Charter Cuddy Cabin in Ngunguru, New Zealand

Cuddy Cabin
6 Guests

About This Fishing Charter

Enjoy Ngunguru by boat! Charter a Cuddy Cabin for up to 6 people. Rates as low as $1100 NZD per day. 

We are based on the east coast of Northland, NZ, 30 miles by sea, south of the Bay of Islands. Lady Jess is moored at pier B3 in the picturesque Tutukaka Marina, 25 minutes by road from Whangarei. Tutukaka is home to the Whangarei Deep Sea Anglers Club, which has members from around New Zealand and the world. The Tutukaka Coast is famous both for its fishing and its diving. In summer, the warm East Auckland Current brings not only warm water from the North, but also a variety of tropical visitors, including the world’s largest striped marlin, blue and black marlin, tuna, mahimahi and broadbill swordfish. Delicious eating species like snapper, hapuku, tarakihi and hard fighting kingfish are available all year round.

“Lady Jess” is a classic kauri displacement launch with a cruising speed of 9 knots. At seventeen tonnes, she is a great sea boat. She has been completely rewired and boasts modern navigation, communication, fish finding and safety devices. Equipment carried for your convenience, success and safety includes radar, VHF radio, auto pilot, GPS/plotter, sea surface temperature gauge, fish finder, flares, life rings and life raft. Lady Jess also has a private toilet, hot/cold shower, a fridge and full sized oven, and carries plenty of ice to keep your food, refreshments and catch cold.

Pete Saul is a highly experienced and personable owner-skipper who has been charter fishing since 1986. Pete was a professional research diver and Technical Officer with the NZ Ministry of Fisheries, based in Northland, before establishing his charter business. He is also co-Director of Blue Water Marine Research, which specialises in recreational fishing research projects for the NZ government and other clients. He has written for various fishing publications in New Zealand and Australia for many years and greatly enjoys sharing his knowledge of fishing and the Northland marine environment with his customers – some of whom have been returning for twenty years.

Trips are available for half day, full day or multi-day stay-aways, in which we cruise the beautiful east Northland coast, overnighting in one of the great variety of harbours and sheltered bays that characterise this coastal wonderland. Special conditions apply to multi-day trips*.


- Fishing tuition: $1100 NZD per day. 
Family groups by arrangement. Shorter times are often preferred by families with younger children and we will design something to suit your circumstances.

- Big Game Fishing: $1300 NZD per day.

Available January – May
Marlin, sharks, tuna
All equipment provided

- Reef Fishing for Snapper, Apuku, Tarakihi and Similar Species: 1100 NZD per day. 
Available all year round
Bring your own gear or hire ours
Bring your own bait or we will supply it at cost (pre ordering required)
Equipment hire $15 per person daily if required.
Bait at cost if required (you must pre-order bait to ensure we carry enough).

- Kingfish: $1100 NZD per day. 
Available all year round
Live bait or jigging
Bring your own gear or hire ours
Your first jig is free. Replacements are at cost
Equipment hire $15 per person daily if required.
Replacement jigs at cost (your first one is free).

- Fishing tuition: NZ$1100 per day.
For family groups or team building:
We will show you how to improve your fishing skills, using your gear or ours
Light tackle fishing or regular fishing for food species
 Family groups by arrangement. Shorter times are often preferred by families with younger children and we will design something to suit your circumstances.

- Diving or Snorkelling
Best in summer, when water is warmer and days are longer
Bring your own equipment only
We have a good dive ladder and the skipper is a professional diver
This is an additional option for multi day trips

- On-board food: (optional)
For stay-away trips: Water, tea, coffee and milo are provided free. Fully catered meals cost $35 per person per day on stay-away trips. You can supplement or replace this with fresh seafood caught during the trip if you wish.

- Multi-day trips
We will design longer trips to suit your requirements. You will require a sleeping bag or duvet if staying away. Food can be catered or you can bring your own. Please advise any special likes/dislikes if you want us to cater the food.


  • Type: Cuddy Cabin
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • Fish Finder
  • Autopilot
  • Chart Plotter
  • GPS
  • Head

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