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



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  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 19 - Feb 19 (Sun)
    $500
    A 4-hour shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    4hr Shared Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 5 - May 5 (Fri)
    $500
    4hr Shared Trip
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Mar 29 (Wed)
    $540
    A 6-hour shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shared January 17
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 17 - Jan 17 (Tue)
    $540
    A 6-hour shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 6 - Feb 6 (Mon)
    $540
    A 4-hour shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared Feb 28
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 28 - Feb 28 (Tue)
    $540
    A 6-hour shared trip on February 28.
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shared February 20
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Feb 20 (Mon)
    $540
    A shared 6-hour trip.
  • Shared trip
    6hr Shared Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 14 - Feb 14 (Tue)
    $540
    6hr Shared Trip
  • Shared trip
    6hr Shared Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 5 - Apr 5 (Wed)
    $540
    6hr Shared Trip
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 12 - Feb 12 (Sun)
    $590
    An 8-hour shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 4 - Feb 4 (Sat)
    $590
    An 8-hour shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 19 - Jan 19 (Thu)
    $590
    An 8-hour shared trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day 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)
    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)
    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
151 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

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

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
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

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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 151 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (137)
Full day 3 big fish
3\/4 day captain Rueben and Isaac
3\/4 day captain Rueben and Isaac
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Angler Rating
125
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3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
61%
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Whitney D.
Reeds Spring, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full Day on Ruckus

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (6am Start) on January 8, 2023
We had a BLAST on Ruckus with Captain Dallas and first mate Issac. They were both super chill, helpful, and fun. The boat was...
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Clayton H.
Kapolei, Hawaii
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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Awesome 3/4 trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) on November 23, 2022
This was our family’s first deep sea fishing experience, and I have to say it could not have gone better!  As a family of...
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Spencer B.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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11am start / 6 HR trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) on October 23, 2022
Had a blast!! We only got 1 fish on our trip….. BUT!!!! It was a great 52 INCH MAHI MAHI/ DOLPHIN!!!! We didn’t weigh it,...
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Honey W.
Dandridge, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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“Biggest fish we’ve caught today…”

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (6am Start) on October 18, 2022
We knew when booking this trip that it wasn’t the best time of year to be catching fish in Hawaii but we decided to take...
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Craig R.
United States
Excellent
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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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FAQs about Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 4hr Shared Trip (4 hours)
  • $270 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Shared (6 hours)
  • $270 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Shared January 17 (6 hours)
  • $270 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $270 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared Feb 28 (6 hours)
  • $270 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Shared February 20 (6 hours)
  • $270 per person - 6hr Shared Trip (6 hours)
  • $270 per person - 6hr Shared Trip (6 hours)
  • $295 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $295 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $295 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (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