Honolulu Fishing Charters

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trips from US $1,495
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Honolulu

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Honolulu, Hawaii are: Full list of top fishing charters in Honolulu

The average price for a private 4 hour Honolulu fishing trip is US $746, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,568 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Honolulu that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Honolulu provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Honolulu are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Honolulu are:
  • Extended fishing trips – US $3,500
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $395
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $1,495
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $1,230
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $2,688
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,174
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,341

Fishing in Honolulu

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Honolulu

Bring sunblock! We did not and we definitely felt it the next day. Take pictures! It’s an experience you’ll want to look back on. And be patient! It’s still fishing. You never know when the big one is going to hit.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Bring sunblock! We did not and we definitely felt it the next day. Take pictures! It’s an experience you’ll want to look back on. And be patient! It’s still fishing. You never know when the big one is going to hit.
Ohana Sport Fishing
Ohana Sport Fishing
This was our first time fishing hawaii we had deep sea fished in tofino BC and Cancun this ocean is easily rougher make sure to take something for sea sickness before going. Would still do it again though
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing hawaii we had deep sea fished in tofino BC and Cancun this ocean is easily rougher make sure to take something for sea sickness before going. Would still do it again though
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Pack a lunch, sunblock, and lots of water. If you have motion sickness get some scopalmine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pack a lunch, sunblock, and lots of water. If you have motion sickness get some scopalmine
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Winter fishing season has its calm days but be prepared to work hard on a rough day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winter fishing season has its calm days but be prepared to work hard on a rough day.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Bring sunscreen, Swimsuit, water shoes and your luck! There are fish in the ocean. Good Luck. Well worth it! Will return to Fun Fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen, Swimsuit, water shoes and your luck! There are fish in the ocean. Good Luck. Well worth it! Will return to Fun Fishing.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Of course when windy it can be rough. No guarantees to catch fish so you just have to get out there and put in your time and it will pay off.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Of course when windy it can be rough. No guarantees to catch fish so you just have to get out there and put in your time and it will pay off.
Aloha Charters
Aloha Charters
This was our first time fishing in Hawaii, so not sure seasonally how fishing changes. Our trip started out pretty slow but glad we booked the full day. All our fish came in the afternoon. Caught multiple Mahi-mahi.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Hawaii, so not sure seasonally how fishing changes. Our trip started out pretty slow but glad we booked the full day. All our fish came in the afternoon. Caught multiple Mahi-mahi.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Be aware that the ocean can be rough. It’s not in their hands. so please don’t complain if you get sea sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be aware that the ocean can be rough. It’s not in their hands. so please don’t complain if you get sea sick.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Life's short if your looking here you already want to do it. Book now you will not regret it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Life's short if your looking here you already want to do it. Book now you will not regret it!
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Motion sickness medication - ocean is unpredictable. Have more cash on hand to tip the captain and crew better for such a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Motion sickness medication - ocean is unpredictable. Have more cash on hand to tip the captain and crew better for such a great time.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
This was a great 2 hour fishing adventure could have spent more time with Captain Rick and enjoying the views. Thanks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great 2 hour fishing adventure could have spent more time with Captain Rick and enjoying the views. Thanks
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Sit back and enjoy you are in good hands they will take care of baiting everything overall, it’s a great family experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sit back and enjoy you are in good hands they will take care of baiting everything overall, it’s a great family experience
Waikiki Sportfishing
Waikiki Sportfishing
I booked a different trip and it was not exactly what I hoped... this was a true fishing boat with crew to match. Would absolutely go out with them again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I booked a different trip and it was not exactly what I hoped... this was a true fishing boat with crew to match. Would absolutely go out with them again.
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
Whipsaw Sport Fishing Inc.
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.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing Melbourne, Florida
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.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
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.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing San Bernardino, CA
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!!!
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing Honolulu, HI
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.
Tradewind Charters
Tradewind Charters 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.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii Lake Stevens, WA
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.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing Lakewood, WA

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Honolulu?

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
We had such a great time! 2 mahi mahi, 1 stripjack tuna, 2 blue marlins and 1 striped marlin. Couldn’t have asked for a better time!
Natsumi  U.
Natsumi U.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(359 reviews)
Did not caught much fish only one fish and were only had a few bites for three hours of fishing. The crew did prepare the fish caught and did an excellent job preparing and serving us the fish. Wish we caught more delicious fish for us to enjoy.
Frank  I.
Frank I.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
It was great to have a private boat out to go fishing. Sundance was great in guiding us on how to fish and providing tips and tricks. We caught 2 trigger fish which was really cool!
Elliyah  D.
Elliyah D.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
Sundance took my husband and I out on our anniversary and we had such a fun time! Sundance was awesome, nice and funny and helped us a ton. It was a windy day so the water was a bit choppy but we still caught a few fish. I would highly recommend this fishing trip!
Tara  V.
Tara V.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Ocean was rougher then we could handle but we toughed it out. Captain Reuben got us on the fish within a couple hours. The fish kept biting but sadly our stomachs couldn't handle the ocean anymore and we had to come in. Gabe and neebo.( apologies for the spelling boys) where amazing and made sure to include my kids in the demo and conversation. We also seen a whale and a turtle. These guys bust there asses to get the fish for you we highly recommend!!
Stephen  H.
Stephen H.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
We had a great trip! Our captain was excellent. He was patient, kind and very knowledgeable. We caught fish and enjoyed the trip very much!
Kimberly  B.
Kimberly B.
Play N Hooky Sportfishing
Play N Hooky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(235 reviews)
We had a great fishing trip and loved the beautiful landscape and views of the mountains while trolling for fish. Captain and crew were professional, friendly, and hands on. Even our non fishing child had a good time. Thank you!
Peter  A.
Peter A.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
Sun Dance was awesome and put us on the fish! I caught 4 Moana Kali and 3 or 4 common Trigger fish
George  L.
George L.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
Rough water, hard working captain and we still landed fish. We had a great time.
Martin  E.
Martin E.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(359 reviews)
Smooth cruise, we saw Whales, and many onboard caught fish. On a beautiful sunny day, wear your suit if tanning, and don't forget your lotion!
Sandra  H.
Sandra H.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Caught blue marlin, tuna, and mahi mahi. Boat crew was very friendly, and showed us a good time. We’ll definitely go back to Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii!
Coleman  W.
Coleman W.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
This was a wonderful crew. They were very caring about what we wanted to ensure our trip was the greatest experience. Can't say enough about the crew and boat. Definitely recommend it. Worth every penny
Annette  T.
Annette T.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(359 reviews)
Reasonable fun fishing trip. Bottom fishing, everyone caught fish, few keepers, 1st mate cooked some up for all to try.
Mike  H.
Mike H.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
The crew was very knowledgeable and friendly. They put us on fish within the hour and provided an excellent experience. Highly recommend the charter.
Roberto  B.
Roberto B.
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(136 reviews)
Our family had an amazing time today, we caught several fish and Captain Andy and his crew were so attentive to our needs they helped make this trip a truly amazing experience for our family.
Erika  G.
Erika G.
Play N Hooky Sportfishing
Play N Hooky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Best time ever on the boat they put us on fish and they are very friendly. They know what they doing
Curtis  A.
Curtis A.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(229 reviews)
Had a great time my only complaint is paid for 3/4 of a day and only got 1/2 a day no rebate or refund
Doug  B.
Doug B.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(359 reviews)
Caught over 20 fish! Crew was outstanding! Highly recommended!!! Cooked our catch on board and it was delicious!!
Kennedy  S.
Kennedy S.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
Thank you Captain Rick and Hannah for an amazing morning. I had so much fun, and caught trigger fish and a goat fish. Highly recommend this company, make you feel welcome right from the start. A perfect little 2 hour trip….all I can say is thank you, and hope you continue to do this for many more years!!
Kim  S.
Kim S.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(359 reviews)
Great trip my husband and I had a lot of fun! Will be booking another to bring our oldest out for a nice day trip.
Casey  S.
Casey S.

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