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Start Me Up, Sport Fishing

Address: Lahaina Harbor, Slip #12, Lahaina, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-667-2774
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Ranked #127 of 172 Activities in Lahaina
Owner description: Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom...
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Sun - Sat 2:30 am - 7:30 pm
Owner description: Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'! Join us aboard one of Start Me Up Sport Fishing's 42-ft. custom sportfishers and have a hand at catching the fish of a lifetime. We provide all of the equipment you need while out on the azure blue waters of Maui - bait and tackle, ice chests, Coast Guard licensed and certified captains and deckhands with decades of experience fishing Hawaiian waters. The only things you need to bring are sunscreen, beverages (no glass bottles) and a few snacks. We offer a variety of Maui fishing trips including 2,4,6,8 and 9-hour trips. Call us today to book your Maui fishing adventure!
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

4 hour trip. Crew members: Killer & Marlin. They were both very nice. It seems like they tried very hard to get everyone a fish but only 1/3 people on the boat caught a fish. Even stayed out an extra half hour. Boat was clean and we did see some whales along the way as well as the beautiful coast... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was our third visit to Maui and our second fishing trip. We were told to be at the marina at 5:30 for a 6:00 AM start. Capt didn't arrive until 5:45. The weather hadn't been great so we had limited possibilities about where he could takes us, but we weren't told this until the end of the trip. He... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Burnt out sea captains should stick to the Aina. I'm so disappointed to have referred a fisherman to your excursion...they treated him like he was an idiot and wouldn't let him touch the poles. Not to mention, here we have this beautiful ocean and the captain only drove straight out and back and refused to let them enjoy the whales..... More 

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Bishop, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We booked this fishing adventure to surprise our 10 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves to fish! taught by her 82year old grandfather who we also surprised. We were treated like family,it was a day she/we will never forget. Trimester & Chris were the best! Making sure that everyone was informed and knew exactly what to do. We were... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I booked with these guys as my boy found it. Read some reviews good and bad. Trusted the good ones "big mistake". As a small group of 4 we chose the private 4 hour tour as first timers as were not sure if the kids or adults could hand the motion of the ocean. "They were fine and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I did the 3/4 day tour today leaving around 530am. Everything that was promised in the confirmation email, they delivered on. It was $200 plus tip and I had a wonderful time--even though we didn't catch anything. Had several Mahi bite but couldn't real em in. Brought beers, hung out with Ron and Tim and enjoyed myself out on the... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We took the 9 hour tour that leaves at 2:30am but it was well worth it! Captain Johnny was great he put us on tons of fish. Our group caught 4 mahi mahi, 17 tuna and 1 Ono! This was our second time fishing on The Action and each time the crew has been great, our first trip was almost... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fishing was dead, but the boat, crew, and weather made it a great day. Crew worked very hard to find fish, and to make it a great charter for the clients. Some have complained about the fish policy. I thought it was perfectly up front - the fisherman has every right to the fish, but the crew counts on fish... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Was in Hawaii for my daughter's wedding and decided to go fishing with a group of family and friends, five in total. While I had done a few online reviews I did not reserve a charter before arriving. On Saturday I was able to book a 1/2 day charter for Monday morning through the activities desk at the Hyatt. "Start... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were unfortunate enough to decide to go out with these guys on an 8 hour trip. It should have been an excellent day out on the water but instead we got to witness how greedy the locals from Maui are and how unprofessional this charter company is. We were booked on a shared trip and happened to be on... More 

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ManagerLahaina, Manager at Start Me Up, Sport Fishing, responded to this review

The 3 other customers that shared the charter with you are not from the islands, they were return visitors from California who have fished with us every year for the past 10 years. At the beginning of your trip the deck hand assigned everyone a rod number. There is no distinction between groups, only individuals. Everyone had an equal chance,... More 

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