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Honolulu Fishing Charters

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Honolulu: 23 fishing charters available

Pacific Sportfishing LLC

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(196 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $1,050

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(286 reviews)
Honolulu
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Ohana Yachts

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(58 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $1,675

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(80 reviews)
Honolulu
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Sea Verse 3

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(83 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $299

Aikane Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(30 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $750

Jigging Honolulu

Honolulu
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Ohana Fun Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(109 reviews)
Honolulu
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Tradewind Charters, Inc.

Honolulu
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trips from $2,450

Tradewind Charters, Inc.

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(13 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $1,495

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Honolulu

The average price for a private 4 hour Honolulu fishing trip is $783, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,238 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Pacific Sportfishing LLC, Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, and Ohana Yachts are some of the most popular fishing charters in Honolulu, Hawaii. Full list of top fishing charters in Honolulu.

Pacific Sportfishing LLC, Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, and Ohana Yachts all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Honolulu.

The most popular fish species you can target are Skipjack Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

If ever there was a city made for enjoyment, it has to be the capital of Hawaii. Whimsically known as “The Big Pineapple,” Honolulu boasts gorgeous beaches, awe-inspiring views, and of course, first-class fishing opportunities. If you’re visiting for the first time and you’d like to wet your line, dozens of Honolulu fishing charters are at your service.

Hawaii is famous for its epic deep sea fishing. As the home of the Blue Marlin world record, Honolulu is the mecca of trophy chasers, and in these prolific waters, you can target anything from Marlin, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi to Wahoo, Sharks, and Shortbill Spearfish.

Even if you’re not keen on battling monster pelagics, you’ll still be spoiled for choice on the local vibrant reefs. This is where you go for a fun day of bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, and Triggerfish. The local flats have a big Bonefish population, as well as Barracuda, Ladyfish, and Jacks. The Trevally bite is particularly good in the inshore waters.

With an abundance of fish comes a great choice of charters and an even better variety of trips. Bluewater is very close to land (1–2 miles) and even half day options can put you on premier big game action. Reef and bottom fishing trips are perfect for families, and you can even book a shared excursion, which tends to be more affordable.

The best spot to find a fishing charter to your liking is the Kewalo Basin Harbor. You can also find a number of boats in the Ala Wai Harbor, just a few minutes away from Waikiki Beach.

Rules & Regulations

No license is required for recreational fishing in Hawaii. However, size and bag limits do apply and some species are restricted at certain times of the year. Hitting the water with a Honolulu fishing captain is the best way to make sure you fish according to local regulations.

Honolulu
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start the year off with a catch to remember! Target Shortbill Spearfish on light tackle or Bigeye Tuna with lures. You can also hit the reefs and get your share of Snapper, or enjoy Bonefishing on the flats if the weather serves you.

February

This is a great time to go on a Striped Marlin hunt. Have a fantastic time and even better catches! Inshore fishing could bring you a slew of delicious reef species, or you can stalk the “Ghost of the Flats” aka Bonefish.

March

Fishing kicks into gear even more with the beginning of spring. This means you can go after just about every pelagic in the book – Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and of course, Marlin. When you’re done with fishing, enjoy the Honolulu Festival.

April

With every passing day in April, there are more and more offshore A-listers to target. Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin are all going strong. Ulua and Papio, aka juvenile and adult Trevally, start appearing closer to the coast.

May

The first of May is the Lei Day Celebration. When you’re not reeling in your catch, you can enjoy crafts, food, and live music in Kapiolani Park. Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna will still be biting when you get back, so you can have the best of both worlds.

June

Fish offshore and catch Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna during their peak season! If you’d like to try shore fishing, big Ulua are out there. At this time of year, there are plenty of tournaments to look out for, including the Kewalo Harbor Big Fish Chase.

July

In mid-summer, you’ll have a blast while fishing for Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. At the end of the month, Albacore Tuna arrives. Giant Trevally in the inshore waters are attacking lures with abandon and are the perfect prey for a change of pace and scenery.

August

This is the hottest month in Honolulu, so if you want to hit the water and chase Blue Marlin, you better be prepared to fight off the heat. Yellowfin Tuna are swarming the bluewater in August, with Skipjack and Albacore following close behind.

September

Enjoy The Aloha Festival, a state-wide celebration of Hawaiian music, dance, and history. You can fish the shorelines for Papio and Ulua, head to the flats for Bonefish, or spend a day offshore with Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Blue Marlin for company.

October

October marks the second Mahi Mahi peak season, so this is an excellent time to target this colorful and delicious fish. The Skipjack and Yellowfin Tuna bite should still be good, too. Alternatively, head inshore and bring home something tasty from the reefs.

November

Even in winter, the temperature in Oahu doesn’t dip below 70°F. If you haven’t made it offshore yet, this is the time! All the pelagic superstars are out there, including Tuna, Spearfish, Marlin, and Mahi Mahi.

December

Striped Marlin hit peak season, giving anglers a new awesome target while fishing offshore. On the reefs, things are still going strong with plenty of Snapper, Grouper, and Triggerfish only one cast away from you.

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Use a reputable charter and pay attention to the captain. It definitely paid off for my family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a reputable charter and pay attention to the captain. It definitely paid off for my family.
Robert  D.
Robert D. Lawton, OK
I picked a trip that would be good for first timeers...kids. I was completely satisfied with the whole trip.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
I picked a trip that would be good for first timeers...kids. I was completely satisfied with the whole trip.
Paula  L.
Paula L. Columbiana, AL
Make sure the captain and crew are knowledgeable about what you are catching. There are a lot of endangered species or illegal to catch fish in hawaii so if not could get in some big trouble real fast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure the captain and crew are knowledgeable about what you are catching. There are a lot of endangered species or illegal to catch fish in hawaii so if not could get in some big trouble real fast
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Aiea, HI
Take a shorter trip before jumping in big. This trip would be good for kids greater than 12
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a shorter trip before jumping in big. This trip would be good for kids greater than 12
Glen  S.
Glen S. Cochrane, AB
Fishing anywhere is unpredictable; fish don’t bite, aren’t there, the weather is crappy, the water is turbulent, etc. The experience is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing anywhere is unpredictable; fish don’t bite, aren’t there, the weather is crappy, the water is turbulent, etc. The experience is worth it.
Donna  C.
Donna C. Sun Valley, NV
Do your homework and understand the season availability of the species you are targeting.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Do your homework and understand the season availability of the species you are targeting.
Peter  F.
Peter F. New Hartford, CT
Great couple of hours on the ocean with Captain Danny & first mate Issac on the Sashimi.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Great couple of hours on the ocean with Captain Danny & first mate Issac on the Sashimi.
John  C.
John C. Immokalee, FL
Relax and enjoy the day. Fishing is fishing. Some days are great and some are not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax and enjoy the day. Fishing is fishing. Some days are great and some are not.
Ronald  M.
Ronald M. Littleton, CO
This is definitely a first time, small catch, family fun type of outing. Boat was great for a party of 4, unsure how it would be for more people. Please note, taking seasick meds with you is probably a good idea, even if you think you won't need them.
Very good
4.0 / 5
This is definitely a first time, small catch, family fun type of outing. Boat was great for a party of 4, unsure how it would be for more people. Please note, taking seasick meds with you is probably a good idea, even if you think you won't need them.
Christine  S.
Christine S. Novato, CA
2 hour trip is reasonable price to get out on water and catch reef fish.... big stuff you wanna go half day at least.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
2 hour trip is reasonable price to get out on water and catch reef fish.... big stuff you wanna go half day at least.
Christopher  H.
Christopher H. San Leon, TX
Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
Rey  T.
Rey T. Manvel, TX
keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
Donald  H.
Donald H. Janesville, WI
Take your seasick pills and dont get upset if you dont catch its fishing you dont always catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your seasick pills and dont get upset if you dont catch its fishing you dont always catch
Micheal  B.
Micheal B. Kihei, HI
It is deep sea fishing, so it can be rough out there. Beautiful area to fish in!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It is deep sea fishing, so it can be rough out there. Beautiful area to fish in!
Zack  L.
Zack L. Edgemoor, DE
It was too hot to go fishing, but not so bad in the sea. The landscape which I watched Waikiki from the sea was wonderful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was too hot to go fishing, but not so bad in the sea. The landscape which I watched Waikiki from the sea was wonderful.
Younghyun  C.
Younghyun C. United States
Large variety of types of fishing and species to catch, in a beautiful area!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Large variety of types of fishing and species to catch, in a beautiful area!
William  C.
William C. Leander, TX
Be realistic on expectations, you are fishing for a wild animal in a huge ocean ,
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be realistic on expectations, you are fishing for a wild animal in a huge ocean ,
Michael  G.
Michael G. Newberg, OR
Arrive on time and follow all instructions from Captain and first mate. Be ready for a beautiful and fun filled day!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Arrive on time and follow all instructions from Captain and first mate. Be ready for a beautiful and fun filled day!
Janet  D.  G.
Janet D. G. Honolulu, Hawaii
Just remember that it's called fishing not catching. And when a fish bits hang on,gets very existing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember that it's called fishing not catching. And when a fish bits hang on,gets very existing.
Dale  W.
Dale W. Honolulu, Hawaii

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Thoroughly enjoyed a half day out on the Ruckus with Five Star. Captain put us on mahi-mahi schools several times. Issac was a great first mate taking care of everything quickly and professionally. Even when all six lines had fish on, he got those fish on ice and lines back in the water in no time. Captain cleaned fish for us himself when we returned and was generous with the portions. Overall very pleased with this outfit and highly recommend.
John  G.
John G. Honolulu, HI
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(109 reviews)
The captain and crew were really nice and helpful. Weather conditions weren't ideal but they did their best to make it fun for all
Manuel  M.
Manuel M. Honolulu, Hawaii
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Great time with Captain Teoni and Sam. Both gentlemen were very informative on the ins and outs of deep ocean fishing, and work very diligently to ensure us to catch a fish for the day. The boat is very well equipped and maintained in a very clean condition. Was able to reel in a Mahi Mahi and Tuna. A very memorable experience for the entire family. Definitely recommended.
Gary  W.
Gary W. Anaheim, CA
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Had a great time out with Capt Ruben and his crew. They worked hard to get us onto the fish and ensured we were comfortable and safe. My boys caught a couple of mahi-mahi but after a hard-fought battle with a 100lb+ tuna, the sharks circling the boat wouldn’t let my son have it. They took the whole fish including the captain’s favorite lure (so sorry about that). It was an awesome experience with a fantastic crew!! Thank you for everything!
Andie  H.
Andie H. Jacksonville, FL
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Andy, Stewart and Tiya. Probably butchered her name but she was very attentive and smiled the entire time making us feel welcome. Andy and Stewart answered our endless fishing questions and made sure we had a great time. My family will definitely be visiting them again.
Laura  C.
Laura C. Lake Elsinore, CA
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Overall, the trip was awesome! Mike and Jeff were really fun to talk to and were trying super hard to get us some fish. It was cool seeing the Ahi jump out of the water, and great to know that we did the best out of the other charter boats! Great experience and would highly recommend.
VIANH  T.
VIANH T. Hawthorne, California
Waikiki Sportfishing
Waikiki Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Had a great trip. Sadly couldn’t convince the fish to cooperate. We will be back
Jennifer  F.
Jennifer F. Greensburg, IN
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
We had a great experience. I would recommend a full day if you have the time as you can not predict when a fish will be hooked up. Capt and deck hand kept me and the boys comfortable in the down time between catches. Great experience Thank you
Brian  G.
Brian G. CORP CHRISTI, TX
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(286 reviews)
Everything was great, would highly recommend. Easy to find, and customer service was amazing!
Jesse  M.
Jesse M. Redding, CA
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Had a great time. Awesome Captain and Mate, both we’re experienced. I would highly recommend for a great day and time of catching fish and having fun.
Steve  F.
Steve F. Milton, FL
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(286 reviews)
We had a good time Rick was great to talk with. Fish were slow that morning but we caught a couple. Great time regardless
Jeff  N.
Jeff N. Tucson, AZ
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Captain and crew were super friendly and helpful offering insight about species of fish and equipment. They were quick to move us around if we weren’t getting bites to make the most of our time. Even though we didn’t catch a ton, I had a great time on the water and would definitely like to come back again.
Lindsey  U.
Lindsey U. Frederick, MD
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Really had a great time with great fishing and Catching! Highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed. Had the fish last night and it was incredible! Thanks Captain for filleting the fish for us!
Barry  W.
Barry W. Cody, WY
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
They were very knowledgeable and helpful when a fish got hooked. Brendan was very good with helping my son to get the fish on board. Nausea was not my friend, and both Joe and Brendan were sweet enough to check on me every so often. We had an amazing time, and would highly recommend them!! What an amazing experience!! Thanks for everything you did for my family!!
Jamie  L.
Jamie L. Bourbonnais, IL
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Caught 3 Mahi Mahi. Best Father's Day gift! We are going to make it an annual trip. The Captain and crew was amazing.
Bennedine  N.
Bennedine N. Kailua, Hawaii
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Warren and Steve were friendly and knowledgeable. My family and I caught 5 fish to eat and several more that were too small to eat. It was a great trip!
Bob  R.
Bob R. Honolulu, HI
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
The Captain and deck hand were friendly and approachable. They answered questions and were very informative. There were great views of Waikiki and Diamond Head. We also saw dolphins.
Richard  R.
Richard R. Overbrook, WV
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Awesome experience, would 100% recommend. Kid and family friendly. We caught several fish and had them cleaned on board. The captain and deck hand were very professional and courteous.
John  L.
John L. Kailua, HI
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Not a single fish BUT what a great day! The captain and crew were the best! Jaimie, Delaney and Tim were very accommodating and friendly and worked very hard to get us fish but it just our day to catch! Thanks again!
Jackie  H.
Jackie H. Houston, TX
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
I would recommend using these guys for a full day fishing trip! They were very knowledgeable on what they were doing! Super nice and fun
Nathan  C.
Nathan C. Desloge, MO

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