Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Kailua-Kona

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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!
 
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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Kailua-Kona

3/4 day trip
Hank A. fished with Silky Sportfishing on May 4, 2021
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You are able to have lines in the water right out of the harbor. Beautiful scenery. Great place to fish
March fishing trip
Michael M. fished with Silky Sportfishing on March 29, 2021
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Experience is awesome just make sure what time of year you go and remember that it’s called fishing not catching.
Half day trip
Dennis R. fished with Kona Cowboy Sportfishing on January 22, 2020
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Don’t expect to catch anything so if you do it’ll be a great bonus. Fish don’t always cooperate with anglers so go with the flow and enjoy your time out on the ocean.
Best Charter!
Shawn S. fished with Kona Cowboy Sportfishing on December 4, 2019
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Call Captain Shawn on the Kona Cowboy to book your charter. I have never met a more enthusiastic captain that showed how much he loves to fish.
nice morning on the boat, fish weren't' biting but captain was inviting
Joanie H. fished with Mariah Sportfishing – We Catch More on March 12, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
Half day trip w Capt Andy and first mate Tommy
Lynn B. fished with Bite Me Sportfishing – Bite Me 3 on June 20, 2018
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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!
Full day with captain and first mate
Vickie P. fished with Camelot Sportfishing on May 10, 2018
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Make sure you bring your camera. It is a great experience!
Half Day trip of a lifetime
Tracy V. O. fished with Hooked Up Sportfishing on May 7, 2018
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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!

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Kailua-Kona