Charter Operator
Ross Taylor

Member since December 2014 Paihia, New Zealand
Background
Having had a love of fishing for over 40 years, and owning my own aluminum boat, I came across an opportunity to buy a charter boat. So, with a life style change and relocating to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, my wife and I bought Target Charters about 14 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.

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Paihia, New Zealand
Background
Having had a love of fishing for over 40 years, and owning my own aluminum boat, I came across an opportunity to buy a charter boat. So, with a life style change and relocating to the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, my wife and I bought Target Charters about 14 years ago and continue to operate in the Bay.
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My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(50 reviews)
Paihia
 2 bookings in the past week.
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trips from US $112

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Grace's first fish
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
82%
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Ruoyun Q.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Kingfish trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish on January 8, 2023
Wonderful experience, 5 times heavy bite by kingfish, never experienced so exciting fishing before.
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Peter M.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day birthday snapper trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Snapper on January 23, 2021
Ross & Rick have a wealth of knowledge of the area and made the trip an excellent experience, they also helped us to catch...
Peter M. recommends Target Charters
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Tim B.
Whangarei, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day trip with Captain Ross

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Snapper on January 6, 2021
We had a great family morning out thanks Ross.  You and Rick were both fantastic, very encouraging for our sons, and helpful...
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Sue M.
Whangarei, New Zealand
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Target Charters..

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish on February 21, 2022
We found the Captain , Ross n his deckhand Ricky, very knowledgable and friendly.. although we didnt catch our target species,the...
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Geoff E.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Ross.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Kingfish on January 9, 2021
An awesome day out with Capt.Ross. Good fishing good weather an all round great experience. When it comes to Kingfishing Ross...
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