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Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

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Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
+682 55 202
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WELCOME TO MARLIN QUEEN FISHING CHARTERS!Serious about Big Game Fishing? Great so are we!Fishing aboard Marlin Queen is the ultimate game fishing experience in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. A successful blend of Rarotonga's best known and most trusted Captain (Junior) with a purpose built deep sea boat means a day out on the ocean doesn't get any better! We work extra hard to make sure your fishing trip is an unforgettable experience! Rain, hail or shine - we go fishing! If it's your dream to catch big fish, you will not find a more dedicated team to help you do it! As soon as you leave the Avatiu Harbour the water gets very deep, very quickly so no time is wasted in getting those lures into the water to find the "Big Ones". Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the island in a safe and relaxed atmosphere - unless of course you are on our "early bird" trip which leaves at 6am (and it's still dark) to the FAD's to meet the Yellow Fin Tuna when they rise for feeding. The early bird catches the worm - and so do we! The fishing in Rarotonga is great all year round and our well equipped boat has everything you will need. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler your enjoyment is guaranteed. We provide refreshments, snacks, comprehensive safety equipment, flush toilet and use the latest Shimano fishing gear. Captain Junior is famous for making his own lures - guaranteed to attract the Big Ones! Shared and private charters are available and you can choose whether you want to fish for a 1/2 day or full day. Our minimum is one person and for larger groups (over 10) we will organise your own "inter-boat" fishing competition, loads of fun for the competitive at heart. Want the "Ultimate Fishing Holiday"? We specialise in complete fishing, accommodation and transport packages, tailor-made to suit your individual or group requirements. We have a great range of accommodation and transport options to suit your every need and budget, so sit back, relax and let us organise your dream fishing holiday. Don't wait until you arrive in Rarotonga to book your trip as demand is high - avoid disappointed, book your trip now!
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Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
+682 55 202

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Just back from a week in Rarotonga, let me tell you about these guys. Dianne & Junior at Marlin Queen, good selection of boats with purring Yamaha's, hard working skippers (Tom & Brett & others) and crew running quality gear, Admiral Junior runs a tight...More

Thank _chris_cantle
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I went on the Marlin Queen Fishing charter last week as a birthday gift. I was amped for a bit of fishing from different waters. I was on a shared charter with 3 others. Unfortunately the sea was quite rough and the fish weren't biting....More

1  Thank AmberBrooks82
Reviewed 18 June 2017

After a safety briefing we were off for a five hour trip. Captain Tom hunted hard for fish the whole time. We landed a 20kg Mahi Mahi and a 16kg Yellowfin Tuna. WOW. Dianne was a great lady to deal with organizing the charter and...More

Thank wildpiggi
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I went with Marlin Queen Fishing on a trip in May 2017. We were 3 guests - 2 who never fished before. Me, I have about 30 years of fishing experience and have been an active boardmember of one of the biggest bavarian clubs in...More

2  Thank Ralf W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I snuck in a trip with Marlin Queen while on a family holiday in Rarotonga. Diane (Don't listen to anyone else, the boss!) organised everything over the phone including an early morning pick-up from our accommodation. I was booked on board a late model Senator...More

Thank NZFisherNZ
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went on Marlin Queen in 2012 and had no hesitation in rebooking when I returned this year (2017). Caught up with Diane & Junior at the Auckland Boat Show to finalise things and actually landed & fished before they got back. Great people and great...More

Thank GMitc
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Unfortunately what seems to be the trappings of success blighted our trip. We booked with Marlin Queen based on the reviews on this forum. On the day we were collected late. All three of the boats were booked bit Capt Tom was not working on...More

Thank mikeharrisonnz
MarlinQueen, Owner at Marlin Queen Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Kia Orana Mike Thanks for taking the time to do a review, however its really disappointing that you didn't discuss things with me while you were still on the island so that we could have had a chance to discuss and rectify the issues. On...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

A day trip booked for a party of 7 men with varied fishing experiences was well catered for providing a satisfying and memorable day on the water! Those with little experience were assisted in hooking fighting and landing yellowfin tuna to 20 kg. prior to...More

Thank aussiemagnolia
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Did a morning charter with marlin queen on board the boat "Bobby marie" with skipper brett very enjoyable time, trolling lures wasn't working around the fads even tho birds were working so brett changed tactics and got the popper rods going and wham we were...More

Thank snapperman247
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I had to book a large group that ended up being 18 for a wedding party - Di & junior stepped up to the task from day one, as i was organizing from the states for a bunch of folks in NZ time frames were...More

Thank KiwiantzUSA
MarlinQueen, Owner at Marlin Queen Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Kia Orana - it was such a pleasure dealing with you and your group, you also made it so easy for us to co-ordinate and make it all happen. You have unfinished business with our fish over here so hurry back and we will catch...More

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Lauren S
11 January 2017|
Response from MarlinQueen | Property representative |
Hi there. Yes, we are definitely available next week for one out two days depending on if you want private or shared charter. Fishing is pretty good at the moment with a bit of everything around, we have had Marlin, Tuna... More