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

Ocean Encounters, the 46’ Delta classic boat, has plenty of space. Featuring a large upper deck with incredible views of the island and the surrounding waters, it can accommodate up to 35 guests at once. Whether you want to cruise, sightsee, or just 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, the crew 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 Bite Me – Ocean Encounters. Book now before it’s too late!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,616
    Spend a whole day out on these productive fishing grounds. You'll target a variety of fish species, including Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,346
    This trip can take more than 6 people to sport fish. You'll explore the waters and try to reel in creatures like Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,077
    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. You'll target fish like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, Tuna, and Wahoo.

About the Charter Operator

Bite Me Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
4 Fishing Reports
75 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) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Delta (Classic) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
30 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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
Crew Keeps 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

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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai
Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Abdollah R.
Minneapolis, MN
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Full day 8 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Private on April 20, 2021
I had 12 of my family members on board. Excellent trip
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Shannon B.
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Private on May 12, 2021
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Kaite C. C.
Honolulu, HI
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Half day trip with Captain Curtis and Kai

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private on 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
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Half day trip Taylor and ky

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Private on 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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Dale H.
Fisherville, TN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private on June 4, 2019
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FAQs about Bite Me – Ocean Encounters

Bite Me – Ocean Encounters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,077 per group, additional $108 per person after 10 guests - Half Day Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,346 per group, additional $135 per person after 10 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,616 per group, additional $162 per person after 10 guests - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Bite Me – Ocean Encounters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Bite Me – Ocean Encounters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Bite Me – Ocean Encounters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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