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Topic: boat rentals?
Posted By: CanadianJohn
Subject: boat rentals?
Date Posted: 03 May 2003 at 4:07pm
does anyone know where one can rent a small trailer boat for a decent price in the auckland area? i'm talking a tinny, 13-16 feet, 10-25 horse on a trailer, i can't afford the $300 a day boats i have found so far. cheers for any info


Posted By: wakatoa
Date Posted: 04 May 2003 at 10:12am

Justin at Oakura bay (he runs a charter boat there), Whangaruru hbr rents out a tinny with o/b, I think around $10 an hr, there is also a bloke at marsden point but can't remember his name.

This time of the year Oakura bay should give you some good fish in areas you can reach in a small tinny and I'm sure Justin would point you in the right direction. Its about a 3 hr drive north of auck.


Posted By: pland
Date Posted: 04 May 2003 at 1:09pm


If you are looking at the Coromandel - try">   

I have hired their 3.6 MAC ($90 for the day) and got a good feed without venturing too far.

They will also water taxi you to the islands for landbased.


Posted By: Barrie
Date Posted: 04 May 2003 at 1:26pm
was just gonna post that
Im often down there and love the place
Pete is a very knowledgable bloke..all you have to do is ask
Best time of the year is now untill the end of june

Posted By: KingfishSi
Date Posted: 04 May 2003 at 2:42pm
Hi CanadianJohn

Somewhere in Whangaparaoa there is a place that rents out a tinny for $80 per day. I only saw it briefly at Army Bay and didn't pay much attention to it. It seemed a decent size. Sorry I can't be more helpful with the name of the company. Maybe Deepsea knows. Even better, you could pay less than that and go out on one of his charters.

Keep knockin', nobody's home.

Posted By: CanadianJohn
Date Posted: 05 May 2003 at 7:52pm
thanks for the info guys. its good to know where you can get a boat when those high pressure systems stall overtop us. surfcasted half the north island and it will be nice to try it from a boat.


Posted By: Jezza
Date Posted: 08 May 2003 at 4:43pm
canadian john.
try slipper island they have a website gen can get out to the island round trip for bout $30 bucks i think great people out their you can use their tinnie to go just in front of the old wharf or round behind the island where tis picturesque as most of it is old volcanic rock.... take a tent and stay on the island for $10 o-night get the sun rise sun set and rise again have landed many a snapper just of the rocks two world records that i know of have been landed there.
best of luck....
bent rods.

Posted By: CanadianJohn
Date Posted: 08 May 2003 at 6:19pm
sounds worth checking out jezza, where abouts is slipper island? i take it you've spent time there? i'll see if i can find thier website and take a look.         cheers, john


Posted By: Jezza
Date Posted: 09 May 2003 at 5:03pm
C J slipper island is a ten minute boat ride after the Tairua, Puanui bar, I used to work out there and regardless of what anyone says its a top spot its a magic place and to catch fish you only have to fish ya feet....
try i know they are in the phone book and its easy to arrange for the managers on the island to pick ya up and drop ya off from Tairua's smaller wharf they also have five first class chalets out their for those with a larger wallet. great thing is only those who stay on the island fish the island, talk about peace and serenity worth it just for the stress relief.

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