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“Great day out for Grandad and Grandson”
Review of Blue Sea Charters

Blue Sea Charters
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Owner description: FISH WITH THE EXPERTS- Graham Henry the AB's Coach 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 boardFish for tasty snapper, deep sea marlin, tuna, shark or the great fighting king fish.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great day out for Grandad and Grandson”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

My seven year old son was very keen to go on a fishing trip while we were visiting the Bay of Islands. This trip was perfect for him and also his more experienced granddad. They had a great morning with a great, friendly, knowledgeable crew and moved between three different spots. A successful mornings fishing that my son will remember for a long time. Take a jacket, drinks and snacks and enjoy the fantastic scenery and fishing with all the baiting and filleting done for you.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney
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125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Great Experience!”
Reviewed 6 April 2013

As we had a spare day we decided to book a fishing trip with Blue Sea Charters. It was a new experience, so explained that we were novices at fishing...not a problem!

They headed out to a favourite fishing spot, but nothing happening there! In all, they tried three different places and in the final area we had some success, each couple catching snapper for dinner that night.
Great service, baited our lines for us, gave advice when hauling in our catch and very impressed that they threw back fish considered too small even though they would have been "legal". The fish were filleted on way back into port ready to be cooked that night!

Tea or coffee not offered however we did not miss that as we were too busy to realise!

People in previous reviews complained about not catching enough fish......isn't that the enjoyment of fishing, waiting for that elusive bite!

Visited March 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Day Out in the Bay”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

I have fished on this boat a number of times, and had many unforgettable experiences from hooking & playing Bronze Whalers to hooking & Landing Massive Kingis, whilst this last trip we hit a day when the Big Snapper were not about we still managed to pull in a number of fish and had a feast of smoked fish for dinner that night as shown in the pic attached. We always take along a number of ales to make for a great day fishing. Thoroughly Recommend. Many thanks guys.

Visited September 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good day out fishing!”
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Beautiful sunny day out on the water, the skipper Shane was so good to deal with and we caught some good size snapper! Great service from owner who met us at the boat and sent us on our way, recommend to all as a great day out in the Bay.

Visited January 2012
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Wellington
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Satisfactory”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Friendly people. Easy to deal with Nice to have your hook baited instantly. We caught one legal snapper in our time but we given another caught by the staff. Please be aware you must bring your own water and food/tea/coffee

Visited February 2012
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