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. With experienced Captain John Troutman as your guide, you’ll enjoy an amazing time on the water and have the opportunity to fight world-famous big game fish, too. Jump aboard – it’s time to get those pulses racing!

It’s safe to say that a love for angling inhabits every part of Capt. John’s life. He’s been fishing as a hobby for as long as he can remember, was part of the Marine Core 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. He 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:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (6am Start)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,095
    price breakdown
    $1,095
    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
    $1,095
    price breakdown
    $1,095
    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
    3/4 Day Trip (6am Start)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    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 (8am Start)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    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
    Half Day Trip – (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    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.

About the Captain

John Troutman
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 Customer Reviews
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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) Marlin (Blue)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram Yachts (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2010. 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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Visa
Mastercard
Cash

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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VERIFIED   November 21, 2019
By all reports fishing had been slow but the guys put me on an excellent Mahi and we had a small marlin runner which got away....
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