Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

“Go Get ‘Em Sportfishing” invites you on the ultimate deep sea fishing adventure in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii! This tropical paradise is located on the Big Island and happens to be the former capital of the island. It was good enough for royalty and it’s certainly great if you’re hoping to explore the incredible rich blue surrounding it!

Kailua-Kona has, as you would expect in a tropical paradise, a tropical climate. The warm temperatures allow local charter operators to be on the water daily and catch fish year-round.

Hop aboard the 36’ Uniflite offshore sportfishing boat, which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 4 guests are allowed at the moment. She’s powered by twin 300 HP Cummings engines and boasts the latest GPS and Fishfinder technology. What’s more, she has a flybridge you can use to sight cast from, a toilet, and a kitchen with a fridge for your convenience. She also features outriggers, Tuna tubes, a live well, and a fighting chair.

You’ll explore the offshore waters off the coast of Kona for some of the world’s most desirable fish around. Hook into the likes of Mahi Mahi, Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Blue and Striped Marlin, Ono (Wahoo), Shortbill Spearfish, Amberjack, and Giant Trevally.

The crew has two goals: making sure you catch the fish of a lifetime and ensuring you have a great time doing so! They offer kid-friendly charters and are able to accommodate beginner and experienced anglers alike. Book your trip today and join the Go Get ‘Em Family on a deep blue water adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    This is the mother of daytime fishing trips! You'll spend 10 quality hours on the water targeting the most desirable species Hawaii has to offer including Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Spearfish, and Giant Trevally! The crew brings along all the gear you need. All you'll want to pack are enough drinks and snacks to keep you going!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    Spend 8 productive hours on the water and check out a few different locations in search of your trophy catch! You'll target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Striped Marlin, Amberjack, and Wahoo on a rod-bending day. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're ready to sail away!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    Head out bright and early for 6 hours of incredible fishing in the offshore waters surroudning Kona. You'll troll for the likes Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, and more. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (Early AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $600
    Spend 6 hours trolling the offshore waters for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, and Shortbill Spearfish. The crew brings along everything you need for a successful day. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Mid-day)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    Head out a little past noon and spend 4 hours targeting a roster of fish and catching the most amazing sunset in the world! Your targeted species can include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Amberjack. Bring along drinks and snacks and let the crew take care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $550
    Spend 4 afternoon trip hours targeting a roster of fish and catching the most amazing sunset in the world! Your targeted species can include Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Amberjack. Bring along drinks and snacks and let the crew take care of the rest!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Early AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $475
    This 4-hour early morning trip will take you into offshore waters where you can target a variety of species including Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Giant Trevally! A great way to get acquainted with Hawaii fishing with a talented crew! They'll provide all of your gear so all you need to bring are drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $475
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours of sleep and head out at a leisurely morning hour for 4 hours of fishing! It's all about hooking in vibrant Hawaiian fish including Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Giant Trevally. No need to worry about gear – the crew takes care of that. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
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About the Charter Operator

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Kailua, Hawaii, United States
2 Fishing Reports
149 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2017
Captain Jim, who owns and operates Go Get 'Em Sportfishing charters, has been living in Kona since 1984 and fishing here since 1985. He is on the water 250-275 days a year, and his family owns restaurants Pancho and Lefty's Cantina! Captain Jim grew up in the hospitality industry so he knows it's most important making sure clients catch fish and have a great time doing what they're doing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Spearfish (Shortbill) Shortbill Spearfish
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Uniflite (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Cummings Diesel B-12 Series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
64%
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8 hour day with Captain Jimmy

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on November 13, 2021
If you have fished a lot in your lifetime and want to catch fish,go with these guys. If you are looking for air-conditioned,...
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Half day Trip with Capt. Jim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 16, 2021
Day one: In the morning Jim was out with a group with caught a good haul of fish. We got out on the water and the wind and...
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A real cap’n and crew

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 23, 2021
I have to begin by saying this boat wasn’t my first choice. That boat lost its generators and engines. It wasn’t my second...
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Hard working crew

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on October 16, 2021
Beast of a day, my friend(first time fishing aka Eric) landed a Marlin first hour of cruise. Boyo didn’t have it in him…...
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Jason H.
Cypress, TX
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Fantastic half day with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (Early AM) on August 16, 2021
Our family of 4 had a fantastic time fishing with Captain Jim and first mate Michael. They are both very knowledgeable and...
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FAQs about Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Early AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Mid-day) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip (Early AM) (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle ( Penn 80 And 130 Rods And Reels )
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Spearfish (Shortbill)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo