Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona: 19 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(71 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $700
Excellent
4.2 / 5
(189 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(182 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $790
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(67 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $875
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $775
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $1,400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(16 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
trips from $851

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
4.3 / 5
Based on 27,694 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Kailua-Kona

Look at the recomendations and you will see reviews of first time experiences.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look at the recomendations and you will see reviews of first time experiences.
Thomas  L.
Thomas L. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Try a half day trip here before going on longer ones if you’ve never tried. Seasickness is real and miserable. Luckily I was ok but it was there. Someone else on our boat started puking 15 min in. Poor girl. At least she caught a fish too.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try a half day trip here before going on longer ones if you’ve never tried. Seasickness is real and miserable. Luckily I was ok but it was there. Someone else on our boat started puking 15 min in. Poor girl. At least she caught a fish too.
Aaron  S.
Aaron S. Wilsonville, OR
Check the fishing calendar . I knew I could still catch a blue marlin in September . But June and July are better .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the fishing calendar . I knew I could still catch a blue marlin in September . But June and July are better .
Darren  G.
Darren G.
Don’t expect to catch the trophy fish but the captain will do everything he can to put you on the fish. Bring lots of snacks, food and drinks.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t expect to catch the trophy fish but the captain will do everything he can to put you on the fish. Bring lots of snacks, food and drinks.
Howie  C.
Howie C. Mesa, AZ
Enjoy and be patient, its a great experience. Captain Kevin and Jason are great guys!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy and be patient, its a great experience. Captain Kevin and Jason are great guys!
Mac  V.
Mac V. Helena, MT
Yes, we all were on first fishing experience on a boat. Was a great day!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, we all were on first fishing experience on a boat. Was a great day!!!!
Mark  M.
Mark M. Kailua-Kona, HI
Yes best time of the year to catch big Marlin's in the best premiere fishing location of the world.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes best time of the year to catch big Marlin's in the best premiere fishing location of the world.
Yeng  Y.
Yeng Y. Westminster, CO
You have to know there is no guarantee when you book these trips- these guys were amazing!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to know there is no guarantee when you book these trips- these guys were amazing!!!
Chelsea  H.
Chelsea H. Sugar Land, TX
Patience. Our trip thankfully yielded fish and fun but patience is required.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Patience. Our trip thankfully yielded fish and fun but patience is required.
Joe  C.
Joe C. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Always remember why its called fishing, not catching and think of catching as a bonus, because it should be about the moments you share with family and friends, old as well as the new you meet and make on your adventure. We met some of nicest,friendliest new people on out trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always remember why its called fishing, not catching and think of catching as a bonus, because it should be about the moments you share with family and friends, old as well as the new you meet and make on your adventure. We met some of nicest,friendliest new people on out trip!
David  L.
David L. Concrete, WA
You are not going to find a more picturesque and idyllic place to fish than right here on the Big Island. From the crystal clear deep blue waters to the deep ocean just mins from the harbor, Kailua-Kona is among the best places that I have fished in the world.
Very good
4.0 / 5
You are not going to find a more picturesque and idyllic place to fish than right here on the Big Island. From the crystal clear deep blue waters to the deep ocean just mins from the harbor, Kailua-Kona is among the best places that I have fished in the world.
Jackson  Y.
Jackson Y.
Bring plenty of drinks, take your anti nausea pills BEFORE you go out ( there are waves, it is the ocean afterall ) and prepare to have fun and catch fish. Enjoy the ride as well!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of drinks, take your anti nausea pills BEFORE you go out ( there are waves, it is the ocean afterall ) and prepare to have fun and catch fish. Enjoy the ride as well!
Edward  P.
Edward P. Mililani Town, Hawaii
Make sure you are clear on exactly where you are meeting. We made a mistake, but was all on me.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you are clear on exactly where you are meeting. We made a mistake, but was all on me.
Jeremy  F.
Jeremy F.
Blue waters and calm seas in May. Blue marlin are just showing up and many other species are possible.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Blue waters and calm seas in May. Blue marlin are just showing up and many other species are possible.
Joseph  B.
Joseph B. San Diego, CA
Know what you want to catch, whether you want to keep any fish and let the captain know ahead of time. We did and were very happy with the level of effort the captain exhibited.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what you want to catch, whether you want to keep any fish and let the captain know ahead of time. We did and were very happy with the level of effort the captain exhibited.
Ray  K.
Ray K. Los Alamos, NM
Be patient. It's called fishing, not catching, for a reason. Good luck to everyone who goes out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient. It's called fishing, not catching, for a reason. Good luck to everyone who goes out.
Rusty  P.
Rusty P.
Follow instructions by crew and have a great time. They're there to help all the way through the fight, of a fish and to give you an awesome experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Follow instructions by crew and have a great time. They're there to help all the way through the fight, of a fish and to give you an awesome experience.
Bruce  T.
Bruce T. Riverbank, CA
Just get out there! Book ahead of time - they fill up quickly. It is great fishing conditions most days, and any bad weather tends to blow through quickly. I was there 12 days, and could have fished every day with no problems. Bring your own food and drink, but dont get drunk - if you aren't used to the water, you will likely get sick if you are drunk.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out there! Book ahead of time - they fill up quickly. It is great fishing conditions most days, and any bad weather tends to blow through quickly. I was there 12 days, and could have fished every day with no problems. Bring your own food and drink, but dont get drunk - if you aren't used to the water, you will likely get sick if you are drunk.
Ray  W.
Ray W. Arvada, CO
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

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Kailua-Kona