12' Dinghy for Mangonui Harbour and River - low cost Oars option
There are at least a few killer fishing spots that are about 200 meters from the boat ramps up here. Easy to Row, Light, Oars i A Quintrex 12 foot (3.7M) Aluminium dinghy Row Boat, with polystyrene-filled seats will not sink if swamped or rolled. . Depth Sounder, Submersible portable Marine VHF Radio "Uniden Atlantis 150 new Oct 2018" , A charged up 2Degress smartphone, Satellite GPS Personal Locator Beacon "SA2G PLB", , 2 life jackets. Anchor and rope. I will generally launch and retrieve the boat for you as this requires a tow vehicle, messing with winches, gravity and parking'. Mangonui Harbour waters and Hihi beach only launched at Mangonui Mill Road or 2 other launch spots. Tide dependent, you can look up tides in advance at ********** . There is great line fishing in Mangonui Harbour, right out from the Marina and Jetty, fish, and enjoy spectacular scenery inside this harbour. Dine at our Ramsey-Styled 'Cafe on the Waterfront' if you dont catch anything, Nip over to the dairy and grab some treats or use the excellent clean public toilets. Drop bored or seasick passenger off at the shops. Fish up in the Mangroves instead launching amongst them so you dont have to row miles. Intended for use by people who dont want to use a Kayak. You can stand up and stretch your legs when there are no waves of course. You can prepare a picnic lunch and eat it on board up the river. Its too muddy to beach a Kayak then walk on the river banks. There are another 2, road-access spots to easily beach on, beside the highway bridge that goes over the river on the way to Kerikeri. I have a 2nd boat to come and get you if anything happens. You need to bring, The Weather forecast, a charged up cellphone (Vodafone 2degrees coverage tested). Camera, Drinking water, Food, Towel, Fishing gear, include a knife, and Bait. Sun Tan Lotion, Insect repellent (you never know) A wind breaker type jacket in case it rains . A Hat. Safety Plan. Cellphone 'Then our emergency smartphone, 'Then Marine Radio. Our Emergency Smartphone has 'Online weather tides Maps, Text, EMail, Voice, Skype and GPS tracker. VHF Radio' for help. Never use a PLB unless its a near-death situation, Jumbo Jets flying overhead will slow down and start circling' . Its a very serious device. Wrongful use can command a $10,000 plus Fine penalty for mis-use because 'Search and Rescue' planes and helicopters will respond. I register the PLB to you when you receive it. The boat has its own dedicated smartphone with Skype, Normal Voice, Texts, Google' Weather' and Tides'.
- Captain is not included.
- This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
- 2 guests
- Fishing Boats
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Licensing Required
- Outboard Engine
- Tow Bar
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
You must have a current NZ Drivers License for us to Photo. You can not keep the boat overnight, we retrieve it because is is not set for night work at all, a safety thing'. We regret that we only speak English and for safety compliance, you must be at least 21 years old and speak English sorry. Boat does not have a motor and must stay 300 meters of where it was launched. Under Law, and for your own safety, You must pass a short verbal 'safety - proficiency' tick-box style 'Test' before we can let you borrow the boat. We are required to record the names of the proverbial 'Skipper and Deckmate' using the boat, You are not allowed to let other people use the boat or carry others under any circumstances. You will be liable for any damage such as broken Oars, ($140 each) Loss of entire Anchor and Rope ($140) or dints and scratches or holes which degrade the full value of the Hull, up to $3000NZ - full loss, by third party valuation at the Mangonui boatshop for your insurance.