Hawaii Fishing Charters

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Hawaii: 71 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(57 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $750
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(132 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $1,200
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(554 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from US $395
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(44 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $1,100
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Waianae
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trips from US $648
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(195 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $875
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(150 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $800
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(90 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $595
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(227 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from US $300

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 US $785, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,248 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Hawaii are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $405
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $850
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $972
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,039
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,199
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,413
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,495

Fishing in Hawaii

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Hawaii

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.
Definitely book a 6 or more hour trip, gives you plenty of time and opportunity for a good catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book a 6 or more hour trip, gives you plenty of time and opportunity for a good catch!
Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
Fishing in Kona is not always catching fish, sometimes it is just a long boat ride. The weather is usually great though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in Kona is not always catching fish, sometimes it is just a long boat ride. The weather is usually great though.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
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
Every fishing trip is fun. Sometimes it is a day anglers dream of! That is the day we had- the fishing day of a lifetime!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every fishing trip is fun. Sometimes it is a day anglers dream of! That is the day we had- the fishing day of a lifetime!
Blue Water Fishing LLC
Blue Water Fishing LLC
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
A little chop on the water but the whales in season off the coast more than make up for that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little chop on the water but the whales in season off the coast more than make up for that.
Private Charters 5 Star Experience!  ALOHA !!
Private Charters 5 Star Experience! ALOHA !!
Your best chance is a full day. The longer your hook is in the water, the better your odds :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Your best chance is a full day. The longer your hook is in the water, the better your odds :)
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Don’t underestimate the waves. Take Dramamine or whatever else before getting on the boat. My wife and I didn’t get sick but definitely felt queasy for a few mins. Ran into some bigger waves and super cloudy day so we couldn’t see land at times
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t underestimate the waves. Take Dramamine or whatever else before getting on the boat. My wife and I didn’t get sick but definitely felt queasy for a few mins. Ran into some bigger waves and super cloudy day so we couldn’t see land at times
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
If you're looking to land a trophy, Kailua-Kona is the place. But if you're a large group, looking catch a lot of fish this probably not the location.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're looking to land a trophy, Kailua-Kona is the place. But if you're a large group, looking catch a lot of fish this probably not the location.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Expect a great fishing experience. Depending on the time of year the catching can be so so. That said, in 5 trips out of Haleiwa I have never been skunked.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect a great fishing experience. Depending on the time of year the catching can be so so. That said, in 5 trips out of Haleiwa I have never been skunked.
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
Lucky Lass Haleiwa Charters
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
Beautiful, warm days on the water! Fishing was slower than other months but you’re still chasing fish and enjoying beautiful views. Pick the right crew and any day is memorable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful, warm days on the water! Fishing was slower than other months but you’re still chasing fish and enjoying beautiful views. Pick the right crew and any day is memorable.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Get ready for a fast paced environment (when fish are biting - it’s exhilarating)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for a fast paced environment (when fish are biting - it’s exhilarating)
Go Fishing Hawaii
Go Fishing Hawaii
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
Patience. You will spend a lot of time trolling around, but when you do hook up, it is pure excitement.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience. You will spend a lot of time trolling around, but when you do hook up, it is pure excitement.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Just catch small ones for kids at least. If you got big ones, you’re lucky.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just catch small ones for kids at least. If you got big ones, you’re lucky.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
I heard the fishing was decent in December but we had a great time and hook into a nice sized Mahi Mahi.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I heard the fishing was decent in December but we had a great time and hook into a nice sized Mahi Mahi.
Ms Conduct Sportfishing
Ms Conduct Sportfishing Hilo, 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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Hawaii?

Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Epic trip from beginning to end. Rainbows, turtles, dolphins, fish, and breaching whales… couldn’t ask for anything more. Captain and crew were a joy to spend time with as well. Looking forward to the next time already!
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
So much action today with Brent and his crew! And to top it off, whales, dolphins, turtles, plus a full rainbow!!!! Super epic morning! The crew were super friendly and made us feel right at home, plus Brent was a wealth of information about local facts and history. We loved it and can’t wait for our next trip with Reel Escapes!
Lindsay  B.
Lindsay B.
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Ultimate Boating Adventures!
Fishing charter in Waianae
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Captain trex and crew were very helpful and informative about deep sea fishing. Even got to see Dolphins and Whales was an extra on the trip.
Russel  G.
Russel G.
Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(208 reviews)
Had a great time fishing with these guys. Drank beer. Caught fish. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended!
Zach  S.
Zach S.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
John and Dave were awesome. Very friendly and professional. Wish we had more time out on the water but we were able to land a nice striped marlin and bring some back to cook some fresh fish on the grill.
Jarek  L.
Jarek L.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 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.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(195 reviews)
Capt John and his deckhand, Dave, were really fun to be on the boat with. A lot of knowledge and experience. They spent a lot of time trying different things and we covered a lot of miles of water looking. May have even gone longer than the prescribed time. Would definitely book with Skillet and Capt John again!
Don  O.
Don O.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Had a fantastic day out on the water! Great crew and came home with some fish, what more can you ask for! Thanks John and Dave!
Heidi  P.
Heidi P.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
We had the best fishing trip with Capt Brent and Capt William. We were all newbie’s with 2 kids and we could never had been in better hands. They were very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about fishing. Can’t wait to go again
Charlotte  C.
Charlotte C.
Private Charters 5 Star Experience!  ALOHA !!
Private Charters 5 Star Experience! ALOHA !!
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Great trip with Matt and Jarvis fishing both artificials and live bait. Hookup with Mahi and Kawakawa. Saw whales breaching and playing and a tiger shark checking out the boat. Lots to see and do and they worked hard the entire time, with 3-4 rods in the water at all times. Would definitely go again.
Jeff  G.
Jeff G.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Awesome trip! Only caught one fish but they kept us fishing past our original time time to try and get us more! John an Dave were very friendly!
Scott  C.
Scott C.
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
The captain and crew were great. Organized, responded to questions in a respectful and timely manner. The captain and crew were very friendly and made every effort to make the trip fun and memorable. Lots of humor and information about the local culture. I would definitely recommend these guys to anyone. As an added bonus we caught fish. Great experience. Thank you captain Sean and crew.
Cliff  B.
Cliff B.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(554 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.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(408 reviews)
Jim and Chris were amazing. The fish did their job and him and Chris were there to do the rest. The equipment knowledge and abilities were awesome. Thanks to those guys.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(57 reviews)
My wife and I went out with Capatin William and Rooster. Although it was a slow day they were both attentive and changed lures every hour in an attempt to attract fish. We and a wonderful day on the water. Only thing that would have been better would have been more of bigger fish. We caught 1 fish. (Ono). All in all a very enjoyable day.
John  W.
John W.
Beast Mode Sportfishing
Beast Mode Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
The crew was very informative and open to educating us on sports fishing, and the boat was very comfortable, and drinks were provided. Overall 10/10 experience 😀
Tom  H.
Tom H.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
Did a 6 hour trip and caught a 25 pound Mahi and a 75 striped Marlin. Captain John and mate Dave are 100% professional and worked hard the entire time. I am in the outdoor guiding business and I know good from bad. These guys are great.
Jeff  G.
Jeff G.
Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(208 reviews)
We had a wonderful time on the Silky! We caught three fish throughout our trip with which the captain let us take as much fish home as we wanted. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and competent! The boat was comfortable and accommodating for our family of five! We have fish with other charters in the Kona area and this was by far the best experience! I would definitely recommend this boat and crew to friends and family!
Erin  U.
Erin U.
A'u Struck Sportfishing
A'u Struck Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
What a perfect day. Caught three Marlin and one sail fish. One of the Marlin was a Blue and was in the 150# class. I would highly recommend Au Struck.
Greg  L.
Greg L.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Owner Brent was a great to work with. Captain William a true pro. And Rooster was incredible, what a team. Wish we had more time to fish. Awesome day.
Vicki  S.
Vicki S.

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