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!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Capricorn Cruiser (Motor yacht) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 360HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.
Types of Fishing
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.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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:
Opua Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Grand Cru Fishing Charters
- NZ $2,500 per group - 1 Day Fishing Charter (10 hours)
- NZ $2,700 per day per group - 2 Day/Overnight Fishing Charter (2 days)
- NZ $2,700 per day per group - 3 Days 2 Nights Ultimate Adventure (3 days)
- Air Conditioning
- Fighting Chair
- GPS (Furuno)
- Fishfinder (Furuno)
- Bed (Sleeping for 4 passengers)
- Live Bait Well
- Tuna Tubes
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Inshore Fishing (Bay of Islands)
- Offshore Fishing (Bay of Islands: - Whangaroa to Tutukaka)
- Reef Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (Striped)
- Snapper (Pink)
- Tuna (Albacore)
- Tuna (Skipjack)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)
- Yellowtail Amberjack