Our Operation

Based in North Auckland, we operate out of Sandspit Harbour. 

Less than an hours drive north of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, it gives us access to some of the best fishing locations in the Hauraki Gulf.

Our boat is a 2018 custom built Surtees 750 Game Fisher. It is equipped with the latest Minn Kota electric motor, Garmin electronics, live bait tank, tuna tubes, private flushing toilet, blue tooth stereo & BBQ. It is a fast, long-range charter boat capable of day trips to the Mokohinau Islands and everywhere in between.

We can also offer extended, multi-day charters to places like Great Barrier Island.



Plan Your Trip

We are happy to customise any charter you want from sightseeing to deep sea fishing. Depending on the weather, we can employ a mixture of techniques to target different species throughout the day. We also have a BBQ available for use on full day charters. 


Snapper Fishing

At Northside Adventures we take an exciting mobile approach to hunt snapper year round. We can comfortably travel long distances on a full day charter to take advantage of seasonal hotspots.

Snapper are targeted using a combination of softbaits, slow jigs, micro jigs, jigs & livebaits. One of our favorite forms of fishing is targeting big snapper in shallow water with softbaits.

This style of lure fishing demands a stealthy approach and our Minn Kota electric motor is perfect for the task.

A big snapper hitting your lure in shallow water then tearing line off your reel is an exhilarating and addictive experience.

The catch and release of larger, resident fish is encouraged.

We also fish the deeper areas of the Gulf year round. Our boat is particularly well suited for chasing work-ups. These feeding frenzies are not just exciting to fish – they can be visually stunning and will often have whales and dolphins in attendance, along with the masses of diving gannets.

We carry the latest fishing equipment to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself.

Kingfish, kahawai, trevally, gurnard and john dory are all common bycatches when lure fishing for snapper.


One of the toughest fish that an angler can encounter. We target kingfish throughout the year using a variety of techniques.

A very exciting and visual style is topwater fishing using stickbaits, poppers and large softbaits. Deeper down we’ll use livebaits and jigs to tempt them.

The raw power of these incredible fish has to be experienced to be believed. Top quality gear is provided to give you the best chance of landing that fish of a lifetime.




$1250  - Full Day. Whole boat. 8 hours +. Maximum 6 people.

$990   -  6 hours. Whole boat. Maximum 6 people. Morning or afternoon trips available.

$770  - 4 hours. Whole boat. Maximum 6 people. Morning or afternoon trips available.

*$230 - Individual spot on shared trip. Full day - 8 hours. Please contact us for further details. 

Price includes GST. The supply of all fishing tackle is included on whole boat charter bookings. *Please note rod hire is an additional $30 on indivdual trips. Full tuition provided. You are welcome to bring your own fishing tackle.

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