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Akura Game Fishing Charters

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Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
+682 54 355
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Awesome day

Had an excellent day out with the crew. They didn't wan to see us go back to shore without a fish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ross M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
disappointed

staff on the boat were unfriendly and not helpful. i have been on many charters and this was the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
dave h
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Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or first-timers - Akura has the ingredients to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. We are one of the longest operating charters boats and fishing is our passion! With our helpful crew, you don't need to know anything about angling to land a delicious dinner - and we'll fillet the fish for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill! Savour the spectacular views of the Cook Islands while you wait for the fish to start biting - and you won't be waiting long. With our top-quality gear, Captain George's 25 years of experience and certified crew, you're getting the best possible Rarotonga game fishing trip. Akura is a purpose-built 40-foot vessel with twin 330hp diesel inboards- perfect for wedding parties and large groups. Akura is kitted with top quality equipment in brands like Shimano and Penn. We have all the onboard facilities you need to cruise in style and fish in comfort with a fully working toilet and comfortable seating. Want to customize your fishing experience? We also have a 25 foot vessel, "Te Manga", that offers a variety of fishing methods including fishing down, drop stone fishing, reef casting, spear fishing and more. Check us out on the ITM fishing show with Matt Watson and see the action! All charters include sandwiches and waters- all you need is some sun screen and your lucky fishing hat!
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“yellowfin tuna” (14 reviews)
“fish” (56 reviews)
“these guys” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
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+682 54 355

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an excellent day out with the crew. They didn't wan to see us go back to shore without a fish and luckily we got onto a couple of 12 kg Wahoo. Great fun and the crew were very helpful.More

Thank Ross M
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Ross. Yes, our crew does not like to come back empty handed! Unfortunately, sometimes it can't be helped but they will always try their best to hook you up with a catch :) Glad you had a great day out and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

staff on the boat were unfriendly and not helpful. i have been on many charters and this was the worstMore

1  Thank dave h
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Kia Orana Dave, Thank you for your feed back regarding your recent trip with Akura Fishing. We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly crew, so I am disappointed to hear that this was not the case in your experience. You didn't mention which vessel...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I came to Raro for 8 days with my wife. I am fishing mad, my wife...not so much. I researched charters from our home in sydney but decided not to book till I got here. I asked around and Akura seemed the popular choice. I...More

1  Thank Tinabert
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for the fab review Bert! It was lovely to meet you and we are very happy that you had such a good week. Captain Willy is indeed the fish whisperer! :) It's not very often that he comes back empty handed, in fact if...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

These guys were great had a fantastic day out would highly recommend them to anyone who would like to catch bigger fish they new the waters. Our captain was great and highly knowledgeable thanks again to Akura and Willie for a great day out!!

Thank Ian S
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for the review Ian. Its always great to hear feedback from our clients. I have passed on your praises to Captain Willie and he is now beaming with pride! Hope to see you back in Rarotonga again one day soon :)

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome boat & staff. Pity about the lack of fish but that's what fishing is all about. The boys did get a 17.5kg Wahoo shared with the rest of the charter but plenty to take back to the resort for dinner. $170 for 1/2 day...More

Thank rachnz2015
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed your day out with us and got to enjoy some fresh wahoo for dinner! :)

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This time in Rarotonga I had 3 trips with Akura, my Captain / Skipper was Willy, he was so welcoming and friendly and knew how to catch fish, we got some awesome yellow fin tuna. From my first day meeting up with George again, talking...More

Thank Grant5050
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Great to hear you had a memorable trip with us! Captain Willy and all the crew enjoyed your time hear as well. The team loves to hear from their guests and how they enjoyed their experience with us. We will try our best to keep...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was travelling with a "LandLubbing" wife and two small kids who had never fished before so I was unsure about chartering a boat. I finally decided to book a combo fishing-snorkel charter on one of the 26 foot boats. The seas were smooth going...More

1  Thank haze1310
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for the great review! So good to hear that your family enjoyed your experience with our crew. Fish always taste's better when you have caught it yourself :)

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Booked a reef fishing trip for the wife and myself 6 months in advance and stated REEF FISHING all their emails stated we were going reef fishing. Over the lead up we went from a 26ft boat to a 24ft boat. On the day we...More

3  Thank dburrell01
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Our sincere apologies that your expectations were not met in this instance. It seems there was cleary an oversight regarding the style of fishing requested and hence a misunderstanding had by all involved. Reef fishing is indeed what you requested but this was clearly not...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our hotel booked this excursion for us and we were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves! Pauro was knowledgeable and explained how he was reading the bird behaviour to figure out where the schools of fish were. His method was effective as within...More

4  Thank heather154943
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Kia Orana Heather, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We have some great crew working with us who love fishing so much, they even do it on their days off! I am glad that it shows on our charters and that Pauro gave...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome - A must do when in Raratonga - The crew were awesome and knew exactly where the fish were - the guys were fast and we were on fish all day - Absolutely recommend Akura - Office Staff, Boat Crew, Skipper very friendly, professional...More

Thank Carrol G
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thank you very much for your review :) What a great day out you ladies had! Marlin & Mahi Mahi :) :) Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday on the island.

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Irene K
14 August 2017|
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Response from Tina K | Property representative |
You can catch Mahi Mahi all year round so if you are looking to catch both best to come in Wahoo season over winter. There is just more Mahi and larger sizes in Summer, but they can be caught all year round.
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Irene K
13 August 2017|
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Response from Tina K | Property representative |
Hi Irene, Wahoo is a winter fish so June through to September/October. Our fishing gear ranges from 50's to 80's. We tend to run bigger gear to we can target a broad variety of species
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Irene K
13 August 2017|
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Response from Tina K | Property representative |
Kia Orana Irene, The best time to catch Mahi Mahi is over our summer, so November through to March :)
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