Frequently Asked Questions


Are credit cards accepted?

Yes, we accept all major credit cards. 

Please be advised, we do honor a 48 hour cancellation policy.

Please keep in mind, that trip cost and taxes do not include gratuity for our crews. 

As a general guideline, crew gratuities are often the same as if one were dining at a fine restaurant. Gratuities ranging between 10%-20% of the charter cost are often the normal standard depending on the service and your experience.

Do I need a fishing license?

No, there are no fishing licenses required. 

All captains and crews are certified to fish in our waters.

How many people can I bring?

All our sportfishing vessels are allowed up to six people per US Coast Guard regulations. But we are able to help setup multi-boat charters so everyone can join in on the fun!

What do I need to bring?

All of our charters provide light snacks and bottled water. It is recommended that you bring lunch, additional drinks and sunscreen. Alcoholic beverages are allowed on board, but it is asked that you drink responsibly. 

If requested in advance, arrangements for food and/or

additional items can be made at an additional cost.  

How often do you catch and what can we catch?

While our boats are consistent producers and our captains and crews are well experienced, there are never any guarantees. Unfortunately, it is called Fishing and not Catching! But, the odds are contingent upon species you target and the amount of time spent on the water. 

In addition to the fast and powerful Blue Marlin, many other exciting game fish inhabit our Kona Coastline:

  • Striped Marlin
  • Black Marlin
  • Pacific Sailfish
  • Shortnosed Spearfish
  • Broadbill Swordfish
  • Ono (Wahoo)
  • Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna)
  • Aku (Skipjack Tuna)
  • Mahimahi (Dorado)
  • Sharks (many varieties)

We are also able to arrange bottom fishing, light tackle, overnight and other custom trips upon request.  

What happens to the fish we catch?

The standard policy on most boats is that fish under 100 lbs may be cleaned and filleted upon request for guests to take back with them and enjoy, while bigger fish are often left whole and taken to our local fish market. It is best that you speak with your boat captain at time of trip if you are interested in taking fish with you.