Hawaii Fishing Charters

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Hawaii Fishing Charters

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Hawaii: 65 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Waianae
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trips from $345
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(529 reviews)
Honolulu
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from $725
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from $495
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
4.9 / 5
(171 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from $875
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(378 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Hawaii

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Hawaii fishing trip is $802, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,160 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Hawaii are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Hawaii are:

Many fishing charters in Hawaii 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 Hawaii are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Hawaii?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Hawaii are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $406
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $760
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $888
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $897
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $599
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,321
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,150

Want to cast a line in paradise? Hop aboard one of the many fishing charters in Hawaii. There’s postcard-perfect azure waters and white sandy beaches to explore, as well as some world-famous fish on offer. Hawaii is a known deep sea sportfishing haven, but that’s not where the action ends. With reefs, flats, and freshwater fishing grounds on offer, you can cast off on the adventure of your dreams. 
 
Head out on a deep sea fishing excursion, and you’ll encounter year-round Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. In some locations, the seafloor drops to a thousand feet just a mile from shore. To get the most out of your adventure, though, a full day trip is a must. More of a reef fishing enthusiast? Plumb underwater structure for local bottom fish including Long-Tail Red Snapper (Onaga) and Short-Tail Red Snapper (Ehu) on a shorter trip. 
 
If you want to spend even less time traveling, explore Hawaii's flats for Bonefish. A half day trip is the perfect introduction to these waters, and you can even try out fly fishing. There’s plenty of inshore action for freshwater fans, too. Largemouth Bass, Peacock Bass, and Channel Catfish can be found in a variety of reservoirs and waterways, with half and full day trips on offer.
 
There’s an impressive number of departure points dotted all over the Aloha State. Big Island’s Kailua-Kona offers incredible deep sea action, Maui is home to lots of reefs (and spearfishing action!), Kauai has a great Billfish bite as well as an abundance of freshwater fish...the opportunities are endless!

 

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need a license to fish in Hawaii, unless you’re freshwater fishing. Some species are subject to strict regulations, such as Onaga and Ehu, but your captain will be able to fill you in. 
 
Hawaii
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Bigeye Tuna make for a delicious feast for offshore anglers in January. Head out and bag one for dinner, then visit the Oahu Fringe Festival to soak up the local arts scene.

February

The Maui Whale Festival gathers 20,000 visitors each year to celebrate these majestic creatures. More into fish than mammals? Shortbill Spearfish and Bigeye Tuna are both on fire.

March

Honolulu Festival manages to combine an all-out party with a genuine display of ethnic and economic solidarity. It’s worth visiting if you can tear yourself away from the Striped Marlin bite.

April

Black and Striped Marlin, Spearfish, Bigeye Tuna, Ono (Wahoo), and Mahi Mahi are all amazing in April. On the other end of the scale, this is one of the best months for Hawaii Bass fishing.

May

Blue Marlin arrive in a big way in May, joining their Black and Striped cousins for a month of incredible Billfishing. Shortbill Spearfish are also around, so you could be in with a Super Grand Slam!

June

The Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series starts in style with the Kona Kickoff and the Firecracker Open. Off the water, the Maui Film Festival is a great place to relax after a hard day at sea.

July

Tournament fever burns strong, with the Kona Throw Down and Skins Marlin Derby, not to mention the Blue Marlin World Cup. Check out the Honolulu Ukulele Festival if you get the time.

August

The Kona Shootout Big Game Tournament and Big Island Marlin Tournament give the pro teams no rest in August. Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) are on fire, and make for the best Tuna fishing Hawaii sees all year.

September

Tournament season draws to a close with Kona’s It’s a Wrap Tournament. The whole state comes alive in an explosion of color during the month-long Aloha Festivals.

October
Want to see Hawaii through the eyes of the locals? Visit the Hawaii International Film Festival to watch locally-made documentaries about island life. Afterward, head offshore for late-season Mahi Mahi action.
 
November

The fishing tournaments may be over, but the surfers are just getting started. The Vans Triple Crown tournament series kicks off on Oahu’s breathtaking North Shore.

December

The Vans Triple Crown draws to a close, just as the Honolulu City Lights festival brings the town to life in a spectacle of seasonal cheer. Bigeye Tuna are firmly back on the menu by December.

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Listen to your captain and deck hand! Otherwise you might not have the strength to get that trophy to the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and deck hand! Otherwise you might not have the strength to get that trophy to the boat.
Jeff  H.
Jeff H.
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.
All of us were first timers and the crew had us all bringing big fish on the boat in no time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All of us were first timers and the crew had us all bringing big fish on the boat in no time!
Katherine  D.
Katherine D.
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.
The experience of being on the ocean was worth the price of admission. It’s fishing, not catching, so don’t expect nonstop action. The captain put us on some small yellowfin at the start, so we all had fish to eat. We boated a 20 pound yellowfin and lost a nice mahi-mahi right at the boat. I did a trip at the Big Island a few years ago and had a similar experience in terms of fish at the boat. Ocean was bumpy but probably normal. Not an issue for me.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The experience of being on the ocean was worth the price of admission. It’s fishing, not catching, so don’t expect nonstop action. The captain put us on some small yellowfin at the start, so we all had fish to eat. We boated a 20 pound yellowfin and lost a nice mahi-mahi right at the boat. I did a trip at the Big Island a few years ago and had a similar experience in terms of fish at the boat. Ocean was bumpy but probably normal. Not an issue for me.
Brandt  S.
Brandt S.
I don't get see sick,but my graddaughter got very sick ,so bring something fot it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't get see sick,but my graddaughter got very sick ,so bring something fot it.
Nenad  Z.
Nenad Z.
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.
Try and time your trip with good weather (low winds and swells). We had great weather and it added to our experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try and time your trip with good weather (low winds and swells). We had great weather and it added to our experience.
Joe  W.
Joe W.
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.
As would all fishing trips, you never know what you might catch, or not catch, keep that in mind first.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As would all fishing trips, you never know what you might catch, or not catch, keep that in mind first.
Paul  P.
Paul P.
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.
There is a great bite but small fish. Where there’s small fish there’s big fish tho! Capt said fishing is very hit or miss right now, so you catch what you can and hope for the big one! Coming back for my 100 lb’er
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is a great bite but small fish. Where there’s small fish there’s big fish tho! Capt said fishing is very hit or miss right now, so you catch what you can and hope for the big one! Coming back for my 100 lb’er
Zachary  R.
Zachary R.
Yes, save a little money and go with Captain Jay - He is budget friendly and knows his stuff!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes, save a little money and go with Captain Jay - He is budget friendly and knows his stuff!
Seth  C.
Seth C.
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.
If you go out with the expectation that you are going on a sightseeing trip and fish are just a bonus, you’ll have a great day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with the expectation that you are going on a sightseeing trip and fish are just a bonus, you’ll have a great day.
James  S.
James S.
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

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.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(378 reviews)
I would recommend this boat & crew to novice as well as experienced fishermen. Had a great time and caught fish.
Craig  D.
Craig D.
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Fishing charter in Waianae
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 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.
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
I may not have been the one to hook into this beautiful fish but it was incredible to see. An amazing experience. These guys have great attitudes, very friendly, and Sean will keep you posted if something isn’t working out with your trip. Mahalo
James  S.
James S.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Made three different full day characters with three different companies. This guy is my go too from now on! What an experience!! I’ll be back with friends to share the fun I had today. Skillet is the MAN!
Jeff  H.
Jeff H.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
I took my 8yr old son out, The communication from the owner Brent was fantastic and very customer service oriented. Captain Dan got us on the fish, my son caught a Shortbill Spearfish (Hebi) about 7' long, it was a great experience, TJ was great on the deck making sure he landed it and everyone was safe. There was more Skipjack than we felt like reeling in.. :-) Everything was fantastic, the owner Brent, the Crew Captain Dan and TJ. Thank you all for an amazing trip!!
Jordan  C.
Jordan C. Coeur D'Alene, Idaho
Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 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.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Seasoned fishermen from Alaska found the best fishing charter in Kona. The Skillet with Captain John & Deckhand Dave were incredible. We've fished Mexico but Kona beats it. Caught a huge Tuna and a smaller blue marlin. Weather started off iffy but turned glorious. Boat was impeccable. Highly recommend.
Corrine  V.
Corrine V.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 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.
High Noon Sport Fishing
High Noon Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
We did an all day trip on the Sundowner, 4 Mahi Mahi, 1 Short nose Billfish and 24 Skip jacks.
Todd  C.
Todd C.
Medusa Sportfishing
Medusa Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(97 reviews)
Unfortunately the fish weren't biting. Captain and mate were great. Professional, friendly and accommodating.
Paul  E.
Paul E.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(378 reviews)
Jim and his crewmen Will did a fantastic job with our trip. They got us on some bait and eventually we hooked up to 140 pound yellowfin tuna. It took us 1 hour and 20 minutes to land it and thanks to Jim and Will helping out we finally got it in the boat. Thanks again guys for an unforgettable day of fishing.
Terry  J.
Terry J.
A'u Struck Sportfishing
A'u Struck Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain Dave put us on some fish even with an outgoing tide and some stormy weather. We caught some small tuna and then we trolled those and I caught the biggest mahi of my life. Thanks again Dave. It was an amazing trip. Will be back.
Denis  A.
Denis A.
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.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We took two kids with us and the crew were great with them. Was able to land one spearfish and hook on one marlin. Everyone in the group had an excellent time.
Dustan  W.
Dustan W.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
This trip was a blast! Captain John and Dave were so great the entirety of our 6 hour charter. The boat and equipment were fantastic and very comfortable. Captain John and Dave were very knowledgeable of the different types of fish, lures, deep sea fishing, etc. They were super accommodating the entirety of our charter. We would definitely book with them again!
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P.
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.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
What a boat!!! I can't wait to be back on the Reel Escape. Brent and his first mate bent over backwards to ensure a great day on the water and worked tirelessly in helping us catch some amazing fish. No long boat rides to catch fish either; we were fishing minutes out of the harbor - such a great location. Thank you for the great day - see you on our next visit to Hawaii!!
Cliff  G.
Cliff G. Miami, Florida
Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Captain & Mate (Rooster) were great. Multiple bites. Caught blue marlin 2h in. Only improvement wold have been a meat fish for supper, but the fishing gods had their say. The crew tried hard to make it happen. No fault there. Would definitely come again & recommend to others!
Todd  S.
Todd S.