Grander Marlin Sportfishing

Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

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Boat Specs

Merritt (Classic) originally built in 1960 and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

37 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
If asked ahead of time
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Yellowfin)


If catching a Marlin weighing over 1000 lbs is on your bucket list (and why would it not be), taking a trip with Grander Marlin Sportfishing could be your chance to check it off. Fishing in one of the most renowned Blue Marlin fisheries in the world and with a crew that has won numerous awards for Marlin Fishing, the company will do everything in its power to help you achieve the ultimate sportfishing prize.

Grander Marlin Sportfishing fishes aboard a 37 ft Merritt that is designed to maneuver FAST on fish. Its flat-bottomed stern section allows the vessel to turn on a dime and reach higher speeds in reverse. Equipped with all the tackle and gear you could ask for, this boat is ideal for veteran marlin enthusiasts but also offers a great experience to novice and first timers.

Grander Marlin Sportfishing will strive to put you on the fish of a lifetime. While they are heavy tackle specialists, they can also chase IGFA records on lighter line if asked ahead of time. If you are chasing a Marlin on the fly, you are welcome to bring your fly fishing gear aboard and take on this ultimate challenge.

Everything is included to ensure this is a one in a lifetime adventure.

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
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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, American Express.

About the Captain

Chris Donato
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since July 2016
Captain Chris has a lifetime of fishing experience behind him, a large portion of which includes chasing Marlin in the South Pacific. Chris holds the current all-tackle​ record for Blue Marlin in Samoa, having caught the first grander in Samoa at 1025 lb's, as well as the current record for Samoan Blue Marlin on 80lb tackle. He is now Fishing out of one of the most famous Marlin ports in the world in Kona, Hawaii, he is giving you the chance to try your hand at catching your very own Marlin. Captain Chris has been featured in numerous publications, including Marlin Magazine and Billfish Magazine.

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  • Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona
    HI 96740, United States