Sea - Eagles Nest
Boat charter experience at Eagles Nest, Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand


With its rich marine wildlife, clear blue water and secluded beaches, the area can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

The Bay of Islands is world renowned for its beauty and Eagles Nest is the perfect base for getting out and exploring the bay. Russell Wharf is the pick up and drop off point for most charter operators.

Enjoy the thrill of tagging and releasing a marlin or game fish with  MV Ata Rangi or try for Yellow Tail King Fish, Snapper,  Hapuka, Tuna, John Dory or Sharks with  Earl Grey Charters  or Major Tom II Charters.

Fans of this Salt Water Fly Fishing will be thrilled with the opportunities presented in the Bay of Islands. By boat or from the shore, there are marvellous opportunities to fly fish. Snapper, Kahawai and even Kingfish will provide an exciting challenge and can be overseen by one of the best saltwater fly guides in New Zealand.

For something different, you can write yourself into the history books with a luxurious cruise or a fishing charter on board one of New Zealand’s most historic boats, the ‘Alma G’.
Enjoy a day cruising or fishing the waters of the Bay of Islands, experiencing the sights and sounds that inspired the writings of the legendary Zane Grey aboard the recently refitted Alma G.

Looking for an exclusive sailing excursion where every whim is catered for by your dedicated crew? You cannot go past  Cool Change  offering an unforgettable experience.  If you wish to sail yourself visit Fairwind for an extensive range of well equipped yachts.

If you feel the pressures of time and want to venture out onto the water without committing a whole day, we suggest the services of the Ocean Adventure. A high speed boat adventure taking in the Bay of Islands at speed!

Scenic cruising, island hopping with regular scheduled trips from a few hours to a full day visit  Fullers Great Sights.

Ever wanted to swim with the dolphins?   Explore – Bay of Islands

Join Darryl and his friendly team on Darryls Dinner Cruise and enjoy two and a half hours hours on calm waters as you cruise up the Waitangi River. Dine in style and comfort on board the unique Ratanui while you marvel at the abundant bird life and historic points of interest. You make your way up to the gorgeous Haruru Falls while relaxing, enjoying a delicious meal as the sun goes down.

Interested in kayaking? The majestic Waitangi River or the wider Bay of Islands is waiting to be explored! Visit the friendly team at Coastal Kayakers for some great options.

Enjoy breath taking views over the Bay of Islands from New Zealand’s highest parasail with Flying Kiwi Parasail. Fly up to 1200ft with regular departures from Russell Wharf.


Our local charter vessels have been fishing the Bay of Islands and the North East coast of New Zealand for may years. All vessels are provided with professional skippers with knowledgeable crew.  Many of our vessels have won numerous fishing tournaments, and are members of Bay of Islands Swordfish Club.

Our local vessels target Marlin, Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish, Hapuku and Snapper.

A range of vessels are available, both for the ‘fair weather sailors’ through to the avid fisher-person!

All boats are comfortable, with plenty of shelter from the elements and offer toilet facilities.  Most offer cooking facilities, a fridge, and tea and coffee is complimentary.  Full catering is available by prior arrangement.

Your catch will be prepared to your liking ready to cook, or it can be smoked by our local professional smoker. Exclusive 1/2 and full day charters available from NZD$900 Contact us for further information.