Captain
Brett Keller

Member since December 2014

Tauranga, New Zealand

Background
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.

Hey, I'm Captain Brett Keller

Tauranga, New Zealand
Background
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.

My Charter Listings

 
Tauranga
trips from
US$ 42

Fishing Reports

A Week of Ups and Downs

October 19, 2017

An interesting week. We tried around Motiti midweek and did well, with mainly tarakihi. Friday night/Saturday we overnighted at Mayor, had steady fishing and a good variety of species, including snapper, tarakihi, maomao, and trevally. It was a windy… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.12 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A great day out. Would be happy to go again! Cheers

Fished January 2018

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Loads of Grandaddy fish, and Taraki’s.  The day overall was hard as currents kept moving us of the spots, but the skipper kept getting us on the spots.  Thanks to Brett and his team for their patients and many untangles.  What a fab day spend with my young one.

Fished January 2018

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Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thanks Jacques. Nice to get positive comments after a hard day’s fishing. Much appreciated.

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Booked a king fish hunting experience and got a trip to fich for terakihi instead.
Very disappointed that we got put onto this trip instead of what we booked.

Brendon Atkins does not recommend Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Fished January 2018

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Captain Brett and his crew are awesome with their services, just unfortunate the fish weren’t   Hungary that particular day.

Fished January 2018

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

this trip is for everyone. the captain and deckie were extra helpful with advice and they were at every tangle. there was lots of laughter and we all caught fish. make sure you have decent gear which the skipper can supply. sunscreen,food and fluid very important. cant wait for the next time.
thanks guys.

Fished January 2018

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

10 hours on water and no fish of takeable size
Skipper made excuses He said he had not experienced current like that on the day
Kept moving from one fishing spot to another so lots of travel time between places where few fish were caught

Joanne Macown does not recommend Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Fished December 2017

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Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 1, 2018

Excuses? Reasons.
It’s the Pacific Ocean, not a fish pond.

Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 22, 2017
Paul Anderson does not recommend Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Was an awesome day out in the sun on the ocean with a bunch of mates

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Skipper knows his stuff and where to catch fish. Productive day. Went about 90 min off shore. Work 3-4 spots. Working boat so don’t expect new and gleaming. Thanks for good day out.

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 23, 2017

Comfortable boat. Both the Skipper and his helper were friendly & obliging.  If I had any suggestions, they would be to update the reels on the hire rods as they are a bit old and stick Alot. Will Definately take my own rods, reels and bait next time. Paid $20 for 2 baits but probably only used 500gms. If the boat is going out to Mayor island, prepare for atleast 4 hours of travel time. Used squid as bait and caught medium sized tarakihi and maomao.. A few of the guys on the trip were regulars and very helpful. Had the best weather for a great day of fishing! Recommend this trip as a good day out!! Will definately go again!  Will not be buying mcds for the next few days… #fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thanks Brett.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Was booked for my father and his friend. They really enjoyed their day out and caught plenty of fish. Wiuld also like to add that this was very well priced. Would recommend and book again.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Was more than happy with the days experience. Caught many fish.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Friendly crew, caught many fish. 1st time bottom fishing in Tauranga, amazing experience. would come again

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

It’s was a great experience overall

Fished May 2017

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Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thanks. For people who had never been on a fishing trip before, and with far from perfect conditions, they were excellent.  After an hour or so of assistance, they were more competent than plenty of far more experienced fishers.

Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

We have been on a few boats and this was by far the better exerience - we have caught lots of fish before but we have never found a captain and deckhand who have been so helpful; it made our fishing experience so much better.  Sorry, we were too busy fishing to take photos

Fished April 2017

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Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Good trip but longer stays at each fishing spot instead of 2 minute stops.
Otherwise a great day out.

Fished February 2017

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Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 16, 2017

After 16 years of this, I know if the fish aren’t coming up after 10min.[not 2] they’re not going to.
Some species do, Tarakihi, in particular, don’t.
I don’t steam around looking for fish because I like burning up fuel.

Went fishing on Friday, February 3, 2017

Would highly recommend this trip, captain and crew very knowledgeable and helpful , took us right to where the fish where what a good catch we got.
We will certainly book another trip with you guys , approx 14 to 15 people on this trip and i would honestly say this was enough to enjoy . Thank you very much again
Irene and Dougie :-)

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Great days fishining came home with a chili bin full of fish, Brett worked hard to keep us on the fish all day. My 14yr old son had a great day and is looking forward to next trip.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 5, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, January 13, 2017

Great day great crew

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, January 6, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Thanks Judy see you again sometime

Went fishing on Sunday, December 20, 2015

when we rang a booked we were told it was a deep bottom fish approx. around a 10 hour trip
this was a Birthday present for a 70th and my son chaperon his grandfather.
I have since been told this is not the first time this boat has been overloaded to its capacity in the name of making a dollar .
I suggest you find another occupation as you have lost the passion as to why you probably started this venture in the first place .
The worse days fishing is better that the best day working .!!
but this was not made pleasurable by any means ,had you of provided what you stated and been able to head out to one of your better spots with less bodies on board you might have been able to produce some fish .
Also is my concern to your Safety briefing on the boat ? if something happens read the sign !!
My Grandfather whom cant swim had no idea where the life jackets were ? I took a look and an arrow indicated they were under eveybody’s gear !
A lot of good that is if the inevitable was to happen eh.
Yep cant say I would recommend you Charter in the future .

Barry Grouby does not recommend Tauranga Marine Charters - Manutere

Fished December 2015

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Brett Keller (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hello Barry
We are licenced for 29 people. We booked up to 20 on a public day when it is busy -between a couple of weeks before Christmas and about 5 January. The day you went out there were 17 people on board.
To catch fish you need to at least put a line in the water.
Our safety record is 100% we have never had an incident or lost anyone overboard. If the inevitable did happen, I assure you the lifejackets are accessible within seconds.
taurangamarinecharters.co.nz