What is the name of your boat?

“Majuro” is the name of our boat.

Does your boat have an alcohol license?

Yes, our boat is a licensed vessel and all “Laws and “Legislation will be enforced.


Is your boat fully surveyed?

Yes we are fully surveyed

Are your Skippers qualified?

Yes we have 3 family members who are qualified Skippers

Do your Skippers have experience in Fishing the Auckland Harbours?

Yes, our most experienced Charter Skipper has 37 years and has shared his fishing skills, locations, techniques, water safety and boat skills with our other two family Skippers. All have experience both on the Auckland and Kaipara Harbours.

Where are the fish located?

This will depend on the customer’s comfort threshold, weather and tides.

Can we bring our own fishing rod and fishing equipment?

All Package options include rod hire and are set up for the conditions, places and spaces we fish. Additional items can have an impact on your space and comfort. Please check with the Skipper before your sail date.

What if we cancel?

Please check our terms and conditions for payments and cancellations.

Can we pay online?

Yes for Group Bookings, you have the bank transfer option.

You will need to call 027 664 2146 or email: panapa.charters@gmail.com to book. Once you have made the necessary enquiries our booking team can support you with the details you need to know to support you with locking in your special day on the water.

For casual booking and payments you have the Shopify option at www.panapafishingchartersauckland.com.

What Clothing should we consider bringing?

Sunblock and Hat, Clothing to suit all weather including a warm windbreaker and waterproof jacket.

What can we transfer our Fish in?

Chilly Bins: Empty chilly bins will need to stay in the car until we arrive home. Plastic Bags: Roll of Large black bags can be used to carry your fish back to the car. If you are filleting a 15 pack of large snap lock bags for your fillets

Is Car Parking available?

The Westhaven – Zed Pier car park is pay and display and accepts cards only. Early bird is between 4am and 7.30am and charged @ $25 per car or $20 if you have the INUGO APP for up to 10 hours. Please Park in the white car-spaces designated for customers and ensure you take your car number plate number when using the parking meters.

For more information please check the westhaven marina parking website below.


Please see Ts and Cs below…

Terms and conditions:

Date requests, Confirmations, payments. 

A $500 deposit is due on request to lock in and hold your requested date.

(Please note – Booking dates become an open and available booking if payments are not received in the allocated time frames). 

In the event of weather or Covid – 19 level changes, an alternate charter hire date will be discussed and offered; however, if the  customer cancels a charter in less than 2 weeks before the charter is to sail, “NO” refund will be offered. 

Approximate departure and arrival times:

Day Fishing and team building: 0630 – 1430                                              Twilight Fishing from:1630 – 2030

Alcohol Policy  

This vessel is a “Licensed Premise” so all “Laws and “Legislation will be enforced. No spirits are permitted on-board the vessel, only BEER and WINE. 

The company recommends a maximum of 2 – 3 alcoholic beverages per person during a normal chartered day. The skipper may  ask that any excessive amounts of beer be removed from the vessel before departure. 

The charter could be canceled if this is refused without a refund. 


Health and safety – boarding MV Majuro 

Panapa Charters are guided by the Govts Health and safety guidelines and must be observed when fishing on board Majuro. 

All organizers of groups must inform the participants of all safety information and communicate this prior to boarding.

Photos and Videography from your day fishing may be used for Panapa Charters promotional purposes. If for any reason you don’t want your photos or videos to be used online via our Website, Facebook, or Instagram. Please let the crew onboard know immediately.

The Crew will deliver brief instructions on-board at the start of the charter. 

During the charter, all participants will abide by rules and regulations set out by the Government, Maritime NZ, and Auckland City Council whilst and during the charter on-board any of our vessels. All participants read and understand ALL SAFETY SIGNAGE provided by all vessels whilst on-board and during the charter. 

All are FIT and WELL to take part in your booked charter. 

All organizers must ensure their participants disclose any medical condition to you including use of medication.

Collection of ALL MEDICAL information and GP declaration forms will be the responsibility of the company event organizer to communicate and deliver to the Charter Crew. 

Participants may be required to provide a medical certificate from their GP on the day to declare they are fit, well and able. 

Please ensure these Health & Safety guidelines are given to ALL participants and that they read and understand their responsibilities before boarding any of our vessels.

Behaviour’s on-board 

Any behaviour on board the vessel seen to be disruptive, rude, a danger to others and non-compliant will not be  tolerated by the Skipper and crew. 

In the event this occurs the charter will cease, and the vessel will be brought back to the marina. 

In extreme cases the water Police will be called to have the persons removed or the charter be ended immediately. 


All pricing on the website is subject to change

Loss or Damage: 

In the event hired rods, reel and fishing gear are lost overboard a payment of $200 will be compensated to Panapa Charters Ltd on the day.

In the event damage is caused to the vessel due to incorrect use or bad behavior or other, the damage will be reviewed and discussed with the customer and compensation paid to Panapa Charters.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard to support a fun filled day with friends, family, good food and fish. 

Yours gratefully, 

The Panapa Crew

Additional Services

Panapa Charters Catering option:


Freshly made Bacon and Egg Croissant with seasonal fruit and muffin


Fresh (Ham or Chicken) filled rolls filled with freshly made salad.

All lunches provided will come with a bottle of water

Grazing Platter is a mixture of vegetarian and deli items


Panapas Filleting Service :

Panapas filleting service is up and running again and can be processed before during your charter before you arrive back at the Pier.

Let the team know if you would also like to add our extra services below:

  • Panapas filleting service @ $25per person for 7 snapper up to 50cm (any fish over 50cm is an additional cost per fish)
  • Panapas Individual insulated bags for hire @ $10 per bag per person

They will handle your fish with maximum respect. They ask that you do the same:
1. We will Keep fish slurried and chilled
2. Minimise cross contamination between bait, offal and fish.


We sell alcohol on board @:

  • a minimum and maximum of 6 boxes @ $100 per box of 12 bottles
  • or
  • a minimum and maximum of 3 boxes @ $200 per box of 24 bottles
  • beer or mixes. 
  • No hot stuff allowed.