Hapuka Trips

To book please call on 0274 731 523 or (07) 575 8917.

As with all our trips, these are weather dependent.

Gear required -14/0 hooks minimum 200kg trace, 27-32oz sinkers, rods 24-37kg braid or nylon minimum 500 meters.

All private charters supply own food unless specified.

Hapuka fishing trips boarding in Tauranga

Deepstar Charters' offers an unforgettable experience in 24 hour Hapuka trips. Hapuka trips depart from Tauranga and begin first thing in the morning with 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.

Mid morning the charter leaves for Hapuka fishing grounds to fish for Blue Nose, Hapuka, Bass and Gem Fish, which all make for a delicious meal! Mayor Island is the most prominent fishing area for Hapuka all year round, with particularly excellent fishing during the autumn months.

Private overnight Hapuka trips

Our private overnight Hapuka trips run from Tauranga 6pm in the evening until 6pm the following evening (24 hours), and are for private groups of up to 10 people.
  • $1,500 private groups up to 10 people Monday-Friday
  • $1,600 private groups up to 10 people Saturday-Sunday + public holidays
  • Supply your own bottom bait, or purchase on board for $10 per person
  • Supply your own Hapuka bait, or purchase on board for $10 per person
  • ALL ON BOARD BAIT MUST BE PRE-BOOKED FOR YOUR TRIP
  • Rod hire: $20 per bottom rod & $30 per Hapuka rod (all tackle included)
  • If you are bringing your own rods please note we only have limited tackle on board
  • Please supply your own breakfast & lunch
  • Deposits are required for ALL Hapuka bookings, $300 per group

Full day Hapuka trips

Daily Hapuka trips for run from Tauranga 6am - 6.30pm and are for private groups only, up to 10 people per trip.
  • $1,500 private groups up to 10 people Monday-Friday
  • $1,600 private groups up to 10 people Saturday-Sunday
  • Supply your own bottom bait, or purchase on board for $10 per person
  • Supply your own Hapuka bait, or purchase on board for $10 per person
  • ALL ON BOARD BAIT MUST BE PRE-BOOKED FOR YOUR TRIP
  • Rod hire: $20 per bottom rod & $30 per Hapuka rod (all tackle included)
  • If you are bringing your own rods please note we only have limited tackle on board
  • Please supply your own breakfast & lunch
  • Deposits are required for ALL Hapuka bookings, $300 per group

White Island Hapuka and Kingfish trips

White Island Hapuka trips are priced at $1,800 per day with a 2 day minimum required. Hapuka and bottom bait is $20 per person, per day, rod hire including all tackle is $30. Please contact us for more information on these trips.
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