Marlin Grando

What could be better than experiencing some seriously world-class big game fishing in a truly tropical paradise? Come aboard Marlin Grando charters and get ready to cruise the beautiful, bountiful waters of Kailua-Kona, HI for the angling adventure of a lifetime!

Captain Bill Casey has been fishing off the coast of Kona for over 30 years. His charter is part of The Charter Desk, an impressive world-famous fishing fleet with over 60 vessels. He can’t wait to introduce you to Kona’s gentle winds and calm blue waters – they offer some of the best conditions for world-class fishing, from small species ideal for light tackle to hard-fighting big game fish. 

The climate here means that it’s possible to explore these waters in every season, so no matter when you visit, you’ll have the chance to reel in a seriously impressive catch. Whether you are seeking a leisurely day on the water or an intense big game fishing experience, Kona is the place for you, and Capt. Bill is the perfect guide!

You’ll be setting out on your adventure in a 38’ Bertram sport fishing boat that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The vessel is well-maintained and had a complete rebuild back in 2008, so you’ll have a seriously top-notch journey out onto the hottest fishing spots. There’s a full toilet onboard, too, so you’ll be traveling in plenty of comfort. She’s equipped with all of the latest safety and navigational gear.

As for the species you’ll be targeting? Get ready to reel in some hard-fighters! You’ll be targeting Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and plenty more. The waters here reach impressive depths within minutes of leaving the dock, so Capt. Bill will have you trolling as soon as you set out on your adventure. He’ll provide you with top-quality Shimano fishing gear to help you battle and reel in your dream catch. 

Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome aboard. Join Marlin Grando charters and get ready to explore the plentiful waters of this tropical paradise!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $915
    price breakdown
    $915
    What could be better than spending a full day cruising the beautiful, bountiful waters of Kailua-Kona for some top-notch big game fishing? The waters here reach seriously impressive depths after only a few minutes of leaving the dock, so you'll have plenty of time to reel in Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and other impressive hard-fighting species. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels. Bring your best game face!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $760
    price breakdown
    $760
    Get ready to experience some seriously impressive big game fishing! Join Capt. Bill and cruise the beautiful waters of Kailua-Kona, where you'll be targeting hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Blue Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be fishing as soon as you leave the dock - these plentiful waters reach impressive depths within 10 minutes of traveling, so you'll have plenty of time to reel in your dream catch. Top-notch rods and reels are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Start your day off in the right way! Come and join Capt. Bill for a morning of fishing the beautiful, productive waters around Kailua-Kona. You'll be fishing as soon as you leave the dock, and travelling up to 2 miles offshore. Get ready to target some seriously impressive big game fish - within ten minutes, you'll be able to battle Mahi Mahi, a variety of Billfish, and other hard-fighters. Your captain will provide top-notch rods and reels. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome onboard!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    What could be better than spending an afternoon on the beautiful, bountiful waters of Kailua-Kona? You'll be heading up to 2 miles offshore, and can expect to be fishing as soon as you leave the dock. You'll be targeting some seriously impressive species, too - get ready to reel in Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Blue Marlin, and other hard-fighters. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome on this trip, and Capt. Bill will make sure you're equipped with top-notch Penn rods and reels.
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About the Captain

Bill Casey
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2018
Whether you're seeking a leisurely day on the water, whale watching, or intense big game fishing, the Charter Desk - Marlin Grando in Kona is the place for you. For over two decades we've owned and represented over 60 boats located at Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor. Our Captains and crew many native to our Hawaiian Islands have years of experience. From small fish ideal for light tackle to big game trophy fish there is something for everyone. From sharing the islands beauty, aloha, to secret water holes while focusing on safety. Whether visiting during winter(striped marlin and pacific shortnose, spearfish), Summer (ahi, skip jack, mackerel tuna) and year round blue marlin up to 1000 lbs or more, there is always something biting year round. For an unforgettable once in a lifetime experience creating cherished memories book your next adventure with us.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2006. Powered by 2 355HP Cummings engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Cash

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Adam W.
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 5.00
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Good day on the water!

VERIFIED   January 26, 2020
It was really nice out and looked very promising, we hooked and lost a 350-400 lb Blue Marlin on a freak equipment malfunction,...
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Kevin S.
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
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