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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
(341 reviews)
Honolulu
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Seelife Adventures - The Big Island

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(109 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from $665

Hawaii Ocean Adventure Tours FINNATTIC

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

Skillet Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from $838

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

Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(131 reviews)
Honolulu
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trips from $1,095

Sea Verse 3

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

Jigging Honolulu

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Honolulu
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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 $751, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,063 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:
  • Extended fishing trips – $3,500
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $395
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $1,051
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,026
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,249
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,347
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,512

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
4.2 / 5
Based on 25065 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.

Hawaii Fishing Calendar

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I came in late November, so fishing was slowing down. I expected that, but it was actually a great day to go fishing and we caught Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Great place to go and not crowded.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I came in late November, so fishing was slowing down. I expected that, but it was actually a great day to go fishing and we caught Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Great place to go and not crowded.
Art  S.
Art S. Mount Selman, TX
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
Don't expect to catch something, expect to have a great time on the water, then if you do catch something......Bonus!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch something, expect to have a great time on the water, then if you do catch something......Bonus!!!
Adrienne  A.
Adrienne A. Durango, 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
If the idea is to catch fish, there are definitely fish out there. The family that was out there on Captain Harry's boat before us caught four nice size tunas, we caught one. For us on our trip, the weather was great, the waves were not too high, no one got sea sick, and it was a great way to spend four hours.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If the idea is to catch fish, there are definitely fish out there. The family that was out there on Captain Harry's boat before us caught four nice size tunas, we caught one. For us on our trip, the weather was great, the waves were not too high, no one got sea sick, and it was a great way to spend four hours.
Rhonda  H.
Rhonda H. Pleasanton, CA
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
Just like fishing anywhere. There’s a reason they call it fishing and.not catching…. Lol. It’s still a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
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
Just remember it is fishing. You take a chance on not catching anything. But you get a great time on the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
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
You are able to have lines in the water right out of the harbor. Beautiful scenery. Great place to fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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

Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Wonderful time. Last minute.. fish on! And a nice one! Dave and Darren were great. We will be back!
Amber  S.
Amber S. Fort Collins, CO
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
(341 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
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Excellent! Had a great day fishing with Makai Sportsfishing, everyone caught fish. Captain Sean and crew were great and super accommodating. Caught tuna and Mahi-Mahi. Absolutely the best experience I've had on a shared charter. I'll be back. Art
Art  S.
Art S. Mount Selman, TX
Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Fire Hatt Fishing Charter was a very professional and a great experience. Wes, Nia and Christian were very helpful and professional the whole time. We were on some rough water and they kept us out trying their hardest to find fish. The booking experience was easy and exactly what was stated. I recommend Fire Hatt to anyone looking for an excellent fishing experience on the Big Island of Hawaii
Ron  F.
Ron F. Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 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
Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
Great day on the water ! Caught a few Mahi Mahi / saw a few sharks / had a good follow up w a Marlin
JEAN  G.
JEAN G. Hawaiian Ocean View, Hawaii
Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
First Ever Marlin Trip. Land 2 nice fish in less than 2 hours. EPIC DAY FOR AN OLD MAN
Jim  S.
Jim S. Fossil, OR
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
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
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
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
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 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
(341 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
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(341 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
Medusa Sportfishing
Medusa Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
The Medusa is an older boat, but everything you need is there. Captain Lance and mate Jack are very knowledgeable and friendly guys, easy to talk to. Unfortunately we did not catch anything this trip, but seemed like no one else was either! Enjoyed the beautiful scenery anyway
Russell  K.
Russell K. Hilo, Hawaii
Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Go Get 'Em Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
Left in Morning they had bait for us. We’re trolled for an hour. Right when we left the harbor we had a knock down on the marlin. Got to the fishing buoy about an hour and a half. And then it was all Marlon and more mahi.
Paul  G.
Paul G. Fallbrook, CA
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
(131 reviews)
Enjoyed the experience even though didn't catch any fish. Beautiful sunrise. Crew was great
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Welch, OK