Was awesome afternoon Father caught his first snapper at age 67 .on the fish that day Matt cheers Dude
May 30, 2018
Awesome!!! Was able to look after us very well especially Dad who loved his night out on the water. Found us plenty for a feed will definately be back!!
October 21, 2017
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!
October 21, 2017
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....
December 22, 2020
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
March 22, 2019
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 !
October 10, 2019
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October 29, 2022Al Hackett
December 28, 2020
Matt is a very relaxed operator, but don't be fooled. Behind the jovial man lies a wealth of fishing knowledge, not just of local Wellington waters. You will receive excellent care and dedication from a passionate skipper who loves to share his enjoyment of fishing with everyone, wether you are an absolute newbie to a seasoned veteran, your time will be structured around making fishing memories. Black Pearl Charters Wellington are one of the best I've had the pleasure of engaging for a fishing fix. I'm not new to fishing and I couldn't fault Matt's operation and cant recommend him enough. Cheers Matt, we will be back for sure.
July 15, 2019
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.
October 24, 2017
Took some mates from overseas on an evening charter. Matt, the skipper, as well as being a great host, sure knows his stomping ground, as we came away with a good haul of snapper, which was what we were after.
February 24, 2018Kevin Anderson
March 17, 2019
Hands down best charter in Wellington. Top quality gear & a skipper full of knowledge. highly recommended. 🐟
December 7, 2017
Awesome day trip out, first time out but will definitely go again, Matt looked after us all very well
October 27, 2017
- Nigel Boggs
December 22, 2019
Another awesome evening out with Matt. As usual he was a great host, the gear is in top condition, boat is fast so gets you in the water quick as and he knows his stuff. fish weren't on the chew hard out but still came away with mixed bag of kahawai, snapper, trevelly, and a good gurnard so can't complain at that! All in all a awesome evening out on the pearl to finish the week off!
November 23, 2018
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
December 30, 2019