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 Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $830
    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
    $1,030
    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
    $1,030
    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
    $1,260
    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
    $1,260
    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.
There are 5 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Chuck Wilson
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 13 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

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

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
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

Kailua-Kona Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great day on the water
Awesome trip
3\/4 day with Captain Joe & Dave
+7
Angler Rating
19
2
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
45%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 24 reviews
Shane C.
St. George, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

650 lb Marlin / Half-day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 28, 2021
Trip of a lifetime with Captain Chuck and Joe!  We were expecting to catch a couple of mahi-mahi and call it a morning, but...
Shane C. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
  Chuck Wilson Captain replied

Paul R.
Elizabeth, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 21, 2022
Joe and Courtney were wonderful and made the trip very enjoyable. The fishing wasn’t great, however none of the boats on...
Paul R. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Paul R. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Lee G.
Manteca, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Captain Joe and First Mate Courtney

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip +Snorkeling on March 31, 2022
This was a phenomenal experience with this company. Joe and Courtney were so awesome to spend the day with. Both were very...
Lee G. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Lee G. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Mark M.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 26, 2022
We headed out on a windy cool morning on the last week of January. It’s a beautiful boat!  Might have been 25 boats out...
Mark M. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Mark M. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Justin G.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on May 6, 2022
The captain and the crew were awesome, great people set everything up Water was amazing best fishing trip ever!
Justin G. recommends Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Chuck Wilson Captain replied

FAQs about Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $830 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,030 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,030 per group - 3/4 Day Trip +Snorkel (6 hours)
  • $1,260 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,260 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

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