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Ocean Addict Hawaii llc

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(86 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $950

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(343 reviews)
Honolulu
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Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(106 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $800

Ohana Yachts

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(76 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $1,675

Flyer Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(110 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,026

Sea Verse 3

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(109 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $299

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(133 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $250

Jigging Honolulu

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Honolulu
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Aikane Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(33 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $750

Grand Slam Hawaii

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,000

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 $822, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,311 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:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Oahu are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $3,500
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $456
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $1,054
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,026
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,226
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,301
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,512
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,225

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
4.2 / 5
Based on 25065 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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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
Fishing is an experience, and not all about the catch. Bring a chill attitude, relax, soak in the environment and if the fish are willing, you'll bring them in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is an experience, and not all about the catch. Bring a chill attitude, relax, soak in the environment and if the fish are willing, you'll bring them in.
John  C.
John C. Seattle, Washington
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
Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your seasick pills and dont get upset if you dont catch its fishing you dont always catch
Micheal  B.
Micheal B. Kihei, HI
These waters are not a "first timer" fishing - the waters can be rough. Be ready w/ a scopolamine patch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These waters are not a "first timer" fishing - the waters can be rough. Be ready w/ a scopolamine patch!
Jeremiah  W.
Jeremiah W. Round Rock, TX
It is deep sea fishing, so it can be rough out there. Beautiful area to fish in!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It is deep sea fishing, so it can be rough out there. Beautiful area to fish in!
Zack  L.
Zack L. Edgemoor, DE

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
This experience was awesome starting with the amazing crew and we caught a friggin Marlin. They were so knowledgeable, genuine and just great people. I spread my parents ashes on the trip and they were so caring and made me and my mates feel so comfortable the entire time. Honestly can’t wipe the smile off my face, love supporting a small company / boat. The deserve every amount of business that comes their way,
Joel  H.
Joel H. Houston, Texas
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(343 reviews)
Great vacation outing. Captain Rick & crew were very helpful & knowledgable. Highly recommend them for your bottom fishing excursion. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Jason  W.
Jason W. La Grande, OR
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
This was perfect for two young people intro to ocean fishing. If you just want a great time book this trip.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Dalton Gardens, ID
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Had a great time with a captain, that made a great trip and you’ll catch a fish!
Justin  C.
Justin C. Canyon Lake, TX
Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Great day on the water and kept us chasing the fish. Got a surprise Ono on the way in. Jay is a great and personable first mate as well.
Eric  S.
Eric S. 'Ewa Beach, HI
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(343 reviews)
My boyfriend and I had so much fun on this charter! It was pretty much my first time fishing and they were very helpful and made the process very easy and fun! Would definitely book again!
Stormi  B.
Stormi B. Honolulu, Hawaii
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(343 reviews)
Had a great time reef fishing with Captain Rick and Hannah. Caught a bunch of fish which was fun and Captain Rick and Hannah with both great - helpful and knowledgeable about the fish we caught and fun to chat with while fishing. Would definitely do this again with them.
Alan  C.
Alan C. Los Angeles, California
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Successful day of fishing with captain Matt. Knowledgeable, personable, and experienced fisherman. Great atmosphere and experience for people who like to be involved and help out. Will definitely go out with him again.
Jeremy  H.
Jeremy H. Aurora, CO
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Our family of 8 had a great time! Would definitely recommend taking a trip out with Ohana Yachts.
Anna  K.
Anna K. Ada, OK
Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Mike and Jay were awesome. Started off slow, went out with a "BANG" GREAT GUYS AND EVEN BETTER FISHERMAN!!! Definitely coming back and referring them to anyone who want to catch fish and have an amazing time doing it!! Thanks fellas, until next time!
Charles  M.
Charles M. Commerce City, CO
Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC
Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
My family and I had a trip out on the water with Captain Danny. Didn’t catch much but the scenery and the enjoyment of being out there made it very worth it. Captain Danny made the trip very comfortable and easy and was wonderful to be around. Would highly recommend this charter!
Kannon  P.
Kannon P. Katy, TX
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Had a great time and a wonderful experience for the books. Could not recommend more to book with Captain Matt. Responsive, and flexible and worked with us to ensure we had a great time on the water - which we did. Heard great stories/conversations, and had a fun and scenic North Shore outing. Will plan to book again the next time we make our way to Oahu.
Aaron  S.
Aaron S. Riverside, CA
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(343 reviews)
Spent half a day out on the water. Captain was awesome, friendly and knowledgeable. Did a good job putting us where the fish were
Tyler  R.
Tyler R. Morgan Hill, CA
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Had a great time onboard, the crew was excellent! Caught some live bait early in the morning and then went a few hours offshore. We had a few big bites but were not able to reel in any fish. Our group still had a great time enjoying the open water and crew though, highly recommend!! -Shelby
Shelby  C.
Shelby C. Honolulu, HI
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(343 reviews)
We were visiting our son and DIL and wanted to take a short fishing trip. Capt. Rick offers a variety of fishing trips to meet your needs. Captain Rick and Hannah made sure we had a great experience and moved around to find the fish. It was a great day! Thank you Capt. Rick and Hannah!!
Michelle  G.
Michelle G. Deltona, FL
Jigging Honolulu
Jigging Honolulu
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had such an amazing time! Captain was fun, knowledgeable, and eager to help. Highly recommend this trip if you're looking for a great day fishing!
Acea  U.
Acea U. Edmund, WI
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(133 reviews)
Enjoyed the experience even though didn't catch any fish. Beautiful sunrise. Crew was great
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Welch, OK
Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC
Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Very good
4.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Great time out on the water, would of been better if it wasn’t so windy. Captain did his best to find the fish. Great guy to chat with, very personable.
Sid  K.
Sid K. Kapolei, Hawaii
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
Great crew. Moved a couple times to improve chances. 2 out of the four in our party caught fish which were cleaned/peeped for us to take home. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this trip .
Carol  B.
Carol B. Kaneohe, Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Would definitely go again.we didn't catch any fish but had an amazing time. The crew and captain were Great had positive the whole day. They gave it there all to get fish. I would come back and fish with that crew any day.
Noah  R.
Noah R. United States