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Dreamed of catching a huge fish? Turn your dreams into reality while fishing aboard Wahoo! Huge Marlin, Swordfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna are just some of the target fish of the day! Capt. Andy McGaughey of Wahoo Charters has been a Russell Bay of Islands local for over 30 years, skippering a variety of Marlin and game fishing vessels since the age of 21. Over the years, he’s acquired an intimate knowledge of the prolific waterways surrounding the Bay of Islands to North Cape and Three Kings and is happy to share his experience with all of his charter guests.

Andy McGaughey is no stranger to numerous fishing achievements and recognitions either, including several prized tournaments and many memorable catches including the first Wahoo caught in NZ waters. Captain Andy owns and operates “Wahoo,” a 12.9-meter’ luxury custom-built Salthouse Corsair sport fisher powered by twin Detroit engines. The boat is outfitted with a wide range of quality navigational electronics and marine technology, including Furuno depth sounder and fishfinder with twin 2 KW transducers, Furuno Radar, as well as a Lowrance chartplotter.

The boat is fully outfitted with shower and toilet. Onboard facilities include oven and cooktop,  refrigerator and freezer. For overnight trips, Wahoo comes equipped with 6 single, 1 extra double, and 2 crew bunks. Wahoo is offering several fishing options weather it be Marlin, Snapper Hapuku and Kingfish trips. All the fishing gear for your party is provided for; and only the best quality is used on Wahoo. Tea and coffee is suplied, as is the cleaning and filleting of your catch following the trip.


  • Striped, Blue, Black Marlin.Broadbill, Sharks and tuna. Pricing is onl...

    9 hr

    2,300 New Zealand dollars
  • Light tackle Kingi fishing. Pricing is only for up to 4 People. $320 p...

    6 hr

    1,400 New Zealand dollars
  • Light tackle Kingi fishing. Pricing is only for up to 4 People.

    8 hr

    1,800 New Zealand dollars
  • Target Broadbill Swordfish. Pricing is only for up to 4 People.

    9 hr

    2,300 New Zealand dollars
  • Light tackle

    4 hr

    1,100 New Zealand dollars
  • 9 hr

    2,000 New Zealand dollars
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