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 20 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!
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About the Charter Operator
About this listing
Lilley (Classic) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.
Types of fishing
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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:
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FAQs about Blue Ocean Charters - Te Kuia
- NZ $1,950 per group - 7 Hour Trip - Inshore Reef (PM) (6 hours)
- NZ $2,000 per group - 7 Hour Trip - Inshore Reef (AM) (7 hours)
- NZ $2,400 per group - 11 Hour Trip - Mayor Island (11 hours)
- NZ $3,000 per group, additional NZ $300 per person after 1 guest - 23 Hour Trip - Hapuka (10 PPL MAX) (23 hours)
- Bed 10
- Snorkeling Equipment
- Ice Box
- Drinks (Tea and Coffee)
- First Mate
- Inshore Fishing (Local reefs)
- Nearshore Fishing (Mid grounds, about 10 miles out)
- Offshore Fishing (Around Mayor Island)
- Reef Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Barracuda (Great)
- John Dory
- Seabass (Giant)
- Trevally (Golden)
- Yellowtail Amberjack