Terms & Conditions

By making a booking you confirm that you have read, understood, accepted and agree to be unconditionally bound to these terms and conditions contained herein.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

On the Hunt Charters Limited operate under an approved Marine Transport Operator Plan (MTOP) approved by Maritime New Zealand.
Our skippers are certified and approved by Maritime New Zealand

Our vessel is pending its Pest Free Warrant.

BOOKINGS & PAYMENTS

The prices of our services are in New Zealand Dollars and include 15% GST.
50% deposit may be required when making a booking, this will be confirmed by Owners.
Full payment must be made to the below bank account the day before a Charter.  

Payment can be made via: Bank Transfer, cash at boarding or debit/credit card payment however this will incur a surcharge at boarding.
Once a booking is made, we will unlikely make any changes to the price, however we do reserve the right to alter timetables and pricing at any time.

Credit Cards

There will be onboard facilities with ‘ANZ Fastpay' for Visa and Mastercard credit and international card transaction will incur a 2.5% surcharge. There is no fee for 'EFTPOS' transactions.

Direct Transfer will avoid this fee.

Direct Transfer:

If you are transferring funds directly to our bank please ensure you include your name, booking reference & date to allow us to identify the payment. 

ANZ Bank New Zealand

Account name: On the hunt Charters Limited

Account Number: 06-0323-0530284-02

For international transfers:

SWIFT BIC code: ANZBNZ22‚Äč

Address: 2 Matai Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand.

REFUNDS

Refunds are provided in line with our cancellation policy. 
Refunds are processed back to the original method of payment (bank transfer).  We only refund back to the person (or persons) who made the payment.
If a charter is missed/no show without notice full payment is forfeited

CANCELLATION POLICY

You may cancel your arrangements at any time, any changes or cancellations must be made in writing to:  [email protected]
On the hunt Charters require 10 days notice if you wish to cancel your booking.  In the event that 10 days notice is not given, you will forfeit your deposit. We will endeavor to fill your spot however if this is unsuccessful, a refund will not be provided.
If notice is given with less than 5 days notice, you are liable to pay for the full fare booking
Should there be a ‘no show’ on the day of the charter, we are entitled to charge the remaining fare on your credit card.
If, due to circumstances beyond our control we find it necessary to cancel your trip, we will notify you as soon as possible and will refund your money in full.  
In the event the trip is cancelled at any time by On the hunt Charters, we will not be held liable for any travel costs, meals, accommodation or any other costs the customer may have incurred.

We reserve the right to make any changes to, or cancellation of, your trip, that we deem necessary, at any time up to, and following, departure.

Cancellations by On the hunt Charters may be caused by, but are not limited to;

-Unsuitable/unpredictable weather conditions (at Skippers discretion)-
-Mechanical issues
-Personnel / business issues

WEATHER

All charters are subject to suitable weather conditions (the decision is made at the discretion of the skipper) and we reserve the right to cancel any trip due to bad weather (even at short notice).
Charters are not affected by rain but strong winds and big swells may result in cancellation of a charter
Marine weather forecasts can change during the day and overnight. We will endeavour to keep you updated and inform you via text, phone and/or email if any decision to cancel a charter is made.

SAFETY

All customers will be given a full safety brief at the start of each trip including a life jacket as part of our duty of care
Customers need to highlight if they have a pre-existing medical condition and if need be, discuss any medication that may be required in case of emergency. 
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and become their responsibility whilst on board the boat and are required to wear a life jacket at all times.
We want our customers to have a great time on our vessel, however the skipper has the authority to ban drinking alcohol at any time to enable a safe boating situation to be maintained for all on board. Anyone who turns up to attend a charter inebriated or under the influence of drugs will not be allowed to board.

PRE-DEPARTURE

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time of your trip (at Matiatia Wharf, Waiheke Island), as we will not wait for late customers as it’s not fair for others to be left waiting. Exception to Private Charters

FISHING CHARTERS

On the hunt Charters  is a registered Amateur-Fishing Charter Vessels by Ministry of Primary Industries and comply with all fishing regulations, in particular; minimum sizes, quota and avoidance of waste and harm to non-targeted species

We can’t guarantee the fish will be biting on a particular day but will endeavour to do everything in our power to get you on the fish and cater for all levels of angler experience.
Clients have no right of refund if the charter does not yield captured fish, or reduced time due to safety issues identified by the skipper.

DAMAGE TO FISHING GEAR

On the Hunt Charters take pride in having top quality fishing equipment, hire of equipment, tackle and bait is included in the overall price, However the customer is liable to pay costs, as determined by On the hunt Charters Limited, for any accidental or deliberate damage, or loss of equipment is caused by you or your party.
You are welcome to bring any of your own gear if you choose but please notify us beforehand.

SUSTAINABILITY

On the hunt Charters supports sustainable fishing practices.  Fishing is our life and we want future generations to be able to enjoy it as much as we do.  We encourage all our customers to release what they catch, especially the large breeding stock.  Should you wish to keep a kingfish we have a limit of ONE KINGFISH PER PERSON/DAY.  Ultimately we want to make sure you get a photo of a big kingfish in your arms.
For other species of fish such as snapper please call us to discuss limits. Generally speaking it is 7 snapper/person /day but we do encourage putting the large breeding stock back unharmed.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Photos and/or videos taken by us will be used for social media purposes. If you do not want us to take photos please notify us prior to booking date.
We will happily send you any photos that we have taken on your charter, send a request to [email protected]
We do not have the ability to control what happens with media taken by yours or other passengers on the boat and this will need to settle between passengers.

FOOD AND DRINK

A light snack will be provided on all charters, passengers must arrange their own food and drink. Food can be arranged at an additional cost. Contact us for more detail
Tea, coffee and water will be available for each charter

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Notwithstanding anything else expressed or implied in these Terms and Conditions and except where a statute requires otherwise On the hunt Charters Limited and its contractors shall not be liable whether in contract, tort or otherwise for:

(a) the death of, or any injury to, a person or persons;
(b) damage to property;
(c) any direct, indirect, consequential, financial or economic loss, or damage to property, arising out of any act or omission of Epic Adventures Limited or its contractors.

You must ensure that you and any members of your party are aware of the risks that may arise from your booking.
Activities may include general boating, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, hiking and other sporting and outdoor activities. You and all members of your party must be competent to use sporting equipment required for any such activity and exercise all due care and attention when doing so.
We strongly recommend that all guests have full insurance covering any injury they might suffer, including medical treatment cover, before undertaking any such activity.

 

PEST FREE WARRANT POLICY   
On the hunt Charters has been approved by the ‘Pest Free Warrant’, we will take precautions to avoid transportation of threats to our pristine islands and the whole Hauraki Gulf.
·       We will focus on protecting the Hauraki Gulf against the risk of rats, mice, skinks, ants and foreign soil and plants.
·       You may be subject to bag and equipment inspections and your footwear may need to be cleaned.
·       Please visit https://www.doc.govt.nz/pestfreehaurakigulf for further information on biosecurity in the Hauraki Gulf
·       We treasure the cleanliness and lack of pollution in the Hauraki Gulf and require that all rubbish be disposed in the boats rubbish bins and disposed of in the correct way on shore.

Why you need to check your gear

The Hauraki Gulf is a nationally-significant marine park. Many of the islands of the Gulf are pest free, or partially pest free. This means they are now home to some of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered species – eg tuatara, takahe, shore plover and kiwi. The islands are also recovering naturally as birds reintroduce themselves to these safe havens.  It is important to keep them pest free – and we need your help!

Pest animals and plants can invade our islands by stowing away on or in your footwear,  gear or boat. Rats can squeeze through a 12 mm gap and mice can squeeze through a 7 mm gap. Insects could hide in your bag, and weeds, seeds and soil could cling to your clothing and shoes.

Pests threaten New Zealand's native wildlife.

Rats eat birds, eggs, reptiles and insects.
Mice prey on insects and eat small birds and reptiles.
Argentine ants can reach large numbers and have a big appetite killing our native insects, skinks, geckos and baby birds.
Plague skinks compete with native lizards and other animals for food and habitat and have displaced our native skinks on the mainland.
Soil can carry plant diseases such as kauri dieback.
Weed seeds can become a weed forest and smother native plants

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP BY BEING ALERT FOR THESE THREATS. Please:

Make sure all food is packed and sealed in plastic containers with lid. Ensure cardboard boxes are closed and taped – there must be no opportunity for an unwanted pest to access the container/box in transit.
Ensure all footwear and gear is clean and free of soil.
Thoroughly check any camping or overnight gear for stowaways. Gear that has been stored away is high risk.
Thoroughly check seedlings, potting mix or plant matter to ensure there are no hitch-hikers.
Seal up your gear/food as soon as you have finished packing and leave it closed until you reach your destination.

Without your co-operation your trip may not be able to take place, so if you have any doubts or questions about biosecurity, please ask us.