Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.

Whipsaw Sport Fishing offers exciting adventures out of Honolulu, Hawaii. Those exotic waters offer the best fishing opportunities in the world and the crew is familiar with the hottest spots and the best methods.

Enjoy your trip aboard a 35’ Cabo boat, which comes powered by twin 435 HP Cat engines. Originally built in 1997, the vessel was upgraded in 2012 and is fully prepared for the current bite. It has a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots and with top-notch navigational electronics, including a GPS, a VHF radio, a fishfinder, and a radar.

The boat has a flybridge to aid your search for the fish, an anchoring system to stay rooted to the fishing grounds, an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day, a fighting chair, and a live bait tank. Inside, the boat is air-conditioned and features a toilet, a shower, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and a bed for you to relax in between the bites. What else could you ask for?

On your day out, you will be taken fishing nearshore or offshore. You will be butting heads with the big fish, trolling for Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Wahoo, and Bigeye, Skipjack, and Yellowfin Tuna.

A trip with the crew comes inclusive with all the necessary equipment to put your catch together. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. If you book a private trip, you will be able to keep 50% of your catch under 100 lb, and it could be cleaned and filleted for you to take home after the trip and have for dinner later. Or fill the freezer! As well as that, you can feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Please note that the harbor fee is not included in the trip price and it’s charged extra.

Join Whipsaw Sport Fishing and get ready to have a Hawaiian fishing adventure you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    Enjoy your fishing trip with the best guides in the area. You will be going for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, and Bigeye Tuna. Please note that the harbor fee is not included in the trip price and it’s charged extra.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    This package will see you fishing the waters out of Honolulu, catching Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. Please note that the harbor fee is not included in the trip price and it’s charged extra.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    This trip is ideal for families and groups of friends. You will target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. Please note that harbor fee is not included in the trip price and it’s charged extra.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $480
    price breakdown
    $480
    This trip is 8 hours long with a total of 6 people. Share your fishing adventure with the best guides, targeting Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The captain will require 4 people minimum for the trip to run, upon the booking being confirmed please do reach out to the captain and check of the number of people available for your given day. The captain reserves the right to reschedule if the date is agreed upon by yourself.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $420
    price breakdown
    $420
    The trip is 4 hours and will be with a total of 6 people. You will target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin. Please note, the captain will require 4 people minimum for the trip to run. If unable to accommodate you on the given day he shall work to giving you the next best availability for a shared trip. The captain reserves the right to reschedule if the date is agreed upon by you. Please note that the harbor fee is not included in the trip price and it’s charged extra.

About the Captain

Don Hackman
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since February 2017
Captain Don Hackman is a professional and enthusiastic guide. He has thousands of hours of experience on the water, specializing in catching big fish. He enjoys the thrill of sport fishing and teaching his guests and friends how to fish. Don has grown an excellent reputation and many repeat customers throughout his career, always working hard to provide a fun and eventful experience on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cabo (Flybridge) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 435HP Cat 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.62
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
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+13
Angler Rating
17
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
68%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Terry U.
Pittsburg, CA
 5.00
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Full Day on Whipsaw

VERIFIED   February 13, 2020
Will and Tom were great guys,  very knowledgable and helpful to all of us.  Beautiful day out on the ocean. ...
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Jeff R.
Rockwall, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Don

VERIFIED   March 11, 2020
We had a great trip with Will and Tom.  We caught some tuna on our trip and saw over 30 humpback whales!
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Joel T.
Pearl City, Hawaii
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 8, 2020
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Cassandra H.
Honolulu, HI
 5.00
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FISH ON!!! Great Half-Day Trip!

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
I booked a surprise half day trip for my husband and step-son a Sunday morning.  We left at 5:30 am with James captaining...
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Marcus P.
Houston, Texas
 4.67
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VERIFIED   February 3, 2020
The crew was fantastic and Captain Mike ran a tight boat…great fishing.
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