Snapper fishing in the beautiful Coromandel

Welcome to the Coromandel

Located just 2.5 hours from Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, Coromandel is a hot spot for Snapper, Kingfish, Trevally, Kahawai and much more. With over 400km of coastline and more than 100 offshore islands the Coromandel offers some of New Zealand’s best fishing.

Each of our three fishing boats at Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris have their own unique history as traditional mussel barges and offer you a chance to experience mussel farming history in the Coromandel. Mussel barges are the perfect boat for fishing as they offer a stable and smooth ride, allowing you to focus on reeling in the fish!

All our boats offer comfortable seating, a flushable toilet, security railings and an awning for sun protection so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the fishing.

Our vessels are regularly maintained by an experienced crew and carry all necessary safety equipment and registrations in line with Maritime New Zealand. Skippers are fully licenced and first aid trained.

Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris is all about the fishing!

We cater for experienced anglers and beginners alike. We pride ourselves on offering a true fishing experience among the traditional mussel farms here in the Coromandel. If you are looking for a fishing adventure for family and friends, then get in touch and join one of our Snapper Safari trips.

With an experienced crew and a variety of charter times available, Mussel Barge Snapper Safaris has something to suit everyone. We welcome individuals, groups and families with children.

If you need rods and bait we have them available for an extra charge, or just byo and turn up with a positive attitude, ready to take on the fish. There are plenty of Snapper to be had, and you could also luck in to some Trevally, Gurnard, John Dory, Kahawai and the very clever Kingfish.

Casual Tickets

Prices apply to all barges

Adults

Over 12 years old
$70/person
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Children

5-12 years old
$40/person
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Children

Under 5 years old
Free
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Charters

A 50% deposit is required for all charters

Koromoemoea

Full Day

10 hours
$1700

Maximum capacity 15 people

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Koromoemoea

Half Day

5-6 hours
$900

Maximum capacity 15 people

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Maata II

Full Day

10 hours
$2100

Maximum capacity 20 people

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Maata II

Half Day

5-6 hours
$1100

Maximum capacity 20 people

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Tribute

Full Day

10 hours
$2300

Maximum capacity 20 people

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Tribute

Half Day

5-6 hours
$1200

Maximum capacity 20 people

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What Our Customers Say

Today was our third trip out and although it’s close to a 6 hour trip we keep going back. Not just for the fishing but for the amazing experience created by Darryl and the team. Nothing is too much effort. Super helpful with the kids, always willing to give out some advice and go the extra mile to make the experience enjoyable for everyone on the boat. Highly recommended.

Lindie Victor Van Wyk

Awesome day out. 8 of us were so well looked after. Welcoming, friendly nice people and the boat had all we needed. Thanks for the fab day.

Nicki Raffills

It’s great for kids and families, almost guaranteed a feed each trip. Great customer service from Darryl, Megan and crew. If you’re a learner it’s an easy way to give fishing a crack. The scenery you experience is world class. All round a good time.

Simon Doubleday

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