Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere offers fishing trips in the scenic Bay of Plenty. Experienced crew, solid catch, and a comfortable boat is what you’re getting when you come along. If you’ve been wanting to try getting Snapper, Trevally, John Dory, and other reef inhabiting fish, book your spot!

Tauranga Marine Charters is the brainchild of Captain Brett Keller. A seasoned angler himself, Captain Brett has been fishing for over three decades. His vast experience will be of hand when taking on these feisty and tasty fish.

You will be fishing aboard Manutere, a 44’ custom made boat that can accommodate large groups. Up to 25 anglers can book a day trip, and parties of up to 10 can book some of the longer outings. The boat is rigged with navigational electronics, has a multimedia system, a toilet, and stores life jackets. You will also have at your disposal a first mate.

In terms of the fishing gear—bring your own, or rent it onboard. These are the prices based on the style and technique:
- $25.00 - Bottom Fishing Rod,
- $15.00 - Bait,
- $25.00 - Hapuka Fishing Rod,
- $25.00 - per Trace + $15.00 - Bait.

When packing for the trip, you will want to bring sunblock, a cap, sunnies, comfortable clothes, and footwear. You won’t need a fishing license.

So, what about styles and fishing grounds? The deep dwellers are mostly around the beautiful Mayor Island (Tuhua). The Moiti island boasts a fine array of shallower waters and is superb for fishing the table fare species.

Choose the package you like, and join Capt. Brett!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Private Hapuku Trip (8 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $1,437
    Hire the boat exclusively for a group of up to 8 people. These trips go out to Tuhua island and you'll be fishing in around 200 metres for Bass, Hapuku, Blue Nose, and more. It's a seasonal trip that can be fun to both experienced and novice anglers. You don't need a fishing license, but you need to take care of the fishing gear. Have a look at the prices provided to see whether you want to rent from the crew. Dress comfortably, and bring a camera along.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Private Hapuku Trip (8 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 1
    $1,222
    Hire the boat exclusively for a group of up to 8 people. These trips go out to Tuhua island and you'll be fishing in around 200 metres for Bass, Hapuku, Blue Nose, and more. It's a seasonal trip that can be fun to both experienced and novice fishermen. You don't need a fishing license, but you need to take care of the fishing gear. Have a look at the prices provided to see whether you want to rent from the crew. Dress comfortably, and bring a camera along.
  • Private trip
    Private Bottom Charter (20 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,006
    This is a great way to catch up with your friends and family. Hire the boat exclusively for your group. Up to 20 people. Bottom fishing in up to 80 metres deep for Tarakihi, Snapper, and more. We fish from the Mount to Mayor to Motiti islands and everywhere in between. We'll take you to wherever we think you'll catch the most fish. You can rent the fishing gear from the crew. Pack sunnies, bring eskies, and put on comfortable clothes. You don't need a fishing license.
  • Shared trip
    Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $129
    If you are on your own or with a small group, this is the trip for you. All gear can be supplied, bring your lunch and we'll do the rest. Ten hours is enough time to go fishing for numerous species that live here. You'll go bottom fishing in up to 80 metres deep for Tarakihi, Snapper, and more. We will fish from the Mount to Mayor to Motiti islands and everywhere in between.
  • Shared trip
    Bottom Fishing - Kids (Under 15)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $86
    If you are on your own or with a small group, this is the trip for you. All gear can be supplied, bring your lunch and we'll do the rest. You'll go bottom fishing in up to 80 metres deep for Tarakihi, Snapper, and more. We will fish from the Mount to Mayor to Motiti islands and everywhere in between. We'll take you to wherever we think you'll catch the most fish. This price is for kids under 15. The fishing license is supplied.
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About the Captain

Brett Keller
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
124 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since December 2014
Brett Keller is the owner of the Tauranga Marine Charters. He and his vessel Manutere are the right choice for some fine angling around the local fisheries. With decades of fishing experience, Capt. Brett is proud of putting his passengers onto the fish - consistently. His professionalism and expertise of his crew enjoy the trust of numerous repeat customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluenose Warehou Bluenose Warehou
Gurnard Gurnard
John Dory John Dory
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Tarakihi Tarakihi
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Length
44 ft
Capacity
25 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Adrienne U.
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
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VERIFIED   Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared) on January 10, 2021
Myself and partner had a day on boat rods and bait included.  Good value for money, great staff Ben and Paul were awesome...
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Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
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Full day bottom fishing with skipper Brett

VERIFIED   Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared) on June 7, 2020
What an awesome day abroad tauranga fishing charters the Manutere with skipper Brett and his helpful deckie Paul. Thanks Brett...
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10 hr trip with Capt. Brett

VERIFIED   Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared) on December 4, 2020
Great day, Brett is very active as capt. and is constantly on the hunt looking for the fish. I was impressed that he would...
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10 hr sat 3rd april

VERIFIED   NEW  Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared) on April 3, 2021
Had a slow start but picked up a bit later awesome day!
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Shared charter fishing for a whole day

VERIFIED   Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared) on October 1, 2020
Its great deep sea fishing, guys usually get up to 20 sizeable fishes to take home. One mister caught octopuss, one baracuda,...
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FAQs about Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $60 per person - Bottom Fishing - Kids (Under 15) (10 hours)
  • NZ $90 per person - Bottom Fishing - Adults (Shared) (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,400 per group - Private Bottom Charter (20 MAX) (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,700 per group - 12 Hour Private Hapuku Trip (8 MAX) (12 hours)
  • NZ $2,000 per group - 24 Hour Private Hapuku Trip (8 MAX) (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Multimedia System

Trips booked with Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere include:
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (up to 20 nautical miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere include:
  • Bluenose Warehou
  • Gurnard
  • John Dory
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Tarakihi
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack