Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 1

Bite Me Sportfishing wants you to experience Hawaii Sportfishing as it should be. Join them aboard their original boat, the Bite Me 1, and see why records have been made in these waters. This is one of the best 40 footers in Kona and is the perfect base for a medium-sized group or family.

Bite Me 1 is a 40’ Uniflite boat that features a pair of new 450 HP Cummins engines that drive it up to a top speed of 30 knots. Relax in comfort in between bites inside the covered cabin, or scan the surrounding seas aboard the shaded flybridge. With a clean bathroom on board, this is also a boat you can easily bring your family aboard!

Your trip will start at the Honokohau Harbor, a bustling marina located on the West of Kailua Kona. This is just a short boat ride from the world-famous “Grander alley,” a place where records have been made and lines have been broken thanks to Hawaii’s enormous fishery.

With local species including Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, and Spearfish, this is without a doubt one of the best sport fisheries on the planet. The crew has been fishing these waters for many years and will not only make sure you catch fish, but they will also make sure you enjoy it.

Your main fishing technique will be trolling with artificial lures, a technique that has been honed in these very waters. You will be fishing with Penn International reels. In case you would like to try some light tackle fun, Shimano TLD Graphite reels will also be available, as well as custom-designed Melton International rods. A Murray Brothers fighting chair and Rupp outriggers complete the picture – this is sportfishing at its best.

Whether you are a pro or a first-timer, join Bite Me Sportfishing on the Bite Me 1 for the day and take a fishing trip to tell your friends about!



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
    $916
    up to 6 persons
    Take the full day to travel offshore and catch the fish of a lifetime. This is the perfect trip for dedicated anglers who want to explore several different spots and get the best shot of catching quality fish. With Spearfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi and much more being caught in the waters near Kona, this has all the ingredients for a trip to remember.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    This trip can also depart at 10:30. You will be on the water for 6 hours, fishing for big game fish such as Billfish, Mahi Mahi and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Our original boat and one of Kona’s fastest 40 footers, Bite Me 1 is a fantastic vessel for sportfishing around Kona with a medium-sized group or family. It's powered by two brand new 450 HP Cummins engines with a top speed of 30 knots.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Our original boat and one of Kona’s fastest 40 footers, Bite Me 1 is a fantastic vessel for sportfishing around Kona with a medium-sized group or family. The boat is powered by two brand new 450 HP Cummins engines with a top speed of 30 knots.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $539
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will get you fishing for 4 hours targeting species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and maybe even Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $539
    up to 6 persons
    Our original boat and one of Kona’s fastest 40 footers, Bite Me 1 is a fantastic vessel for sportfishing around Kona with a medium-sized group or family. It features two brand new Electronic 450 HP Cummins engines with a top speed of 30 knots.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Perfect for groups who don't have a lot of time to spare, this trip will get you out on the water and fishing for a variety of local sport fish in no time. Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and more await!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $128
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This is the best option for the angler that wants to try sportfishing – join a shared charter. This is a group of no more than 6 anglers. Everyone on the boat has a chance of hopping in the fighting chair for a time you will never forget.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $128
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Our original boat and one of Kona’s fastest 40 footers, Bite Me 1 is a fantastic vessel for sportfishing around Kona with a medium-sized group or family. Featuring two brand new electronic 450 HP Cummins engines with a top speed of 30 knots.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $128
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Part of a small group? This charter is perfect for you! Everyone will get the chance to have a go on the fighting chair and experience the thrill of hooking anything from a Mahi Mahi to a Marlin.
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About the Charter Operator

Bite Me Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
56 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)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Uniflite (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
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.
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Rating Summary
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3.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day with Captain Chad and Sandy
Full day with Captain Chad and Sandy
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
83%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Dan H.
Honolulu, HI
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Chad and Sandy

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
These guys were great. Coaching me in the techniques while bringing the fish in. Awesome Awesome trip!
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Jerry C.
Honolulu, HI
 4.67
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Whole day with Captain Chad and Sandy. They know their stuff.

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
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Avon, OH
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3/4 day trip with Captain Chad and Sandy

VERIFIED   July 23, 2018
My husband and I took a private charter out and spent the day on the water. Unfortunately we did not have any luck but Sandy...
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Jerry E.
Marysville, WA
 1.33
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 4, 2020
The trip was absolutely not what it is billed up to. From the very start finding the boat to say difficult would be putting...
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Victor, CA
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Bite me 1, 3/4 day

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
We booked Bite Me 1 after a prior booking fell trhough.  The Captain was able to accept our charter on very short notice. Captain...
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