What to Bring to a Fishing Charter Trip in Hawaii

We recommend you bring

  • lunch
  • beverages (no glass, please)
  • video camera
  • sunscreen
  • polarized sunglasses
  • warm jacket

We will provide:

  • An ice cooler for your food
  • All the fishing equipment
  • No fishing license is required

Do not bring bananas

Back in the days of the sailing ships, sailors ate fruit to prevent an onset of scurvy. Bananas would ripen and spoil faster than most fruit. The bug larvae in the skin would hatch and infest not just the other fruit but the entire ship itself. It was deemed unfit for sailing ships. Any mention of bananas was seen as a bad omen and would spell misfortune for the voyage.

Motion sickness?

This is NOT medical advice: Those susceptible to motion sickness, taking motion sickness medication the night before can help, but don’t do so without discussing it with your doctor first. Please discuss with your physician or health care practitioner. This is not medical advice.

A Note To Our Valued Customers

Communication is vital to the success of your big game fishing charter.

Two things you need to do:

  1. When you arrive on the island, give us a contact phone number, where you can be reached.
  2. Contact us the afternoon before your scheduled charter.

We start preparing the boat for your charter the prior evening. The morning of your charter, we start getting the boat ready at 3:00 AM. It would be nice to know if you will be showing up. If you don’t call, we won’t prepare the boat since this involves perishables.

We constantly track the weather. It is crucial to keep informed of the forecasted conditions and other possible changes that can come up. Call us the day before to make sure the ocean conditions are favorable and we are all set to go.

We need to set a starting time so we know when to expect you at the dock. In addition, I need to be sure no bananas are smuggled aboard.

We want to show you the best Hawaii deep sea fishing has to offer. A little communication goes a long ways to making things run well.