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 Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $1,324
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $1,159
    up to 4 persons
    + $67
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $728
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $596
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $497
    up to 6 persons
    Half day charters provide for a skipper and deckhand, tea and coffee.
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About the Captain

Geoff Stone
Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2014
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.

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
Deep Sea 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (21)
4.41
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Experience
Half day snapper and kingi with Geoff Paul and Poppy
Half day snapper and kingi with Geoff Paul and Poppy
Half day snapper and kingi with Geoff Paul and Poppy
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
84%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Richard M.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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The Perfect Morning with Captain Geoff and Paul

VERIFIED   January 23, 2019
Without question, the best fishing charter I’ve ever been on! I’ve been fishing for 40 years, but chose to leave my own...
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Phillip K.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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Half day snapper and kingi with Geoff Paul and Poppy

VERIFIED   NEW  December 26, 2019
Awesome day out and heaps of snapper to take home too. Geoff and Paul were real nice to take us out on Boxing Day too.
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Gary R.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  January 17, 2020
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Eun Y. C.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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It was great FUN!

VERIFIED   June 3, 2019
It was my first time fishing and all of my friends (and myself) had a great time on Major Tom. The captain and Paul...
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Susie L.
Whangarei, Northland
 3.67
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5 hour trip for snapper and kingfis.

VERIFIED   NEW  January 5, 2020
New owner Hamish , very pleasant polite guy. Unfortunately for us fish weren’t biting , but the same for everyone in the...
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