Fishing the Bay of Islands

All inclusive - Private Charter with Lunch, Dinner, Transfers & Accommodation

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DURATION: 1 Full Day Fishing Charter including 2 nights accommodation in an iconic Hotel.

CITY:  Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island - Russell was the first permanent European settlement and seaport in New Zealand.

GUEST NUMBERS:  Up to 10 pax


Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area.  Once you're around Tapeka Point - just north of Russell - you'll enter a maritime adventure playground with an abundance of wildlife including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets and more. 

New Zealand is home to some to spectacular big game fishing and the Bay of Islands is no exception. If you want the thrill, the chase, and adrenaline pumping excitement that comes with big game fishing, the Bay of Islands is the place for you.

Located on the waterfront of Russell in the Bay of Islands, you will stay in the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel offering an outstanding restaurant and accommodation. Holding New Zealand's first liquor licence, this historical beauty has been lovingly restored and offers her visitors a great place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by.


Depending on the season and what is biting, you will be targeting a variety of fish species, such as Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, John Dory, Swordfish, Hapuku, Red Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna…and the list just keeps going!

The Captain and his crew are very familiar with the best techniques to land the local fish. You will be able to go for trolling, jigging, popping, drift fishing, and light and heavy tackle.

Every trip with Wildblue Charters comes inclusive with all the necessary fishing equipment to put your catch together, as well as fish cleaning and filleting.  Lunch and refreshments will be offered during the charter.

  • 9 hour fishing (max four anglers)
  • Latest fishing techniques using lures, and tease and switch
  • Tackle using 10kg to 37kg
  • Freshly packed gourmet lunch & beverages
  • 3 course set menu dinner at the Duke of Marlborough each night - (beverages for client's own account)


Included: Hotel breakfasts (both mornings),  lunch on board charter, 3-course set dinner at the Duke of Marlborough (both nights) - (beverages for client's account)


Return transfers from Paihia Airport to Russell included.

We can arrange all flights within New Zealand to Paihia Airport where required or a coach transfer within Northern region. (not included in per person costs)

SUGGESTED ADD ON ACTIVITIES (pending time required in Bay of Islands):

  • Treaty of Waitangi grounds
  • Kemp House and the Stone Store (Kerikeri)
  • Hole in the Rock
  • Russell – including Pompellier House and Christ Church

PRICE PER PERSON: (On application - subject to availability)  


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