KONA FISHING CHARTERS

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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
$499
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
$549- $599
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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
$649- $699
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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
$975- $1,250
$975-8 Hours$1,250-10 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

1.5 days of Great Fishing!

Family had a wonderful time fishing. Kids got to catch small bait fish and Ted Goat Fish. Adults tagged and released a short-nosed billfish and a blue marlin.

Tommyjcat

Visted on Sep 2019

Father and Son fishing trip

The guys were great!! Very friendly and knowledgeable on what they do. They let us fish for the fish we wanted to catch and we caught some nice ones!!

srgonefishing

Visted on Sept 2019

Fun fun fun

I went deep sea fishing in Maui ( twice) ,Oahu (twice) but this time was the best.We tagged 2 Marlins (150+,215+lbs).We lost one 300+ lbs Marlin and for dessert 50lbs Mahi Mahi

Darek69us

Visted on Nov 2019

600-pound Marlin!

Brett and Chris made it a great trip! The Marlin was exciting to bring in and to watch. Also got a yellow fin tuna that fed five of us for five different meals and was really delicious, especially as ceviche!

Becky P

Visted on Jan 2020

Amazing Experience

We had the pleasure of fishing with Chris and Captain Brett… Overall, we were super impressed. Not only by their wealth of knowledge, but by their desire to keep the wildlife as healthy and stress free as possible.

Jessica S

Visted on Jan 2020

Awesome

1 Blue marlin 250lbs. 2 striped marlins 100lbs.
Captain Brent awesome. 1st mate Chris awesome. These guys work so hard to get you the fish. Best charter by far that I’ve ever been on Can’t go wrong with these guys Cheers fellas Thanks for the great day.

gregwpr

Visted on Jan 2020

Great time as always!

Thank you Brett and Chris for a great trip. The bottom fishing was awesome… You guys are always working hard to avoid the “boat ride” experience, and get fish in the boat, or at least tagged! All the best to Jeff as I missed him this time, hope to catch up with him some other time. Mahalo.

Doug S

Visted on Jan 2020

Best trip ever!

Captain Brett is the man! Put us on the tuna and continued to try new tactics to keep us on the fish throughout the day. They fillet all the tuna we had caught at the end of the day and we brought home a cooler full of beautiful yellow fin tuna.

Ryan W

Visted on Jan 2020

Had a great time!

Great people and they worked hard to get us a fish, even though the waters were super choppy. Got a good looking blue marlin.

kingsalmon25

Visted on Feb 2020

Great time fishing

We had a great time fishing. The boat and gear was in top notch shape. The captain and Crew are excellent and worked hard to get un on fish. I would go again!!

Mat-Su-Fisherman

Visted on Feb 2020

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 2020

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 2020

LATEST NEWS

23
Sep
The Fishing in Kona has been good the past few weeks with a number of fish in the 500-650 pound class caught on the Humdinger and other boats fishing tournaments here in Kona. In addition to the great Blue Marlin Fishing, other species such as Ono, Shortbilled Spearfish and Ahi are showing up here and...
16
Aug
The fishing here in Kona has been very steady the past few days.  There are a good amount of fish around and a decent number of large blue markil being caught as well.  During a recent fishing tournament here in Kona, Blue Marlin weighing 411 pounds, 764 pounds and 833 pounds were brought to the...
20
Jan
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...