Join Silky Sportfishing – a family-friendly charter fishing service that runs top-notch fishing trips off the Kona coast. Captain John Bagwell is an experienced angler who will make sure your trip is as productive as possible.

The Silky is a 45’ Viking that provides comfortable accommodations for larger groups 4-6 adults 👨 air-conditioning and tournament ready tackle. With two staterooms and two bathrooms, the boat gives you the chance to enjoy top of the range fishing in a very comfortable setting.

A complete range of high-quality fishing equipment is supplied on board, with Penn International reels from 30 lb class all the way up to 130. The boat also features a fighting chair for those exciting big game battles, when you need to respond to a real challenge.

Capt. John offers a variety of trips you can choose from, while also giving you the opportunity to customize your trip to your specific requirements. As the crew is permitted for Kealakekua Bay special use, they offer fishing and snorkel trips and allow you to combine both of these exciting opportunities on one trip.

Target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna with a crew that has over 30 uears of experience and aboard a tournament-ready boat. What more could you ask for from a Hawaii charter fishing trip?

Book a trip with Silky Sportfishing and have the time of your life fishing under the Hawaiian sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $790
    These trips give you the chance to sample big game fishing from Kailua-Kona, and while you will not have as much time to hook a Marlin as you would on full day trips, you will be able to troll for exciting big game species such as Mahi Mahi and Tuna. There might be a $100 fuel surcharge for this trip, depending on the fuel price. No fishing licenses are required for this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $990
    This is a 6-hour trip which can include snorkeling at Kealakekua Bay if desired. Go on this water adventure, combining fishing with snorkeling and explore these pristine waters like never before. There might be a $100 fuel surcharge for this trip, depending on the fuel price. No fishing licenses are required for this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Spearfish (Shortbill)
    Shortbill Spearfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,290
    This is the ideal trip if you want to experience serious sportfishing, with potential target species including Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. You can also enjoy snorkeling if you want to check out the underwater world up close. There might be a $100 fuel surcharge for this trip, depending on the fuel price. No fishing licenses are required for this trip.
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FAQs about Silky Sportfishing

Silky Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $790 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $990 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,290 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Silky Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Two bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair Murray Bros
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers Rupp
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Ratheon

Trips booked with Silky Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn International reels, custom rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Camden Arand is our deckhand and he has been with us for 3 years and is excellent in his skills and knowledge of Kona offshore fishing . He also instructs our novice anglers in all ascpects of the offshore fishing in Kona)

Silky Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Fortunately Kona is already in the middle of the Pacific and the Islands are the above surface of the volcanoes so we really have no long run to where we start to fish . Fishing starts as soon as we leave the harbor !)

Silky Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Silky Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)

Meet the Charter Operator

Silky Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
208 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since August 2016
Captain John Bagwell has been fishing for big game since 1970. Having started his career in Daytona Beach, Florida, in the early 1970s, he has since then traveled extensively around the famous fisheries of the East Coast, the Bahamas, Mexico’s Yucatan Penninsula, and now Hawaii. With a career that began with fishing in North Carolina with sportifshing legends such as Buddy Cannady, Sam Stokes, Omu Tillett, Buddy Davis, and Sonny Briggs, he continues to provide top of the range sportfishing adventures forty years on. John has been living in Kona since 1998 and enjoys the unparalleled year round Blue Marlin and Tuna fishery that the area provides. For the past 10 years, he has been working with Captain Dave Bensko, so one of these two amazing Captains will be taking you out.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat specs

Viking (Sportfishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 485HP J&T Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fortunately Kona is already in the middle of the Pacific and the Islands are the above surface of the volcanoes so we really have no long run to where we start to fish . Fishing starts as soon as we leave the harbor !

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Two bathrooms
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Murray Bros
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn International reels, custom rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Camden Arand is our deckhand and he has been with us for 3 years and is excellent in his skills and knowledge of Kona offshore fishing . He also instructs our novice anglers in all ascpects of the offshore fishing in Kona

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 welcome children of all ages . For kids under 10 we do recommend wearing a personal floatation device .
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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