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“good fellas and a top boat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Akura Game Fishing Charters

Akura Game Fishing Charters
Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
+682 54 355
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Owner description: Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or first-timers - Akura has the ingredients to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. We are one of the longest operating charters boats and fishing is our passion! With our helpful crew, you don't need to know anything about angling to land a delicious dinner - and we'll fillet the fish for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill! Savour the spectacular views of the Cook Islands while you wait for the fish to start biting - and you won't be waiting long. With our top-quality gear, Captain George's 25 years of experience and certified crew, you're getting the best possible Rarotonga game fishing trip. Akura is a purpose-built 40-foot vessel with twin 330hp diesel inboards- perfect for wedding parties and large groups. Akura is kitted with top quality equipment in brands like Shimano and Penn. We have all the onboard facilities you need to cruise in style and fish in comfort with a fully working toilet and comfortable seating. Want to customize your fishing experience? We also have a 25 foot vessel, "Te Manga", that offers a variety of fishing methods including fishing down, drop stone fishing, reef casting, spear fishing and more. Check us out on the ITM fishing show with Matt Watson and see the action! All charters include sandwiches and waters- all you need is some sun screen and your lucky fishing hat!
Tauranga, New Zealand
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“good fellas and a top boat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Skipper George is the man! He is vastly experienced and has alot of local knowledge of catching fish. He is a top man, who takes his job seriously on the water and then chills out off it. He consistenly records the largest number of marlin landed from the Rarotongan charter fleet. If you are after Marlin Akura are the shortest odds.

The crew are young, fun and full of life. Cam, Corey and Eva are mad keen on fishing and life. Really good fellas who know plenty about fishing. They like to laugh and share a joke. In their spare time, they go fishing so are in touch with what is happening on the water.

How do I know all this?? I lived in the Cook Islands for four years so good a good apprieciation of all the charter boats and skippers who operate on Rarotonga.

Kid friendly, and also good for large groups like stag dos. Corey and Cam are party animals.

The boat itself is what I consider to be the nicest set up of the larger launches, it also has a high upper deck for spotting fish, birds and seeing the sights.

George and Cam also have great eyes for spotting bird life, this can be the difference between no fish and catching fish.

Book Akura and you are getting quality.

Visited January 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great Fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We booked with Akura in the beginning of the low season, so we were the only charter out! Despite some rough water, we landed some excellent Mahi Mahi. We had to book the additional seats to cover off the operating costs of the charter, but we still had a blast. Would ABSOLUTELY go again. In fact, we can't wait.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Sea Hunters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

My wife and I went fishing with Cameron & Ever, they are real pro's and so helpfull.
We caught a 132kg Stripe Marlin this was the icing on the cake for our trip.
The boat Akura is such a comfortable vessel.
I would highly recommend this vessel and crew.

Visited October 2012
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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“Wahoo and Mahimahi caught on our day - 21 Aug 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

1st trip to Raro, 3rd day on the island, and an awesome day out on AKURA!!
Big shout out to George and Jason for the day we had ....AWESOME my brothers!!
Wahoo and Mahimahi were caught when we went out...this was the highlight of out stay.
We're heading back in the new year ..so watch this space ...lol ...

'Kaore i ko atu i a matira te AKURA' .
[There's nothing better than fishing on AKURA]

Visited August 2012
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“Even girls can fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Calling all girls who want to fish Raro waters, Akura charters is the way to go! George was the man, picking us up when we missed our bus into town. The crew took great care of us throughout the day. Even scoring a Wahoo on the trip. Best fish to eat! Fun, relaxing with great beats to fish.

Visited August 2012
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