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“very happy husband” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Foxy Lady Aitutaki Fishing Charters - CLOSED

Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
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“very happy husband”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

My husband went out for a morning fishing with Jason and loved every moment of it - came back with a massive smile on his face having just caught a 15kg yellow fined tuna.
He loved every minute of it.

Visited April 2013
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Tauranga
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Two wonderful trips - Game Fishing and Snorkelling on Aitutaki with Jason!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have just enjoyed a special few days on Aitutaki and two of the highlights were the two mornings we spent with Jason from Foxy Lady Fishing Charters.

First up, Jason and his father-in-law, Don, went to great lengths to ensure that we came home with a handsome yellow fin tuna. Literally - they took us the length of the island twice and several laps of the FAD ( for "Fishing Aggregation Device" I learnt). They could not have been friendlier, more committed or more encouraging to a newbie like me. And their boat has two huge motors, not like a lot of the operators with just the one outboard motor - reassuring when you are out in the deep.

Day two was a snorkelling morning for most of our family group to various points within the reef, but unreachable from the resorts other than on a boat - the GTs; Giant Trevally, the purple coral, the far flung spots - nothing was too much trouble.

If you are looking to have a day out on the water in Aitutaki, then go with these guys. They have been local for 27 years.

Visited April 2013
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Grand Junction, CO
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15 reviews
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“Book it!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

With Jason as Captain and Don as your on-deck host, you'll enjoy sport fishing for all types of sport fish. Don always has a story to tell, and Jason has a keen eye to get you on the fish. In two charters, my wife and I caught 56 fish . . . mostly yellow fin tuna. That's right 56! Yes we got lucky, but Jason and Don are great!

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane
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3 reviews
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“Watch out, we got ripped off.......go with Black Pearl instead.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

A mate and I went out last week with the Foxy Lady guys and caught some Tuna which was great. We had a problem with a motor (they had 2 motors) and the weather conditions were calm but the skipper took us in at 8.30am (the booking was from 5am to 11am). I felt sorry for the guy given a motor fix would probably be expensive and didn't say anything, but he did not offer a partial refund or maybe an alternative booking. I was happy to let this slide as we had had a decent time, we caught some fish, and it wasn't as expensive as at home. What upset me was they said they would drop the fish into the resort we were staying at for the chef to prepare that afternoon. When the fish was dropped off there were 2 plastic picnic plates with 3 tuna steaks on each???? What the...?? We had caught 5 tuna between 7 and 10kg each. We were totally ripped off. When we were out fishing after we had caught the first 2 fish we mentioned releasing anything else we caught as we wouldn't be able to eat it and Don (the deckie) said they normally keep anything else we caught and would sell it to the local restaurants. So they gave us stuff all fish (maybe 3kg of approx 45kg we caught) and then sold our catch to the restaurants. Not the way to do business. Black Pearl (the other Aitutaki fishing charter) dropped a whole cleaned tuna my brother caught to the chef where he was staying so he could have it how he wanted it. When we confronted Brad the skipper about this issue he said that is how he does it every time. watch out. I would go with Black pearl next time, as they appear more trustworthy.

Visited December 2012
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gamefishing, Owner at Foxy Lady Aitutaki Fishing Charters, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Yes this is most unfortunate that you feel this way. Most of our income comes from the fish that we catch and sell to the restaurants. ( As all charter boats here in the Cook Islands do).ALL FISH BELONG TO THE BOAT. and for those who come out on a charter with us and catch fish , can eat their catch for dinner that night. The fish supplied to you, was in fact a TUNA loin , cut in to 3 pieces to fit on the plate. (NOT FILLETS).From there, the chefs can either cut sashimi or tuna fillets to your liking. Had you indicated though that you wanted the whole fish, I would have been happy to oblige and taken it to the kitchen for the chef to prepare to your liking.
As for the charges, you had booked through the resort , which they receive a commision fee from that amount. Since you refused to take my calls again, we were not able to resolve this matter peacefully. After speaking to the acting GM , they and i had agreed to drop $100.00 off the total cost and also agreed to drop some more fish out to you which you refused.
Just so we're clear the weather that morning was most definitely not calm.
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Auckland
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10 reviews
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“Best fishing charter on Aitutaki dont miss out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Excellent service, friendly crew, great refreshments and big fish caught as per attached picture. Would recommend snorkling trip with jason as well as his local knowledge and personalised service makes this an unforgettable aitutaki activity

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