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Pacific Sportfishing LLC

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (145)
Honolulu
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trips from $950

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (204)
Honolulu
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Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (41)
Honolulu
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trips from $995

Sea Verse 3

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (64)
Honolulu
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trips from $245

Aikane Sport Fishing

4.4 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (18)
Honolulu
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trips from $550

Ohana Yachts

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (40)
Honolulu
trips from $1,600

Ohana Fun Fishing

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (11)
Honolulu
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Waikiki Sportfishing

4.2 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (88)
Honolulu
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trips from $209

Ruckus Sportfishing And Diving

4.5 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (11)
Honolulu
trips from $700

Ocean Addict Hawaii llc

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (43)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,200

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
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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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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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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 ,
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
The crew were outstanding. Unfortunately, no fish caught but that’s why they call it fishing and not catching! We still enjoyed our time and ended up seeing whales! I would go back again with the same crew and boat!
Laurie  L.
Laurie L. Honolulu, Hawaii
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
A friendly, fun, and informative crew. We lucked out and had the boat to ourselves, which was nice as we could choose anywhere around the boat to drop our lines. We each caught a few fish, and had a good bounty to bring home for the grill, which was our goal. A great and affordable way to sprang a few hours on the ocean and catch a few nice fish. It was a nice easy trip which has motivated us to hit the open ocean next time around.
Chris  B.
Chris B.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Our kids loved the experience so much they were asking to go again, just after we got back in our car!
Soo  S.  C.
Soo S. C. Honolulu, HI
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
Very enjoyable day! Crew was very nice, professional and really knew what they were doing. Captain Andy and Julia were great!!. The reels and fishing gear onboard were high end and did the job. We pulled in a blue marlin about 170 lbs - catch and release. Boat was well equipped and in good condition. Overall experience was fabulous. Would recommend.
Lynda  C.
Lynda C. Encinitas, CA
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
My husband and I had an amazing day fishing! We also lucked into being able to do a little catching. We ended the day with a MahiMahi and Marlin on board! Thanks for a fantastic 50th birthday and bucket list trip!
Michelle  R.
Michelle R. Irwin, ID
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Teoni tried to find the fish. Just a slow day, live bait was hard to find and marlin were no where to be found. It was a good day on the water . Weather was great ,seas were pretty flat. We opted to fish in a different direction than where the whales had been seen on previous days. Captain and crew were professional and attentive.
Julia  S.
Julia S. Lenexa, KS
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
If you visit ohau. You must do this trip. We were here for 2 trips because it was so amazing. Seen dolphins and turtles. Great family fun!
Sandra  R.
Sandra R. Walkerton, IN
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Took my 6 year old son & I for the 1st time ocean fishing & loved it! Caught quite a few fish & crew was very friendly. Would go again!
Joseph  V.  B.
Joseph V. B. Freeport, MI
Sea Verse 3
Sea Verse 3
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 66 reviews
Good crew and boat, had good conditions on the water…sadly no fish but saw whales
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Hartford, WI
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
What a blast. Definitely gonna go again. The crew were super helpful!!! Thank you
Sandra  R.
Sandra R. Walkerton, IN
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
My husband and I had a great time fishing. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we had the best time. We were lucky and caught some fish! We tried multiple locations to increase our chances and make sure everyone had fun. I would definitely recommend them. The views from the boat are beautiful and I appreciated our time.
Amber  M.
Amber M. Denver, CO
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
Was not sure we would like it. However, the captain was very knowledgable and interesting. Was pulling up fish almost the entire trip. Looking at signing up to do another real soon.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Herkimer, NY
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
Awesome crew. The guys were super helpful. Isaac and Jaden rocked! Thanks for the fun experience.
Mary  V.
Mary V. Skull Valley, UT
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Captian and deck hand were amazing! Highly recommended full day trip well worth the money.
Brett  Y.
Brett Y. Seekonk, MA
Sea Verse 3
Sea Verse 3
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 66 reviews
Capt Duffy and Jake were professional, fun, and worked their butts off for us to catch fish. We ended up catching 9 mahi-mahi and one ahi tuna. We got enough fish to make tacos for all of us for a few nights. Our charter with them was worth every penny. Thanks Duff and Jake. I’m calling you for our next trip to Oahu!
Brandon  T.
Brandon T. Honolulu, Hawaii
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Mike and Isaac. They made sure each person was able to get a catch. Both of them were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
Michael  T.
Michael T. Streamwood, IL
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
Captain Mike provided us an excellent couple of hours. If you are looking for a short but a great taste of sea fishing recommend this tour.
Glen  S.
Glen S. Cochrane, AB
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
The captain and crew were fantastic. All our needs and wants were accommodated with a friendly smile. We were able to catch some fish and the crew even filleted the fish for us to bring home and grill. The accommodation on the vessel were top shelf! 100percent would recommend
Michael  W.
Michael W. West Chester, PA
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 41 reviews
We had a wonderful trip with Captain Andy and his crew. The service was excellent and although we didn’t catch any fish we had a fantastic time. The boat was even better than we expected and we all had a great time.
Katherine  S.
Katherine S. Rochester, MI
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 205 reviews
Trip was good, the captain and his helper were really friendly and knowledgeable. Had a great great time. Only caught 3 fish but i enjoyed the view of the island from boat
Mandy  W.
Mandy W. Slidell, LA

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Honolulu

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Honolulu costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $707, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,153. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Honolulu is 44 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Pacific Sportfishing LLC, Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, and Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii 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 Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Honolulu.

The best way to experience fishing in Honolulu is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Honolulu.