Auckland to Northland, Family, Environmental Fishing

Auckland to Northland Crusing and Fishing Charters

We love boating and cruising around the Auckland and Northland harbours, Islands, the Hen and Chickens and Tutukaka coastline and Beautiful Hauraki Gulf. 

We're a little different from your typical boat charters.

Our aim is to give you a great day on the water, providing a memorable experience experience fro you and your crew.

We do not fish for your limit,
Fishing sustainability is important to us, we'll do our best to ensure you go home with fish though!
  • corporates clients
Whether it''s a full day or half day trip, there's plenty of beautiful bays, beach's and sea life to see.
  • Auckland Harbour Islands
  • Audacious Boat


The beautiful Northland coastline and Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, provide some of the best motor cruising conditions anywhere and boasts some prime fishing areas, including deep reefs for snapper, kingfish and more. 

With an array of islands and sheltered anchorage to explore it’s the perfect place to relax and land that big one.
We also offer charters around the Bay of Islands (by arrangement), another stunning location.
  • hole in the rock


The scenic Bay of Islands is a popular holiday destination, with 144 islands and bays to explore, and a worldwide reputation for fantastic fishing. Fishing includes snapper, yellowtail kingfish, groper, marlin and more.

You might also catch sight of dolphin, orca and other whales, plus sea birds, including the Pacific blue penguins.
The beautiful Bay of Island
America Cup Cruise

Many people who fish with their families say that it's a fulfilling experience. It becomes more than just catching the fish, it becomes about spending time with each other and bonding overfishing.

Families who enjoy fishing together often come up with creative ways to do so. Some people go on fishing trips together, while others fish from their own backyard pond or lake at home.

Family-friendly fishing teaches kids about responsibility and how to take care of themselves while having fun at the same time.

family team fishing
denver watson
denver watson
December 7, 2020.
I had the pleasure of recently of holding my end of year work function aboard Audacious my experience with the skipper matt and his crew mate colin was outstanding from the very start matt was friendly knowledgeable and put myself and my work parties need first and foremost. The boat was great with lots of room clean and tidy .matt is a great host and i would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great day out on the water and im in the process of arranging my next trip for next year .many thanks again to matt and colin for the wonderful experience aboard Audacious.
Chris Sher
Chris Sher
August 27, 2020.
Fishing report Audatious , Iv been out with captain Matt many times now and they are my preferred charter as the boat is so spacious clean and tidy and has so many options for fishing 🎣, You don't even feel the big waves as the boat is made for any weather conditions and gets you out there fast no probs πŸ‘, The food made by the crew is as good as mum's cooking and captain Matt is always bringing out cheese boards and fancy snacks and drinks for the clients to try ( no hungry people on this boat πŸ˜‰), He deffently makes you feel like a VIP 😁, Me and my fishing buddies would definitely recommend Audatious for a day charter or overnighter , which we did and found the crew who knew the fishing areas like the back of there hand and had the funniest sence of humour , heaps of GD fish enough to share around even ! And had great time all round even saw the dolphins and whales on our cruise out there absolutely amazing experience thanks guys πŸ‘
Victoria Piggott
Victoria Piggott
December 15, 2019.
Yesterday (Sunday 15th December 2019) we went out on Audacious with Matt and Chris. Both had awesome attitudes, were keen to get us on to the fish and gave expert advice. Chris was right there when you had a tangle or a fish on the line, or if something ate part of your line altogether. The food they provided was simple, yet good quality and delicious. Everyone had their choice of beverage and the rods we hired were in good condition. The boat has everything you could want or need, beds, a flush toilet with a very generous sized bathroom, kitchen facilities, lounge and dining space, plus an upstairs area to relax and watch the view whilst cruising to your destination. We were fortunate enough to have a group of friendly dolphins playing alongside us too. We went with a group of 11 and that was probably a perfect number. We caught snapper, a shark and a bait fish. BONUS we all went home with snapper for dinner too! Our next fishing charter I will definitely be phoning Matt again. Thanks Matt and Chris for a great day out for our social club at BJ Ball Papers.
anthony davis
anthony davis
May 20, 2019.
we went out on audacious for an 8 hour day trip fishing early morning start and from word go matt the skipper and crew were amazing very helpful and knowledgeable we caught a lot of fish and had a fantastic day aboard . I would highly recommend using them for an awesome day out .
April 29, 2019.
Great experience ,catch lot of fish .
Josh Newman
Josh Newman
April 1, 2019.
Great day out with Matt aboard "Audacious" An absolutley beautiful boat for a start, and a decent amount of fat snapper and a kingfish even!
Grant Flannigan
Grant Flannigan
March 14, 2019.
Amazing time with Skipper Matt and the Audacious crew. Matt was always going to deliver on the promise of finding us the target fish species. Great company and unforgettable experiences.
Audacious Charters
Audacious Charters
March 13, 2019.
We had a great time, caught heaps of fish. Mad day, lots of fun with great boat. Went all over the place out wide, hunting the fish. Took us 4 hiurs to fine them and bang, onto them. No bait either, so no horrible smell
Brad Chibnall
Brad Chibnall
March 13, 2019.
A great weekend at the Barrier - Thanks skipper. Loved the bait versus jig/soft bait competition. Bait still rules supreme haven taken the two top snapper spots as evidenced in your photos. Looking forward to the next trip out.
Based in Marsden Cove & Auckland
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