"Hi Sue, We had a top days fishing, the boat got our Catch Limit and I got the biggest Snapper and my first trevally! It was a poor turnout for the (Westhaven Marina) prizegiving, only about 10 people showed, but i won Most Fish caught by a Lady. I was so happy with myself. I won a Coastguard membership, Boat Show passes, a T-shirt, a Jacket, Book and lots of fishing bit".
Fiona Morrissey (MANTARAY 1st April 2017)
"Sue, Colin and I had a wonderful trip last night - it was a beautiful evening and lots of fish were caught and plenty for a lovely lunch today. Lance is a great Skipper and looked after us well. I am sure we will be back again".
Marie and Colin. (MANTARAY 4th March 2017
"Hi Sue, Just a note to say we thoroughly enjoyed our fishing trip. We couldn't have asked for a better day. Lance was great with handling the fish for me while I just kept fishing! Very accomodating and helpful. Great Skipper and person. Many thanks again".
Lita Cargill (MANTARAY 6th February 2017)
"Thanks for the trip! It was brilliant, a load of fish to take home, amazing scenery out on the Harbour. My guest is very pleased also!"
Beau Wang. (MANTARAY 30th January 2017)
"Hi Sue, Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner but we have had a very busy start to the year. We all had a fantastic day on Beyond Limits. We were all very impressed with the boat and everybody was able to fish very comfortably. We caught 68 snapper in the end which everyone was really happy about. We would definately recommend New Zealand Fishing Safaris, and I am sure we will be back again before too long. Thank you very much for making everything so easy".
Jordan Ritchie. (BEYOND LIMITS 14th January 2017)
"Hi Sue. We were out with lance on Saturday afternoon - and I just wanted to pass on our appreciation, thank you. He is such a nice guy with such a helpful approach to his work, and we really enjoyed ourselves".
David Drees (MANTARAY 14th January 2017)
"Cheers Sue/Lance for a fantastic day. Rewarded with a great snapper-haul and a memorable day on the water. Booking easy. Helpful Skipper. Fast Boat. Ample Fishing Time and Good Catch".
Andy Armstrong & Gary Richards (MANTARAY 12th January 2017)
"Best fishing trip I have ever been on. Not because I got the biggest fish of the day (!), but the Skipper knows where the fish are. Keep it up Lance and MV MANTARAY. Next trip down under this will be most definately on the menu. Thanx NZ Fishing Safaris. I return to Melbourne tomorrow and this was the highlight of me and my daughter's trip. Much love and God Bless".
Aluga Stowers aka Junior (MANTARAY 10th January 2017
"My husband enjoyed his time on the boat with Lance, the Skipper. The communication with Sue regarding booking and re-booking this trip was superb. Highly recommended. 5*****"
Audra Harden (MANTARAY 6th March 2016)
Great outing. Boys had a blast. Lance was awesome, accomodating, and had an amazing attitude. Thanks again for a memorable experience"
Pat Thaver (MANTARAY 5th March 2016)
"A big thank you to Lance for taking us to a very good spot. Everyone enjoyed the excellent fishing. He is one of the best skippers. Please pass this thank you message to him. Next month we are keen to go out. We have passed the news to our workmates. How much do you charge to book the whole boat, Mantaray. "
Pranish (MANTARAY 23rd January 2016)
Would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU from the team here at Chipmonks Pakuranga. We had a splendid day yesterday, was lots of fun and your team (Ray, Tane & Manisha) were GREAT. Have a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2016:) "
Danielle (TRACKER II 14th December 2015)
"Thanks for a great trip. Everyone caught heaps of snapper and one guy got a monster 67cms. 10 out of 10".
Robert Kingston (MANTARAY 12th December 2015)
We had a wonderful afternoon on the water, thank you so very much again. Lance was very professional and taught me a few things as well!
My daughter (aged 10) was wrapped to catch the first fish of the day and the wife caught the biggest as well as catching a shark next line in the water afterwards!
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves immensely. Took home 30 snapper and 4 kawhai. Not bad for an afternoon! Many thanks again".
Mike Floyd & Family (MANTARAY 29th November 2015)
Would like to thank Lance for a great day out on Friday. Great spot for some good fishing and a helpful attitude made a rough day go well. Cheers."
Tim Bielby (MANTARAY 20th November 2015)
Hope you are having a wonderful time in Thailand. Just a quick note to say we very much enjoyed our charter with your business last weekend. My husband thought it was the best birthday present ever! Hope that Lance is going OK? Lance was a great skipper. Very friendly and against the ordinary weather he was still able to take us to spots where we caught fish. Can't wait to come back to NZ in summertime and go out with you guys again. Thanks again for your wonderful service.
Linda Marr (MANTARAY 13th September 2015)
Thank you very much for your arrangement and we really had a fantastic time on the "fishing safaris" yesterday. The boat was very clean and organised. We enjoyed the "Iregui" which is Japanese meaning is throwing from the same position and continuously and immediately get a fish biting situation. We were glad to meet Lance who was our skipper and he taught us valuable knowledge about fishing in New Zealand. Lance was also a great fisherman and caught us a big "Kia Hawaii?" which was given to us after cleaning it up. We were so grateful. We are looking forward to another trip on your boat in the near future. Thank you very much for everything".
Kakizaki Nobuo (MANTARAY 6th May 2015)
I have had very frustrating experiences with other experience bookings but this one was fabulous in comparison! The info was spot on, I was contacted quickly and had no qualms about this provider. This was for my husband's birthday and he and my son went. They raved about it and will definately go again in the future. Friendly people, safe equipment and they caught LOADS of fish. Thanks NZ Fishing Safaris" :)
Sue Wellesley-Davies (MANTARAY 26th April 2015)
"Sue, Our team had a very enjoyable day last Friday. Everything went really well. Thank you very much. Could you please pass on special thanks to Lance for us once again - he was a great skipper - very accomodating and a fine hunter. I'm under instruction from the lads to do the same next year so could you pencil us in for another 8 hour charter and I will send the deposit".
Brett Harries (MANTARAY 13th March 2015)
"Waiheke/Fishing - Great day out! Pilot tried all the best spots and we had a successful catch with the spoils divided between all. Well done."
Michael Lorigan (MANTARAY - 28th March)
I just wanted to send you an email to say how amazing you and Ray both were on Sunday! The boat was incredible and very spacious for 30 of us! I have heard back from everyone saying how much of a fantastic time they all had! Thank you for your help with setting up the boat for us and just overall letting us have the most amazing time! Speakers were fantastic and standing up on the flybridge made me feel on top of the world! You guys are incredible. Thank you for making my 25th Birthday the best one I have ever had!!! We will definately be returning and now my step sister wants to have her 21st on the boat too!!"
Rachel Wadham (TRACKER II - 1st March 2015)
Sorry I have been a bit slow thanking you this year. Not sure where the time has gone! We all had a great time again. Everyone comments on the professional way in which you run things, and the food of course! A few of us are fishing in the Ideal Electrical Competition next week and know this will be a very different experience! Will be in touch later in the year to book again. Wishing you all the best - see you next time!"
Julie Marshall (TRACKER II - 14th February 2015)
"Hi Sue. Can you please pass on our thanks to Lance for a great day out on Mantaray yesterday. The team all enjoyed it and the fishing was good. We'll be back!!"
Hamish Morrison (MANTARAY - 19th February 2015)
"Hi Sue. Just a quick email to say thanks very much for the use of your boat for our friend's Stag Party on Saturday night. Both the Skipper (Rob) and your Deckhand (Tane) were very hospitable and got along with all the guys (and girls) which made for an epic night out on the water. All the people who were on the Stag Do on Saturday have been in contact to say how much they enjoyed the night aboard Tracker. NZ Fishing Safaris will be our first port of call for any Stag Parties or Fishing Charters we book in the future. Once again, thanks for an awesome night. One to be remembered for quite a few years to come....Cheers".
Craig Beaton (TRACKER II - 14th February 2015
"Knows where all the fish are - the guide was so helpful and certainly knew where to find fish. I would recommend this company to everyone."
Russell Sawyer (MANTARAY - 4th February 2015)
"A fabulous day out! A definate highlight of our visit from the UK. Some of us had never fished before and others were experienced, but we were all catered for and had a thoroughly awesome day out".
Janet Lee (MANTARAY - 3rd January 2015)
"We went on the Tracker II late December 2014. We had a great experience. Myself and 3 other mates caught our limit. Ray's fishing knowledge is awesome and Tane is a good likeable Deckhand. Great work guys. Keep it up. I am in the process of sorting out another trip for myself and the work boys."
Jack Grooby (TRACKER II - 21st December 2014)
"Good Morning Rachel, Just to give you feedback on my daughter's 18th Birthday Party - it was amazing. Ray and Sue were really nice. Ray was our skipper and Sue helped us with the re-heating, serving and cleaning. It was a successful event and the teens had a fabulous time on the boat" Thank you for arranging this for me and extend my feedback and regards to Sue"
Diana David (TRACKER II - 12th December 2014
"Just wanted to say thanks for a great afternoon's fishing yesterday, awesome boat and crew (Ray and Sue). The lads were stoked, thanks. Such a great day and the fish tasted beautiful"
Euan Smith (TRACKER II - 1st November 2014)
"Overall - it was an excellent day! The Skipper was a lovely guy and very helpful with all the people on board. Would definately go again."
Steve Orbell & Dwight Craddock - (MANTARAY - 19th October 2014)
"Fantastic day as always with NZ Fishing Safaris! Lance is a great skipper, very accomodating, and Sue is brilliant to deal with".
Skeen Bennelick (MANTARAY 11th May 2014)
"Hi Sue, Just wanted to give some feedback(all positive!). Our group of 4 guys had a great day out yesterday with Lance. Weather was great and Lance was a fantastic skipper. His experience and easy going nature made it a great day for us all. Fishing was a bit slow to start off with but became good thanks to Lance's efforts. Please pass on our thanks to Lance".
Brennan Findlay (MANTARAY 4th May 2014)
"This was my first fishing trip and definately worth the money! I enjoyed it, had fun and the staff on board were very helpful - and the catch was awesome!
Jacques Smit (MANTARAY 3rd May 2014)
"Everyone enjoyed a great day on Friday and we were very impressed with the boat and crew. Richard and Jim were very interactive and Jim's fishing knowledge was appreciated by the novices on board. Please book us in for the same date next year".
Steve Shearer Scenic Hotel Group (TRACKER II 4th April 2014)
" We were given Gift Vouchers to do this trip and loved it!! Great day. Skipper was awesome and Sue was great booking and sorting for us. Will definately do this again sooner rather than later! Oh and the fish were delicious!
S. Doughty (MANTARAY 6th April 2014)
Hi Sue, Thanks for organising an excellent day out on the launch with Marc on Friday. Please pass on to Marc our appreciation for his friendly and professional manner throughout the day. All our guests were very impressed. I would highly recommend your company and Marc as skipper to any potential clients.
Greig Young (RAKOA 21st February 2014)
"I couldn't have received a more appropriate gift voucher from my partner. Awesome day with my son, awesome boat, awesome skipper (Lance), awesome weather, awesome group of people to fish with".
David Law (MANTARAY 15th February 2014)
I would recommend NZ Fishing Safari’s for anyone wishing to take a fishing tour, I found them very professional and my group of 10 had a wonderful time. From previous feedback from others they found it very hard to book these tours from overseas as we made all the arrangements from Australia, I had no problems, my emails and queries were responded to promptly and they were able to accommodate our requests. And what made the trip extra special was that every spot that our skipper took us too, the fish were biting. NZ Fishing Safari’s you did well, I would recommend you guys to anyone interested in fishing charters.
Christine Hamlin (MANTARAY 23rd January 2014)
Thanks Sue! Lance got us on to the big snapper straight away. Was a great day out, great fishing boat and fantastic skipper.
A. Toa (MANTARAY 15th January 2014)
Hi Sue, Just a quick one to say thank you for a great day out, we couldn't have booked with a more experienced team. The deck hand was awesome in his knowledge and very helpful with some very inexperienced people. The trip was great and the food on offer was awesome. All of our staff at The Village had a very memorable day out and would definately book again or recommend to other people.
Chris Bell - Operations Manager (TRACKER II - 6th January 2014)
Hi Sue, Ray and Jim, The team at Water Projects would like to extend a huge thank you to you all for our excellent fishing charter last Saturday. Everyone has said it was the best one we have been on. Your boat is well maintained and very comfortable, whether for fishing or for those who just want to relax. The crew is extremely friendly and helpful and could not have done more for us. Ray took us out and got us onto the fish straight away. Jim was always there to cater to our every need, and even cleaned all our rods at the end of the day – most impressed! He has a great sense of humor too which made for a relaxed and enjoyable day. It is the little things that we appreciate – like everyone having a tea towel to wipe their hands. I always fish with a towel and usually end up sharing mine with everyone else on board! And Sue, your amazing food just kept on coming and coming. We could not fault it. The guys are already planning another trip out with you! Thanks again.
Julie Marshall Water Projects Ltd (TRACKER II - 16th November 2013)
Small team - only 4 people, with 2 people seasick! Yet Lance still made it a memorable experience. Lance's people and fishing skills were invaluable. He was very proactive in baiting hooks and removing fish, while knowing that some of us were ill at the same time. Enjoyed the fish!
Darrell & Paul Corletto MANTARAY 24th November
Hello Sue, My fishing trip turned out brilliantly on Sunday! I caught some decent size snapper and the largest. All thanks to Lance! I might add that of all the fishing charters I've been on, NZ Fishing Safaris is by far the best. Abel T MANTARAY 17th and 25th November & 1st December Hi Sue, Thanks we had a fantastic charter , Lance is a great skipper and went out of his way to make sure we had a great day we will certainly be recommending you to other people.
Thanks Paul Robertson General Manager (MANTARAY 16th November 2013)
Hi Sue, RE: "Love is in the Air" Dutch Television Production (TRACKER II and MANTARAY September 2013)
So sorry for my late response. Everything went so quick and I haven’t been able to go online a lot. We are safely back in The Netherlands again. Thank you so much for everything, the fishing trip turned out great, even with the heavy rains. We did indeed get some great fishing shots. I will definitely send you a copy after the show has been aired. Best regards,
Caspar Geelhoed | ProducerTel. +31 (0)20 - 893 1243 | Mob. +31 (0)6 5376 1776 | email@example.com | www.endemol.nl
"Morning, I must let you know, better late than never, that the fishing trip on Anzac Day for myself and my American guests was just fantastic. Lance was a great skipper, got us on to the fish, got us busy and kept us suitably entertained all day. Everyone commented on how great a day they had and it was well worth the money. Pass on our thanks to Lance". C Jowett (Mantaray) 6 May 2013 "Very good hospitality. Skipper was great who took us to successful fishing spots. Would highly recommend to other people and will definitely book another charter".
S. Orbell 16 April 2013
"We had an amazing time....awesome skipper...relaxing day...and also some fish....bloody perfect"
Grant and Kathryn (Mantaray) 22 February 2013
"Hi Sue, thanks for opening a space for me on the fishing trip on Saturday. It was my first boat trip in New Zealand and definitely not my last. Lance was an awesome fishing guide and did his very best to make sure there were smiles the entire trip. An awesome day to remember and I will share my fishing experience with everyone I know".
M. Westman (Mantaray) 24 February 2013
"Great day out fishing in the Hauraki Gulf. Plenty of snapper and decent sizes caught. Not only my first ever King Fish but other nice fish as well. Great work by Lance in putting us over the fish every time. Would use New Zealand Fishing Safaris again no worries. Communications with the organisers was very good too.
Thank you.P. McCarthy 31 January
"This was our first fishing trip through this company and we would like to recommend them to as many people as possible if they love fishing. It was awesome. Really enjoyed the trip."
K. Reddy (Mantaray) 10 November 2012
"Hello Sue. Thank you for providing such a professional + the nicest crew we have ever seen! Ray and Rod were just fantastic and awesome people to fish and enjoy with! Our managers and staffs were absolutely pleased with the experience and plenty of fishes to take home as well! Really appreciate the services you have offered us and it was just priceless! I will definitely recommend the fishing charter for my mates and their corporates as they are crazy about the pictures and our staffs have posted on Facebook and etc. Of course we look forward to have further trips through you in the near future :) Best wishes in your business and happiness! "
M. Lee - Kookmin Bank (Tracker II) 24 April 2012
"Hi Sue, I have just had a long phone call from a very happy Grant - he had the best ever day and was absolutely delighted with his fishing trip! Not to mention catching the biggest fish of the day. Thank you so much for making this such a wonderful day for a very fabulous and special person. Grant is now talking about a team outing on your boat with lots more fishing!"
Rosemary Bradshaw - Paralympics New Zealand (Tracker II) 19 April 2012
"Hello Sue, Just like to say thank you for our fishing expedition yesterday which was extremely outstanding. Thought it was very well organised and the boys had a terrific time. Lance was really helpful and the gear was all set up so he had the boys fishing very quickly. We were obviously lucky with the weather but also made the most of it and got a bin full of fish. The boys were all bubbling later on last night and we agreed that we will make it an annual event for our syndicate so will be in touch later in the year to organise one for next summer. Thanks for your help". N. Giles (Mantaray) 19 February 2012 "I would go again at the drop of a hat. Best days fishing I have ever had. Magic".
P. McCarthy 15 February 2012
"Hi, Just a quick note to say hi and thanks for a great day out (Rick's family Stag do, Jan 19th). You have a good operation, felt comfortable from the start and the way you do things ticks all the boxes, relaxed, clean, safe, fun, comfortable. Have a great season, see you around".
J Greener - Bay of Islands Rock Cruises Ltd (Tracker II) 30 January 2012
"Hi Ray and Sue, Once again thank you both for such a great day fishing last Friday. On behalf of the Crown team, I can assure you we enjoyed the day tremendously. All the very best for Christmas."
J Blockley (Tracker II) 20 December 2011
"Evening Sue, Just a quick note to say myself and the boys has a great time last Friday on your fishing charter boat. This was mainly due to Lance. He was great throughout the day, and nothing was ever a bother. Which is very rare on charter boats! So thanks once again Lance and look forward to fishing with you again."
A. Shuter (Mantaray) 6 December 2011
"On behalf of the Destination Media Team here at Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, I'd like to say a huge thank you for all your help in the lead-up and during the Rugby World Cup. Aside from the rugby, the international results for Auckland as a destination were overwhelmingly positive and this couldn't have been achieved without the fantastic delivery from you and your team. Thank you for putting up with our last minute requests and changes (particularly with Team bookings and Broadcasters), for your flexibility and for showing our visitors the very best of what Auckland has to offer. Everyone went over and above to ensure the Media and Teams were well looked after. They had a fantastic experience here and this was clearly reflected in Auckland's glowing coverage - from player tweets through to prime time news. Thanks again."
D. Berghan - Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd (Tracker II) 1st November 2011
"Good opportunity to participate at any level of skill. Having had many years of fishing was still a very enjoyable experience.with the skipper giving us extra time on the water as the fishing was hard that day, so everyone got a feed. Good business, well run." David Smith (Mantaray) 29 November 2011 An awesome days fishing. These guys took us to the fish and I came home a very very happy man. Thanks so much New Zealand Fishing Safaris. Jonathan Brown (Mantaray) 27 November 2011 Excellent well organised experience. S. Hurricks (Mantaray) 7 November 2011 "Had a most enjoyable fishing trip and will certainly re-book again sometime in the future."
G. Wilson (Mantaray) 10 October 2011
"Our skipper was fantastic, very accommodating and made sure we had a good time. Better still, we came home with an eski full of snapper." D Gribble Hi Sue, Just a quick email to say thanks for fitting us in for a charter last Wednesday which I have to say was one of the best fishing charters I have been on for years. Big thanks to Steve the skipper for landing us on the Snapper each time. It was obvious he knew his stuff and was a good bloke as well. Thanks again for a great boat and skipper".
Steve Jones 4 April 2011
Hi Sue, I would like to thank you so much for the absolutely fantastic fishing trip we had on Saturday 12th Feb.
We are so glad that we booked with NZ Fishing Safaris and we will continue to use your 5 Star service. Our boys would also like to thank you and the skipper as they said "it was the best fishing trip they have ever been on". Nothing was going to wipe the smiles off their faces on Saturday. Due to the fact we had such a great experience I would like to book again for next Saturday. Again I would like to thank you for such an amazing time.
Delphina - Tirohonga Hou Mo Nga Rangatahi Trust 14 February 2011
"Hi Sue, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you and the NZ Fishing Safaris crew for a great trip out last Saturday afternoon. Everyone commented on how great the trip was and what an awesome boat and crew you have. Made me look like the business too as I was the one who organised it all!! I will have no hesitation at all in recommending your services and if I am to do another trip like this you guys will be the first on my list to call. Once again many thanks and I hope to see you guys in the near future. "
G. Hatton - Director Auckland Marine Centre 24th January 2011
"Hi Sue, Just wanted to give you some feedback and thank you for what was a truely awesome fishing trip yesterday afternoon. Our family of 5 had simply the best time during our fishing safari with Steve. None of us had really fished for so long and Steve set us all up, gave us some simple tips in his lovely calm, passionate (about fishing) manner, and we proceeded to hook Snapper after Snapper over the ensuing couple of hours. Conditions were great. Mantaray is a brilliantly set up boat, giving plenty of room for everyone to fish and great work spaces for preparing bait etc. Lovely smooth ride too. A big thanks again to everyone at NZ Fishing Safaris for a great trip. We will definitely be out with you again. Many thanks and best regards."
Paul R. Smith (Mantaray) 30 December 2010