“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 37’ Bertram open cabin offshore sportfishing boat, which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 330 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. Keep in mind our crew and captain make a living catching fish, 60% of our income is from daily charters, 20% gratuity, and 20% from selling the fish we catch.

Set aside a day and come with us on a day to remember. Aloha!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (6:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    This 4-hour early morning trip will take you into offshore waters where you can target a variety of species including Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi, Ono, and Marlin. A great way to get acquainted with Hawaii fishing with a talented crew! It will provide all of your gear so all you need to bring are drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (12:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $700
    A 4-hour trip starting at 12:30 p.m. late afternoon bite. Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Ono can bite any given time of the day. Looking for Skipjack or small Yellowfin Tuna gives you enough time to drag a bait around or cover ground trolling lures.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $700
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Mid-day)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $700
    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
    6 Hour Trip (10:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $850
    Spend 6 hours trolling or live baiting 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
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 1
    $850
    Head out bright and early for 6 hours of incredible fishing in the offshore waters surrounding Kona. You'll troll or live bait for the likes of Mahi Mahi, ono, 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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $850
    A 3/4 day trip running from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (MAX 4 people)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 2 - Jul 17
    $1,000
    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
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    Spend 8 productive hours trolling or live baiting on the water and check out a few different locations in search of your trophy catch! You'll target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Ono Tuna, Striped Marlin, and Blue Marlin. Big Yellowfin Tuna and small Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna for live bait, 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
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 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, Skipjack Spearfish, mahi maho and The crew brings along all the gear you need. All you'll want to pack are enough drinks and snacks to keep you going!
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About the Captain

Jim Wigzell
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
267 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
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

Boat specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 330HP Cummings Diesel B-12 Series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Penn 80 And 130 Rods And Reels
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
We have all licenses

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Happy to cut fish under 50#’s
Catch and Release Allowed
Happy to cut fish under 50#’s

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 267 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (191)
Awesome 4 Hour trip, great crew, put us right on the fish!
Awesome 4 Hour trip, great crew, put us right on the fish!
Dan the man catches a tuna
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Angler Rating
200
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Matt D.
Kalāheo, Hawaii
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10hr Epic Full Day Charter

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on June 3, 2022
If you want a genuine charter that has a captain and crew who are passionate about fishing then James and Jimmy are the guys...
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Kevin R.
Kuna, ID
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Fishing with Captain Jim and Jimmy

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 9, 2022
My wife and I booked a 1/2 day fishing trip with Go Get ‘Em and Captain Jim. It was a fantastic day fishing. We have fished...
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Chad T.
Holland, OH
Excellent
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Awesome Full Day Charter

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on April 6, 2022
Had to come back and re-write my review as the first did not do the trip justice. We had an excellent day with Go Get ‘Em...
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George C.
Watkinsville, GA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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4 Hour Morning Trip with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (6:30AM) on June 1, 2022
What a great trip!  My wife, son and I took the 4 hour morning fishing trip with Captain Jim and Jimmy and had a magnificent...
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Angela F.
Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
Excellent
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Morning for the books!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (6:30AM) on April 30, 2022
Book a trip for -8-10hrs! I did a 4 hrs charter because my 27 months toddler had never being in a boat before and I was worried...
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FAQs about Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (6:30AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (12:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Mid-day) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (10:30AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (MAX 4 people) (8 hours)
  • $1,050 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
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Go Get 'Em Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (We have all licenses )

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