Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3

Bite Me Sportfishing is ready to take you on a Hawaii fishing trip you will want to tell your friends about! Longing to get a taste of a place where numerous records have been made? Want to try your hand at catching your very own monster? Hoping to do all this in the presence of a polite, warm, and knowledgeable crew? Look no further.

Bite Me 3 is a glamorous 40’ Egg Harbor boat that is perfect for medium-sized groups of friends or family. A comfortable vessel to spend the day aboard, it features a Kona Open cockpit that has been lovingly decked out with comfortable leather couches. The shady flybridge is perfect for scanning the horizon for huge Marlins, while inside you will find a private restroom with a shower.

Step on the deck, and you will understand why Bite Me Sportfishing has been voted “Best of Hawaii” for many years in a row. You will find a full-sized Murray Brothers fighting chair waiting for you, as well as Rupp tournament-grade outriggers and tuna tubes in case you are fishing with bait.

Your tackle will be rigged and waiting for you, and it won’t disappoint. The crew has a range of Penn International reels for medium to heavy tackle fishing, as well as Shimano TLD Graphite reels for light tackle.  Let them show you how to catch the prized fish of the area – they will even fillet catch at the end of the day so you can have a taste.

Which brings us on to the fishing. There’s a reason why Kona is famous for its big game fishing, and the Bite Me fleet is located just minutes away from some of the best Marlin grounds out there. But you won’t only be looking for Marlin: Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Spearfish are also common catches on these trips.

This charter is frequently booked – don’t miss out on securing your spot today. Join Bite Me Sportfishing for your new Hawaiian adventure!

**Bite Me Sportfishing has a fleet of 9 boats and does reserve the right to move this charter to another boat for any reason that may deem it necessary**



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $332
    This is the perfect trip for smaller groups looking to share a charter. Target species will depend on the season, but could include Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Spearfish, Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (Mid Day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Price for 2 persons
    US $332
    One of our mid-sized boats featuring a large tuna tower for locating fish, the Bite Me 3 is the perfect vessel for the ultimate Kona sportfishing experience for medium-sized groups or smaller groups looking to share a charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $861
    With fishing just 15 minutes from the dock, you will be able to catch some good fish on this trip. Potential targets include Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Ono (Wahoo) and Ahi (Tuna).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private (Mid Day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $861
    You will be at the fishing grounds within about 15 minutes of leaving the dock. Here you can catch fish such as Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Ono (Wahoo) and Ahi (Tuna).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,077
    Spend 6 hours on the water, fishing for some of the best sportfish Hawaii has to offer. Target Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. Could this be your chance to catch a Marlin?
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private (Mid Day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,077
    One of our mid-sized boats featuring a large tuna tower for locating fish, the Bite Me 3 is the perfect vessel for the ultimate Kona sportfishing experience for medium-sized groups or smaller groups. You'll target Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Spearfish, Wahoo, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,292
    A full day on the water, giving you the chance to get the most of what Kona fishing has to offer. Trips will be tailored to the experience level of the group and the season, but could see you targeting Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and much more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private (Midday)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $1,292
    One of our mid-sized boats featuring a large tuna tower for locating fish, the Bite Me 3 is the perfect vessel for the ultimate Kona sportfishing experience for medium-sized groups or smaller groups. You'll get the chance to target species like Tuna, Marlin, Spearfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.0 / 5
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Second time using Bite Me fishing
Half day trip with Capt Andy
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Good experience
65%
Friendly captain
86%
Recommend this charter
69%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Caught fish
40%
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Kaili M.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Second time using Bite Me fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 16, 2024
Second time using this company for a boat charter, kind knowledgeable crew. Bummer no bites and kinda choppier than expected...
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Arne G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We caught fish

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Private (AM) on July 15, 2024
We not only caught one 200lb blue Marlin but we caught a second 400lb Marlin. It was amazing
Arne G. recommends Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3
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Aaron S.
Wilsonville, OR
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (Mid Day) on September 11, 2023
Went on a shared trip solo, total of 6 customers, 2 crew: Andy and Brittany. Super approachable and laid back had a great time!...
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Mark G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Caught a marlin!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private (AM) on February 22, 2024
This was a trip we gave to our daughter and son-in-law.  They loved every minute of it.  The crew was great and they caught...
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Amanda E.
Excellent
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Fishing with Stephanie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on May 8, 2024
We enjoyed our trip. We only caught one fish with 5 people but this is the chance you take
Amanda E. recommends Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3
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FAQs about Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $166 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $166 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (Mid Day) (4 hours)
  • US $861 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $861 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (Mid Day) (4 hours)
  • US $1,077 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Private (6 hours)
  • US $1,077 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Private (Mid Day) (6 hours)
  • US $1,292 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)
  • US $1,292 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (Midday) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (for kids)
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Stephanie Smith
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
179 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since November 2015
Bite Me Sportfishing is the largest sportfishing charter company in Hawaii. Their captains have been fishing the Kona coastline for most of their lives and will do everything in their power to put you on fish. The team includes Hawaii's only female captain, Deneen Wargo, who is also the only female angler to participate in the Hawaiin International Billfish tournament (and she came very close to winning it, too)! Deneen is married to Brian Wargo, the owner of Bite Me Sportfishing. Brian has done everything, from tackling down a shark to save a life to winning a Carnegie award and medal. He has even been on the cover of Reader's Digest! An amazing fisherman, he is a really good guy with a big heart, who takes care of his employees. The Bite Me team is made up of 30 people, from captains and crew to operations managers. They consider themselves to be one big family, and every team member goes out of their way on a daily basis to ensure every customer has a memorable experience.
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About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish

Boat specs

Egg Harbor (Sportfishing) originally built in 1977. Powered by 2 435HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
for kids
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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 2% charge will apply.

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