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Address: 120 South Bay Parade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Awesome day out

What a great few hours. Ian and Jude run a great business. Met them at their place where you are put on the boat and driven to the ramp and launched into the water. Ian's... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2016
Gold Coast
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Gold Coast
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

What a great few hours. Ian and Jude run a great business. Met them at their place where you are put on the boat and driven to the ramp and launched into the water. Ian's passion and knowledge of Kaikoura is outstanding. He is a great charter operator. First up we checked the cray pots where we caught a heap... More 

Thank beefaman
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to book via phone. Friendly and enthusiastic. Easy parking and transfer onto the water. The electric fishing reels make fishing in deep water easier. Caught perch and lobster. Heartily recommend this charter

Thank Kendrick L
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Ian our host was really friendly and he clearly knows a lot about the area and the sea. We caught lots of lobsters and fish and I really like it that Ian is very careful about protecting the environment at the same time. Ian really tries to make the trip as personalised as possible and brought us to the chinese... More 

1 Thank thepastrysurgeon
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We love the fishing trip the most, it is the high light of our entire trip in South Island, we went fishing on a cloudy Sunday, only three of us booked on that day, we are very luck having Ian to take us on this fishing trip, great service.

1 Thank yanping Z
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We went with our five year old son and we simply every moments of the fishing trip. Skipper Ian is super kind and sincere in helping us fulfill our wishes and MORE😄 For beginners like us, it was indeed a breeze using the electrical reels...imagine reeling 100++ meters and certainly save much time. We caught probably 10 fishes in 10... More 

1 Thank Zeszzt
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Had a great fishing trip with Ian on his boat off the Kaikoura coast. Six novice anglers. After being given the safety briefing, we took off to pull up a Cray-pot and we were taught the importance of keeping the crayfish sustained in Kaikoura and how to measure them to make sure they were legally taken from the sea, then... More 

1 Thank Colin255118
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

This is not just a fishing charter. We saw whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and albatross up close. We caught so many fish and were lucky enough to take home a crayfish each as well! Ian looked after us like royalty. We never got our feet wet or our hands dirty. I can't recommend this charter highly enough.

1 Thank LeanneIlana
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

From start to finish the service was very friendly and helpful. I went with my wife who has never been fishing before and was anxious about getting sea sickness so she was offered sea legs and was well looked after through out the charter. These guys also had electric reels which a are awsome and alot more easier and faster,... More 

1 Thank Thomas V
Cairns, Australia
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

We went out with Peter and Ian after deliberating over a couple other charter boats, best decision we could have made. Awesome hospitality, fantastic service and guaranteed to catch a fish. We took my 9year old son and he enjoyed it thoroughly (might have had something to do with the electric reels). Amazing bird life, loved the albatrosses coming in... More 

Thank moimac77
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

If you are looking at experiencing some amazing NZ fishing, then look no further than South Bay Fishing charters. From booking your charter, to stepping off the boat at the end of the trip, this company is simply top notch. I have taken trips with South Bay Fishing charters for the past couple of years, and have never been disappointed.... More 

1 Thank Jess_Robinson

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