Tropical Sun Sportfishing Charter

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

Tropical Sun Sportfishing operates out of the prestigious sportfishing town of Kona, offering one of the best ranges of trips you will find anywhere on the island. Spend anything from four hours to two days aboard, targeting monster pelagics like Ono (Wahoo), Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Mahi Mahi, Shortbilled Spearfish, and Blue and White Marlin.

The vessel you will be spending your trip aboard is a 45’ Bertram sportfishing boat, powered by twin Detroit Diesel engines with a combined output of over 1,000HP. The vessel has plenty of room aboard for six guests to fish and relax in style and features enough equipment and luxuries to keep even the pickiest sportfishers happy.

The boat has GPS and fishfinder to put you on the best spots, outriggers to help target fast-moving fish, and a livewell and tuna tubes to make sure nothing can resist your hook. She also has a fighting chair to help you hold your own against grander Marlin offshore.

Step below deck and you will find a spacious salon, a galley, full head, and comfortable cabins to rest in on longer offshore adventures. The boat is meticulously maintained, from the top of her tower to the tip of her keel, and all her equipment is kept in pristine order to ensure the best fishing experience.

And there is lots of equipment to choose from! All trips come with a choice of light, heavy, and fly tackle and the option to pop, spin, jig, troll, and even spearfish your day away. You will be presented with a range of realistic lures made specifically for the different target species, as well as plenty of fresh live bait if that is more your style.

The Tropical Sun Sportfishing crew is one of the best around the captain has over 10 years of experience in Hawaii alone. Add in a top-of-the-line boat and tournament-grade tackle and you start to see how special this trip is going to be. So climb aboard for an offshore adventure like you have never been on before.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 15 Jul
    US$ 1750
    up to 6 persons
    Climb aboard for a solid 24 hours on the water, heading way offshore in search of the biggest and meanest fish out there. Target Mahi Mahi, Ono, Ahi, and Marlin on this offshore fishing extravaganza.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Night Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 1700
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the night fishing for Yellowfin and Albacore Tuna, Thresher Sharks, and Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 1 Sep
    US$ 1625
    up to 6 persons / day
    Spend two days aboard, heading out to the very best fishing grounds, and targeting monster Blue and Striped Marlin, as well as Ahi, Ono, Mahi mahi, Spearfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This is the recommended charter for getting the most out of Kailua-Kona's world famous fishing grounds. Potential catches include the mighty Blue Marlin, as well as Mahi Mahi, Yelllowfin Tuna, and Skipjack Tuna.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling for species such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin and more on this six hour trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This is the trip for you if you are short on time, although you will have a lower chance of catching big fish than if you take a longer trip. You will be trolling for game fish such as Mahi Mahi and Tuna, and you may even catch a Marlin!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This is the trip for you if you are short on time, although you will have a lower chance of catching big fish than if you take a longer trip. You will be trolling for game fish such as Mahi Mahi and Tuna, and you may even catch a Marlin!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish
Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher)
Spearfish (Shortbill)

Swordfish
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit Diesel engines.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Ryan Lutes
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since September 2016
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Born and raised by the sea in Newport Beach, California, Captain Ryan Lutes always dreamed of fishing with the renowned captains of Kona, Hawaii - one of the most famous sportfishing destinations in the whole world. He has been a licensed captain since the age of 18 and now has over ten years of experience fishing aboard some of the best boats in Hawaii. With experience in commercial fishing, bottom fishing, sportfishing, and fishing in major tournaments, he has an arsenal of techniques up his sleeve to ensure you have the sportfishing experience of your life.
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VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
CAPTAIN STEVE IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, ENTERTAINING AND THE BOAT WAS VERY COMFORTABLE, WE HAD A BLAST, ON TOP OF THAT A PRODUCTIVE...
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