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
    5 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,719
    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
    Swordfish extreme
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,685
    The Gladiator of the seas is what they say The mighty Swordfish, probably the hardest fighting fish in the ocean These fish (Shark) are found out in deep water off the Bay of islands all year round Using deep drop methods we can take you out to the best grounds to try and catch one of these beasts Strap yourself in the fighting chair and hang on Come and test yourself and the tackle to the Maximum These trips are weather dependent so we suggest you give a three day window for best chance. Please enquire
  • Private trip
    Big game fishing full day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Jun 30
    $1,584
    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 !!
  • Private trip
    Full day Kingfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,315
    Want to catch that huge 30 Kg Kingfish ? Give yourself the best chance by booking a full day chasing Kingfish with us Using Live baits or jigs, maybe a stick bait but we will find that elusive trophy Kingfish for you and your friends during a full day trip aboard "Wildblue" Fishing in all of our top hot spots like The Hole in the Rock or Waiwere Rocks Maybe up north to the Cavalii Islands, we will try our hardest to find that big one for you
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Kingfish Dawnbreaker MAX 6
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $398
    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
    Half Day Trip - Catch Your Dinner
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $202
    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 the Charter Operator

Wildblue Charters
Paihia, New Zealand
4 Fishing Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

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Targeted Species

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

Nannygai Nannygai
Seabass (Giant) Giant Seabass
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Visa
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with Captain Trent
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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Adrienne B.
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Half day with Trent Boult

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Catch Your Dinner on July 20, 2021
We had the bestest day, loads of fish caught taking the family out for an experience, mum, aunty, 2 x 14 year olds and a 5...
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Great Day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Kingfish Dawnbreaker MAX 6 on November 7, 2021
Epic days fishing with Trent. Unlucky with the kingys. (Got railed by a couple). Then came in and slayed the snapper. We’ll...
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Full day private charter kingfish hunt.

VERIFIED   Full day Kingfish on May 20, 2021
What else can I say, captain Trent is the man. He worked tirelessly to make sure we achieved our dreams. You cannot...
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Lakemba, NSW
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Kingfish Dawnbreaker MAX 6 on April 30, 2021
We had an excellent day out on the water! The fishing was a bit slow that day but Trent still managed to put on us onto some...
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Jordi D.
Auckland, Auckland
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Wonderful day for the family

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Catch Your Dinner on April 4, 2021
Great experience for the family, especially for my daughter who caught a giant John Dory on her first fishing trip, dad also...
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FAQs about Wildblue Charters

Wildblue Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $150 per person - Half Day Trip - Catch Your Dinner (4 hours)
  • NZ $295 per person - Half Day Kingfish Dawnbreaker MAX 6 (6 hours)
  • NZ $1,950 per group, additional NZ $75 per person after 6 guests - Full day Kingfish (9 hours)
  • NZ $2,350 per group - Big game fishing full day (9 hours)
  • NZ $2,500 per group - Swordfish extreme (12 hours)
  • NZ $2,550 per day per group - Three Kings Islands Bonanza (5 days)

When you book a trip with Wildblue Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Outside)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (x 5)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wildblue Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Fresh water, tea & coffee)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (By arrangement)

Wildblue Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Wildblue Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wildblue Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Nannygai
  • Seabass (Giant)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack