Blue Sea Charters - Skipper Jim

Blue Sea Charters offers exciting adventures for a great fishing experience in and around the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Bring your children, family, and friends with you for a fun and relaxing day on the water.

Blue Sea Charters will take you to the fishing spots that the experienced skippers know around and amongst the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands for a variety of local species. Target Terakihi, Kahawai, Trevally, and Yellowtail Kingfish, as well as Red Snapper.

You will be spending your day aboard the ‘Skipper Jim’, a 19’ catamaran. She was built in 1988 specifically for catching fish and can accommodate up to ten anglers. The Skipper Jim is ideal for all types of anglers, especially for groups with small children.

Enjoy the stability of a catamaran and plenty of fishing space. The Skipper Jim features a comfortable lounge and a spacious cockpit. She is rigged with a GPS and a color fish finder to save your time while searching for a big one. The Skipper Jim is also equipped with a toilet.

There will be a lot of assistance and fish talks during your trip. To make a successful catch happen, you will be provided with Penn or Shimano rods and reels. As well as that, all trips include commercial self-hooking hooks. Fishing licenses are not required.

The departure can be arranged from Russell Pier, Waitangi, and Paihia.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,083
    up to 10 persons
    This trip will get your hands on Hapuka, Kingfish, Snapper, and many other species. You will be provided with rods and reels by Penn or Shimano.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $77
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Catch a healthy dose of Snapper (Nannygai) on this morning trip. If you decide you keep your catch, the captain will clean and fillet it for you.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $77
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Catch a healthy dose of Snapper (Nannygai) on this afternoon trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Sea Charters
Paihia, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Gurnard
John Dory
Kahawai
Snapper (Pink)

Tarakihi
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Custom (Catamaran) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 112HP Toyota Marin engines.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift 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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.42
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Glen H.
Te Kuiti, Waikato
 5.00
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Fishing with Eddie

VERIFIED   May 26, 2019
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Kiritea M.
Parnell, AUK
 5.00
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Half day with kids

VERIFIED   January 9, 2019
Was a good charter. Kids had fun they caught more than us parents and we all went home with fish tea. Would differently do...
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Southbank, VIC
 5.00
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Half day with skipper jim

VERIFIED   February 14, 2019
What an awesome day best charter ever Jims a laugh and knows his spots great time thanks
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Alex F.
Whangarei, Northland
 5.00
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   December 29, 2018
Great morning fishing, staff very helpful and welcoming ! Caught some good fish!
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Ross F.
Brighton East, VIC
 5.00
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Massive day

VERIFIED   December 12, 2018
My son and myself had a awesome day out fishing catching those good size snapper made our day cheers
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