Fishing on Maui

Updated on:
November 23, 2021

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Maui Fishing Charter

Boat Fishing from Various Maui Harbors

Your first decision is whether to charter a boat for just your own group (family or friends), or whether to share a boat with 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, triggerfish, 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.

Or if you just want to fish from shore, you can rent fishing tackle and get answers to all your questions at All About Fish 808-669-1710.

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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.

Steady Pressure

Private charters out of Maalaea Harbor for sport fishing.

Maui Fun Charters

Join 2 brothers from Maalaea on some of the most popular fishing boats in all of Hawaii.

Strike Zone

43 feet.  Departs from Maalaea. One of the few boats that can take over six passengers.


43 feet.  Departs from Maalaea.


41 feet.  Departs from Lahaina.

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.

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.

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