Illusions Sportfishing

74-380 Kealakehe Parkway
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Topaz (Flybridge) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 500HP Yanmar engines with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

39 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Illusions Sportfishing has been operating out of Kailua-Kona since the early 80’s. The area is known for its calm water and big fish, and this fantastic crew pride themselves on being one of the top producers in Kona. In 2015, ‘Illusions’ was the top boat in the prestigious Hawaiian International Tournament.

‘Illusions’ is a clean and comfortable 39’ Topaz flybridge. She features twin 500HP Yanmar engines and quality navigational equipment, ensuring to get you to where the fish are biting fast. The wide back deck provides space for up to six anglers, while the boat is tournament ready with large flybridge and tuna tower, fighting chair, live bait tank, outriggers, downriggers and tuna tubes. For your comfort, she also features air conditioning, full galley, toilet and shower, kitchen with fridge, bed, TV and multimedia system.

Illusions Sportfishing use quality Shimano Tiagra and Fin Nor fishing equipment. They offer a full day of non-stop action chasing Marlin, Wahoo (Ono), Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin Fish), and Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), depending on the season. The crew provide all fishing gear, tackle, bait, and ice, as well as bottled water - all you need to bring are your preferred drinks, snacks and sunscreen.

No matter if you are fishing for the first time, a dedicated fishing pro, or a family with young children, the Illusions Sportfishing crew will ensure that you have a lifetime worth of memories. Come give them a try!

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card.

About the Captain

Tim Hicks
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since March 2016
Captain Tim Hicks was born in Southern California, where he soon discovered a passion for deep sea fishing in and around the Californian and Mexican waters. In 1993, Capt. Tim moved to Kona with his family, where he started working as a charter captain, and has continued to run ‘Illusions’ ever since.

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  • 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona
    HI 96740, United States