D'Urville Island

Seabird Charters offer incredible day trips to fish at D'Urville Island, with the option of staying overnight at the D'Urville Island Wilderness Lodge, with multi-day fishing around the Cook Straight.

Marlborough Sounds

Fish in the legendary wilderness of the Marlborough Sounds with Seabird Charters' full-day adventures to Delaware Bay and Croisilles Harbour targeting blue cod, groper and snapper.

West Coast

Join Seabird Charters as we fish the West Coast of New Zealand from August to September, basing or vessel in Westport. An truely unforgettable experience.

An Unforgettable Fishing Experience

The Seabird Charters boat is geared up with all the latest equipment and electronics for locating fish. The crew know all the best places to fish throughout the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville Island and the West Coast, and can provide food and drinks throughout the day. We can also organise accommodation for passengers wishing to stay overnight at any of the remote destinations we visit.


Blue cod, groper, snapper and kingfish are the most common types of fish to target and with the crew having a combined 32 years experience in the industry, you can be assured that you will have a good time out on the water and be in good hands doing so. Our vessel, the "M.V. Cappy" has an offshore survey and the skipper, Barry Bird, has a New Zealand Offshore Masters qualification. Our trips to D'Urville Island are now available to mountain bikers to access the great selection of remote tracks, and you can now get access to these directly from Port Nelson.

Seabird Charters strongly supports sustainable catch and release fishing and recommends that our customers take home only what is absolutely necessary.

A minimum of 10 people are required for full-day charters and 7 people for half-day charters.

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