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Marlin Queen Fishing Charters

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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
Phone Number:
+682 55 202


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!

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Shared Fishing Charter in the Cook Islands
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Captain tom helpful , experienced and patient!

A day trip booked for a party of 7 men with varied fishing experiences was well catered for providing a satisfying and memorable day on the water! Those with little experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A day trip booked for a party of 7 men with varied fishing experiences was well catered for providing a satisfying and memorable day on the water! Those with little experience were assisted in hooking fighting and landing yellowfin tuna to 20 kg. prior to leaving harbour , a thorough safety rundown was provided ensuring everyone knew what to do... More 

Thank aussiemagnolia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a morning charter with marlin queen on board the boat "Bobby marie" with skipper brett very enjoyable time, trolling lures wasn't working around the fads even tho birds were working so brett changed tactics and got the popper rods going and wham we were into some nice yellow fin tuna would recommend marlin queen to anyone visiting rarotonga. This... More 

Thank snapperman247
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had to book a large group that ended up being 18 for a wedding party - Di & junior stepped up to the task from day one, as i was organizing from the states for a bunch of folks in NZ time frames were a pain, but this wasn't an issue for the marlin Queen team. To make it... More 

Thank KiwiantzUSA
MarlinQueen, Owner at Marlin Queen Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Kia Orana - it was such a pleasure dealing with you and your group, you also made it so easy for us to co-ordinate and make it all happen. You have unfinished business with our fish over here so hurry back and we will catch the "big one" next time! Take care and hope to see you back in paradise... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We booked before we arrived in Raro so doing our homework paid off. All the staff were friendly, helpful and professional. Katoa was our skipper, a local, he was knowledgeable about the area and more importantly about the fish. It was a bonus my husband caught a fish. We will definitely use Marlin Queen when we return and we will... More 

Thank 84Baby
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Whilst holidaying with my wife and her family in Raro, and being the mad-keen fisherman that I am, we decided to do a fishing charter whilst in the Cook Islands Marlin Queen were fantastic from the initial phone call to docking back at the port with a boatload of Tuna! They even cleaned them and gave us fillets to take... More 

2 Thank B_Lockwood111
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Anyone remotely interested in fishing would be mad not to go out with Marlin Queen if visiting Rarotonga. We did a half day on their Senator Strike Time and Strike Time it certainly was, it started with a couple of yellowfin and big eye tuna, we then landed a couple of skip jack tuna and finished by slaying countless wahoo.... More 

1 Thank KiwiHelen7
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Fished on the older Stabi. Good skipper, who tried a lot of things despite the wind/swell. Knew a lot about the fishery, fads and seasons for the fish. None of the other boats seemed to have success that morning either so may have been tide/moon phase.

Thank NZTurtle
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Had great day out with Johnny and AJ. Glad Diane talked me into going out when we visited her stall at the Saturday market. She made it easy with the pickup and drop off from our resort. The boat caught a 64kg Tuna that took an hour and a half to bring in. Junior filleted the fish. Took my share... More 

Thank DavidMcI2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Awesome day! We will be back. One marlin & two wahoo later we were stoked. The actual booking, transfers, the actual day - all enjoyable. We were a group of 8 and all had a great day. Thanks again, we will see you on the next trip!!

Thank alanaa123
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had a great half day out with Junior and AJ on Strike Time, got three little Yellowfin which were very tasty and had a (presumed) Marlin pull a bit of string before dropping the hook so not the most successful but the guys worked hard getting us onto the fish. Will definitely go again with Marlin Queen.

Thank SJT686

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