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. For shared trips, it’s 2 lb per person. 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:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $500
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,099
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,199
    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
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,299
    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.
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About the Captain

Don Hackman
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
80 Customer Reviews
Response time 14 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) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Tuna (Bigeye) Bigeye Tuna
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

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, 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Great day fishing!!
Full day trip with Captain Will and Tom
Full day Success
+48
Angler Rating
62
11
4
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Bruce H.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with captain Will.

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Shared on April 29, 2022
The ocean was rough but the boat made the trip much more comfortable compared to another trip on a different boat.  Captain...
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Hieu L.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Patient teachers

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared on September 23, 2021
Even though the desire and pressure to land our Marlin was high, deckhand Tom and captain Will were very patient in their...
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Heather A.
LaGrange, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day fishing!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Private on February 25, 2022
We had a great time and brought home this big guy!! The crew was helpful, experienced, fun, and friendly. This is was the only...
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Knoel K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Don

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Private on May 22, 2022
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Kristina G.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Beautiful sunrise

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared on January 24, 2022
We didn’t catch anything but the crew was well equipped, friendly and tried their best to find the fish. I highly recommend...
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FAQs about Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.

Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip – Shared (8 hours)
  • $1,099 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,199 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,299 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If fishing conditions permit)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc. include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Tuna (Bigeye)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo