Seelife Adventures - The Big Island

When it comes to Hawaii, there are countless things to experience, and superb fishing is definitely one of them. If you’re on the “Big Island” and are looking for your next fishing expedition, then Seelife Adventures has a lot to offer!

Team up with Captain Scott Neel and let him take you to the fast and furious fishing action that could easily land you your next trophy catch. Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin come in gigantic sizes here, and the Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo (Ono) bite is just as productive.

Your guide has decades of fishing experience, and he’ll make sure that your trip is custom-made to your preferences. He prides himself on running family-friendly charters where everyone on board has a blast and catches something brag-worthy.

Capt. Scott will provide you with top-quality Shimano Tiagras reels and Melton International rods for catching big and hard-fighting fish. You will have drinks and snacks on every trip, and lunch is provided on longer trips.

For the trip to be a complete success, you need a reliable boat, and your guide has just the thing. His 31’ Bertram fisher has twin 315 HP Cummins engines and plenty of room to sit up to 6 people. You will travel in full comfort thanks to the ample seating space, private toilet, and plenty of shade on the deck.

With a flybridge, a fighting chair, and outriggers, this vessel really is a thing of beauty. What’s more, she’s famous, because a world-record-size fish was caught from her. Talk about a good luck charm!

The first mate will be at your disposal at all times, and he will clean and fillet your catch for you after the trip. If you’d like to go snorkeling with the kids, he’ll be there to help out with getting ready.

When you book a trip with Seelife Adventures, you’re in for an all-inclusive fishing extravaganza that will make it difficult to come back to land!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $665
    Make the most of your morning and go fishing for a variety of species – Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo (Ono), and Tuna. The captain will provide water, soft drinks, and snacks. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure and some sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $665
    Join Capt. Scott on a short but sweet 4-hour excursion that will be fun for the whole family. The crew will do their best to accommodate your preferences, so whether you'd like to target Wahoo, Marlin, or Tuna, they will make it happen. You'll have drinks and snacks on board, so all you really need is sunscreen and towels.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $865
    A 3/4 day trip allows you to cover more ground in order to target different species and/or different styles of fishing. You can troll for trophies or sit on a school and drop bait for dinner. This trip is great for families too. You can combine fishing and a Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook) reef snorkel. It doesn’t get any better than this.
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About the Captain

Scott Neel
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
109 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Scott Neel has spent most of his life on the water, both as an angler and when he was in the Navy. Fishing has always been his lifelong passion, along with surfing, which is why he decided to start running charters for a living. For him, the best part of the job is meeting new people and sharing experiences with them. Capt. Scott especially loves seeing the smiling and excited faces of anglers and kids when they catch their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Boat specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1973. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Tiagras reels, Melton International rods
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:

PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 109 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (66)
Half day pm trip
Fishing with Scott
Both our young men caught fish-at the same time!
+63
Angler Rating
77
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Michael J Wassel Jr
Macungie, PA
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3/4 day fishing trip with Brent and Mark

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 28, 2022
I can’t say enough good things about this organization, it was top notch from the beginning! Brent and Mark were absolutely...
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Jack E.
Cincinnati, OH
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First Marlin for our family

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 9, 2022
Went out on a 3/4 day trip with Captain Adam and deckhand Michael.  These guys went all over looking for the elusive bite....
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Ted F.
Honolulu, HI
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Kona Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 23, 2022
We had a beautiful day on the water. The crew did a great job working for us trying to put us on fish., unfortunately, as I...
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Bob W.
Lawrenceville, GA
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Half day run with Captain Matt 5/4/22

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 4, 2022
Had some confusion with the intended time of departure but got underway at 7:00a. Michael was the crewman that provided us...
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Salida, CO
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Half day pm trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 19, 2022
First time fishing in ocean with Captain Mark and Michael.  Fishing had been a little slow but they guys worked super hard...
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FAQs about Seelife Adventures - The Big Island

Seelife Adventures - The Big Island offers the following trips to customers:
  • $665 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $665 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $865 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Seelife Adventures - The Big Island, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes

Trips booked with Seelife Adventures - The Big Island include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Tiagras reels, Melton International rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Seelife Adventures - The Big Island offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Seelife Adventures - The Big Island offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Seelife Adventures - The Big Island include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo