Deepstar Charters

Dive Crescent
Tauranga, New Zealand

Deepstar Charters welcomes you aboard to spend the day fishing for delicious reef fish and highly-prized offshore species on a safe, dependable boat with a skilled skipper. Jump aboard at either Tauranga or Mount Maunganui, depending on the trip, and head out in search of Snapper, Tarakihi, Hapuka, and more. You can invite the whole street over for lunch after one of these trips!

The “Deepstar” is a classic Carey Boats commercial fishing vessel, painstakingly-restored in 2016 and equipped with a new pair of Gardner engines to get you out to the fishing grounds in no time. The boat can carry up to 20 anglers in comfort, or 10 on Hapuka trips. She has a full bathroom, showers, and comfortable accommodations for longer trips.

Depending on your charter, you could be fishing the local waters around Motiti Island or heading all the way out to Mayor Island. Local reef trips target Tarakihi, Snapper, John Dory, Trevally, Pink Moamoa, and more. Book in for a 24-hour adventure, and you can catch all these reef fish then head out and land Hapuka, Bluenose, Seabass, and Gemfish!

Bring your own fishing gear along, or rent from the boat for a reasonable fee. Rods, reels, and tackle cost $20 per rod for bottom fishing or $30 for Hapuka gear. Bait can also be arranged for $10-$20, depending on the bait you want.

What Deepsea Charters offers is a great boat with cutting-edge electronics and a full array of safety equipment. They will put you on the fish reliably and securely. So if you want a day of great fun and big hookups, jump aboard and head out to sea, all your favorite fish are waiting!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour - Hapuka (MAX 10)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 1081
    up to 20 persons
    If you're after the biggest, tastiest, and toughest fish out there, this is the charter for you. Head out first thing in the morning to bottom fish for reef species like Tarakihi and Snapper. After that, you will head to top Hapuka fishing grounds like Mayor Island to battle Bluenose, Hapuka, Bass, and Gemfish, which all make for a delicious meal! This trip is for a maximum of 10 people. Rod hire (including all tackle) costs $20 for a bottom fishing rod and $30 for a Hapuka rod. Bait costs $10-20.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour - Weekend Reef (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 1014
    up to 20 persons
    Head out in search of Tarakihi, Snapper, John Dory, Trevally, Pink Moamoa, Porae, and more on this full-day charter. With the whole boat for you and your group, you couldn't ask for a better way to spend the weekend. Rod hire is $20.00 per person including all tackle. Squid or whole bonito cost $10.00 per person.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour - Weekday Reef (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 946
    up to 20 persons
    With the whole boat and the whole day, you can really hit your limits for your favorite reef species. Target Tarakihi, Pink and Golden Snappers, John Dory, Trevally, Pink Moamoa, Porae, and more. Rod and reel hire (including all tackle) is $20 per person. Premium baits like squid or whole bonito are $10 per person.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Reef (Private)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 743
    up to 20 persons
    Book out the whole boat for an evening reef fishing trip targeting Snapper and other reef species. Rod and bait combo is $20 per person, or you can bring your own.
  • Shared trip
    9 Hour - Reef (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 60
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Head out to the best reefs around in search of Tarakihi, Snapper, John Dory, Trevally, Pink Moamoa, and more! With the whole day on the water, you're bound to bring in something special. These trips do not include rods, reels, or tackle. There is an additional fee of $20 per person for this. Premium bait such as squid or bonito costs an extra $10 per person.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour - Reef (Shared)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 54
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Spend the morning bottom fishing for fish like Tarakihi and Snapper as well as John Dory, Trevally, Pink Moamoa, more. Rods, reels, tackle and bait costs $20.00 per person extra.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluenose Warehou
Gurnard
Hapuka
John Dory

Pink Moamoa
Snapper (Pink)
Tarakihi
Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Carey Boat (Commercial) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 180HP Gardner 6LXB engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
20 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Garth Lelievre
Tauranga, New Zealand
Member since December 2017
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Skipper Garth Lelievre has been fishing the beautiful waters of the Bay of Plenty for over a quarter of a century. He has developed a vast wealth of knowledge and some impressive skills over his many years at sea, both as a skipper and as an angler. He can take you to the best waters for each species while making sure you fish safely and have a fun time. In short, he is the man to go to for a top fishing trip!
Response time: 17 hours
Response rate: 71%

Customer Reviews

3.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Awesome day out, cool captain, huge haul, great memories!

Fished April 14, 2018
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guys where happy with trip got some good fish.
skipper not happy in job

Fished March 31, 2018
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The weather was fantastic, the skipper on time and knows his boat.
He quickly read the Health & Safety stuff and left us to read the internal rules on-board the boat.
The boat is old and a bit run-down.  The skipper’s cabin was messy but all the equipment in good shape.  As it was only me and my 2 adult sons on-board, we enjoyed the trip.  We are by no means fishermen and just had a Father-and-sons-day.
But the skipper let us down big time!  He has no communication skills and had no interest in our actions.  He didn’t put any effort in to put us at ease or find out how the fishing goes.  He just started the engines and you need to put up doesn’t matter whether you pulling out some decent size fish or not.  Didn’t even said goodbye when we left and for those reasons I will not use him again.

Fished March 27, 2018
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