The vision of farming in open ocean waters has long been with us, but the reality is now here. 
This voyage prompts such questions as  'What is your vision?
What things capture your imagination?
How long can it take for visions to become reality?
Out in the ocean off Opotiki you can visit two  unique ventures currently underway. A Community Reef to help feed locals and an Open Ocean Mussel aquaculture farm to help feed the world.

Both ventures are founded in sustainable Maori tikanga ethics.  Both are perhaps unique in the world.

If you have your own boat then you can explore these two ventures yourself leaving from Opotiki Wharf boat ramp.

Our facebook page (search 'community reef') gives locations of reef spots.  You can anchor close by and catch your dinner. 
10km out on the mussel farm you are free to tie up to any of the farm buoys and catch your dream fish.
If you are staying at The Wharf Hub then we have fish filleting, and fish fridge facilities available.


​With legendary East Cape, White Island and Motohora Islands as backdrops, an exciting voyage on the sea is assured.


Opotiki Fishing Charters skipper Mike Ruru 0272686190 is able to take out 4. For larger groups charter boats operating out of Ohiwa and Whakatane are available.