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.
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. Please note hire of rod/bait/berley/ice is additional and ranges from $30 to $50 per person as shown below.
Timing of trips can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, subject to prevailing ‘bite times’. A full day trip usually departs at approximately 7am, returning between 4-5pm. But note 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. Most of our clients prefer not to use up 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 hotel, motel or a local restaurant.
Inshore areas include Motiti, Karewa and middle ground reefs.
Offshore areas include Mayor Island (Tuhua), Astrolabe reef, Plate Island, Schooner Rock, etc.
Charter prices per vessel
'Aquatek', our 6.8m h/t Stabicraft
Inshore full day private charter $800.
Offshore full day private charter $1,000.
Half day private charters (subject to season and inshore only) are $600.
'Valda M', our 10.4m historic fishing vessel
Inshore full day private charter $1,000
Offshore full day charter $1,200.
Multiple days or 24 hour charters are $1,400 per 24 hours. There are 3 modest berths available on Valda M for clients, plus a toilet, shower and cooking facilities. For greater numbers we can arrange accomodation for you in cabins in SE Bay at Mayor Island (Tuhua) at a nominal additional charge.
Rods, bait, berley & ice - $30 per person for inshore charters and $50 per person for offshore charters, since they involve a selection of more expensive rods and reels. Lost jigs and poppers when chasing kingfish are just charged at replacement cost. We use quality Accurate, Shimano and Quantum reels usually paired with Kilwell and Offshore rods. Note: If your are a 'leftie' hiring gear, please let us know in advance!
Mayor Island 'shuttle'
$500 each way in 'Aquatek' for 4 passengers, i.e. a total of $1,000 for drop off one day, with pick up on a subsequent day. Subject to the amount of baggage, additional passengers are charged at $50 each way, with a maximum of 6.
$800 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 'Valda M', is priced as for a 24 hour charter as mentioned above.
Diving, watersports, harbour tours, Matakana Island picnics, themed birthday parties - all priced in accordance with your requirements.
We would be delighted to provide food and refreshments (basic or exotic) for your time on the water. The cost is dependant on requirements, so please ask for options.