Wildblue Charters

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Paihia (Bay of Islands), Paihi…
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

Wildblue Charters sails from Opua Marine, New Zealand. With them, you will get a chance to catch your trophy fish, or just catch dinner. Wildblue Charters will hook you up with those true living fossils!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Wildblue Charters aboard a 40-foot Salthouse sportsfisher boat, which comes powered by a 360 HP Volvo engine. Originally built in 1996, the vessel was restored in 2016 and can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests. It is fully rigged with navigational electronics, which include a GPS, a fish finder, a VHF radio, and a radar. For your maximum comfort when spending your day out on the water, there are two showers, a flybridge to aid your search for the fish, a bedroom with several beds, and a kitchen with a refrigerator. What else is needed? The boat is equipped with an anchoring motor to make sure it stays rooted, an ice-box, a fighting chair for those who are up to a challenge, a live bait tank, and Tuna tubes. As well as that, the vessel is equipped with outriggers, downriggers, and centerriggers.

Depending on the season and what is biting, you will be targeting a variety of fish species, such as Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, John Dory, Swordfish, Hapuku, Red Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna…and the list just keeps going!

The Captain and his crew are very familiar with the best techniques to land the local fish. You will be able to go for trolling, jigging, popping, drift fishing, and light and heavy tackle.

Each fishing trip with Wildblue Charters comes inclusive with all the necessary fishing equipment to put your catch together, as well as fish cleaning and filleting. Fresh water, tea, and coffee will be offered during the trip, so you can feel free to bring your own snacks with you. Lunch can also be arranged upon request.

Wildblue Charters sails from Opua Marine, New Zealand. With them, you will get a chance to catch your trophy fish, or just catch dinner. Wildblue Charters will hook you up with those true living fossils!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Wildblue

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Trip Date:
  • Fishing Extreme
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 3 day minimum, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1620 private charter / day
  • Big game fishing full day
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1275 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 172 each additional person
  • US$ 182 per person (shared), 2 persons minimum
  • Afternoon dusky trip for Snapper
    4 hour trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 79 per person (shared), 3 persons minimum
  • US$ 79 per person (shared), 3 persons minimum
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Salthouse sportsfisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 360HP Volvo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

40 ft
10 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
John Dory

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
x 5
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fresh water, tea & coffee
First Mate
Fishing License Included
By arrangement
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Charter Operator

Wildblue Charters
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Member since February 2017
Starting to fish when I was 5 from a warlf with a bamboo rod, I learnt to fish and catch bigger and bigger fish. Professional commercial fishing for 10 years gave me the knowledge on how to find and catch some of the worlds largest species over the years Gaining a NZ Offshore Masters ticket and marine enginneer, ensures you are in safe hands and experience that will help you catch the big ones. Being the Owner /Operator (Captain) I would like to invite you aboard to enjoy The Bay of Islands a place I am lucky enough to call Home
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Great trip with terrific results. Would recommend

Fished January 12, 2018
Wildblue Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 12, 2018
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Was a great morning, awesome boat, trent definitely knew what he was doing and everybody hooked into at least a few kingis and got to enjoy the fruits of their labour on the bbq! was awesome!

Fished January 8, 2018
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Fine for my disabled husband, and although wind made the sea choppy, the boat rode well, so was comfortable.

Fished October 18, 2017
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