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fishing for game

Grand Cru Charters will tailor a charter to your requirements; whether you wish to “catch a big one” or just cruise the many islands along Northland’s East Coast from Tutukaka to Whangaroa including the Bay of Islands.

Specialising in

  • Big Game Fishing targeting Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, Hapuku
  • Light Tackle Fishing, targeting Kingfish on 6 & 8kg line
  • Cruising, sightseeing, snorkeling, diving or just relaxing in a Bay
  • Special Occasions like a honeymoon, wedding anniversary or birthday treat

Cruising Grounds – Northland’s East Coast, New Zealand

  • Tutukaka Coast including the Poor Knights Islands
  • Bay of Islands including the Hole in the Rock
  • Whangaroa Harbour including the Cavalli Islands

For your convenience Grand Cru will pick up at Tutukaka or the Bay of Islands.

Bookings are essential. Send us an Email and let us know how we can help in providing you with the trip of your dreams. We look forward to hearing from you and tailoring a charter especially for you.

big game fishing

Launch Details

  • 2004 Capricorn Cruiser
  • 42′ overall length
  • Marine Surveyed to a maximum of 6 persons + 2 crew
  • Twin 360hp Volvo Penta turbo diesel engines
  • Flybridge
  • Game rigged
  • Live bait tank, tuna tube, saltwater deck wash
  • Cockpit has teak flooring, transom door to swim platform (duck board) with ladder water entry, and hand-held freshwater hot/cold shower
  • Inflatable dingy with Yamaha outboard on foredeck with crane hoist
  • Generator providing 240V
  • Galley is fully equipped including crockery, utensils, and cooking equipment
  • Cooking: gas BBQ, electric BBQ, 2-burner cook top, and microwave/convection oven
  • Refrigeration: fridge in galley, fridge on flybridge, large fridge/freezer in cockpit
  • Saloon features dining table with leather seating
  • Sleeps up to 7
    • Master Stateroom: Queen sized bed
    • Side Cabin: Single (upper bunk) and Double (lower bunk)
    • Saloon: Double
    Both cabins are excellently appointed with hanging lockers, drawers and mirrors.
  • Bathroom with separate shower cubicle
  • Free to Air satellite TV in both the saloon and the master stateroom
  • DVD player
  • CD stereo
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning (cool/heat)

How to Get to Tutukaka or Bay of Islands to board Grand Cru

By Road

  • Tutukaka is approx. 190klms north of Auckland or approx. 25klms northeast of Whangarei. From Auckland drive north on State Highway One (SH1) until you reach Whangarei (approx. 2 hours). From SH1, follow the signs to Tutukaka Coast. After a lovely 30 min scenic drive, traveling northeast from Whangarei, you will reach Tutukaka.
  • Bay of Islands is approx. 236klms north of Auckland. It will take you approx. 3 hours and 20 mins to drive from Auckland to the Bay of Islands via SH1 to Kawakawa; then onto State Highway 11 to Paihia, Bay of Islands.

By Air

Air New Zealand Link operates daily flights from the Auckland International Airport to either the Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) Airport or to the Whangarei Airport for Tutukaka.

By coach / bus

Northliner Express or Intercity Coachlines operate daily express coach services from Auckland to Northland. Whangarei is the stop for the Tutukaka Coast and Paihia for the Bay of Islands.