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Address: 236 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-319 3003

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Amazing Hospitality - Great Fishing and Crayfishing

If all the World was like Gerry and his crew, imagine what a wonderful world it would be! Such down to earth, genuine, kind, and friendly people who went out of their way to be so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Heather M
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If all the World was like Gerry and his crew, imagine what a wonderful world it would be! Such down to earth, genuine, kind, and friendly people who went out of their way to be so helpful.

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Thank Heather M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very kind, humourous, professional and generous Captain Gerard and his crews. We went fishing with captain's crews and we saw fur seals, some baby dolphins swimming with their moms, got lots of big perches and crayfish. Sophie rose is not a brand new large vessel, but it has everything needed for fishing. And thanks to that we fished with an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great trip with my boyfriend, first the crew took us to some of the cray pots that had been set the night before to look for crayfish (there were so many, but a lot had to go back into the ocean as they were either under weight or pregnant) however we managed to keep a cray each. We... More 

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Thank Mekilah A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the most wonderful time on our fishing trip the skipper and mate were very informative and funny, we had a fantastic safety briefing and highly recommend this trip to everyone - very professional

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Totally worth the money! Awesome staff that helps you catching fish, crayfish, shows you around and afterward took us home to prepare our fish. We get wine, talks and while the crayfish is being prepared you are right in a locals living room, experiencing the real local stuff. Had the best excursion of my whole NZ trip!

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Harkstede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I had heard a lot about this fishing trip from other people I'd met while traveling the South Island, so I came in with pretty high expectations. Boy, I wasn't even disappointed. The people are great, the food is amazing and there is enough wine to satisfy an entire army if need be. I had an awesome evening, I highly... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Kaikoura may not be a game fishing hot spot but if you want to experience the best hospitality and grassroots fishing this country can offer, than this is the place to go. Value for money 10/10, Friendliness 10/10, the cook up, wine, and entertainment at the end of the day 15/10. 2hrs on the water and we saw dolphins, seals,... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Got to beautiful Kaikoura in the afternoon, headed to the i site who booked me on an afternoon trip with the Sophie Rose. From first meeting, the crew were polite and in good humour which made for a great trip. Good safety brief, well kitted boat with good quality gear. We stopped briefly to look at some young seals and... More 

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Checked out this fishing charter the first day out on my Stray tour. There were 5 of us on the boat...saw seals, pulled up crayfish pots and caught my first fish in over 30 years! The guys were great...steamed up the crayfish and smoked the fish and served them wine and snacks. Great kiwi experience overall :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

I went on this fishing trip with 2 other friends of mine. None of us had any experience but we were keen to learn and up for a laugh. The skipper and his friend who took us out on the water were friendly and had a good sense of humour. We each caught plenty of fish and were taught about... More 

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