Pacific Sportfishing LLC

Pacific Sportfishing LLC looks forward to taking you on a Hawaiian Deep Sea Fishing Adventure. The charter is operated by Captain Joe O’Neill who’s been fishing the waters of Hawaii since the early 1970s. He’s competed in many tournaments and placed high in a number of them. He is a kind and patient man, and an excellent captain who makes it his number one priority that you have fun!

You will fish aboard his 41-foot Hatteras named Play n Hooky that is powered by two 380 HP Cummins engines. The boat is safe and powerful on the water and contains all the electronics needed for a successful trip. There is a very comfortable salon area for when you tire of fighting big game fish, a kitchen, and a toilet.

Pacific Sportfishing LLC will provide all the fishing gear, taking care that the rod suits you or your child, and providing as much advice and assistance as you may need. You will also have reels, tackle, lures, and outriggers available to maximize your chances of a productive trip.

Fishing will take place in the offshore waters off of Oahu Island where you can catch Mahi Mahi, Marlin - Black, Blue, and Striped, Spearfish, Rainbow Runner, Wahoo, and Tunas - Skipjack, Bigeye, and Yellowfin.

You will be able to use a fighting chair when tackling the big fish, and the first mate will also help with reeling it in. Once the trip is over, the crew can share the catch if it weights up to 40lbs.

Bring your snacks, drinks, step aboard, sit back, and relax while the captain and crew work to make your sportfishing dream a reality!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,037
    This trip is meant for anglers who've come to the island in search of the catch of a lifetime! Give yourself all the time you need by trolling the waters for 8 to 10 hours in search of beasts such as Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $932
    If you'd like to be more targeted in your approach and not only go after what's biting the best that day, this is the trip you're looking for. Give yourself between 6 and 7 hours of high speed trolling for a good shot at species such as Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $827
    This trip is ideal for anglers new to the sport. It provides you with enough time to learn the basics of deep sea fishing while giving you the chance to target some of the most prized species around! The technique of choice will be high speed trolling and possible targets are Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $827
    This is a great option for families with kids as it allows you to get a good taste of the local fishing without spending the full day on the water. Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono) are all possible targets so get ready for some action!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $460
    Join a group of fellow seasoned anglers and embark on this full day adventure in the deep waters of the Pacific. The trip will see you spend 8 to 10 hours trolling at hight speeds for Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $418
    If you're looking to give yourself a couple of extra hours to go after some seriously big fish this is the trip for you. You'll be spending between 6 and 7 hours of scouring the deep sea waters as you go trolling for Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $378
    Gret option for anglers looking to learn more about the local fishery. Join this 4 hour adventure and experience some high-speed deep sea trolling for Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Strip Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $378
    This trip offers anglers 4 hours of high speed trolling on some of the most productive deep sea fishing grounds in the area. Some of the possible targets are Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin and Spearfish (Short Noise Marlin), Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi) Skip Jack Tuna (Aku), Mahi-Mahi and Wahoo (Ono).
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About the Captain

Joe O'Neill
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Member since February 2017
Captain Joe arrived in Hawaii back in 1968 after graduating from high school, spending the next couple of years surfing before eventually going back to fishing. In 1999 he started the business Pacific Sportfishing LLC and has not looked back. He has participated in fishing tournaments for years and brings this unique experience to every charter. His goal is for all his guests to enjoy their time aboard Play n Hooky, and he will go above and beyond to make it happen.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Rainbow Runner Rainbow Runner
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 380HP Cummins engines.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Matt H.
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Full Day with Capt Teoni

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on August 25, 2021
We didn’t catch anything or have any action.  However, the deck hand was very knowledgeable and alert.  Capt. Teoni said...
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Adam C.
Battle Creek, MI
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3/4 day trip with captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on August 23, 2021
Captain Joe gave me the heads up that everyone else had cancelled for the day due to the weather and gave us the option if...
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Wayne G.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2021
All I can say is…FANTASTIC.  We only caught two fish, but the experience was amazing.  A knowledgeable fisherman...
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Bart S.
Snohomish, WA
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Half day first timers

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 26, 2021
I’ve fished many charters in the past and decided to share my love of fishing with my teenage nieces for their first time....
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Oswego, IL
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Full day captain Joe.

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 3, 2021
Fantastic crew! Clean and comfortable accommodations. Couldn’t be happier with our charter. Will definitely rebook and highly...
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FAQs about Pacific Sportfishing LLC

Pacific Sportfishing LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $189 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $189 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $209 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $230 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $827 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $827 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $932 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,037 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Pacific Sportfishing LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pacific Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Pacific Sportfishing LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Pacific Sportfishing LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pacific Sportfishing LLC include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo