Blue Ocean Charters invites you to come fishing from a vessel with the longest fishing tradition in Tauranga, New Zealand - ‘Ratahi’. Built from a scrap of metal into a vessel that has taken out thousands of repeat customers to fish for anything from Gurnard to Kingfish and Snapper, ‘Ratahi’ is a reliable vessel that takes on the finest of local game fish.
Regularly maintained with care by the Blue Ocean crew, ‘Ratahi’ has been putting people on fish ever since 1938. She is a stable and seasoned 46’ saltwater fishing custom built boat that is powered by a 90 HP Detroit engine. She can take up to 20 people and get them to inshore reefs and the Mayor Island hot spots.
The boat is spacious and offers plenty of seating space for anglers onboard. She is fitted with modern electronics but still keeps her old charm. The boat stores safety gear and carries a wide array of fishing gear which you can rent from the crew.
As for your fishing trip, you’ll be targeting the local critters - Gurnard, Hapuka, Kahawai, Kingfish, Snapper, and so much more. No matter how skilled you are, the crew will help out and work to take you where the fish are.
You are invited to bring your own rods, reels, and tackle, or rent it from the crew. You should also bring some bags for your catch, as well as other gadgets you might need. Pack sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera, as well as some old towels and toiletries. There will be coffee and tea served onboard, but you should pack food and drinks. Please note that smoking is allowed outside the cabin area and moderate drinking is fine.
Get your friends and family, grab your bag, and come along for a fine day on the water around stunning scenery which the Bay of Islands boasts.
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About this listing
Custom-built boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1938, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 90HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.
About the Charter Operator
Member since September 2017