How Big is CARA * J & How many can go on board
Cara *J is 11.6 m long or 12.6 overall. She's surveyed for 15 Passengers Max to the Hen & Chicks (Day Fishing & Dive Trips) Groups of 6 - 10 is ideal or 20 Passengers Max in harbour (Christmas party/BBQs).
Where is CARA * J & Where does she operate to?
CARA * J is based at the new Marsden Cove Marina, berth C9, just inside the entrance to the Whangarei Harbour. She does short trips to Bream Head, but mostly Day and Evening trips out to the Hen & Chicks Isles and also day and overnight trips to the Moko Hinau Islands.
Cara * J enters a lot of the Big Game tournaments up and down the East Coast.
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.
It's $110 each /Eve or $130.00 each / Day for individuals.
If you have a small group i.e. 2-5 people, the choice is yours to join others or to exclusive charter of Cara*J min rates are : $700.00 for evenings or $960.00 for a day.
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 4.30 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 9 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 $130.00 each person for a day trip.
What is the cost for a trip on CARA * J?
Costs Start with:
- Evening Fishing groups of 7 or more @ $100.00 pp Departs 5.00 PM
Min exclusive charter rate is $700.00 / Eve to Bream Head
Min exclusive charter rate is $800.00 /Eve to the Chicks Isles.
- Day Fishing/Diving - 9 hour day trip to the Hen & Chicks. Departs 7.30 AM
Groups of 8 or more @ $120.00 pp
Min exclusive charter rate is $960.00 / day to the Hen & Chicks Isles.
- Day Fishing/Diving - 11 hour day trip to the Moko Hinau Islands.
Departs 6.30 AM groups of 8 or more @ $220.00 pp
Min exclusive charter rate is $1,720.00 / day to the Moko Hinau Islands.
- Moks Overnight Multi Day Trip Departs 7.30 AM $1320 per day.
Min 2 days I.E. $2,640.00 for a Mokes 2 Day weekend.
- Chicks Overnight 24 hr Trip Departs 5 PM - 4.30 PM $960 / day + $480 eve
Min exclusive charter rate is $1,440.00 for a 24Hr Chicks overnight trip
- Hire rods are available at $15.00 each.
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 each. I can supply bait but with a 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 $240.00 deposit to secure the booking.
How many people can we take or what is a comfortable number?
6-10 Fishermen for a day or evening trip to the Hen & Chicks is a good comfortable group.
6-10 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.
6-10 Divers is fine, 12 Divers is quite doable.
20 Guests for an evening BBQ/Harbour Cruise is Great on board CARA * J
What's the best way to book?
For further information, prices & bookings phone me direct Steve 0274-749751