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Wave Dancer Charters

Wave Dancer specializes in fishing the workups all over Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. We are usually fishing well away from the other boats, and are likely to see dolphins, whales, gannets and other birds putting on one of nature’s most spectacular shows....this is fishing in Auckland at its finest.

You will be introduced to the action packed world of fishing for snapper on a light but powerful Catch rod, or perhaps experience the adrenalin rush you get when your fishing line starts screaming off the reel as you battle a kingfish, renown as the torpedoes of the sea.

Wave Dancer can be found all over the Hauraki Gulf or Great Barrier Island, depending on where the fish are holding. Our friendly team will discuss your destination with you when you confirm a booking.

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Fast boats and great fishing gear

Wave Dancer has 3 identical 28 foot vessels fitted out for wide variety of fishing. They have a top speed of 30 knots to get to the fishing spots quickly. Our skippers are some of Auckland's most experienced fishing charter captains. They have had many years experience fishing in and around Auckland, and have an intimate knowledge of various fishing techniques and most importantly, knows how to find the areas where the fishing is on fire.

We pride ourselves in providing the latest tackle, lures, ice, plus all safety equipment. You are welcome to bring your own fishing rods and reels, however we have top quality Catch rods paired with the latest Diawa reels on board.

Wave Dancer specializes in using and teaching most forms of lure fishing, such as softbaiting, inchicku, kabura, mechanical jigging, slow pitch, longfall, stick baiting, and micro jigging. Adults and children with levels of fishing experience are welcome and expert tuition in all aspects of fishing is freely given.

Blue Water Adventures

Northland NZ is a fishing mecca and is know to some as the best kingfish and striped marlin fishery on the planet. Add to that an abundance of big snapper, hapuku, bluenose, and many other species and you have a fishing playground second to none. The Bay of Islands and the port of Whangaroa are the departure points for Blue Water Adventures, with scenic rugged coastlines and miles of offshore reefs there are no limits to the possibilities when you fish this amazing area. - Blue Water Adventures Kingfish

Beautiful Northland Kingfish

Captain Phil with an absolute beauty of a bluenose

Great fishing!

To say Captain Phil lives and breathes fishing would be an understatement! Passionate about fishing and diving Phil's lifetime of experience will put you amongst the best fishing every time. A typical down to earth, hardworking Kiwi bloke, Phil has the patience to teach you techniques to catch the biggest fish and the determination to hunt them down so you can hook them up.

Check out some of Captain Phil's adventures as seen on TV:


Ados Addicted to Fishing

Offshore Adventures with Tony Orton



Offshore Adventures is one New Zealand’s premier fishing charter companies and is based in the stunning seaside village of Mangawhai Heads which is only a 1.5hr drive north of Auckland.

We offer a diverse fishery and within minutes of leaving the harbour you can be fishing for snapper and the famous yellowtail kingfish.

Mandy's already thinking about dinner!

Mandy's already thinking about dinner!

Beautiful NZ kingfish

Beautiful NZ kingfish

Kingfish really pull hard!

Kingfish really pull hard!

Kingfish are great fun to catch

Kingfish are great fun to catch

Kingfish, snapper & gamefish


Further offshore to the Mokohinau Islands on the outer edge of the Hauraki Gulf you will be fishing reefs and structure that hold some of New Zealand’s trophy snapper and the mighty kingfish.

In the warmer months offshore of the Mokohinau Islands striped marlin can be caught when the warm currents push in.

Specialty: Lure fishing and live baiting for yellowtail kingfish and snapper. Our well equipped Extreme boat 8.5m (28ft) custom built (centre cab vessel) has been specifically designed and built for lure fishing in mind, top of the line Shimano tackle, Garmin electronics and an internationally experienced captain/guide will ensure you have an amazing sport fishing experience.

We also offer a number of incredible overseas fishing experiences to places like Mexico (marlin, yellowfin tuna & mahimahi), Oman (giant trevally, yellowfin tuna, sailfish) and more. Check them our overseas guided fishing trips out here.


Check out some of Offshore Adventures TV adventures here:  

Get Your Fish On - Kingfish Adventure with Offshore Adventures

Get Your Fish On - Kingfish Challenge

Get Your Fish On Offshore Adventures

The "Don't Catch Snapper" challenge

Ados Addicted to Fishing

Yellowfin tuna, mahimahi, kingfish and snapper.

Fishing Lodge

Offshore Adventures Fishing Lodge

Offshore Adventures Fishing Lodge - click for more.

Coastal Fishing Charters

Welcome to the home of Coastal Fishing Charters. Based in the beautiful Eastern Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, Coastal Fishing Charters is one of the only charter boats to offer all year round day charters to the world renowned Ranfurly Banks.

The team at Coastal Fishing Charters have a proven record of success in many tournaments and competitions, and offer all types of fishing including bottom fishing, jigging, topwater or game fishing. Sightseeing trips of the Bay of Plenty and East Cape areas are also available.

Choose a charter with Coastal Fishing Charters and find out why they’re the best day fishing charter in the Bay of Plenty to East Cape area!

If you have any questions about fishing charters or sightseeing charters, please contact the Strictly Fishing team.