Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Honolulu is often described as the “racing pulse” of Hawaii, and an adventure aboard Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii more than helps the city live up to this reputation. Jump aboard – it’s time to get those pulses racing!

It’s safe to say that a love for angling inhabits every part of the Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii owner - Capt. John’s life. He’s been fishing as a hobby for as long as he can remember, was part of the Marine Corps for over 27 years, and got his first captain’s license in 2005. In 2018, he decided to relocate to Hawaii and start running charters here. Now, he’s running his charter business together with his Capt. Rubin and thinks Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to chase Marlin and Mahi Mahi and loves introducing guests to these waters.

You’ll be casting off on board a 38’ Bertram offshore sport fishing vessel. She’s capable of accommodating up to 6 guests, and you’ll be able to troll 6 lines in the water once. You’ll have to take it in turns when it comes to the fighting chair – your captain will draw straws to see who should go first! The vessel is also decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear, so you’ll head to the hotspots in plenty of comfort and security.

No matter your skill level or how long you choose to spend on the water, you’ll have the chance to battle big game fish. Once you leave the harbor, it only takes around 10 minutes or so before Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and other hard-fighters start to appear. Shorter trips are great options for newbies, whereas longer trips allow you to head up to 40 miles offshore. This means you’ll be facing off against gigantic fish!

Your captain will provide fishing gear, your fishing license, and live, dead, or artificial bait. Keeping your catch depends on how many fish you hook, but generally, you’ll be able to keep around 50 pounds of meat. Come cast off with Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii for an unforgettable adventure



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 hour Shared Trip on 1 July 24
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Jul 1 (Mon)
    US $600
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Shared trip
    4hr Shared Trip - 13 June
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 13 - Jun 13 (Thu)
    US $600
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Shared trip
    6hr Shared Trip - 7 June
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jun 7 - Jun 7 (Fri)
    US $700
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Shared trip
    8hr Shared Trip - 21 May 24
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 21 - May 21 (Tue)
    US $800
    8hr Shared Trip - 21 May
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,250
    This morning trip is a great option for guests who want to target the early bite. You won't have to travel far from shore to get to the hotspot, either – it only takes about 10 minutes to reach deep waters full of big game fish. You'll target world-famous species, including Marlin and Mahi Mahi. You'll be provided with fishing gear, a fishing license, and live, dead, or artificial bait depending on your captain's choice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $1,250
    If you'd like a lie-in before casting off, join your captain on this afternoon adventure! This trip is a great option for newer anglers, as you won't have to travel far from shore to get to the hotspots. It only takes about 10 minutes to get to seriously deep waters! Here, you'll target big game species such as Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else is biting. You'll be provided with rods, reels, tackle, a fishing license, and live, dead, or artificial bait depending on water and weather conditions.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (11am Start)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $1,500
    This trip is a great option for newer anglers who want to spend more time on the water or more experienced fishermen who want to target a variety of big game fish. You'll reach seriously deep waters close to shore, but 6 hours allows you to head further out to where the big boys play. You'll target hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and plenty more. Your trip includes fishing gear, your fishing license, and bait – live, dead, or artificial, depending on your captain's choice.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (6am Start)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,500
    This trip is a great option for newer anglers who want to spend more time on the water or more experienced fishermen who want to target a variety of big game fish. You'll reach seriously deep waters close to shore, but 6 hours allows you to head further out to where the big boys play. You'll target hard-fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and plenty more. Your trip includes fishing gear, your fishing license, and bait – live, dead, or artificial, depending on your captain's choice.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (6am Start)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,750
    If you want to come up against some seriously huge fish, this is the trip for you! Although you'll reach deep waters as soon as you're out of the harbor, this 8-hour adventure means you'll be able to travel up to 40 miles offshore, which is where you'll find monster-sized big game species. You'll have the chance to target anything from Wahoo, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and whatever else is biting. Your captain will provide rods, reels, tackle, and live, dead, or artificial bait.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (8am Start)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,750
    If you want to come up against some seriously huge fish, this is the trip for you! Although you'll reach deep waters as soon as you're out of the harbor, this 8-hour adventure means you'll be able to travel up to 40 miles offshore, which is where you'll find monster-sized big game species. You'll have the chance to target anything from Wahoo, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and whatever else is biting. Your captain will provide rods, reels, tackle, and live, dead, or artificial bait.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 262 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
74%
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Terry T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best Captain and Crew on Oahu!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (6am Start) on May 11, 2024
We had an epic day on board “Ruckus” with an extremely hardworking and knowledgeable Captain and Crew.  Offshore fishing...
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Joseph A.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best in Hawaii!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (6am Start) on May 23, 2024
I have been on many charters and five star fishing exceeded every expectation. The crew knows where to find fish here. Our...
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Reece C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Crew, Great Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 24, 2024
I did a half day charter with my family, some have been fishing before, others have not. The crew did a great job explaining...
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Roland L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Would do it again in an instant!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 12, 2024
First time sport finishing for us. We were out in the afternoon just after morning rain.  The crew was fantastic!!!  We had...
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Elizabeth A.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best Experience EVER!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (6am Start) on March 12, 2024
My family and I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a deep sea fishing trip in Hawaii with Five Star Sport Fishing, and...
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FAQs about Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per person - 4 hour Shared Trip on 1 July 24 (4 hours)
  • US $300 per person - 4hr Shared Trip - 13 June (4 hours)
  • US $350 per day per person - 6hr Shared Trip - 7 June (1 day)
  • US $400 per person - 8hr Shared Trip - 21 May 24 (8 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - Half Day Trip – (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6am Start) (6 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group - Full Day Trip (6am Start) (8 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group - Full Day Trip (8am Start) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private head
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Or dead bait – Captain will decide based on season)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Crew will cut and bag fish for customers)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 25 miles off shore.)

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
262 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain John Troutman has been a captain since 2005, but he's been fishing his whole life! The first captain license he obtained was from the Government of Japan. He moved to Hawaii in 2018, and transferred his license to become a US Coast Guard certified captain. A love for the water transferred over into his work life, too – he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 27 years of honorable service, primarily in the Pacific where he served 20 years on Okinawa. His favorite thing about running charters is to watch his customers catch fish. Capt. John considers Hawaii to be one of the best places in the world to chase and catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. Even better, Hawaii is the most beautiful place to do it in! He can't wait to have you on board to discover this thrill of a lifetime for yourself.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner

Boat specs

Bertram Yachts (Sportfishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2023. Powered by 2 300HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Up to 25 miles off shore.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Or dead bait – Captain will decide based on season
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Crew will cut and bag fish for customers
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
Age 6 and above, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Unless it's over 100 lb, then it is auctioned
Crew Keeps Catch
Crew will cut and share up to 50 pounds of meat.
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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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