Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona: 12 fishing charters available

Go Get 'Em Sportfishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(289 reviews)
Kailua-Kona

Silky Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(139 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $680

High Noon Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(54 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $725

Fire Hatt Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $875

Sea Baby III

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $851

Camelot Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $235

Hooked Up Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(45 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $750

Tropical Sun Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $1,000

Deep Sea Fishing in Kailua-Kona

Kona deep sea fishing has it all: awesome fish, all-year round, within minutes of leaving the dock. Where else in the world could you target six different billfish in one day? Where else could you catch Blue Marlin on a half day trip? Throw in great weather, stunning scenery, famous hospitality, and a harbor full of cutting-edge cruisers and you start to wonder why people fish anywhere else.

What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?

One of the best things about Kona’s deep sea fishing scene is that you can start trolling pretty much as soon as you’re out of the harbor. Black and even Blue Marlin have been caught so close to land you could practically wade for them. This means that even on a half day trip you will have plenty of time to get some good hits and land at least one of the insanely long list of big game species on the cards.
 
Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Wahoo (Ono), Yellowfin Tuna (Ahi), Mahi Mahi, Swordfish - if it sounds like we’re just listing every big game species out there, it’s because we basically are. The bite is just that good. For three solid months starting in June, you can theoretically catch all these species in one day. Even if you’re not around then, it’s only really the Swordfish who leave the party early.
 
Admittedly, wouldn’t be targeting Swordfish alongside the rest anyway, these are mainly caught on traditional “ika-shibi” handline trips. The main style of sportfishing perfected in Kona is using a wide trolling spread of artificial lures, with loud jets for Ahi and long skirts for Marlin. Kona anglers pioneered the use of loud and colorful lures to target billfish and were getting strong hits years before mainland anglers realized it was even possible. If that’s not your style, you will still be well catered for, with tuna tubes a standard feature on most boats.

How much will it cost?

Take a walk down to Honokohau Harbor and you may be slightly intimidated by the size of the boats. We’ll let you in on a little secret though, they’re not as expensive as you might think. There may not be many boats under 40’ long, but the low fuel burn really drives prices down. A half day cost around $600 and a full day is often under $1000, Split that six ways and it’s a steal for the amount of action you’ll get!
 
Kailua-Kona
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 25,065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Kailua-Kona

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
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
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
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
Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Columbia, SC
Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Enjoy the ride. Keep expectations low, no stress and hope for the magic. When it happens, everyone wins!
Gene  M.
Gene M. Costa Mesa, CA
Sit back and enjoy the adventure. The catch cannot be guaranteed, but the memories can
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit back and enjoy the adventure. The catch cannot be guaranteed, but the memories can
Linda  C.
Linda C. Glens Falls, NY
Depends on the day, for fishing, but you could not ask for a better captain. regardless of fish. Great price for private time. We will request him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depends on the day, for fishing, but you could not ask for a better captain. regardless of fish. Great price for private time. We will request him again.
Joanie  H.
Joanie H. Omaha, Nebraska
Hit up captain jim he will go out of his way to make sure u catch some fish one of the best fishing trips I have been on !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit up captain jim he will go out of his way to make sure u catch some fish one of the best fishing trips I have been on !
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Niwot, CO
You can win big or not see anything. Its fishing bit the reward is worth the chance.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can win big or not see anything. Its fishing bit the reward is worth the chance.
Andre  B.
Andre B. Honolulu, Hawaii
It was a good trip (more for adults). Would’ve liked to have the kids throw some lines in the water but difficult to do when trolling. Great experience when hooking a marlin and seeing it fly out of the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a good trip (more for adults). Would’ve liked to have the kids throw some lines in the water but difficult to do when trolling. Great experience when hooking a marlin and seeing it fly out of the water!
Lynn  B.
Lynn B. Honolulu, Hawaii
Yes! We went out twice, on two half day trips. The first trip we didn't even get a bite but that is fishing! Sometimes you don't. The boys really wanted to try again so we booked a second half day trip and both boys each caught a fish. So fun but know you have to be patient!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! We went out twice, on two half day trips. The first trip we didn't even get a bite but that is fishing! Sometimes you don't. The boys really wanted to try again so we booked a second half day trip and both boys each caught a fish. So fun but know you have to be patient!
Tracy  V.  O.
Tracy V. O. Saint Paul, MN

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Kailua-Kona