From delicious Snappers to majestic Marlin, north New Zealand has it all. Come and get your hands on this range of exciting fish with Major Tom Adventures. Whether you’re a family looking to try out a new hobby, or an avid angler going for that trophy catch, Captain Hamish Paterson has you covered.
An avid angler since childhood, Capt. Hamish has always been passionate about fishing. He fished commercially before dedicating his life to running charters, and so knows exactly what it takes to attract and land the biggest fish out there. Along with his first mate, he promises to use all his skills and expertise to make sure you get what you want out of your trip with him.
The monster 40’ Don Senior offshore sport fishing vessel has space for up to 12 guests, and 8 of you can fish at the same time on the spacious deck. The boat also comes fitted with a comfortable cabin, boasting bunks, a bathroom, and a kitchen, featuring an oven, microwave, and barbecue. Make yourself at home on board, and live the life of luxury on the open waters!
No stone is left unturned when it comes to fishing. Capt. Hamish provides the latest rods and reels, and you’ll have plenty of live bait to attract the bite of your target fish. Meanwhile, the trolling lines will do their job from the outriggers, and you’ll have a fighting chair at your disposal to give you the edge over whatever’s biting.
You’ll need all the help you can get as you battle it out with Snappers, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Marlin, Tuna, Spearfish, and even Sharks. Get ready for a serious workout to hook any of these beauties aboard as you go after the catch of a lifetime. At the end of your trip, the first mate will even clean and fillet your catch for you to take back to shore.
From start to finish, you’ll have nothing to worry about as the dedicated crew takes care of you throughout. Major Tom Adventures promises the full fishing experience, so come and discover in some of the world’s most underrated waters in style!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
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.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Russell Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Major Tom Adventures
- NZ $270 per group, additional NZ $135 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
- NZ $270 per group, additional NZ $135 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
- NZ $285 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
- NZ $855 per group - 6 Hour Kingfish Adventure (6 hours)
- NZ $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip (MAX 6) (8 hours)
- Fighting Chair
- GPS (Large detailed screen)
- Fishfinder (times 2)
- Bed (Sleeping for 6)
- Live Bait Well
- Kitchen (Oven, microwave, bbq)
- Tuna Tubes
- Ice Box (Fast freeze freezer)
- Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
- Live Bait (May be caught during the trip)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (Water and soft drinks on full day trips)
- First Mate
- Lunch (Light lunch on full day trips)
- Inshore Fishing (Bay fishing)
- Offshore Fishing (For game fish)
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- John Dory
- Marlin (Black)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (Striped)
- Shark (Mako)
- Snapper (Pink)
- Spearfish (Longbill)
- Tuna (Skipjack)
- Tuna (Yellowfin)
- Yellowtail Amberjack