Fishing & Diving

Whether you're a fishing novice or an extreme angler, an adventure aboard the Galileo is a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.

Fishing and Diving Experiences

Unrivalled Adventure and Experiences

The crew, with 40+ years combined experience in the industry, will ensure that that you don't just come home with a feed, but experiences you'll never forget. The Galileo can cater for 48 passengers, with accommodation, toilets and showers for 12. We have a coastal survey and are available anywhere in New Zealand.

An Unforgettable Fishing Experience

The Galileo is geared up with all the latest equipment and electronics for locating fish. The crew know all the best places to fish throughout the Marlborough Sounds, D'Urville Island, Nelson, Tasman Bay, the Abel Tasman National Park, Fiordland, and Stewart Island, and can provide food and drinks throughout the day. We can also organise accommodation for passengers wishing to stay overnight at any of the remote destinations we visit. We supply all fishing gear and can provide onboard catch and cook services targeting local fish species such as blue cod, snapper, groper, tarakihi, kingfish, and more.

Dive into Nelson's Natural Beauty

There are plenty of opportunities for a keen diver around the Nelson region, and we only dive in the best spots for diving for paua, scallops, oysters, kingfish, and crayfish in Tasman Bay, D'Urville Island, the Abel Tasman, Glenduan Marine Reserve, and the outer Marlborough Sounds. Galileo Charters can accommodate for 10 drivers and 20 bottles per trip, and our boat features a large fishing and diving platform. Go diving for crayfish, paua, scallops or spear fish around some incredible local areas including the Marlborough Sounds and D'Urville Island. Or simply enjoy the scenery with picturesque dives in two established marine reserves, the Glenduan and Tonga Island. All diving gear can be organised for those who require it. We offer both free-diving and scuba-diving, however, you will require a certificate for scuba-diving.

Incredile fishing and diving experiences onboard the Galileo

A Handfull of Our Satisfied Customers

A large snapper caught onboard the Galileo
Crayfish caugth while diving from the Galileo
Crayfish are a specialty of the experienced Galileo crew
John dory cught by a fisherman on the Galileo
A giant bluefin tuna caught from the Galileo
Galileo Charters provide fishing and diving tours and charters throughout New Zealand