Bite Me - Ocean Encounters

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,608
    up to 10 persons
    + $160
    each additional person
    Holds more than 6 to sport-fish. 1500.00 up to 10 people. 150.00 per person after.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,340
    up to 10 persons
    + $133
    each additional person
    Holds more than 6 people to sport-fish. 1340.00 for first 10. 133.00 per person after.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,072
    up to 10 persons
    + $108
    each additional person
    One of the only boats to hold more than 6 people to sport-fish. A maximum of 20 people is recommended for this trip if you are going fishing, while larger groups will enjoy having the boat for cruises and large events.
  • Shared trip
    Snorkel With Dolphins *No Fishing*
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $141
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    The trip starts at 8 30, but please be sure to be at the marina by 8am. You will travel to the reef and marine sanctuary of Kealakekua Bay, where you can see any of over 600 underwater species, including spinner and spotted dolphins! Once you're done, enjoy views of the bay as you tuck into a light lunch of poke, ceviche, and light snacks. Come aboard - even if this id your first time snorkeling, the crew will provide everything you need to enjoy your trip.
  • Shared trip
    Manta Ray Snorkel *No Fishing*
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $107
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    Travel into the Pacific Ocean as the sun is setting. Dive and swim with the manta rays and visit their night time abode. The crew will tell you all about these amazing creatures and will help you light up the sea with flashlights: watch the rays somersaulting beneath you as they feed on the plankton that is attracted to the lights. The dive site is in water that is 20-30 feet deep. Snorkeling gear, wetsuits, floatation devices, hot chocolate/coffee and snacks are provided. Bring a towel!
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About the Charter Operator

Bite Me Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
46 ft
Capacity
35 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.92
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai
Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai
Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai
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Angler Rating
4
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dale H.
Fisherville, TN
 5.00
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
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Kaite C. C.
Honolulu, HI
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
Our family of 12 had an amazing time! We range from 7 to 70 yrs old and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all! Thank you both for...
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Mary G.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
 5.00
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Half day trip Taylor and ky

VERIFIED   May 21, 2018
We hooked a marlin which everyone on trip said was about 6 to 7 feet and 200 to 250 pounds ] which was amazing. It jumped hook...
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Richard H. D.
Dublin, OH
 4.67
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
Fish did not cooperate.  But fun
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