Major Tom II Charters

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Major Tom II is owned and skippered by a well-known Bay of Islands fishing identity Geoff Stone. Geoff has been on the water for over 40 years, and as a professional fisherman and a winner of many tournaments, he is a sound choice for a safe, fun-filled fishing trip.

With a 14 foot beam and an overall length of 40 feet, Skipper Geoff’s boat, a Don Senior, offers the opportunity for anglers to fish in space and comfort. Major Tom II is powered by twin 315 HP Cummins engines, and is a safe vessel which features a GPS and a radar. It also has a fishfinder which locates the best fishing spots with schools of fish waiting to bite. The boat holds a toilet which is essential when you are spending the day on the water, and especially if you are taking your children out. Other features include a fighting chair, rods and reels, lures and fresh bait which are all included in the price.

Inshore anglers have the benefit of Geoff’s extensive knowledge of the Bay’s best fishing locations, and those wishing to chase big game options in the deep have the benefit of a skipper whose anglers have caught numerous World and New Zealand records for Sailfish, Striped Marlin, Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish and Pink Snapper. Whether you are looking for a quick trip to catch a Snapper for tea, battle with one of the Bay’s famous Yellowtail Kingfish, or a multiple day excursion cruising the Northland coast’s hotspots, Skipper Geoff and Major Tom II are ready to present the best of New Zealand’s salt water action.


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  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip -Up to 4 Persons
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Jul
    $1,344
    up to 6 persons / day
    Included skipper and deckhand. Tea and coffee is supplied to all charters, free lunch, while on cruising multiple day charters, an evening meal, breakfast and bedding is supplied.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Jul
    $1,176
    up to 4 persons
    + $68
    each additional person
    Marlin-Tuna-Shark-Hapuka-Kingfish-Snapper-Saltwater Fly Lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea, coffee supplied
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Yellowtail Kingfish
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Jul
    $739
    up to 4 persons
    + $34
    each additional person
    Half day charters provide for a skipper and deckhand, tea and coffee. These charters are priced for 4 anglers. Additional anglers $25 each. Max 6
  • Private trip
    5 hour snapper/kingfish
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Jul
    $605
    up to 6 persons
    Snapper and kingfish with skipper and deckhand. All gear supplied plus bait plus soft drinks and tea/coffee. Board at Paihia or Russell
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 Jul
    $504
    up to 6 persons
    Half day charters provide for a skipper and deckhand, tea and coffee.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

John Dory
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink)

Swordfish
Tuna (Bigeye)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Don Senior (Flybridge) originally built in 1987, and restored in 1996. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Geoff Stone
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Member since August 2014
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Geoff Stone, along with his anglers, holds numerous Club, New Zealand, and even World Records for Marlin, Broadbill, Swordfish, Shark, Tuna, Kingfish, Snapper and Sea Bass. For the last four seasons, Major Tom II has collected the Bay of Islands premium awards for both Most Gamefish, and Most Gamefish Tagged.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Half day with Captain Geoff
Best charter trip!!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tina R.
Tauranga, BOP
 4.67
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5 hour trip with Geoff Stone and Paul.

VERIFIED   NEW  January 10, 2019
Would have to say best fishing charter we have been on .Great guys fantastic day and plenty of fish. Totally recommend Major...
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Ian L.
Palmerston North, Manawatu-wanganui
 4.67
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Half day with Captain Geoff

VERIFIED   NEW  January 4, 2019
Caught 4 kingfish and a good number of snapper
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John P.
Auckland, AUK
 4.67
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Fishing with Geoff

VERIFIED   October 27, 2018
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Carlton K.
Auckland, AUK
 4.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   November 24, 2018
The captain and his mate really worked hard to find the fish.  The boat needs a bit of a clean up and refurbishment. ...
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Mathew B.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Half day trip with major tom 2 charter

VERIFIED   January 3, 2017
This was a great day we arrived for the boat trip at 6.30 in the morning and caught our live bait then once that was done we...
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