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Kaikoura Fishing Charters

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140 South Bay Parade | South Bay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 27 237 9410
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July 19

Fantastic skipper and crew, really helped my 5 kids catch lots fish ,kids ages ranged from 3 to 12... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim K
Nice Fishing trip terrible crew

Myself and 4 other mates did this fishing trip a couple of weeks ago.The deckie carried on like a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Steven H
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We are a long standing charter company in Kaikoura, our skipper has over 25 years experience, and loves to catch fish and lobster! our new crew is a local guy born and breed in Kaikoura who loves the outdoors and the sea, and meeting new people to offer the Kaikoura experience. We welcome everyone to join us on a charter experience to catch a numerous amount of fish and crayfish, while also looking over the beautiful Kaikoura ranges and the wild life such as Dolphins, Whales, Seals and many different types of sea birds.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible36%
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“blue cod” (5 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
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140 South Bay Parade | South Bay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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+64 27 237 9410
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic skipper and crew, really helped my 5 kids catch lots fish ,kids ages ranged from 3 to 12 and all had trip of lifetime. Skipper showed 10 year old how depth sounder etc work he now wants to be a fisherman,awesome.! Great 👍 thanks...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Myself and 4 other mates did this fishing trip a couple of weeks ago.The deckie carried on like a complete tool the whole trip he was aggressive and had no personality whatsoever.We were in New Zealand for golden oldies rugby World Cup.The fishing was okay...More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My husband had really been looking forward to this fishing trip . But he was bitterly disappointed by the extremely rude and arrogant manner of the crew !when lines got tangled they swore and were abusive . Then completely ignored my friends when they asked...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had a great time. It was our first deep sea fishing trip and it was fantastic apart from the sea sickness :-). The staff were happy to help and chat. The gave advice and helped with all those that needed help. Perch perch and...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The crew members were totally disappointment. To Eion, the business owner, you should fire the captain long long time ago. Your business is ruined by his leadership. He was extremely rude when I had my tour last year. He made everybody in our group feeling...More

2  Thank 371dannyl
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hello I am sorry you felt this way, the skipper does lack in the tourism side but is a very good fisherman we have a new tourism leader on our boat whom is there to help tourists and make them feel comfortable. Once again on...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

The crew members were horrible abusive people who were aggressive and used there ownership over the boat to scare the women on the boat. One also smelt of alcoholic. If any staff members want to deny this claim they are more than welcome to reply.More

6  Thank StevenP978
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hello I am sorry to hear this, it is very disappointing to hear about the aggressive manners. We have spoken to our staff And they say they were not under the influence of alcohol. Drinking for our staff is not aloud before and during our...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I was put onto this fishing charter because all of the one I phoned was full. I was told the guy could be a bit grumpy but we would have a good days fishing. He was right! It was excellent value for money. The staff,(...More

Thank Catherine H
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback I’m glad you enjoyed it. We only get worried when customers start baiting there hooks because we don’t want them getting a hook in there hand! I am pleased you enjoyed the food and the day out. Thank you

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

The two men on board who took us for our trip were extremely rude. In over two years of being away and going on various trips I have never had such a bad experience. They constantly had cigarettes in their mouth and then every butt...More

2  Thank Steffan G
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello sorry to hear about this awful experience we have a new team on board and a new skipper training. We are making a lot of changes to this business so it will be a lot different to last time. Once again I’m sorry about...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

On holiday from Scotland and took my son and young grandson on his first boat fishing trip which he thoroughly enjoyed. The boat crew were really attentive and assisted with baiting and removing fish from hooks. Electric reels made things a lot easier for the...More

1  Thank bobmacpherson
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Tom F, Manager at Kaikoura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello, This is awesome to hear you enjoyed your fishing experience. We work hard to give you a little bit of “kaikoura” and what it has to offer. Thank you for your feedback. I hope you enjoyed your holiday.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this tour with my family including 2 kids 12 and 17 for a 3 hours tour. All was prepared on the boat with a good equipment. We just had to fish and the team provided a full and competent assistance. What a...More

1  Thank Patetchris013
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