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Getting a shot at one blue in a day is no guarantee, so to be lucky enough to catch 4 was amazing. Capt. Jeff and mate Brett were great. We had a great time and highly recommend the Humdinger.
Capt. Fay is a legend in the world of marlin fishing. No doubt he and his mate Brett will do everything in their power to get you hooked up. We fished three days and hooked four blue marlin. We’ll be back to Kona and will definitely fish on the Humdinger when we do!
I came a long way for the sole purpose of landing a Blue Marlin and Humdinger delivered. If I ever get back to Kona I’d fish with Jeff and Brett again, experience counts!
I booked Humdinger Sportfishing with Capt. Jeff Fay, because he is a legend in Marlin catching. Humdinger produced the rare” Short Billed Spearfish” on the first day of fishing…and we went on to catch a fantastic 500 lb. Blue Marlin. I will be returning to Kona and fishing Humdinger, again, as soon as I can.
FISH ON!!!~ “470 Pounds of Marlin later“, thanks to the incredible crew who showed me how to reel… was such a blast!
Capt. Jeff and his son Brett could not have been better… the boat and service was fantastic….I really look forward to the next time.
I have fished with Capt. Jeff for about 15 years and have had great success catching Marlin (one at 676 lbs), Tuna, and Wahoo. Extraordinarily professional with a great crew which may include his son. Capt. Jeff works as hard as anyone to give you a day to remember.
What an AWESOME day. The boat was perfect, comfortable and very clean. We couldn’t have asked for a more experienced and professional crew who was willing to do just about anything to just make sure we had fun. Thanks Captain Jeff and Butch for helping check another box on my bucket list. Truly a great experience!!
I booked with Jeff Fay, in large part, due to the excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Jeff worked the water hard and we covered a lot of territory during the trip. We didn’t catch any fish that day but it was not for lack of trying…he provided us with a clean boat, excellent equipment, an experienced friendly crew and an abundance of effort on his part. I will try to arrange is another trip with Jeff, simply because of the great service he provided.
Great Boat, Great Crew, Great Fish! Whether you are an experienced blue water fisherman, or a novice looking to catch your first offshore game fish, don’t hesitate to charter Humdinger. You will not be sorry!
Great first time fishing adventure and the patience, education and service exhibited by these folks was perfect. Can not recommend this boat and crew enough! You will enjoy them.
Fishing as it should be!!! I must share what a great experience…1)Beautiful water,almost always calm with incredible views of the Big Island 2)Variety…we caught Blue Marlin,Mahi, Ahi and Striped Marlin3) The Captain…Jeff —– is a true professional. Do yourself a favor……Go Humdinger!
The boat was one of the nicest I had ever fished on. The tackle and equipment was top of the line and the crewmember, Henry Chee, is one of the most experienced deckhands I have ever fished with. I would highly recommend Kona and “The Humdinger” when visiting the big island of Hawaii. All in all, it was a great experience.
Fish the calm waters off Kona year round for Giant Blue Marlin!
The waters just off of Kona Hawaii are renowned for producing giant blue marlin year round. Kona is one of the few sportfishing destinations in the world where it is possible to catch Blue Marlin year round. Unlike other fishing destinations, the best fishing takes place in the calm, protected waters just a short 10-15 ride from the harbor, making Kona a favorite fishing destination for novice anglers and sportfishing enthusiasts alike.
Kona Hawaii is known for a wide range of species including Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Short Billed Spearfish and the occasional Black Marlin and Pacific Sailfish. In addition to the numerous billfish species found in Kona, anglers can also enjoy catching Yellowfin Tuna, Ono or Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Whether you are looking to catch a grander, complete a billfish grand slam or just relax and troll for something to cook on the grill, we’ll do everything we can to make your fishing charter as enjoyable and productive as possible.
Captain Jeff Fay has been fishing in Kona, Hawaii for giant blue marlin for over 40 years. In addition to his numerous decades of knowledge and experience he has collected in Kona, Captain Jeff Fay has operated several sportfishing charter boats for owners worldwide.
Captain Fay began his fishing career in Kona crewing for Terry Truman aboard the Kua Lua in 1966. Shortly thereafter he moved to the Malia where he crewed for West Vannetta. In 1975, he partnered with Captain Peter B. Wright and purchased the Humdinger, a 37′ Rybovich located in Tampa, Florida. After moving the boat from Florida, Jeff and Peter chartered the Humdinger out of Kona until the mid 1980′s when Jeff bought out partner Peter B. Wright and then briefly partnered with globetrotting big game angler Jerry Dunaway. Shortly thereafter, Jeff purchased Jerry’s remaining interest in the Humdinger and has been operating this classic Rybovich from Kona Hawaii ever since.
[expand title=”Read More”]Captain Fay has enjoyed a rich and successful career in the big game sportfishing community. After capturing his first “Grander” in 1972, Jeff has gone on to assist anglers on eleven marlin over 1,000 pounds worldwide. Additionally he has captained anglers to numerous world records, the two most recently in Kona when Jeff captained Debra Dunaway to her last two world records to complete her bid to be the first angler in history, man or woman, to hold a world record for every species of billfish in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Captain Fay is the only Four Time Winner of the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament’s “Henry Chee Award” presented to the top-scoring Hawaii charter fishing captain in the tournament. He now shares his passion for big game sportfishing with his son Brett who now Co-Captains the Humdinger along side his father.
Captain Brett Fay is a native of Hawaii; born on the Big Island and raised in Kona. Brett grew up fishing in Kona with his father, Captain Jeff Fay, on the 37’ Rybovich “Humdinger”. He enjoys surfing, hunting, and fishing and just about anything that involves being outdoors. At age five, Brett caught his first Blue Marlin, and has been “Hooked” ever since.
Brett literally grew up on the Humdinger, learning the trade of Big Game Sportfishing and boat handling from his father Jeff and mentor, Captain Henry “Butch” Chee Jr. Brett received his U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License at age 20 and began assisting his dad chartering guests on the Humdinger. Brett is an accomplished Captain and boat handler and works hard to share his passion for Hawaii, the Outdoors and Sportfishing with his guests and clients.
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Get the best deal on a Kona Fishing Charter by booking online. It’s simple, safe and secure. Just choose a date on the calendar below and see the availability of all of our Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Kona. Select the date and click Book Now. Add your information and select your method of payment. You can even purchase lunch and drinks online at checkout. Once your fishing charter is confirmed, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a map and directions to our charter boat in Honokohau harbor. Of course, if you prefer to call us, you can always reach Captain Jeff Fay at (808) 936-3034 or just send us an email through our Contact Us page