Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing welcomes you to Hawaii, a natural paradise and a first-class fishing destination. Meet its gorgeous sea world as you explore the offshore waters and search for many interesting and prized species that call this area home. Come to Honolulu and have an unforgettable angling experience.

Capt. Rick only runs private trips, so rest assured you’ll have the boat all to yourself!

Your journey will start on a 35’ Bruno & Stillman saltwater fishing boat. It runs on a 375 HP Caterpillar engine and can sit up to 6 guests. It uses modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for safe navigation. The onboard amenities include a flybridge, toilet, bed. Also, there’s an ice-box for you to store all your favorite drinks and snacks. The boat’s equipped with outriggers and a fighting chair. For any help, just turn to the first mate and he’ll see to all your needs.

The choice of fish you can catch is excellent. There’s Giant and Silver Trevally, Bigeye Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wrasse, just to name a few. To target them, you can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, spin, and jig. You can use both light and hard tackle. Kids are more than welcome to join in, so feel free to bring them along as well. Both guests and the crew will keep the fish they catch. Of course, you’re free to return it to the water if you wish.

You’ll be provided with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. The crew will clean and fillet up to 40 lbs of your catch. As the Hawaiian Oceans don’t require fishing licenses, the only thing you’ll need to bring on your trip is the food and drinks of your choice.

There is no additional price for children age 0-1, however, they do count towards the total group size, which is a maximum of 6.

Come visit Honolulu and let Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing take you on a wonderful fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (1:30PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $395
    Spend a couple of hours in the afternoon on our private bottom fishing with family and friends charter. Out of Kewalo Basin Harbor, the captain will take you to the spots where you'll have the biggest chance to catch fish. You'll also be briefed on the onboard safety equipment and how to reel in the fish. Welcome aboard with the Aloha spirit, whether this is your first time fishing or you're an experienced angler. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $395
    Anglers of all ages and skill levels will have fun on this private bottom fishing trip for family and friends. Set out from Kewalo Basin Harbor for a two-hour charter where you are sure to catch fish. A daily briefing on the boat's safety equipment and how to reel in the fish will get you ready for your adventure. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (12PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $395
    Spend a couple of hours in the afternoon on our private bottom fishing with family and friends charter. Out of Kewalo Basin Harbor, the captain will take you to the spots where you'll have the biggest chance to catch fish. You'll also be briefed on the onboard safety equipment and how to reel in the fish. Welcome aboard with the Aloha spirit, whether this is your first time fishing or you're an experienced angler. You can also start your trip at 4:00 p.m. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (2:30PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $395
    Spend a couple of hours in the afternoon on our private bottom fishing with family and friends charter. Out of Kewalo Basin Harbor, the captain will take you to the spots where you'll have the biggest chance to catch fish. You'll also be briefed on the onboard safety equipment and how to reel in the fish. Welcome aboard with the Aloha spirit, whether this is your first time fishing or you're an experienced angler. You can also start your trip at 4:00 p.m. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (4PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $395
    Spend a couple of hours in the afternoon on our private bottom fishing with family and friends charter. Out of Kewalo Basin Harbor, the captain will take you to the spots where you'll have the biggest chance to catch fish. You'll also be briefed on the onboard safety equipment and how to reel in the fish. Welcome aboard with the Aloha spirit, whether this is your first time fishing or you're an experienced angler. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (6:15AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $395
    Anglers of all ages and skill levels will have fun on this private bottom fishing trip for family and friends. Set out from Kewalo Basin Harbor for a two-hour charter where you are sure to catch fish. A daily briefing on the boat's safety equipment and how to reel in the fish will get you ready for your adventure. Departure times are flexible as you can also start your trip at 11:00 a.m. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (7AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $395
    Anglers of all ages and skill levels will have fun on this private bottom fishing trip for family and friends. Set out from Kewalo Basin Harbor for a two-hour charter where you are sure to catch fish. A daily briefing on the boat's safety equipment and how to reel in the fish will get you ready for your adventure. Departure times are flexible as you can also start your trip at 11:00 a.m. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (8:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $395
    Anglers of all ages and skill levels will have fun on this private bottom fishing trip for family and friends. Set out from Kewalo Basin Harbor for a two-hour charter where you are sure to catch fish. A daily briefing on the boat's safety equipment and how to reel in the fish will get you ready for your adventure. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (9:30AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 31
    $395
    Spend a couple of hours in the afternoon on our private bottom fishing with family and friends charter. Out of Kewalo Basin Harbor, the captain will take you to the spots where you'll have the biggest chance to catch fish. You'll also be briefed on the onboard safety equipment and how to reel in the fish. Welcome aboard with the Aloha spirit, whether this is your first time fishing or you're an experienced angler. You can also start your trip at 4:00 p.m. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Sportfishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,095
    This is a 6-7-hour fishing charter. Oahu offers excellent offshore fishing grounds to catch big game fish, such as Pacific Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Ono (Wahoo), and Aku (Skipjack Tuna). To get you ready for your adventure, the captain will tell you about the onboard safety equipment as well as how to reel in fish. Whether this is your first time fishing or not, the crew warmly welcomes you with the Aloha spirit. Taxes are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,295
    You'll spend 8-9 hours fishing Oahu's excellent offshore grounds. You can chase lovely big game fish such as Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Pacific Blue Marlin, Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Ono (Wahoo), as well as Aku (Skipjack Tuna). The crew will inform you about the onboard safety gear and how to make your catch. Fishing experience or not, welcome aboard with the Aloha spirit! Taxes are not included in the price.
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About the Captain

Rick Johnson
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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372 Customer reviews
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Member since December 2020
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Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing has been operating and guiding in Hawai’i for over two decades. We welcome you to share in the experiences found only here our beautiful blue pacific waters. We hope to share the spirit of these islands as well as a taste of the bounty hidden beneath her sun-soaked surface. Our Ohana “family” graciously invites you to join us for a personalized fishing experience along Oahu’s famous south shore. Enjoy the picturesque Waikiki skyline as we hunt for the fish, or fish-story, that will leave memories to last you a lifetime. Let’s go Holoholo!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Hogfish Hogfish
Needlefish Needlefish
Tilefish Tilefish

Boat specs

Bruno & Stillman (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1980. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar V8 Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Not required in Hawaiian Oceans

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 additional price for children age 0-1
You Keep Catch
We filet fish only on our trolling charters
Crew Keeps Catch
Fish over 80lbs are taken to auction
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 372 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (276)
Humpback whale under the boa
Fishing with Rick
January fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Larry J.
Issaquah, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great experience!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (4PM) on April 27, 2022
These two guys made a so-so fishing trip into a 5-star experience. I’ve done a lot of inland fishing in my life, but...
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Cooper N.
United States
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Came for the fishing, stayed for the whale!

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (9:30AM) on January 30, 2023
Rick and his 2nd mate were phenomenal with our ohana. The kids were hesitant at first, but they soon got out of their shell...
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Joshua C.
Gettysburg, SD
Excellent
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2hr trip with Captain Rick Johnson

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (6:15AM) on May 31, 2022
We booked the two hour trip 6:15-8:15 AM. Rick put us right on the fish. We both had bites pretty much as soon as we dropped...
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Trinity K.
NEWCOMB HALL, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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2 Hour Fishing Trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (9:30AM) on January 9, 2023
We had an absolute blast during our trip with Captain Rick and Hannah! It was the perfect experience on the water. Great crew...
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Holly W.
Rochester, MN
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (7AM) on January 13, 2023
Great experience! Captain rick moved around to get us on fish when it was slow. We had a great time..great knowledge of the...
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FAQs about Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (1:30PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (11AM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (12PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (2:30PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (4PM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (6:15AM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (7AM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (8:30AM) (2 hours)
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (9:30AM) (2 hours)
  • $1,095 per group - 3/4 Day Sportfishing (6 hours)
  • $1,295 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Bring your favorite drinks (alcohol/soda) & snacks

Trips booked with Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Not required in Hawaiian Oceans)

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Hogfish
  • Needlefish
  • Tilefish
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wrasse (Humphead)