Fish for free in the Bay of Islands

With the cooler months approaching, now is the time to book a Winter getaway to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

EDGE Charters are offering a free Half Day Snapper Charter when you book 5 nights accommodation at Blue Penguin Cottage or EDGE Fishing Lodge (Apartment 3) between 1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020.

Get 50% off a Half Day Snapper Charter when you book 5 nights accommodation at EDGE Fishing Lodge (Apartment 1 or 2).

Choose to upgrade to an action packed 7 hour Kingfish Charter or any all day Charter including Deep Sea Fishing targeting Hapuka (Grouper), Bass and Bluenose, and just pay the difference.

With 5 consecutive nights accommodation at Blue Penguin Cottage or EDGE Fishing Lodge (Apartment 3) here is what you will pay for the Charter:

With 5 consecutive nights accommodation at EDGE Fishing Lodge (Apartment 1 or 2) here is what you will pay for the Charter:

Blue Penguin Cottage

Situated amongst the Russell Cottages this spacious, air-conditioned house is just two streets back from the waterfront. It is an easy stroll on the flat to the Village centre and Russell wharf. There is shared access to an outdoor pool, spa and BBQs. The house sleeps eight people in four bedrooms. There are three bathrooms. Full kitchen and laundry facilities give you all the comforts and conveniences of home. Private off street parking is provided for two cars.

Blue Penguin Cottage. Holiday accommodation for up to 8 guests in Russell, Bay of Islands.

EDGE Fishing Lodge - Apartment 3

This modern, air-conditioned upstairs apartment is located in a quiet residential area in central Russell. It comfortably sleeps eight people in four bedrooms. There are two full bathrooms and a laundry. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking. The generous living and dining areas open out onto a large deck with a sea view, outdoor dining and a bbq. There is plenty of off street parking.

EDGE Fishing Lodge Apartment 3. Holiday accommodation for up to 8 guests in Russell, Bay of Islands.

EDGE Fishing Lodge - Apartment 1 or Apartment 2

These apartments are fully self contained. Each has its own full kitchen, bathroom, outdoor seating and BBQ. The apartments are air conditioned. Each apartment sleeps four people in two bedrooms. A laundry is shared by the two apartments. Off-street parking is available.

EDGE Fishing Lodge apartment 1 or 2. Holiday accommodation for 4 guests in Russell, Bay of Islands.

All of our accommodation options are supplied with linen, bedding and towels. Just bring food, drinks and catch yourself some fresh fish for dinner!

There's no shortage of activities and attractions to fill in your visit to the Bay of Islands. Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Touch the musket ball holes at Christ Church from the 1845 battle of Kororareka.
  • Climb Flagstaff hill for a panoramic photo and tell the time with the enormous mosaic sundial.
  • Take the 1 hour guided minibus tour around Russell township with a fun, informative commentary.
  • Swim to the Pontoon at Russell Beach.
  • Build a sandcastle at Longbeach (Oneroa Bay).
  • Experience hands on how the leather covered books are made with the fully restored printery and tannery at Pompallier Mission.
  • Savour a French Pastry at the Pompallier Café.
  • See the scale replica of Captain Cook's tall ship "HMS Endeavour" at the Russell Museum.
  • Fish in the Bay and take your catch to a local restaurant to be cooked to your liking.
  • Visit hole in the rock, view the beautiful Islands and go ashore at Urupukapuka Island. - We can take you there. If the conditions are right the boat will pass through the hole in the rock.
  • Take one of the many heritage walks.
  • Tour one of the regions beautiful wineries.
  • Dine at New Zealand’s first licensed hotel – The Duke of Marlborough.
  • Visit the Swordfish Club to see the record winning game fish mounted on the walls, including a 241kg Broadbill and a 1017lb Blue Marlin.
  • Spot the stingrays under the Russell Wharf.
  • Enjoy a drink at a waterfront bar while watch the sunset.
  • Visit Paihia for parasailing, bars, restaurants and souvenirs.
  • Visit Waitangi for horse riding, mountain biking, golf or a guided walk around the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
  • Take a day trip to the very top of the North Island and see the lighthouse at Cape Reinga. Get a view of the Three Kings Islands on a clear day. Drive along 90 mile beach, see some huge kauri trees and grab lunch at the world famous Maunganui Fish Shop along the way.
Russell waterfront at sunset


This deal is valid for one Private Charter which must be taken during the 5 night stay.

Minimum of 5 consecutive nights.

Accommodation must be booked directly with us.

Our usual terms and conditions apply to the Charter and Accommodation.

We are approved by the government as accommodation providers during Covid-19 alert level 3. However, this deal is not valid while level 3 or 4 restrictions are in place as boating is not permitted.

Private Fishing Charters are available at alert level 2 or below. Maximum number of 6 people. Must be from your own bubble.

Get in touch with Olivia to find out more:

Ph: 020 446 3474


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