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What a fantastic day! Our skipper was so helpful and took us to some great spots, and as well as catching my nine snapper for the day I caught my first 12 pound snapper. Thank you so much - I will be back”
- Jane Ross

Snapper fishing at its best

Snapper Fishing Charters runs the best fishing charter trips on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

We target Snapper, but our anglers frequently catch many different species such as Trevally, John Dory, Kahawai, Kingfish and even the odd shark.

Snapper Fishing Charters is a family business with more than 20 years' involvement in the maritime industry. We have operated thousands of successful day trips out on the water.  Our vessel the M.V. Joy is a 12.5m displacement craft which can fish up to 20 anglers.

Skipper Gavin (that's him at left with a recent catch) has over ten years' charter fishing experience. He's well known in the maritime industry and is very helpful with the tips and secrets he has learnt over the years. He has hundreds of proven fishing spots around Auckland and one of the best strike rates per trip.

Michelle, who runs our office, will provide you with a personalised service - we will take the time to find out what you want and organise your day to suit, be it a dedicated fishing trip, a party occasion or a fun filled adventure day of fishing, swimming and sightseeing.

We promise to meet every individual's needs and to ensure your experience with us will be one to remember - whether you are a seasoned fisherman or fisherwoman, or if you have never hooked a fish in your life.

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Our Trips and Prices

Valid as from January 1st, 2017

Westhaven Auckland
We operate out of Z-pier Westhaven, downtown Auckland. Our day trips depart 7am and we return at 4pm. We offer a unique evening or 'Dusky' trip departing 5pm and returning 9:30pm. Evening is often the best time to fish on the Hauraki Gulf as the fish size increases dramatically on dusk as they feed up before dark.

Day Trip 7am - 4pm                     $950
Evening Trip 5pm - 9:30pm          $750

Parking is available at Westhaven Z-pier at $20 per 24 hours.

Individual Fishing Trips

Day Trip 7am - 4pm                     $65.00 per person
Evening Trip 5pm - 9:30pm          $55.00 per person

We run regular individual fishing trips on selected dates which are open to the public. Any one can join these trips. It's a great way for you and your friends and family to get out on the water for a fantastic price.

Winter Fishing
Click here to learn the secrets of our winter fishing trips.

For daily reports and updates on upcoming individual dates visit our Facebook page, then click the 'Like Us' button to receive all information.

Bookings are essential and seats are limited.

Free tea and coffee is provided. If you require fishing equipment, you can hire rods from us at $20 per rod.

Where do we fish?

Departing Westhaven

  • Rakino Island
  • Waiheke
  • Inner Gulf
  • Motohe Channel
  • Rangitoto Channel
  • The Ahaaha Rocks and the Noisies 

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