Great Barrier Island (9 Day Kayak Mothership Trips)

Trip Summary

We consider this trip an all-inclusive trip because we take care of you from the time to you arrive in Auckland until the time we drop you back off at the airport. Just about every component of your trip is considered in our trip package. Lodging, transfers, fishing, kayaks and Catch fishing tackle all included.

Trip Inquiry Process

The booking process starts with you completing a simple form. You can start with a question or you can tell us that you are ready to book… it is easy and painless.

Booking Questions

Trip Package


  • $3,299 per angler


  • Hobie fishing kayak
  • Lodging while in New Zealand
  • Charter fee(s)
  • Meals
  • Catch fishing tackle
  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • Transfers

Does not include: Liquor, snacks, New Zealand fishing license.

Deposit Policy

If booking at least ninety (90) days ahead of your trip date, then you can book with a deposit of $1,000 per person.

Balances are due within sixty (60) days of your trip date.

Refund Policy

Refunds are not available for this trip after the cancellation period expires.

Cancellation Period: If you are booking well in advance, you can cancel up to thirty (30) days before and receive a full refund. Once the cancellation period has passed, no refunds will be offered.

Weather Exception: If we need to move your date as a result of weather, we will attempt to find a date that works for you. If we cannot arrive on a date, we will offer a full refund.


Last updated: 10/29/20

This trip is not being removed from our catalog, we are just waiting for international travel to resume before we release new dates.

We are targeting late winter/early spring 2021 (US) for a couple of 9 day kayak mothership trips. Keep up with our site for updates.

  • Booking is closed for the 2020 season
  • Booking is currently suspended for the 2021 season, but not closed
  • If your trip is cancelled due to COVID, we will try to reschedule you before we offer a refund
  • Extra cleaning protocols in place

Trip Questions

How Should I Prepare?

Fish Village will help you prepare for this trip. We send a Trip Guide after you make your deposit that helps take the mystery out of the trip. The Trip Guide will tell you what kind of gear to bring, how much, weight concerns, etc.

Sea Sickness

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Fishing License
  • Required

This trip requires a valid fishing license for the entire portion of the trip. 

The New Zealand government has an annual option for non-residents. For complete rules, additional permits and fishing licenses, refer to the website.

Fish Species
  • Yellowtail kingfish (Kingies)
  • Snapper

Fish Village Payment Plans

Did you know you can work out a payment plan with us to put this trip within reach? We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to fish our amazing trips. Since we sort of run things around here… we say payment plans are cool.

Payment plans only work when there is ample time in between your booking and the trip date. Fortunately we usually announce our trips with plenty of time to take advantage of this great program.

For questions, please send us a trip inquiry.

Field Trips

Rob, Marty and the Fish Village crew head back to New Zealand to work out the final details of our new 9 day kayak mothership program.

Great Barrier Island Map

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Great Barrier Island News

11.02.20 GBI New Zealand 2021 season dates (On Hold)

We were so freaking excited about these trips when we launched them back in March. Unfortunately our new trip campaign coincided with the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe. This caused us to cancel our Dec 2020 trips with hopes of sparking up new dates in the spring of 2021. COVID continues […]

09.30.20 2021 season schedule is upon us

It is that time of year where we are working feverishly to put together the following years schedule. This means a lot of phone calls, meetings, Excel spreadsheets, website updates and much more. We gladly do all of this to make the booking season easy for all of you. Here are just some of the […]