Bite Me Sportfishing – Kila Kila

Bite Me Sportfishing is proud to introduce the Kila Kila, your top choice for sport fishing in Hawaii! Fishing out of Honokahau Harbor, this boat is enviably close to “Grander Alley,” the number one fishing destination on the whole of the Kona Coast.

The Kila Kila is a stunning 53’ Merritt vessel that rides the waves with ease thanks to her twin 500 HP Cummins engines. She is fitted with everything you could ask for when deep sea fishing in Hawaii, including a 48-mile radar by Furuno, a Northstar GPS, and a tuna tower.

The huge deck comes complete with a beautifully-finished fighting chair and plenty of space for six people plus the crew. Inside, she’s equally luxurious. She features AC, two staterooms with private restrooms, a full galley kitchen, a spacious couch area, and a TV. As if that wasn’t enough, the boat is finished with beautiful Koa wood throughout.

Not only are Kila Kila’s features outstanding, she also boasts an impressive history. The largest Bluefin Tuna ever caught in the Bahamas was boated aboard this vessel, which also has numerous significant Hawaii tournaments and several world record game fish to her name.

Now it’s your turn to fish like a world number one. The Kila Kila is set up to take 6 people fishing with 5 lines trolling at a time. This will give you plenty of chances to get in on the action as your knowledgeable crew hunts for Ahi, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Ono, and much more, depending on the season.

You will be fishing with top-of-the-line rods, reels, and artificial lures, which will be provided by the charter. Just bring some refreshments and get ready to turn your big game fishing dreams into reality!

See what these productive Hawaiian waters have to offer with Bite Me Sportfishing!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    You will be fishing within the first 15 minutes of being on the water! With 8 hours on the water, you'll have plenty of time to get yours on the fish biting best at the time of year you're visiting. Your experienced and knowledgeable captain and crew will do there best to get you on a fish with top-notch gear. Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    This 6-hour trip is a good compromise for those who don't have time for a full day trip but who still want to get to some of the better fishing grounds further away from the coast. Target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Marlin in absolute comfort. All of your gear is included, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    This 4-hour fishing trip will give you an introduction to the amazing fishing available in Kona, Hawaii. It's a great way to get a taste of what's available and the fishing beings only 15 minutes after you've left the dock! The crew will provide all of the gear you need for a successful day, all you'll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Charter Operator

Bite Me Sportfishing
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
4 Fishing Reports
60 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2015
Bite Me Sportfishing is the largest sportfishing charter company in Hawaii. Their captains have been fishing the Kona coastline for most of their lives and will do everything in their power to put you on fish. The team includes Hawaii's only female captain, Deneen Wargo, who is also the only female angler to participate in the Hawaiin International Billfish tournament (and she came very close to winning it, too)! Deneen is married to Brian Wargo, the owner of Bite Me Sportfishing. Brian has done everything, from tackling down a shark to save a life to winning a Carnegie award and medal. He has even been on the cover of Reader's Digest! An amazing fisherman, he is a really good guy with a big heart, who takes care of his employees. The Bite Me team is made up of 30 people, from captains and crew to operations managers. They consider themselves to be one big family, and every team member goes out of their way on a daily basis to ensure every customer has a memorable experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Spearfish (Shortbill) Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)

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

Boat Specs

Merritt (Motor yacht) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

53 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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.
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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