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Blue Sea Charters

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Paihia Pier, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Fantastic day on the water

We got off the Queen Elizabeth in Paihia and stepped aboard The Splash with Shane (our skipper) and... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
pandot61
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Great half day snapper fishing!

Great time out with my partner and visiting family from Canada. Shane & Pete looked after everyone... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
David G
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FISH WITH THE EXPERTS - Sir Graham & Lady Raewyn Henry , New Zealand's winning Rugby world cup legend does!* Professional tuition* All bait/rods provided * Purpose built boats- Skipper Jim & Splash* Cater for groups of all sizes* Operating year round* All fish filleted to suit* Clean toilet facilities on board .Fish for tasty Snapper, Terakihi, Trevally, John Dory or the great fighting King fish.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“fishing trip” (4 reviews)
“snapper” (19 reviews)
“great morning” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Paihia Pier, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We got off the Queen Elizabeth in Paihia and stepped aboard The Splash with Shane (our skipper) and Pete (our invaluable deck hand). What a great day! There were 8 punters on the boat with varied skills and Shane and Pete were amazing ... putting...More

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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hello Pandot61. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you all on board and we are pleased that we could help make your time out with us enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are back in...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Great time out with my partner and visiting family from Canada. Shane & Pete looked after everyone very well, kind and polite and very attentive to the baiting and un hooking the fish that we're caught. Good tunes, plenty of fish and good banter. Everyone...More

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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you David G. It was awesome to have you on board and we are glad to be able to get you onto the fish. Thank you for your patronage and we are happy that you and the family got together for times that you...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great day with Shane and Peter. We went out for a 4 hour trip and hit a school of kawai. We were pulling them in so quickly that sometimes our bait wouldn't even make it to the bottom before another fish had...More

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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hello Alex F. It was a pleasure to have you all on board. We enjoyed taking you all out and thank you for your review. We hope that sometime in the future you can make it back up to the bay for another break. Regards...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great time - good fishing spots. They provide everything - rods, bait and even rain coats. Also will filet the fish to take home

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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Hello dcon031. Many thanks for your review. It was great to have you on board and glad you enjoyed the trip and fishing trip.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent day with Shane and Peter, they were informative, funny and very attentive. Clearly knowledgeable and passionate and helped us have a great time. Our group caught a range of different fish which the crew identified and filletted any that were large...More

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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you for your review TaraStarr87. We appreciate and value both your patronage as well as your review on Blue Sea Charters. We hope your future travels finds you arriving safe at your destination and we hope that you are able to visit us in...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

My partner and I booked this trip 3 days in advance at the Paihia information centre for a Friday morning fishing charter based on the recommendation of the info centre staff- and now in hind sight wish we hadn't... Friday morning rolled around and we...More

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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Blue Sea Charters are sorry that we made a mistake with your booking schedule at that time. We at Blue Sea Charters understand that we "dropped the ball" on your trip and once again we apologise for this. At that time you received a full...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The team were Amazing! Did everything they could to help us catch a range of fish in tricky conditions. Friendly, informative and very skilled at baiting, landing and fileting the fish we caught. An obvious love of the area and the fish, as well as...More

1  Thank Dan A
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Peter B, Public Relations Manager at Blue Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you Dan A on your patronage and review. Its always great to receive feedback as it shows that we are trying our hardest, sometimes in trying fishing conditions and its good to get a review even when the fishing is not the best. We...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Went out on blue seas with skipper Jason With my two grandchildren age 12 and 10. They had never been fishing before. We had the best time. Jason was so patient with the boys and they had a brilliant time. Can't recommend Jason and blue...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and friend did the above trip on Monday. Competent skipper and helpful. Busy time so advise you book well ahead to secure the type of trip you want and on the day you want.

Thank leysin
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went on a half day reef fishing trip for snapper. The tackle provided was average however the skipper and deckhand were very knowledgeable and experienced and were able to take us to a location where the fish did not stop biting! The best part...More

Thank Vivien L
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
The boat was a decent 20 some footer and we were 9 on board.. a bit tight, a few tangles so could of been better, maybe with 6 max. Bait was frozen, obviously thawed by the time u start fishing lol.
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