Hawaii Fishing Charters

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $750
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(133 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $1,200
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(556 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
(197 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $875
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(90 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $595
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(150 reviews)
Haleiwa
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trips from US $800
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(410 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
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trips from US $675

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 $1,252 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 – US $405
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $792
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $971
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $884
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $1,199
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,284
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,495
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,075

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?

Ohana Fun Fishing
Ohana Fun Fishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(359 reviews)
Did not caught much fish only one fish and were only had a few bites for three hours of fishing. The crew did prepare the fish caught and did an excellent job preparing and serving us the fish. Wish we caught more delicious fish for us to enjoy.
Frank  I.
Frank I.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
It was great to have a private boat out to go fishing. Sundance was great in guiding us on how to fish and providing tips and tricks. We caught 2 trigger fish which was really cool!
Elliyah  D.
Elliyah D.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
The captain and the crew of the boat are very pleasant friendly nice to have as our crew for the trip the boat and the equipment were top notch would recommend for anybody looking for a fishing charter
Luhong  W.
Luhong W.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
We will tell several people they were very nice guides beautiful boat very clean. Very professional.
Jeff  W.
Jeff W.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
Captain John and first mate Dave were extremely knowledgeable, positive, and supportive throughout the day, helping our fairly inexperienced group catch fish and have a blast while doing it. I recommend them highly to anyone who wants to experience the joys of sport fishing while staying in Kona. They get my highest rating!
Bob  B.
Bob B.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 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
(59 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.
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Ocean Addict Hawaii llc
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Captain and crew were extremely knowledgeable about the island and fish. Was a learning experience and a very fun time out on the water. I would definitely recommend to anyone coming here looking for a fishing trip.
A.J.  H.
A.J. H.
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(556 reviews)
Sundance took my husband and I out on our anniversary and we had such a fun time! Sundance was awesome, nice and funny and helped us a ton. It was a windy day so the water was a bit choppy but we still caught a few fish. I would highly recommend this fishing trip!
Tara  V.
Tara V.
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
(197 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.
Grand Slam Hawaii
Grand Slam Hawaii
Fishing charter in Haleiwa
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Capt. Hopper absolutely fulfilled our wish for ono fish as we where not as interested in trophies but fish 🐠 to share with our families and friends 😋. We loaded up on Mahi Mahi, Chibi & Aku. Jay, his deck hand, was the best we’ve ever had in Hawaii…helpful, hard working and so productive! Those two were the reason we caught choke fish! We’ll definitely charter again whenever we return to Oahu!
Jeffrey  C.
Jeffrey C.
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
Fishing charter in Honolulu
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 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
(197 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
(197 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
(59 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.
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 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.
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.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
I could not have been more pleased to see my son reel in a 400 lb Marlin and then a couple of sweet Mahi Mahi to sweeten the deal. Thank you Captain Brent and Rooster for making this the best 5 hours of our 8 day vacation to Hawaii. We will be planning to come back again for another chance to land an even bigger fish. The crew made us feel at ease and confident that we were safe on the boat. The whole experience was one that just sticks out in our minds as the best vacation ever.
Brenda  D.
Brenda D. Mitchell, South Dakota

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