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Hooked on Barrier

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89 Hector Sanderson Road | Claris, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
+64 9-429 0740
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The highlight of our trip to the Barrier

On Queens' Birthday Monday morning two couples (one with two children) went out with Chris and had... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
Nzattitude
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A must do 💪

This was a great half day trip while staying on the barrier for a weekend. Chris is an amazing host... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Clive O
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Our fishing, diving and sightseeing charters are your key to the breathtaking views and pristine waters around Great Barrier Island on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf.Hooked on Barrier has a charter boat, hire depot and shop supplying all you needs for an awesome adventure. Please note due to winter weather conditions and vessel maintenance we may not be available for charters between 1 July and 30 September
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89 Hector Sanderson Road | Claris, Auckland, Great Barrier Island 0991, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

On Queens' Birthday Monday morning two couples (one with two children) went out with Chris and had the most wonderful half day trip. Originally proposed to be a sightseeing cruise and BBQ lunch on the water, Chris happily accommodated our request to change plans, go...More

Thank Nzattitude
Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you, it was my pleasure to share the magic of Great Barrier island with you. Chris

Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

This was a great half day trip while staying on the barrier for a weekend. Chris is an amazing host and such a great guy to spend the day with... very knowledgeable. We had one of the nicest lunches on the boat while cruising up...More

Thank Clive O
Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Thanks hopefully the weather will be better next time

Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We went out today with Chris for an informative and fun trip on the West Coast tour. What a great way to see this part of the island. We had opportunities to hear about history as well as local folk lore. Swimming from the boat...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

Thanks Nicola, I enjoyed my day with you and your family. Chris

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Chris is a great bloke but this is a sightseeing charter and in no way a fishing charter!! If you want to catch fish or dive this isn't the company to choose!!!! We where mislead from day one that they could facilitate our requests only...More

Thank Holdty
Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2017

Hi, I am sorry that the day failed to meet your expectations. I feel your statements are unfair and misleading. You state it was misleading communication, but in fact I only had communications with Mike and no one else in your group,and clearly advised him...More

Reviewed February 28, 2017

We had heard that Hooked on Barrier did fantastic coffee and home made Carrot Cake. It is basically a nautical spot, specialising in everything to do with boats and fishing and apparently extremely knowledgeable. They do extremely excellent coffee and have made a sitting out...More

Thank Sylvia C
Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2017

Thank you See you on your next visit to Great Barrier Island

Reviewed December 26, 2016

Chris ;Captain, guide,Chef, owner of Sundance. Thank you for a great family outing. Headed out without a real plan but Chris soon sorted us out with a bit of local knowledge and information on things within the harbour. Then headed up the west coast with...More

Thank Nigel B
Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2016

Thank you Nigel, I enjoyed your company and it was great to see the pleasure your family got from the magic Great Barrier Island offers, hope we see you back this way again. Chris

Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a great morning sightseeing cruise with Chris who is knowledgeable about the island. Worth the trip if you like boats and I bet he could catch a fish or two for you.

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Thank you See you next time

Reviewed December 15, 2015

Chris took my company of 13 for a cruise, lunch in a bay and a frolic with dolphins. It is obvious he knows the area well and has the experience to provide exactly what you want from a relaxing cruise to a productive fish. Highly...More

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Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2015

Cheers Bryce, Look forward to seeing you next time you're on the Barrier Chris

Reviewed December 13, 2015

We had a great day out sightseeing on Sundancer! She's a very comfortable boat & Chris is a wealth of knowledge about the area & its history. After a visit to the old whaling station, we headed up towards Port Fitzroy where Chris chose a...More

1  Thank Simone F
Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had an enjoyable day out on the water, with the highlight being some great fishing and the most delicious BBQ lunch (yum, would go on this trip again just for the lunch). We would have preferred more commentary on the history and local surroundings,...More

1  Thank Ann C
Chris_Ollivier, Owner at Hooked on Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2015

Hi Ann Thank you for your positive review and I am glad you enjoyed the day. Unfortunately when you mix fishing with the sightseeing time constraints do impact on the itinerary. We don't normally fish on the sightseeing trips and I have asked some of...More

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