How Big is SUMO & How many can go on board
SUMO is 14 m long or 14.3 m overall. She's surveyed for 23 Passengers Max to the Hen & Chicks (Day Fishing Trips) Groups of 6 - 14 is ideal or 23 Passengers Max in harbour (Christmas party / BBQs).
Where is SUMO & Where does she operate to?
SUMO is based at the new Marsden Cove Marina, berth C9, just inside the entrance to the Whangarei Harbour. Our most popular trip is the Day trips and Evening trips out to the Hen & Chicks Isles. But we also do short trips to Bream Head. For the more adventorous we have day trips to the Moko Hinau Islands. Also overnight trips to the Moko Hinau Islands.
SUMO enters a lot of the Big Game tournaments up and down the East Coast.
How much is it for my group of 8 , 10 or 12 people cost?
Between 4-10 people on a private charter has a MINIMUM CHARGE OF $1500 for the day trip.
Between 4-10 people on a private charter has a MINIMUM CHARGE $1100 minimum for the half day or evening trips.
But once ten or more are aboard the charges reverts to a $150 per person for the day trip so 6,8 or 10 people would pay the private minimum charter rate of $1500 but 12 people on a day trip would pay $1800.
But once ten or more are aboard the charges reverts to a $110 per person for the evening or half day trip so 6,8 or 10 people would pay the private minimum charter rate of $1100 but 12 people on a day trip would pay $1320.
If there's only 1 or 2 of us do you take individuals and make up a group?
Individuals/casuals can join up with others to make up a group of like minded casual fisher folk.
It's $160.00 each for the Day trip for individuals. or $120 each as casuals for an Evening trip.
If you have a small group i.e. 2-5 people, the choice is yours to join others or to exclusive charter of SUMO.
Please Note; minimum rates are : $800.00 for Bream Head or $1100.00 for evenings or half days to the Chicks or $1500.00 minimum for a day trip.
What other trips are available & can we mix 2 or 3 types of trips together?
Yes I do a full range of trips; Fishing, Diving, Big Game, Overnight, BBQ trips.
And YES you are welcome to do a mix of options i.e. an Overnight 2 day Trip including Fishing, Diving, Big Game & Have a BBQ for meals.
Where, When do they start & how long do the trips go until?
Evening trips start 5.00 pm - till dark [9.30-10.30 pm daylight saving time only] Hen & Chicks Isles Day trips start 7.30 Am -Till 4.00 Pm. Sometimes shorter or longer depending on how successful we've been. If the fishing's been slow I can often but not always stay out longer than the 8.5 hours. Moko Hinau Islands Day trips start 6.30 Am -Till 5.30 Pm. We always depart from Marsden Cove Marina Berth C9 or alternately McLeod’s Bay Wharf in Whangarei Harbour.
Do you do gift vouchers?
Yes. Gift vouchers are available at $160 per person for a day trip alowing the recipient to join a casuals trip.
What is the cost for a trip on SUMO?
Costs Start with:
- BREAM HEAD Evening Fishing groups of 8 or more @ $100.00 pp Departs 5.00 PM
Min exclusive charter rate is $800.00 / Eve to Bream Head
- CHICKS ISLES Evening Fishing groups of 10 or more @ $110 pp Departs 5 PM
Min exclusive charter rate is $1,100.00 /Eve to the Chicks Isles.
- HEN @ CHICKS Day Fishing - 8.5 hour day trip to the Hen & Chicks. Departs 7.30 AM
Min exclusive charter rate is $1,500.00 / day to the Hen & Chicks Isles. Note;Groups of 10 or more are $150.00 pp
- MOKES Day Fishing - 11 hour day trip to the Moko Hinau Islands.
Departs 6.30 AM groups of 9 or more @ $220.00 pp
Min exclusive charter rate is $1,980.00 / day to the Moko Hinau Islands.
- MOKES Overnight Multi Day Trip Departs 7.30 AM $1720 per day.
Min 2 days I.E. $3,440.00 for a Mokes 2 Day weekend.
- Chicks Overnight 24 hr Trip Departs 5 PM - 4.30 PM $1500 / day + $800 eve
Min exclusive charter rate is $2,300.00 for a 24Hr Chicks overnight trip
- GIFT VOUCHERS $160 each for the day trip
- Hire rods are available at $15.00 or $25 each.
- Bait supply is available if pre ordered at $25 each
- Catered lunches available for $35 pp as a group.
Do we bring our own Rods, Bait & lunch? Can we Hire rods & do we need to give a deposit?
It's BYO Bait, Burley, Rods, tackle & Lunch. I have hire rods available at $ 15.00 or $25 each. I can supply bait but with a $25 surcharge attached. I suggest getting your own on the way as this is the best & cheapest option & adds to the day's experience. Yes I ask for a $600.00 deposit to secure the booking.
How many people can we take or what is a comfortable number?
6-16 Fishermen for a day or evening trip to the Hen & Chicks is a good comfortable group.
6-16 Fishermen for a day trip to the Moko Hinau Islands is a good comfortable group.
School groups of 12 Kids + 2 or 3 adults is common.
4 - 6 max for an overnight trip to the Moks or Chicks.
23 Guests for an evening BBQ/Harbour Cruise is Great on board SUMO
What's the best way to book?
For further information, prices & bookings phone me direct Steve 0274-749751