Charter Operator
Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii

Member since July 2019 Honolulu, United States
Background
Captain John Troutman has been a captain since 2005, but he's been fishing his whole life! The first captain license he obtained was from the Government of Japan. He moved to Hawaii in 2018, and transferred his license to become a US Coast Guard certified captain. A love for the water transferred over into his work life, too – he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 27 years of honorable service, primarily in the Pacific where he served 20 years on Okinawa. His favorite thing about running charters is to watch his customers catch fish. Capt. John considers Hawaii to be one of the best places in the world to chase and catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. Even better, Hawaii is the most beautiful place to do it in! He can't wait to have you on board to discover this thrill of a lifetime for yourself.

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Honolulu, United States
Background
Captain John Troutman has been a captain since 2005, but he's been fishing his whole life! The first captain license he obtained was from the Government of Japan. He moved to Hawaii in 2018, and transferred his license to become a US Coast Guard certified captain. A love for the water transferred over into his work life, too – he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 27 years of honorable service, primarily in the Pacific where he served 20 years on Okinawa. His favorite thing about running charters is to watch his customers catch fish. Capt. John considers Hawaii to be one of the best places in the world to chase and catch Marlin, Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. Even better, Hawaii is the most beautiful place to do it in! He can't wait to have you on board to discover this thrill of a lifetime for yourself.
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(151 reviews)
Honolulu
 Last booking: 6 hours ago
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Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 151 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
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Full day 3 big fish
3\/4 day captain Rueben and Isaac
3\/4 day captain Rueben and Isaac
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
61%
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Whitney D.
Reeds Spring, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day on Ruckus

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (6am Start) on January 8, 2023
We had a BLAST on Ruckus with Captain Dallas and first mate Issac. They were both super chill, helpful, and fun. The boat was...
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Clayton H.
Kapolei, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome 3/4 trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) on November 23, 2022
This was our family’s first deep sea fishing experience, and I have to say it could not have gone better!  As a family of...
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Spencer B.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

11am start / 6 HR trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (11am Start) on October 23, 2022
Had a blast!! We only got 1 fish on our trip….. BUT!!!! It was a great 52 INCH MAHI MAHI/ DOLPHIN!!!! We didn’t weigh it,...
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Honey W.
Dandridge, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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“Biggest fish we’ve caught today…”

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (6am Start) on October 18, 2022
We knew when booking this trip that it wasn’t the best time of year to be catching fish in Hawaii but we decided to take...
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Craig R.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best deep sea excursion in Oahu

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (8am Start) on April 11, 2022
I let my two boys select a couple excursions in Oahu and this was their top choice.  There are no guarantees when fishing...
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