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Offshore Adventures Terms and Conditions for New Zealand charters


Please read the following policies to ensure you understand that Offshore Adventures wants to provide you with the best possible fishing experience.

Offshore Adventures head office is located at 34 Waiotahi Drive, RD2, Kaiwaka, 0573, New Zealand.


Included in your fishing charter:

You are paying for your portion of the fishing charter, including:

  • Certified Captain and expert fishing guide

  • A spot on our custom built 7.95m Extreme fishing boat for the duration of the charter

  • Fishing tackle, bait, and gear

  • Life jacket and safety equipment

Charters are not catered; please bring your own food and refreshments.


Fishing Tackle and Gear

  • Offshore Adventures will provide all fishing tackle required such as jigging rods (4 sets), soft bait rods (5 sets), top water rod (1 set) and game fishing set ups (5 sets)

  • Any gear broken or lost will be charged for.

  • Breakages occur when you don’t follow the Captain’s instructions.  Keep the rod at a 25 degree angle when you are loaded up on a fish.  Don’t let the rod hit the boat as this weakens the rod causing breakages, and if you are using a gimbal to fight a fish take the rod out of the gimbal when the fish is close to the boat. 

  • Replacement costs are as follows:

    • Jigging set ups range between $1100 - $1800ea

    • Soft bait set ups range between $500-$900ea

    • Top water set approx $1800ea

    • Game fishing approx $1800ea

    • Braid per re-spool unto $90

    • Soft Baits $7 per packet

    • Jigs $20ea

    • Assist hooks $7

    • Live bait hook, sinker and trace $10

  • So hold on tight, keep your knees bent and have a good balance over the boat to avoid being dragged over with the rod, slipping, falling or damaging equipment.



  • If the Captain due to weather or mechanical issues cancels your charter, we will contact you in advance to either reschedule for another day or you can choose to have your deposit refunded less the bank fees incurred.

  • Offshore Adventures reserves the right to cancel the charter due to weather or mechanical issues at any time. 

  • Cancellations made by clients with more than 21 days notice will receive a full refund of the deposit, less bank fees incurred.

  • Cancellations made by clients with less than 21 days notice will receive a 0% refund of the deposit.

  • Casual Charters where we will fill the boat will only go ahead with a full boat (minimum 4 people to run a trip).  If we are unable to fill the boat, Offshore Adventures reserves the right to cancel the trip.

  • By booking this charter you agree that Offshore Adventures is not liable for any personal and financial loss due to a cancelled charter. 


  • The prices for our NZ charters are priced in NZD.

  • If you are making an International payment please allow for the bank fees at your end.

  • The balance of your charter costs need to be paid in full two days before your charter via direct credit/wire transfer. Our bank details will be on your booking confirmation email.  Alternatively you can pay the balance in cash on the day of your charter.

  • Any remaining costs must be paid in cash before departing the boat.

What to bring

  • Food and refreshments.  Catered options are available for full day charters. Please contact us for more information.

  • Clothing for all weather: wet, dry, hot, cold and windy conditions.

  • Sunglasses, hat, and sun block. Sunglasses are a must, this is not only to protect your eyes from the glare on the water, but hooks are a hazard too.

  • Footwear is required onboard. Sandals/flips flops are acceptable, but running / walking shoes are best for comfort and protection.  Black soled gumboots cannot be worn onboard.

  • In winter, a beanie, thermals, warm layers, and a waterproof jacket are recommended.

Your Safety at Sea

  • The Captain will ensure that passenger’s safety comes first.  You will be given a safety briefing before departing the dock.  If there is anything you are unsure about do not hesitate to speak up.

  • When instructed by the Captain, you are required to wear a life jacket. Life jackets will be provided for all passengers onboard.

  • Please let the Captain know if you have any health conditions that he needs to be aware of.  

  • Seasickness can occur unexpectedly so don’t be shy and speak up if you feel unwell at all throughout the day.

  • Offshore Adventures reserves the right to refrain clients from drinking alcohol onboard. Pack a few beers for a celebratory drink or for the ride home but be sensible about it.

  • A day on the water can be exhausting both mentally and physically so you always need to be aware of your surroundings and other clients onboard.  Offshore Adventures will not be held liable for any accident or injury which occurs whilst onboard an Offshore Adventures charter.

  • By booking this charter, you agree to follow any of the Captain’s safety instructions on the day.

Fish Limits

  • Our limit for Kingfish and Hapuku is one per person.  Other kingfish caught can be photographed and released.

  • Offshore Adventures supports the conservation of all billfish.  Marlin are catch and release only, we will do our best to get a photo of you and your fish boat side.  If the marlin dies or is badly injured during the fight it is the Captain’s decision to bring the fish onboard.

  • For other species, we strictly follow the Ministry for Primary Industries rules, laws and regulations for fish limits. 


  • Offshore Adventures reserves the right without further notice to make use of any photography or film taken on the trip by its staff for general publicity purposes without payment or your further permission. 


Offshore Adventures (OA) has adopted this Privacy Policy to ensure that we handle personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993. This Privacy Policy discloses what information we gather, how we use it and how to correct or change it.



Personal information may also be collected by OA through promotions, competitions and consumer queries including queries made online through OA’s website. By filling out the OA's Contact Us form you will be automatically subscribed to the OA database to receive the latest news from OA.  The information may include:

    •    your name, address, contact number(s) and email address

    •    your demographics and interests;

    •    details of any prizes you may have won;

    •    a record of any queries you have made.



Wherever possible, OA collects this information directly from you. We use it for the following purposes:

    •    to contact you directly about OA promotions, competitions and other marketing activities

    •    to reward you for being a OA subscriber;

    •    to confirm your identity;

    •    to provide you with information or services you have requested;

    •    to follow up or pursue any queries you make.



OA is dedicated to keeping personal information secure. This includes physical security, computer and network security, communications security and personnel security. You have rights of access to and correction of personal information that OA holds. You may correct or change the information collected at any time and as often as necessary. To access, correct or change your personal information contact OA’s Privacy Officer –



OA does not sell, rent or otherwise make available any personal information to third parties. OA outsources certain business functions to other organisations. For the purpose of providing services to OA, personal information may, as required, be transferred to or handled by:

    •    our associated companies;

    •    organisations which provide services to us, such as mailing houses, promotion and advertising agencies;



OA reserves the right to alter this privacy policy at any time.

Changes to Privacy Policy/Disclaimer OA reserves the right to alter this privacy policy at any time. Any alterations will be posted on our website.

By booking this charter you agree to the above terms and conditions.