Bite Me - Ocean Encounters

74-425 Kealakehe Parkway
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

Join Bite Me Sportfishing for the ultimate large group Kona sport fishing experience. Ocean Encounters is one of the only boats fishing out of the island that can take over six people - don’t miss out!

At 46’, Ocean Encounters has plenty of space. Featuring a large upper deck with incredible views of the island and the surrounding waters, she can accommodate up to 35 guests at once. Whether you want to cruise, sight see, or fish, you and your friends will find what you need here.

The boat comes fitted with amenities such as a GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio, and there is also a fighting chair on deck for a big game battle. You will also find a toilet on board - a most welcome addition for anglers who don’t want to interrupt their time on the water!

On board, you will be provided with all you need for your trip. Whether you want to snorkel or battle a Mahi Mahi, Bite Me Sportfishing will sort you out with all the necessary gear. If you want to fish, choose between trolling for game fish or bottom fishing over the reefs. Both light and heavy tackle fishing gear will be supplied on board, so all you have to bring is a sense of adventure!

Take turns as you fish and have a real bonding experience. Fishing trips aboard Ocean Encounters will involve trolling 5-6 lines in the water, so everyone on board should have the chance to fish (depending on group size). Although the boat can take up to 35 guests, fishing trips are best with a maximum of 10-20 people.

Once you return to the dock, any fish you caught will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home and enjoy.

Make the most of this unique opportunity to fish with a large group of friends and family. Book now before it’s too late!

Join Bite Me Sportfishing for the ultimate large group Kona sport fishing experience. Ocean Encounters is one of the only boats fishing out of the island that can take over six people - don’t miss out!

At 46’, Ocean Encounters has plenty

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Private Charter
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1608 up to 10 persons
    + US$ 160 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Private Charter
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1340 up to 10 persons
    + US$ 133 each additional person
  • Half Day Private Charter
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1072 up to 10 persons
    + US$ 108 each additional person
  • US$ 141 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
  • US$ 107 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum
  • Whale Watching Charter *No Fishing*
    2 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 83 per person (shared), 5 persons minimum

About this listing

Boat Specs

Delta (Classic) originally built in 1973. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

46 ft
35 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Charter Operator

Bite Me Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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