Major Tom II Charters

Russell Wharf
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

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 Cummin 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.

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-fil

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Overnight Trip -Up to 4 Persons
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 8:00 AM
    US$ 1265 private charter / day
  • Full Day Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1124 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 35 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Yellowtail Kingfish
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 702 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 17 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Snapper
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 488 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 17 each additional person

About this listing

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.

40 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
John Dory
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Pink)

Tuna (Bigeye)

Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
times 2
Life Jackets
times 2
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
times 2
Life Jackets
times 2
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Geoff Stone
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Member since August 2014
Geoff Stone, along with his wife and anglers, holds numerous Club, New Zealand, and even World Records for Marlin, Broadbill, Swordfish, Shark, Tuna, Kingfish, Snapper and Sea Bass. For two of the last three seasons, Major Tom II has collected the Bay of Islands premium awards for both Most Gamefish, and Most Gamefish Tagged.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Bay Of Islands Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Myself & 3 mates from Australia had a successful & fun 1/2 day fishing on Major Tom. We caught plenty & ended up throwing some back as we had caught more than enough to feed our group of 8 for the time we were staying in NZ. We all landed some good size Kingfish a couple of Snapper & Kahawai & Terakihi. These were all great eating fish & the Kingfish put up a good fight to land. The deckhand did a fantastic job of keeping the rods rigged & removing the caught fish & also did a top job cleaning & filleting all we caught. I would go on this boat again. Cheers.

Fished March 27, 2017
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We had the most fun with Geoff and Paul out on “major tom ll”
They’re professional to a tee, with so much knowledge and enthusiasm.
We took my nephew Luka (4 yrs old) also and they were great with him.- boy he talked the whole time, and now wants to go out on Geoff’s boat to catch a Marlin!

Fished March 17, 2017
Geoff Stone (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 19, 2017

Thanks Michelle. We had fun too.

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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 went to find our targeted fish which was kingfish after a couple of different locations that did not get any luck with the kingfish we went to another spot and that was were we had an awesome time catching plenty of kingis. Both the captain and his first mate were excellent we had 6 people on the boat and were able to alternate easily we we helped and guided the best way to catch what we wanted and we are not novices in fishing. All our fish was fillleted and bag for us by the time we got back to the wharf.  I would highly recommend major tom 2 charters geoff and paul are excellent fishermen

Fished January 3, 2017
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