Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

Marlin Queen Fishing Charters
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WELCOME TO MARLIN QUEEN FISHING CHARTERS!Serious about Big Game Fishing? Great so are we!Fishing aboard Marlin Queen is the ultimate game fishing experience in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. A successful blend of Rarotonga's best known and most trusted Captain (Junior) with a purpose built deep sea boat means a day out on the ocean doesn't get any better! We work extra hard to make sure your fishing trip is an unforgettable experience! Rain, hail or shine - we go fishing! If it's your dream to catch big fish, you will not find a more dedicated team to help you do it! As soon as you leave the Avatiu Harbour the water gets very deep, very quickly so no time is wasted in getting those lures into the water to find the "Big Ones". Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the island in a safe and relaxed atmosphere - unless of course you are on our "early bird" trip which leaves at 6am (and it's still dark) to the FAD's to meet the Yellow Fin Tuna when they rise for feeding. The early bird catches the worm - and so do we! The fishing in Rarotonga is great all year round and our well equipped boat has everything you will need. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler your enjoyment is guaranteed. We provide refreshments, snacks, comprehensive safety equipment, flush toilet and use the latest Shimano fishing gear. Captain Junior is famous for making his own lures - guaranteed to attract the Big Ones! Shared and private charters are available and you can choose whether you want to fish for a 1/2 day or full day. Our minimum is one person and for larger groups (over 10) we will organise your own "inter-boat" fishing competition, loads of fun for the competitive at heart. Want the "Ultimate Fishing Holiday"? We specialise in complete fishing, accommodation and transport packages, tailor-made to suit your individual or group requirements. We have a great range of accommodation and transport options to suit your every need and budget, so sit back, relax and let us organise your dream fishing holiday. Don't wait until you arrive in Rarotonga to book your trip as demand is high - avoid disappointed, book your trip now!
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Leigh D
11 contributions
Feb 2023
Great time! Great fishing! Great people! Stayed out extra time trying to get everyone a fish. I got a Yellowfin and another fellow caught a beautiful blue marlin. Best of all, we took home fish fillets for dinner. Great all around.
Written 24 March 2023
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Jon and Aisling
1 contribution
Feb 2023
We had a wonderful half day on the water with Marlin Queen. Unfortunately, we did not get a fish on the day but our skipper tried his best (no one else on the water that morning caught anything either). Lunch and drinks provided. All in a lot of fun and I highly recommend Marlin Queen.
Written 8 February 2023
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brentyc
New Lynn, New Zealand81 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Awesome Time !! thanks to marlin queen for the awesome day out 🙏🥰💯 We got a big marlin and they gave us lots of fish to take back
Written 13 December 2022
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Antun
3 contributions
Mar 2020
I did a fishing charter with them few weeks ago and this experience really outperformed my expectations.
We catched 5 beautiful yellow-fin tuna medium size and a big one about 60kg.
Eveything from the organization to the return at the wharf has been perfect.
I truly recommend this fishing charter, kind and experienced crew for an amazing fishing day.
Thank you
Ulisse
Written 2 April 2020
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SandraQ64
Ashburton, New Zealand28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
My son & husband paid $200 each with the expectation of casting a rod & with any luck catch a fish. They were out for nearly 5 hours, never got to touch a rod & no fish to be caught. The crew were good & did their best to find fish. Totally understand that there are days where no fish is caught but would of been good if they could if at least got to put a rod over the side. My son came home very disappointed.
Written 27 February 2020
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Neil G
Sydney, Australia244 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Did the half day deep see fishing charter with 3 others.

Whilst the boat wasn’t that comfortable, it was well equipped for fishing with a skilful captain.

Caught 5 wahoo during the 5 hour trip, with a couple more that got away.

All in all a good morning, worth the $200 NZD per person.
Written 2 February 2020
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wanatraveller
Wanaka, New Zealand7 contributions
Dec 2019
My two sons and their granddad had an excellent 1/2 day fishing with Nobby's crew. They got away promptly, told the boys it will be rough until they got around the other side of the island, and sure enough it was much more calm where they have picked to fish. The crew were informative and professional, helping the kids to haul in fish, when or if they needed it. They came back with 4 tuna. The crew then filleted and gave us a generous amount to feast on.
The owner, Nobby was great with our kids (one who has special needs). They let him feed the local fish when back on shore (that was amazing to watch!) and was happy to take our fishing mad son, Fletcher, out another day if he was doing a shared charter and had a spare space.
Thoroughly recommend Nobby and his team. We will certainly be back to see them!
Written 1 February 2020
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traceyd456
34 contributions
Nov 2019
Had a nice day on water although a bit rough fish didn't feel like playing too much, the guys were great though and tried hard to find fish we wanted just wasn't our day, did get a few tuna though, will def be back to try again though
Written 11 November 2019
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Sue P
Thames, New Zealand13 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We recently went out on Marlin Queen. Two adults and a 13yr old. We all have lots of fishing and boating experience as we live in New Zealand on the coast. Unbeknowen to us, we were the sacrificial family group (as the other group were burly guys who turned out to be mates of the owner) and who got a skipper with local knowledge and experience. Our Captain turned out to be certified by barely 7 months, headed straight out but had no obvious plan, chased a few random birds along the way that were diving, changed the lures once then got my husband to drive for his breaks that got longer n longer. He knocked off at 5 altogether and my husband drove back.
We saw some flags on the GPS but when we reached them he suddenly wanted to bring in all the lures and announced 5.30 thats it. Then headed back at a bone jarring pace. No island time for us
it seems. We stupidly believed him that we would get some fillets from the owners group, who had not one, but two yellowfin tunas (as they
clearly knew where to look for them). However the arrogant and ignorant owner just ignored us completely, sat drinking beer and smoking till we got fed up and got in the car to go ... then laughing with The Boys began filleting his catch as we drove off. If you are not a bunch of guys .... DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY on Marlin Queen. The owner wouldnt know customer service if it kicked him up the ass.
Written 25 October 2019
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Wendy
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Would like to say the people were great. Unfortunately no fish on the day. Disappointed that we couldn’t just stop and hold a rod to try and catch something. Said that we had light refreshments but glad I took my own water. I would look elsewhere.
Written 23 October 2019
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