IMG_6577.jpgWe operate full day, half day and 4 hour harbour fishing trips and charters in the Wellington area. Our boat ‘Seafarer II’ is based in Seaview Marina in Lower Hutt.

We offer whole boat sole charters to groups, companies and organizations and also offer share-cost trips where you can join other smaller groups and individuals for a great day out fishing for an affordable price.

Wellington offers a wide range of fishing options, from excellent deep water fishing for groper, bass, bluenose, shark and ling. Great inshore fishing around the extensive southern coastline for bluecod, tarahiki, trevally, kingfish, trumpeter, sea perch and other species. Wellington harbour also offers a wide variety of species in very sheltered waters - harbour trips are great for families, school groups or those keen to try an easily accessable fishing experience. Catering can be arranged for group bookings if required, or you are welcome to use our cooking equipment onboard. We have a quality BBQ onboard, fridge, hot water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Breakfast items for self service and a small BBQ lunch is provided on all sharecost trips.

The Skipper

The Owner and Skipper is Jonathan Delich (Jono) who has fished in Wellington for the past 30 years and has a vast knowledge of the local area and fishing spots. Jono has been a keen amature fisherman and diver, has worked on a number of commerical boats in Wellington and has worked in the Wellington charter fishing industry full-time for the last three years. Jono and his team will ensure a professional, safe, fun and enjoyable experience onboard.

The Fishing Vessel

The Seafarer II is a 50ft, (15m) commercial charter and fishing vessel operating in Wellington. The Seafarer II has a fully enclosed cabin as well as outside coverings to ensure passenger comfort and safety.  Surveyed for up to 20 passengers Seafarer II is able to cater to larger groups with ample space to move around the vessel.  


Cook Strait Fishing Charters uses quality Shimano rods and reels. You are welcome to bring your own gear or you can hire our equipment if required for a reasonable daily fee.