Kona Fishing Charters

The waters off of the Big Island of Hawaii are home to giant blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahimahi and Shortbilled Spearfish. The fishing in Kona is excellent year round, and the waters just off shore of Kona are renowned for productive sport fishing. While the peak time of the year to fish in Kona is May through September, anglers catch a variety of species year round.

The Kona fishing charter fleet enjoys close proximity to the fishing grounds and calm waters year round make Kona and ideal destination for sport fishing enthusiasts or the novice angler who wants to test their metal doing battle with a giant blue marlin. The waters just a few miles from the small boat harbor at Honokohau Marina are teaming with game fish. Due to the short runs and calm waters, a Kona fishing charter is a great value, and even a half-day (4-hour) fishing charter allows an angler to catch several different sport fish species.

Our Kona charter boat is tournament rigged and we supply everything you need for an enjoyable and productive day on the water. We are licensed to carry up to six passengers and our fishing charter prices are inclusive of everything you need on your charter. We offer Full-Day, 1/2-Day and 3/4-Day fishing charters in Kona. One price books the whole boat up to six people, we encourage the Tag & Release of Billfish, and we welcome you to keep the edible species of fish you catch on your charter.

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Family Friendly Kona Fishing Charters

Family Friendly Kona Fishing Charters

A Kona fishing charter if the perfect, family-friendly activity to enjoy during your visit to Hawaii. The calm waters, short runs to the fishing grounds and productive waters make a Kona fishing charter the perfect activity for the whole family.

During the Winter months in Kona, the waters offshore are teeming with whales and dolphin as they pass through the Hawaiian islands on their annual migration South. It is not uncommon to see pods of whales and dolphin during your fishing charter this time of year.

We have been fishing in Kona for over 50 years, and are one of the most experienced Kona charter boat crews in the area. We are an owner-operator, father-son team passionate about sharing our love for the outdoors and sport fishing in Kona. Our charter boat, The Humdinger, comfortably accommodates six passengers and we welcome anglers of any experience level and age.

A 4 hour or 6 hour fishing charter is ideal for a family day trip, and we offer various departure times from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kona throughout the day for your convenience.

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Kona Fishing Charter Rates

We offer three different types of fishing charters in Kona. Each fishing charter varies in length and is an exclusive charter for up to six people of any age. All fishing charter rates quoted are for the exclusive charter of the boat. One price books the entire boat for your group. We do not offer share fishing charters in Kona.

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      1/2-Day Charters

    • $399

      • (Limited Availability)
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      • 4-Hour Excl. Kona Fishing Charter
      • Maximum of 6 Passengers
      • Departs at 6:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm daily
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      1/2-Day Charters

    • $449


      • Save Over $100
      • 4-Hour Excl. Kona Fishing Charter
      • Maximum of 6 Passengers
      • Departs at 6:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm daily
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      3/4-Day Charters

    • $599


      • Save Over $200
      • -Hour Excl. Kona Fishing Charter
      • Maximum of 6 Passengers
      • Departs at 6:30 am and 11:00 am daily
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      Full Day Charter

    • $875


      • Save Over $75
      • 8-Hour Excl. Kona Fishing Charter
      • Maximum of 6 Passengers
      • Departs at 6:30 am
        daily
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Half Day Kona Fishing Charter Rates – 4 Hour Fishing Charter – From $399

Our half day Kona fishing charter is four hours in length and departs three times daily from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kona. Our Half day fishing charter departs at 6:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM from Slip B-4. The rate for our half day fishing charter is normally $449, but we do offer special FLASH SALE pricing on select dates and times for just $399 for this fishing charter. Availability is limited and this discount fishing charter rate is not available on all dates, so be sure to check availability on our live booking calendar on our website.

3/4 Day Kona Fishing Charter Rates – 6 Hour Fishing Charter - $599

The 3/4 Day Kona fishing charter is a 6 hour charter that departs three times daily from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kona. The 3/4 Day trip departs at 6:30 AM and 11:00 AM daily from Slip B-4 in the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kona Hawaii. Our 3/4 Day Kona Fishing Charter is the best value of all charters, and upon availability, the morning trip may also be extended at the rate of $100 per hour.

Full Day Kona Fishing Charter Rates – 8 Hour Kona fishing Charter - $875

Our Full Day Kona Fishing Charter provides the best opportunity to catch one of the giant Blue Marlin Kona is renowned for. The full day fishing charter is 8 hours in length and provide more opportunity to cover a larger area and fish over the course of multiple tide changes during the day. The Full Day Kona Fishing Charter is offered once per day and depart the Honokoahau Small Boat Harbor at 6:30 AM. Advance booking confirmation is highly recommended for this fishing charter, so be sure to check our current availability on our booking calendar on the website.

Discount Kona Fishing Charters
Strating at Just $399

Kona Hawaii offers the best value of just about any fishery in the world when it comes to reasonably priced fishing charters. Because of the close proximity to the fishing grounds off the cost of Kona, the vast majority of the time is spent fishing and not running long distances to and from the fishing grounds.

While this results in more fishing time on your charter, it also keeps costs low for the charter boat operators and allows them to pass the savings along to you in the form of lower fishing charter prices.

We offer some of the lowest prices on fishing charters in Kona. Our half-day Kona fishing charter starts at just $399, so be sure to check out the live booking calendar on our website to view our current availability. By taking advantage of our online booking system to confirm your fishing charter, you’ll get our lowest published rates when you book your charter on our website.

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Kona Fishing Charter Reviews

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Each year, we are recognized as one of the best Kona fishing charter boats in Hawaii. Capt. Jeff Fay has been fishing in Kona for over 50 years and now shares the helm with his son and co-captain Brett Fay. As a father-son team and owner operators, Capts. Jeff and Brett take great pride in the charter boat operation they have built over the past 5 decades. You will appreciate the comfort and attention to detail you find on their custom 37 foot 1958 vintage Rybovich Sportfisherman.

But don’t take their word for it, just read the online reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp for yourself. Each year they consistently rank in the top of all Kona charter boats and have regularly been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

About the Fish we Catch on
Kona Fishing Charters

The waters off of the Big Island of Hawaii are home to giant blue marlin, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahimahi and Shortbilled Spearfish. The fishing in Kona is excellent year round, and the waters just off shore of Kona are renowned for productive sport fishing. While the peak time of the year to fish in Kona is May through September, anglers catch a variety of species year round.

The fishing in Kona is consistent year-round, and one of the few year-round blue marlin fisheries in the world. Kona is also acclaimed for its Shortbilled Spearfish fishery in the Spring. Each year from March through the summer months, the rarest of all billfish species migrates through the Hawaiian islands. In addition to being the rarest of all Billfish, the Sportbilled Spearfish is also the smallest of the billfish with a hefty fish weighing in around 50-60 pounds.

During the winter and passing months, large numbers of striped marlin are typically present in the Kona. On the smaller side, these fish will typically weigh in around 100lbs or less. Kona also sees very good numbers of Yellowfin Tuna during the Summer months and decent numbers of Mahimahi, also called Dolphin Fish or Dorado, during the Winter months. All in all, Kona offers a good variety of sport fish to target throughout the year.

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What You Need to Know about Fishing in Kona

We publish our lowest available rates right on our website and offer our customers the convenience of online booking. At various times of the year, and based on capacity, we offer FLASH SALE and Last minute specials as low as $399 for a ½-Day Kona fishing charter when you book online. Please prices are exclusive of state sales tax, harbor tax and processing fees. Please read all terms and conditions and our cancellation policy prior to booking.
Our boat is licensed by the US Coast Guard to carry six passengers of any age plus the captain and crew. This restriction is mandated by the coast guard. We apologize in advance that we are not able to accommodate large groups of more than six passengers.
Our charter boat is tournament rigged and we carry everything you will need to catch any number of commonly targeted species of fish here in Kona. We primarily troll multiple lures of various sizes that are effective for catching marlin, spearfish, tuna, wahoo and mahimahi. On occasion, and when available, we may use live bait at the captain’s discretion. If you have any special requests or species you would like to target during your Kona fishing charter, please contact in advance of your charter to discuss this with us.
We offer a Full-Day Kona Fishing Charter that departs daily from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor located approximately half way between the Kona Airport and the Town of Kona Hawaii. Our Full-Day fishing charter departs daily at 6:30 AM and last 8 hours, returning at 2:30 PM.
Our Half-Day Kona fishing charter is 4-hours in length and departs daily at 6:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Our ¾-Day Kona fishing charter is 6-hours in length and departs daily at either 6:30 AM or 11:AM. All charters depart from the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, located half way between the town of Kona Hawaii and the Kona Airport.
The Hawaii Department of Natural Resources does not require a recreational fishing license for those fishing on licensed charter boats out of Kona Hawaii.
We encourage the Tag and Release of all Billfish, however, you have the final say on whether to keep or release your catch. If you are interested in a full or partial taxidermy mounting of your catch, it is not necessary to kill the fish in order to have a replica mount made of fish. We can also assist with photographs, and a catch and release certificate documenting your accomplishment. Please inform our crew in advance if you intend to keep any billfish you may catch.
We are happy for you to keep any edible species of fish you may catch on your fishing charter. We will even be happy to filet your catch, and if you desire to take some fish home with you, we can recommend a suitable container to transport your catch home with you.
We have plenty of cooler storage on board as well as sufficient ice for your food, drinks and anything we may catch. You are welcome to bring your own food, snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages on-board with you during your charter.
As a convenience, we offer lunch, water and sodas for purchase when you book your charter on online. Please notify us of any special dietary restrictions when you place your lunch order online.


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Kona Fishing Seasons Calendar

kona fishing season calendar

While Kona Hawaii is known as a true, year-round fishery for blue marlin, the peak season for fishing in Kona is May through September. If you are planning to book your Kona fishing during the peak Summer months, you can expect to catch a wide range of species including Blue Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Ono (Wahoo) and the occasional Mahimahi. If you plan on fishing in Kona during the winter months, Expect to catch Striped Marlin, Blue Marlin and Mahimahi. The Spring and Fall Fishing Seasons will see a transition between the species mentioned above.

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Be sure to check our current availability and book your Kona fishing charter online to get our lowest published rates. Our lowest rates start at just $399 for a half-day fishing charter in Kona. Not all rates are available on all dates, so check our booking calendar online to find our lowest rates now. Our secure, online ordering system ensures you can lock in the lowest rate on the exact date you are looking for. Our entire inventory of Kona fishing charters is available for online booking, so don’t delay and click the button below to find our best rates now!

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Contact Info

BOAT SLIP ADDRESS
Honokohau Harbor
74 Kealakehe Pkwy, Slip B-4
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Mobile/Boat 808-427-1125