Pricing and Conditions

Adult $120.00 - $160.00
(12 year(s) and under)
$60.00 - $80.00
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Packages, deals and private charter trips available - enquire for prices

Cancellation Policy angle-down

A full refund will be issued if the customer cancels up to 24 hours before their confirmed trip departure time. If cancelled within 24 hours, no refund will be given. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions that stop us from operating, Top Catch Charters will work with all parties involved to reschedule your booking. Alternatively, if rescheduling is not feasible, a full refund will be issued.


Welcome to Top Catch Charters Kaikoura where you can expect a great day on the ocean aboard our purpose built 6.2m Osprey Boat, “First Light”. Your fully qualified skipper, Malcolm Halstead, has 35 years’ experience fishing in the waters of the South Island of New Zealand. It is Malcolm’s goal to make sure you have a memorable fishing experience while visiting Kaikoura. We cater for all ages on our trips and take great pride in introducing children and novices to the wonderful sport of fishing. We can also organise longer trips for experienced anglers. Our trips all leave from the safe port of South Bay Kaikoura. Once on the water it is a short trip to our abundant fishing grounds where you can expect some truly exceptional fishing action.

Opening times

Business hours:
8am to 6pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year


South Bay Main Marina, Kaikōura, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
We are 2.5 hours drive North from Christchurch International Airport on SH1, and 1.5 hours drive South from Blenheim Airport on SH1.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Kaikoura South Bay Marina is a 4km (6 mins drive) from central Kaikoura.
decisions Proximity to town:
4km to central Kaikoura.

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