Fishing from a Boat off Maui

Your first decision is whether to charter a boat for just your own group (family or friends), or whether to share a boatwith people you don’t know.  Each fishing boat holds about six people (plus the crew), and most boats require a minimum of four people to book a fishing excursion.

Trips last most of the day (6 to 8 hours), though the last boat listed below has 4-hour trips.  Boats with more amenities (speed, air conditioning, two bathrooms, TV) cost more.  Reservations are necessary.

Big fish you may catch off the shores of Maui include marlin, tuna, wahoo, and mahi-mahi.  Smaller fish you may catch if you choose shallow water bottom fishing (instead of deep sea fishing) include barracuda, trigger fish, grey snapper and others.

See below for a discussion of some of the companies offering fishing boats from Maui.   Or click for more things to do on Maui.

Fishing Boats – Details and differences to help you decide (links below include photos of most of the listed boats)

NOTE:  all of these boats are charters, but most will arrange for you to share the boat with others if your group is not large enough (4 to 6 people) to charter the whole boat for yourself.

Strike Zone
43 feet.  Departs from Maalaea.
One of the few boats that can take over six passengers.
Strike zone sportfishing details, prices, or reservations
Strike zone bottom fishing and sportfishing combo details, prices, or reservations

43 feet.  Departs from Maalaea.
Rascal charters fishing details, prices, or reservations
Rascal private fishing details, prices, or reservations

31 feet.  Departs from Kaanapali.
Desperado details, prices, or reservations

41 feet.  Departs from Lahaina.
Hinatea details, prices, or reservations

Lucky Strike II
50 feet.  Departs from Lahaina.
This is one of the largest sport fishing boats on Maui and one of the few that can take more than six passengers.
Lucky Strike II details, prices, or reservations

Aloha Blue Charters Hokua
40 feet.  Departs from Maalaea. This is for 4-hour bottom fishing excursions (for smaller fish) instead of the longer deep-sea fishing trips of the other boats.
Aloha Blue Charters Hokua details, prices, or reservations

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