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According to customer reviews, Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, Ohana Yachts, and Sea Verse 3 are some of the most popular fishing charters in Honolulu, Hawaii. Full list of top fishing charters in Honolulu.

The average price for a private 4 hour Honolulu fishing trip is $806, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,431 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, Ohana Yachts, and Sea Verse 3 all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Honolulu.

The most popular fish species you can target are Skipjack Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Blue Marlin. 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.

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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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Know any fishing anywhere is subjected to luck. You need to plan on having a good time and be pleasantly surprised if you get a catch. You never know if you get one or not anywhere so take that into consideration.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know any fishing anywhere is subjected to luck. You need to plan on having a good time and be pleasantly surprised if you get a catch. You never know if you get one or not anywhere so take that into consideration.
Sharon  T.
Sharon T. Mililani Town, Hawaii
Trust they will take you out to the right fishing grounds. Can be slow due to weather at times but they will bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust they will take you out to the right fishing grounds. Can be slow due to weather at times but they will bite.
Jason  M.
Jason M. San Jose, CA
Remember it's fishing. If people caught a monster fish everytime they went out, everyone would be a sport fisherman for a living.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it's fishing. If people caught a monster fish everytime they went out, everyone would be a sport fisherman for a living.
Aaron  W.
Aaron W. Billings, MT
Ask for Captain Eric, him and Lucas were excellent and explained everything very well as to what to expect and how to bring it in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask for Captain Eric, him and Lucas were excellent and explained everything very well as to what to expect and how to bring it in.
RUTH  R.
RUTH R. SUGARCRK Township, OH
Make sure for this trip you are physically fit enough and don't get really seasick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure for this trip you are physically fit enough and don't get really seasick.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Phoenix, AZ
Reeling in a marlin is a “bucket list” experience. If you’re looking to take home fish you should look for a boat that is targeting smaller fish. If you want to take your chances to catch the fish of a lifetime and look for Marlin then I highly recommend five star fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reeling in a marlin is a “bucket list” experience. If you’re looking to take home fish you should look for a boat that is targeting smaller fish. If you want to take your chances to catch the fish of a lifetime and look for Marlin then I highly recommend five star fishing.
Jason  J.
Jason J. La Grange, CA
This crew will go out of thier way to make sure you get a fish. They tried everything and it ended up working out. Amazing knowledgeable crew that was fun. Definitely would book again!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This crew will go out of thier way to make sure you get a fish. They tried everything and it ended up working out. Amazing knowledgeable crew that was fun. Definitely would book again!!
Adam  S.
Adam S. Cottage Grove, MN
Set your expectations. It's called fishing and not catching for a reason but the Captain and crew did their very best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set your expectations. It's called fishing and not catching for a reason but the Captain and crew did their very best.
Susan  M.
Susan M. San Antonio, TX
Do it! It’s fishing. Not catching! But if you’re somewhat of a fisherman or outdoors person, you’d understand. Sometimes the fish has the better of you and sometimes you have the better of them. The important thing is to pay attention to the crew to see how they are changing up rigs and tactics to put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it! It’s fishing. Not catching! But if you’re somewhat of a fisherman or outdoors person, you’d understand. Sometimes the fish has the better of you and sometimes you have the better of them. The important thing is to pay attention to the crew to see how they are changing up rigs and tactics to put you on fish!
Hung  M.
Hung M. Fort Collins, CO
Go with a apt Steve and Hayley… Ohanu Fishing is great. Capt Steve knows his stuff
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a apt Steve and Hayley… Ohanu Fishing is great. Capt Steve knows his stuff
Ben  M.
Ben M. United States
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

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
My 21 yr old son and I had a great short trip out. We caught many Triggerfish and Goatfish and had a great time.
Brian  E.
Brian E. United States
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
The captain and first mate were great. Super friendly and great to talk too. Would recommend this trip to anyone. Was a great time and a lot of fun.
Gerrit  W.
Gerrit W. Dumas, AR
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We chartered the 4p to 8p and it was lovely. Captain Andy and Deck Hand Taya were accommodating, pleasant and professional. We all had a wonderful time.
Rachel  W.
Rachel W. Honolulu, Hawaii
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
We had a great time on our trip! We had fun fishing, & then we turned around & saw this giant sea turtle right alongside the boat. It was a perfect morning :-)
Lindy  H.
Lindy H. Bryant, AR
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
Super beautiful scenery and city view from water. Saw turtles, surfers, parasailing, kayaks and more while having fun fishing. Captain Mike is a super cool dude. Made my son and I feel like we have been his friends for years. Highly recommend this trip. Worth the money!
Clinton  E.
Clinton E. Kennewick, WA
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(253 reviews)
The boat was great they provide the gear and bait. The issue was it was a windy day only 2 rods caught anything. I would like to think that they have the gear to pick up schools of fish. Or have a better understanding of where to go for fish. This is the first charter that I have been on that didn't limit out. My group fortunately was one that did hook a fish but like I said only 2 out of 15 caught anything. I would just suggest better spots next time.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Mesa, AZ
SurReel Charters
SurReel Charters
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Although the fishing was light, Captains Jeff and Dave worked hard to put us on fish and kept things fun. The sashimi lunch on board was terrific. You can’t get fish fresher than that. I highly recommend using Surreal Charters on your next trip. Oh and what a great boat! Fast and stable in rough water.
Paul  H.
Paul H. Pacific, MO
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
This crew went above and beyond. We had the best day!!! When we booked I had mentioned that we were in town for a dance competition and it just happened to by daughter’s birthday. We got to the boat and the crew had some cupcakes and birthday ballon for her. They helped her catch her first fish ever. They were genuinely so into the kids and we had a blast! I would recommend the Ruckus and crew any day 110%!!
Britney  W.
Britney W. Gallup, NM
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Although we did not land any fish during our 1/2 day trip in Mid-May, we did enjoy or adventure and appreciate the dedication by our caption and crew to try and get us on a fish. We did hook what appeared to be a sailfish that did not stay on for long but provided some excitement and talk of "what could have been". I recommend the boat "Ruckus" and their team. Thanks again!
Shawn  N.
Shawn N.
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We had the best time ! The crew and captain were very friendly and attentive. The boat is an amazing space with so much room. Many options to use to get the best views. Unfortunately no fish for us this trip but it was a wonderful experience anyway.
Jane  M.
Jane M. Honolulu, Hawaii
Waikiki Sportfishing
Waikiki Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(173 reviews)
With challenging conditions the captain and crew were outstanding. Would highly recommend and will be booking next time I’m back too. Thanks again.
Nick  C.
Nick C. New Zealand
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
High School Senior Trip of a Lifetime - Catching a Blue Marlin was an experience these boys will never forget! The whole experience was awesome! Great crew! Great boat!
FRED  R.
FRED R. Omega, OK
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Slow fishing day. One mahi-mahi and one discarded bag that was hooked and landed. Probably only bag of a lifetime. Captain and two crew gabe and niiko did good job and spent extra time trying to catch more fish.
Vernette  C.
Vernette C. Stephenson, MI
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
Captain Mike is great. We have a great conversation during the way to the destination. We caught 4 fished during a 2-hour trip. Mike will help you find the right spot and even help you get a fish. I will recommend caption Mike to everyone who wants the first time sea fishing trip!
Peitong  Z.
Peitong Z. Honolulu, HI
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
Great experience on this private fishing trip. Prices are great. The ultimate time with the Captain fishing and swapping stories! Rick Curtis
Ricky  C.
Ricky C. Orrington, ME
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
Very entertaining and pleasant to spend the time with. Would highly recommend
Chuck  F.
Chuck F. Pleasanton, TX
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(253 reviews)
The fishing trip is so fun and me and my wife catch lots of fishes and the captain cook the fishes and we can taste what we catch! A wonderful fishing trip with a great reasonably price!
Benard  L.
Benard L. Elk Grove, CA
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
My and my family booked this charter I have 2 preteens who have never gone ocean fishing and we all had a great time the captain really makes sure everyone gets a catch. My wife got seasick at the start obviously through no fault of the captain but we pushed on and he made sure to try and make the rest as smooth as possible. 10/10 would recommend.
Robin De Los Santos
Robin De Los Santos Mississauga, ON
Jigging Honolulu
Jigging Honolulu
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Boat ride to the spot was longer than expected about an hour and a half but well worth it. the fishing technique is fiscally demanding be Prepared to have sore arms deep dropping heavy jigs to about 300 to 500 feet for massive fish. Landed a total of 7 fish on the trip all quality fish hooked into about 8 more but got sharked on the way up get ur fish in the boat as fast as u can! Over all captain Aki gets a 10/10 epic trip we’ll work the price best bang for your buck on the island
Wolfgang  H.
Wolfgang H. Honolulu, HI
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Grandson caught a 58” 35 lb. Wahoo. It was his birthday so that was a great birthday present!
Dick  G.
Dick G. Waipahu, Hawaii

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