Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Kailua-Kona Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona: 22 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(86 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $875
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(83 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $700
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Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $1,100
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $1,800
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(228 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $790
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $1,200
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(82 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $795
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Kailua-Kona
Trips from US $1,246

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
4.4 / 5
Based on 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Kailua-Kona

If you are looking to catch quanity then bottom fishing is a great way to go but if you are hoping to catch larger fish then you are going to want to go deep sea fishing (trolling).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking to catch quanity then bottom fishing is a great way to go but if you are hoping to catch larger fish then you are going to want to go deep sea fishing (trolling).
Ocean Blue Kona
Ocean Blue Kona
Targeting Blue Marlin is a marathon. Lots of trolling with no action, then complete chaos when the bite happens. One fish per trip is not easy. By catch is minimal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Targeting Blue Marlin is a marathon. Lots of trolling with no action, then complete chaos when the bite happens. One fish per trip is not easy. By catch is minimal.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Water shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, positive attitude! Can take your catch to a local restaurant to have it prepared. Captain Jim even bought my wife and I a couple margaritas to go along with our meal.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, positive attitude! Can take your catch to a local restaurant to have it prepared. Captain Jim even bought my wife and I a couple margaritas to go along with our meal.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Don't expect to catch anything, and be excited when you do. Laugh hand have fun you are not at work, but they crew is and they trying to give you a great experience. Also sunscreen, and hydrate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't expect to catch anything, and be excited when you do. Laugh hand have fun you are not at work, but they crew is and they trying to give you a great experience. Also sunscreen, and hydrate.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Thank you for one of the best fishing trips I have ever been on . Capt. And his girlfriend were the best people I had met. Mahol and I would fish with them 100 more times.You guys ROCK....
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Thank you for one of the best fishing trips I have ever been on . Capt. And his girlfriend were the best people I had met. Mahol and I would fish with them 100 more times.You guys ROCK....
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Yes the boat and crew are incredible. We got a grand slam (striped marlin, spearfish, blue marlin)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes the boat and crew are incredible. We got a grand slam (striped marlin, spearfish, blue marlin)
Kona Blue Sportfishing
Kona Blue Sportfishing
Yes, if they want to catch trophy fish. May not be appropriate for those with small attention spans.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, if they want to catch trophy fish. May not be appropriate for those with small attention spans.
A'u Struck Sportfishing
A'u Struck Sportfishing
Keep your group small if you are going for big fish. We only hooked into 2 fish and only brought in one of those. I would be disappointed if I were part of a big group and didn't get my chance to sit in that chair. My 16 year old went with us and I don't think this would have been appropriate for him had he been younger. These are BIG fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep your group small if you are going for big fish. We only hooked into 2 fish and only brought in one of those. I would be disappointed if I were part of a big group and didn't get my chance to sit in that chair. My 16 year old went with us and I don't think this would have been appropriate for him had he been younger. These are BIG fish!
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Just do it! It will give you so many memories. Fish with Captain Kenny on the Vixen
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just do it! It will give you so many memories. Fish with Captain Kenny on the Vixen
Vixen Kona
Vixen Kona Tucson, Arizona
Keep in mind the trip can fit 4, but 3 was better for us to be able to move around on the boat easier. Also if taking a child, 10 and up is best as the strength needed to reel in the catch is significant. Even my wife had a slightly hard time reeling in her 35 lb wahoo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in mind the trip can fit 4, but 3 was better for us to be able to move around on the boat easier. Also if taking a child, 10 and up is best as the strength needed to reel in the catch is significant. Even my wife had a slightly hard time reeling in her 35 lb wahoo
Makana Lani Fishing
Makana Lani Fishing
My son’s first time fishing in open ocean and he caught a chance of a lifetime blue marlin (160 lbs.) about an hour into fishing. Amazing crew was so helpful and supportive of my 14 year old getting this fish in by himself. An amazing day and on for the books!!! Recommend to everyone!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My son’s first time fishing in open ocean and he caught a chance of a lifetime blue marlin (160 lbs.) about an hour into fishing. Amazing crew was so helpful and supportive of my 14 year old getting this fish in by himself. An amazing day and on for the books!!! Recommend to everyone!!
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Remember Their are no guarantees that you will catch fish. You are paying for a chance at catching the fish of a lifetime!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember Their are no guarantees that you will catch fish. You are paying for a chance at catching the fish of a lifetime!!!!
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Wasn’t my first time going out on a charter but both captain and first mate spent time making sure my party knew exactly what to do in order to make the trip a success.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Wasn’t my first time going out on a charter but both captain and first mate spent time making sure my party knew exactly what to do in order to make the trip a success.
Konadice Sportfishing
Konadice Sportfishing
Worth a try, even a day of fishing off Kona is great, catching is just a bonus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Worth a try, even a day of fishing off Kona is great, catching is just a bonus.
Reel Escapes Hawaii
Reel Escapes Hawaii
If you are looking for a great experience deep sea fishing and wanting to keep your catch I Highly recommend fishing the Vixen with Captain Kenny. You will have an awesome time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for a great experience deep sea fishing and wanting to keep your catch I Highly recommend fishing the Vixen with Captain Kenny. You will have an awesome time!
Vixen Kona
Vixen Kona Phoenix, Arizona
The Kona coast is a wonderful place to fish, the bottom drops off quickly so you can see the shore all the time you are fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Kona coast is a wonderful place to fish, the bottom drops off quickly so you can see the shore all the time you are fishing.
Granders University Kona Fishing Charters
Granders University Kona Fishing Charters Garland, Texas
Go out with an open mind and enjoy the time on the water! It’s beautiful and peaceful even if the catching isn’t going how you’d like!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with an open mind and enjoy the time on the water! It’s beautiful and peaceful even if the catching isn’t going how you’d like!
Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
If you have anyone within your party who may get seasick, be sure to take some sort of dramamine the evening before. Do not wait until you get on the boat. The crew was extremely understanding.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you have anyone within your party who may get seasick, be sure to take some sort of dramamine the evening before. Do not wait until you get on the boat. The crew was extremely understanding.
Silky Sportfishing
Silky Sportfishing
Not a ton of bites the day we went out, but the bite we caught was a big one! Short-billed spearfish :-)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not a ton of bites the day we went out, but the bite we caught was a big one! Short-billed spearfish :-)
A'u Struck Sportfishing
A'u Struck Sportfishing
You may want to have some medicine for seasickness. Otherwise take your family and have a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You may want to have some medicine for seasickness. Otherwise take your family and have a good time.
Makana Lani Fishing
Makana Lani Fishing

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Kailua-Kona