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With over 30 years in the Wellington region.

The New Black Pearl

The BRAND NEW Black Pearl is a custom built 10m Osprey powered by twin 225 Yamaha outboards supporting the latest release in outboard technology, Yamahas “HELM MASTER” system.

Fully kitted out with the latest Raymarine electronics, with Matts 30 years of fishing in the Wellington area and ongoing experience in the charter industry no detail has been overlooked.

In full restricted coastal Maritime survey she truly is a go anywhere boat and the newest most modern charter boat in the Wellington area.

Reliable & fast, cruising at 30 knots she gets you to the fishing spots quickly and safely, meaning more time for fishing and less time traveling!

Directions: Launching Locations

On the majority of trips we leave from Mana Cruising Club or occasionally Seaview Marina depending on the weather and fishing expectations, I will confirm this with you the night before.

Mana Cruising Club 5 Pascoe Avenue, Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand.

When heading north on SH1 after going over the inlet bridge take a left at the second set of traffic lights at the marina motel. Head over the train tracks and take a left between the rugby fields. You can park next to the club rooms in the members area, I will be to the right by the launching ramp.

Seaview Marina 100 Port Road, Seaview, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand.

Park on Port Road closest to the corner of Marine Drive (Eastbourne end) Walk through the track by the toilets and across the car park. I will be in front of you at the launching ramp.

Skipper: Matt Dobson

I grew up fishing in Wellington chasing anything with fins. In the past I have run fishing charters in the Bay of Islands NZ, catching everything from Snapper to Marlin. I have been a top Trout guide in Queenstown. After fishing the Wellington area for over 20 years I established Black Pearl Charters in 2013 and I am enjoying every minute of it.

My philosophy on guiding is to get you guys out there fishing and having fun. So I have built up a fishing charter that I would want to fish with if i were to go on a charter myself – fast, clean, safe but most all, fun!

Whether this is your first time, or you have fished the whole world, you won’t be disappointed by my knowledge of the area and the fishing we have on offer. My friendly relaxed attitude will be sure to make for an enjoyable day on the water.

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  • positive review  Fantastic day out on the Black Pearl with a group of great mates. The skipper Matt runs a well oiled operation with great local knowledge of several fishing spots with pretty much most target species getting dragged up ... our day out was finished perfectly with the “ catch and release “ of an absolute monster snapper which will be talked about for years to come! Definitely going again !

    Tony Tasker Avatar Tony Tasker
    October 10, 2019

    positive review  We had a great time fishing with Black Pearl Charters on Saturday, a couple of nice kings returned to the sea for next time, Matt is a great skipper and has an awesome boat, plenty of space and a comfortable ride, We will definitely be back, I would recommend this operator if you are looking for a great day on the water. Cheers Matt Gazz

    Garry Howes Avatar Garry Howes
    June 29, 2020

    positive review  awesome day out on the black pearl even know the fishing was hard due to a super full moon still went home with a good feed and had heaps of fun thanks Matt highly recommend cheers

    Scott Hurley Avatar Scott Hurley
    March 22, 2019
  • Had a great afternoon out! Caught a heap of fish and couldn't have asked for anymore. Matt was awesome, I highly recommend this charter and will defentially be booking again!

    Jake Mcintosh Avatar Jake Mcintosh
    January 15, 2018

    positive review  Great evening charter with Matt. He made less than perfect conditions look easy. very knowledgeable skipper .

    Anne Simpson Avatar Anne Simpson
    December 9, 2018

    positive review  Recommend Black Pearl Charters to anyone! Enjoyed yesterday even in the southerly cold and rain it was a lot of fun! No wind and calm sea. Thanks to Matt for the afternoon! Will be back!

    Ro Brown Avatar Ro Brown
    June 24, 2019
  • positive review  great time with great mates

    Doug Slade Avatar Doug Slade
    December 12, 2018

    positive review  Our team had a great afternoon on Black Pearl. It was a beautiful day and they enjoyed the fishing.

    Fiona Palmer Avatar Fiona Palmer
    December 15, 2019

    Awesome morning out on the black pearl this morning. Snapper for the boys, kingi for the queen few kahawai in amongst it too! Great hospitality from Matt! Real down to earth and realistic. Highly recommend to anyone looking to do a fishing charter.

    Amanda MacDonald Avatar Amanda MacDonald
    February 15, 2018
  • Awesome trip out... caught about a hundred snapper kept 30!!!! Great day out with Matt... highly recommend

    Natasha Keith Avatar Natasha Keith
    January 22, 2018

    positive review  Great afternoon out on the boat, even though the fish avoided my hook- the others had more luck. Matt was absolutely brilliant with our 7 year old grandson answering his questions with great patience. We will definitely be back. Thank you

    Amanda Meldon Avatar Amanda Meldon
    December 30, 2019

    Did an awesome evening run with the boys last night and it was absolutely amazing and beautiful. Best charter any of us had been to in Wellington hands down! No over crowding, perfect size and space for 5 to comfortably fish and not just fishing in one single spot! We all went home with a decent amount of fish, was a good selection of Kahawai, Terakihi, Gurnard and Snapper. (There were a few sharks we had to get off the lines but it was great entertainment!) Matt is awesome and friendly, offered us a cuppa / drinks & snacks which we definitely weren't used to on other charters. We are all still buzzing from the trip and planning more to come. Definitely give Matt a call and plan your next charter with him, great value for money and a bloody good bloke!

    Chantelle Deans Avatar Chantelle Deans
    October 21, 2017
  • Hands down best charter in Wellington. Top quality gear & a skipper full of knowledge. highly recommended. 🐟

    Lisa Noble Avatar Lisa Noble
    December 7, 2017

    positive review  Awesome good fishing Matt will look after ya

    Carl Coley Avatar Carl Coley
    October 30, 2018

    positive review  great service , awesome host ,

    Raymond Green Avatar Raymond Green
    January 27, 2020
  • Over the last few years have been out with Matt at least 10 times. Had some incredible days and even the hard days fishing by Matt's standards outshine some of the other charters I've been on.

    Jason Benham Avatar Jason Benham
    October 24, 2017

    Fantastic charter and fantastic captain. #options

    Steve Bird Avatar Steve Bird
    December 7, 2017

    Been a couple of times - each time Matt went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Top notch gear, local knowledge, comfortable boat and gets you onto the fish super quick thanks to twin grunty outboards. Worth every penny.

    Aengus Jankowsky Avatar Aengus Jankowsky
    October 24, 2017
  • positive review  We had an amazing trip out with Black Pearl! The captain was awesome and the fishing was so much fun with plenty of snapper fillets to take home. Totally recommend and we’ll be back for more. Worth every cent!

    Sarah Sally Schiess Moncheur Avatar Sarah Sally Schiess Moncheur
    April 9, 2021

    positive review  Amazing charter. Matt is a great fisherman and host. Fully recommend

    Rory Lenihan-Ikin Avatar Rory Lenihan-Ikin
    April 29, 2021

    positive review  Best charter in Wellington

    Keith Storey Avatar Keith Storey
    December 3, 2019
  • positive review  Very comfortable and great new boat. Matt is a great skipper and landed us right on the fish. Great evening out.

    Eric Rawlings Avatar Eric Rawlings
    December 18, 2019

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    Katlego Lerato Makhesa Avatar Katlego Lerato Makhesa
    October 29, 2022

    Awesome day trip out, first time out but will definitely go again, Matt looked after us all very well

    Cameron Leigh Tongue Avatar Cameron Leigh Tongue
    October 27, 2017
  • positive review  Matty is best skipper and good fun good times and almost guaranteed catching fish and very reasonable prices A+++

    Chris Nichols Avatar Chris Nichols
    April 3, 2019

    Fantastic day today. Thanks heaps Matt what an awesome charter. You were so welcoming and we all had a great time.

    Gaylene Boggs Avatar Gaylene Boggs
    March 30, 2018

    positive review  Another fantastic day out on the water with Matt and The Black Pearl. He certainly knows where to find the fish. Would certainly recommend this Charter to anyone. We've had several trips with Matt now and he never disappoints. Bring on the next one!

    Tracy McAra Avatar Tracy McAra
    July 3, 2022
  • positive review  We had another awesome trip with Matt Dobson, he is friendly and has a very clean and tidy vessel, its a beast of a boat really. The fishing was a day of surprises starting with the weather followed by a mixed bag with Snapper, Gurnard, Trevally, Tarakihi, Kahawai all coming aboard... Cheers Matt boys were stoked....

    Patrick Barrett Avatar Patrick Barrett
    December 22, 2020

    negative review  I am ashamed to say i wasted money with these cowboys Fool on me for trusting these Crooks

    Jamie Doyle Avatar Jamie Doyle
    January 30, 2021

    Great day out fishing, Matt was easy going and sorted everything for us, thanks

    James Eades Avatar James Eades
    January 4, 2018
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