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!

***********All payments must be made at least 7 days in advance to confirm the tour.  Should we not receive the payment in full within this time period, the trip will be canceled as we have a 7 day cancellation policy************



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $442
    Hop aboard a shared trip with other fellow anglers 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!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $558
    Book a shared trip on these beautiful Hawaiian waters 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
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $986
    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
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $1,218
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $1,624
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    $1,972
    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!
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About the Captain

Sean Lawrence
Eleele, Hawaii, United States
ID & License verified
32 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
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!

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

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
Private lux toilet in cabin.
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano reels, and custom rods.
Live Bait
Caught during the trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
we only provide water
First Mate
Tips are expected – 15%.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Ages 5 and up. No exceptions.
You Keep Catch
See policy: Under 40lbs cut and shared with guests
Crew Keeps Catch
See policy: Over 40lbs goes to market

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 2% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Fishing with Sean
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Wanna Catch Fish?
+20
Angler Rating
28
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
65%
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Jack E.
Cincinnati, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip in June

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private on June 17, 2022
Great weather and relatively calm seas. We went out for some Marlin and weren’t having any luck. Captain headed inside and...
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Jim C.
Minden, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip on the Makai

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private on August 18, 2022
Great day on the water! Got to rip lips on smaller dorado. Crew was great! Super knowledgeable about the fishery, and gave...
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Carl T.
Daytona Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Private on July 14, 2022
Awesome!!! Great trip! Four of us went ( my brother and I and my 18 year old twin boys). We brought in a125 pound Ahi...
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David W.
CORONA DE TUC, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Private on July 21, 2022
We had a great full day trip on the Makai. The captain and mate were great. They were friendly and had great stories. And they...
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Michael H.
New York, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fantastic

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on July 13, 2022
Sean was great with organizing the trip (had to adjust the originally planned day).  Gave clear directions on the boat; very...
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FAQs about Makai Sportfishing

Makai Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $221 per person - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $279 per person - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared (6 hours)
  • $986 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,218 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,624 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Private (8 hours)
  • $1,972 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 (we only provide water)
  • 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