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Some of our fishing and diving itineraries :


Daytrip Runabout/Cat self-drive or skippered

Hire a runabout or small catamaran and take yourselves fishing for the day. Of course we can also provide all the tackle and a knowledgeble skipper.

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Daytrip Groups

Full Day’s skippered fishing trip with BBQ or seafood lunch onboard. Where we will go could depend on weather and tides. Out of Tory Channel in the Cook Strait or heading North out of the Queen Charlotte.

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Fishing weekend liveaboard 48 hours - self-drive or skippered

Day 1 (pm) : Arrive at Compass Charters Base in Waikawa Marina by own transport or the courtesy van. The Compass crew will show you onboard your charter vessel. Where you will go on your charter will depend on the weather. Whatever the plan we will cruise out to a mooring or spend the night onboard in the marina to make an early start.
Day 2 : A cooked breakfast on the way while steaming to the first spot for the day. We could be heading for Tory channel and then Cook Strait or head North towards the outer Sounds. During your trip you might even wonder further. Spend the day fishing and relaxing and a lunch onboard. For the night we could well end up in Endeavour Inlet or another sheltered bay depending on the next day's plans. Close the day with a BBQ on deck, then a game of cards or just a quiet night to be ready for the next catch.
Day 3 : After another day of fun fishing we will cruise back to Waikawa Marina and help you on your way again. Tackle, linen and all meals onboard can all be provided. We will just need you to give us a bit of a hand onboard.

Option: Extend the trip by a day and fishing around D’Urville

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Fishing weekend with accommodation - 2 days

Day 1 (pm) : Cruise to lodge in Endeavour inlet for an evening meal and accommodation.
Day 2 : Whole days fishing North of Queen Charlotte Sound, weather dependent. Then back to the lodge for dinner and to sleep ashore.
Day 3 : Head around Cape Koamaru and fish several spots in the Cook Strait. Cruising back to the marina through Tory Channel.

We can accommodate larger parties if accommodation ashore is used.

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Fishing weekend with accommodation - 3 days

Day 1 (noon) : Cruise out of the marina and head out of the Queen Charlotte Sound with destination Catherine Cove on D’Urville Island. The D’Urville Island Café will provide a quality meal and accommodation ashore.
Day 2 : Whole days fishing at Rangitoto’s and Stephens Passage Then back to the lodge for dinner and to spend the night on dry land.
Day 3 : Slowly headng back to Queen Carlotte while fishing on the way. Spend the night at one of the lodges in Endeavour Inlet. The next we are heading back to Waikawa or if we have time we could go around Cape Koamaru and fish several spots in the Cook Strait. Cruising back to the marina through Tory Channel.

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We can include divers on most trips depending on number of guests and divers. You can bring all your own gear or we can organise it for you. As Dive Marlborough shares our charterbase we can also provide you with dive guides or other dive adventures.

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Click below to see all our Boat Rates, Additional Services info and Rates, Season dates and Discount structure. As well as additional info about Bonds, Onboard accommodation etc. If you need a quote, further help or information please contact us.


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Compass Fleet

Compass Charters' diverse fleet consists of fully equipped and well-maintained yachts, launches and runabouts. If you need help choosing which vessel to charter, just contact our crew and we will be happy to help you. 


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Here's what our clients have been saying about us.

"Thanks to you and the Compass Charter team for the great day we had in the amazing beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Would love to come back within 12 months although not sure if I will be able to manage that. For sure I will connect again when ever I will be in New Zealand." - Chartered Orion

"Thank you very much, we really enjoyed our trip and are telling our friends and family that Compass Charters are a good company to deal with and offer great holiday opportunities." - Chartered Okoromai

Contact us now - spaces are filling up fast for the 2019/20 season!

Special Offers

The longer you charter the more you save! Our MULTIDAY DISCOUNT has proved very popular so we are continuing the offer for the 2021/22 season.

Now is a great time to get your crew organised, book 6 months or more in advance and get an additional 5% off your daily rate with our "EARLY BOOKERS" discount - make the most of this offer before the opportunity passes.

To view our latest Special Offers click here.

"Multiday" AND "Early bookers" discounts can be used together during eligible periods.


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