Get Reel Charters

New Zealand is well-known throughout the world as one of the best places to go fishing on this planet. That reputation isn’t for nothing and Get Reel Charters is here to show you exactly why it exists - join them in an amazing offshore adventure that’ll put you on the hottest bite and the biggest fight!

Join them on board their boat, a 35’ offshore sport fisherman with a special V hull specifically designed for the waters off of New Zealand. It can comfortably hold up to 8 anglers, fishing at the same time. The boat is powered by a Cummins 410hp engine, giving it more than enough power to get you to your fishing grounds in no time. There’s a full-head toilet on board for comfort on longer trips.

Get Reel Charters is owner operated and that owner is Captain Paul Vlug. Capt. Paul will be your guide and assistant on this charter, as he’s been fishing the Islands for over four decades – you’re in good hands. You’ll go after a variety of species with him, Snappers, Groupers, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjacks, as well as the big, prestigious fish, Marlin, Swordfish, and various species of Tuna.

There is a minimum age policy in place, with no children under the age of 4 allowed on board. However, Captain Paul advises parents with younger kids to contact him prior the trip so they can work something out. The charter provides all necessary equipment. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and adequate clothing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper Early Start
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $194
    Start early when Snapper is ready to bite. This is a four-hour trip.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Shared)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $388
    This shared trip will take you fishing for the King Mackerel. Tea, water, and coffee are all provided. All required equipment is provided by the charter operator. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a waterproof camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $524
    This private trip is perfect for families or groups of anglers who are excited about going after the tasty Snapper that lives off the coast of Paihia. Coffee, tea, and water are provided by the charter. All equipment you may need is also provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $777
    This trip is perfect for anglers looking for a taste of the offshore adventure that New Zealand has to offer. Water, coffee, and tea are provided, as well as all necessary fishing equipment. Customers are advised to bring polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and adequate clothing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Marlin
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    $1,165
    Target Marlin and Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,165
    This trip will take you fishing between 6 and 12 miles offshore, off the coast of Paihia. The targeted species are all exciting catches, such as Marlin, Tunas, and other big game fish. All the gear is waiting for you onboard and you will have the boat to yourself and your family and friends. Tea, coffee, and water are served onboard. Pack a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera.
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About the Captain

Paul Vlug
Paihia, New Zealand
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20 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2018
Captain Paul Vlug has been fishing the waters surrounding the Islands for over four decades. He's been a customer on many fishing charters throughout his life, so he's very aware of what the customer wants and deserves – he works very hard to make sure that your trips with him are both extremely fun and make great memories for years on end. He prides himself on being customer-centric and will do everything in his power to make sure your trips are as fun as possible.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Extreme (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 410HP Cummins Qsb engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (24)
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
April fishing trip
April fishing trip
December fishing trip
+21
Angler Rating
15
3
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Nick V. B.
Whangarei, Northland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper Early Start on December 27, 2021
After getting the feeling we were going home empty handed Captain Paul decided to make one last stop at one of his favorite...
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James R.
Brimfield, MA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Paul

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private) on May 4, 2022
Excellent day out. Paul really knows the best spots and we caught great fish
James R. recommends Get Reel Charters
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Paul W.
Whangarei, Northland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6hr kingfish trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) on November 22, 2021
Great day out thanks.  Great to meet an enthusiastic captain who knew where the fish were and where they weren’t.  Paul...
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Aijun Z.
Whangarei, Northland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private) on April 24, 2022
船长非常有经验 带我们调到很多大鱼 开心到飞 感谢
Aijun Z. recommends Get Reel Charters
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Phillip C.
Auckland, AUK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private) on January 4, 2022
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FAQs about Get Reel Charters

Get Reel Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $150 per person - Half Day Trip – Snapper Early Start (4 hours)
  • NZ $300 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Shared) (6 hours)
  • NZ $810 per group, additional NZ $150 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,200 per group, additional NZ $150 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) (6 hours)
  • NZ $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Marlin (8 hours)
  • NZ $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 MAX) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Get Reel Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Get Reel Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, tea and coffee)

Get Reel Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Get Reel Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Get Reel Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack