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 Trip – Shared July 18
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 18 - Jul 18 (Mon)
    $500
    There are currently only 4 seats available for this trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Shared Trip – 2 July
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 2 - Jul 2 (Sat)
    $590
    There are only 4 seats left for this trip!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared June 7
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 7 - Jun 7 (Tue)
    $590
    There are only 4 seats left for this trip!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,095
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,095
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,195
    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: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,195
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,495
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (8am Start)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,495
    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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About the Charter Operator

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
ID & License verified
63 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
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

Sailfish Sailfish
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram Yachts (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2021. 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 40 miles out

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private head
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Private head
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Age 6 and above, life jackets provided
No Smoking
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 avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Started off well!
Then got better!
3\/4 day with Captain Ruben and Gabriel Five Star Fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Craig R.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Best deep sea excursion in Oahu

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (8am Start) on April 11, 2022
I let my two boys select a couple excursions in Oahu and this was their top choice.  There are no guarantees when fishing...
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Chad B.
Hutto, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip..Captain Ruben and Gabe!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (6am Start) on April 8, 2022
Great outfit to fish with in Oahu!! Captain Ruben and Gabe did great! They were early and ready..fuel truck slowed our departure...
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Nicole F.
Anaheim, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Half Day Trip with Captain Reuben and Gabe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – (AM) on April 4, 2022
We had a blast with Captain Reuben and Gabe on our 1/2 day tour.  We stopped for a few minutes to catch a little bait on the...
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Matthew N.
Mishawaka, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip (go full day of you think your party can last)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 29, 2022
What an amazing experience! Highly recommend this crew! Just know that nothing is guaranteed as far as catching fish. They...
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Kevin M.
Arlington, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Great day catching! 6 hour trip from Oahu.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) on March 17, 2022
Can’t say enough about the captain and crew.  We showed up a little early and rather than wait, we got on the water, which...
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FAQs about Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Shared July 18 (4 hours)
  • $295 per person - Full Day Shared Trip – 2 July (8 hours)
  • $295 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared June 7 (8 hours)
  • $1,095 per group - Half Day Trip – (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,095 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,195 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) (6 hours)
  • $1,195 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6am Start) (6 hours)
  • $1,495 per group - Full Day Trip (6am Start) (8 hours)
  • $1,495 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
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • 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 40 miles out)

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
  • Sailfish
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo