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Akura Game Fishing Charters

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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
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+682 54 355
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Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or...

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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This time in Rarotonga I had 3 trips with Akura, my Captain / Skipper was Willy, he was so welcoming and friendly and knew how to catch fish, we got some awesome yellow fin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Taumarunui, New Zealand

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This time in Rarotonga I had 3 trips with Akura, my Captain / Skipper was Willy, he was so welcoming and friendly and knew how to catch fish, we got some awesome yellow fin tuna. From my first day meeting up with George again, talking with Tina and booking trips, the team at Akura made my trip very memorable. Thanks... More 

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Thank Grant5050
Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a memorable trip with us! Captain Willy and all the crew enjoyed your time hear as well. The team loves to hear from their guests and how they enjoyed their experience with us. We will try our best to keep it up! Hope to see you again one day in Sunny Rarotonga :) Thanks again... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was travelling with a "LandLubbing" wife and two small kids who had never fished before so I was unsure about chartering a boat. I finally decided to book a combo fishing-snorkel charter on one of the 26 foot boats. The seas were smooth going out but built up quickly after we got a few miles out of the harbor.... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! So good to hear that your family enjoyed your experience with our crew. Fish always taste's better when you have caught it yourself :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Booked a reef fishing trip for the wife and myself 6 months in advance and stated REEF FISHING all their emails stated we were going reef fishing. Over the lead up we went from a 26ft boat to a 24ft boat. On the day we paid our $500 CASH at the wharf with no receipt and set off on the... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Our sincere apologies that your expectations were not met in this instance. It seems there was cleary an oversight regarding the style of fishing requested and hence a misunderstanding had by all involved. Reef fishing is indeed what you requested but this was clearly not conveyed to the crew. My apologies once again. Steps have been to taken to ensure... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our hotel booked this excursion for us and we were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves! Pauro was knowledgeable and explained how he was reading the bird behaviour to figure out where the schools of fish were. His method was effective as within a short time frame, we had caught a mahi-mahi!! Pauro was encouraging and provided great... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Kia Orana Heather, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We have some great crew working with us who love fishing so much, they even do it on their days off! I am glad that it shows on our charters and that Pauro gave you a great experience. Hope to see you again next time you are in the... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome - A must do when in Raratonga - The crew were awesome and knew exactly where the fish were - the guys were fast and we were on fish all day - Absolutely recommend Akura - Office Staff, Boat Crew, Skipper very friendly, professional and well organised - We had a blast Thank You so much to all the... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review :) What a great day out you ladies had! Marlin & Mahi Mahi :) :) Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday on the island. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Responsible skipper who brought us in early when very bad weather on its way. Discounted the boat hire for us.

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was unfortunate that the weather turned ugly on your trip :( Hopefully next time you return to Rarotonga you can come out again with us on a beautiful day!!! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome staff, great captain, awesome day on the water.. Definitely recommend especially the private charter for 2

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Hi Morgan, So glad you had a great day out on the water with us and I am sure you enjoyed that lovely Yellow Fin Tuna! Cheers :) More 

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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great trip out with these guys. Staff were friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. They ran the boat like clockwork and had it down to a science. We caught a couple of good sized yellow fin tuna and a big bull Mahi Mahi. The boat was well equipped with a toilet and plenty of seating. All the safety gear: radios, life... More 

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Christchurch
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136 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went out on these guys charter last week. Very professional and lots of fin - a good size boat - well maintained and the crew were fantastic. Caught two yellow fin Tuna and a Skipjack tuna - went home very happy - would definitely use these guys again!

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Alexanna H, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! So glad you had a great trip :) Hopefully we'll see you next time! Kind regards, The Akura Team More 

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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a charter for my partners stag do and by the sounds of it they all had a blast! They caught some good fish which was later cooked on the BBQ at our accommodation while having a few beers, The perfect way to end a great day

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Alexanna H, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Hi Tayla! Thanks so much for coming wth us. We're so glad the boys had a fun trip. Big thanks from the Akura team :) More 

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