Grander Marlin Sportfishing

Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

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.

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


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Merritt (Classic) originally built in 1960, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 355HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

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

 
Spearfish (Shortbill)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, 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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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