M.V Wildblue – Welcome Aboard

Do you want to go fishing for just a few hours? A full day? Maybe you’re geared up for a 4-day trip to discover the Northland east coast and find the big Marlin grounds. Wildblue Charters has the comfort and capabilities whichever type of trip you prefer.

We only use the best equipment Shimano has to offer so you can rest assured that you have the best chance to land the trophy fish of a lifetime.

We fish 4kg to 37kg line weights and promote tag and release.

Wildblue Charters use the latest fishing methods to catch your fish, including:

  • live or strip baits
  • slow jigs
  • surface poppers
  • stick baiting
  • lure fishing
  • large live bait for those blue water species, and
  • tease and switch or splash baits.

Whether you’re staying in Paihia, Russell, Opua, Waitangi, or anywhere in between, we can pick you up and drop you safely back on the wharf again after an enjoyable fishing trip.

Wildblue Charters can pick up from other ports by prior arrangement.

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.

If “Wildblue” is fully booked on your desired dates we can recommend one of our charter friends to help you out. We pride ourselves on providing a number one service and will only forward our clients onto the best in the business.

Choose Your Own Adventure


Game Fishing – Full Day

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.

Fishing areas such as The Nine Pin trench or Queens Buoy area are always a great place to start looking for that 100 kg plus Stripped Marlin or even the elusive Broadbill swordfish
We fish with tackle from 10kg to 37kg.

We also promote Tag & Release.

Departure time to suit the fish bite from 7.00am.

Gamefishing from $350 pp
Sole charter $1,950 full day
Maximum 6 anglers

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 Snapper Fishing – 4 hour or Full Day

New Zealand’s favourite fish.

Bay of islands Snapper can grow up to 35 pound in weight, an average size we catch is approximately 4-6 pound

The best time to catch Snapper is all year round with the summer months between November and March been the most productive time due to the Snapper schooling up to spawn, coming in closer to the shallow waters within half an hour from Paihia.

We fish for snapper on reefs and structured areas  using multiple methods such as Live baits Slow jigs strip baits and whole dead baits to suit the time of year and conditions.

There is always somewhere to catch a Snapper in The Bay of islands with lots of islands to shelter behind and fish

Contact us for departure times.

Snapper from $115 pp for 4 hour
Custom or Sole charters from $1250 Up to 10 people

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Kingfish Fishing – 6 hour or Full Day

Best time to catch New Zealand Yellow Tail Kingfish – We catch these hard fighting fish all year round, but winter months can produce bigger fish with an average size of between 12-15kg, with the occasional fish of 30 Kg 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.

Kingfish $265 pp for 6 hrs

Sole charter 6 hrs Kingfish from $1450

Full day Kingfish/Snapper (8 hours) sole charter from $1550

Max 6 people (maximum 4 rods fishing at once)

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Bay of Islands Sightseeing – Half Day / Full Day

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.

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