Q & A with Diane from Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

What charter boats does Marlin Queen operate, and what is the capacity of each boat?

We have three boats to choose from - small, medium and large. Our Bertram ‘Marlin Queen’ takes up to 8 people, the Senator ‘Strike Time’ up to 5 people and the Stabicraft ‘Bobi Marie’ up to 4 people. 'Marlin Queen' has two crew whereas the two smaller boat have only one captain, which means a more ‘hands on’ trip for more serious/experienced anglers.

Do you offer shared and private charters?
Yes we do, and we offer either half days (5 hours) or full days (8 hours)

What time do fishing trips generally depart and return?
Boats depart at 7.00am or 1.00pm for the half-day charter, and 7.00am for the full day (8 hours)

What does my fishing trip include?
We provide everything you need including food, water all the fishing gear (Shimano), bait and tackle - you just need to bring hat, camera and sunscreen.

What fish are we likely to catch?
We target tuna, mahi-mahi, wahoo and marlin - and if you want to bring along some of your own gear we can target sport fish like giant trevally

What happens to the fish we catch?
We have a ‘share catch' policy - all anglers on the boat get some delicious fresh, filleted fish to take back to the hotel, or one of the many great local restaurants who we can recommend to cook it for you!

Where are Marlin Queen boats located?
At the western marina of the Avatiu Harbour, in the main town of Avarua. We provide a pickup and drop-off service if needed.

What if it rains?
Charters still proceed in the rain - high winds are the main reason we would cancel a charter, which rarely happens.

What is the best way to avoid seasickness?
No alcohol the night before (ha-ha!) Our local pharmacies have great remedies for seasickness, so best to pop in there to see what best suits. We have some natural remedies available at the wharf prior to boarding if needed.

What is required to make a booking?

Call on +682 55202 or +682 20683, or visit www.marlinqueen.co.ck

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