Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters has a number one priority, which is commitment to customer service. The boat and the charter service got their names as Capt. Chuck is a retired Chief in the Fire Department in California. He spent most of his spare time fishing and decided to commit to it fully after retirement.

Your fishing trip will take place only a few miles offshore and there’s no need to go further, as the fish and bait are found up close to the Island in many cases. Speaking of that, you start fishing the minute you leave the Harbor. A half mile offshore it can be 2.000 feet deep and the captain has caught Marlin and Tuna within that distance. No long runs to the fishing grounds - you are fishing the entire time out! If you get one of those flat glassy days, going a few miles offshore to get in the Porpoise schools for Ahi or find your very own “floater” is always on the agenda.

You’ll be fishing on a 43’ Hatteras that accommodates up to 6 guests. The boat is in immaculate condition and features twin 550 HP Detroit engines. To make the whole experience more efficient and comfortable, there’s also a private toilet, a galley, a bedroom, and a flybridge.

The captain will provide you with Shimano rods and reels in a variety of sizes, from light tackle to 130 Tiagra’s. There’s also bottled water in the cooler but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks.

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters offer only private trips when you and your group have the whole boat to yourselves. Pick one of many available trips and start your adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day 1 p.m. (if available)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $875
    Message for details before requesting to book.
  • Private trip
    Half Day 11 a.m. (if available)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $875
    Message for details before requesting to book.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    Target Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many other big game species, without even going too far offshore. Starting times can vary depending on guests needs. Bring any food and drinks you like.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,130
    Spend a few hours fishing and targeting various types of Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. Bring and food and drinks you prefer (including alcoholic beverages). Starting times can vary depending on guests needs. Afternoon Charters are also available.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip +Snorkel
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,130
    This adventure is very popular among families. You can combine fishing and snorkeling. All equipment is provided but you can bring your own if you prefer. There are all necessary health and safety regulations in place for Covid-19. Times can be adjusted, including the afternoon start.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,385
    Up to 6 guests, no age limit for this adventure. Spend the whole day targeting various local species and enjoy the surroundings. At this time, the crew serves bottled water only. (Covid-19 Restrictions) You are welcome to bring any beverage (alcohol included) and food items you want.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip +Snorkeling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,385
    With this trip, you have the option to snorkel at Captain Cooks Bay too. You get to mix two activities, fishing and snorkeling. All equipment provided or bring your own. This trip is very popular with families. Bring any beverages and food you want.
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FAQs about Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $875 per group - Half Day 1 p.m. (if available) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group - Half Day 11 a.m. (if available) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,130 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,130 per group - 3/4 Day Trip +Snorkel (6 hours)
  • $1,385 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,385 per group - Full Day Trip +Snorkeling (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Vacuuflush
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Bed
  • Flybridge Seating for 8
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen yes
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water. You can bring beverage of choice.)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (it's not needed in Hawaii)

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Lines in the water moments after leaving the habor)

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Upon request. Bing your own tackle/gear)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

About the Captain

Chuck Wilson
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
ID & License verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time 11 hours
Member since May 2015
We have 38 years of fishing experience in California, Mexico, Hawaii, and Texas and have won or placed in numerous Marlin Tournaments. We do not do “share charters”, when you book with us it is your boat and you are not sharing it with strangers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna

Boat specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 509HP New Caterpillar engines installed November 2021 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Lines in the water moments after leaving the habor

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Upon request. Bing your own tackle/gear
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Vacuuflush
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Bed
Flybridge
Seating for 8

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water. You can bring beverage of choice.
First Mate
Fishing License
it's not needed in Hawaii

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Up to 50lbs. Some restrictions.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Great boat and crew
Great boat and crew
Great boat and crew
+20
Angler Rating
45
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Ken A.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day 11 a.m. (if available) on April 10, 2023
Great experience! The boat access from the parking lot was fast and easy. The friendly 2 person crew were professional, knowledgeable...
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Justin W.
Marcus, SD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great boat and crew

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 14, 2023
Highly recommend the Fire Hatt boat and team! Great experience on an awesome boat that’ll put in the effort to catch fish....
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Loren M.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 22, 2023
The boat crew and captain definitely tried to catch the marlin we were looking for. Not only did we want to catch one but the...
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Bonnie D.
Mililani Town, Hawaii
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day trip with Wes and Christian

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip +Snorkel on January 11, 2023
Had a great day on the boat. Fishing was slow, no bites in sight. But overall experience was top notch. Excellent gear, beautiful...
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Jon R.
Kailua-Kona, HI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day (afternoon)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 28, 2022
The boat is great, the crew was very nice and friendly. The captain and mate were knowledgeable about overall fishing but I...
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