The Bay of Islands is known as the Anglers Eldorado for its abundance of fish and their world record size so if you want to go fishing for a few hours, a full day or even 4 day trip to find the big Marlin grounds Wildblue Charters has the comfort and capabilities to provide an amazing fishing experience. M.V. Wildblue is a 12.2 metre purpose built ‘sports’ fishing vessel and Captain Trent Boult knows all the good spots. Using only the best equipment Shimano has to offer and using the latest fishing methods to catch your fish, a Wildblue Charter is the ultimate way to experience the natural beauty of the Bay of Islands while enjoying the fishing adventure of a lifetime.
Game fishing from: $350 pp
Sole charter: $1,950 full day
Maximum 6 anglers
The Bay of Islands was made famous by Zane Grey and its deep sea fishing world records for Striped, Blue and Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Skipjack Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluenose and Hapuku (Groper).
Wildblue Charters offer full day fishing trips (9 hours) in the stunning Pacific Ocean using the latest fishing methods of lures, and tease and switch.
We fish with tackle from 10kg to 37kg. We also promote Tag & Release.
Departure time to suit the fish bite from 7.00am.
New Zealand’s favourite fish. Best time to catch – all year round using strip baits, live bait, soft baits and slow jigs.
We fish for snapper on reefs and structured areas using multiple methods to suit the time of year and conditions.
Contact us for departure times.
Best time to catch Yellow Tail Kingfish – all year round, but winter months can produce bigger fish with an average size of between 12-15kg plus. A very hard fighting fish with long runs, pound for pound, one of the best.
We fish around deep drop offs, reefs, rocky outcrops and islands using live baits, jigs and surface poppers. Potential world record fish are there to be caught, so come and test your stamina on one of these tough fish.
Kingfish trips are based on early departure times.
Come and see the Bay of Islands and all its wildlife while cruising through the islands and sheltered bays. See dolphins and whales by chance, nesting bird colonies up close, visit island bird life sanctuaries and pest-free habitats.
Please call to discuss your requirements.
Price on Application.