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Private Boat Charter (For up to 4 people) $936 USD
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This fishing charter is perfect for beginners and seasoned anglers alike. The crew in Hilo is truly invested in making sure your experience is fun, safe, and memorable!

What makes this fishing charter stand out is the experienced and attentive captain and crew. Just a short drive from Hilo's cruise ship port sits a boat harbor where you'll begin your fishing adventure! This fishing charter is one of the few in East Hawaii, so you can expect to be out on uncrowded, Big Island waters.

The captain's vast knowledge of the waters up and down the East coast of Hawaii makes for a once in a lifetime experience. You'll be guided along the shores of Hilo, Wainaku, Paukaa, and Papaikou where the best fishing spots await.

With a powerful 300 hp Yanmar engine, you will get to several fishing spots in a timely manner, ensuring you get the most out of your day. If needed, the crew can assist you in setting up your equipment under a shade top, so you can stay cool while you fish. You have the opportunity to catch Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Tuna, and more.

You'll feel safe and sound with the captain and crew as they carry all necessary safety gear including life jackets and first-aid equipment. The entire crew is also CPR-trained.

At the end of your charter, the crew will clean and vacuum pack your catches at the dock for you to take home and enjoy as a meal. This is truly an unforgettable experience!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • 4 hour fishing adventure on a 28 foot boat
  • Services of an experienced captain and crew
  • Professional gear and top quality bait
  • Light snacks and local juices
  • Licenses and taxes
  • Opportunity to vacuum seal your catches to take home

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4 hrs)
  • 1:00 PM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• You'll need to take a taxi, Uber or Lyft to the meeting point. The ride is approximately 5-10 minutes from the cruise ship pier. If you're staying at a hotel, consult with the concierge to see how long the ride will be and how much it will cost.
• All necessary fishing equipment will be provided by the crew.
• We suggest bringing a towel, swimsuit, jacket, hat, sunglasses, and reef safe sunscreen.
• Participants who suffer from motion sickness should take medication prior to arriving at the dock (as directed in the label).
• Local juices and light snacks are included in tour cost.


• There is a maximum of 4 people for this tour.
• Participants must be at least 12 years of age.
• Not suitable for those with neck or back injuries, asthma, or other medical related issues.
• Guests who are pregnant should consult with their physician prior to booking.
• Every day may be a fishing day, but not necessarily a catching day. Catching fish is not guaranteed.