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.

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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.

45 ft
20 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
John Dory

Snapper (Pink)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Free Tea and Coffee
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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
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: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

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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.

Chen Yuhan  • Fished January 3, 2017
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