Spearfishing NZ

Whitianga | Coromandel Coast | Spearfishing | All Year Round*

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The Coromandel Peninsula is rich in Maori history, having been occupied for more than 1000 years. The area’s boat-building history is due in part to the abundance of fish in the local waters which are protected from the Pacific Ocean by the peninsula’s geographical shape. The region is also famous for its picturesque coastline.

The experienced team from Whitiangler Fishing Charters will take you on a full day spearfishing trip, chasing large schools of King Fish. Visiting Cathedral Cove, Orua Cave, and Gemstone Bay Marine Reserve are also on the itinerary – weather permitting.

This opportunity to dive one of the great fishing regions of New Zealand is open to inexperienced and experienced divers, however, a good level of fitness is required as you will be in the water swimming for an extended period, holding your breath while diving and climbing in and out of the boat. A good level of confidence in the water is also required as you will be using a speargun and handling the large fish you catch.

The trained Whitiangler Fishing Charters crew will conduct a full safety briefing before you are entering the water, including everything you need to know about using a spear gun.
More advanced divers will be given the opportunity the dive into more advanced locations.

Start/Finsih: Whitianga
Duration: all day
Distance: 182km from Auckland Airport
Date: All Year Round

$370 Per Person 
Minimum 3 people, Maximum 4 people per trip

Full day spearfishing
Cafe packed lunch and drink
Visit Cathedral Cove, Orua Cave, Gemstone Bay Marine Reserve (weather pending)

You will need to provide, or hire from the local dive shop, a wetsuit, mask and snorkel, fins, weight belt as well as a speargun.


  • Depart Whitianga Wharf at 8am
  • Safety Briefing and demonstrations on arrival at dive location
  • Getting in the water:
    If you are a first timer, you will spend the morning exploring how to use the gear, finding the fish, and practising breath holds and getting comfortable
    Divers with an advanced level of experience will be well catered for. The team will take you diving in more advanced locations, with and opportunity to target your desired fish species
  • Break for lunch
  • Finish the day with a tour of Cathedral cove, Gemstone Bay and other surrounding caves. Note: This tour is subject to weather conditions

This tour is organised by our preferred supplier: Whitiangler Fishing Charters


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