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Hawaii: 44 fishing charters available

Seelife Adventures

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (50)
Kailua
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trips from $625

Ocean Addict Hawaii llc

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (42)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,200

Pacific Sportfishing LLC

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (141)
Honolulu
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trips from $950

Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (202)
Honolulu
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Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (41)
Honolulu
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trips from $995

Flyer Sportfishing

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (62)
Haleiwa
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trips from $972

Blue Water Fishing LLC

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (32)
Kapaa
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trips from $550

Sea Verse 3

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (61)
Honolulu
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trips from $245

Medusa Sportfishing

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (30)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $700

To The Max Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (34)
Haleiwa
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trips from $1,400

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
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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.

Hawaii Fishing Calendar

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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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Just like fishing anywhere. There’s a reason they call it fishing and.not catching…. Lol. It’s still a great time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just like fishing anywhere. There’s a reason they call it fishing and.not catching…. Lol. It’s still a great time.
Jeff  L.
Jeff L. United States
Do your homework and understand the season availability of the species you are targeting.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great couple of hours on the ocean with Captain Danny & first mate Issac on the Sashimi.
John  C.
John C. Immokalee, FL
Just remember it is fishing. You take a chance on not catching anything. But you get a great time on the water.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Just remember it is fishing. You take a chance on not catching anything. But you get a great time on the water.
Shawn  L.
Shawn L. United States
Relax and enjoy the day. Fishing is fishing. Some days are great and some are not.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
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
You are able to have lines in the water right out of the harbor. Beautiful scenery. Great place to fish
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You are able to have lines in the water right out of the harbor. Beautiful scenery. Great place to fish
Hank  A.
Hank A. Bellingham, WA
2 hour trip is reasonable price to get out on water and catch reef fish.... big stuff you wanna go half day at least.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go with the attitude of fishing, instead of catching. If you catch something that is a plus.
Rey  T.
Rey T. Manvel, TX
Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Columbia, SC
keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
keep your fishing expectations to a minimum. The boat experience was good however.
Donald  H.
Donald H. Janesville, WI
Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!
Gene  M.
Gene M. Costa Mesa, CA
Take your seasick pills and dont get upset if you dont catch its fishing you dont always catch
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It is deep sea fishing, so it can be rough out there. Beautiful area to fish in!
Zack  L.
Zack L. Edgemoor, DE
Depends on the day, for fishing, but you could not ask for a better captain. regardless of fish. Great price for private time. We will request him again.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Depends on the day, for fishing, but you could not ask for a better captain. regardless of fish. Great price for private time. We will request him again.
Joanie  H.
Joanie H. Omaha, Nebraska
Hit up captain jim he will go out of his way to make sure u catch some fish one of the best fishing trips I have been on !
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hit up captain jim he will go out of his way to make sure u catch some fish one of the best fishing trips I have been on !
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Niwot, CO

Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
If you visit ohau. You must do this trip. We were here for 2 trips because it was so amazing. Seen dolphins and turtles. Great family fun!
Sandra  R.
Sandra R. Walkerton, IN
Flyer Sportfishing
Flyer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Great experience overall! Even though we only caught one fish but thats our first marlin!!! Thank you captain for fulfilling my dream!
Listy  G.
Listy G. Santa Ana, CA
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
Took my 6 year old son & I for the 1st time ocean fishing & loved it! Caught quite a few fish & crew was very friendly. Would go again!
Joseph  V.  B.
Joseph V. B. Freeport, MI
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 7 reviews
What a blast. Definitely gonna go again. The crew were super helpful!!! Thank you
Sandra  R.
Sandra R. Walkerton, IN
Sea Verse 3
Sea Verse 3
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 63 reviews
Good crew and boat, had good conditions on the water…sadly no fish but saw whales
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Hartford, WI
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Kapaa
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
My buddy and I took our two 15yr old sons out w Captain Harry. The trip was even better than we expected. We caught 5 SkipJack Tuna that the boys had a blast catching. Once back to the dock Captain Harry cut it up and sent us off with more fish than we could eat. Look’s like Sashimi and Pokie bowls for the next couple days. Highly recommend!
James  C.
James C. Rocklin, CA
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
My husband and I had a great time fishing. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we had the best time. We were lucky and caught some fish! We tried multiple locations to increase our chances and make sure everyone had fun. I would definitely recommend them. The views from the boat are beautiful and I appreciated our time.
Amber  M.
Amber M. Denver, CO
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Was not sure we would like it. However, the captain was very knowledgable and interesting. Was pulling up fish almost the entire trip. Looking at signing up to do another real soon.
Joseph  M.
Joseph M. Herkimer, NY
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Awesome crew. The guys were super helpful. Isaac and Jaden rocked! Thanks for the fun experience.
Mary  V.
Mary V. Skull Valley, UT
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Pacific Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 142 reviews
Captian and deck hand were amazing! Highly recommended full day trip well worth the money.
Brett  Y.
Brett Y. Seekonk, MA
Flyer Sportfishing
Flyer Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
The boat and crew were in great shape everything was explained and kept very organized. We had a successful day of fishing and the captain made every effort to insure we had a good day.
Weldon  W.
Weldon W. Gardnerville, NV
North Shore Tour Guide
North Shore Tour Guide
Fishing charter in Waialua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Our guide was Ken and he was amazing! Such a friendly guy and he shared a ton of local fishing information with me and my son. We only caught one fish during our time but it was still very fun. This is a smaller, more hands-on operation which is exactly what we were looking for. Book now without hesitation!!!
David  F.
David F. Eagle, ID
Sea Verse 3
Sea Verse 3
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 63 reviews
Capt Duffy and Jake were professional, fun, and worked their butts off for us to catch fish. We ended up catching 9 mahi-mahi and one ahi tuna. We got enough fish to make tacos for all of us for a few nights. Our charter with them was worth every penny. Thanks Duff and Jake. I’m calling you for our next trip to Oahu!
Brandon  T.
Brandon T. Honolulu, Hawaii
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
We had a great time with Captain Mike and Isaac. They made sure each person was able to get a catch. Both of them were very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
Michael  T.
Michael T. Streamwood, IL
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 203 reviews
Captain Mike provided us an excellent couple of hours. If you are looking for a short but a great taste of sea fishing recommend this tour.
Glen  S.
Glen S. Cochrane, AB
North Shore Tour Guide
North Shore Tour Guide
Fishing charter in Waialua
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Our family of 5 had a great time fishing on the North Shore. Ken was a fantastic guide! He was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the fish. We caught a variety of small but beautiful fish. Everyone had fun! The beach is not private but we were by ourselves. There is a port a potty available in the parking lot.
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. BROOKSIDE VL, TX
Mariah Sportfishing – We Catch More
Mariah Sportfishing – We Catch More
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 72 reviews
captain is really experienced,boat is really clean and well maintained ,when the tide changed heard a snap of the rubber band and the reel started screaming!!!!fish on!!!! 250+ pound blue marlin.
Alex  K.
Alex K. Orangevale, CA
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Kapaa
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
Captain Harry had to cancel our original booking due to weather. He worked with us to reschedule a few days later and we did an early morning trip. Captain Harry and his helper Mark were both great at explaining everything and attentive. We got lucky during the last hour and caught two Skipjack Tuna!
Stacy  E.
Stacy E. Webb City, MO
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
The captain and crew were fantastic. All our needs and wants were accommodated with a friendly smile. We were able to catch some fish and the crew even filleted the fish for us to bring home and grill. The accommodation on the vessel were top shelf! 100percent would recommend
Michael  W.
Michael W. West Chester, PA
Ohana Yachts
Ohana Yachts
Fishing charter in Honolulu
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
We had a wonderful trip with Captain Andy and his crew. The service was excellent and although we didn’t catch any fish we had a fantastic time. The boat was even better than we expected and we all had a great time.
Katherine  S.
Katherine S. Rochester, MI

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Hawaii

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Hawaii costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $666, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $941. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Hawaii is 38 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Seelife Adventures, Ocean Addict Hawaii llc, and Pacific Sportfishing LLC are some of the most popular fishing charters in Hawaii. Full list of top fishing charters in Hawaii.

Seelife Adventures, Ocean Addict Hawaii llc, and Pacific Sportfishing LLC all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Hawaii.

The best way to experience fishing in Hawaii is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Hawaii.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, and Tuna (Yellowfin). Top fishing techniques include trolling, light tackle, and heavy tackle. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Hawaii.