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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
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Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or...

Big groups or small, families or friends, experienced anglers or first-timers - Akura has the ingredients to make your Rarotonga fishing charter the most memorable and exciting part of your whole holiday. We are one of the longest operating charters boats and fishing is our passion! With our helpful crew, you don't need to know anything about angling to land a delicious dinner - and we'll fillet the fish for you so that all you need to do is fire up the grill! Savour the spectacular views of the Cook Islands while you wait for the fish to start biting - and you won't be waiting long. With our top-quality gear, Captain George's 25 years of experience and certified crew, you're getting the best possible Rarotonga game fishing trip.

Akura is a purpose-built 40-foot vessel with twin 330hp diesel inboards- perfect for wedding parties and large groups. Akura is kitted with top quality equipment in brands like Shimano and Penn. We have all the onboard facilities you need to cruise in style and fish in comfort with a fully working toilet and comfortable seating. Want to customize your fishing experience? We also have a 25 foot vessel, "Te Manga", that offers a variety of fishing methods including fishing down, drop stone fishing, reef casting, spear fishing and more. Check us out on the ITM fishing show with Matt Watson and see the action! All charters include sandwiches and waters- all you need is some sun screen and your lucky fishing hat!

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Fantastic experience and captain

Our hotel booked this excursion for us and we were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves! Pauro was knowledgeable and explained how he was reading the bird behaviour to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
heather154943
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Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel booked this excursion for us and we were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves! Pauro was knowledgeable and explained how he was reading the bird behaviour to figure out where the schools of fish were. His method was effective as within a short time frame, we had caught a mahi-mahi!! Pauro was encouraging and provided great... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Kia Orana Heather, Thank you very much for your fantastic review. We have some great crew working with us who love fishing so much, they even do it on their days off! I am glad that it shows on our charters and that Pauro gave you a great experience. Hope to see you again next time you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome - A must do when in Raratonga - The crew were awesome and knew exactly where the fish were - the guys were fast and we were on fish all day - Absolutely recommend Akura - Office Staff, Boat Crew, Skipper very friendly, professional and well organised - We had a blast Thank You so much to all the... More 

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review :) What a great day out you ladies had! Marlin & Mahi Mahi :) :) Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday on the island. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Responsible skipper who brought us in early when very bad weather on its way. Discounted the boat hire for us.

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was unfortunate that the weather turned ugly on your trip :( Hopefully next time you return to Rarotonga you can come out again with us on a beautiful day!!! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome staff, great captain, awesome day on the water.. Definitely recommend especially the private charter for 2

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Tina K, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Hi Morgan, So glad you had a great day out on the water with us and I am sure you enjoyed that lovely Yellow Fin Tuna! Cheers :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great trip out with these guys. Staff were friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. They ran the boat like clockwork and had it down to a science. We caught a couple of good sized yellow fin tuna and a big bull Mahi Mahi. The boat was well equipped with a toilet and plenty of seating. All the safety gear: radios, life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Went out on these guys charter last week. Very professional and lots of fin - a good size boat - well maintained and the crew were fantastic. Caught two yellow fin Tuna and a Skipjack tuna - went home very happy - would definitely use these guys again!

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Alexanna H, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! So glad you had a great trip :) Hopefully we'll see you next time! Kind regards, The Akura Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a charter for my partners stag do and by the sounds of it they all had a blast! They caught some good fish which was later cooked on the BBQ at our accommodation while having a few beers, The perfect way to end a great day

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Alexanna H, Manager at Akura Game Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Hi Tayla! Thanks so much for coming wth us. We're so glad the boys had a fun trip. Big thanks from the Akura team :) More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

What a great success we had on the Akura fishing charters. One of the only requests for our holiday was to go game fishing. There were 4 of us that went on the charter and what a great time we had, Eva was knowledgable about where we were going and why we were fishing in certain spots. He was explaining... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husbands only request for the honeymoon was to catch a Mahi Mahi - Akura certainly granted his wishes and we were very happy with the trip despite myself being sick over the side the whole entire time! (apologies to the lovely Canadian couple who were on our charter). Great day all in all and would definately book again, we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I've been on fishing charters in the past, and the Akura crew was one of my favorites. Great time on the water, and the crew were very knowledgable and personable. Caught a wahoo, and can't wait to come back to Rarotonga for another Akura charter with delicious fresh fish.

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