About Us

Plan your next fishing charter aboard the MV Manutere out of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ.

About Us

The Manutere has been taking out fishing trips out of Tauranga for the past 40 years. A purpose built charter fishing vessel with plenty of walk around fishing space, perfect for individuals or groups.

Brett Keller the owner/operator takes great pride in putting his passengers onto the fish - consistently. This is reflected by our regular customer base. The fact is, we try harder.

Whether its snapper fishing, tarakihi fishing, hapuka fishing or kingfish jigging, we can help put you on the fish. We take pride in our fishing trips and always aim to make your fishing trip and day on the water, as enjoyable as possible.

Tauranga Marine Charters and the Manutere have the fishing trip for you.



How to Find Us

Tauranga: Bridge Marina

Bridge Marina is located on the Mount side of the harbor bridge. When coming over the harbor bridge from Tauranga, take the first turn on the left. Free all day parking is available. The Manutere is berthed in D34.

If you require accommodation nearby please ask us, we can recommend Bed & Breakfasts, backpackers, campgrounds, hotels, motels and apartments to suit your needs, all within walking distance or a short drive.

If you are unsure of the location, or you need directions from your home town, please contact us we will get back to you with the directions!

Mount Maunganui: Salisbury Wharf

Salisbury Wharf is located in Pilot Bay at the Mount. If you turn left off Maunganui Road onto Salisbury Avenue you’ll go just past the information centre and Police station and you’ll see the Mount Ocean Sports Club right beside the Salisbury wharf.

Parking in Salisbury Avenue or Pilot Bay is available and free for all day parking.

If you are unsure of the location, or you need directions from your home town, please contact us we will get back to you with the directions!



    Just to say thank you Brett and Des for making our fishing trip last Sunday so enjoyable. You were both so helpful.We all had a great day and have been eating fish all week!

    Thanks again
    Jacquie and Cornelia

  • 5.9.2009

    Hi Brett,
    I enjoyed my fishing during my last trip to Tauranga. The fishes caught was really delicious...Taratiki. I couldn't wait to eat them, so, I cooked a few fillets at the Bay Palm Motel where I stayed. I brought the rest back to Perth and my family just loved them.
    Just a note that you should be aware of so that you can advise all future Australians who fish with you and want to bring the fishes home. The fishes MUST be headless, gilled and gutted. Remember, must not have heads. I decleared my fishes and the first questions asked was whether I removed the head (which I did) and since my fishes were also gutted and gilled, I could bring in ALL(including the fillets).
    Best wishes for the season and happy fishing.


    Melvin Wee
    JAS Sushi, Perth

  • 10.3.2009

    Brett, just a note to thank you and Wade for looking after us and helping with the filleting (well.... doing most of the fish).

    Every one passes on thier thanks, and wishes you the best for the season.


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