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!



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  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $466
    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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $584
    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!
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Deluxe Shared (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $700
    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! 4 people max!
  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Deluxe Shared (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $792
    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! 4 people max!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $990
    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 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $1,280
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $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 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    US $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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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 117 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
72%
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Adam M.
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
Overall

A must do in Kauai

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private on June 5, 2024
We went out with Sean and Rob for a 6 hour tour and caught 6 fish and had many more bites along the way. It was a great expirence...
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Scott H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip, boat and crew!!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on May 28, 2024
As the title says, it was a great trip and crew.  The boat and gear was top notch, the knowledge of the captain and crew was...
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Michael M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Day Ever!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on February 15, 2024
What an Awesome Experience!  This, by far, was my best fishing day ever!  Hats off to the entire crew for making this trip...
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Tyra T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private on May 30, 2024
Rob, Sean and Silas provided an amazing trip for us. Everything from the boat ride, conversations and catching the fish was...
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Chad H.
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Excellent time

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on June 7, 2024
Took my 84 year old father in law and had a great time. We didn’t catch any fish but the experience and scenery was amazing....
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FAQs about Makai Sportfishing

Makai Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $233 per person - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • US $292 per person - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared (6 hours)
  • US $350 per person - 4 Hour Deluxe Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $396 per person - 6 Hour Deluxe Shared (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $990 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Private (4 hours)
  • US $1,280 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) – Private (6 hours)
  • US $1,624 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Private (8 hours)
  • US $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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • 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.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (we only provide water)
  • First Mate (Tips are expected – 15%.)
  • Fishing License

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
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Sean Lawrence
Eleele, Hawaii, United States
ID & license verified
117 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
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano reels, and custom rods.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
we only provide water
First Mate
Tips are expected – 15%.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
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.