Check out the productive fishing grounds of the Hawaiian island of Oahu with Pearl Fishing and have a trip of a lifetime! Captain Chris Freed was born and raised on this beautiful island and has been deep sea fishing his whole life. He’ll make sure to provide you with a memorable experience.

Explore the bluest waters you’ve ever seen on Pamela Pearl – a 35’ Bertram flybridge boat. It’s a classic restored in 2018. accommodating up to 6 people fishing at the same time. There’s a private toilet on board for your convenience, as well as a cooler for food and drinks.

You’ll be fishing with Penn rods and reels, and fishing with live bait is Capt. Chris’s specialty. After a successful trip, the captain will clean and fillet your catch, so that it’s ready for cooking upon your return. You’ll head up to 25 miles offshore in search of deep-sea giants. You can do spearfishing as well if you have experience.

Hawaiian waters are home to rich marine life, and they are brimming with a variety of fish species. Just picture reeling in a Marlin while enjoying the beautiful natural views under the Hawaiian sun! Target species include Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Jobfish, Spearfish, Trevally, Tuna, and Wahoo.

Children are welcome on board, but children under the age of 12 should wear life preservers. There will be life jackets on board, since safety is a priority. The first mate will join in, so if your time on the boat is enjoyable, consider a 20% tip.

There will be meals provided on overnight trips, but make sure to bring food and drinks on other trips. Bring some sunscreen as well, and join Pearl Fishing Oahu for an unforgettable experience in the deep waters of Hawaii!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,250
    On this full day trip, you'll explore a wide range of fishing grounds and target a variety of fish species. There's more time to stay on the fish when they're biting. You'll catch live bait on your way to the fishing grounds, and then you'll target creatures like Jobfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Tuna, Trevally, and Wahoo. The captain will have fishing gear ready for you, just bring some sunscreen. Bring food and drinks as well to stay refreshed, and get excited about the Hawaiian adventure!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tournament
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,200
    Are you interested in entering a fishing tournament? You can book Pamela Pearl for any tournament in Hawaii! The crew loves competing in tournaments. They have won and placed well in some of the most prestigious tournaments in Hawaii!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,200
    Get on board the spacious Pamela Peral which is very comfortable for overnight trips! There is a V berth, a bunk bed, and futon bedding, so it's pretty cozy. The captain and his crew have fished all over the Hawaiian islands, and would love to take you on an unforgettable adventure! There's a lot of species to target, like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Trevally, Jobfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. The equipment will be provided, as well as meals, so get ready to explore these pristine waters!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $1,000
    If you're new to deep sea fishing, and you'd like to try it, this is a great trip for you. You'll explore the fishing grounds close to the harbor. There's half the time to catch you a full day worth of fish, so the crew works extra hard to get you hooked up on this trip! Target Mahi Mahi, Jobfish, Marlin, Spearfish, Trevally, Tuna, and Wahoo. The fishing equipment will be provided, just bring some sunscreen, some snacks and drinks, and explore these beautiful waters off the coast of Hawaii.

About the Captain

Chris Freed
Haleiwa, Hawaii, United States
4 Fishing Reports
10 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2019
Captain Chris has been fishing since he was 4 years old, when his dad started taking him fishing. He has been a licensed captain since he was 22 years old. He was born and raised in the area, and knows all the best fishing grounds. He started doing family fishing trips first and then started doing commercial fishing on the family boat. After all that, he started doing charter fishing trips. The best part of his job is being able to fish every day and share the knowledge with other people. "My dad bought a boat when I was 4. He and my grandfather introduced me to the lifestyle, and it’s a big part of who I am."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jobfish (Green) Green Jobfish
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Trevally (Bluefin) Bluefin Trevally
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Flybridge) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 220HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jeff W.
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Full day with Captain Freed

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on July 8, 2021
Had a great day on the water with Captain Freed and mate Jay. That had great knowledge of the area, the fishing equipment and...
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Full day trip with Captain Freed and his first mate Adam

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on June 15, 2021
My daughter and I had a great experience.  We hooked up 8 times and landed 5 fish.  I would highly recommend Captain Freed.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on December 12, 2020
Truly an awesome family trip Captain Chris and Adam was fantastic perfect fishing trip we caught Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna...
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VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on May 20, 2021
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FAQs about Pearl Fishing Oahu

Pearl Fishing Oahu offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per day per group - 2 Day Trip (2 days)
  • $1,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tournament (12 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Pearl Fishing Oahu, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private toilet on board.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment (For 2 people.)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pearl Fishing Oahu include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (20% tip is encouraged.)
  • Fishing License

Pearl Fishing Oahu offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Pearl Fishing Oahu offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Pearl Fishing Oahu include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jobfish (Green)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo