Wildblue Charters

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

Wildblue Charters offers departure from Opua Marine, Paihia, and Russel, 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 Raymarine navigational electronics, which include a GPS, fish finder, VHF radio, and a radar. This vessel goes above and beyond, featuring Extended Offshore Limits with enhanced safety items such as a liferaft.

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.

Every 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Three Kings Islands Bonanza
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1759
    up to 10 persons / day
    Come and fish the Famous Three Kings Islands with us. We cover all the bases catching Giant Bass or Haupuka, Huge Kingfish, Big Marlin and The mighty Swordfish and more. Everything supplied all you need is what you wear. This is a wild and spectacular place to fish, very weather dependent but we plan to get it right and not take any undue risks. Please note in the event of bad weather we will fish North Cape and surrounding areas until weather allows the safe passage to the 3 Kings islands.
  • Private trip
    Fishing Extreme
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Dec - 1 Jun
    US$ 1621
    up to 10 persons / day
    Serious fishing..catch Marlin .Kingfish Haupuka and Snapper on our 3 night 4 day extreme fishing adventure..all inclusive of food.bedding.Towls. rods. reels everything you need to catch the big ones..Visit Wangaroa harbour The Jewl of the North..stay in some of Northlands stunning coastal fishing locations .. Just bring your cloths sunglasses and be ready for a great Wildblue time. (Please note this is not available as instant booking)
  • Private trip
    Big game fishing full day
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 2 Nov - 30 Jun
    US$ 1345
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 172
    each additional person
    Come and chase the big game species Striped, Blue and Black marlin Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack tuna and more. a full day of Wildblue Adventure The Bay of islands holds the most world records for Striped marlin in the World !!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Kingfish Dawnbreaker MAX 6
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 182
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This package is ideal for any angler! Take your friends and family and join the Captain on the beautiful waters of Opua to chase the best fish in the local waters. All the gear and tackle will be provided.
  • Shared trip
    Afternoon dusky trip for Snapper
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 79
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Come and catch your dinner or Breakfast in the afternoon / evening watch the sunset while catching the big Snapper
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Catch Your Dinner
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 79
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Target John Dory, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, and many more. A very comfortable vessel, a great Captain, and his crew will look after your requirements and give you the best experience possible.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
John Dory
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Red)
Swordfish

Tuna (Yellowfin)

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.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Wildblue Charters
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Member since February 2017
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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%

Bay Of Islands Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Good day out on the boat but hard fishing. 6 of us and the captain with lines in the water.  Threw back about 12 or so undersize and kept around 10 legal. I guess that’s fishing. Still rather be out on the sea than in doors. Thanks Trent.

Fished April 22, 2018
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How can I not rate this trip 5 stars ! Went out and caught live bait and pulled in 5 king fish first thing in the morning ! Went out to the marlin grounds and within 45 mins of lures in the water and a half an hour fight I pulled in a 220kg blue marlin ! What an experience made even better by a great crew ! Thanks Trent and trist :)

Fished February 22, 2018
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My wife and I did a 6 hour charter with Trent
The boat was modern, spacious and felt very safe
We have done a lot of charters and Trent worked hard to get us fish
We would recommend this charter

Fished February 20, 2018
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