Hawaii Spearfishing Charters

Hawaii Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Hawaii

Spearfishing in Hawaii

Spearfishing is one of the most exciting things you can do in a place already famous for heart-thumping angling action. Nothing beats the thrill of getting up close with your target fish. Be it a reef or bluewater expedition, the Hawaiian archipelago has a hotspot for every spearo. And if you aren't sure where to begin, you can always team up with Hawaii's spearfishing charters for the local tips and tricks.

From colorful reef residents to deep sea royals, spearfishing in Hawaii won't disappoint. Moving gradually from the shore towards the open ocean, you can cross paths with Goatfish, Triggerfish, Snappers, Groupers, Trevally, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and many more. If you want to have fun and help the Hawaiian ecosystem at the same time, go for invasive species like Roi and Toau.

Thanks to the warm temperatures, you won't need a thick wetsuit. Apart from the outfit, you'll want to gear up with a mask, snorkel, fins, speargun, knife, and dive flag. The last item on the list is a must. A dive flag indicates your whereabouts and ensures safe diving or swimming conditions for everyone in your proximity. If you're spearfishing with a certified guide, they'll have you covered with the equipment and safety measures.

Out of all Hawaii’s islands, Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island are the most popular spearfishing destinations. You can either explore the deep blue opportunities by boat or enjoy your spearfishing journey closer to the shore. A full day trip is ideal if you're heading offshore, whereas 6-hour trips are perfect for reef hunting.

You don't need to purchase a special permit to spearfish in Hawaii. There are, however, quite specific regulations regarding the areas where you can fish and the species you're allowed to target. While most species are up for grabs, pay attention to their bag and size restrictions, too. Make sure you're familiar with the latest laws before going out.

Hawaii
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 26,550 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Hawaii

Sunblock and a rain poncho cause it does bowls all day long, and expect to have fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunblock and a rain poncho cause it does bowls all day long, and expect to have fun
Tim  S.
Tim S. Sterling Heights, MI
Trust they will take you out to the right fishing grounds. Can be slow due to weather at times but they will bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust they will take you out to the right fishing grounds. Can be slow due to weather at times but they will bite.
Jason  M.
Jason M. San Jose, 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
Remember it's fishing. If people caught a monster fish everytime they went out, everyone would be a sport fisherman for a living.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it's fishing. If people caught a monster fish everytime they went out, everyone would be a sport fisherman for a living.
Aaron  W.
Aaron W. Billings, MT
If you have never done it before eat some ginger or take a Dramamine the seas are the seas the rough but not crazy. First word advice. If you’re not used to it don’t drink on the boat I’m talking alcohol that is otherwise have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never done it before eat some ginger or take a Dramamine the seas are the seas the rough but not crazy. First word advice. If you’re not used to it don’t drink on the boat I’m talking alcohol that is otherwise have a great time.
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Cudahy, WI
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.
The fishing could be slow it could be fast you are indeed taking a risk whenever you go but I beleave you have good chances going on this charter. Prepair for big waves and lots of rocking, it will be very difficult to stand on your own without a firm handhold. Be ready to help when called on beacuse it will happen at a moment's notice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing could be slow it could be fast you are indeed taking a risk whenever you go but I beleave you have good chances going on this charter. Prepair for big waves and lots of rocking, it will be very difficult to stand on your own without a firm handhold. Be ready to help when called on beacuse it will happen at a moment's notice.
Alexander  D.
Alexander D. Genola, UT
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
Ask for Captain Eric, him and Lucas were excellent and explained everything very well as to what to expect and how to bring it in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask for Captain Eric, him and Lucas were excellent and explained everything very well as to what to expect and how to bring it in.
RUTH  R.
RUTH R. SUGARCRK Township, OH
I did not have any set expectations as this was my first trip to Lihue - was satisfied with the results
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I did not have any set expectations as this was my first trip to Lihue - was satisfied with the results
Kenneth  P.
Kenneth P. Akeley, MN
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
Days can be cool to start and hot at the end, bring a jacket and sunscreen at the same time. Drink lots of water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Days can be cool to start and hot at the end, bring a jacket and sunscreen at the same time. Drink lots of water!
Parker  B.
Parker B. Aurora, CO
North Shore fishing is not like mainland fishing and can get a bit rough. Take your Dramamine the night before if you even remotely think you might get sea sick. The upside is there are some mighty big sea creatures in those waters with some really beautiful scenery!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
North Shore fishing is not like mainland fishing and can get a bit rough. Take your Dramamine the night before if you even remotely think you might get sea sick. The upside is there are some mighty big sea creatures in those waters with some really beautiful scenery!!!
Bob  N.
Bob N. Rochester, MN
Make sure for this trip you are physically fit enough and don't get really seasick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure for this trip you are physically fit enough and don't get really seasick.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Phoenix, AZ
Reeling in a marlin is a “bucket list” experience. If you’re looking to take home fish you should look for a boat that is targeting smaller fish. If you want to take your chances to catch the fish of a lifetime and look for Marlin then I highly recommend five star fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reeling in a marlin is a “bucket list” experience. If you’re looking to take home fish you should look for a boat that is targeting smaller fish. If you want to take your chances to catch the fish of a lifetime and look for Marlin then I highly recommend five star fishing.
Jason  J.
Jason J. La Grange, CA
I came in late November, so fishing was slowing down. I expected that, but it was actually a great day to go fishing and we caught Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Great place to go and not crowded.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I came in late November, so fishing was slowing down. I expected that, but it was actually a great day to go fishing and we caught Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. Great place to go and not crowded.
Art  S.
Art S. Mount Selman, TX
This crew will go out of thier way to make sure you get a fish. They tried everything and it ended up working out. Amazing knowledgeable crew that was fun. Definitely would book again!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This crew will go out of thier way to make sure you get a fish. They tried everything and it ended up working out. Amazing knowledgeable crew that was fun. Definitely would book again!!
Adam  S.
Adam S. Cottage Grove, MN
Set your expectations. It's called fishing and not catching for a reason but the Captain and crew did their very best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set your expectations. It's called fishing and not catching for a reason but the Captain and crew did their very best.
Susan  M.
Susan M. San Antonio, TX
Do it! It’s fishing. Not catching! But if you’re somewhat of a fisherman or outdoors person, you’d understand. Sometimes the fish has the better of you and sometimes you have the better of them. The important thing is to pay attention to the crew to see how they are changing up rigs and tactics to put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it! It’s fishing. Not catching! But if you’re somewhat of a fisherman or outdoors person, you’d understand. Sometimes the fish has the better of you and sometimes you have the better of them. The important thing is to pay attention to the crew to see how they are changing up rigs and tactics to put you on fish!
Hung  M.
Hung M. Fort Collins, 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

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