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Spot-X Fishing Charters

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20B York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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As the skipper drove the boat past some dolphins he pointed out, the dolphins took off after the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
grfder
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Australia
Snapper fishing

Half Day Snapper Fishing in Bay Of Islands with Skipper George who took us to the right place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norman E
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Join our daily fishing trips and you will have a personal fishing guide and a unique experience of the supreme places in the Bay of Islands. Spot-X skippers have all minimum of 30 years of fishing tourism and local experience and we work hard to make everyone having a dazzling adventure. Feel the excitement of having a snapper or kingfish hooked on and the sensation of landing it, before the sharks take a bite! Our private charters give our clients the full range of options of fishing or tourism or both. Half day snapper trip A 4 hour fishing trip specialised on reef fishing, bottom fishing on typical 20-50m depth, targeting snapper. We get all sorts of spices; trevally, kahawai, grandady hapuka, blue cod, terakihi and also kingfish. We usually go 30 minutes to the first spot and change spots until we find good fishing. We never give up! Daily morning and afternoon departure. - Shared or Private Charters Kingfish trip A 6 hours fishing trip targeting Kingfish, starting with getting live bait, one of the predators favorites. The Kingfish is a real fighter – join the game! The Kingfish is here all year round and the winter months can produce even bigger ones. Early morning departure. Shared and Private charters available. Full days fishing, 8 hours. - Private charters.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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20B York Street, Russell 0202, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As the skipper drove the boat past some dolphins he pointed out, the dolphins took off after the boat and we were treated to 10 mins of the dolphins cavorting and performing acrobatics behind the boats. And that’s just the start of the trip. George...More

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for coming out with us and thank you for sharing your experience! Sounds like a full on morning! It was great having you on board and we hope to see you back on board soon again! Best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half Day Snapper Fishing in Bay Of Islands with Skipper George who took us to the right place. George was good in that he asked guests how much fish the wants so that there was no need to catch more than we needed. Very helpful...More

Thank Norman E
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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Norman for sharing your experience being out fishing with us! It really makes the difference! Hope to see you on board soon again! Big thanks/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

I fished on the 0700 trip on 13th March. Boat arrived early for the departure. The skipper George is first class. A really decent guy, attentive, professional and totally hands on. Really cannot fault anything. Ignore previous negative views I think they may be better...More

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Katarina J, Manager at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Thank you very much Graham!!! It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed being out with us! Thank you for sharing! We love what we do and will do it again! See you next time, hope it is soon!!! Best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Over on a business trip to Auckland from Sydney mid Feb, I went on a four hour afternoon charter with a friend from UK and his son - neither of whom had ever been fishing before - or been to the Bay of Islands. There...More

Thank Simonedwardcollins
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Katarina J, General Manager at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Magic, thank you for sharing your experience from the Bay with us! Sound amazing the way the Swordfish club delivered and did the job for you, as they always do! Hope to have you on board soon again! Very best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

First time my partner has ever been fishing on a boat and I knew from experience that, whenever a woman is on board, they'll catch bigger fish than you. So it transpired. While I managed to land more (6) than anyone else, their combined weight...More

Thank iandsmith
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip with our skipper George. Caught both big and small fish. Good gear and George made sure everyone had the equipment and bait needed. The location is beautiful and this is a truly nice way of spending your time.

Thank Eva A
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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you very much Eva for sharing your experience with us!!! It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed spending time with us out on the sea! Hope to see you on board soon again! Best/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Almost a month since we returned from our trip to New Zealand. Definitely, one of the hi-lites, amongst many, was my half-day fishing trip with SpotX. The Captain was friendly, knowledgeable and considerate of all 4 of those fishing. We each caught many snappers, keeping...More

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Katarina J, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Michael, we are so happy you enjoyed being out with us!!! It was a great pleasure having you on board! Looking forward seeing you again!!! Big thanks! Best regards/Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Perfect morning fishing on Spot X with Captain George. A host of fine sized snapper and a couple of great salmon. Warm weather and wonderful views. Thanks George for filleting our catch - enough to feed 13!

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FishSpotX, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thank you very much!!! Great to hear you enjoyed being out with us! And the meal! Big thanks! Katarina Spot-X

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

We had an awesome days fishing with the captain George. We caught plenty of Snapper, my wife won the day with a 45cm boy! Highly recommend these folks a great day and customer focused. I read an earlier review about don't use them....some people are...More

Thank David H
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FishSpotX, Owner at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank you!!! Great having you on board and we are so happy you enjoyed being out with us! Our pleasure and we hope to see you soon again!!! (The one-star review came from one who was not out with us since he was too late...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

A great day out fishing, skipper knows his stuff and put us on the snapper spot perfectly. I did the 7am charter, there were only 3 of us fishing so here was plenty of space. We caught plenty of fish and the 4 hours was...More

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FishSpotX, General Manager at Spot-X Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2017

Hi Robin, Thank you very much for sharing your experience! We are so happy you enjoyed it! Hope you had a yummy dinner! Looking forward seeing you on board soon again! Thank you/Katarina Spot-X

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angieangelides13
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Katarina J | Property representative |
Hi, We have seats on Kingfish charter on the 10th March, it is 6 hours, $250 per person on a cshared charter. On the 8th and 9th we have seats available on shared snapper trips, 4 hours, $115 per person. Hope to see you... More
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angieangelides13
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Response from Katarina J | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for enquire Spot-X Fishing Charters! We have a few options! A half day snapper charter is 4hours, $115 per person on a shared trip. We are max 8 guests on board and target snapper. We start at 7.00 am and... More
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