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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Honolulu

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 $798, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,464 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.

Honolulu Fishing Calendar

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Get a good guide - fish are pretty different in this area from other coastal areas in the mainland US.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get a good guide - fish are pretty different in this area from other coastal areas in the mainland US.
Jarred  M.
Jarred M. Melbourne, Florida
Get ready for some sore arms these are some big boys. Exciting ride with some big fights and even bigger fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for some sore arms these are some big boys. Exciting ride with some big fights and even bigger fish.
Tariq  S.
Tariq S. Tucson, AZ
Follow the crews instructions to keep your bait close to the bottom while not getting snagged and pretty soon you should be catching and not just fishing. Everyone in our party of 3 caught fish and only one was an experienced fisher.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Follow the crews instructions to keep your bait close to the bottom while not getting snagged and pretty soon you should be catching and not just fishing. Everyone in our party of 3 caught fish and only one was an experienced fisher.
Drew  C.
Drew C.
Make sure to bring nausea pills incase you're not sure if u get sea sick. Wear sunscreen and bring a hat and plenty of drinks. Make sure you tip. The crew works hard! Support the island!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring nausea pills incase you're not sure if u get sea sick. Wear sunscreen and bring a hat and plenty of drinks. Make sure you tip. The crew works hard! Support the island!!!
Janeece  T.
Janeece T. Honolulu, HI
Longer trip, spend more time on the water, deep sea probably better than bottom fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Longer trip, spend more time on the water, deep sea probably better than bottom fishing.
JAY  J.
JAY J. San Bernardino, CA
Do it for the experience and just enjoy the time on the water. Definitely a great experience and fun with family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it for the experience and just enjoy the time on the water. Definitely a great experience and fun with family.
Jack  B.
Jack B. Honolulu, Hawaii
Be prepared for the elements. There's a lot on motion on the boat. Keep you're eyes open and pay attention.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for the elements. There's a lot on motion on the boat. Keep you're eyes open and pay attention.
Robert  J.
Robert J. Lake Stevens, WA
Enjoy the experience. It's fishing so nothing is guaranteed. The waters are beautiful and the scenery is awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy the experience. It's fishing so nothing is guaranteed. The waters are beautiful and the scenery is awesome!
Mike  K.
Mike K. Macomb, MI
Yes but keep an eye on the weather and prepare yourself for larger swells than you are used to
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes but keep an eye on the weather and prepare yourself for larger swells than you are used to
Cole  W.
Cole W. Houston, TX
Don't expect to catch big numbers or big sized fish just expect to catch fish and you will be happy with this trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch big numbers or big sized fish just expect to catch fish and you will be happy with this trip.
David  S.
David S. Lakewood, WA
Had alot of activity and Captain Mike worked to get us on Fish. The Mate Hannah was outstanding.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Had alot of activity and Captain Mike worked to get us on Fish. The Mate Hannah was outstanding.
John  C.
John C. Mililani Town, Hawaii
If you think you might get sea sick take medicine night before. Waves can be a little choppy but boat is very big lots of room.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you think you might get sea sick take medicine night before. Waves can be a little choppy but boat is very big lots of room.
Jeff  D.
Jeff D. Springfield, MO
Probably for a first timer, bottom fishing would be better. Trolling is feast or famine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Probably for a first timer, bottom fishing would be better. Trolling is feast or famine.
Ryan  H.
Ryan H.
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

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Had a really good day on the water with this crew. We were on fish from the start. Highly recommended!
David  B.
David B. Los Angeles, California
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(479 reviews)
Can’t say enough about this fishing trip. If you just want to have fun and catch fish this is the trip for you. The 2 hour charter was the perfect amount of time, and we were pulling fish in the entire time. Captain Rick and the crew really made you feel at home. It wasn’t a tourist experience, it felt like you were fishing on a friends boat. Would totally do it again next time I’m on the island!
Alexandra  G.
Alexandra G. Rockville Centre, NY
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(479 reviews)
Couldn’t have asked for more on this fishing trip. Fish were biting, water was calm, and we were lucky to have a beautiful sunrise as we went out. Hannah and Captain Rick were great hosts, great conversation, and had great recommendations for what to do after. Very family friendly outing. Will definitely want to book again our next trip to the island.
Dori  L.
Dori L. Monte Sereno, CA
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience with this fun crew! Will absolutely be back.
Devon  B.
Devon B. Renton, WA
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Had an awesome family fishing adventure. Honestly weren’t expecting to catch anything but the dream was a Marlin (ofc) and if not, then Mahi Mahi would definitely tick our bucket list. Capt Reuben and his crew Niko and Gabe helped us achieve our bucket list, landing three Mahi Mahi and almost a Tuna which only got away cause the Marlin stole it! Couldn’t wipe the smile off my kids face especially my son’s, who is a keen fisherman! Thanks 5⭐️ you guys are really worth ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!
Vicky  K.
Vicky K. United States
Jigging Honolulu
Jigging Honolulu
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Captain Akihiro's method is simple but works. But it is not easy for average people with little jiggling experiences. Me, my wife and my son all tried but with no success. Finally, we were able to catch two amberjacks, one tuna and one unknown fish. All under Captain Akihiro's assistance though. It is harder than we thought because the water is a little rough today. Overall, we were still having a lot fun. Thank you Captain!
Jeff  G.
Jeff G. Vancouver, BC
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Great crew and great score! We grilled the mahi with a lime and garlic mojo which was AWESOME. So much fun, and the crew was so friendly and helpful.
Belinda  R.
Belinda R. Dallas, TX
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
Captain and crew were great. A short trip to the fishing grounds and everyone in our group caught fish. I would definitely book this trip again. We especially enjoyed watching the sharks lurk below the boat looking for an easy meal.
Drew  C.
Drew C.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
First time with Ohana Fun Fishing. Had a great time. Caught a few trigger fish. Crew cleaned and cooked them for all to enjoy. Will definitely do this again.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Honolulu, Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Had a 6 hour trip on Ruckus! We absolutely had a blast!!! The Capt and his deck had were amazing! 5 stars for Gabe alone!!! We will def go with them again!
Jason  M.
Jason M. Castalian Springs, TN
Maggie Joe Sportfishing – Seahawk
Maggie Joe Sportfishing – Seahawk
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Very good
4.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
The deck hand Desi was great. She worked hard for us. But as he was good to the customers, brewski (the Capt) tteated desi (deck hand) like crap! There was a misshap on the boat and he lost his temper a little and it changed the whole mood of the boat!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Midland, MI
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(479 reviews)
Great time, good size for our small group. Captain Mike was extra patient and helpful with the kids.
Patrick  G.
Patrick G. United States
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
For this price I couldn't of asked for more. The boat is clean, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The captain made sure safety came first and that a good time is guaranteed. We caught a lot of beautiful exotic fish that were to small to keep but still a great adventure that I will never forget. Thank you!
Janeece  T.
Janeece T. Honolulu, HI
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Very good
4.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Did a 4hr and unfortunately the he fish weren’t in the mood. No worries, though seas were rough, at least for us novices, we had a great time chill’n and we enjoying the ride. Great crew and hopeful to come back and give it another try.
Christian  S.
Christian S. Dallas, TX
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Good group of guys to fish with ! Caught a 144lb blue Marlin so we had a fantastic day out on the water. Boat was nice and comfortable. All around a good experience I highly recommended!
Kevin  L.
Kevin L. Houston, TX
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(308 reviews)
The fishing charter trip was a great midday trip. We didn't catch any wall hangers but there were enough bites to keep you busy. I will definitely keep it in mind the next time we're in the area.
Aaron  T.
Aaron T. Groton, NY
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(479 reviews)
Very friendly crew. They helped make this a very productive and enjoyable experience for my grandson and I.
Charles  K.
Charles K. Glen Allen, VA
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(479 reviews)
Our family of four had a great time fishing with Captain Rick and his crew, who were all very personable and knowledgeable. Two hours was the perfect amount of time to catch a few fish and enjoy a nice boat ride with beautiful scenery. I would highly recommend this fishing trip.
Jennifer  N.
Jennifer N. South Harrison, NJ
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
We didn’t catch anything. Maybe next time. Bring waters for tourist/snacks.
Gary  E.
Gary E. Seattle, WA
Maggie Joe Sportfishing – Seahawk
Maggie Joe Sportfishing – Seahawk
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(15 reviews)
Overall it was a good trip. Water was very choppy. The crew was great. I felt they did all they could to put us on some fish. They tried different rigging combinations and were constantly trying different things to land us on some fish.
Lonnie  H.
Lonnie H. Albuquerque, NM