If you’re interested in fishing the beautiful waters of Hilo, Hawaii then you’ve come to the right place! Hilo Ocean Adventures is a fishing charter service located in beautiful Hilo, Hawaii, that offers a variety of trips for both families and seasoned anglers alike!

Trips are led by Captain Kimo, who has vast knowledge of the waters up and down the east coast of Hawaii. He will guide you along the shores of Hilo, Wainaku, Paukaa, Papaikou, and many other rich fishing grounds in the area.

Your fishing journey will take place on the 28’ True World Marine sport fisherman. She has a powerful 300 HP Yanmar engine that can power the vessel to several fishing spots in a very timely manner. She also has a shade top to keep you out of the sun.

On board, you’ll also find all of the proper safety equipment including life jackets, fire extinguishers, first aid equipment, flares, VHF radio, and all the crew are CPR-trained. There is a toilet on board as well, so you will not have to worry about where to relieve yourself when you are far away from the shore.

Your trip will include lures, rods, reels, and tackle. After the trip, the captain will clean and vacuum pack your catch at the dock for you to take home and enjoy as a meal. The minimum age for kids joining the trips is 12.

The charter offers half day, 3/4 day, and full day trips that can range anywhere from nearshore fishing to deep sea offshore trips. The offshore trips typically target the likes of Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Tuna.

Hilo Ocean Adventures offers deep sea Hawaii fishing trips for any level of experience and any kind of fish you’re interested in catching. Their number one priority is for you to have a fun, safe, and memorable trip, and come back as a repeat customer next time you visit!

Book a trip today, contact the captain to discuss arrangements, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure! See you at the dock!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,499
    Chase the catch of your dreams for a full day! Join Capt. Kimo and go after some of the most prized species available in these waters! This trip offers you a greater ability to target a specific species. And who knows, you might even get a chance to beat a personal record, or catch a certain species for the first time. One thing you can count on is that you'll leave with some lifetime memories!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,399
    Compared to the half-day options, this extended trip will allow you to get more time at your favorite spot for the day. This means that you'll have a better chance at catching that particular fish you're after or that you'll be able to catch more of what you've been catching. The choice is yours!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,199
    If you are an angler new to the sport or are simply looking to learn more about the local fishing, this trip will be ideal for you. You'll have enough time to visit some of the area's premier fishing spots and get hooked up with fun fish such as Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, and others.
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About the Charter Operator

Kimo
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since September 2019
Kimo has been fishing since the 1960s, he is also a certified scuba instructor. In the past, he has been a captain on tuna, lobster, and fishing boats, whale watching tours, which he still does occasionally. He was born and raised in Hawaii. The favorite part of his job is seeing the smiles on the faces of his clients after they catch a fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Sailfish Sailfish
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

True World Marine (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 300HP Yanmar engine.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days 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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

Payment

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Heather B.
Hilo, Hawaii
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MUST DO TRIP!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2021
Our boys had never been on a deep sea fishing trip, and we decided to take a chance with Captain Kimo for their first adventure....
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 11, 2021
Me and my much older sister Carrie Carter 🤟😀🤣! Had the best day on the big island waters with Captain Kimo and not...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 27, 2021
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 21, 2021
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Richard K.
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Amazing experience with captain kimo

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 28, 2020
This has been by far the best fishing charter that I have experienced. Our first trip had to be unfortunately cancelled due...
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FAQs about Hilo Ocean Adventures

Hilo Ocean Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,199 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,399 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,499 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hilo Ocean Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hilo Ocean Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Hilo Ocean Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Hilo Ocean Adventures offers the following fishing technique:
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hilo Ocean Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo