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Kaikoura Fishing Charters

#17 of 19 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kaikoura Features Animals
140 South Bay Parade | South Bay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6888
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Terrible experience, will never back again.

One of the worst service I've ever experienced. The staff there were so rude; refuse to help and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Aaren J
via mobile
Best day ever...

We went on an afternoon fishing trip with... experienced ..."FFishermen". on the Takapu. .The... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Darwin, Australia
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140 South Bay Parade | South Bay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
+64 3-319 6888
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

One of the worst service I've ever experienced. The staff there were so rude; refuse to help and communicate. Their attitude had big changing once we on the boat than the day I made a booking with them. So never never ever go back again.

Thank Aaren J
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We went on an afternoon fishing trip with... experienced ..."FFishermen". on the Takapu. .The boat was large and we had a good amount of space to fish between the 4 of us...It was a beautiful sunny afternoon.. we were joined by numerous large sea birds...More

1  Thank KimInsydney32
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As per previous reviews, do not go on a charter with this business, incorrect booking times, overbooked, wrong duration of booked charter before you even get on the boat. Incredibly rude, unprofessional, inconsiderate, and threatening behaviour. Crew were hungover, and as others have described, carried...More

1  Thank Sam G
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The most terrible experience ever! We are group of 5 hongkongers based in Christchurch and we spent this Saturday in Kaikoura expecting a day out with this company would give us an enjoyable ametur fishing experience plus some freshly caught fish/lobster for our dinner. Unfortunately...More

5  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My worst fishing charter experience so far. The skipper never stopped bad words, in front of the school kids. There were a few overseas guests on board who could not speak English, the skipper was really rude to them. Anyone got tangled fishing lines, the...More

4  Thank David Dawei D
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had a great trip. Caught heaps of perch and ended up with enough fillets to feed 10 with a few dollars of chips from the local fish and chip shop. Seeing all the crayfish come up in the pots was amazing and they tasted...More

Thank RobertmAustralia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Maybe they're good fishermen, they found a spot with plenty red and blue cod but their attitude toward people was shocking. Horrible communication. Insulting - as they talked between themselves about their paying guests as if we were all deaf. It felt like a factory....More

1  Thank BMWreview
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Best fishing day EVER for our family. We loved everything. We caught so many fish it was incredible. They had electric rods which were very helpful for my eight year old son. This day was his birthday gift and it lived up to all of...More

Thank ATWforfun
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went fishing with these folks and had a great time. Booked a morning trip and within 2 hours had all the fish I wanted and a limit of crayfish (delicious spiny lobster). They were real pros. Those crayfish are about $100 each at restaurants and...More

Thank Nancy499
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Well equipped, the electric reels made winding up fish from 170 metres down much easier than using hand cranked ones. Spectacular views back to shore, lots of sea birds including albatrosses looking for a feed. Plenty of fish and crayfish, had to give half away.

Thank davidsZ774LS
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