Fisheries minimum size limits
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Up to Angler
Payment

20% 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, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Peter Hadfield
Opua, New Zealand
Member since August 2016
Fishing is my passion! I have been fishing since my teenage years and fishing in the Bay of Islands since 1992. I would like to share with you my knowledge and expertise so that you can experience the thrill and challenges of catching your ultimate fish. I am a qualified Skipper; Inshore Launch Master. Come and join me on Grand Cru for a trip of a lifetime!
Response time: 16 hours
Response rate: 100%