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The Hauraki Gulf

The Hauraki Gulf

New Zealand’s nautical playground, once home of the America’s cup the sparkling blue waters of the gulf are renowned sailing, cruising and fishing seaway.

Islands of the Hauraki Gulf
Browns Island
Rangitoto Island
Tiritiri Matangi Island
Motu Kaikoura
Kawau Island
Little Barrier Island
Great Barrier Island
Pakatoa Island
Waiheke Island


Eagle Magic: Fishing trips

We will customise our fishing trips to your preference. The inner gulf is the home to a range of fish species, and typically 'bottom fishing' using bait will reward you with a snapper, a beautiful eating fish.

For a little more excitement, we can venture out in the outer gulf to the feeding grounds and 'work-ups' where we encounter dolphins and birds 'working' the water, under which are the big fish. Typically soft bait fishing is successful in these areas as evidenced by the photo on your right. We can also target kingfish, which are great fun to play on the end of the line.

Great Barrier Island is a sparsely populated island that abounds with seafood includining scallops (in season), crayfish (rock lobster), mussels and oysters. The island has secluded harbours that provide secure and calm mooring overnight.

Waiheke Island, on the other hand, is a jewel in the crown of the Hauraki Gulf and boasts some of the best restaurants in the Auckland region. Perhaps you'd like to take some time to visit here, and enjoy a meal at a boutique winery sat high over the ocean with views over sparkling waters back to the city.

Eagle Magic sleeps five comfortably if you are planning more than a day away. On a day trip, up to 12 people can be accommodated. We recommend you take a whole day minimum to gain maximum effect from your day.

See our photo gallery