Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving

Ruckus Sportfishing will take you on an adventure of a lifetime! If you’re looking for some of the most memorable fishing trips Honolulu has to offer, look no further than this premier fishing charter of Oahu.

The boat you’ll be fishing on is called “Ruckus,” a beautiful 36’ Topaz Express. This express cruiser is powered by twin 440 HP Yanmar engines, which enables a smooth ride. She has a swim step that can be used as a scuba diving platform. Once you’re done with diving, you can wash off the salt and sand in the boat’s hot water shower. She also features a very spacious back deck and cushioned and covered seating area.

Your adventure starts at the Kewalo Basin Harbor. Just minutes after departure, rods are out and lines are in the water. Get ready for some of the best fishing in Oahu, where you can catch everything from Ono (Wahoo), Blue Marlin, and Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) to Mahi Mahi and much more.

If we go out and have a good day and catch a bunch of fish we will come back in take some pictures and start cutting some fish for you guys and some fish will stay with the boat. Typically about 25 lbs +/- of uncut fish is what we will clean for you depending on the catch. If we have a slow day and only catch a few fish we will cut and bag them for you. 50lb fish policy, so any fish over 50lb we typically don’t cut for the customers. But depending on the catch and the time of the year we may cut it and give you some and the rest stays with the boat. For more details please ask.

The boat will provide your fishing equipment, coolers and ice so the only things you need to bring are your snacks and drinks for the day. Please do not bring any glass bottles and absolutely NO BANANAS.

Whether you are on Oahu for vacation or you’re Kama’aina, Ruckus Sportfishing will give you a uniquely Hawaiian experience that you’ll never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,300
    This half day trip is great if you're bringing your kids along. The crew will provide your fishing equipment and you'll catch live bait on your way out of the marina. Catch some great offshore species or simply enjoy a sunny day on the water. Bring your snacks, drinks, and definitely – a camera!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $1,350
    Spend your day the best way possible – fishing for the best offshore species. Your targets for the day will be Marlin, Spearfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Snorkeling is also an option, just mention this in advance, so your equipment can be prepared on time.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $1,450
    This extended full day trip will give you plenty of time to catch big game fish and maybe even break a personal record. Your main targets will be Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Spearfish, and Wahoo. Challenge yourself and reel in one of those hard-fighting trophies!
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
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Eli L.
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Amazing day Fishing AND Catching!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on April 9, 2024
We had an amazing time fishing with Captain Ray and deck hand Maddie. Both extremely kind and knowledgeable. They showed us...
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Craig B.
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Awesome fishing tour

VERIFIED   10 Hour Fishing Trip on February 13, 2024
Went on this tour with my family, we all had an amazing time. We caught 5 fish and as a bonus saw multiple whales along the...
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Jesstin S.
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What a trip!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on April 29, 2024
Cpt Ray an Cpt Maddie were awesome! Cpt Ray put us right in some fish an Cpt Maddie was quick to help get set up to...
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Dewayne S.
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Awesome Fishing Experience!!!! Top notch!!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on January 20, 2024
Captain Ray, and our deck hand Gabby, were extremely knowledgeable and very helpful. The kids and my wife had a great time...
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Kristofer P.
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Fun Day Fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on February 29, 2024
Captain Ray & First Mate Gabby were awesome, very knowledgeable. We caught fish in rough seas and had a blast. Recommend at...
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FAQs about Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving

Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,300 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,450 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are appre)
  • Fishing License

Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ray Collier
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
25 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2019
Our founder, Ray Collier, started working on family boats in the Gulf of Mexico (Pensacola) at a very young age. He did sportfishing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, shrimping and various other activities. At age 18, Ray was already a boat owner and operator. It was also at that same age when he decided to join the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 11 faithful years. Ray has spent more than 25 years on boats and has worked in Hawaii for more than 10 years, often with big-name companies in the industry. He became a licensed boat captain in 2008. After spending so many years working for others, Ray decided to start his own small business. Today, Ruckus Sportfishing and Diving continues to thrive. For our company's success, Ray credits the knowledge he gleaned from his years working for others. He continues to stay true to his commitment to providing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for his guests who wish to learn more about Honolulu boating charters.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish

Boat specs

Topaz (Cruiser) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 440HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tips are appre
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age policy; life vests supplied
You Keep Catch
Up to 50 lbs; shared with the crew
Crew Keeps Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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