The deep-blue waters of the Kona Coast are blessed with an abundance of some of the world’s best sport fish. Teeming with ahi (yellowfin tuna), marlin, swordfish, and mahi mahi, the narrow coastal shelf means your fishing charter can be in deep water without a long cruise. Spend your morning enjoying the warm Hawaiian sun, tropical breezes, and endless miles of blue ocean as you do battle with some of the liveliest denizens of the deep, then return to port triumphant with your haul and prepare a feast with your family and friends (making sure to emphasize just how big the “monster” that you caught really was). Kona is home to several reputable fishing tours, so be sure to check with our favorites for their rates and availability.
Featuring half-day, three-quarter, and full-day charters for up to 6 individuals, a single price reserves your cruise and includes all the gear you need for fishing Kona. Their experienced captains have over 50 years’ experience in these waters, so you can be sure you will find the best fishing spots aboard their 37’ Rybovich Sportfisherman for billfish and tasty local delicacies like Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Billfish are tagged and released, but you get to keep anything else you catch (and they will filet it for you).
Top Shot Spearfishing
Want to try Kona sport fishing from a whole new perspective? This introduction to free-diving and spearfishing is a safe and ethical way to try your luck beneath the waves. The introductory course is a half-day, and includes 2.5 hours stalking reefs teeming with fish after you learn the basics. An adventure of a lifetime, you will go home with a stringer full of fresh fish and the knowledge that your efforts contributed to the removal of harmful invasive species from Hawai‘i’s delicate reef ecosystems.
High Noon Sportfishing
Specializing in live bait and light tackle, the experienced and award-winning captains of High Noon pride themselves on providing the most action for their clients, with daily hauls of mahi mahi, spearfish, and smaller tuna (all the good “eating” fish in these beautiful waters). Of course, if you want to try your luck with blue marlin – the most sought-after sport fish – or other larger offshore species, they are happy to accommodate. Friendly, comfortable, and affordable for the whole family, this is a can’t-miss Kona fishing adventure on the high seas sure to leave you with wonderful memories and a delicious catch of fresh fish for the night’s dinner.
Bite Me Sport Fishing
With a fleet of seven boats and adventures ranging from dolphin swims to manta ray snorkels to sport fishing, this is one of our favorite Kona outfits. Perfect for anglers of all skill levels, their tours are friendly, interactive, and run by knowledgeable fishermen happy to share their knowledge. From wrestling ahi to ono to marlin, this is a day on the high seas you won’t forget.
For the sportfishing experience of your dreams, don’t miss the three-quarter and full-day charter tours from Hula Girl. With expert captains, tournament-level gear, and attentive deckhands, your adventure heads wherever you want to go. Whether you venture to the deep blue sea to wrestle sailfish and spear fish or trawl the inshore waters for delectable and challenging game species, you will be able to relax in comfort and have your moments of conquest captured on photo and video. Perfect for the professional or the amateur angler, there is no better way to enjoy a day on the water on Hawai‘i’s sunny Kona Coast.