Grand Cru Fishing Charters

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Day/Overnight Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,775
    price breakdown
    $1,775
    The ultimate fishing adventure! Grand Cru can take a maximum of 4 people, including children, on overnight trips. Fish for longer and experience the full package, by staying onboard Grand Cru at the end of each awesome day of fishing. Target Marlin, Tuna, Snapper, Kingfish, and more depending on the season. This trip is available for as many days/nights you wish to experience. The rates are GST inclusive. You will get fishing gear, bait, tea, coffee, water, meals, bedding, skipper, deckhand.
  • Private trip
    3 Days 2 Nights Ultimate Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,775
    price breakdown
    $1,775
    The Ultimate Fishing Adventure! Grand Cru can take a maximum of 4 people, including children, on overnight trips (+ Crew). Fish for longer and experience the full package, by staying onboard Grand Cru at the end of each awesome day of fishing. Target Marlin, Tuna, Snapper, Kingfish, and more depending on the season. This trip is available for as many days/nights you would like; Let Us Know. The rates are GST inclusive. Included: fishing gear, bait, tea, coffee, water, meals, bedding, skipper, deckhand
  • Private trip
    1 Day Fishing Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,643
    price breakdown
    $1,643
    Full day private charter is tailored specifically to your individual requirements. Fish all day targeting either Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish or Snapper. OR you can also fish in the morning, cook your catch on the BBQ for lunch, and then relax in the afternoon enjoying the delights of the Bay of Islands. Just let your captain know! Up to 6 people can come aboard. The price is GST-inclusive and covers fishing gear, bait, tea, coffee, water, skipper, and your deckhand. Depart around 7.00am, and return around 5pm.
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About the Captain

Peter Hadfield
Opua, New Zealand
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since August 2016
Fishing is my passion! I am an Owner / Operator and along with my wife (Crew) will provide you with the ultimate fishing experience on board Grand Cru. I have been fishing since my teenage years and fishing in the Bay of Islands since 1992. I will 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 join us on board Grand Cru for a trip of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
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:
Visa
Mastercard

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Tomas R.
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VERIFIED   December 22, 2017
Mike and Helen are excellent hosts and Mike really knows his job. Super boat spotlessly kept. What more could you want?
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