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.
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Knox (Classic) originally built in 1960, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 120HP Gardner engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots.
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Member since August 2014
Auckland Fishing Calendar
Went fishing on January 3, 2017
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 2017Fished January 3, 2017Chen Yuhan recommends The Red Boats Charters