Karitane Charters :: Charter Packages

Karitane Charters offers five different package to choose from.
Please note that we can customize any package to suit your needs.


Package 1: Inshore Fishing

Package 2: Offshore Fishing

Package 3: Seabird’s Tour

Package 4: Swim with Dolphins

Package 5: BBQ & Beer Tours

Package 6: Customised Charter Packages


  Inshore Fishing  

This tour is not just about fishing, it’s a whole boating and wildlife experience, enjoying what the Karitane area has to offer.

Our inshore bottom fishing charter will enable you to fish along the Northern coast from Karitane to Shag Point, where the main catch is blue cod, trumpeter & perch, along with some surprise catches. Most of the catch is for the table, but often game fish can be encountered inshore over the summer months.

Sea birds are our constant companions and are always looking for a free meal during fishing trips. Their presence offers great photo opportunities along with dolphins, seals, penguins and other sea life that can also be seen inshore when conditions suit.

Max 6 persons

Full Day: $700

Rod hire included
Note prices quoted are for the whole boat.

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  Offshore Fishing  

If you are in to fishing and getting offshore this is for you!

We fish the outside off Shag Point for cod, trumpeter, groper and shark, along with a whole bunch of reef fish. We also fish the edge of the continental shelf from Karitane, where the depth of water is around 160 to 300 meters, so this is a place were you just don’t know what you may catch. Cod, perch, groper and large deep water trumpeter are just some of the fish that live in these canyons along with some very large sharks! (Sharks taken from this place have set world records which are still current today.)

We also base our boat a week at a time at Taieri Mouth (when the Otago weather is settled) where we fish groper, cod & trumpeter. PLEASE NOTE: These tours need to be pre-booked and are a bit more weather dependant.

Offshore is not only a good place to fish but it's the home of the Albatross and so many different birds and marine life, making going offshore more than just a fishing adventure.

Max 5 persons

Full Day: $800

Rod hire included
Note price quoted is for the whole boat.

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  Seabird's Tour  

The waters around Karitane are rich in seabird life, this is a great way to see these birds up close and in there own environment. With an estuary full of all types of birds, the waters offshore are rich with Albatross and Mollymawks flying high on the sea breezes, along with many other species.

Other marine animals are spotted on this tour as well, which makes this trip an unbelievable photo opportunity. The best time to see the birds is when it is windy, as they look their best flying high and fast on the winds.

The tour is around 2 hours long and there is an opportunity to swim with dolphins if you arrange with us prior at no extra cost.

Max 6 persons, Minimum of 3 persons

Per person: $90

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  Swim with Dolphins  

Dolphins are often encountered on most of our tours so the opportunity is there for you to swim and see these wonderful mammals up close and in their own environment.

We then head up the coast from Karitane, undertaking a full eco-tour and looking at all wildlife the area has to offer. On occasion we might fish a little. When we find a pod of dolphins, we put out a sea biscuit that you can swim from (it's like a big truck tube with handles around it and a rope to the boat, this is also a lot of fun behind the boat at speed).

Our vessel is a jet boat which has no propellers or rudders (or anything under water) to harm you, making this swim very safe.

It pays to ring first and ask about the numbers of pods which would be available at the time of your intended booking.

Max 6 persons, Minimum of 3 persons

If needed, we can gear you with wetsuits, goggles, snorkel fins and life jackets prior to heading out to sea. (If you have your own snorkeling gear, it is best to bring it along for better fitting). Please bring togs, 2 towels and some warm gear.

Per person: $180

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  BBQ & Beer Tours  

In the mood for a BBQ with a difference?

We offer a wide range of BBQ tours all catered to your personal interests.

The Karitane to Careys Bay tour takes us on a 40 minute journey across the northern bays of Taiaroa heads, past the Albatross and Seal colonies and into Otago harbour, where we berth outside the historic Careys Bay Hotel. You can have a drink and soak up the ambiance of this famous little hotel or visit some of the other sights Careys Bay and Port Charmers has to offer.

This tour costs $350 for a group of no more than 6 persons and takes around 3 hours. BYO food and drinks and we can BBQ for you on board, or we can cater at an additional cost with prior notice.

Ask us about the other places and activities that we can also offer on these tours.

Max 6 persons

Karitane to Careys Bay Tour: $400

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  Customised Charter Packages  

Would you like to customise a trip for your group?

Karitane Charters can put a customised package together to suit your group, some ideas are:

1. Sightseeing around the bays and peninsulas
2. Diving and Snorkeling
3. Remote Beach BBQ's
4. Surf Charters

Please note: A Minimum of 6 persons is required for a customised booking.

Please contact us for pricing.

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All safety equipment provided, surveyed for up to 6 people.
Penn rod & reel hire available.

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