The Red Boats Charters

31 Westhaven Dr
Auckland, New Zealand

The Red Boats Charters are one of the most popular charter operators in Auckland and they pride themselves on the service they provide and their vessel. They are made up of a team of experienced captains who have immense knowledge of the marine life and fishing techniques and will be happy to advise you on catching your fish. Their captains have over 10 years experience charter fishing on Auckland Harbour.

You will fish aboard their purpose built 45 foot Knox classic boat, which was originally built in 1960 and restored in 2016. It is powered by a 120 HP Gardner engine with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots, and has a capacity for 9 people. This sound vessel includes the latest electronics in form of a GPS, a VHF radio, a radar and a fishfinder to ensure you locate the fish. You will also find the necessary safety equipment in form of fire extinguishers, a first-aid kit, flares and EPIRB. The boat has a toilet which is extremely handy when spending a full day on the water, as well as a kitchen and an icebox to store your catch until you return to the shore.

The Red Boats Charters will take you fishing in the beautiful Auckland Harbour on nearshore and offshore excursions. You will be targeting species such as Pink Snapper, John Dory, Kahawai and Gurnard. Please bring your own rods, reels, tackle, baits and sinkers, as well as lunch and snacks. If you do not own any, you are welcome to hire them from Auckland Fishing Charters for the following prices: rods are $20 per person which are supplied with 2 sets of tackle, additional tackle can be purchased for $5.00 a set; bait is $20 per person and must be arranged prior to your trip, or you can buy the bait & tackle from Top Catch Westhaven Marina located on the corner of Gaunt and Daldy Streets just up the road from Westhaven Marina. The boat has BBQ facilities. You can bring own alcohol & refreshments in form of beer and wine only, no spirits, for a fee of 150$ for a Licenced Bar Manager.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 610
    up to 20 persons
    This trip is designed for a private group of up to 20 passengers who will fish and have a fun time with the captains. You can hire rods at $20 and bait at $20, or bring your own. You will target Pink Snapper, John Dory, Gurnard and Kahawai.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 576
    up to 20 persons
    This trip is designed for a private group of up to 20 passengers who will fish and have a fun time with the captains. You can hire rods at $20 and bait at $20, or bring your own. You will target Pink Snapper, John Dory, Gurnard and Kahawai.
  • Private trip
    Evening Private Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Fri, Sat)
    US$ 496
    up to 20 persons
    A great after-work activity! You will be targeting species such as Pink Snapper, John Dory, Kahawai, and Gurnard. You can hire rods at $20 and bait at $20, or bring your own.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard
John Dory
Kahawai
Snapper (Pink)

Boat Specs

Knox (Classic) originally built in 1960, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 120HP Gardner engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Drinks

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

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

About the Captain

Andrew Somers
Auckland, New Zealand
Member since August 2014
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Captain Andrew and his team are all experienced captains and crew with over 10 years of experience in fishing and running fishing charters. They are all fun and caring, will give their all to teach the kids how to fish, and to explain in details so that everyone has the best chance of catching fish and enjoying themselves.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 75%

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Customer Reviews

3.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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the boat is small and not very well maintained but for the price it is value for money. The skipper is friendly and helpful. It is a bit crowded on the boat and our hooks got entangled quite a few times. Also, due to that day’s weather, we had to cancel our trip prematurely. It was nice for the skipper to give us a discount to make up for the loss of time on fishing but that’s just for us cos we pay at the end of the trip. The other passengers were not refunded.

Fished January 3, 2017
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