Whitianga is the tourism centre of the Coromandel with some world class accommodation and attractions such as the Lost Spring day spa complete with thermal fed pools with waterfalls and massage rooms perched up in huts amongst the trees (great for the ladies while the boys are out on the boat!) lots of fun in around town for the kids too including fun zone, animal parks, mini putt, swimming holes and paint-ball all just minutes drive from town. Whitianga is also home to Mercury bay and the hub of recreational fishing activity on the Coromandel peninsula too. It’s position half way up the peninsula make it an attractive home base to reach a vast range of pumping fishing spots and puts you in short driving distance of world famous beaches and bays such as hot water beach and cathedral cove, as well as some world class bush walks also easily accessible from here. Whitianga boasts a bit more night life with restaurants and bars open late.


The Whitianga Charter Experience

The Whitianga boats are the core of the Epic Adventure business. The skippers who operate from here are intensely focused on big results and have proven their ability in an operation with over 10 years of iconic fishing history taking over 2000 happy clients every year. Our Whitianga boats are customized and set up for one job alone- To catch big fish! The fleet is equipped with the latest technology operated by some of the most well-respected skippers in New Zealand. The sense you are on a truly special fishing adventure is in the air from the word go. The team is on the pulse of the best fishing in the area every day and any angler of any skill level can get amongst the action and be well looked after by the guides here.

Owen Wills aka Capt Owen is our most experienced skipper and is in charge of the vessel KAOS

KAOS is our newest custom-built Senator, an RH770.

It’s a beast! KAOS is fully pimped out with the very latest in SIMRAD marine electronics, Honda BF 250 Engine, and the very best rods and reels from Jigstar, Maxel and Daiwa.
Standard day departure out of Whitianga, fishing four people chasing kingfish and anything else that shows up that pulls string!

Liam with first Epic Kingfish

Liam is a Whitianga local that has been fishing the waters around the Mercs’ all his life.  Liam will be providing both inshore charters focusing on inshore fishing and targeting Snapper and surface work-ups,  and of course our famous epic kingfish charters too!

Double hookups on Koroking in Whitianga with epic fishing charters
Double hookups on Koroking in Whitianga with epic fishing charters

Koroking is custom-built Senator 690. Powered by a Honda BF 250.

Koroking is specialising in providing Inshore snapper, kahawai, and trevally experiences.

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Getting there

Barrier Air run flights from the Auckland Domestic terminal direct to Whitianga. A great option to get there fast and in comfort.
There are also options for flights from Aucklands Ardmore Airport with Air Auckland.