Oahu Fishing Charters

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Oahu Fishing Charters

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Oahu: 32 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Waianae
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trips from $345
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(529 reviews)
Honolulu
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
(147 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(88 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,150
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(152 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,200
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $325
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(130 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $1,675
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4.7 / 5
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Honolulu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Oahu

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Oahu fishing trip is $825, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,458 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Oahu are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Oahu are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Oahu are:

Many fishing charters in Oahu 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 Oahu are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Oahu?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Oahu are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $3,500
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $406
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $1,168
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $950
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,180
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $599
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,540
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,600

Everybody knows of Oahu as the most popular Hawaii island, home of the state’s capital and Barack Obama. What anglers remember more than anything is that fishing here is off the hook. Oahu fishing charters can put you on the bite of an impressive number of species, you just have to choose what to target.

The fishing diversity of Oahu is fantastic. These warm Pacific waters are brimming with game fish and the seafloor drops to over 1,000 feet just a mile from shore. This means that monster pelagics like Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Marlin, Shortbill Spearfish, Wahoo (Ono), and Mahi Mahi are all in the cards.

There’s also plenty to fish for around Oahu’s vibrant reefs. You can go after Trevallies, Wrasse, and Triggerfish, or focus on bottom fishing and reel in Grouper, Snapper, and Green Jobfish. Sandy flats hide a strong population of Bonefish. You can even go freshwater fishing for Bass, Snakehead, and Tilapia.

As you can see, the variety of species you can catch in Oahu is fascinating. That’s why there’s a good number of Oahu fishing charters that can take you to them. You can go after bragworthy pelagics even on half day trips, because the fish feed so close to shore. If you want to battle your catch while your family is snorkeling, pick a combo excursion.

Honolulu is the fishing hub of the island where you’ll easily find a professional guide, and Haleiwa is another famous location.

Rules & Regulations

When you’re going saltwater fishing in Oahu, you don’t need a fishing license. However, if you’re exploring freshwater, you’ll need to buy a valid license. In Oahu, it’s common to keep all the fish you catch (even Billfish) and share it with the crew, so consult your captain about their release policy.

Oahu
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27954 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick off the year with some awesome offshore fishing. Bigeye Tuna are in their prime this time of year, making for great trolling and a delicious meal at the end of the day. Trevally and Snapper are also biting left and right.

February

The Billfish bite picks up in February, with huge numbers of Shortbill Spearfish and Striped Marlin. The Ahi bite is on fire, and Mahi Mahi are coming into their prime, so you won’t go hungry, and you’ll have a blast on the water.

March

Enjoy some angling action at the President's Day Fishing Tournament, if you’re interested in competitive fishing. Otherwise, you’re welcome to enjoy the fabulous pelagics bite and hook into a Striped Marlin or two.

April

The rains tend to die down by April, making for productive flats fishing. Hit the shallows for awesome Bonefishing or head to the deep to battle Ono, Ahi, and Mahi Mahi, to name a few. Over at the reefs, Trevally, Snapper, and Jobfish are biting.

May

Blue Marlin start showing up in bigger numbers in May. The Striped Marlin are still around, Spearfish can be caught well into the summer, and you know what that means – this is the perfect time for a Billfish Slam!

June

June is a great month for competitive anglers. Choose between battling Giant Trevally in the Ulua Challenge, heading offshore for the Hawaiian Open, or chasing Tuna in the Ahi Shootout. For a slower pace, hit the reefs or fish for Peacock Bass in the freshwater.

July

Billfish dominate all Oahu fishing seasons but come summer, and the Blue Marlin bite is what everyone gets excited about. In the mood to fight a monster? Head to the FADs for the chance of monster Blues weighing well over 500 pounds.

August

The high temperatures in August are no joke, but the fish don’t seem to mind. One way to beat the heat is to fish at night, targeting Tuna and Swordfish. If high temperatures don’t discourage you, anything from beach fishing to bluewater is open to you.

September

Fishing is still going strong in September, with anything from Blue Marlin to Lobster on the menu. When you’re done fishing for the day, head to the annual Aloha Festival – one of the most important events on Oahu.

October

Billfish aren’t as numerous as they are in summer, but they’re still around. If you’d rather catch your own dinner, the “Deep 7” (a combo of six different Snapper species and one Grouper) are usually back on the menu by October. It’s a challenge well worth the effort.

November

The Do or Die Fishing Tournament offers fierce competition in November. Non-competitive fishermen will have a great time targeting Bigeye Tuna, as well as all the favorite reef and bottom dwellers.

December

There’s hardly a better way to spend your winter holiday than basking in the sun, with a fishing rod in your hands. Anything from Striped Marlin and Tuna to Ehu and Bluefin Trevally can be your Christmas present.

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Come ready to catch fish!! Big water prepare if you are susceptible to motion sickness
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come ready to catch fish!! Big water prepare if you are susceptible to motion sickness
Eric  S.
Eric S.
In November maybe be prepared to bring a rain jacket. Weather was hit and miss in days leading up but water was pretty calm once we got to open water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In November maybe be prepared to bring a rain jacket. Weather was hit and miss in days leading up but water was pretty calm once we got to open water.
Kyle  P.
Kyle P.
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!
Travis  M.
Travis M.
Trust your Captains as they are the more experienced ones when it comes to fishing in these waters and you’ll also catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust your Captains as they are the more experienced ones when it comes to fishing in these waters and you’ll also catch fish!
Steven  S.
Steven S.
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.
Timothy  W.  J.
Timothy W. J.
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
Scott  C.
Scott C.
Understand that North Shore Oahu going into the winter can be on the rougher side
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that North Shore Oahu going into the winter can be on the rougher side
Trisha  F.
Trisha F.
Remember it is called 'fishing' and not 'catching'. No one can control the weather, or make the fish bite. I have fished for over 50 years, so perhaps I have a bit more realistic approach, and expectations. You won't catch fish everytime you go out. When you can, and if you have the time and money, book a full day trip. It increases your chances of having a great day. Half-day charters are hard as it limits the time you have, and you may not catch the tides right.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it is called 'fishing' and not 'catching'. No one can control the weather, or make the fish bite. I have fished for over 50 years, so perhaps I have a bit more realistic approach, and expectations. You won't catch fish everytime you go out. When you can, and if you have the time and money, book a full day trip. It increases your chances of having a great day. Half-day charters are hard as it limits the time you have, and you may not catch the tides right.
Randy  S.
Randy S.
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
Tim  W.
Tim W.
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.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M.
Don’t go with expectations of catching the 1000lb trophy fish. Got have a good time with great views and a great crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go with expectations of catching the 1000lb trophy fish. Got have a good time with great views and a great crew
Brandon  R.
Brandon R.
It's fishing, not catching. Don't have expectations, just enjoy the experience. It's a magical place and you will have memories for a lifetime.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
It's fishing, not catching. Don't have expectations, just enjoy the experience. It's a magical place and you will have memories for a lifetime.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Bernardsville, NJ
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
You will have a blast with these guys! Be ready to catch some fish and make some amazing memories!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You will have a blast with these guys! Be ready to catch some fish and make some amazing memories!
Becca  A.
Becca A. Wixon Valley, TX
Trolling off Haleiwa can take time. Trust the crew. If the fish are biting they will find them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trolling off Haleiwa can take time. Trust the crew. If the fish are biting they will find them.
Lana  G.
Lana G. Honolulu, HI
Sunscreen, sunglasses, Dramamine the night before and an hour before fishing. Ice cooler for your take home filets, food and drink for the day (they have a cooler you will use for that) tip the crew. They earn it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, sunglasses, Dramamine the night before and an hour before fishing. Ice cooler for your take home filets, food and drink for the day (they have a cooler you will use for that) tip the crew. They earn it
Tess  T.
Tess T. 'Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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

Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Hopper and Jay were awesome!! We even caught a Spearfish Marlin!! A few Mahimahi!! Some Yellow Fin Tuna!!! And we saw Dolphins!!! Jay was very engaging and fun to hang out with!! Probably one of the best Deckhands I've fished with! Captian Hopper knows his waters!! Only one other boat in the harbor got one Mahimahi, we got 4 plus 6 yellowfin and the one Spearfish!! Thanks again guys!! Great time!!
Eric  S.
Eric S.
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Fishing charter in Waianae
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Tarek and crew were amazing! Very professional and experienced in the Hawaiian Islands fishing style. We had a blast catching fish, I will definately take this charter before any other!!!
Jeffrey  Z.
Jeffrey Z.
Bob Marlin Charters
Bob Marlin Charters
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
These guys are awesome. They really put in the time to put on fish. They were great guys and they really cared about us having a successful trip. There are a lot of companies to choose from but we will never use any one else. Book with confidence. We didn't catch a ton of fish but we caught more than all of the other charters the day we went.
James  N.
James N.
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Fishing charter in Waianae
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain Tarek and First Mate Abe are TOP NOTCH! We asked for Barracuda, they put us on Barracuda! Three of them! Some Mahi!? No Problem, three of them!! My wife and I were on vacation in Hawaii from Florida, and the guys were so kind, so much fun, and most importantly, knew what they were doing when it came to fishing! Thanks again guys!
Matt  B.
Matt B.
Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Capt Hopper and Jay were very hospitable and worked hard all day to put us on fish. The weather was bad with high seas, rain and bad wind, but these guys kept working. We wound up with 4 Mahi in the boat and reeled in a 200lb shark. The boat was nice, well kept, the tackle and gear was very nice. I would highly recommend going out on the Grand Slam.
Jon  P.
Jon P.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
My 20 year old son and I (57 yr.) enjoyed catching a couple fish and a wonderful boat ride. We caught three different species of fish and saw a couple sea turtles. Captain and crew were easy going and made it fun. Would do it again.
Chris  P.
Chris P.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(529 reviews)
Captain and his crew were amazing. They put us right in the fish. I will definitely use them again.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(529 reviews)
The crew was friendly and full of knowledge and the boat was clean and spacious. The crew was very welcoming and was overall such an amazing trip!
Carlie  K.
Carlie K.
Flyer Sportfishing
Flyer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(152 reviews)
Did the full day trip. Fishing was slow and steady throughout the day. Crew did all they could to put us on the fish. Crew was very helpful in making sure everything went smooth via gear and landing the fish and making sure we were doing alright. Very happy with my decision to go with Flyer Sportfishing. We caught 8 mahi, a short bill and some shibi’s.
Kyle  P.
Kyle P.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(529 reviews)
The captain and crew were wonderful, they treated us with amazing care and service, they assisted us with catching fish and we would strongly recommend them to everyone.
Howard  W.
Howard W.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(529 reviews)
Captain and crew were very professional, outgoing, and knowledgeable. On time. Would definitely recommend to others.
Valorie  M.
Valorie M.
Play N Hooky Sportfishing
Play N Hooky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(231 reviews)
It was truly a pleasure to fish with Captain Tione and his deck hang Breddann. Although we didn’t catch a lot of fish we had a great time thanks to their professionalism and hard work. We will definitely fish with them again!
Thomas  M.
Thomas M.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(529 reviews)
I booked this fishing trip for my son and I while we visited Oahu and we had a great time. The captain and deck hand were very knowledgeable and great with my son. He will proudly tell you he outfished everyone and had a fantastic time. 2 hours was about perfect with my 8 year old. We caught a decent amount of fish for us to bring back to our condo and cook. They even gave us recommendations on how to cook them. I highly recommend booking this charter they are well worth the money.
Travis  M.
Travis M.
To The Max Charters
To The Max Charters
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(88 reviews)
Although it was a rough day on the water and no fish, Captain Adam and Captain Kevin kept it fun! Their boat was perfect size with comfy bean bags for us to sit on while on deck. Very approachable and easy to talk to! Will definitely be going to take another trip with them in the future!
Thomas  D.
Thomas D.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
My husband loved it as for me and our 2 youngest boys we got sea sick but we had never been on a boat. The crew was nice and tried being as helpful as they could. They even let us go lay down on one of the cuts they had. Wish I could have enjoyed it more. But my husband had a good time and caught some fish.
Priscilla  D.  R.
Priscilla D. R.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(529 reviews)
The marina was easy to find with plenty of parking. Rich and Ki were awesome, super friendly, and put us on the fish fast! They kept a close eye on us and made sure we reeled some in! We couldn’t have asked for a better day! 2 hrs was perfect for us as we spent almost all that time fishing! Loved it! Highly recommend!
Eric  D.
Eric D.
Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC
Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(147 reviews)
Although we didn’t catch any fish that day because of the weather but our Captain JC was really nice and being so patient with our son who have ADHD.
Jon  J.
Jon J.
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
We did trolling for over 6hrs and the weather was great, the 74ft boat took the waves well. Some in our group spent time in the hot tub. Kahi was a great deck hand and assisted when needed. Overall, time will spent with family.
Doug  M.
Doug M.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(529 reviews)
Caught lots of fish and several species. Had a great time with my daughter
PATRICK  N.
PATRICK N.
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
We had an awesome time (though as Captain Chris will tell you, take Dramamine if you’re prone to any sort of motion sickness - to be clear though, this isn’t an Ocean Addict issue, it’s a Pacific Ocean issue 🤣). Caught two beautiful mahi-mahi, including a 48 inch male that my girlfriend will be bragging about for years. Thank you to the wonderful crew!
Sarah  R.
Sarah R.