Boating and Fishing
Blue Ocean Charters. Blue Ocean Charters operates three vessels and has half- and full-day trips, plus overnight excursions. Starting price for a half day of reef fishing is about $75. There are also longer trips seeking hapuka (groper) and big game expeditions. These guys can also take you saltwater fly-fishing, freshwater fishing for trout, and hunting for wild deer and pig. Fishing equipment is provided. Phone ahead; they get busy. Tauranga Bridge Marina, Te Awanui Drive, Tauranga, 3141. 07/544–3072. www.blueoceancharters.co.nz..
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