Our commercially ticketed Skippers are available to take you out fishing and boating in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

They are very experienced boat handlers, keen fishermen, and love being out on the water.

Whether it is the fishing hot-spots you are targeting, a cruise around the harbour or the offshore islands, spectacular diving or just relaxing with friends on the water, these guys with their wealth of knowledge will ensure you have the best day possible.


The person who will organise your trip is Raewyn, and after 30 years of putting together options and itineraries, she is bound to be able to find the ideal solution to your requirements, and manage the logistics for you.

Give her a call and see what she can organise for you, or your group.


Sarah loves fishing and especially pulling up the big ones. She knows a lot about all aspects of fishing and is ready and willing to help you plan a trip to remember.


Skipper Hugh Ensor grew up with an intense love of the sea, spending his boyhood years on the East Coast near Gisborne learning a love of fishing and hunting and the “Great Outdoors”. After finishing school he did an apprenticeship as an Engineer which has stood him in good stead when it comes to maintaining the three vessels.

After that some years were spent hunting deer and goats for the Government in various locations around New Zealand. These skills have now been honed and are put into practice on the sea hunting fish. Hugh’s childhood love of the sea led to him following a career as a commercial diver, at which he proved to be very adept. He spent six years working in various countries in the offshore oilfield industry. Hugh holds a NZ Commercial Launch Masters ticket. Second to none, he has an awesome reputation for putting fish on the boat, specializing in reef and hapuka fishing anywhere in the Bay of Plenty.


Scott was brought up on boats.

He is a hunter and gatherer making him an awesome and determined Skipper. This guy has a real passion for fishing and diving and knows the industry really well. People love going fishing with Scott, he takes his job seriously and gets the results!


Tom grew up in Coramandel and started going out on boats at 12mths old as a bit of a family tradition. He progressed on to working on the Commercial Fishing Boats which lead him into the Charter/Tourism/Hospitality Industry.

Tom’s worked on everything from long liners and Seine boats, historical and vintage launches and yachts, to jetboats and charter vessels. He has a great love of being on the water and going fishing.

He also has a background in mechanical and conservation, fire and compliance fields, and been a Fishing Guide since the 90’s, and has held his Skippers Ticket for 24 years – and can think of nothing better he would rather be doing.

Freephone: 0800 224 278
From overseas: +64 7 544 3072

Email: info@blueocean.co.nz

Alternative contact number:
027 477 3366 (mobile)

Blue Ocean Charters Ltd
PO Box 13100
Tauranga 3141
New Zealand

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