Hawaii Fishing Charters

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Hawaii: 71 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 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
(553 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
(37 reviews)
Waianae
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trips from US $648
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(191 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
(225 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 $786, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,247 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 $873
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $972
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $894
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,199
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,072
  • 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

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 prepared for rough conditions in winter. Waterproof gear is essential unless you don't mind getting soaked to the bone.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be prepared for rough conditions in winter. Waterproof gear is essential unless you don't mind getting soaked to the bone.
To The Max Charters
To The Max Charters
This was our first time in December as well. Reach out to your captain prior to departure to see what the swell and Temps might be so you know what to wear. Shorts were appropriate. Wear flip flops so you can easily remove prior to entering the cabin.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This was our first time in December as well. Reach out to your captain prior to departure to see what the swell and Temps might be so you know what to wear. Shorts were appropriate. Wear flip flops so you can easily remove prior to entering the cabin.
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
We had a great day and caught a bunch of fish. Please note that we have had trips without catching anything, it is that way sometimes. You will enjoy this crew and this boat regardless
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great day and caught a bunch of fish. Please note that we have had trips without catching anything, it is that way sometimes. You will enjoy this crew and this boat regardless
Apex Kauai Luxury Sport Fishing Charters–A/C
Apex Kauai Luxury Sport Fishing Charters–A/C

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Hawaii?

Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 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.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(553 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.
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.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(51 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.
Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 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.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 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.
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.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
First time fishing in Hawai’i and Skillet Sportfishing did not disappoint!! Knowledgeable and kind crew and we were able to hook up with a nice marlin, absolutely amazing experience for our family. Thank you Skillet Sportfishing!
Michael  D.
Michael D.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 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.
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Would recommend this to anyone. Great crew, great time. All around wonderful time.
Angela  S.
Angela S.
Makai Sportfishing
Makai Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Eleele
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
What an Awesome Experience! This, by far, was my best fishing day ever! Hats off to the entire crew for making this trip spectacular! Captain Rob got us out to a great spot and Josh and Sean took care of us manning the poles and providing top notch service! We landed 7 Yellowfin Tuna and capped off the day bringing in a 107 Lb Blue Marlin! This crew made it happen and will always look to go out with this team the next time I visit Kauai! Thank you Rob, Sean, Josh and Makai Sportsfishing!
Michael  M.
Michael M.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(553 reviews)
Sun Dance was awesome and put us on the fish! I caught 4 Moana Kali and 3 or 4 common Trigger fish
George  L.
George L.
Exit 8 Bass Hawaii
Exit 8 Bass Hawaii
Fishing charter in Wahiawa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Captain Paul was a wonderful guide. He is a very caring man who worked hard to give me a wonderful experience. He is very knowledgeable about the water he fishes and shares his love of it with you. It was on my bucket list to catch a peacock bass and although neither the weather nor time of year were ideal we found them. Fish with captain Paul and you will not be disappointed.
Robert  D.
Robert D.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(553 reviews)
Rough water, hard working captain and we still landed fish. We had a great time.
Martin  E.
Martin E.
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
Capt Chris and Deckhand Derek were very professional, thorough and great people to spend the day on the water with! They put us on fish all day!! We caught a total 12 fish and 4 different species!!! Multiple whale, dolphin and shark sightings as well!! We will definitely be back!! 🤙🤙
Matt  E.
Matt E.
Private Charters 5 Star Experience!  ALOHA !!
Private Charters 5 Star Experience! ALOHA !!
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Our trip was a lot of fun. We were able to catch some fish and see some whales. Crew was knowledgeable and helpful. Looking forward to returning and booking them again.
Derek  F.
Derek F.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Brent and Rooster were awesome great guys! These guys want to get you on fish! This is my 5th chartered fishing boat in Kona and it was by far my best experience. They also let me keep the fish a lot of the boats don’t. Great day!
Nathan  S.
Nathan S. Seattle, Washington
Private Charters 5 Star Experience!  ALOHA !!
Private Charters 5 Star Experience! ALOHA !!
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Matt and the crew were upstanding. Saw whales, sharks, turtles. hooked a huge fish, and several others. Great time would recommend for an evening cruise or fishing!
Shawn  M.
Shawn M.
Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(358 reviews)
Smooth cruise, we saw Whales, and many onboard caught fish. On a beautiful sunny day, wear your suit if tanning, and don't forget your lotion!
Sandra  H.
Sandra H.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Third time on different bill fish charters, This was the best excursion by far! Will only go with Reel Escape for future charters. Had a 300 # Marlin on the line for a bit. Thanks Brent and Rooster. Great job
Daniel  H.
Daniel H.

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