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 Shane Shepherd. He 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 12 passengers.

Splash is rigged with a GPS,  Colour fish finder, 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 captain 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, Hapuka, Kahawai, Trevally, Terakihi and Yellowtail Kingfish.

All fishing trips come inclusive with Penn and Shimano 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. Blue Sea Charters have two boats in their fleet, which you can check out if you scroll down and click on ’Blue Sea Charters.’



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,378
    price breakdown
    $1,378
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $429
    price breakdown
    $429
    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. For less than 4 people you may sole charter this trip at the 4 person rate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $204
    price breakdown
    $204
    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
    $204
    price breakdown
    $204
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Sea Charters
Paihia, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
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75 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

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

Tarakihi Tarakihi
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Custom (Commercial) originally built in 1977. 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
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 dates 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM) on November 21, 2020
Great Day, perfect weather, heaps of fish, fantastic crew, tons of laughs and dolphins to top off an awesome experience. Could...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM) on December 6, 2020
We had a great afternoon on the boat with Jason. We had more fish than we could handle and fantastic photos of dolphins. Highlight...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM) on October 31, 2020
Was a great trip. Caught over 10 snapper.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM) on January 30, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM) on January 4, 2021
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