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Major Tom Fishing Charters, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Big Game - Sportfishing Safaris - Saltwater Light Tackle - Saltwater Fly - Cruising

Major Tom II is a serious fishing boat with a fun crew. She is owned and operated by Geoff and Heather Stone, who along with their anglers, hold numerous Club, New Zealand, and even World Records for marlin, broadbill, swordfish, shark, tuna, kingfish, snapper and sea bass. For two of the last three seasons, Major Tom II has collected the Bay of Islands premium awards for both Most Gamefish, and Most Gamefish Tagged.

Powered by Twin 300 HP Cummins, Major Tom II has top speeds of 30 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots to make her one of the fastest 40 footers in the Bay, and give her clients more fishing time.

Major Tom II is surveyed for Extreme Limits and the Three Kings, but is as much at home giving space and comfort to inshore snapper and kingfish anglerls, as she is cruising in blue water to reward those who want to chase marlin, broadbill swordfish, tuna, sharks or hapuka in the deep.

For the fish-aholic crew of Major Tom II, keeping the boat busy is their top priority, and prospective clients will find the charter rates extremely competitive, whether for part, full or multiple day charters.

Major Tom II is supplied with plenty of top quality gear for all types of angling, including salt-water fly fishing, but clients are encouraged to bring their own favourite rods and reels for light, ultra light and salt-water fly.

Charters Include:

  • All full and half day charters provide for a skipper and deckhand.
  • Tea and coffee is supplied to all charters.
  • Full day charters include a free lunch, while on cruising multiple day charters, an evening meal, breakfast and bedding is supplied as part of a modest extra charge of $50 per person.
  • All categories provide complimentary day membership of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club.
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Charter Rates from 1st May 2008:

Full Day (8am - 5pm) NZ $1500
Marlin - Tuna - Shark - Hapuka - Kingfish - Snapper - Saltwater Fly
Up to 4 persons Extra observers/anglers $50 per person Lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea, coffee supplied Sleep on board $50 per person/day - all meals and bedding supplied

Kingfish - 6 hours NZ $920

Half Day (approx 4.5 hours) NZ $695
Kingfish - Snapper - Saltwater Fly
Up to 6 persons Extra observers/anglers $25 per person Tea, coffee supplied

All full and half day charters provide for a skipper and deckhand. Tea and coffee is supplied to all charters, full day charters include a free lunch, while on cruising multiple day charters, an evening meal, breakfast and bedding is supplied as part of a modest extra charge of $50 per person. All categories provide complimentary day membership of the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club.

Multipul Day Fishing to Three Kings Islands
Charters wishing to fish the Three Kings attract a surcharge of $250 per day to provide the employment of a second skipper as required by survey rules. Charters for the Kings must be a minimum of 5 days. Major Tom II will NOT proceed to the Kings if the 24 hour forecast includes winds in excess of 15knots, or other sea conditions are unfavourable.

Departure: Place and Time will be discussed when confirm a booking.

Booking Conditions:

  • Major Tom will only keep your credit card details in case for no-show or cancellation just before the trip. In this case you may incur full charge of the trip on your credit card.
  • If weather prevents trip departure, Major Tom will not charge you anything.