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“Awesome fishing again with Seafari”

Seafari Fishing Charters
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Owner description: Seafari Game fishing Charters Rarotonga, Cook Islands.Largest catch record over 30 years."No Frills" but "Big Thrills" for the serious Fisherman.Seafari is the longest, most established charter boat in the waters of Rarotonga."Time Proven & Trusted"Canadian built, 34ft West Coast Trawler. A purpose built, strong, comfortable seaworthy boat."They don't build them like this any more"."Original & Best".Seafari continues to be regularly featured in print and TV media around the world and is successful today as she was nearly 30 years ago.We pride ourselves in offering a professional, friendly & safe service to all anglers.Shared charters are limited to just 6 people.Half & Full day charters available 7 days a week. We provide everything needed for a days fishing including Top Quality Gear, The best Shimano reels, full IGFA approved lines, full range of tried and proven lures including local and international variants. All gear fully serviced and maintained. Home catered Lunch. Full toilet facilities and Safety Equipment. Pick up and delivery on request.We target all Game fishing including Mahimahi (dolphin fish) Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo and Sailfish.Catch policy. Anglers keep some of the fish and the balance remains with the boat.Tailored Fishing Holiday packages available for group bookings. Let us do the work. We can organise and cater to your needs.
Matamata, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Awesome fishing again with Seafari”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Round two with the crew from Seafari : Once again the crew from Seafari have provided 3 more very enjoyable and productive charters. Thanks again to Kevin and Colin for the great days out on the water and to Sharon for the great snacks ( but no cucumber next time please ) Caught yellowfin, wahoo and mahimahi. Will be going back some for round three and that marlin

Visited May 2014
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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“Landed a Great Tuna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Had a great day with Kevin and crew. Only on board a short time before we had fish on. Caught yellowfin tuna and mahimahi of decent size. Great feeding the GTs in the harbour while filleting the fish too.

Visited April 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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“It was awesome game fishing day for two of us.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

It was our first game fishing experience and the end of trip we left boat by a great fun. Even sea weaves hid us and get sea sick.
Thanks to Kevin , Sharon and Richard.
Charters provides : water, beverage and snacks. Also pickup and delivery available just ask. There is a sailing standard size washroom on boat just incase if you need. You might bring your heat,sun protector oil and camera.
If there is a catch(s) you get your share in fair..... Team cough a large beautiful Mahi mahi ,it was delicious too

Visited January 2014
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Seasoned traveller from Devon
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“A serious game fishing boat and crew”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We hired Kevin's boat for a morning for my wife and I, we have been game fishing before but wanted to improve our chances of landing a decent fish as we would have all 5 rods to ourselves instead of sharing them between 5 people and taking a chance that the Rod that caught was ours!
Kevin and Richard were serious about catching a fish and after trying the FADS off Avarua were went further out looking for tuns and hopefully a Marlin.
After a while we hooked a big tuna but it threw the hook and got away. Another 2 hours and bang! It's a Marlin, jumped a couple of times and then 40 minutes of hard slog in the sun to get it in. Fantastic , my first big game fish!
It weighed in at 82Kilos and the sushi on the quayside provided by Sharon and the boys was delicious!
The Marlin steaks we took back to our self catering house were excellent both barbecued, curried and grilled.
Ala in all, a great day, a good fish, all well organised by Seafari- we'd would use them again...

Visited January 2014
Thank Chocky1948
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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“Live, Laugh, Love, Fish (but maybe not in that order)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

It's the Happy Hookers third Rarotongan tour, all spent on the decks of MV Seafari and we're counting the sleeps till the fourth. Fishing every day is our dream and we are lucky enough to get to live it for a week. These guys make it happen by putting us on some serious fish, yellow fins inhaling plastics, doing the multiple strike Mahi Mahi macramé or ripening the mango's island style...we loved it all! Tallied up we boated fifty-eight fish for the week...It will live long in the Hooker folklore. So...when you go to paradise for a fish look these guys up!!!
Oh...and one last and perhaps for the Hookers most endearing thing. From when we arrive till sadly we have to leave, we get treated like we're family. That for us is a big part of what makes fishing in paradise so uniquely special. Sharon, Kev and Trent; simply a huge Hookers thank you for sharing, and in doing so making it the best fishing week of our lives.
PS don't mention the "L" word, not actually happy....LOL

Visited October 2013
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