Angler numbers

4 anglers is a comfortable number on 'Aquatek' our Stabicraft. For families or friends, possibly with some anglers sharing a rod, this can be extended to 6 for inshore trips, subject to conditions.

8 anglers is the maximum number on 'Valda M' our larger fishing vessel.

Prices are inclusive of GST, and the prices below are for the boat, plus your skipper/guide. Rod/bait/berley/ice prices ($30 to $50 per person) as shown below.

Timing of trips is tailor-made to suit your requirements, subject to prevailing ‘bite times’. A full day trip is for circa 9-10 hours, and a half-day circa 5 hours, but we don’t 'up anchor' if the fish have just come on the bite! Please advise if you want to fillet your fish before leaving the water. 99.9% of our clients prefer not to 'waste' good fishing time and fillet when they get home! For visiting clients we are very happy to fillet a fish or three for you to enjoy at your motel, etc. 


Inshore areas include Motiti, Karewa and middle ground reefs.

Offshore areas include Mayor Island (Tuhua), Astrolabe reef, Plate Island, Schooner Rock, etc.

Charter prices

'Aquatek' our 6.8m h/t Stabicraft - Inshore full day charter $700, Offshore full day charter $900. Subject to season half days are occasionally available at $550 per half day charter.

'Valda M' our 10.4m historic fishing vessel - Inshore full day charter $900, Offshore full day charter $1,100. 24 hour charters or multiple days (max 4 anglers) $1,200 per day.

Rod hire

Rods, bait, berley & ice - $30 per person for inshore charters and $50 per person for offshore charters. Offshore charters usually involve a selection of more expensive rods. Lost jigs and poppers, etc, are just charged at replacement cost. We use quality Accurate, Shimano, Quantum reels usually paired with Kilwell and Offshore rods. Note: If your are a 'leftie' hiring gear, it can help to let us know in advance!

Mayor Island 'shuttle'

$500 each way in 'Aquatek', i.e. a total of $1,000 for drop off and then pick up on a subsequent day. We can transport a maximum of 6 passengers in Aquatek, subject to the amount of baggage.

$700 each way in 'Valda M', maximum 8 passengers. Please note we are unable to transport kayaks in either vessel.

An extended stay at Tuhua with 24hour access to the boat, is priced as for an overnight charter.

Other activities

Diving, watersports (we have some wicked toys!), harbour tours, Matakana Island picnics, themed birthday parties - all priced in accordance with your requirements.


We would be delighted to privide food and drinks (basic or exotic!) for your day/night on the water. The cost is dependant on requirements, please just ask for options.