Operating a new boat - Taking bookings now for next season for overnight charters.

the boat - Black Magic

Black Magic is a 50ft Power Cat which was built in Australia and then motored to New Zealand where she has operated as a charter boat for a number of years.
Black Magic is powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines and she is a fast and stable vessel.

Black Magic was purchased by Black Magic Charters Ltd to operate in conjunction with our other successful vessel, Friulana.
She has had a major refit &am; is now a top class fishing & dive charter boat

Black Magic is equipped with the following:

  • Household fridge, freezer & large ice boxes
  • Hot & cold water including 3 showers
  • Genset which powers Microwave & 240 volt power outlets
  • Large household barbecue
  • Large live bait tank
  • Sleeps up to 10 persons + crew overnight
  • Licensed for up to 32 persons + crew for day trips
  • Top class electronics & fish finder
  • Dive Compressor

the charters

Fishing, diving, kayaking, scenic, stag, corporate charters or anything to suit your requirements.
Scenic trips around the beautiful Mercury Bay or travel to Mercury Island for a barbecue lunch & then view the fabulous white sandy beaches & clear water before returning to Cathedral Cove & marine reserve. Overnight trips to Great barrier, Mercury Islands or Coromandel Peninsula. Overnight trips can incorporate deep water fishing for hapuka, kingfish, terakihi & snapper around Cuvier Island. Diving for crayfish & scallop diving on the extensive beds at Mercury cove or Great Barrier. Having fished & dived extensively around Great Barrier over many years we have a good idea on where to find the fish, crays & scallops.

We specialise full day & overnight charters or anything to suit your requirements ( a full day is from approx. 8am to 4.30pm ).
Overnight trips can be from one night or for as many as required. A dive compressor is available for extended overnight diving trips. Excellent lighting for night fishing & has a large barbecue, oven & microwave.
Black Magic can accommodate 10 persons + crew for overnight but a maximum of about 8 or 9 is recommended for comfort. Allthough Black Magic is licensed to carry up to 32 persons on day trips, up to 12 persons is recommended for fishing at a time.

Food can be supplied or you are welcome to bring your own. Tea & coffee is supplied . We are very particular in keeping the catch in top condition so ice boxes & good quantities of salt ice are available. We can help with filleting fish & packing for you to take home.
We are based in the Whitianga Waterways & on request we can give a tour of the canals and have a dinghy & outboard which can be used for going ashore or as a safeguard for divers.

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charter pricing

  • Half day for up to 12 persons fishing   $1000
  • Full day for up to 12 persons fishing   $1600
  • Overnight - Mercury / Cuvier Island
    - ( 2 full days & 1 night ) $2700.00
  • Overnight - Great Barrier or Mercury / Cuvier Island
    - ( 3 full days & 2 nights ) $3800.00
  • Each additional day   $1300

Bait & use of snapper rods are available on day trips at no extra cost
Bait, burley & ice is an extra cost of 300.00 for 2 days or 400.00 for 3 day trip You are welcome to supply your own if you wish.

Food is not supplied but can be provided on request.
Please contact us for any other pricing or the supply of food.

Upon confirmation of a booking, we require a deposit to secure the booking
A deposit of 300.00 is required for a day trip & $600.00 for an overnight trip.
We require full payment prior to departure.
The deposit is refundable if we had to cancel due to weather & another date did not suit.
Trips may have to be rescheduled or delayed due to adverse weather conditions
and this is solely at the discretion of the skipper.
We are not able to accept credit cards.

what you need to bring

Day trips:
Warm clothes, lunch ( tea & coffee is supplied), camera, Sunscreen.
Rods are available, but bring your own jigs, soft baits & lures if reguired.

Warm clothes & jacket.
Sleeping bag & pillow. Bedding can be supplied but please notify when booking.
Camera & fishing gear including lures, jigs etc.
Bait & plenty of burley if supplying. We can supply or advise on what to bring.
Food & alcohol you may wish to bring (large barbecue on board).
We welcome any questions you may have.

the owners & skipper

Gary & Yvonne Stirling are the owners of Black Magic charters. Gary has lived & fished the last 15 years in Whitianga & has operated charter boats for the last 9 years. He has extensively fished, cruised & dived the waters from Mercury Bay to Northland.
We take special pride in maintaining our vessels to the highest standard possible.

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Park and fish. All tides, all weather.
We are based in the Whitianga Waterways & on request we can give a tour of the canals.

contact details

skipper: Gary Stirling

3 Arawa Lane
New Zealand

email: gary@blackmagiccharters.co.nz

Phone: (07) 867 1759
Mobile: NZ 027 287 9063

Or Send me a message...

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photo gallery

crayfish on board crayfish
crayfish fishing snapper
crayfish good catch happy fishermen
crayfish lots of fish big snapper

scenic tours & cruises

sea cave dolphins island cave
Mercury Island Cathedral Cove Little Mercury Islands
Mercury Island Mercury Island
Islands off Coromandel Hole in the Rock

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