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
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Shared)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $417
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tarakihi
    Tarakihi
    John Dory
    John Dory
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $655
    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
    Half Day Trip – Snapper Early Start
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $655
    Start early when Snapper is ready to bite. This is a four-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $834
    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 – Offshore (8 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 8 persons
    US $1,251
    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.
  • 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
    Price for up to 8 persons
    US $1,310
    Target Marlin and Tuna
  • Private trip
    Smashing kingfish, Cavalli islands
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 1
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $1,489
    Where the kingfish are bigger, with less sharks, leaves from the Bay of Islands.
    Types of fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Dave M.
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What Great day catching big Kingies

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) on March 15, 2024
We had a great day.  Paul picked us up from Russell Wharf (where other charters were telling us how poor the fishing was). ...
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Robyn B.
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Great day on the water w Paul

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) on March 30, 2024
This was our first day in New Zealand on a 5 week adventure and we had the best time with Paul. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Damian M.
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Incredible experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Snapper Early Start on January 30, 2024
Captain Paul was very knowledgeable and helpful for me wife and I. The fishing started slow but Paul persisted and put us onto...
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Aaron T.
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100% Recomend Get Reel Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) on December 21, 2023
We booked Get Reel Charters for our work xmas trip and the trip was amazing . Great size boat that is quick and the captain...
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Mark O.
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Great day out

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) on March 9, 2024
Would definitely recommend get real charters paul really knows his stuff and has great knowledge of the local fishing
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FAQs about Get Reel Charters

Get Reel Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $350 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Shared) (6 hours)
  • NZ $1,100 per group, additional NZ $180 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private) (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,100 per group, additional NZ $170 per person after 5 guests - Half Day Trip – Snapper Early Start (4 hours)
  • NZ $1,400 per group, additional NZ $250 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private) (6 hours)
  • NZ $2,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 MAX) (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Marlin (8 hours)
  • NZ $2,500 per group, additional NZ $250 per person after 5 guests - Smashing kingfish, Cavalli islands (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
  • Radar

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

Meet the Captain

Paul Vlug
Paihia, New Zealand
ID & license verified
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Boat specs

Extreme (Sportfishing) 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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water, tea and coffee

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
Minimum age is 4
No Smoking
Unless it’s a private charter.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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