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Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55 202
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WELCOME TO MARLIN QUEEN FISHING CHARTERS!Serious about Big Game Fishing?...

WELCOME TO MARLIN QUEEN FISHING CHARTERS!Serious about Big Game Fishing? Great so are we!Fishing aboard Marlin Queen is the ultimate game fishing experience in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. A successful blend of Rarotonga's best known and most trusted Captain (Junior) with a purpose built deep sea boat means a day out on the ocean doesn't get any better! We work extra hard to make sure your fishing trip is an unforgettable experience! Rain, hail or shine - we go fishing! If it's your dream to catch big fish, you will not find a more dedicated team to help you do it! As soon as you leave the Avatiu Harbour the water gets very deep, very quickly so no time is wasted in getting those lures into the water to find the "Big Ones". Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the island in a safe and relaxed atmosphere - unless of course you are on our "early bird" trip which leaves at 6am (and it's still dark) to the FAD's to meet the Yellow Fin Tuna when they rise for feeding. The early bird catches the worm - and so do we! The fishing in Rarotonga is great all year round and our well equipped boat has everything you will need. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler your enjoyment is guaranteed. We provide refreshments, snacks, comprehensive safety equipment, flush toilet and use the latest Shimano fishing gear. Captain Junior is famous for making his own lures - guaranteed to attract the Big Ones! Shared and private charters are available and you can choose whether you want to fish for a 1/2 day or full day. Our minimum is one person and for larger groups (over 10) we will organise your own "inter-boat" fishing competition, loads of fun for the competitive at heart. Want the "Ultimate Fishing Holiday"? We specialise in complete fishing, accommodation and transport packages, tailor-made to suit your individual or group requirements. We have a great range of accommodation and transport options to suit your every need and budget, so sit back, relax and let us organise your dream fishing holiday. Don't wait until you arrive in Rarotonga to book your trip as demand is high - avoid disappointed, book your trip now!

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Good times despite the lack of fish

Fished on the older Stabi. Good skipper, who tried a lot of things despite the wind/swell. Knew a lot about the fishery, fads and seasons for the fish. None of the other boats... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Godzone
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fished on the older Stabi. Good skipper, who tried a lot of things despite the wind/swell. Knew a lot about the fishery, fads and seasons for the fish. None of the other boats seemed to have success that morning either so may have been tide/moon phase.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had great day out with Johnny and AJ. Glad Diane talked me into going out when we visited her stall at the Saturday market. She made it easy with the pickup and drop off from our resort. The boat caught a 64kg Tuna that took an hour and a half to bring in. Junior filleted the fish. Took my share... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Awesome day! We will be back. One marlin & two wahoo later we were stoked. The actual booking, transfers, the actual day - all enjoyable. We were a group of 8 and all had a great day. Thanks again, we will see you on the next trip!!

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had a great half day out with Junior and AJ on Strike Time, got three little Yellowfin which were very tasty and had a (presumed) Marlin pull a bit of string before dropping the hook so not the most successful but the guys worked hard getting us onto the fish. Will definitely go again with Marlin Queen.

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I had an awesome time with the Marlin Queen Fishing Charters! The crew were friendly and helpful. They helped me hook into a 200kg Black Marlin. The blisters on my hands and legs were a testament to the fight it put up before I landed it. My son's jaw dropped open when he first saw my fish. "The biggest fish... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

was lucky enough to go out with marlin queen on a Sunday, even got picked up from our resort and had a great morning on the water with very experienced and friendly staff, was fortunate enough that the boat caught a 40 plus kg wahoo which was cut and divided by the captain, highly recommend these guys to ensure you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went out on strike time boat with Tom and it was amazing. Caught some Yellow Fin Tuna. The whole experience from Booking to going the trip was easy peasy. Thanks for a great experience we will be back next year for another go with you.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Awesome day with marlin queen ticked one of my bucket lists ,great crew well organised Even though my wife got sick we had a great day . Juniors wife runs a cafe in town with the best crumbed tuna wraps Saw whales on the trip out so double whammy Caught a wahuo Cheers marlin queen

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Di and Junior are professional from the get go, we hired the whole boat with 5 of us, this was a good number for the boat, Had a great day out on the water , caught Mahimahi and Tuna, Took our catch back to the resort for them to cook. I would totally recommend Marlin Queen to anyone from experienced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went out with Marlin queen as a birthday gift from the wife and we had such a great time. The ocean was a bit rough as the weather was not that great but the team were amazing and we caught enough fish to enjoy for the rest of our stay. I would highly recommend Marlin Queen and will use... More 

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