PANAPA AND HIS FAMILY HAVE 35 PLUS YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE, SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS, FISHING KNOWLEDGE, AND CHARTERING ON BOTH THE HAURAKI GULF AND THE KAIPARA HARBOUR.

Panapa and his wife have skippered and managed many vessels however now work alongside their children, Hinetai, Panapa and Kayla who are all now Shareholders and Company Directors for “Panapa Charters Limited”

Panapa Charters is a locally owned family run business that has been operating for many years passed down from generation to generation. We believe in an educational foundation for the children. The newly refreshed business has been set up by the children to support their education and future endeavours.

MISSION STATEMENT

We support a safe, fun filled day with friends, family, good food and fish. We will ensure you have an awesome experience whilst out on the water with the Panapa Charters Family. 

About us

From humble Beginnings

We are second and third generation operators from our original business founded some 50 years ago in the Kaipara Harbour and have continued the legacy here in Auckland’s Waitemata/Hauraki Gulf.

PASSIONATE

We consider ourselves pioneers of the industry and are passionate about the service we provide to our customers. Panapa Charters was founded and built up by our family’s values hard work and belief in each other.

Continuing the legacy

Our kids love being on the boat. As a family, we continue to uphold the mana and integrity of the good name the Panapa family holds, and pass this knowledge down through each generation.

Family owned and operated

Our Packages

Just a massive thank you Panapa and Family My family were over the moon with their fishing experience, and for half of them, they caught their maiden fish and thoroughly stoked to have done so with some amazing catches. Heading out deep was well worth the journey and the sights seen, as the fish were all massive. We can see the love your family puts into your mahi, and my son n nephew appreciated the lessons. Until next time.
Definitely recommend you guys.

Alexander Fatu

Alexander Fatu

Happy Customer

Our Values

Provide clients with competitive and affordable prices

Safe, cultural, educational and holistic wellbeing experience

Professional and friendly service

Meet The Crew

Hinetai

I am Cheyna Hinetai Paniora I was named Hinetai which translates as “Woman of the sea”

KAYLA

9 times out of 10 you will usually find her onboard helping as crew or creating content for our social media platforms.

Panapa & Noradene

Panapa Senior and Noradene have an absolute passion for this mahi (work)

Panapa Paniora (Jnr)

I’m the youngest of the siblings and have been brought up in the fishing and boating scene most of my life.