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Marlin Queen Fishing Charters
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Shared Fishing Charter in the Cook Islands
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Thank Katherine C
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

1  Thank Eric M
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

A picture tells a thousand words. Check out the photos I have attached.
Skipper Tioni Williams and Deckhand Taura Joseph are top fishermen, great fun and great company.
We left port at 5am - by 9 am we had caught 4 good sized tuna and a 327.4kg Marlin
Due to the size of the Marlin, Tioni phoned back to land and we were met by Dianne and Junior, who run Marlin Queen Fishing Charters, Dianne and Junior arranged for the Marlin to be removed from the boat and weighed.
Diane and Junior are fantastic hosts,and so was Kete Winchester who is also part of the Marlin Queen crew.
Skipper Tioni is " the man" as is Taura.
My day spent with the Marlin Queen Fishing crew was one of the best and most memorable experiences of my life - A view that is held by my father and our three friends that shared the day with Dianne, Junior Kete, Tioni & Taura.
If you are in Rarotonga, I recommend Marlin Queen Fishing Charters.

2  Thank Aaron M
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We arranged a private charter the day before. Left Avarua just before dawn armed with bait, abundant snacks and an huge amount of enthusiasim. 10 minutes out from the wharf the rods were singing with fish on. What a magestic sight, the sun coming up over the peaks and yellow fin tuna coming aboard. The surface sea conditions offshore would be classified as a slight 'jobble' and were enough to upset the three male passenger's stomachs so much so that the skipper was concerned we were introducing the wrong burley for the fish variety we were trying to get on to. Interstingly my wife was the only pasenger not to call out for 'Herb'. The seasickness was soon overcome and the rods attacked with vigour again. We were back alongside the wharf with a great number of yellow fin tuna late morning. The tuna are ideal for sushimi and sushi. We were unsuccessful in landing any mahimahi this day however the boat was able to land several large ones the following day. Overall this was one of the highlights of our visit to Rarotaonga. We were well looked after by Junior & and his wife Diane. Highly recommend a trip out on the mighty Marlin Queen.

Thank Rakiura1
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Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Queen Marlin Fishing Charters was the perfect choice for me. I was picked up from my hotel at the arranged time. We caught 3 good sized Tuna, had a 8 - 10m whale shark nudge the outboard engine a few times while one of the guys was bringing in a 8kg tuna and then finished off the day by catching an 86kg Marlin.

I feel extremely lucky to have had such a great experience but also feel a lot of it was down to the experience of our Captain 'Junior' who never rested from the moment we set off at 5am. Junior kept thing interesting with some great local knowledge and fishing stories while driving the boat and making sure we had the right lures and lines set for the changing conditions through out the morning.

Great day, great company!

Thank Benjik80
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