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About Akura Fishing Charters
Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or first-timers - Akura has the ingredients to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. We are one of the longest operating charters boats and fishing is our passion! With our helpful crew, you don't need to know anything about angling to land a delicious dinner - and we'll fillet the fish for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill! Savour the spectacular views of the Cook Islands while you wait for the fish to start biting - and you won't be waiting long. With our top-quality gear, Captain George's 25 years of experience and certified crew, you're getting the best possible Rarotonga game fishing trip. Akura is a purpose-built 40-foot vessel with twin 330hp diesel inboards- perfect for wedding parties and large groups. Akura is kitted with top quality equipment in brands like Shimano and Penn. We have all the onboard facilities you need to cruise in style and fish in comfort with a fully working toilet and comfortable seating. Want to customize your fishing experience? We also have a 25 foot vessel, "Te Manga", that offers a variety of fishing methods including fishing down, drop stone fishing, reef casting, spear fishing and more. Check us out on the ITM fishing show with Matt Watson and see the action! All charters include sandwiches and waters- all you need is some sun screen and your lucky fishing hat!
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Reviewed 30 November 2018

Me and my partner booked with Akura early this summer and had a wicked time. For all 6 of us patrons, each of us landed a wahoo! These guys were awesome as they were quick, confident and efficient with the gear and teaching us what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for the great review. Akura Fishing values any sort of feedback greatly so we do appreciate you taking time to write a review. You did have a great catch that day, and we are happy that you were able to take...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

We were a half day out with a smaller boat, two of us, a guy from new zealand and the guide. When we left the harbour we started fishing. After a Short waiting time the first thuna was on board. We had blue sky, sunny...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for you great review. Glad to hear you had a lovely day out with us and caught a great catch. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again next time you are in Rarotonga :)

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip this morning. Skipper was Kieran ,one other couple on board with us. Caught the first whaoo around 18kgs within an hour and the second around 25kgs not to much latter. Kieran was extremely helpful getting both fish on board. Had a fantastic time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Kia Orana! Thank you for the great review. Those two wahoo were a great size catch! It must of been the lucky birthday cake on board! :) :) We are glad you enjoyed the fish and hope you have a great stay here in Rarotonga...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Spent morning out on the Akura, unfortunately in spite of the potential to fulfill a dream of catching a decent deep sea fish, wasn't our day with no fish hooked in spite of all best endeavors (joys of fishing).. As they say "a bad day...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Kia Orana, Thank you for your review. We greatly value the opinion of our guests that we take out fishing. Unfortunately as you said, it wasn't your day for the "big one", but are we glad you still enjoyed your trip and the whale sighting....More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks so much for an awesome day's fishing with bonus whale watching. Amazing day. Thanks again Kieran.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thanks for the great review Jane. You certainly hit the jackpot with the whales giving you a special show. We hope you enjoyed the yellowfin tuna for dinner :)

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome mornings fishing we all caught yellow fin tuna 8kg. Stopped to see a family of whales under /around boat 10 minutes. Then dolphins and another humpback. Wow. Great trip Capt. Kerin.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing day fishing with these guys, actually the best result we have ever had on a charter. Eight of us on board and 7 of us caught a fish. Keiran and Flynn where very skilled and helped us girls all land a fish. we hooked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for the great review! It can be a bit a waiting game sometimes but when its all on its on!! Action galore :) We are happy you landed all those fish and had a great trip out with the boys :)

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Four of us went fishing with Captain Kieran. We had an amazing day catching 4 yellow fin tuna. It was a great learning experience for me as I had never sport fished before. Kieran was a great teacher and very patient. He was a valuable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for the great review! I have passed on your comments to Kieran and he is very pleased :) All our crew are very passionate about fishing and love showing it to our guests. We hope to see you again one day in Raro! :)

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great people with friendly happy personalities! Would recommend to everyone! Had a morning and afternoon private charter. On both days we caught some great fish and personal bests. Wahoo, mahi mahi and yellowfin tuna! Will be back again! Thanks so much!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Kia Orana Amy, Thanks for the great review. We are so pleased you had two great trips out with Willy & Tioni. The boys pride themselves on showing our guests what they can do and are not happy till they have have landed a fish!...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I don't usually participate posting my travel experiances here on tripcase however in this case I feel it is worth mentioning fishing experience I just had with AKURA fishing charter. I have been deep sea fishing for over 25 years and I can tell you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tina K, Manager at Akura Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Kia Orana, While we do appreciate any feedback about our charter company, we do find it important to make a few corrections to the facts you’ve mentioned. Firstly, as Rarotonga is the very top of a submerged mountain, the drop off is just 100 meters...More

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Irene K
14 August 2017|
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You can catch Mahi Mahi all year round so if you are looking to catch both best to come in Wahoo season over winter. There is just more Mahi and larger sizes in Summer, but they can be caught all year round.
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Irene K
13 August 2017|
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Hi Irene, Wahoo is a winter fish so June through to September/October. Our fishing gear ranges from 50's to 80's. We tend to run bigger gear to we can target a broad variety of species
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Irene K
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Kia Orana Irene, The best time to catch Mahi Mahi is over our summer, so November through to March :)
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