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 approximatly 9-10 hours, and a half-day approximatly 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. Most 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 hotel or motel.
Inshore areas include Motiti, Karewa and middle ground reefs.
Offshore areas include Mayor Island (Tuhua), Astrolabe reef, Plate Island, Schooner Rock, etc.
'Aquatek', our 6.8m h/t Stabicraft - Inshore full day private 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 private charter $900, Offshore full day charter $1,100. 24 hour charters or multiple days are available at $1,200 per 24 hours. If overnight numbers exceed berths available on Valda, then we can arrange accomodation for you in cabins in SE Bay at Mayor Island (Tuhua) at a small additional charge.
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' for 4 passengers, i.e. a total of $1,000 for drop off on 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 the boat, is priced as for a 24 hour charter, see above.
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 time on the water. The cost is dependant on requirements, please just ask for options.