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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!



About the Captain

Bill Casey
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Good day on the water!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 26, 2020
It was really nice out and looked very promising, we hooked and lost a **hidden content** lb Blue Marlin on a freak equipment...
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Kevin S.
Milaca, MN
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 4, 2020
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FAQs about Marlin Grando

Marlin Grando offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip - AM (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip - PM (4 hours)
  • $760 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $915 per group - Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Marlin Grando, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Marlin Grando include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Marlin Grando offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Marlin Grando offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Marlin Grando include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo