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 20 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 Tuhua (Mayor Island). Motiti 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:

  • Shared trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing Kids
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $75
    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 Tuhua (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 16. A fishing license is not required.
  • Shared trip
    10 Hour Trip–Bottom Fishing Adults
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $126
    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 Tuhua (Mayor) to Motiti islands and everywhere in between.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Private Mon-Thu
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $944
    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 Tuhua 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 or bring your own. Bring your food and drink for the day and chilly bin/ice for your fish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Private Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $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. You fish from the Mount to Tuhua to Motiti islands and everywhere in between. The crew will take you to wherever it thinks you'll catch the most fish. You can rent the fishing gear from the crew or bring your own. Bring your food and drink for the day and chilly bin/ice for your fish.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Private Hapuku Mon-Thu
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,384
    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 300 metres for Bass, Hapuku, Blue Nose, and more. It's a seasonal trip that can be fun to both experienced and novice fishermen. Bring your own gear (talk to us about tackle) or hire ours. Bring your food and drink for the day and chilly bins with ice for your fish.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Private Hapuku Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,447
    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 300 metres for Bass, Hapuku, Blue Nose, and more. It's a seasonal trip that can be fun for both experienced and novice fishermen. Bring your own gear (talk to the crew about tackle) or hire the crew's. Bring your food and drink for the day and chilly bins with ice for your fish.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour – Private Hapuku Sun-Wed
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,698
    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 300 metres for Bass, Hapuku, Bluenose, and more. Departure is in the evening. Bring your dinner, you'll stop on the way out for evening bottom fishing. The crew supplies breakfast and you bring your food for the next day. Hire the crew's fishing gear or bring your own. Also, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and warm clothes, as well as a chilly bin and ice for your fish.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour – Private Hapuku Thu-Sat
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,761
    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 300 metres for bass, hapuku, blue nose, and more. Departure is in the evening. Bring your dinner, we'll stop on the way out for an evening bottom fish. We supply breakfast and you bring your food for the next day. Hire our fishing gear or bring your own. Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and warm clothes. Chilly bin and ice for your fish.
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About the Captain

Brett Keller
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
137 Customer reviews
Response time 6 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) Pink Snapper

Boat specs

Oliver (Commercial) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 1HP Scania engine.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
up to 20 nautical miles
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Radar

Trip includes

First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 137 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Rob A.
Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A day with Manutere

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing Kids on October 9, 2022
It was a perfect day with manutere. Skipper knows where to go. Definitely will go out with them again.
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Nick G.
Hamilton, New Zealand
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Brett

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip–Bottom Fishing Adults on August 14, 2022
It’s a very good experience!
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Shayne S.
Tauranga, New Zealand
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip–Bottom Fishing Adults on October 22, 2022
Love the day out captain was very good moved around to get everyone a shoot at getting fish would go again
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Tennille L.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Excellent
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip–Bottom Fishing Adults on January 18, 2022
Was a great day out and a wonderful experience. Will definitely do it again.
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Scott W.
Sydney, New South Wales
Very good
4.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip–Bottom Fishing Adults on October 28, 2022
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FAQs about Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere offers the following trips to customers:
  • NZ $60 per person - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing Kids (10 hours)
  • NZ $100 per person - 10 Hour Trip–Bottom Fishing Adults (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Private Mon-Thu (10 hours)
  • NZ $1,600 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Private Weekend (10 hours)
  • NZ $2,200 per group - 12 Hour – Private Hapuku Mon-Thu (12 hours)
  • NZ $2,300 per group - 12 Hour – Private Hapuku Weekend (12 hours)
  • NZ $2,700 per group - 24 Hour – Private Hapuku Sun-Wed (24 hours)
  • NZ $2,800 per group - 24 Hour – Private Hapuku Thu-Sat (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
  • Radar

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

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