Medusa Sportfishing welcomes you aboard. Spend a day on the water with your loved ones and create wonderful memories that will stay with you forever. Your journey will start in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii where you’ll meet Captain Lance Gelman, a friendly and seasoned angler who’ll take you offshore to catch a number of prized species. Join him and have a memorable fishing experience on the sea!

You’ll fish from a 38’ Ocean offshore sport fishing boat that’s powered by twin 375 HP Caterpillar engines and can sit up to 6 guests. It uses modern navigation technology, outriggers, tuna tubes, as well as a fighting chair, and the facilities include a kitchen, toilet, and flying bridge. There will also be an ice-box to store your fish and drinks and a first mate will be present throughout the trip.

You’ll have the chance to target Tuna, Marlin, Spearfish, Wahoo, as well as Mahi Mahi, and the way you’ll catch them is trolling on heavy tackle. You can keep all the fish you catch and take it home but you can also return it to the water. Feel free to make things even more fun by bringing kids on your trip.

Captain Lance will provide you with all the tackle, lures, and fishing licenses, so yours is just to bring your favorite food and drinks before you depart.

Come down to Medusa Sportfishing and create lifelong memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    8 hours give you the advantage of fishing grounds much further away from the harbor and allow the lures to work the famous fishing waters for an entire day. The price doesn't include crew tips.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    A 6-hour trip allows for additional time to troll further from the harbor or stay in an area that has a hot bite going on. Crew tips are not included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This is a 4-hour charter for those who don't have the time for a full day trip. Fishing starts 5 minutes out of the harbor in some of the best waters offshore. Crew tips are not included in the charter cost.
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About the Captain

Lance Gelman
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
1 Fishing Report
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Lance has worked in the charter fishing industry since he was 14, and his love of fishing, the ocean, and his clients has always rewarded him. Captain Lance believes it is his responsibility to show his clients a great day whether the fish are biting or not. With that said, he is a very accomplished captain, catching two grander Blue Marlin (1058 lb and 1075 lb), 57 Mahi Mahi in a single day, and has many tournament victories to his credit. A superb Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) fisherman, Captain Lance won first place in the Maui Jim Tournament Ahi Division three years in a row: 2009, 2010, and 2011.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ocean (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Roger M.
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Great family fishing trip with Capt. Lance and First Mate John.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 10, 2021
Captain Lance was a good communicator leading up to our fishing trip answering text and phone calls usually within an hour...
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James B.
Dallas, Texas
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Half Day Trip on the Medusa was a fulfilling experience!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 19, 2021
Our first deep see fishing experience on the Medusa was a memorable one.  Although we were novices, Captain Lance and First...
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Bruce O.
United States
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Half day trip with Captain Lance

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on October 3, 2021
Lance and Jack were great on the trip today. They helped orient me and then got me into a nice Blue Marlin. We had another...
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Andy V.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Very successful trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 11, 2021
Our family had an amazing time on our trip! We went at 6am, for 6 hours, with Lance and Jack, and it was great. It was much...
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Kyle L.
United States
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 13, 2021
Had a great day fishing with Captain Lance and deck hand John. Many years experience with these two. They definitely knew what...
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FAQs about Medusa Sportfishing

Medusa Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Medusa Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Medusa Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Medusa Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Medusa Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Medusa Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo