Every Maui deep sea fishing aficionado knows the adrenaline rush of a fish-strike: the high-pitched whine of the line uncoiling from the reel, the scramble to strap into the fighting chair, and the first glimpse of a silver adversary behind the boat. Few experiences compare to the exhilaration of finding yourself at the end of a fishing line attached to a Pacific Blue Marlin.
Maui's deep sea fishing charters usually depart from either Lahaina or Maalaea Harbors. These fishing charters come in 4 hour, 6 hour or 8 hour tours and can be either "share boats" where you go out with other anglers or "private charters" in which you rent the entire boat for yourself and your party.
After heading out, you'll visit some of the finest fishing grounds in the world as you troll the offshore waters of Maui, Lanai and Kahoolawe. Relax comfortably in a fully-outfitted, 40-foot plus sport fisher as the captain and crew search for signs of fish. On any given day you may encounter all the classic big game trophy fish including Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Short-billed Spearfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Mahi-Mahi (dorado), and Ono (wahoo).
You may also try a morning or afternoon bottom fishing charter. Frequently caught species include snapper, trevally, wrass, sea bass and shark. Bottom fishing anglers are invited to keep their catch. All equipment, fishing licenses, instruction and ice are provided by the boat.