If you’re up for some fun on Hawaiian waters off the coast of the island of Kauai, join Makai Sportfishing charters for an authentic experience! Captain Sean Lawrence, a passionate scuba diver and Captain Rob, an experienced fisherman who grew up on the water, are the charter owners. They’ll make sure you have an unforgettable time.

Come fishing on their 42’ Uniflite motor yacht, powered by a twin 310 HP Detroit engine. It’s a comfortable boat that can accommodate up to 6 people for a day outdoors. There’s a toilet and a shower on board for your convenience, as well as air conditioning and a multimedia system to make your day that much more enjoyable.

You’ll fish using Penn and Shimano rods and reels provided by the crew, and you’re free to take home any fish under 40 lb. The crew takes the bigger ones to the market. You’ll be using live bait caught on the trip, or dead bait bought before. Capt. Robert will be happy to clean your catch for you to have an enjoyable dinner.

Depending on the season, you’ll target the main pelagic fish – Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, and Amberjack, and whatever else is willing to bite along the way, including Giant Trevally and Rainbow runner. Your crew will make sure to take you to the richest fishing grounds to maximize your chances of reeling in some monsters!

Kids older than 4 are welcome on board, so you can have some family time and make great memories on your vacation. There are life jackets in all sizes, so safety is a priority. Fishing licenses are provided, as well as a cooler for fish and drinks, and you’re welcome to bring your own food and snacks.

Make sure to bring sunscreen, and get ready to enjoy your day to the fullest with Makai Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,715
    This is a great trip to bring your family and friends on, since you'll have the boat to yourself for 10 hours of unlimited fun. Spend the day exploring some of the most fish-rich waters in the area. You'll target a variety of species like Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, Marlin, Tuna, Amberjack, and Wahoo. All the equipment will be provided for you, just bring some sunscreen. Don't forget some food and drinks to stay refreshed, and come explore these beautiful Hawaiian waters!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,393
    This is the trip for you if you want to spend the whole day fishing these beautiful hours. You'll have the boat to yourself, so you can make some great new memories with your family and friends. All the fishing equipment will be provided on board, just make sure to bring sunscreen so that you can enjoy your day. You'll target species like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, Amberjack, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, and Wahoo. Make sure to bring some food and drinks to keep yourself energized, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,018
    Book a private trip to have a comfortable fishing trip on these beautiful Hawaiian waters. You'll have the boat to yourself, so you can enjoy your day with your family and friends to the fullest. Go out on the water in the early morning and enjoy fishing for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, and Tuna. You'll have all the fishing gear on board, just bring some sunscreen. Pack some snacks and drinks, and get ready to explore some of the most productive fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,018
    This is the trip for you if you want to have a comfortable day out on the water, making some memories with friends and family. You'll go out in the afternoon hours, and target fish like Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, Amberjack, and Tuna. The fishing gear will be provided by your captain, just make sure to bring sunscreen. Bring some snacks and drinks to stay refreshed, and get ready to have some serious fun on these Hawaiian waters!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $804
    By booking a private trip you'll have the boat all to yourself, so you can bring your family or friends on a memorable adventure. You'll go out in the early morning and explore these productive grounds in search of Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Amberjack, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, and Rainbow Runner. All the equipment will be waiting for you on board, just bring some sunscreen. Bring some snacks and drinks, and you're all set for some fun on the beautiful Hawaiian waters!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $804
    You can sleep in and head out on the water in the afternoon for some enjoyable fishing. You'll have the boat all to yourself by booking a private trip, so feel free to bring your family and friends and make some great memories. You'll be fishing for different species like Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Amberjack, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, and Wahoo. The captain will have all the equipment you need, just bring sun protection. You can bring snacks and drinks, and you're all set!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shared Deluxe
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    Spend a whole day on the beautiful Hawaiian waters, and fish comfortably by sharing the boat and costs with some friends. The limit is 4 people on the deluxe trip. You'll go offshore and try to catch some iconic prized fish of the area, like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Amberjack, Rainbow Runner, and Giant Trevally. All the equipment will be on board. Bring some sun protection, some food and drinks to stay energized, and explore these productive fishing grounds!
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $622
    If you want to spend a whole day on the beautiful Hawaiian waters, you can book this trip and share the boat and the costs with some friends. You'll head out in the early morning, go offshore and try to reel in some of the most prized fish in the area, like Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Rainbow Runner, and Giant Trevally. All the gear will be provided. Make sure to bring some sunscreen, some food and drinks to stay refreshed, and get excited about your newest fishing adventure!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared Deluxe
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $578
    If you want to share the boat and the costs, but you don't want to compromise on comfort, this is the trip for you! There will be a limit of 4 people on this deluxe trip, so you can comfortably explore these productive grounds. You'll be targeting species like Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Rainbow Runner, Tuna, and Amberjack. All the equipment will be ready for you, just bring some sun protection, and you're set to have a fun adventure!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared Deluxe
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $578
    Hit the snooze button, get some more sleep, and share the boat and the costs with some friends in the afternoon hours. You'll go out fishing nearshore and offshore and try to catch a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Amberjack, Tuna, Wahoo, Rainbow Runner, and Giant Trevally. The crew will have all the equipment ready for you, just bring some sun protection. Pack some snacks and drinks, and get ready to explore these waters!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared Deluxe
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $492
    This is a great half-day trip to share the costs and the boat with some friends, without sacrificing comfort. There is a 4-people limit on this trip, so you can be sure to have productive fishing. You'll go out on the water in the early morning and try to reel in a variety of species like Wahoo, Marlin, Amberjack, Giant Trevally, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Rainbow Runner. The captain will provide you with all the gear, just bring some sunscreen, and come make some great memories!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared Deluxe
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $492
    This is a great trip if you want to share the boat and costs, but have all the comfort you need in order to have a productive fishing day. There will be a limit of 4 people on board on this trip. You'll go out in the afternoon hours, after a good night's sleep, and try to reel in different species like Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Amberjack, Giant Trevally, and Rainbow Runner. All the equipment will be provided for you, just bring some sunscreen, and come out on your Hawaiian adventure!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $472
    Share the boat and the cost on this trip, and head out on the water to do some productive fishing. Go out in the early morning to fish for a variety of species like Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Amberjack, Giant Trevally and Rainbow runner. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you'll need, just bring some sunscreen, and you're ready to have a lot of fun on Hawaiian waters!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $472
    Come on this shared trip and go out on these productive fishing grounds in the afternoon hours. You can get some extra sleep in the morning and still have a great time fishing. You'll be fishing for a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Amberjack, Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, and Rainbow runner. All the fishing gear you'll need will be provided by the captain, just make sure to bring some sun protection. Bring some snacks and drinks, and come have an unforgettable Hawaiian adventure!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $364
    Book this trip to share the boat and the cost with a few friends, and go out for some productive fishing. You'll head out early in the morning and try to reel in a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, and Amberjack, Giant Trevally and Rainbow runner. All the equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to bring some sun protection, and you're all set for a great time!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $364
    This is a great trip if you want to share the boat and the cost, and go out later in the afternoon for some fishing. You'll head out on the Hawaiian waters and try to catch different species, including Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Giant Trevally, Amberjack, and Rainbow runner. Everything you need will be waiting for you on board, just don't forget to bring some sun protection, and come make some new memories!
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About the Charter Operator

Makai Sportfishing
Eleele, Hawaii, United States
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5 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2019
Sean and Robert are the owners of Makai Sportfishing charters. Sean handles the business and is the deckhand, and Robert is the Captain. Sean grew up scuba diving, and he describes himself as an underwater hunter, whereas Robert is a local fisherman that grew up on the water. Robert got Sean into the fishing by taking him out with his dad on their private boat and the rest is history! They don’t currently compete in tournaments but they are looking to compete next year in 3 local tournaments. They're very passionate about fishing and their business, and they love making their customers happy!

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner

Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

42' Uniflite Sport Fisher (Motor yacht) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 310HP Detroit 6-71s engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

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

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Half day trip with Capt Sean
Fishing with Rob and Shaun
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Cade P.
Minnetrista, MN
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4 hour afternoon fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private on March 26, 2021
Both crew members were great. In the four hours we were on the water we caught a nice sized yellowfin tuna and three Ono (wahoo)....
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Vicki W.
Gerlach, NV
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Fishing with Rob and Shaun

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private on February 21, 2020
Awesome some boat and crew. You guys Rock. We had a great time and was lucky enough to get some fish. Wish we could of gotten...
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Tod H.
Fall City, WA
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6hr trip with a great crew !!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared Deluxe on February 6, 2020
This crew and updated boat are a must if you’re looking for the hardest working group to make a great day on the water. They...
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Jeni E.
Halstead, KS
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Half day trip with Capt Sean

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private on March 16, 2020
Capt Sean & Rob were great!!  Although we had seasickness patches, we were all still a little queasy.  Had two bites, only...
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David N.
Bismarck, ND
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Great people and boat.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private on February 15, 2020
We were very happy and pleased with the captain, first mate and boat. We will be back!
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FAQs about Makai Sportfishing

Makai Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $182 per person - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $182 per person - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $236 per person - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared (6 hours)
  • $236 per person - 6 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared (6 hours)
  • $246 per person - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared Deluxe (4 hours)
  • $246 per person - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared Deluxe (4 hours)
  • $289 per person - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared Deluxe (6 hours)
  • $289 per person - 6 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared Deluxe (6 hours)
  • $311 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $375 per person - 8 Hour Trip – Shared Deluxe (8 hours)
  • $804 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private (4 hours)
  • $804 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,018 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,018 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,393 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Private (8 hours)
  • $1,715 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Private (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Makai Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private lux toilet in cabin.)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator (a fridge and a freezer for drinks and food)
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Makai Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano reels, and custom rods.)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Tips are expected – 15%.)

Makai Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Makai Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Makai Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack