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Skipper Dan



Skipper Dan is a keen fisherman ready to help you!

I have been fishing the Hauraki gulf for over 20 years, specialising in lure fishing for Snapper and catching kingfish in a variety of ways. I love being on the water and showcasing what the Hauraki has to offer. Every time you step onboard Phoenix charters you will have a skipper dedicated to help try catch you the fish of your dreams. 

Skipper Connor



Skipper Connor is looking forward to sharing his passion with you!

I’ve been fishing my whole life. Started with my old man as a young fulla 20 years ago off wharves and the home made dinghy he put together in the basement. It’s since grown into a passion that takes up most of my free time. I’ve fished all over the north island targeting a variety of species both inshore and offshore, though kingfish would have to be at the top of my list. The hauraki gulf has been my back yard from the start and offers endless angling opportunities to those willing to put the time in. Knowing where, when and how to catch big fish consistently, is something I’m looking forward to sharing with our customers.




I come from a family of keen fishermen and women!

I’ve been fishing with my family for years, mostly trout fishing down in Rotorua.
There is nothing more relaxing then being out on the water on a nice day and chilling out with a rod in hand.
I have fished in many countries around the world including Namibia and Rarotonga.  
We look forward to welcoming you onboard Beast!




I’m passionate about boats and being on the water.

While I’ve not grown up with fishing, I’ve been invovled in ferries and working on and around the water since leaving school.

When I’m not helping you with your bookings I am spending time with our dogs Lance and Roxy.

We look forward to welcoming you onboard Beast!


Marine Manager


Living life on Tangaroa.

I’ve grown up around boats, doing charters with dad; I’ve got salt running through my veins. Currently working as a dual ticket master on the ferries, and the odd contract gig driving various charter boats.

Throughout the years I’ve gained various qualifications including my MEC5 (Engineering) as well as hands on experience in vessel/marine operations, compliance and safety systems.

My main focus is to provide support to the skippers, as well as ensure the equipment and systems onboard are ship shape to ensure you have a great day out