Fishing in the Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands is renown in New Zealand and Internationally as a mecca destination for big game fishing; including broadbill, marlin, tuna, kingfish; plus snapper, john dory and many more.
While Peter and Helen spend alot of time keeping Abri Apartments Spic N Span for our guests, Peter's real passion is fishing!! and I don't mind getting out on the water as well; after all, who wouldn't in this spectacular paradise that we are very fortunate to live in!!
As well as being the owner/operators of Abri Apartments, Peter and Helen are also the owner/operators of Grand Cru Fishing Charters. Grand Cru does private charters tailored specifically to our clients individual requirements; whether you wish to fish all day to "catch a big one', Or fish in the morning then relax, swim and sightsee in the afternoon; or you may like to experience the full package by going on the Ultimate Multi-day Fishing Charter! For more details check out the Grand Cru Charters website.
If your budget doesn't stretch to a private charter, there are plenty of options to choose from in the Bay of Islands for a share fishing trip for either a half day or a whole day, depending on how keen you are. Check out the following Bay of Islands charter fishing operators that we are very happy to recommend to you (in no particular order of preference).
The Treetops: Wonderful retreat. Perfect location. Love all the little details that make this place so luxurious. Thank you so much.
Gerard and Melanie, Golden Bay, NZ
The Suite: This Suite is an absolute pleasure to stay in. Wonderful views and a great shower!! Thanks so much.
Jenny and Mark, Waikanae, NZ
The Suite: Enjoyed my stay. My friends have taken cards. I am very impressed. I will be recommending you to business associates to stay.
Ruth, Kerikeri, NZ
The Treetops: Wonderful view for breakfast! Had a great time at Paihia!
Anne and Claude, Auckland, NZ
The Palms: Finally, a comfortable bed! Had a wonderful anniversary at this accommodation. Beautiful spot, close to shops and so comfortable. Thank you Helen
Mr and Mrs Smith, Kaitaia, NZ
The Palms: Magical spot to chill and take in the amazing views. We will be back another time. Cheers
Bryon and Michele, Hamilton, NZ
The Suite: Just what we needed! Thank you for making our week off so relaxing and special. We will be back!!
Lynn and Michael, Auckland, NZ
The Suite: Fabulous stay. Very clean and all available you could possibly need - And The Views - Just Stunning!! Thanks heaps. I will come back. :-)
Anna, Christchurch, NZ
The Palms: Thank you Helen and Peter. Beautiful place to stay. Have loved it. Will Come back again.
Liz and Bernie, Christchurch, NZ
The Palms: What a wonderful spot. Loved the feel and the warmth in this chalet. A little piece of paradise in Paihia. Thanks!
Savannah & Cameron, Auckland, NZ