Reel Escapes Hawaii

Book your next trip with Reel Escapes Hawaii and find out what makes the fishing in Kailua-Kona so unique. With Captain Brent at the helm, you’re in knowledgeable and experienced hands.

Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Striped Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, and more are in the cards if you come at the right time of year. You can expect to do some trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Capt. Brent welcomes you aboard a 33’ Offshore sport fishing boat that can carry up to 6 passengers. It comes equipped with all the necessary fishing technology including outriggers, a fighting chair, live bait station and more. Plus, inside you’ll find a small sitting area with table and a clean bathroom with sink and toilet. Your captain will provide rods and reels for you, along with lures. Live baiting is always an option on longer charters and is dependent on current, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

Kona has the unique distinction of being one of the few places in the world that has a caught over a 1,000 lbs blue marlin in each month of the year, meaning you have the opportunity to land a massive trophy fish. We are also home to other species and the captain and crew are always willing to accommodate any special request you may have to target a particular species.

A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. Mates often work for tips and it’s customary to offer them a 20% tip. You can’t go wrong when you bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen (non-spray). Bottled water and light snacks are included. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor and glass bottles.

Now, come aboard with Reel Escapes Hawaii and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Sunset Bite Escape - 4 Hours
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $750
    Join us on the water when there are less boats, beautiful sunsets, and amazing fishing. These large pelagic fish are biting at all hours so spend the morning sleeping in, going to the beach, and touring around, but spend the afternoon with Reel Escapes Hawaii on the water. We gather all the information from the morning charters and use it to our advantage in the afternoon. This four (4) hour charter is perfect for the group that wants to spend some time fishing, but not making it an all-day adventure.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Tuna (Bigeye)
    Bigeye Tuna
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing Escape (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $850
    At Reel Escapes Hawaii, we offer a variety of styles of fishing. Expect the opportunity to set the lines for trolling for big game, but we also use real and artificial bait for drifting and bottom fishing if the current is favorable. Reel Escapes wants you to have the experience of holding the tackle and fishing along with the great views that come from fishing the deep blue waters of Kailua-Kona. We will consult with EVERY charter prior to departure to determine what each guests goals are
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Fishing Escape (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $850
    Join us on the water when there are less boats, beautiful sunsets and amazing fishing. These large pelagic fish are biting at all hours so spend the morning sleeping in, going to the beach and touring around, but spend the afternoon with Reel Escapes on the water. We gather all the information from the morning charters and use it to our advantage in the afternoon. This five (5) hour charter is perfect for the group thats wants to spend some time fishing, but not making it an all day adventure.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Escape (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $950
    Our goal is to be the first out of the harbor and in the hottest fishing spots before anyone else has left the harbor. While the fish feed all day, it's nice to be the first to put a lure in front of them. We will use various methods of fishing including trolling, artificial and real bait along with dropping live bait (tbd if live bait is available). We will consult with EVERY charter prior to departure to determine what each guests goals are.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing Escape (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $950
    Join us on the water when there are less boats, beautiful sunsets and amazing fishing. These large pelagic fish are biting at all hours so spend the morning sleeping in, going to the beach and touring around, but spend the afternoon with us on the water. We gather all the information from the morning and use it to our advantage to catch in the afternoon. We'll try a variety of techniques and put the equipment in your hands! We connect with every guest to make each charter memorable.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Escape AM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $1,195
    Our 8 hour fishing charter is for the group that really wants to get have the greatest opportunity to land that trophy fish. Our goal is to be the first out of the harbor and at the hottest spots before anyone else has even left. We will use various methods of fishing including trolling, artificial and real bait along with dropping live bait (tbd if live bait is available). We will consult with EVERY charter prior to departure to determine what each guests goals are.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
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FAQs about Reel Escapes Hawaii

Reel Escapes Hawaii offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group - Sunset Bite Escape - 4 Hours (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5 Hour Fishing Escape (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5 Hour Fishing Escape (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 6 Hour Fishing Escape (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 6 Hour Fishing Escape (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,195 per group - 8 Hour Fishing Escape AM (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Escapes Hawaii, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet We have an enclosed bathroom for complete privacy equipped with a marine head that’s similar in size to a toilet in a a home. It’s well ventilated, cleaned daily and also has a sink and mirror.
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Escapes Hawaii include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Generally we clean fish on the boat and it’s bagged and on ice before the trip ends for all of our guests. )
  • Snacks (Variety of chips, cookies, etc)
  • Drinks (Cold bottled water is provided)
  • First Mate (Tipping 20% is the general rule on any charter)
  • Fishing License (No Licenses are required currently in Hawaii)

Reel Escapes Hawaii offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (We are incredibly fortunate to be able to catch trophy marlin within 5 miles of shore. For people who may be concerned about travelling too far, you’re never out of sight of the island. )

Reel Escapes Hawaii offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (Shimano Tiagra 130's and 80's )
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Escapes Hawaii include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Reel Escapes Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
58 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2023
Angler's Choice
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I've been fortunate to spend the better part of my life fishing but even more fortunate to turn that passion into a career. Growing up on the Great Lakes in Canada I fished for the typical freshwater fish but also in the big money Salmon Tournaments. Once I moved to Hawaii I was able to spend more time on big water and really developed a passion for chasing these bigger fish. I don't just operate a business, I love what I do and even on my days off, you'll find me out on the water dragging lines or dropping bait.

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

Innovator (Sportfishing) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 210HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
We are incredibly fortunate to be able to catch trophy marlin within 5 miles of shore. For people who may be concerned about travelling too far, you’re never out of sight of the island.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Shimano Tiagra 130's and 80's
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
We have an enclosed bathroom for complete privacy equipped with a marine head that’s similar in size to a toilet in a a home. It’s well ventilated, cleaned daily and also has a sink and mirror.
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Generally we clean fish on the boat and it’s bagged and on ice before the trip ends for all of our guests.
Snacks
Variety of chips, cookies, etc
Drinks
Cold bottled water is provided
First Mate
Tipping 20% is the general rule on any charter
Fishing License
No Licenses are required currently in Hawaii

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.
You Keep Catch
Our goal is to send every guest home with fish!

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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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