WELCOME TO STAR TREK CHARTERS... PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A FISHING EXPERIENCE THAT'S "OUT OF THIS WORLD"
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Hiro with the his 224.3kg tournament winning Blue Marling caught on Star Trek Feb 2012
Please take some time and navigate around our site. Our Frequently Asked Questions page contains extra information you may need to help make your trip an exciting adventure - tell you what you need to bring along, from fishing equipment to suggested clothing and food. There are also some tips on preferred baits and fishing styles proven to work...
Star Trek Charters, based in Whitianga, is close to some of the best fishing grounds New Zealand has to offer. Whitianga is the largest settled town in the Coromandel Peninsula. The town boasts a large deepwater harbour and is home of the Mercury Bay Sport Fishing Club and the departure point for many "Big Game" fishing enthusiasts. Star Trek is available now to be your charter boat of choice and take you out on the waters of Mercury Bay for fishing, diving, or scenic cruising trips. We specialise in trips to suit "YOU". We have a huge local knowledge and a fast growing reputation as one of the best in the trade. Some of the variety of photographs in our Photo Album pages and comments in the visitors book on board are testimony to this fact. Contact us and take a trip out on the amazing Mercury Bay. Whether its Marlin, Snapper, Kingfish, Tuna, Hapuka or a diving trip in search of crayfish or shellfish for the table, or enjoying the delicacy of scallops (dredging) in season. For a special occasion a sightseeing trip or client event to the spectacular bays and coves such as Shakespeare Cliffs or Cathedral Cove or the magical Mercury Islands. We look forward to being your hosts and will do our utmost to ensure your trip is "Out of this World".
The Mercury Bay area is one of many spectacular beaches, bays and islands all within easy reach of Whitianga.
Whitianga has been continuously occupied for more than a thousand years since Maori explorer Kupe's tribe settled there after his visit in around 950 A.D. It is now a thriving coastal town with more than 4000 permanent residents. Whitianga is a delightful place to visit with ample facilities for all ages to enjoy. It boasts an excellent selection of restaurants and cafes along with a variety of accommodation to cater to all tastes. It is well worth the visit to take the opportunity for a trip out into Mercury Bay where there is world class fishing waiting for you...
Te Whitianga a Kupe is the original name of Whitianga meaning Kupe 's crossing place. Following his visit to the area many of his tribe settled here. The other side of the river was the location of the original European settlement from around 1836 to 1881. Past industries were boat building, gold mining, timber milling and flax milling. The first Kauri gum was exported from Whitianga around 1844. This activity reached its peak in 1899 when over 10,000 tons of Kauri gum was exported. For many years Whitianga was a major timber port with ships calling from all over the globe to load timber for exportation. Over a period of sixty five years it has been estimated that well over 500 million feet of native Kauri timber was exported.
Today Whitianga depends on tourism, farming and fishing for its main sources of income. Whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula is a fast growing tourist resort and holiday home area.