Are you looking for a personalized fishing experience in the Cook Islands?
Knowing how to choose a fishing charter is the single most important part of any fishing trip.
Being on a tropical island surrounded by blue water, our target species are Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-mahi and Marlin. We run lines trolling and with all of these fish being pelagic, we are constantly on the move searching for them. Remember, it is the Pacific Ocean and not a fish farm. Also, out from sea take in a different perspective at the view of our beautiful island from afar beyond the reef.
Which fish will you be able to catch?
F.A.D’s positioned around Rarotonga. A fish aggregating (or aggregation) device (FAD) is a man-made object used to attract ocean going pelagic fish such as marlin, tuna and mahi-mahi (dolphin fish). They usually consist of buoys or floats tethered to the ocean floor with concrete blocks. Many species of fish and different types of bait fish gather around FADs. Our shallowest fad is 300 meters deep, & 250 meters off the reef. Our deepest fad is 1000 meters deep, & rough estimate 3-4 kilometers off shore.
From August – November there is a high likelihood of a whale encounter.
Marlin are all year round, late November – February there is a higher chance of catching marlin.
Yellow fin tuna are all year round, more likely to catch in our summer months. Wahoo & mahi-mahi are also all year round, more likely in our winter months.
Sandwich & H20 (water) included
What about the fish that is caught on your charter?
The fishing company’s rule is that the fish remains the property of the boat. They offer a share of the catch filleted for those of you on board the charter.
This is an activity that is very weather dependent, so best to book your fishing charter early on at the beginning of your holiday. If the weather is nice then you need to head out fishing! Other land activities on Rarotonga can be rescheduled easily, but not fishing! You’re not guaranteed to land fish, it’s called fishing not catching