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 370 HP Iveco 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:

  • 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
    $1,057
    price breakdown
    $1,057
    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
    $1,057
    price breakdown
    $1,057
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $701
    price breakdown
    $701
    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
    Half Day Trip – Snapper (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $535
    price breakdown
    $535
    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.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Kingfish (Shared)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $351
    price breakdown
    $351
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Snapper Early Start
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1
    $199
    price breakdown
    $199
    Start early when the snapper are ready to bite, 5 hours trip.

About the Captain

Paul Vlug
Paihia, New Zealand
Angler's Choice
12 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) Grouper (Goliath)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

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

Boat Specs

Extreme (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 370HP Iveco engine.

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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.61
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Experience
2 day  trip with Paul
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4 days fishing trip with Captain Paul
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Joan Z. C.
Whangarei, Northland
 5.00
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2 day trip with Paul

VERIFIED   February 28, 2020
Scored a great striped Marlin on the 2nd morning, experience of a lifetime.  Went home a happy fisherman.
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Melissa M.
Auckland, AUK
 5.00
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7hr kingfish trip

VERIFIED   November 16, 2019
Had a great day with paul the skipper, boat has heaps of room paul was all about us catching fish which we did, we caught...
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Linda T.
Auckland, AUK
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Wonderful 3/4 day with Captain George.

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
This was about as perfect as a trip can be.  Great fishing, great captain, beautiful Bay of Islands.  Highly recommend
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David S.
Wellington, Wellington
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
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Rhys C.
Auckland, Auckland
 5.00
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Fantastic trip will be back very soon

VERIFIED   March 4, 2018
Amazing day wth a awesome guide. We caught a lot of large king fish and snapper, the best part of the day was catching an 8...
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