Pacific Coast Lodge
Pacific Coast Lodge

Fishing Charters

Tauranga Marine Charters

A day fishing trip aboard the MV Manutere is a fantastic way to spend a day on the water, catch some fish, and experience what the ocean has to offer. Whether you’re a single person wanting a day out on the water, a family, or a group of friends, we can cater for you.

We have rods for hire and supply bait so all you need to bring is your food for the day.

We depart the Bridge Marina, pier D34, at 7am and Salisbury Wharf, Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui at 7.30am.  We will return you to the Mount at around 4.30pm and Tauranga around 5pm.

The destination varies depending on which areas are producing the most fish.  The outlying reefs are regular destinations, the Penguins, Astrolabe reef, the Pinnacles and the Okaparus, with the offshore islands of Motiti and Tuhua (Mayor) also being regular fishing areas. For your comfort the MV Manutere is a dry ride with a flush toilet, hot shower and sleeping accommodation. Day trips and 24 hour trips available all year round. If you are looking for a fun day fishing on the water out of Tauranga, contact us today, and we will be happy to help you arrange a trip to suit your needs. We look forward to seeing you on board.

Blue Ocean Charters! 
Put yourself in the picture ... stunning scenery, awesome white sandy beaches, rugged unspoiled coastline ... you are on a safe and comfortable charter vessel, the wind in your hair, the smell of salt air and a fish tugging at your line ... you are in paradise! 

Enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and excitement of the ocean whether it be whilst group fishing, diving, kayaking, swimming or exploring the amazing offshore islands..........catch a big snapper at Motiti, fish the deepwater knolls around Mayor Island for hapuka, bass, bluenose, and kingfish, troll in the clear waters around the Aldermans for that elusive marlin, dive for crayfish or scallops, the choice is yours........ 

Our Skippers are experienced boaties and enjoy catching fish and diving in this area. Come and take advantage of their extensive knowledge.


Deepstar Charters
Deepstar Charters offers a range of daily reef fishing trips to suit a range of people no matter your experience and size of group. All of our trips depart from either Tauranga or Mount Maunganui. Daily reef fishing consists of bottom fishing for main species of fish such as Tarakihi and Snapper as well as a variety of John Dory, Trevally, Pink Moamoa, Porae and Golden Snapper.

The prices are as follows:

  • $80.00 Adult
  • $70.00 Senior Citizen
  • $60.00 Child (15 years and under)
  • Rod Hire: $20.00 (includes all tackle) per rod
  • Bait: Tuatua $15.00 (if available) - Baby Squid or Whole Bonito $10.00 per person

Full day private trips

 Deepstar Charters also run full day private fishing trips for groups of up to 20 people. These operate during the same times as the public trips (Tauranga 7am-5pm and Mount Maunganui 7.30am-4.30pm). The prices are:

  • $1200.00 Sat - Sun
  • $1100.00 Mon - Fri
  • Max 18 - 20 people.
  • Rod Hire: $20.00 (includes all tackle) per rod
  • Bait: Tuatua $15.00 (if available) - Baby Squid or Whole Bonito $10.00 per person

**Prices may change to season

Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers is happy to help you book any of the above fishing trips in The Bay of Plenty - please click here to contact us for more information.


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