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,
- $15.00 - 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
    Private Hapuku Charter - Weekends
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 1 Apr (Sat, Sun)
    $1,002
    up to 25 persons
    Hire the boat exclusively for a group of up to 10 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
    Private Bottom Charter - Weekends
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $936
    up to 25 persons
    This is a great way to spend your weekend. 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.
  • Private trip
    Private Hapuku Charter - Weekdays
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 1 Apr (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $936
    up to 25 persons
    Hire the boat exclusively for a group of up to 10 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 - Weekdays
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $869
    up to 25 persons
    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)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $61
    per person
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $41
    per person
    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
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69 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

Bluenose Warehou
Gurnard
John Dory
Snapper (Pink)

Tarakihi
Trevally (Golden)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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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4.23
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
74%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Lesley H.
Auckland, AUK
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Day trip on the Manutere

VERIFIED   April 21, 2019
We, a group of 10 had a very enjoyable trip, caught some fish, (had to throw a lot back - smalll snapper) beautiful day on...
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Eru B.
Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty
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Fishing with Brett

VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
Our captain for the day Ben did an excellent job.  We did 3 drops with the first two fishing reasonably well.  The...
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Mel N.
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Good job Brett!!

VERIFIED   February 4, 2019
So pleased.  Older boat but great captain!!  Good fishing even though we had unexpected currents!  Brett took...
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Deena J.
Auckland, Auckland
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Deep Sea fish with captain Brett

VERIFIED   January 20, 2019
I brought this for my husband for his birthday to go fishing with his mate and they absolutely loved it! They had a great day...
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Mike P.
Te Puke, Bay Of Plenty
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Reef fishing on the manutere

VERIFIED   December 31, 2018
best ever had a great time lost 7 sinkers but caught 22 fish. both skipper and deckie were brilliant. cant wait to go again....
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