The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina

The VENTURE Boat from MANA Cruises is perfect for exploring the nearshore waters of Ko Olina and West Oahu. Our crew consistently cruise within 1-2 miles from shore in depths of 10 feet to 100 fathoms.

Aboard the VENTURE Boat we focus on nearshore fishing, bottom fishing, novice fishing, snorkeling, wildlife viewing, swimming and having fun - perfect for the whole family! 

We offer Private Charters for up to six guests.

With our seasoned captains learn about local fishing technique, lures, ocean safety and more. Based on your experience, target different types of fish trolling and or jigging.  Though we practice catch and release for most fish caught, taking your catch home is a possibility based on legal limits and the Captain’s discretion.

As with all our charters, keep an eye on the water as ocean life can be found at anytime, anywhere. We may get a visit from Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin, Humpback Whales (seasonally), Bottlenose Dolphin and even Flying Fish.

Aboard our 32’ Sport Catamaran, you’ll experience the perfect blend of adventure and comfort. Our Fish + Snorkel charters provide a fantastic option to enjoy a little bit of both activities (gear provided), offering fun for the entire family!

For comfort, our vessel includes an onboard toilet, Hawaiian chips, snacks, water, juices, and coconut water. Extra cooler storage and ice are available for guests to bring additional food and drinks. 

We may catch: Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Wahoo (Ono), Dorado (Mahi Mahi), SkipJack Tuna (Aku), White Trevally (Papio), Blue Trevally (Omilu), Goat Fish (Weke), Triggerfish (Humu) and various other types of pelagic and reef fish.

**The VENTURE Boat is not a "deep sea" charter boat. Marlin and Larger Pelagics can be fished for aboard other vessels.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Ko Olina Nearshore Fishing Venture
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    [ Depart 7a Approx 2 hours ] Embark on an epic morning fishing adventure on the VENTURE Boat! Perfect for novice and young anglers, learn local fishing techniques targeting reef and pelagic species. Cruise the 40-fathom ledge and explore nearshore reefs from 10 - 600 ft. Our 2-hour trip includes a captain, fishing gear, snacks, and drinks. No fishing license required. Have the opportunity to catch: Yellowfin, Skipjack, Mahi, Wahoo, Trevally, Triggers, more! Possibly see: Dolphins, Whales, Turtles
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Trevally (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Trevally
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Jobfish (Green)
    Green Jobfish
  • Private trip
    Ko Olina Fish + Snorkel Venture AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $995
    [ Depart 10a Approx 2.5 hours ] Jump aboard for an all-in-one Fish + Snorkel Venture. Spend the morning exploring wildlife and snorkeling all while allocating time to also troll or jig up some fish. Explore Ko Olina's vibrant marine life, with chances to see dolphins, whales, and turtles. Relax aboard with light snacks, or dive into snorkeling and fishing with our professional gear. Perfect for families or groups up to six. Experience the thrill of Ko Olina with our certified captain and crew.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Trevally (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Trevally
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Jobfish (Green)
    Green Jobfish
  • Private trip
    Ko Olina Fish + Snorkel Venture PM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $995
    [ Depart 130p Approx 2.5 hours ] Jump aboard for an all-in-one Fish + Snorkel Venture. Spend the afternoon exploring wildlife and snorkeling all while allocating time to also troll or jig up some fish. Explore Ko Olina's vibrant marine life, with chances to see dolphins, whales, and turtles. Relax aboard with light snacks, or dive into snorkeling and fishing with our professional gear. Perfect for families or groups up to six. Experience the thrill of Ko Olina with our certified captain and crew.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Trevally (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Trevally
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Jobfish (Green)
    Green Jobfish
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Customer reviews

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4.9 / 5
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Amazing day with my 3 children!!

NEW  Ko Olina Nearshore Fishing Venture on June 4, 2024
Had an amazing vacation trip out in Ko Olina to celebrate my birthday and an early Father’s Day! My wife booked a surprise...
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Fish and Snorkel from Koolina

Ko Olina Fish + Snorkel Venture AM on March 12, 2024
Booked this charter with my wife and 2 kids since we were staying nearby at the Aulani Disney.  Captain Jesse and crew took...
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William M.
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4.0 / 5
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Good but not great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Ko Olina Nearshore Fishing Venture on June 4, 2024
We really enjoyed the bottom fishing, but felt we spent too much time trolling as to me that was more of a nice boat ride than...
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Quarter day trip with Captain Mark

Ko Olina Nearshore Fishing Venture on April 29, 2024
Captain Mark was a great guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional.  We took the entire family. The boat was...
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Captain Austin is the best!

VERIFIED   NEW  Ko Olina Nearshore Fishing Venture on June 6, 2024
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FAQs about The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina

The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Ko Olina Nearshore Fishing Venture (2 hours)
  • US $995 per group - Ko Olina Fish + Snorkel Venture AM (3 hours)
  • US $995 per group - Ko Olina Fish + Snorkel Venture PM (3 hours)

When you book a trip with The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Our head is located in the console and has plenty of head room once seated. We have a Jabsco Quiet Flush system that's electronically macerated and a holding tank of 10 gallons. Hand Sanitizer, Face Tissue, and Trash Can are located inside.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Aboard we will always have cold waters and fruit juices! Additionally we will have Hawaiian Style chips, macadamia nuts, and select gummies. We encourage you to bring whatever you need to keep comfortable including other snacks or drinks. If you'd lik)
  • Drinks (Aboard we will always have cold waters, Hawaiian fruit juices, and coconut water to stay hydrated. To reduce waste and "single use" plastics we do serve some of these drinks in reusable aluminum cups. If there is a particular drink that you may want abo)

The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (If conditions permit)
  • Reef Fishing

The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with The VENTURE Boat Ko Olina include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jobfish (Green)
  • Trevally (Bluefin)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

MANA Cruises + Charters
Kapolei, Hawaii, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
8 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2023
Whether you're a seasoned angler or trying it out for the first time, immerse yourself in the thrill of Hawaiian-style fishing. Join us for an early morning fishing charter or include it in your personalized adventure.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jobfish (Green) Green Jobfish
Trevally (Bluefin) Bluefin Trevally

Boat specs

World Cat (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
If conditions permit
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Our head is located in the console and has plenty of head room once seated. We have a Jabsco Quiet Flush system that's electronically macerated and a holding tank of 10 gallons. Hand Sanitizer, Face Tissue, and Trash Can are located inside.
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Aboard we will always have cold waters and fruit juices! Additionally we will have Hawaiian Style chips, macadamia nuts, and select gummies. We encourage you to bring whatever you need to keep comfortable including other snacks or drinks. If you'd lik
Drinks
Aboard we will always have cold waters, Hawaiian fruit juices, and coconut water to stay hydrated. To reduce waste and "single use" plastics we do serve some of these drinks in reusable aluminum cups. If there is a particular drink that you may want abo

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
We love having kids aboard from ages 1-12+! Whether fishing, cruising, or snorkeling we have the right gear and snacks to keep all keiki (kids) happy! Please keep in mind that for all children under the age of 12, we do provide comfortable USCG life ves
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
If you're cookin' it, we'll keep it for you!
Crew Keeps Catch
Our crew love to share catches with 'ohana!
Catch and Release Allowed
Most commonly, we catch and release!

Payment

Pay online in full

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

No additional fees.

Recent fishing reports

Ono and Snorkel Charter!
Ono and Snorkel Charter!
June 7, 2024
Great start to a beautiful Fish + Snorkel with Captain J! Sashimi slabs for everyone along with some dolphins and clear water snorkeling. Let's do it again :)
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Bottom Reef Beauties!
Bottom Reef Beauties!
June 4, 2024
Great morning of bottom fishing fun. Beautiful and great eating double barred goat fish and more. Another epic morning from Ko Olina!
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Ono Morning Fun!
Ono Morning Fun!
May 30, 2024
Great 2 hour morning Near Shore - a true mixbag of fish to start the day. Aku Skip Jack, Kaku Barracuda, Ono Wahoo to top it off. Fantastic job by the father son duo on a beautiful morning.
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