Fishing charters Bay of Islands

Edge Fishing Charters

Our mission is to go above and beyond for every guest to get onto the best fishing the day and season will allow.  Our custom built vessel, “Edge” is fitted with the most up to date fish finding technology and PENN fishing gear on the market. She is both fast and safe and has a renowned White Pointer hull to ensure the smoothest of journeys.

From $135

Russell Wharf, or Paihia Wharf

Epic Adventures

Epic is about exposing the best skippers from the best fishing locations in New Zealand, to the world. We’re about a sense of pride and professionalism and an unmistakable passion for fishing adventures. Epic is synonymous with fishing sustainability and respect to the health of our fisheries. We’re about a team dedicated to sharing some of the most enthralling fishing experiences on the planet, all backed up by the friendly service of a family run, NZ home brewed fishing charter company.
Epic specialize in putting you on the big string pulling fish.
You can be assured Epic will pull all stops to provide world-class fishing adventures.

From $150

Russell Wharf, or Paihia Wharf

Major Tom II – Sport Fishing & Cruising

Major Tom II is a serious fishing boat with a fun crew!  The boat is surveyed for Extreme Limits and The Three Kings, but is as much at home giving space and comfort to inshore snapper and kingfish anglers, as she is cruising in blue water to reward those who want marlin, broadbill swordfish, tuna, sharks and hapuka in the deep. Tea and coffee is supplied on all charters, full day sole charters include lunch, while cruising multiple day charters all food is supplies at a modest extra charge.

From $135

Overnight trips available

Ata Rangi

You can tailor your perfect Ata Rangi experience: from day trips around the Bay of Islands dining on fresh fish catches and superb local wines, to seven day voyages to New Zealand’s remote Three Kings Islands in pursuit of marlin, kingfish, hāpuku and swordfish.

From $10,000

Big Fish

We are one of New Zealand’s premier family owned and operated fishing charter companies based in the stunning seaside village of Paihia in the scenic Bay of Islands, Northland. Paihia is approximately 3 hours’ drive north of Auckland.

The Bay of islands is known as the gamefishing capital of New Zealand. It is one of the most popular fishing, sailing and tourist destinations in the country, and has been renowned internationally for its big-game fishing since American angler and author Zane Grey publicized it in the 1930s calling it “the Anglers Eldorado”.

From $275pp

Wildblue Charters

M.V Wildblue is a 12.2 metre (40 ft) purpose-built sports fishing vessel built by Salthouse NZ in 1996.

Designed and built as a charter vessel to catch Marlin and inshore species she has a large cockpit suitable to fish up to 10 anglers.

Half day from $135

Departs daily

Spot X Fishing

Join our daily fishing trips and you will have a personal fishing guide and a unique experience of the supreme places in the Bay of Islands. Target the tasty snappers or the big fighter – the kingfish.

All bait & tackle supplied, complimentary tea & coffee and toilets.  Fish is filleted on board ready to bring home or to a restaurant – cook your catch! Snapper trips 4 hours, Kingfish 6 hours, both available as Shared or Private. A private charter, 4, 6 or 8 hours,gives you the full range of options of fishing or tourism or both. Prices: snapper is $880, private kingfish $1000 for 4 people, $150 per extra person, only 4 anglers at a time with live bait! Private 8 hours $1400.

$135 Snapper

$285 Kingfish

Departs Daily

Blue Sea Charters

Blue Sea Charters experienced skippers and crew take pride in looking after their clients.  All vessels have complimentary tea & coffee, toilets, tuition if necessary and bait/tackle supplied.  Fish is filleted to suit when you return from your trip. Snapper trips 4 hours, kingfish 6/7 hours.

$130 Snapper

$285 Kingfish

Departs Daily

Target Charters

It’s the best way to do exactly what you want. You can spend your time targeting the one species you want, or mix and match so you get to fish them all Tackle and bait supplied, or you can bring your own.  Fish filleted upon request. You’ll find it means MORE FISHING – LESS HASSLE.

$135 Snapper

$285 Kingfish

Departs Daily

Bucket List

Based in Opua, gateway to the historic and beautiful Bay of Islands, Bucket List is one of New Zealand’s premier charter vessels. Accommodating intimate groups of up to 8 people overnight, or 28 guests for a day trip, we cater for a range of activities including sight seeing, fishing, diving, tramping, waterskiing and dolphin watching.

From $4725

Up to 15 people

El Donna

Sportfishing Charters from the Bay Of Islands and through to North Cape for Striped, Blue and Black Marlin, Tuna, Broadbill and Kingfish. El Donna is famous for landing the biggest ever Striped Marlin on Rod and Reel. Professional crew all the latest Shimano Fishing gear and Simrad Electronics . Extended stay away trips up to 5 days for up to 4 Anglers and will fish locally with up to 5 anglers on day trips.


Kingfish $1250

Marlin $1800

Departs daily

Days Out 

From share trips to private trips, as a professional guide it is my aim to make sure you remember your fishing on Days Out.   
All fishing gear is proudly supplied by Okuma.  Fish will be filleted for you to enjoy at a local restaurant or to take home with you.

From $150

Up to 6 people

Iti Rangi

Iti Rangi is The Landing’s 8.5 metre vessel, built by Dickey Boats. Iti Rangi is available for fishing, sightseeing, or a leisurely explore of the Bay of Islands and comes with her own skipper – The Landing’s Brett Michalick.

You are welcome to provide your own food aboard Iti Rangi, or have The Landing’s chef Jackie put together a picnic. Pick up/ drop-off from The Landing jetty, or anywhere within the Bay of Islands.

Half day $1150

Full day $1875

Departs daily