3/4 Day Exclusive Kona Fishing Charters
6 Hour Kona Fishing Charter | One Price ~ 1-6 Passengers
One Price Books the Whole Boat
You Can Keep Your Catch!
Join us in Kona for a 3/4 day exclusive fishing charter (6 Hours) on board the charter boat Humdinger. Captain Jeff Fay has been fishing in Kona for giant blue marlin for over 50 years. Along with his son and Co-Captain Brett Fay, they will share their years of experience and knowledge of Big Game Sportfishing in the waters off of the Big Island of Hawaii.
This fishing charter targets a number of different species including Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Short Billed Spearfish, Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna), Mahi Mahi (Dorado) and Ono (Wahoo). We provide everything you need for a fun and successful trip including bait, ice, rods, reels and all tackle. Lunch, soft drinks and water are available for purchase at the time of booking for an additional charge. No fishing license is required for this charter.
We offer two 3/4 Day Exclusive Kona Fishing Charter which depart daily from Honokohau Harbor, Slip B-4 at 6:30 AM and 11 AM. The harbor is located off of the Queen Highway between the town of Kona and the Kona Airport. The price of the fishing charter is for 1-6 guests as US Coast Guard Regulations limit us to a maximum of 6 passengers.
What to Bring:
- A Hat
- Camera and/or Video Camera
- Drinks, water and food or snacks. We have plenty of ice and cold storage on board. (Also available for purchase when booking online)
- Soft Soled Shoes
Click the map link below for driving directions to our slip.
Fishing Trip Reviews
Captain Jeff and Brett were great! We are seasoned anglers and can tell a top notch operation when we see it and they for sure are! We were able to hook up 2 marlins during our trip and it was just a great experience. We will be back again and for sure will be booking another trip with the humdinger crew!
Christa M, Visited September 2016
I had not been offshore fishing in decades and Captain Jeff made me feel so at ease and all that was before I caught a 300 lb marlin. It just got better after that. I cannot suggest a better day.
Phillip D, Visited July 2016
First time deep=sea fishing and hooked a 150 lb yellow fin tuna! It was a struggle but with the help and encouragement from Capt Brett and first mate Ryan I was able to land the tuna that was as big as me! Only thing I would change would be not to get seasick after all that exertion. Next time I will stay hydrated and let my Dad do more of the work reeling in the big fish. Jack G
thegman1975 Rochester, New York Visited July 2016
Meet the Captains
Owner and Operator, Captain Jeff Fay, has been fishing in Kona, Hawaii for giant blue marlin for over 50 years. In addition to his numerous decades of knowledge and experience he has collected in Kona, Captain Jeff has operated several sportfishing charter boats for owners worldwide.
Captain Jeff 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, Captain Jeff and Peter chartered the Humdinger out of Kona until the mid 1980’s when Capt. Jeff bought out partner Peter B. Wright and then briefly partnered with globetrotting big game angler Jerry Dunaway. Shortly thereafter, Captain Jeff purchased Jerry’s remaining interest in the Humdinger and has been operating sportfishing charters on the Big Island of Hawaii in Kona from this classic Rybovich ever since.
Captain Jeff has enjoyed a rich and successful career in the big game sportfishing community. After capturing his first “Grander” in 1972, Captain 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 he 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 Jeff is the only Five Time Winner of the prestigious 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 in Hawaii with his son Brett who now Co-Captains the Humdinger along side his father.
Co-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 in Hawaii and boat handling from his father Captain 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 in Kona with his guests and clients.