Bucket List Charters

Explore the magical blue waters and green islands of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands with Bucket List Charters! Karen and Alan Percy have been operating their “barefoot luxury” charter for 2 years and love showing their guests the beautiful surroundings they call home. Working alongside them is Skipper Conrade, who is on board to help with all things angling.

You’ll cruise the waters in luxury and style aboard a 75’ Fiberglass motor yacht. She can comfortably accommodate parties of up to 25 guests with 8 anglers able to fish at the same time. This vessel is equipped with the works including a toilet, bunk beds, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, ensuring you’re comfortable all day long.

These Bay of Islands is famous for its Yellowtail Amberjack (Kingfish), Pink Snapper, and Marlin population.  Record-breaking catches have been made in these waters but tag and release is strongly recommended in order to preserve the fishery. The crew is happy to clean any smaller catch you do choose to keep and larger fish will be sent to a cleaning station.

All of the gear you need for 8 anglers will be provided. You also have the option to spearfish provided you are experienced and bring along your own gear. Water, snacks, and ice are provided but you’re free to bring any other drinks or food you’d like to enjoy. Lunch is also available at an additional cost of $90 per person.

Karen and Alen can pick you up from your hotel or jetty in the Bay of Islands if arranged in advance and for an additional cost. Hop aboard for a luxurious day of cruising and fishing in New Zealand with Bucket List Charters!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    up to 15 persons
    + $71
    each additional person
    Explore the productive blue waters in the Bay of Islands on this exciting 8-hour trip! You'll have everything you need to target Yellow Amberjack (Kingfish), Pink Snapper, and Marlin aboard a luxurious 75' ride. Bottled water and snacks are provided, but feel free to bring any other refreshments and food you'd like. Lunch is also available at an additional $90 dollars per person. Anglers of all ages and skill levels welcome.

About the Charter Operator

Bucket List Charters
Opua, New Zealand
Response time 24 hours
Member since August 2014
Karen and Alen Percy have been in the charter business since 2012. They started their unique brand of "barefoot luxury" aboard Bucket List in 2018 and have been happily taking out guests ever since. They also have Skipper Conrade on board to help with all things fishing related! If you're hoping to explore the beautiful blue waters and magical green islands in the Bay of Islands look no further than Bucket List Charters!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Fiberglass (Motor yacht) originally built in 2011, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 700HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

75 ft
25 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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


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:
Bank Transfer

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