Koura Bay Fishing Charters

Koura Bay Fishing Adventures offers unique fishing trips out of Kaikorua. Here you will find enjoyable cray fishing trips, and quick boat rides across the calm water to get you some nice fish. These packages work great with families and groups of friends.

The captain is experienced and friendly, the scenery is stunning, and the crayfish tasty. If you want to spend a couple of hours on the water, have a glass of wine in the garden overlooking the water as the crayfish is cooked, you’ve got it.

Capt. Gerard is an experienced fisherman who knows how to give an enjoyable trip for novice anglers or fishos just looking to unwind. On his 20’ Stabicraft boat named ‘Sophie-Rose’, Capt. Gerard will take you around the Koura Bay. The boat is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha outboard and can comfortably take up to eight people. The vessel is equipped with the navigational electronics, including GPS and a fishfinder. She stores all the gear you will need, as well as the required safety equipment.

You can choose between crayfish or fishing trips. On crayfishing trips, you will be getting the little fellas out from the water within minutes. Afterwards, the captain will welcome you in his nice garden where you can savour some nice wine and socialize. It’s great for groups of friends and families.

On fishing trips, you will meet the captain and head out to the bay. And, the boat is launched with a tractor, so if you’re coming with kids, they’re going to find it interesting and likely have a story to retell. When you set out, you will be fishing for Sea Perch, Cod, Kahawai, as well as many more fish that live near the coast. There is no fishing license required, so all you need to bring are comfortable clothes, a camera, and sunglasses.

This is great chance to experience the beautiful Koura Bay. Get your backpacks, invite friends, and come along.

If you don’t catch anything, you don’t get charged. But don’t worry, you practically always catch fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 1 PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $159
    Use your afternoon to get an enjoyable trip to remember. Families are going to love it. You will have two hours of fishing, with fish biting within minutes from the shoreline. Kaikoura also offers beautiful view of the landscape, so bring your camera to make some nice memories. ***No fish, no charge!***
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 11 AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $159
    If you're looking for a nice morning trip near the shore, this is it. This is a two hour fishing trip around the beautiful Kaikoura, with the fish normally biting just minutes from the dock. The equipment is waiting for you onboard. You don't need a fishing license. you can get Kahawai, Sea Perch, some Cod, and more. It's a quick ride, so even kids will enjoy it. Bring a camera and hop on. ***No fish, no charge!***
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 3 PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $159
    If you're looking to fish and enjoy the time on the water, this charming little package will be perfect for you. It's two hours of fishing. The bites normally come as soon as you leave the dock. You can get Sea Perch, Cod, Kahawai, and more. Get your camera and dress for the weather. ***No fish, no charge!***
  • Shared trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip - 9 AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $159
    Take a great two hour fishing trip in the stunning scenery of Kaikoura, with the fish normally biting just minutes from the dock. You don't need a fishing license, and the gear is waiting for you onboard. There are some interesting fish to get here, including Kahawai, Sea Perch, some Cod, and more. It's a quick ride, so even kids will enjoy it. ***No fish, no charge!***
  • Shared trip
    1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! - 11AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $101
    Go on a fun Crayfishing trip, you can pull them out of the water just two minutes from the shore! If you'd like to start your morning a bit later, you've got it. Capt. Gerard will make sure you have a nice ride and enjoy the stunning scenery.
  • Shared trip
    1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! - 9 AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $101
    Go on a fun Crayfishing trip, you can pull them out of the water just two minutes from the shore! This is a quick trip, but the one you will enjoy. There are no choppy seas, so even less experienced anglers can enjoy fishing here. Get a camera and hop on.
  • Shared trip
    1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! 1 PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $101
    Go on a fun Crayfishing trip. You can pull them out of the water just two minutes from the shore! Add that special little something to your afternoon. It's an enjoyable ride. You only need a camera and clothes for the weather.
  • Shared trip
    1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! 3 PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $101
    Go on a fun Crayfishing trip, you can pull them out of the water just two minutes from the shore! Come along and enjoy this quick ride around beautiful waters of the Koura Bay. It's a good choice for novice anglers, families with kids, and groups of friends and colleagues.
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About the Captain

Gerard Diedrichs
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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23 Customer Reviews
Response time 16 hours
Member since November 2017
Capt. Gerard offers truly unique fishing experience around the stunning scenery of the Koura Bay. Not only with Capt. Gerard put you on fish, but he will also welcome you in his garden where you can have a glass of wine as you wait for your Crayfish to be cooked. Capt. Gerard will give you a nice ride around the bay. There is plenty of Crayfish to get here, within minutes. The captain knows the local waters well and will work to make your day memorable.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod (Blue) Cod (Blue)
Kahawai Kahawai
Lobster Lobster
Rockfish Rockfish

Boat Specs

Stabicraft (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Customer Reviews

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96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Sarah M.
Auckland, Auckland
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Awesome fishing afternoon!

VERIFIED   1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! 3 PM on January 14, 2021
I had a great time with Andy & Gerrard. Wonderful hosts & great experience! Apart from fishing for blue cod, perches & grayfishes,...
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Christchurch, Canterbury
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Absolutely blown away - Highly recommended!!! Read this review!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Fishing Trip - 3 PM on October 31, 2020
Before you read this review. See my photos and videos. Wow what can I say…. One hell of an experience. Day...
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Vanessa O.
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What a Fantastic fishing trip!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Fishing Trip - 11 AM on April 2, 2021
What a fantastic fishing charter, certainly recommend to all to give it go. A great team Gerry, Andy & Rosie. Not only was...
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Gayle C.
Christchurch, Canterbury
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VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Fishing Trip - 11 AM on April 19, 2021
The best day ever. Sight seeing the seals. Emptying cray pots then fishing. Rosie and Andy were magic. They made us feel welcome...
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Siobhan C.
Lower Hutt, Wellington
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Fishing Trip - 3 PM on April 23, 2021
Great trip, loads of fish. 9 year old boy loved it!
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FAQs about Koura Bay Fishing Charters

Koura Bay Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $70 per person - 1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! - 11AM (1 hour)
  • NZ $70 per person - 1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! - 9 AM (1 hour)
  • NZ $70 per person - 1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! 1 PM (1 hour)
  • NZ $70 per person - 1 Hour Trip - Crayfish Only! 3 PM (1 hour)
  • NZ $110 per person - 2 Hour Fishing Trip - 1 PM (2 hours)
  • NZ $110 per person - 2 Hour Fishing Trip - 11 AM (2 hours)
  • NZ $110 per person - 2 Hour Fishing Trip - 3 PM (2 hours)
  • NZ $110 per person - 2 Hour Fishing Trip - 9 AM (2 hours)

When you book a trip with Koura Bay Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Koura Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We can prepare the food at our home for you)
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Koura Bay Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Koura Bay Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Koura Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Cod (Blue)
  • Kahawai
  • Lobster
  • Rockfish