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Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 55 202
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Description: WELCOME TO MARLIN QUEEN FISHING CHARTERS!Serious about Big Game Fishing...
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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A Good Day

Had a good morning fishing on Marlin Queen. Skipper Junior and decoy Tom looked after U.S. Really well and knew what they were doing. We had early success with 3 Yellow Fin Tuna... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Whakatane
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a good morning fishing on Marlin Queen. Skipper Junior and decoy Tom looked after U.S. Really well and knew what they were doing. We had early success with 3 Yellow Fin Tuna and a Mahi Mahi in the first hour or so. Although the fishing dried up a little after that the guys kept trying different things throughout the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What an awesome experience out on the water with Junior and Brendan. We met some great people and caught so much fish, we were eating it for the next five days! I've never fished before but everyone was really patient and I hooked two massive Wahoo! We also caught Tuna and Mahi Mahi. Even if I didn't fish, it was... More 

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Methven, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Had an amazing days fishing with the Marlin Queen Charters - we booked to go out on the Bobbi Marie as prefered the stabicraft over their other boats. We were suppose to leave at 5.30am, but got a call the night before to say the weather had turned, and they would ring at 8.30am to see how conditions where. They... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What an awesome, fantastic experience we had on the Marlin Queen. best fishing charter we have ever been on. We did an afternoon trip. Met the Skipper junior and his lovely wife Diane at the marina, who couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. we were also very blessed to met two beautiful people on our charter, Kay and her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great afternoon of fishing with Captain Brendan. Arrived at the fishing spot and the only boat there to hundreds of birds diving into the water and big fish jumping out of the water. One of the most amazing sites ever when you see Yellow Fin Tuna surfing in the waves behind the boat. This went on for the 4... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were overall happy with it experience with marlin queen- Diane organised it for us and was a pleasure to deal with. My partner caught a hammer head shark which was the highlight of the day! We put it back of course and two other guys on out boat caught a wahoo and mahi mahi. The boys then cut the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

WOW... what an absolutely brilliant, fantastic and memorable fishing trip I've just had with Marlin Queen Fishing Charters on Friday 20 March 2015. I booked the trip as a belated birthday present for my 24 year old nephew, Sean. We were met at the boat (Reel Time) by Diane who welcomed us and produced a tray of sandwiches, fruit and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Terrible boat, went to the toilet was dirty,the toilet paper was wet, husband held onto the handrail it fell off in his hand, the boat after we got on board revised it was a replacement, got not one fish, got caught in a storm, extremely choppy on board at one stage thought we'd sink, my husband felt really ill, another... More 

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MarlinQueen, Owner at Marlin Queen Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to review us and let us know of your recent experience. We were most upset to read your comments via Trip Advisor. As you can see from previous reviews/ratings we are a small business that we take very seriously, we literally eat, sleep and breath Marlin Queen and fishing and try... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This would have to be one of the worst experiences of my life. First we get plonked on a different boat as we where told they had experienced some problems. This boat was not even fit to carry animals let alone people. Between the unbearable noise of the engine and the diesel fumes coming from below deck, these where the... More 

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MarlinQueen, Owner at Marlin Queen Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Firstly thank you very much for taking the time to review us and let us know of your recent experience. We were most upset to read your comments via Trip Advisor. As you can see from previous reviews/ratings we are a small business that we take very seriously, we literally eat, sleep and breath Marlin Queen and fishing and try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I spent quite a bit of time doing my own research to try and find the best fishing charter on Rarotonga and I settled on Marlin Queen for several reasons. One, they made it easy to book a fishing charter online from the United States easy and because of the good reviews they received on several social websites. Diane was... More 

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