Kona Blue Sportfishing

Slip 40 Honokohau Harbor
Kailua-Kona HI, United States

Kona Blue Sportfishing is based in Kailua-Kona, on the Island of Hawaii. They offer fishing trips on the surrounding Pacific Ocean waters for any angler, no matter the age and expertise. If you are looking for a crew that can go anywhere and do anything – look no further!

Enjoy your trip with Kona Blue Sportfishing aboard the “Kona Blue”, which is a 53-foot wheelchair accessible Hatteras boat, powered by twin 735 Detroit Diesel engines. Originally built in 1971, the vessel was refitted in 2006 and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art navigational electronics: a Raymarine 3D GPS, a Wesmar HD 800 Side Scanning Sonar, a VHF radio, an HD radar, and Depth Sounder. A Mitsubishi gyrostabilizer reduces the boat roll, and an air-conditioning system will keep you cool during the trip. For your comfort, the galley includes satellite TV, a kitchen with a refrigerator, a bedroom, two toilets, and a shower. Fitted with a 130 Class Pompanette fighting chair, a live bait tank, Rupp outriggers, downriggers, centerrgiggers, and Tuna tubes, the boat is ideal for professional fishing.

Kona Blue Sportfishing offers six and eight-hour trips, where they will take you hunting hard-fighting fish, such as Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, Shortbill Spearfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Skipjack Tuna, Albacore Tuna, Amberjack… and the list just keeps going!

The crew is very familiar with the best methods that work for the local waters, such as bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, heavy and light tackle, spinning, popping, drift fishing, and handline.

Up to six guests are welcome to join Kona Blue Sportfishing adventure. You will be provided with Penn International reels, custom built rods, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as bottled water. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip.

Kona Blue Sportfishing is based in Kailua-Kona, on the Island of Hawaii. They offer fishing trips on the surrounding Pacific Ocean waters for any angler, no matter the age and expertise. If you are looking for a crew that can go anywhere and do anyth


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1040 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 833 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2006. Powered by 2 735HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (Striped)
 
Sailfish

 
Spearfish (Shortbill)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Albacore)
 
Tuna (Skipjack)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
2 Vacu flush toilet systems
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
130 Class Pompanette
GPS
Raymarine 3D
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wesmar HD 800 Side Scanning Sonar
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Rupp
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
2 Vacu flush toilet systems
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
130 Class Pompanette
GPS
Raymarine 3D
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Penn International reels and custom rods
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Bottled Water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Don't need in Hawaii
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Marlin species
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

20% 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

David Crawford
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Member since February 2017
Captain David Crawford has over 18 years of professional deep sea fishing experience. He was introduced to fishing by his father, who was a legendary skipper in Hawaii. Growing up fishing, Dave always knew his career would be on the water. Dave caught his first Blue Marlin at the age of 10. His passion for fishing has led him to fish 17 different Hawaiian Islands, as well as Mexico, Cabo San Lucas, Southern California, and Costa Rica. He has taken part in numerous tournaments, which include the Firecracker open, TART Tournament, Marlin Skins Derby, and HIBT Richard Boone award. Captain Dave encourages the release of all Billfish unless it's a trophy Marlin... the catch of a lifetime!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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this captain and deck hand could not catch fish if they were in a barrel !!!!!!

Fished October 11, 2017
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