Name: Loredo Charters
Business owners: Keith and Carolyn Donald
Business description: We are a fishing charter business for groups of eight people. We operate out of Bluff and Stewart Island catching local seafood from a Sea Master 9.15m vessel with rods and fishing gear available. Our business offers fishing and sightseeing experiences, including full-day fishing trips from Bluff and half-day fishing trips, as well as sightseeing tours from Stewart Island. All trips are weather dependant.
Date business started: March 2016
Why Southland? I’m a born-and-bred Southlander. Fishing is popular here and we wanted to provide Southlanders and visitors with a great fishing experience. I have been fishing for 35 years and now my hobby has become a business.
Why now? I have thought about it for some time. We realised there were no fishing trips available for smaller groups so decided to offer that kind of fishing experience, and the feedback has been really good.