Hosts / Boats

First class sport fishing location, modern boats, top of the line tackle, quality service and results this is what Offshore Adventures is all about. Tony and Bea have travelled and fished the world over for nine years to finally decide that Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand is the location they would like to fish on an annual basis and feel confident this diverse fishery would produce exceptional offshore adventures to their friends and guests.

The goal is to sit down with you find out what you want to catch and how you want to catch it, whether it be a Kingfish on a stickbait to a Marlin on a Spin rod or even Snapper on a fly, we can then customize your adventure to suit your budget and goals.

Tony Orton

Life is challenging when you have a dream, a purpose and a mission. For Tony life is all about this, to catch more fish, to explore new grounds, develop new fishing techniques and to provide his guests and friends with a fishing experience of a lifetime. Tony’s passion for sport fishing and the ocean has seen him own and operate his own successful fishing charter boat in the Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand and then to go on and run privately owned state of art sport fishing boats from Central America to Portugal and Spain before moving back to his home town of Mangawhai Heads. Tony still guides private groups to places like Oman, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica during the year for an ultimate international Offshore Adventure.

Tony has fished the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Asia, Central America, the Atlantic, Oman and Mediterranean Seas. Being a fully certified Captain and marine engineer and a life time of experience on the ocean Tony will ensure your safety and comfort is looked after and being rounded in all aspects of sport fishing Tony is equally passionate about chasing Snappers inshore to Marlin and Tuna offshore. Tony surrounds himself with quality people, purpose built boats and top of the line tackle and equipment to ensure the best possible results.

Bea Bagnall

With hundreds of billfish captures to her name, amazing seafood Chef, passionate fisherwoman, tens of thousands of sea miles under her belt, Bea is the “perfect all rounder”, apart from putting up with and living with an obsessed fisherman, Bea is equally at home in the cockpit rigging baits, hooking fish and leadering Marlin to offering a quality 5 star service on the interior with fresh seafood cuisine, snacks and drinks.

Bea is a very experienced angler competing in numerous international billfish tournaments worldwide and a list of inshore species including trophy Snapper, Roosterfish and Kingfish that most people could only dream of. Bea’s passions are cooking, fishing and paddle boarding. Always a great day on the water when Bea is onboard with her fun attitude, lucky touch to the amazing freshly cooked meals and snacks she prepares.

Boat and Equipment

Extreme 8.5m full walk around Hardtop

 

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Location: Mangawhai Heads and other locations in Northland depending on fish movements and tournaments
Length: 28ft / 8.5m
Power: Twin 200hp Honda outboards for speed and safety
Cruise speed: 25 knots
Fishes up to 5 anglers comfortably.
Tackle: We use only the highest quality Shimano stand up tackle including Shimano Ocea Rods, Stella, Talica, Calcutta, Sustain and  Trinidad reels from 6-37kg, Siren, Fisherman and Orion handmade custom topwater lures, G-Force game lures and quality saltwater fly gear.
Layout: Livewell, tuna tubes, enclosed cabin with private toilet, full walk around and casting platform forward makes this the ultimate light tackle, game fishing, topwater and saltwater fly fishing machine.
Full inventory of safety and first aid equipment to ensure your safety and comfort.