3110, 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!
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About this listing
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.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since December 2017
Went fishing on April 14, 2018
Tina Leigh recommends Deepstar Charters
Went fishing on March 31, 2018
guys where happy with trip got some good fish.
skipper not happy in job
Fished March 2018Fished March 31, 2018Theresa Knight recommends Deepstar Charters
Went fishing on March 27, 2018
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 2018Fished March 27, 2018Morkel Swart does not recommend Deepstar Charters