Terms and Conditions


Casual fishing trips are sold on a per person basis, limited to 12 people on any trip. Boat rods set up for snapper fishing and frozen baits available for extra charge. Minimum numbers apply and sailings are subject to suitable weather conditions.
DEPARTURE.    From Whangaparapara Wharf at specified time
DURATION.      4-5 hours
INCLUDES        Tea & Coffee
BRING             Rods and bait. (We hire rods set up for snapper fishing and supply bait for additional charge – see current published rates). Warm clothes/wind breaker, sunscreen, hat, snack food and drinks (BBQ facilities on board)

General terms and conditions also apply, see below.

FULL VESSEL CHARTERS.  The vessel can be chartered for half day or full day or multiple day trips. Charges are based on exclusive use of the vessel operated by the skipper. The charterer can choose the activities undertaken during the day subject to the capability of the vessel and safety of those onboard.

HALF DAY CHARTERS.     Half day trips are 4 – 5 hours in duration and start / finish time may be restricted by other bookings on the same day otherwise by agreement.  We endeavour to manage trip times to match best fishing conditions when possible.

FULL DAY CHARTERS.    Full day trips are 8 – 10 hours in duration with start and finish times by agreement. We are happy to do multiple days but the vessel is not licensed for overnight trips.

NUMBER OF PERSONS.    The vessel is licensed to carry 20 persons plus the skipper, however we recommend a maximum of 12 persons fishing or diving to provide the best experience for your group.  Sightseeing groups of up to 20 are comfortable on the vessel. For larger groups we work with other charter operators and split the numbers across the vessels chartered.

DEPARTURE.        From Whangaparapara Wharf at specified time unless otherwise agreed. We will pick up and drop off from other Great Barrier Island harbours (Tryphena or Fitzroy) but additional charges may apply.

WE SUPPLY.    Tea & Coffee.

YOU NEED TO BRING.    Rods and bait. (We hire rods set up for snapper fishing and supply bait for additional charge – see current published rates). Warm clothes/wind breaker, sunscreen, hat, snack food and drinks.

There is a galley and BBQ facilities on board. We will do catering according to your requirements and budget if pre-ordered.



BOOKING AND PAYMENT.   Bookings can be made by phone or email. A 20% deposit is required to confirm your booking. Payment of the remainder of the charter or fishing trip cost is due prior to departure. Payments can be made by direct payment to our bank account or by credit card. We accept Visa and Mastercard.

SAFETY.  You must follow the skippers instructions at all times while onboard. You will be advised of location and use of safety equipment and any hazards that exist on the vessel. You will also be advised of unsafe practices (such as sitting on the rail)  and  you should refrain from acting in an unsafe or reckless manner while onboard.  Our primary concern is for your safety, and you must comply with any instructions from the skipper immediately and without argument. This includes donning life jackets when asked to due to unsafe weather conditions.

CANCELLATIONS.  All departures are subject to weather. Cancellation is at the sole discretion of the vessel’s skipper. In the event of a cancellation before the start of the trip  due to weather conditions all passengers are entitled to a full refund if they cannot reschedule to an alternative date.

ALCOHOL & SMOKING.  We are not licenced under  the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, and alcohol is not permitted. We have no issue with smoking  (on deck only) except when interfering with the safety, or the comfort of other  passengers.

DAMAGE.   You must pay for any damage you cause to the boat or its fittings, or any rods and reels that you damage or lose overboard, even if accidentally.

You are not liable for any normal wear and tear or gear failures, such as reels jamming or rods breaking when the rod to line angle is greater than 90 degrees. Rods do occasionally break when used improperly, and we can advise you on this if you are unsure, so please just ask.
(We have not had to charge anyone for damage to rods or the vessel as yet and the vessel is a working boat and does not damage easily.)

We look forward to taking you on an enjoyable and rewarding charter.

Chris Ollivier (Owner / Skipper)
Hooked on Barrier Ltd

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