"Daniel" Boat Fishing Trips in Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Head Boat
62 ft
25 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy Fishing in Lower Hutt by boat. Charter a 62' "Daniel" for up to 25 people. Rates as low as $1200 NZD for 4 hours.


  • $2500/day Sounds trip
  • $2000 per day ex Wgtn
  • $1500 per 6hr trip
  • $1200 per 4 hour trip



There are three types of trips we commonly book. Four hour trips are generally inside the harbour, 6 hour trips are out onto the South Coast and 9 hour full day trips are out to the deepwater, like the Trench and may include some inshore fishing as well.

What's included in a trip

We provide bait, expert help, tea, coffee, toast, fruit, something on the bbq (share cost trips) and filleting of all fish caught.

We look after you from start to finish and take you to the best fishing spots for the prevailing weather. Apart from the deepwater species there are good numbers of tarakihi, bluecod and gurnard around in the shallower water. Other species caught include snapper, kingfish, trevally, elephantfish, moki, trumpeter, warehou, tuna and sharks. Last season we caught alot of big kingis. They are a very strong fighting fish and often take anglers to their physical limits. Hopefully they will be back this season.

Day trips normally start at 7am and return around 4pm. When weather permits we fish the deep otherwise we stay closer to shore if its too windy. We let you know the day before and on the day what the conditions are likely to be so you can decide if you want to do that kind of fishing or not.

On 6hr trips we normally fish the inshore south coast or the 80-100 mark.  Half day trips start at 7am or 1pm. We can go deepwater fishing on a half day but half the trip is taken up steaming out and back.

We are happy to do what you guys want to do and will forge a plan to do the kind of fishing you want to do in the allotted time frame.   

We fish our way over the Cook Strait targeting hapuku (groper), bluecod, tarakihi and gurnard before dredging scallops and sometimes diving for crays (weather permitting).

You will enjoy an evening at a remote lodge in Endeavour Inlet with good music, a crackling fire with a few drinks and yarns. Accommodation is at the lodge or on the boat. The next day we fish our way back to Wellington.

Fish Filleting is all part of the service. We process and bag the catch so everyone gets a fare share

Fishing is generally done inside the harbour. The kids have an awesome time!

We do special rates for school groups and can pickups from Wellington central and the Hutt.

One reason is that we hardly ever have to cancel them. There is always a calm spot to fish in the harbour, plus there are usually plenty of fish around.

You can BYO your own food and refreshments or we can provide them. The harbour is perfect for xmas, stag or hens parties, birthdays, client entertainment, social clubs and kids trips.

We Provide - Bait & berley, tea & coffee, tap water, toast, fruit, a BBQ and kitchen facility, filleting & bags.

You can bring your own tackle and lunch or we can provide it for an extra charge.

Fishing Tackle - We supply all your fishing gear for $40pp day, $30pp half day, $20pp 3-4hr trip and $10pp for 3hr kids trips. We have two electric reels on board for $60pp. If you loose a hired rod/reel over the side you may be liable for replacement costs. If you are bringing your own tackle we suggest the following

For deepwater fishing: 30oz sinkers, 10/O - 16/O circle hooks, 150 - 300lb trace, 80lb braid. For an added advantage bring flasher rigs, long & slow jigs, soft baits, tuna/kingi trolling lures, lumo tubing and squid, flashing lights and cyloom sticks.

Surfcasting Trips

(based on getting 4 - 6 people)

3-4hr trip
Area - local south coast (30 min drive).
Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark.
Cost - $80pp, tackle hire - $20pp

5 - 6 hour
Area - extended trip to south coast (30 - 75 minute drive).
Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark.
Cost - $120pp, tackle hire - $30pp

9 - 10hr trip
Area - extended trip to south coast or Wairarapa (60 - 100 minute drive)
Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark, snapper
Cost - $160p, tackle hire - $40pp

Overnight Trip
We normally fish both the evening and morning turn of light, if you are keen.
Area - extended trip to south coast or Wairarapa (60 - 100 minute drive)
Target fish - blue moki, blue cod, kahawai, tarakihi, spotty shark, snapper
Cost - $250pp includes accommodation, tackle hire - $60pp

5 day trip LBG (Land Based Gamefishing)
Two days are travel days but you can fly or make you own way to location if preferred.
Area - East Cape, Coromandel or Far North.
Target fish - snapper, kingfish, trevally, kahawai, tuna, sharks, billfish.
Cost - $1500pp including accommodation, transport, meals and bait.
Tackle hire is $120pp for the trip

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Head Boat
  • Capacity: 25 People
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 62 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Cuddy Cabin
  • Fishing gear
  • Inboard Engine
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Dual Comm-forward seating
  • Twin Engine
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Head
  • Bait

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