Fishing Charters

Experience the true marine wilderness of the Chatham Islands with a chartered fishing tour. Hotel Chatham’s staff will organise everything for you, all you have do to is reel in the big ones.

The waters and shore around the Chatham Islands teem with crayfish, hapuka,(groper) blue cod and a variety of other fish, along with shellfish such as paua (abalone). You can be assured of a fishing experience like no other with catch quantities the envy of the rest of New Zealand.

Fishing tours are also a chance to experience rugged coastal views and wildlife such as albatross, seals, dolphins and sharks.

You can also fish the Chatham reefs, pinnacles and seamounts around the coastline from Owenga, Waitangi or Kaiangaroa.

Chatham Fishing Charter Trips

  • The Chatham Express - a 10.5m Pontoon Vessel crayfish boat for fishing
  • Cruises at 25knts
  • Fully surveyed passenger vessel
  • Maximum 12 people plus 2 crew
  • Spear fishing
  • Sightseeing
  • Pitt Island Scenic Tours
  • View albatross and a variety of other seabirds, dolphins, seals, sharks and marine invertebrates

You need to bring:

  • Wet weather gear
  • A Camera
  • Sturdy footwear

Half-day fishing NZ $160.00 per person
Charters for larger groups are also available on request

Quotas/catch and release: Fish kept for eating can be filleted and kept at the bulk freezer onsite at the hotel. Polybins can be purchased to transport your catch home.

Trips are weather dependent.