Fishing boat on the water

Best Honolulu Fishing Charters for Deep Sea Sport Fishing

Don’t let the New Year come and go while your dreams are still unfulfilled, regretting the things you didn’t do. Instead, make the next year count and embark on a deep-sea fishing charter adventure in Honolulu! 

Enjoy the beauty of Hawaii’s waters and experience the thrill of fishing with experienced crew and captains. You can customize your trip to your needs with a range of options to choose from, whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert angler. 

Make unforgettable memories and have a life-changing experience – explore the depths of Honolulu’s deep-sea fishing. You can start planning your trip today!

10 Best Fishing Charters in Honolulu 2023

These are the top 10 best fishing boat tours in 2023:

  1. Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing
  2. Ohana Yachts
  3. Sea Verse 3
  4. Five Star Sportfishing Hawaii
  5. Jigging Honolulu
  6. Aikane Sport Fishing
  7. SurReel Charters
  8. Play N Hooky
  9. Ohana Fun Fishing
  10. Tradewind Charters

Honolulu is a premier fishing destination known as “The Big Pineapple” for its beautiful beaches, azure blue waters, and great weather year-round. 

The island provides the perfect conditions for fishing, and some of the world’s largest fish are here. 

Choose the type of fishing you prefer:

  • The reefs offer bottom fishing for Triggerfish, Grouper, and Snapper; join a deep sea fishing charter to hunt Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Spearfish.
  • Explore the flats for Bonefish, Barracuda, Jacks, and Ladyfish
  • Or enjoy inshore fishing for Trevally.

Kewalo Basin Harbor, Ala Wai Harbor, and Waikiki Beach are the perfect places to start your fishing adventure and discover the best boat tours and the top fishing charters in Honolulu for 2023.

The famous Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Honolulu fishing charters cost?

The prices are $200-300 per person for a half-day or full-day shared charter or $1000-1500 for a private charter.

Which fishing tours in Honolulu are the best for families?

We recommend private charters for families of four to six people. If you have smaller kids, shorter trips of 2-4 hours are ideal, as fishing requires patience. Ask the captains and crew to mix it with other activities to keep the children entertained or vary the fishing spots for a unique experience. 

Which are the best private fishing charters in Honolulu?

sportfishing boat

The top three are Oahu Pelagic Sportfishing, Ohana Yachts, and Sea Verse 3.

Which fish are common in Honolulu?

Fish commonly found around Honolulu include Ahi, Aku, Pacific Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Trevally, Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Shark, and Sailfish, to name a few.

Which Honolulu Fishing charters are the best for avoiding crowds?

man fishing on private boat

Private deep-sea fishing charters are your best bet to avoid crowds and enjoy peace and solitude.

With experienced captains, you can venture further into the ocean to find more secluded fishing spots.

Do I need to bring any fishing equipment to Honolulu fishing charters, or is it included?

fishing rods

You can leave all your equipment at home, as the fishing charters will include everything you need for fishing.

You should bring food or snacks, water or beverages, and sunscreen.

What time of the year is best for fishing in Honolulu?

The best time of year depends on what type of fish you want to catch. January and February are great for Striped Marlin, April and May for Mahi Mahi, June through August for Blue Marlin, various Tuna species, and Wahoo, and September through December for a variety of fish. Whatever your preference, Honolulu is abundant with fish the whole year.

How many people can join a Honolulu Fishing Charter? 

woman fishing

Most boats with less than 100 gross tons can take up to six passengers, and a regular trip has four to six. The US Coast Guard regulates the maximum number of passengers based on the size and weight of the vessel and its safety equipment. These laws ensure the safety of all fishing tourists.

Do I need a fishing license in Honolulu?

No. Tourists don’t need a license to fish in the ocean off the shore of Honolulu. However, your captain should be aware of the few rules and regulations. Fishing in freshwater may require a license.

What other activities, tours, and trips are available in Honolulu?

snorkeling beach

There are many types of activities and tours in Honolulu. From snorkeling and sailing to shark diving and whale watching. Take in the island’s beauty with a sightseeing tour, explore the wildlife with a hiking or wildlife tour, and learn about the culture and history with a plantation or cultural and historical tour. Plus, remember to check out the festivals.

What are other people saying about Honolulu’s Fishing Charters and Boat Trips?

We went on a full-day trip and had a great time. We saw plenty of sharks and sea turtles in the three hours we were on the water, and I caught a beautiful Hawaiian Mahi fish.

May L.

Experienced captain and crew. The boat was clean and comfortable. The weather and views of the island from a distance were fantastic.

Mandy Y.

We went on a shared charter and caught a giant marlin. The staff was friendly and helpful. No regrets.

Stephanie L.

Might be the best trip I have ever had, with so many memorable moments and great fun. The highlight was catching a fish we took back and ate in the restaurant in the evening.

Debora J.

Similar Posts