- North Island
- Bay of Islands
- Great Barrier Island
- Waiheke Island
- Coromandel Peninsula
- Hawkes Bay
Tahiti and her islands are a rich fishing ground, and outside the coral reefs, the waters teem with game fish including marlin, tuna, bonito and mahi mahi. Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora and the Marquesas offer good facilities to charter boats for deep-sea fishing.
Game Fishing is excellent just outside the reef on the main island of Tahiti. There are a number of game fishing charters based at Papeete, most with 4-6 lines. Experienced crew offer lessons for beginners and local knowledge of the best spots for serious game-fishing enthusiasts.
Best months to target gamefish in Tahiti:
Marlin: All months - best = Nov-Feb
Yellow Fin Tuna: All months - best = May-Sep
Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi): All months