Black Pearl Charters

Mana Marina
Wellington, New Zealand

Black Pearl Charters offers various fishing packages on the waters off Wellington, NZ. Whether you’re looking to boost your morning, take your friends out for fine angling, or just love hardcore game fishing, Black Pearl is what you’re after.

Here, you will find rich waters both inshore and further out. If you choose a shorter trip, you can stay closer to the shore and target the likes of Yellowtail Kingfish, Snapper, Tarakihi, or Cod. Big game lies further out, and for the best results, choose a multiday trip.

Black Pearl is operated by Skipper Mat. Wellington-born, your skipper has been fishing these waters for over two decades. Having previously worked on charters elsewhere, Mat decided to start his own charter business. Tailored to customers, trips with Skipper Mat are relaxing and enjoyable.

As for your vessel, Black Pearl is rigged for game fishing and reef fishing alike. She is a custom built 8 meter (26’) Kiwi aluminum fishing boat. She is made to carry small groups, and for maximum comfort, we advise groups of four or five anglers.

Black Pearl is powered by two 150 HP Yamaha engines and can cruise at the speeds of up to 25 knots. She is equipped with the navigational electronics, stores top drawer Shimano gear, life jackets, has a toilet, beds, a live bait well, outriggers, and downriggers.

When you head out, Mat will provide the fishing gear. There will light snacks and some refreshments onboard, but you should bring your own lunch, especially if you plan on fishing the entire day.

You will also want to pack suitable clothes, and an extra layer of it, in case it gets wet, or you’re traveling with kids. Bring along sunglasses, a cap, sunblock, a camera. Wear comfortable footwear that will let you move easily so you can readily join the action.

Once you get ready, step onboard Black Pearl, and enjoy the waters!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Marlin (Taranaki)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 1013
    up to 5 persons / day
    On this trip, you will have the chance to explore one of New Zealand's best striped Marlin fisheries. You will go Marlin fishing from New Plymouth, leaving Port Taranaki. For maximum comfort, this package works best with up to four anglers. The best months are January-April. Accommodation and food can be arranged at an extra cost. The skipper will provide top-of-the-line Shimano gear, light snacks, and refreshments. Pack a cap, sunblock, enough clothes, and lunch. Also, make sure to bring a camera.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 5 persons
    This full day trip works best for anglers who want to have enough time to fish. It's a great chance to fish both closer to the shore, or further out. You can target Snapper, Kingfish, Cod, and Tarakihi, or some bigger game fish. Skipper Mat will furnish Shimano gear, as well as all bait and berley. There will be some light snacks and refreshments onboard. Pack a cap, suitable clothes, sunblock, sunnies, and a camera. If prone to seasickness, take medication before the trip. Also pack your own lunch.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 506
    up to 5 persons
    This five hour morning trip is a great way to kickstart your day. There are many species near the shore that you can target, including Snapper, Kingfish, Cod, and Tarakihi. The captain can take up to five anglers, but four is ideal for maximum comfort. You will get Shimano gear, as well as all bait and berley. There will be some light snacks and refreshments onboard. Pack a cap, suitable clothes, sunblock, sunnies, and a camera. It's great for kids and novice anglers.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US$ 506
    up to 5 persons
    This five hour trip comes as a great add-on to your day. You can target a variety of fish on this trip, including Snapper, Kingfish, Cod, and Tarakihi. Skipper Mat can take up to five anglers, but four is ideal for maximum comfort. He will supply Shimano gear, as well as all bait and berley. There will be some light snacks and refreshments onboard. Pack a cap, suitable clothes, sunblock, sunnies, and a camera. This trip is great for kids and novice anglers.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod (Blue)
Grouper (Gag)
Gurnard
Marlin (Striped)

Snapper (Red)
Trevally (Silver)
Tuna (Albacore)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Custom Built Kiwi Kraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

Matt Dobson
Wellington, New Zealand
Member since August 2014
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Captain Matt grew up in Wellington and spent his childhood years fishing for all sorts of fish. The last several years saw him run charters around the rich waters of the Bay of Islands. Having fished around Wellington for over two decades, Matt decided to start his own business, and so Black Pearl Charters came to life. "My philosophy on guiding is to get you guys out there fishing and having fun. So I have created a fishing charter that I would want to fish with if I was fishing in Wellington." Whether a seasoned angler or a novice fisherman, Captain Matt will show you the know-how of local waters. His charter brings a friendly and enjoyable time on the water.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 86%

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Had a great time out on the water with Mike; he’s friendly and really easy to feel comfortable with.

Fished February 25, 2017
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A little disappointed with the amount of undersized fish caught, but boys enjoyed the experience.

Fished December 12, 2016
Matt Dobson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 23, 2016

Great to hear the boys enjoyed there trip, with reef fishing there’s always small fish as a by catch and lots of the fish we got were of legal size but we chose to release them unharmed to get bigger. We still managed a nice amount of keepers including a great Trevally and A John Dory.

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Great fun - Everyone left happy after catching a lot of fish.

Fished February 13, 2016
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