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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 7 , 10 or 12 people cost?

Hen & Chicks Between 4-10 people on a day trip private charter has a MINIMUM CHARGE OF $1700 for the 7.30 AM - 3.30 PM day trip to Hen & Chicks or $160 each for ten or more.

But once ten or more are aboard the charges reverts to a $170 per person for the day trip so 6,8,9 & 10 people would pay the private minimum charter rate of $1700 but 12 people on a day trip would pay $2,040.

Bream Head Up to seven aboard is $910 Minimum for a half day or evening trip to Bream Head.

Between 4- 10 people on a evening trip private charter has a MINIMUM CHARGE $1300 minimum r evening trip to the Hen & Chicks or Bream Bay.

But once ten or more are aboard the charges reverts to a $130 per person for the evening trip so 6,8 or 10 people would pay the private minimum charter rate of $1300 but 12 people on a day trip would pay $1,560.

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 $180.00 each as casuals for the Day trip for individuals. or $150 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.

Note; Minimum private charter rates are :Bream Head $910.00 up to 7 people

Chicks hald day $1500.00 or Evening $1300.00 up to 10 people.

Hen & Chicks day trip $1700.00 minimum up to 10

What other trips are available & can we mix 2 or 3 types of trips together?

Yes I do a full range of trips; Fishing, Free diving, Big Game, Overnight, Harpuka Trips.
And YES you are welcome to do a mix of options i.e. an Overnight 2 day Trip including Fishing, Free diving, Big Game & Have a BBQ for meals.

Email Steve direct - steve@breambaycharters.co.nz

Where, When do they start & how long do the trips go until?

Evening trips start 4.30 pm - till dark [9.30 daylight saving time only] Hen & Chicks Isles Day trips start 7.30 Am - Returns 3.30 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 8 hours. Moko Hinau Islands Day trips start 6.30 Am -Till 4.30 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 $180 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 7 or more @ $130.00 pp Departs 4.30 PM
    Min exclusive charter rate is $910.00 up to 7 to Bream Head
  • CHICKS ISLES Evening Fishing groups of 10 or more @ $130 pp Departs 4.30 PM
    Min exclusive charter rate is $1,300.00 up to 10 to the Chicks Isles.
  • HEN @ CHICKS Day Fishing - 8 hour day trip to the Hen & Chicks. Departs 7.30 AM
    Min exclusive charter rate is $1,700.00 / day to the Hen & Chicks Isles. Note;Groups of 10 or more are $170.00 pp
  • MOKES Day Fishing - 10 hour day trip to the Moko Hinau Islands.
    Departs 6.30 AM groups of 10 or more @ $250.00 pp
    Min exclusive charter rate is $2,500.00 / day to the Moko Hinau Islands.
  • Harpuka Day Fishing - 10 hour day trip to the Very Deep reefs.
    Departs 6.30 AM groups of 10 or more @ $260.00 pp
    Min exclusive charter rate is $2,600.00 / day to the deep reefs.
  • MOKES Overnight Multi Day Trip Departs 7.30 AM $2,400 per day.
    Min 2 days I.E. $4,800.00 for a Mokes 2 Day weekend.
  • GIFT VOUCHERS $180 each for the day trip
  • Hire rods are available at $25 each.
  • Harpuka hire Rods $50 each BYO tackle
  • Bait supply is available if pre ordered at $25 each
  • Catered lunches available for $35 pp as a group.
  • Email Steve direct - steve@breambaycharters.co.nz

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 $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 1/3 booking deposit to secure the booking.

How many people can we take or what is a comfortable number?

Ten aboard Fishing is the most economic private group charter of SUMO

Hen & Chicks 6-16 Fishermen for a day or evening trip is still a good comfortable group.
Moko Hinau Islands; 6-16 Fishermen for a day trip is a good comfortable group.
School groups of 12 Kids + 2 or 3 adults is common.
Overnight trips; 4 - 6 people is best with 8 max overnight to the Moks or Chicks.
BBQ/Harbour Cruise, 23 Guests for an evening is Great on board SUMO

What's the best way to book?

For further information, prices & bookings phone or text me direct Steve 0274-749751

Email Steve direct - steve@breambaycharters.co.nz

SUMO is moored at:

Marsden Cove Marina, Berth c9 - Marsden point Northland, Whangarei Harbour, New Zealand.

We have a second pickup point at Mcleod’s Bay wharf.

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