Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia

Blue Ocean Charters invites you to step onboard one of the biggest charter vessels in New Zealand - Te Kuia. Here you will find solid fishing action throughout the year, a reliable crew and plenty of fish - from Kingfish, John Dory, Gurnard to Tarakihi, Snapper, and Hapuka. Whether you want a full day trip around inshore reefs or an overnight trip to the iconic Mayor Island, you’ll find it here.

You will be fishing from a 50’ Lilley classic boat with tradition and stamina to take on these fish. Boasting a capacity of 30 people, the boat has ample of place for fishing, extensive seating area, a spacious back cabin, a galley, a toilet, and a fine selection of fishing gear which you can rent. The boat is powered by a 200 HP Detroit engine and is fitted with navigational electronics. And, for anglers who want to explore reefs during the night - there are comfortable bunks onboard that can take up to 10 people.

The team behind the Blue Ocean charters is made up of local fishermen who have been in the business for decades. They know the waters well and will make sure you have a blast onboard.

You are encouraged to bring your own fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackle, and all other gadgets you might need. However, you can also rent rods and tackle from the crew for an additional fee per person. There will be tea and coffee served, but you should bring your own food and drinks. Please note that alcohol is ok in moderate amounts, while smoking is allowed outside the cabin.

When packing for the trip, remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Put on adequate clothes, bring plastic bags for your fish, old towels, and toiletries. Book your spot on time and come enjoy the finest of NZ fishing!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    23 Hour Trip - Hapuka (10 Pax)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 1361
    up to 30 persons / day
    THIS TRIP IS FOR A MAXIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE. This trip runs for 23 hours, from 6 pm until 5 pm the next day. It costs NZD 1950 in total. This is an overnight trip fishing for Hapuka/Bluenose around Tuhua, Mayor Island. You can rent standard tackle for NZD 50 and electric reels for NZD 100 per person. This is a private charter and you will have the boat to you and your party. Bring food and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip - Mayor Island
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    11 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1191
    up to 30 persons
    You will have the boat to your party and can explore the fisheries of the Mayor Island at your own pace. The captain will take you fishing for the likes of Snapper, Tarakihi, Kingfish, Trevally, and more. Rod and reels can be rented for 20-25 NZD per person. Bring food and drinks, and come along. Get a camera, put on sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and come along. Smoking is allowed outside the cabin and alcohol is fine if moderate.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Inshore Reef
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1157
    up to 30 persons
    On this full day trip, you will have the boat to you and your party and you can explore the reefs as you like. Fishing is super exciting here and you can sample a variety of species, including John Dory, some Snapper. Kingfish, and more. The rental of rods and reels is NZD 20-25 per person. Pack food and drinks, put sunscreen on, bring sunglasses and hat, and come along.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Gurnard
John Dory
Seabass (Giant)

Tarakihi
Trevally (Golden)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Lilley (Classic) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
30 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Drinks
First Mate

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Blue Ocean Charters
Tauranga, New Zealand
Member since September 2017
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Our company has been in operation since 1988. We have two large vessels that offer a safe and roomy platform for fishing. We operate in one of the most beautiful areas in New Zealand, the Bay of Plenty where the fishing has to be experienced to be believed!
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 93%

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Harry Waaka
Wellington, Wellington
 5.00
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Grea day on the water.

VERIFIED   April 1, 2018
A great no-fuss way to go out on the water and fish. We came from Wellington to enjoy the warm weather and a day on a roomy,...
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Dwayne Barriball
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 5.00
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Fishing with Raewyn

VERIFIED   December 29, 2017
Awesome day out with the guys will definitely book again but for a longer trip
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J Bryce
Springston, CAN
 4.33
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VERIFIED   November 14, 2018
Great day, captain and crew were excellent the gear is getting past it but was a great day cheers
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Jess Bell
Whakamarama, Bay Of Plenty
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VERIFIED   June 10, 2018
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