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Kona Fishing Charter Specials

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  • Departs Honokohau Harbor

    Departs Honokohau Harbor
  • Departs

    Departs
  • Number of Passengers

    Number of Passengers
  • Exclusive Charter

    Exclusive Charter
  • Lunch and Drinks

    Lunch and Drinks
  • Gratuity

    Gratuity
  • Fishing License

    Fishing License
  • Tackle, Ice, Fish Cleaning

    Tackle, Ice, Fish Cleaning
  • Keep Your Catch***

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  • Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

    Bring Your Own Food & Drinks
1/2-Day
Charter
$599
Flash Sale(Limited Availability)
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    Over $250
  • Duration

    4-Hour Exclusive Kona Fishing Charter
  • Departs Honokohau Harbor

    Slip B-4
  • Departs

    6:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm daily
  • Number of Passengers

    6 Max**
  • Exclusive Charter

    Yes – No Shares
  • Lunch and Drinks

    Available for Purchase at Checkout
  • Gratuity

    Not Included
  • Fishing License

    Not Required
  • Tackle, Ice, Fish Cleaning

    Included
  • Keep Your Catch***

    Yes***
  • Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

    Yes
1/2-Day
Charter
$649- $699
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    Over $100-$150
  • Duration

    4-Hour Exclusive Kona Fishing Charter
  • Departs Honokohau Harbor

    Slip B-4
  • Departs

    6:30 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm daily
  • Number of Passengers

    6 Max**
  • Exclusive Charter

    Yes – No Shares
  • Lunch and Drinks

    Available for Purchase at Checkout
  • Gratuity

    Not Included
  • Fishing License

    Not Required
  • Tackle, Ice, Fish Cleaning

    Included
  • Keep Your Catch***

    Yes***
  • Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

    Yes
Most Popular
3/4-Day
Charter
$749- $799
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    Over $200
  • Duration

    6-Hour Exclusive Kona Fishing Charter
  • Departs Honokohau Harbor

    Slip B-4
  • Departs

    6:30 am and 11:00 am daily
  • Number of Passengers

    6 Max**
  • Exclusive Charter

    Yes – No Shares
  • Lunch and Drinks

    Available for Purchase at Checkout
  • Gratuity

    Not Included
  • Fishing License

    Not Required
  • Tackle, Ice, Fish Cleaning

    Included
  • Keep Your Catch***

    Yes***
  • Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

    Yes
Full-Day
Charter
$1,085- $1,385
$1,085-8 Hours$1,385-10 Hours
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    Over $150
  • Duration

    8 or 10 Hour Exclusive Kona Fishing Charter
  • Departs Honokohau Harbor

    Slip B-4
  • Departs

    6:30 am daily
  • Number of Passengers

    6 Max**
  • Exclusive Charter

    Yes – No Shares
  • Lunch and Drinks

    Available for Purchase at Checkout
  • Gratuity

    Not Included
  • Fishing License

    Not Required
  • Tackle, Ice, Fish Cleaning

    Included
  • Keep Your Catch***

    Yes***
  • Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

    Yes

 

* Price is exclusive of state and harbor taxes and fees

** 6 Passengers Max. No Exceptions. US Coast Guard Regulation.

***We encourage the release of all Billfish. You are welcome to keep other edible fish such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi and Ono.

 

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Book Your Kona Fishing Charter Online and SAVE!

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 for your fishing charter from the calendar 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 boat in the Honokohau harbor, just a few miles from Kona. 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 and we will respond right away.

1958

Built in 1958 in Palm Beach, Florida, the Humdinger is a custom, hand-built, tournament rigged, Rybovich Sportfisherman.

33

The Humdinger is the 33rd Hull produced by Rybovich Boat Works and the first Cold Molded fiberglass hull produced.

1975

The Humdinger was relocated to Kona from Tampa, Florida in 1975 By Peter B. Wright and Jeff Fay.

37

The Humdinger is 37 feet long with twin Cummins diesel engines and a Tuna Tower.

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You May Keep Your Catch!

We make every effort to Tag & Release all billfish species, but our clients are welcome to keep any other species they catch on their charter. We commonly catch Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Ono (Wahoo) Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) and upon request can adjust your charter to target these species when appropriate. We will even filet your fish for you.

 
 

READ OUR REVIEWS ON TRIPADVISOR

Hawaii fishing – Great day sportfishing!

An amazing day out on the ocean – caught a big Ono (that we ate for dinner that night) and a 500lb Marlin that was a once-in-a-lifetime catch!

Giddyyupp

Visted on june 2021

Deep sea fishing hawaii – Fun on the Ocean

I would highly recommend Humdinger. The guys were absolutely fantastic. My friends fourteen year old son is getting into fishing and the guys were more than helpful to give him pointers.Just make sure to wear clothes you are okay getting some blood on. Thank you for an awesome time!!!

Getaway56265737469 

Visted on june 2021

Fishing hawaii – Happy We Went!

My wife and I had a great time with these guys. We did a four hour charter and were lucky enough to catch 7 fish! Fun, easy, and low stress experience. Got to keep all the fish we caught as well!

Nathan H

Visted on june 2021

Kona fishing

Went out today and had a great time. My son and I caught more than enough for dinner the first hour. I love that they involve you in the trip. We could have kept fishing for tuna and ono but I was looking for a fight so we went out a bit. Almost had a marlin on but it shook us off.. JJ and Brett were great. Look forward to next time.

Taylornt 

Visted on june 2021

Deep sea fishing – Hawaii dream fishing trip

What an amazing day! Brett and crew are first class. My wife and I had the trip of a lifetime. The boat was clean and comfortable. And the calm waters off Kona made things perfect for my wife to go along. The guys worked their butts off to put me on my very first Blue Marlin. I can’t thank them enough. What a great group of guys, I can’t wait to get back and fish with them again.

Scotty W

Visted on june 2021

Deep sea fishing kona – Alvord Family Fishing Trio

Capt Brett and JJ worked their tails off to give us a great fishing experience. Only a 4 hr tour but my wife Olga caught an 80lb tuna (Ahi) and my son’s girlfriend caught a nice Wahoo (Ono). We’re still eating high off the hog. The crew changed baits and tactics to make this happen. Much appreciated and we’ve booked again in mid June to take grand kids out. Thanks

Lovejoy22

Visted on May 2021

Fishing in hawaii – Awesome guys, awesome trip

So much fun going out with Brett and JJ, and we didn’t even get a bite (no guarantees in fishing). These guys know their stuff, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Sightsee246608 

Visted on May 2021

Fishing in kona – We caught wahoo & mahi mahi!!!

Brett & JJ were awesome! We caught 6 wahoos and a mahi mahi!! They cleaned & filleted it and put on ice too! Even told us some history of Hawaii & the fishing there. Highly recommend !!

Morgan B

Visted on May 2021

Fishing kona – Excellent fishing experience.

Brent and Jay were very friendly. They worked hard to get us on fish. When they did we caught Ono and a yellow fin tuna. We had a great experience. If ever in Kona again we would fish with the Humdinger again.

jennifergorney24

Visted on May 2021

Hawaii deep sea fishing – Always catching fish

Brett and JJ were great again, Easy, fun, and professional. We have been out a few times with Brett and he is always working hard to find the fish and does!!!

cdsport1

Visted on May 2021

Come Fish Kona Hawaii

Hawaii Deep Sea Fishing Charters from Kona for Giant Blue Marlin!

The waters just off Kona Hawaii are renowned for producing giant blue marlin. Kona is one of the few sportfishing destinations in the world where it is possible to catch Blue Marlin year-round. Unlike other sportfishing destinations, the best fishing takes place in the calm, protected waters just a short 10-15 minute ride from the harbor, making Kona a favorite fishing destination for novice anglers and sportfishing enthusiasts alike.

Kona Hawaii is known for its 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 deep sea fishing charter as enjoyable and productive as possible.

We have been operating sportfishing charters in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii for over 50 years. When it comes to Big Game Sportfishing, Captain Jeff and his son Captain Brett are two of the most experienced and knowledgeable charter boat captains in Kona Hawaii. Deep Sea Fishing in Kona is fun, economical and an ideal activity for everyone because the fishing occurs very close to shore in the calm, deep waters protected by the large mountains on the Big Island of Hawaii. We supply everything you need to catch fish. Our boat is clean and easily accommodates up to six guests and has a full bathroom on board for your comfort.

 

Fish in Comfort Aboard our 37 Foot Custom Rybovich Sportfisherman

The Humdinger is truly a custom, tournament rigged sportfisherman, designed and built by hand by Rybovich Boat Works in Palm Beach Florida. Recently re-powered in 2013, The Humdinger is tournament rigged and ready fish. Built in 1958, Hull #33, Originally named “Gem” was built in Palm Beach Florida and later purchased by Captain Jeff Fay and Captain Peter Wright who moved the boat to Kona Hawaii in 1975 to establish one of the earliest fishing charter operations on the Big Island of Hawaii. Captain Jeff has been operating sportfishing charters in Kona Hawaii for the past 50 plus years and is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable captains in the sportfishing industry.

 
 
 

Over 50 Years of Experience Fishing in Kona Hawaii

Experience Matters…and few captains in the world can claim the experience of Captain Jeff Fay. As the owner and captain of the Humdinger, Jeff Fay has been operating sportfishing charters in Kona Hawaii for over 50 years. During this time he has caught countless numbers of blue marlin for his clients, set dozens of world records and won numerous sportfishing tournaments during his distinguished career. In fact, he is the only captain to win the prestigious Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament five times!

He now shares the helm with his son and Co-Captain, Brett Fay. Together, they operate deep sea fishing charters on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona from their custom 37-foot Rybovich Sportfisherman. You only have to fish with them one time to see how their passion for marlin fishing in Kona and their desire to share their passion for the sport with their clients comes through in every fishing charter they take.

 

Meet the Captains

 

Captain Jeff Fay, with Captain Tary Truman – Circa 1966

Kona Fishing Report

Kona, Hawaii – January 20, 2019 – The fishing in Kona has been really good the past month with a mixed bag of Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and the occasional Tuna. We have been getting a good number of bites and hookups on all species with a lot of small blue marlin and several large blues in the 700-800 pound class have also been tagged and released by the fleet in the past few weeks . The weather has been generally good the past week with calm seas and moderate, variable winds. If you are planning a trip to Hawaii this Winter, be sure to book your charters early and book online for our lowest available rates.

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Fishing Tournaments – Marlin Fishing in Kona Hawaii

Complete List of Kona Marlin Fishing Tournaments in 2021

The waters off the coast of Kailua-Kona Hawaii are one of the most accessible and prolific marlin fisheries in the world.  There are few places where anglers can literally catch a blue marlin just a few hundred yards from the harbor.  The fishing grounds are also shielded by towering volcanoes that protect the coastal areas from the persistent trade winds on the island, making a day fishing in Kona feel more like a calm boat ride on an inland lake.  Finally, the fishery in Kona is productive year-round for Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Shortbilled Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo.  For all these reasons, Kona Hawaii is a favored destination for globe-trotting, big game sportfishing enthusiasts seeking to compete for cash and prizes.

Each year, anglers from around the world descend on the tiny village of Kailua-Kona Hawaii to do battle with giant blue marlin in the pursuit of big money cash and prizes.  Kona is host to about a dozen fishing tournaments each year.  While many tournaments focus on species like blue marlin, there are a number of events that target other species such as Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado.  There are even tournaments tailored to small boat owners under 20 feet in length and a few events just for the ladies. Because the fishing in Kona occurs so close to the island, just a few hundred yards to a few miles from shore, anglers participating in these events spend more of the day with lines in the water.  As a result, expect to see a good number of fish weighed at the scales each afternoon around 4pm.  While most Marlin fishing tournaments are designed to encourage the tag and release of smaller marlin, the fish that are brought to the scales will typically be much larger and range between 500 pounds to over 1,000 pounds! If you are looking for a fun and exciting activity that is great for the whole family, consider fishing a tournament in Kona on your next visit to the Big Island of Hawaii.

Click Here for a Complete List of Kona Fishing Tournaments in 2021

LATEST NEWS

16
Aug
One of our regular clients, Doug Schultz, joined us today for a 6-hour fishing charter in Kona. Doug wanted to catch some fish to eat so we went looking for the Tunas that have been reliably showing up here in Kona the past few weeks. The best season in Kona for catching Yellowfin Tuna, otherwise...
11
Aug
Probably one of the best things about fishing in Kona is the fact you can catch any number of species on any given day within a few minutes of leaving the slip. Because of this, even on a 4-hour afternoon fishing charter, it is possible to catch a giant blue marlin or just something delicious...
07
Aug
Kyle May and his family joined us this afternoon for a 4-hour fishing charter in Kona. The Tuna fishing has been really good the past few weeks and the bite was on again today. After landing a 130-pound Ahi Tuna earlier in the day on our 6-hour fishing charter, we headed back out and found...