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“Dave Hokitika”

Wild Blue Fishing Charters
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Owner description: Wild Blue Fishing charters can cater for everyone's needs be it a 3hr reef fishing charter, a 5 day live away trip to the outer islands or anything in between, we can tailor our day fishing tours and live away trips to suit your needs.Some of the worlds best game fishing can be had in Port Vila, Port Vila boasts large numbers of Blue, Black & Stripped Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Dogtooth and Yellow Fin Tune close to the shores.Light tackle reef fishing if you prefer fishing for Queenfish, Coral Trout, Trevally and Sweetlips.We offer you the freedom to choose where and how long you would like to fish for.
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Can’t say enough about Pete and Leanne, short notice half day game fishing charter organised no problem. Catching a Marlin has been on my bucket list for years. Been there done that and will always remember. Sammy was an excellent skipper and his crew did a spot in job of advising where needed to bring about the catch and release of a 125kg blue marlin. Recommend Wild Blue Fishing charters to anyone. To the detractors I will say that fishing is fishing , some days are successful and some days are not. Thanks for your company Bob and Greg from Brissy.

Thank DaveHokitika
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Peter P, Owner at Wild Blue Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Dave,

Great to hear that you had a good time and congrats on the your PB for 125kg blue marlin that you tagged and released, nice size fish.

Happy fishing and Keep your Lines Tight.

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We booked a boat for reef fishing which was confirmed by Leanne. She later called to say would we mind changing it to the following day as some passengers from a cruise ship had called to book. We said this was not possible as we had arranged various events at specific times. At 8pm the same evening Leanne texted to say they would have to cancel our fishing tomorrow as there was a mix up and they couldn't take the booking. Outrageous and incredible, we were gazumped. We would NOT recommend this company. Beware.

Thank Pamela M
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Peter P, General Manager at Wild Blue Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

I’m sorry for your disappointment. We have a contract with all P&O cruise boats to conduct fishing charters which we have been doing for 15 years. Before the cruise boat comes to our port they contact Adventures in Paradise which is the inbound agent here in Port Vila to give them figures for tours that are pre sold. Adventure in Paradise then contact the tour operators with numbers for tours.

On this particular occasion Adventures had contacted us the day before and said we only had one tour which gave us ½ a day open for other bookings. Pam prior to Leanne taking your booking she contact A.I.P to confirm that the afternoon tour had not been sold and she said told by A.I.P that we didn’t have a fishing tour in the afternoon, this is why Leanne took your booking.

Within ½ hour of taking your booking A.I.P contacted us with update tour numbers and informed us that there was an afternoon tour. Leanne explained to A.I.P that we had taken a private booking and we weren’t able to do the cruise boat tour. A.I.P relayed this back to the ship and they were informed if we didn’t take the trip P&O would pull our contract.

I am sorry for your disappointment Pamela however we were between a rock and a hard place. We have 2 boats available normally and we would have just moved bookings around however our second boat is currently having a refit. We also offer to try and get you onto another operator.

Once again sorry for all this.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had a great half day charter with Skipper Sammy and crew Tom and Richard.Sammy was incredibly knowledgeable about all things fishing and the islands. Tom and Richard were very engaging and efficient in helping us catch a few fish. We had a great 4 hours out and learned heaps. There were 2 issues though. On the website it specifically says keep catch and hotel pick up and drop off.
Once on the boat there is a sign that says boat keeps catch unless negotiated otherwise with the office.Also on our return from a great morning we were told by a chap we hadn't met before that Pete and Leanne had gone out and we would need to catch a bus back to our hotel. Extremely bad form and disappointing.
Pete and Leanne don't mislead your potential customers with false advertising.!

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Leanne P, Manager at Wild Blue Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Most certainly no misleading intended.

We most certainly do not have a problem with our guest taking fillets back to there hotel as this happens on a regular basics, as long as they are pelagic and not reef fish as our reef fish here have Ciguatera Poisoning which will make you very sick and put you in to hospital.

On the odd occasion we are not around when the fishing boat returns and our staff are asked to give our guest bus money so that they can get back to there hotel at no expense to them.

We apologies if this did not happen.

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We booked a charter and went fishing unfortunately we picked the wrong day and didn't catch much of any note.

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Leanne P, Manager at Wild Blue Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Afraid this can happen, some days we go out and catch fish and some does we don't, but we do try our best to put you in to fish.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went out on 2 charters with Wild Blue - the first an adult only 8 hour trip and the second to take the 5 kids out on a 4 hour trip. We caught a few fish but they weren't keen on biting on either trip. On the all day trip lunch and morning/afternoon tea were provided and they were very nice. The kids also had morning tea provided on their trip. Sammy and Alex (our crew) were both very entertaining and made what was a long day in rough seas that much more pleasant.

Thank Amie C
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Leanne P, Manager at Wild Blue Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Sorry that you did not have much success on your days fishing with us.

Good to hear that Sammy and crew kept you entertained. I hope the boys enjoyed the Chocolate cake :)

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