Blue Sea Charters – Splash

Blue Sea Charters connect anglers with the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The local waters are a favorite fishing destination for both tourists and locals alike.

You will be fishing with Captain Rick Mancer. Rick will greet you with a warm welcome aboard ’Splash.’ She is a 36’ commercial boat which was built back in 1977. She comes powered by a 385 HP Yanmar engine and can comfortably take up to 10 passengers. Cruising at 15 knots ‘Splash’ gets you to the fishing grounds fast!

Splash is rigged with a GPS, Colour fishfinder, and other professional accessories. She features a large cockpit, which is ideal for those keen fishing enthusiasts. There is a toilet on board – a much-needed thing when spending your day on board. Splash is also a record holder boat of various tournaments.

Blue Sea Charters’ experienced captains will assist you throughout the adventure. We bait your hooks, take the catch off your hook and fillet your catch when you’re done fishing.

Depending on the trip you decide to choose, you will be targeting Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, Kahawai, Trevally, Terakihi, and Hapuka (Hapuka fishing is only possible on a full-day booking IF conditions are ideal).

All fishing trips come inclusive with rods and reels, as well as bait. You don’t have to purchase a fishing license for recreational saltwater fishing in New Zealand.

The trips aboard ‘Splash’ depart from Paihia, Russell, or Waitangi.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $208
    This trip will get you on top of the hottest bite around! You will be fishing for Snapper (Nannygai), which is exciting for anglers of all skill levels. Snapper fishing is great year-round, but the hottest months are November through May.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 11 - Mar 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $208
    This trip will get you on top of the hottest bite around! You will be fishing for Snapper (Nannygai), which is exciting for anglers of all skill levels. Snapper fishing is great year-round, but the hottest months are November through May.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 23 - Feb 25 (Sun)
    US $208
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $397
    This Kingfish trip is an exciting opportunity to enjoy some rod-bending action with your fishing buddies. You can book this trip any time of the year, but the best time is March through July.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,282
    This multi-species fishing trip is for those anglers who want the waters all to themselves. Bring your fishing buddies with you and target Hapuka, Snapper, Kahawai, Giant Trevally, and Kingfish.
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FAQs about Blue Sea Charters – Splash

Blue Sea Charters – Splash offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $170 per person - Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $170 per person - Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $170 per person - Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • NZ $325 per person - 3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish (6 hours)
  • NZ $2,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Sea Charters – Splash, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Blue Sea Charters – Splash include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Blue Sea Charters – Splash offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Blue Sea Charters – Splash offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Sea Charters – Splash include:
  • Hapuka
  • John Dory
  • Kahawai
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Tarakihi
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Charter Operator

Blue Sea Group Ltd
Paihia, New Zealand
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
136 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2017
Northland fishing charters departing Paihia, Russell, Waitangi. Experienced skippers and crew that know all the great fishing spots in beautiful Bay of Islands. Operating 20+ years, catering for experienced or novice anglers wanting the joy of catching fish. Snapper, Kingfish, Terakihi plus others.
Our Team
Rick M.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Hapuka Hapuka
John Dory John Dory
Kahawai Kahawai
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper

Boat specs

Custom (Headboat) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 385HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

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:

Cash
Bank Transfer

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